Trump files ethics disclosure, which could shed light on Stormy Daniels payment

The paperwork filed on Tuesday with the Office of Government Ethics could force Trump to reconcile, in writing, months of conflicting accounts from the president and his lawyers about what he knew about money changing hands with Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford. Details of the filing might not be publicly known for several weeks…

Under the Ethics in Government Act, the president must disclose outstanding debts of $10,000 owed during 2017, even if those loans were repaid the same year. That would include money he owed to Cohen, who has said he paid Daniels out of his own pocket in October 2016 in return for her silence about a relationship with Trump a decade earlier. The president has denied the relationship.

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