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Michael Avenatti said Thursday that his client Stormy Daniels is likely not the only former lover President Trump paid to keep silent about their rendezvous

Qatar declined the offer, which came a few days before a December 12 meeting that year at Trump Tower between the Persian Gulf state's foreign minister and Michael Flynn, who became Trump's first national security adviser, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Avenatti is the lawyer who is suing President Trump on behalf of porn star Stormy Daniels, who, in the walk-up to the election signed an NDA to not talk about her alleged affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

The president's failure to disclose that he repaid Cohen for the pre-election payout to Daniels has now been referred to the Department of Justice. The president denies the affair, and initially denied all knowledge of the payment, which Cohen has acknowledged was meant to stop her from going public with the allegations.

Avenatti claimed he's vetting the credible claims of two women who appear to be in the same boat as his client
Avenatti claimed he's vetting the credible claims of two women who appear to be in the same boat as his client

The ethics office had received a complaint, calling on it to investigate whether the payment to Mr Cohen should have been reported as a liability on President Trump's financial disclosure report for 2016.

Giuliani told The New York Times that Trump had paid Cohen about $460,000 or $470,000 in 2017 through a monthly retainer of $35,000, which he said included "incidental expenses".

The ethics disclosure said Mr Cohen sought reimbursement in 2017 for an expense he incurred in 2016. He watched news reports about the development of his case from a hotel room in Philadelphia last weekend and has told friends "I just can't take this anymore".

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Mr Trump had previously disputed whether he was aware of the payment by Mr Cohen and whether he reimbursed him. Although he did admit to the payment in a footnote filed this week, which he claims was unnecessary, but done anyway "in the interest of transparency", the original omission may be a criminal matter. Avenatti refused to discuss the timing of the payments specifically, but said "they may prove to be problematic" for Trump.

Trump listed the reimbursement to Cohen in his financial disclosure report.

The hush payment has been a source of controversy for Trump, who initially said on Air Force One that he was unaware of the payment to Clifford before acknowledging its existence in a series of Twitter posts this month.

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The financial form, however, did not explicitly say what the payments were for. He is pictured with Donald Trump and real estate developer Tevfik Arif, who was not involved in the Moscow project, at the September 2017 launch of Trump Soho.

The report also showed Trump earned between $230,000 and $1.1 million in capital gains income on stock in iPhone maker Apple, Caterpillar, Microsoft and Pepsico.

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