Walter Shaub @waltshaub former Director of @OfficeGovEthics now with @CREWcrew personal account - views are my own May. 16, 2018 1 min read

Donald Trump's financial disclosure report has been released and discloses the debt to Cohen that was not reported in last year's report.

On the cover page, OGE disagrees with Trump's claim that the debt is not reportable but indicates that all required information is included in this report. That means that the information was required to be reported last year.

In turn, that means that Trump committed a crime if the omission was "knowing and willful." Trump may be wondering today whether the information DOJ seized from Cohen's office included any emails or other documents showing he knew of the debt when he filed last year's report.

It's not clear whether the courts will let DOJ use the information is seized. Still, it may have some people feeling nervous today.

Somebody also needs to ask Rudy Giuliani why he said Trump paid $460,000 to Cohen for the Stormy Daniels payment and possibly others. That statement does not match what Trump disclosed in the financial disclosure report that OGE released today.


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