Reporter: Then why did Michael Cohen make those if there was no truth to her allegations?
Avenatti now represents Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, in her battle to be released from a nondisclosure agreement she made with Cohen ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.
He had told Cohen that Qatar was interested in investing in Trump's planned infrastructure projects for the U.S., when the lawyer said he could help Doha find projects to sponsor, in exchange for $1 million up front.
Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG said it had paid Cohen almost $1.2 million; US telecommunications company AT&T Inc said it made payments of $600,000; and South Korea's Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd said it hired him for $150,000.
"Things that stand out as abnormal, like documents being removed from a system, are of grave concern to me", the whistleblower told journalist Ronan Farrow, who first reported on the missing SARs in the New Yorker. According to Avenatti, the two women's claims followed the same pattern as Clifford's: an alleged intimate affair with the president became a payoff from Cohen.
Cohen was working on the Trump Tower Moscow project as late as May 2016, the communications show, when he previously told Congress he stopped working on it in January of that year. The payment to Daniels was made via a limited-liability company, Essential Consultants, which Cohen had set up in 2016.
Mr Michael Cohen allegedly paid US$130,000 in hush money to porn star Stormy
Vice President Mike Pence in his discloser form said that he had more than United States dollars 100,000 in student loans for his children and USD 15,000 as credit-debit debt.
More recently, former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani - newly hired as part of Trump's legal team - said in interviews that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the payment.
Five former government officials and experts on financial crime told The Washington Post that access to reports on the president's former attorney could have been restricted over concern they were particularly vulnerable to leaking.
Meanwhile, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics has filed a complaint against Trump. "This is not relevant to the Trump presidency in any serious legal or political way", Fleischer said.
The disclosure shows millions in 2017 income from rents, licences, book and television royalties, company shares, hotel management fees and golf courses, with interests from India to Dubai.
Shaub, who served as the ethics czar during President Barack Obama's second term, noted that Apol's letter to Rosenstein is tantamount to a "criminal referral".
Yanny or Laurel? For Trump the question is not so simple
So what is the final answer ? In the video, one can hear a male operator saying one word, "Yanny" or "Laurel" . "It's laurel, but I could deflect and divert to yanny if you need me too", Conway said.
The Teachers March is already rattling NC Republicans
Thousands of teachers have gathered in front of the North Carolina Legislative Building where the route of their march ends. Berger also blamed "politically motivated rhetoric and misinformation" for criticism of lawmakers' public school decisions.
Israeli airstrikes target militant sites in Gaza
Many Palestinians say they only hope to draw attention to the worsening conditions under Israel's blockade. Embassy to Jerusalem, assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League, Hossam Zaki, previously stated.