CNN: Trump Failure to Disclose Cohen Payments Last Year Raises Red Flags, Experts Say
Donald Trump's fresh acknowledgment this week that he reimbursed his lawyer Michael Cohen more than $100,000 in 2017 is raising red flags with ethics experts about why the President withheld information from the public about those payments last year.
Former OGE director and CNN contributor Walter Shaub said the letter to the Justice Department raised eyebrows.
"Apol's decision to release his referral letter was actually quite aggressive," Shaub said. "His letter is as formal as anything OGE has ever sent DOJ. Most OGE referrals are just informal calls or emails."