The $100,000 was paid out in 2016 but was not reported in the president's disclosure past year.
President Donald Trump reported that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen for costs apparently incurred in paying adult film star Stormy Daniels for a non-disclosure agreement, according to a federally required annual financial disclosure form released by the Office of Government Ethics Wednesday.
Trump submitted the form on Tuesday, the deadline for administration employees to file their financial documents.
This year's document will provide a more robust accounting of Trump's finances, and the state of his businesses, 15 months into his White House tenure. The Washington Post reports, however, that in a letter the ethics office sent to Rod J. Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, David J. Arpol indicated that, in fact, "the payment is required to be reported as a liability", raising questions about the president's failure to report the payment in last year's disclosure.
It will also be scrutinized for any sign of the hush money payment made to Daniels.
The form will cover all of 2017 and some of 2018. It says Trump "fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017".
Trump's representatives said in the document that revealing the payments made to Cohen was not necessary by law, instead saying they were listing them "in the interest of transparency".
The Mar-a-Lago resort, where the president frequently escapes for winter weekends, collected more than $25 million last year, down from $37 million from last year's report.
Trump has been secretive about his personal finances. "As a co-signatory with our former CEO, I take personal responsibility to bring the public debate on this matter to an end", Mr. Ehrat said in a statement.