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.
At the same time, prosecutors are investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, possible campaign law violations linked to a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, and perhaps other matters related to Trump's presidential campaign, a person familiar with the probe has said.
Cohen has acknowledged paying Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Daniels' attorney argues that the contract was invalid because Trump never signed it, and alleges that Cohen falsely accused her of lying.
The revelation comes in Trump's personal financial disclosure report, which he filed Tuesday with the Office of Government Ethics, and which the OGE officially certified and released to the public Wednesday afternoon.
Qatar turned down Mr Cohen's offer, made weeks before Mr Trump's inauguration, the Post said, citing several people with knowledge of the situation. A footnote in tiny type on page 45 of the 92 page document says the president "fully reimbursed" Cohen for "expenses" ranging from $100,001 to $250,000.
Sater, who was born in the Soviet Union, worked for the Trump Organization in the mid-2000s, helping the company build hotels in Florida and NY.
Mr Cohen, whose records relating to the settlement were seized in an FBI raid last month, is now reportedly under criminal investigation.
Mr Trump had previously disputed whether he was aware of the payment by Mr Cohen and whether he reimbursed him. Neither attended the closed-door session, and "I stood outside in the hall", Rumaihi said, as the delegation went in.
He has also baited Team Trump and the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, regularly mocking the former mayor on TV and Twitter and questioning his legal skills.
It is now known that Cohen solicited major corporations for high-dollar "consulting" services via Essential Consultants LLC after Trump's 2016 election.
Whether Trump committed a crime by not disclosing the Cohen payments past year is a matter of whether or not he purposely omitted them, according to experts. The disclosure was not included in Trump's 2017 filing.
Vice President Mike Pence has released his annual financial disclosure, reporting a pension plan from the state of IN worth between $500,000 and $1 million and credit card debt between $15,000 and $50,000.
"That is absolutely equivalent to a criminal referral, particularly because it's the Office of Government Ethics that decides what does or doesn't need to get reported", Noti, who is also former Associate General Counsel for the FEC, said.