United States senators launch probe of Novartis' payments to Trump lawyer

United States senators launch probe of Novartis' payments to Trump lawyer

The senators want to know the names of other consultants hired, whether requests were made for contacts between Cohen and Trump, and whether any of the payments ever were received by Trump. When you review the facts of the payments and who made those payments to Cohen, there is no escaping the reality that is potentially very ugly.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said last week that it was a mistake to hire Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, as a consultant after it was revealed the company may have paid him $600,000 past year.

Were any laws broken by either Cohen or these corporations giving money to Cohen? The questions come after Stephenson admitted in an email to employees last week that AT&T had entered a consulting contract with Cohen to "help us understand how the President and his administration might approach a wide range of policy issues important to the company, including regulatory reform at the FCC, corporate tax reform and antitrust enforcement".

Three Democratic senators are asking AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson for more information about the telecom giant's contract with President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen.

On reports of drug manufacturer Novartis saying they had decided not to continue engaging with Cohen after just one meeting-even though they were in a deal with him worth over a million dollars-Oliver said "they basically paid a million dollars not to talk to Michael Cohen".

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Novartis has said it fully cooperated in providing information requested by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller as he probes suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election won by Trump.

John Oliver takes a hard look at Micheal Cohen's attempt to cash in on his ties to Donald Trump.

"[Cohen is] a lawyer so shitty, he made Trump say: 'I need someone good, get me Rudy Giuliani,'" Oliver snarked. A federal judge ruled last month that a "special master" could review the materials seized before federal prosecutors got them in order to determine if any business documents or records were covered by attorney-client privilege.

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