Document Alleges Michael Cohen Received Millions of Dollars in Exchange for Access to Trump

Headline Roundup May 10th, 2018

Michael Cohen is under fire for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in payments from various corporations as well as a Russian oligarch in exchange for access to President Trump. He has admitted to some of the allegations, but says that several of the financial transactions actually involve a different Michael Cohen.

Document Alleges Michael Cohen Received Millions of Dollars in Exchange for Access to Trump

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Multiple media reports have confirmed details of Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti’s bombshell Tuesday claim that the Michael Cohen–affiliated shell company that paid Daniels $130,000 for her participation in a nondisclosure agreement—Essential Consultants LLC—later received large sums from companies that have been or could have been affected by Trump administration decisions. Those companies are now attempting to explain why they paid Cohen—or, that is, attempting to explain why they paid him without using the words bribery and/or cash-for-access contribution to a sleazy hush-money slush fund—and the results are, simply put,...

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From the Right
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The notion that payments to his personal lawyer might implicate President Donald Trump in wrongdoing was dealt a blow Wednesday by drug giant Novartis’ admission it received nothing for the more than $1 million paid to Michael Cohen.

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The document released this week that described millions of dollars' worth of payments to Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen is rife with inaccuracies and may have depended upon leaked or stolen information, attorneys for Cohen charge.

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