Cohen Texts Show Work On Trump Moscow Deal Lasted Through May 2016

Gladys Abbott
May 18, 2018

The document did not explicitly state what the payments were for.

The disclosure caps a series of contradictory statements from Trump and his representatives on the scandal swirling around lawyer Michael Cohen - which has widened to ensnare major corporations and a Russian oligarch.

Novartis announced that Felix Ehrat, group general counsel, will retire June 1 due to fallout from his decision to pay $1.2M to a shell company formed by Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer and "fixer".

But tucked away at the end of the New Yorker piece is an intriguing detail about information filed by other banks which raises key questions about the hush money deals Cohen struck with Daniels and others.

The payment by Cohen to Daniels was made in the final weeks before the 2016 presidential election, as part of a nondisclosure agreement meant to ensure that Daniels would not speak publicly about the alleged sexual encounter.

In an accompanying letter to the Justice Department, the head of the U.S. government ethics office, David Apol, questioned why Trump did not mention the repayment in his 2017 financial disclosure report.

"Mr Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr Trump fully reimbursed Mr Cohen in 2017", it said.

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After significant investigation, we have discovered that Mr. Trump's atty Mr. Cohen received approximately $500,000 in the mos. after the election from a company controlled by a Russian Oligarc with close ties to Mr. Putin.

Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime attorney, is facing renewed scrutiny over his business dealings - as the individual who touched off the controversy by leaking his financial records speaks out on why he did it.

The FBI raided the offices of Cohen last month, a move that Trump angrily denounced as a "disgrace" and "whole new level of unfairness". "I think that as the evidence rolls out over the coming months disclosures are going to be made that my client was not alone as relates to these payments".

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she had a tryst with Trump in 2006 while he was married. Reporter: Do you know where he got the money to make that payment? Neither attended the closed-door session, and "I stood outside in the hall", Rumaihi said, as the delegation went in.

Further, Giuliani has claimed that the payment was not funneled through a shell company, the newly registered DE shell company, Essential Consultants, even though it very clearly was, as evidenced by copies of the wire transfer.

A talent agency big has pitched a television show that would feature Stormy Daniel's lawyer Michael Avenatti and short-term White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci squaring off over the news of the day.

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