More Senate Dems Call For Cohen Payment Info From AT&T, Novartis

Danny Woods
May 18, 2018

Meanwhile, the ranking Democrat on the Senate health and pensions committee, Patty Murray, has also launched an investigation of Novartis paying millions of dollars for apparent access to the Trump administration.

"Michael is a hustler", Cuban said.

The specific health-industry firm was not immediately clear. It hasn't commented on how much was paid to Cohen's firm.

'With the recent change in administration, Novartis believed that Michael Cohen could advise the company as to how the Trump administration might approach certain U.S. healthcare policy matters, including the Affordable Care Act, ' Novartis said.

Cuban's comment comes days after Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, published documents showing some of Cohen's post-presidential election financial dealings. AT&T confirmed it all and said it was all a big mistake.

"That is a little bit weird, because lawyers don't generally pitch themselves by offering up info on their other clients", Oliver said.

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The companies, which sought his proximity to and knowledge of Trump, paid Cohen more than $1.2 million through his shell company, Essential Consultants LLC.

"I don't know who's been representing you, but you should fire them all".

In a letter to Cohen, Wyden stated that "the size and timings of these payments, as well as the accusation that Novartis continued the payments because canceling the contract "might have caused anger" to the President, deserve closer examination". He was occasionally successful: Swiss drugmaker Novartis shelled out a staggering $1.2 million for his esteemed services, while AT&T paid something like $600,000, and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs paid $500,000 for the privilege of adding Cohen to their roster.

"These days, Trump aide says something terrible isn't really news; it's just an assumed fact, like gravity, or the fact that Young Sheldon will someday grow up and look nothing like Jim Parsons, and then all hell will break loose because the world can't handle an inconsistency like that". "The truth will prevail and will ultimately be proven in court and not by pundits".

In one instance, Trump reportedly called Cohen to complain about a breakfast the lawyer had with Cuban, The Journal reported last month.

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