Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Senators Query AT&T CEO on Michael Cohen Payments, White House Contacts

John Oliver Last Week Tonight John Oliver takes a hard look at Micheal Cohen’s attempt to cash in on his ties to Donald Trump
Russell Knight | 15 May, 2018, 14:43

Michael Cohen, the subject of a federal investigation, has come under fire for his successful attempts to profit from his longtime representation of Trump and as his "fixer".

Wyden wants Novartis to "provide details and supporting documents explaining their business arrangement", commenting that the deal happened at the same time that "the company was negotiating with Medicare on pricing for a drug that costs almost half-a-million dollars to treat cancer".

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece about how immediately after the 2016 elections, Michael Cohen would pitch companies to hire him as a consultant because he had the president's ear. The president has denied Ms. Clifford's claims.

Although AT&T's statements were meant to distance itself from Mr. Cohen and the arrangement on Friday, they also provided insight into how companies like AT&T operate in Washington during the Trump era. The company said it quickly determined that Cohen's firm was unable to provide the services it anticipated, but was contractually obligated to keep paying Cohen's firm through February 2018.

The payments have come under unusual scrutiny because because they were made into a DE shell company through which Cohen paid hush money to a porn-star who said she had an affair with Trump.

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"The information available thus far raises serious questions about Novartis" business practices and the measures the company took to gain favourable treatment from the Trump administration, ' the senator wrote. They pulled out of the Iran deal, which may turn out to be catastrophic.

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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". It was through Essential Consultants that AT&T retained Mr. Cohen.

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.

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