AT&T said that Cohen didn’t do any lobbying or legal work for them and that they ended the contract in December 2017.
Korea Aerospace also confirmed that they had paid $150,000 to Cohen in November 2017 for a business deal.
Something is Off
Senior director of the Campaign Legal Center, Larry Noble, said that the arrangement that Avenatti described certainly doesn’t look good.
Noble states that he can’t understand why someone would hire the President’s private attorney for such a thing when he is not in the administration.
Issues for Concern
- Why is an attorney supposedly handling non-legal affairs? Was Cohen acting on his own or did Trump consider him a general aide?
- Did the President know that Cohen was accepting funds from these companies?
- Did the President know about Cohen’s payment to Stormy Daniels?
- What did AT&T, Korea Aerospace, and others hope to gain from their dealings with Cohen?
- Does the supposed payment from a Russian billionaire help the state’s investigation concerning possible collusion between Trump and the Russian government?