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Michael Cohen Took Cash From Russian Oligarch After Election

The Daily Beast can confirm that Donald Trumps personal lawyer Michael Avenatti, porn actress dossier published by Avenatti on Tuesday evening, Vekselberg and his cousin Mr. Andrew Intrater routed eight payments to Mr. Cohen through a company named Columbus Nova LLC beginning in January 2017 and continuing until at least August 2017. The funds, Avenatti suggested, may have been used to reimburse Cohen for the $130,000 hush payment made to Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump. Intrater was also a donor to the Republican…

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Michael Cohen Took Cash From Oligarch-Connected Firm After Election

The Daily Beast can confirm that Donald Trumps personal lawyer Michael Avenatti, porn actress dossier published by Avenatti on Tuesday evening, Vekselberg and his cousin Mr. Andrew Intrater routed eight payments to Mr. Cohen through a company named Columbus Nova LLC beginning in January 2017 and continuing until at least August 2017. The funds, Avenatti suggested, may have been used to reimburse Cohen for the $130,000 payment made to Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump. Intrater was also a donor to the Republican National…

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What Did AT&T Want From Michael Cohen?

Everyone knows Washington is a swamp filled with snakes and influence peddlers. And few believed President Trump would do much to change that, despite his "drain the swamp" battle cry. In fact, one could argue he has done much since taking office to encourage influence peddling. He refused to put his assets in a blind trust or release his tax returns. That means he can know which people, businesses, and countries that want something from him as president are also supporting him as a businessman. And even though he has…

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Judge Hands Defeat to Trump and Cohen Over FBI Raid: Youve Miscited the Law

President Donald Trump and his longtime attorney Michael Cohen both lost a court challenge related to the FBIs seizure of Cohens documents they both claim are protected by attorney-client privilege. Cohen had asked a federal judge for The materials seized by FBI agents from Cohens home, office, safety deposit box, and hotel room includes documents relating to communications with the president of the United States covered by the attorney-client privilege, Cohens lawyer, Todd Harrison, said in Mondays letter to Wood. Prosecutors have said that they went to extreme lengths to…

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