That's the money line from an internal memo sent around by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson as the telecom giant has gotten pulled into the legal saga of Michael Cohen after it was revealed the company paid Cohen $600,000 previous year for "insights and understanding the new administration".
What's worse, Cohen's attorneys say, Avenatti appears to have some of Cohen's actual financial records and made sensitive information available to the public - including Cohen's dealings with clients like AT&T and Novartis.
A source close to AT&T said the contract between Cohen and AT&T specifically stated that the work was not to include lobbying.
Sanders was asked Friday about Michael Cohen's payments from blue chip companies, including AT&T, which sought advice on its proposed purchase of Time Warner.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Daniels hired Avenatti to sue Cohen and Trump to escape that agreement. Avenatti would not say how he obtained the information. Avenatti published a report Tuesday describing the millions of dollars a shell company set up in Cohen's name had received.
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Avenatti mocked Giuliani in a tweet, telling the former New York City mayor "I'm not the only "pimp" you have experience with" while linking to a comedy sketch Trump and Giuliani performed in 2000 in which Giuliani wore drag. And "beefcake lawyer" Michael Avenatti is hot, Klepper said.
Cohen's political payments, which also came from Novartis and Korea Aerospace Industries, have been increasingly scrutinized in recent days and may attract the attention of investigators. The Washington team had hired Cohen under a one-year contract that paid $50,000 a month. It also depicts what amounted to an influence business in which Cohen may have essentially acted as a lobbyist based on his relationship with Trump.
Stephenson's note followed the revelation that the company had paid Cohen $600,000 to advise on the $85.4 billion merger with Time Warner and other regulatory matters.
On Wednesday, two lawmakers - Democratic Sens.
Word of the investigation comes from Rich Delmar, general counsel for the department's inspector general. The Washington Post first reported the investigation.
Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to once again decry news coverage about him. Similarly, he says he knows nothing about wire transfers from Hungary, and says he couldn't have possibly made wire transfers from a Taiwanese bank account to a Bank of America account because he's never been to Taiwan and has never had an account with B of A. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor the author can guarantee such accuracy.