Based AT&T calls hiring of Michael Cohen a "big mistake"

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Based AT&T calls hiring of Michael Cohen a "big mistake"

Wyden said that of the lobbying firms the Swiss drugmaker paid during the first 15 months of the Trump administration, no single firm was paid more than $300,000, while Cohen's firm was paid that amount each quarter for one year.

In its post-trial brief filed on May 3, AT&T-Time Warner's attorneys said that they have not abandoned their "selective enforcement defense", or the idea that they were unfairly targeted. The Justice Department has denied politics played any role in the lawsuit.

"Whatever lobbying was done didn't reach the president", he added.

Novartis hired Cohen's consulting firm in 2017 to provide insight on Trump's health-care plans.

It said: 'I lost all my contacts as I had to get a new phone, ' he wrote Davidson.

The AT&T-Time Warner deal, a so-called "vertical merger" among companies that do not compete, is the kind that has historically enjoyed typical regulatory approval. The company says it had one meeting with Cohen, decided he couldn't deliver the anticipated services and didn't meet with him again.

Trump has always been a vocal opponent of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, apparently in part because of his antipathy for Time Warner-owned CNN, which he has labeled "fake news" for its negative coverage of him.

In the HuffPost interview, Giuliani was seemingly trying to defend the president against any suggestion that Michael Cohen improperly influenced the administration after the revelation that Cohen, Trump's longtime personal attorney, was paid large sums of money by AT&T and several other corporate clients.

By January 2017, Quinn and Stephenson were at Trump Tower in NY for a meeting with the president-elect.

Stephenson said Quinn plans to retire, but people familiar with the matter told the Journal that the policy chief was forced to leave.

In the latest email Avenatti has unearthed, from February 22, 2018, Cohen is pushing Daniels' prior attorney, Keith Davidson, not to share the hush agreement Daniels reached with Donald Trump with anyone, absent Cohen's permission.

But Quinn appeared to recognize that the Cohen deal was a mistake, according to another person who spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely discuss Quinn's situation.

Giuliani as a response to the challenge said to Business Insider that he wouldn't debate Avenatti because the lawyer was "pimping for money".

AT&T said this week it engaged with Essential Consultants past year so Cohen could provide "insights into understanding the new administration" and added the company did not lobby for the telecommunications giant. Cohen did not respond to requests for comment.

Before taking office Trump tried to present a more open mind, telling Axios he hadn't yet "seen the facts" and that they would be "presented to me and to the people within the government".

The payments are a big problem for the president, who promised during his campaign to fight influence peddling.

AT&T was visited by the special investigator Robert Mueller's team six months ago to ask questions about Cohen, but it did not reveal its relationship until it was revealed for them by Daniels' attorney, Micheal Avenetti.