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Cohen’s $600,000 deal with AT&T specified he would advise on Time Warner merger, internal company records show - The Washington Post





"Three days after President Trump was sworn into office, the telecom giant AT&T turned to his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for help on a wide portfolio of issues pending before the federal government — including the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.



The internal documents reveal for the first time that Cohen’s $600,000 deal with AT&T specified that he would provide advice on the $85 billion merger, which required the approval of federal antitrust regulators.



Trump had voiced opposition to the merger during the presidential campaign, and his administration ultimately opposed the AT&T effort. The Department of Justice filed suit in November to block the deal, and that case is pending.



Cohen’s deals with AT&T and other corporate clients were first revealed this week by an attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, but the new documents obtained by The Post offered greater detail about his arrangement with the telecom company and the type of work he had been hired to perform..."



Cohen’s $600,000 deal with AT&T specified he would advise on Time Warner merger, internal company records show - The Washington Post

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