AT&T Paid Michael Cohen’s Firm for ‘Insights’ Into Trump Administration

AT&T acknowledged on Tuesday that it sent money to Michael Cohen’s limited-liability company so that it could receive “insights” about the Trump administration. The revelation comes after The Daily Beast confirmed that a firm controlled by a Vladimir Putin-aligned Russian oligarch also paid Cohen’s firm. The LLC was the entity that paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels as part of a hush-money agreement to ensure that she would stay silent about an alleged affair with President Donald Trump. Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, alleged earlier Tuesday that AT&T made four payments of $50,000 each to the LLC. AT&T also said the LLC “did no legal work for us, and the contract ended in December 2017.”