Company connected with Russian autocracy gave Michael Cohen $ 500,000. The assertion was modeled in a research document drafted and posted online by Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic film actor known as Stormy Daniels, who professed she was paid in 2016 to consent not to divulge that she had sex with Trump.
Cohen was said by Avenatti to have accepted $500,000 along a US associate of the Renova investment group possessed by Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian billionaire intently allied with Putin who was placed under permission by the US government last month.
An attorney for the Renova integration, Columbus Nova, said it appointed Cohen as a business consultant and that Vekselberg was not included in the payments. Cohen, his attorney, and the Republican National Committee – for which Cohen is a deputy finance chairman – refused to answer to plea for comment.
Avenatti’s document said the money was disbursed to Essential Consultants, the aforesaid company Cohen used to pay a $130,000 deal to purchase Clifford’s silence in October 2016. The document mentioned Essential also obtained funds from other major companies, some of which possessed business prior to the federal government.
AT&T, the telecoms corporation, established it had disbursed payments to Cohen’s firms in 2017 for “insights into understanding the new administration”. Vekselberg has apparently been interviewed by probing officials working for Robert Muller, the special counsel advocating professed conspiracy between Russia and Trump’s team during the 2016 election campaign.