Stormy’s Lawyer Just Revealed That Russians Reimbursed Michael Cohen For Hush Money Payment

On Tuesday, Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti took to Twitter to reveal that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen received $500,000 in the months after the 2016 presidential election from a company run by a Russian oligarch with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Avenatti, the money may have been used to reimburse the $130,000 payment Cohen made to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, to stay quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

Avenatti left a link to a report which states that the bank account Cohen used to make the payment to Stormy Daniels was made in the name of the company Cohen created to transfer the money to the adult film actress: Essential Consultants, LLC.

According to Avenatti, Cohen’s account received around $500,000 in payments from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and that happened between January to August 2017. That’s after Trump was sworn in, by the way.

“Mr. Cohen inexplicably accepted these payments while he was the personal attorney to the President and holding himself out at times as employed by the Trump Organization (with few other clients),” the report states.

“This was occurring at the same time significant questions were being raised relating to (a) the involvement of Russia and Vladimir Putin in the 2016 Presidential Election and (b) the extent of the relationship between Mr. Putin and Mr. Trump.”

The Russian oligarch, Viktor Vekselberg, was recently questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller. Why is the personal attorney for the ‘president’ of the U.S. taking vast sums of money from a Russian oligarch? This looks really bad.

Update:

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have questioned the Russian oligarch about the $500,000 in payments his company’s US affiliate made to Michael Cohen. Also, CNN reports that investigators also asked Vekselberg about donations the head of his US affiliate made to Donald Trump’s inaugural fund and campaign funds.


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