‘Therapy Goats’: Here Are The Things Fox News Aired Instead Of The Bombshell Report On Trump’s Attorney

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ attorney, revealed on Tuesday that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen received $500,000 in the months after the 2016 election from a company run by a Russian oligarch with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Cohen also gained access to as much as $774,000 through two financial transactions during the 2016 campaign as he sought to fix problems for his boss, according to the Wall Street Journal. Also, Cohen received money from a Swiss drug company, Novartis, AT&T, and Korea Aerospace Industries. But, because special counsel is ten steps ahead of team Trump, it was revealed on Wednesday that Robert Mueller contacted Novartis last year about payments it made to Michael Cohen.

Fox News’ flagship morning show, Fox & Friends, Trump’s favorite source for news, was somewhat quiet about Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen, who has found himself plagued with scandals. According to transcripts cited by Think Progress, the name “Michael Cohen” was not mentioned once by Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham.

Media Matters reports that Fox News only spent a total of about five minutes on the bombshell story since the news broke, but they did report on highly important news such as therapy goats, Melania Trump’s soaring ratings, and a controversial high-school cheer policy.

Novartis paid $1.2 million to Cohen for work the company said Trump’s attorney was “unable to do.” All of the aforementioned companies paid Trump’s attorney through his Essential Consultants LLC, a Delaware-registered shell company. The payments to Cohen went to the same shell company he set up to pay $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels just before the election to keep her quiet about the alleged sexual encounter she had with Trump just after Melania gave birth to their son.

So, of course, Fox reported on therapy goats, Melania Trump’s soaring ratings, and a controversial high-school cheer policy.


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