AT&T confirms it paid Michael Cohen for 'insights' on Trump admin

AT&T confirmed Tuesday that it paid President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions unveils ‘zero tolerance’ policy at southern border NY attorney general resigns after allegations of physical abuse Trump Jr. mocks Schneiderman after reports he abused women MORE’s lawyer Michael Cohen for “insights” on the Trump administration.

AT&T said in a statement reported by CNBC that Cohen’s company “was one of several firms we engaged in early 2017 to provide insights into understanding the new administration.”

“They did no legal or lobbying work for us, and the contract ended in December 2017,” AT&T said.


The payments were revealed on Tuesday in a document published by Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who is suing the president and Cohen.

Avenatti had claimed that AT&T, drug company Novartis and a Russian oligarch had all made payments to Cohen’s shell company, Essential Consultants.