John Oliver Rips Into 'Total Moron' Michael Cohen Over Consulting Scandal

Ruben Ruiz
May 18, 2018

Cohen made a second attempt that was also rebuffed.

A group of Senate Democrats is demanding answers from AT&T and Novartis after it was revealed the two companies paid large sums of money to President TrumpDonald John TrumpRomney denounces pastor slated to speak at United States embassy in Jerusalem Pentagon finds problems with Kushner-backed health program: report Apple CEO Tim Cook praises Parkland, "Me Too" activists in commencement speech MORE's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

"I don't know who's been representing you, but you should fire them all". AT&T confirmed it all and said it was all a big mistake.

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed a chaotic week at the White House, from chief of staff John Kelly's comments about immigrants to Michael Cohen's mounting legal troubles.

In a letter to Cohen, Wyden stated that "the size and timings of these payments, as well as the accusation that Novartis continued the payments because canceling the contract "might have caused anger" to the President, deserve closer examination".

Multiple people familiar with Cohen's offers to clients following the election said that he aggressively pitched himself. I'm his personal lawyer. "It's like a doctor saying: if you hire me, I'll tell you about all of Larry King's birthmarks".

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Cohen was paid $50,000 per month in the contract, which ran from January to December of a year ago, AT&T said.

Warren and Blumenthal also sent a similar letter and list of questions to Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan about the Swedish pharmaceutical company's $1.2 million consulting contract with Cohen's limited liability firm, Essential Consultants. Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, shared documents showing AT&T paid the company $200,000.

Cohen and his wife, Laura, built up a substantial taxi business in NY on the back of their 32 taxi licenses, known as medallions.

The Cohens' income from their taxi fleet diminished as millions of dollars in loans they took out for the business went underwater.

They took out at least 16 loans based on the once sky-high value of the medallions, according to Bloomberg. "The truth will prevail and will ultimately be proven in court and not by pundits".

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