The company told employees Friday in an internal memo that Senior Executive Vice President Bob Quinn was retiring, but people familiar with the matter said the policy chief was forced to leave.
Three days after President Trump was sworn into office, the telecom giant AT&T turned to his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for help on a wide portfolio of issues pending before the federal government — including the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
The attorney for Stormy Daniels — the porn star who received $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged affair she had with Trump a decade ago — produced information Tuesday evening that appears to add further details to CNN’s reporting. Michael Avenatti alleged that Cohen received half a million dollars from a company affiliated with Vekselberg in the months after the presidential election.
Mr. Giuliani said that he had spoken with the president before and after his interview on Fox News, and that Mr. Trump and other lawyers on the team were aware of what he would say.
Die Zahlung ist vor allem deshalb brisant, weil es sich um eine Wahlkampfhilfe für Trump und damit um eine nicht deklarierte und somit illegale Wahlkampfspende gehandelt haben könnte. Cohen führte bisher stets an, das Geld aus eigener Tasche gezahlt zu haben, Trump beteuerte hingegen, nichts von der Zahlung gewusst zu haben.
Am Montag hat das FBI das Büro, die Wohnung und das Hotelzimmer von Trumps persönlichem Anwalt, Michael Cohen (51), gestürmt. Das berichtet die «New York Times». Die Beamten beschlagnahmten unter anderem Dokumente, die mit den Anschuldigungen von Porno-Starlet Stormy Daniels (39) zusammenhängen.
One source familiar with the matter told CNN that included in the documents authorities seized was information related to Stephanie Clifford, better known as porn actress Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 that the White House has denied. A source familiar with the matter said the search warrant was very broad in terms of items sought, and another source said the search included bank records.