Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen reportedly offered Qatar advice and access to the Trump administration in late 2016 in exchange for at least $1 million.
In December 2016, Qatar’s foreign investment fund was looking to get in on US infrastructure projects, to which Cohen offered to play the middle-man, for a fee.
Cohen denied the allegations that he solicited funds from the former head of fund Ahmed al-Rumaihi, although several sources and Rumaihi himself confirmed the discussions took place.
Cohen has leveraged his close ties to Trump in order to receive millions of dollars in consulting deals with domestic and foreign companies, but his meeting with Rumaihi may signal the first time Cohen solicited payment from a foreign government.

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen reportedly offered Qatar advice and access to the Trump administration in late 2016 in exchange for at least $1 million.

During a meeting in December 2016, Michael Cohen met with the former head of the Qatar Investment Authority, Ahmed al-Rumaihi, to discuss potential Qatari financial backing for US infrastructure. Al-Rumaihi told The Intercept in a series of interviews that Cohen suggested Qatar would invest in factories in Midwestern towns, a move that would “revitalize the city” and would be great PR for Qatar’s image on the American stage.

Al-Rumaihi said Cohen offered to put Qatar in contact with “partners” who would put in “know-how,” if Qatar invested billions into the projects. Rumaihi said when he asked Cohen for specifics on more important projects that Qatar could invest in, Cohen allegedly replied that he would first need $1 million in order to consult as part of his fee.

Al-Rumaihi told the Intercept that ultimately Qatar declined Cohen’s offer, and never paid him the money. Cohen’s recently revealed financial records confirm that no payment …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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