So it looks like that Essential Consulting LLC set up by Michael Cohen to pay Stormy Daniels was also used to collect large sums for influence peddling — excuse me, consulting fees — from corporations with pending government cases. Hmm. I wonder if there’s a connection? Ha ha, just kidding! This was out-and-out graft.
I think this is your answer right here >>> https://t.co/DT453FRCZL
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 9, 2018
— Emily Flitter (@FlitterOnFraud) May 8, 2018
— Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) May 8, 2018
Just received a statement from an anti-money laundering expert regarding the Vekselberg/Cohen payments: "Cohen's exposure is DEFCON 1 based on the alleged bank fraud violations and receiving funds from $500,000 from Viktor Vekselberg, a now sanctioned individual."
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) May 8, 2018
— 🇺🇸TXSnark7🇺🇸 (@TXsnark7) May 8, 2018
From the Avenatti document:
"Hungary: Mr. Cohen received two wire transfers totaling $10,980 from KOBE EVA KERESKEDELMI to an account in Singapore…."
"The remittances reference an invoice and a 'Ms. Nikolett Vadja'."
Hm. Nikolett Vadja?
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— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) May 8, 2018
Is that the sound of Michael Cohen flipping?