MSNBC: Robert Mueller Contacted AT&T About Michael Cohen in 2017

‘It wasn’t until January 2018 that the media first reported and AT&T first became aware of the current controversy surrounding Cohen’

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GEIST: “Well we’ve got new information on that, Joe. A source tells CNBC, our partners there that AT&T paid Cohen up to $600,000 last year, saying that it was for actual work done and not for access. Including an understanding of the inner workings of Trump. In an email to employees, the company wrote, 'In early 2017... we hired several consultants to help us understand how the president and his administration might approach a wide range of policy issues important to the company, including regulatory reform at the FCC, corporate tax reform and antitrust enforcement. Cohen was one of those consultants. Cohen did no legal or lobbying work us, and our contract with Cohen expired at the end of its term in December of 2017. It was not until the following month in January 2018 that the media first reported, and AT&T first became aware of, the current controversy surrounding Cohen.' However, in a statement late yesterday, AT&T acknowledged it was contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office about Cohen, in November of 2017.”

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