That doesn’t sound kosher. Of course the question one must ask is whether this is a Cohen thing, a Cohen/Trump thing (for $200,000?), or something else.
(From The Daily Caller)
The telecommunications giant “was one of several firms we engaged in early 2017 to provide insights into understanding the new administration,” it said, CNBC reported.
AT&T paid Cohen in four separate installments of $50,000 beginning in 2017 to early 2018, according to CNBC.
One user on Twitter tagged AT&T in a tweet, and accused the company of “pay-to-play.” AT&T’s Twitter account replied, “Can you please tell us more about what you mean by pay to play?”…
…AT&T is the world’s largest telecommunications company and the second largest provider of mobile phone services in the U.S. The Department of Justice blocked AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner in November.