President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received $600,000 from AT&T last year for "specific long-term planning initiatives as well as the immediate issue of corporate tax reform and the acquisition of Time Warner," per the contract obtained by The Washington Post. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in a statement Friday that "everything we did was done according to the law" but that the partnership with Cohen "was a serious misjudgment." AT&T is one of several corporations that paid Cohen at least $2.95 million through a shell company, Essential Consultants LLC. Other deals include nearly $1.2 million from a U.S. subsidiary of Swiss drugmaker Novartis, which told employees it made a "mistake" in hiring Cohen, and $150,000 from Korea Aerospace Industries.
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