Donald Trump’s lawyer and and widely heralded “fixer,” Michael Cohen, wasted no time trying to cash in on his close ties to the President, said John Oliver in a scathing take-down on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.”
Cohen lined up big-paying clients who funneled money to the same shell company used to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to shut up about her affair with Trump.
Oliver called Cohen “a lawyer so shitty he made Trump say ‘I need someone good; get me Rudy Giuliani on the phone.'”
Cohen was already in hot water for paying Daniels $130,000 when it was revealed he accepted millions of dollars to provide access to Trump for various companies, including one with ties to a Russian oligarch linked to Kremlin boss
Columbus Nova, the company linked to the oligarch, paid Cohen’s shell company $500,000. Other big companies with business before the Trump administration, included AT&T and drug conglomerate Novartis, also paid huge sums to the fixer.
Meanwhile, Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti outed Cohen on Twitter last night. He posted a photo of the Trump lawyer getting into an elevator at Trump Tower with a Qatari banker who boasted in a legal filing that he bribed Washington politicians.
The meeting took place, Dec. 22, 2016, shortly after the presidential election. Among the group was Ahmed al-Rumaihi, an executive with Qatar’s national wealth fund.
In Trump’s Washington swamp, the shit just keeps getting deeper.
Check out Oliver’s hilarious video below.