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President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, arranged hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments during the summer and fall of 2016 to silence two women who claimed they’d had sexual relationships with the married candidate.

But silence is not all that Cohen appears to have purchased in order to help his boss win the White House.

The article goes on to state the following:

Buried in the legal documents released Tuesday as part of Cohen’s guilty plea on eight felony counts, there was a new, previously unreported payment Cohen made in 2016 to help Trump: $50,000 for work that prosecutors say Cohen “solicited from a technology company during and in connection with the campaign.”

The documents do not identify which tech company Cohen paid the money to, or what, exactly, the company did for him. But the mere existence of the previously unknown payment suggests that Cohen may have been doing more for Trump, and for the Trump campaign, than simply paying off women.

Furthermore, the way that Cohen reported the $50,000 expense to the Trump Organization in January 2017 suggests the money may not have been paid out through traditional financial channels.

The Hill also reported on the story above, noting: Trump on Wednesday attacked Cohen, accusing him of making up stories to “get a deal” and falsely claiming that the charges he pleaded to are not actually crimes.


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