A firm linked to a Russian oligarch made payments totaling more than $1 million to Michael Cohen, the personal attorney of President Trump, according to a report out Tuesday.
Vekelsburg, who is one of the world's richest men, was recently sanctioned by the Trump administration over suspected 2016 election meddling.
Intrater is the CEO of Columbus, which Avenatti's report describes as an investment vehicle for the Vekselberg-controlled Renova Group. Cohen also used the same company to collect $250,000 after arranging payments in 2017 and 2018 by a major Republican donor, Elliott Broidy, to a former Playboy model he allegedly impregnated, according to news reports last month.
CNNsaid USA investigators also asked Intrater and Vekselberg, who was stopped by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents earlier this year after his private jet landed in NY, about $300,000 in political donations Intrater made to Trump's inaugural fund and campaign funds.
The bombshell in the report spotlighted $500,000 paid by Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, with close ties to Russia's authoritarian leader Vladimir Putin, after the election.
"Mr. Cohen inexplicably accepted these payments while he was the personal attorney to the president and holding himself out at times as employed by the Trump Organization (with few other clients)", it said.
The lawyer for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she was paid $130,000 by Michael Cohen, the longtime attorney for US President Trump, to stay quiet about a sexual encounter with Trump, on Tuesday claimed that Cohen received $500,000 from a Russian billionaire in the months after the 2016 US election.
According to Avenatti, the Essential Consultants account with First Republic would have had to comply with the bank's anti-money laundering protocol, which forced Cohen to confirm that it was a real estate consulting company with USA -based, wealthy clients.
Cohen established the firm Essential Consultants in the weeks leading up to Election Day to make a $130,000 payment to Daniels, as a part of an agreement to prevent the porn star from discussing her alleged affair with Trump. We will update this post accordingly if we receive a response. "Neither Viktor Vekselberg nor anyone else other than Columbus Nova's owners, were involved in the decision to hire Cohen or provided funding for his engagement".
The FBI also collected recordings Cohen made of his conversations with lawyer Keith Davidson, who previously represented two women - Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal.
In a statement by Columbus Nova's attorney, the company categorically denied any wrong doing.
Avenatti did not provide details of sources for his information, which the Guardian has not independently verified.
Vekselberg also oversaw fundraising for the Moscow Jewish Museum, including hosting a 2014 gala in Russian Federation attended by Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.
The latest letter comes as Beijing's worsening trade spat with the USA heightens tensions between the two economic giants. Also on Saturday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with a member of the Communist Party leadership.
The weather is set to become mixed as the month progresses, and the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle draws near. He said temperatures will generally be above normal, but this will depend on whether it is a sunny day or a sunny wetter day.
If they do not, Trump has said he would refuse to extend USA sanctions relief for the oil-producing Islamic Republic. U.S. supply will keep rising in response to the latest price spike, as has been the case over the past few years.
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