Stinking Lawyer Saturday

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AT&T paid Essential Consultants LLC, a firm set up by Cohen, a total of $600,000 over 2017 for the advice. Cohen and others were hired to help navigate “a wide range of issues,” including its proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), CEO Randall Stephenson said in a memo seen by Reuters.

The disclosure of AT&T’s relationship with Cohen has turned into a major embarrassment for the telecommunications company as it awaits a U.S. judge’s decision, due June 12, on whether it can go through with the purchase of Time Warner, a deal that has been denounced by Trump.

“There is no other way to say it – AT&T hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake,” the memo said.

President Trump expressed opposition to the merger with Time Warner during the campaign and his administration ultimately chose to fight it, with the Justice Department filing suit in November to block the agreement.

In a fact sheet that accompanied the memo, AT&T said Cohen approached them about working on their behalf in the post-election transition. He was given a one-year contract at $50,000 per month, which ran from January through December 2017, that was limited to consulting and advisory services.

@ REUTERS

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7 Responses to Stinking Lawyer Saturday

  1. Den says:

    Crooked lawyers, been that way since the weasels were walking on all fours.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Clear day, not too warm. Few birds but one with orange-brown underwings on the TVD return route.

    Day 7: 262+56=318 minutes, over twice the recommended minimum.

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  3. °¿º Carol says:

    It’s Sunday, but I get to comment on Saturday’s thread.

    The Baltimore Orioles at my grape jelly feeder, holy cow…can’t believe how many there are. I put out a hummingbird feeder and had a hummingbird but the orioles are parking their fat butts on THAT feeder, too, sticking their beaks and tongues into the tiny holes. Sheesh.

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  4. °¿º Carol says:

    Pete’s are coming over, yesterday I made the Spaghetti Pie for them. I didn’t have a piece so it’s still intact.

    I’m backing up my XP on one of my new Seagate externals. I vowed I would back her up on Sundays, I always miss, but remembered to do it today. I have three externals, I keep a record of which one I used in Excel and I never forget to record the back-up.

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