Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Reportedly Received Leaked Info From Russia Investigation
Michael Cohen just can’t keep his name out of the news.
President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney has been in the spotlight recently over revelations that he paid $130,000 of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels so she’d remain quiet about her affair with Trump. (A transaction he was apparently angry Trump didn’t reimburse him for.) Now, it looks like the Russia probe is also going to keep him in the news cycle for a while.
According to The Daily Beast, the personal lawyer for Cohen contacted the attorney for a
A few days after Kramer’s testimony, his lawyer, Larry Robbins, got a strange call. The call was from Stephen Ryan, a lawyer who represents Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen. Cohen is facing scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller and congressional investigators regarding potential coordination between Trump’s team and the Kremlin. He featured prominently in the Steele dossier—the document that Kramer handled—and is currently suing Buzzfeed for publishing it.
Ryan told Robbins he reached out because someone from the House told him that Robbins’ client, Kramer, had information about the Steele dossier that could help Cohen.
Ryan would go on to ask Robbins not to tell the committee that he reached out to him. Robbins, however, did inform the committee about that December 2017 conversation. Last month, CNN reported that Robbins complained to the committee about leaks. The Beast has now confirmed that Cohen and Ryan were who Robbins was referencing.
This news comes out in the wake of reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee confronted House Speaker Paul Ryan about their concerns that the House Intel Committee was leaking information and testimony. House Intel chair Devin Nunes has hedged when asked if he was the one who leaked texts from Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the ranking member of the Senate Intel Committee.
Meanwhile, Nunes has been accused for roughly a year now of coordinating and collaborating with the White House when it comes to the Russia probe. Last March, he claimed the FBI and intel community improperly unmasked Trump campaign and transition officials, including Michael Flynn. It was later revealed the White House provided Nunes with that narrative. Regarding his memo that purportedly shows FISA abuses by the FBI and DOJ in the Russia probe, Nunes hasn’t exactly denied he worked with the White House on the document.
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