Donald Trump’s personal attorney and self-described fixer Michael Cohen was going around New York with bags full of cash. He was cleaning up after his boss. Cohen also did Trump’s dirty work, like this.
The Trump campaign used a small polling company during the 2016 presidential election. The firm’s owner told The Wall Street Journall that he was hired to reprogram a couple of online polls so that the results would favor POTUS.
Cohen showed up at the office of the director of RedFinch Solutions LLC John Gauger with a Walmart shopping bag filled with $12,000 in cash. There was also a Brazilian mixed-martial arts fighter’s boxing glove in the bag, the attorney told Gauger.
Gauger is also the chief information officer at Liberty University. Yet, his private firm was unable to successfully gerry-rig the polls. The cash was less than half of what Trump owed him.
Gauger’s attorney said that the president’s personal attorney promised additional work from the campaign. That work never came to fruition:
‘Mr. Cohen promised but never was able to develop the business he predicted.’
The Journal reported that court filings from last year showed Cohen’s agreement with RedFinch Solutions LLC and Trump’s refusal to pay the entire amount owed the firm. That information was among court filing details of Cohen’s many financial crimes. He was also charged with campaign finance violations.
The president’s personal attorney disagreed about paying the small firm in cash. However, he did not respond to the issue of stiffing the tech company. Instead, Cohen insisted:
‘All monies paid to Mr. Gauger were by check.’
Cohen also told the firm to create a Twitter account named Women for Cohen. The purpose of it was to list the attorney as a Trump booster and a sex symbol. The Twitter page still remains open.
Cohen will be testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee February 7, 2019. He has been sentenced to three years in prison. The attorney hopes his full cooperation with Congress will help reduce that sentence.
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