US President Donald Trump’s long-time lawyer, Michael Cohen, has allegedly been paid $400,000 dollars to secure a meeting between his boss and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, a new report states.
Cohen received the money from intermediaries acting on behalf of Poroshenko, BBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources in Kiev.
If true, the act would qualify as a legal violation because Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law.
Trump hosted Poroshenko at the White House in June last year, after Kiev’s failed attempts to secure a meeting from official channels.
According to the report, Poroshenko wanted a summit that could be portrayed back home as “talks” with Trump but his lobbyists and the Ukrainian embassy in Washington could not do better than a brief photo-op with the American head of state.
That’s why Poroshenko asked one of his former aides to establish a back channel with the White…