Even Uber Drew the Line at Hiring Michael Cohen

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They point out in their letter that AT&T had a "significant financial interest" in Trump administration decisions when the contract began, including its proposed merger with Time Warner, net neutrality rules, and corporate tax cuts. Ford reportedly rejected Cohen's advances, and Cohen's white whale, the client that got away, was none other than Uber, which apparently decided that working with Cohen was too shady even for them. The American public needs to know who at the company signed off on this scheme and what were they expecting in return.

Oliver then mentioned leaked comments attributed to the White House aide Kelly Sadler, who reportedly said that John McCain's opposition to Gina Haspel, Trump's nominee to direct the Central Intelligence Agency, doesn't matter because "he's dying anyway". "These days, Trump aide says something terrible isn't really news; it's just an assumed fact, like gravity, or the fact that Young Sheldon will someday grow up and look nothing like Jim Parsons, and then all hell will break loose because the world can't handle an inconsistency like that".

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John Oliver of Last Week Tonight gleefully went in on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen Sunday - delivering joke after joke about the embattled attorney with all the enthusiasm of a kid eating a banana split.

While some companies-like AT&T and Novartis AG-took Cohen up on his offer, others, including Ford and Uber, turned him down. When you review the facts of the payments and who made those payments to Cohen, there is no escaping the reality that is potentially very ugly. I'm his personal lawyer. "I have the best relationship with the president on the outside, and you need to hire me", Mr. Cohen told them, according to this person. The senators said the payments "raise obvious questions about corruption and whether AT&T, Essential Consultants and the Trump administration were engaged in a pay-for-play operation". "Congratulations, you just got a f*****g masterclass".

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