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AT&T said Cohen approached the company after the 2016 presidential election and said he was leaving the Trump organization to do consulting for a “select few” companies that wanted his opinion on Trump and the administration. AT&T said it had been looking for consultants who could help it understand the president’s approach to regulatory reform at the Federal Communications Commission, tax reform and antitrust enforcement—”specifically our Time Warner deal.”
It’s the sixth graf, via Associated Press, and might well move up as the story, posted without byline, develops.
Image note: Trump Organization attorney Michael D. Cohen in New York City, 13 April 2018. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Reuters)
Associated Press. “AT&T chief lobbyist out after hiring Trump attorney, Cohen”. 11 May 2018.