Sources in Ukraine told the BBC that Michael Cohen received a hefty secret payment to set up talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump last year. Cohen denies it.
According to the BBC’s Wednesday report, intermediaries for Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko arranged the payment to Cohen for his help in establishing a back channel to Trump. One source told the BBC Cohen received $400,000; another put the total at $600,00.
The BBC report cited “sources in Kiev close to those involved,” including a “high-ranking Ukrainian intelligence officer.”
The Ukrainians were ultimately dissatisfied with the brief sit-down between the two leaders held at …read more