Stormy’s Lawyer Accuses the Wrong Michael Cohen of Making Fraudulent Payments
Media erupted Tuesday after Stormy’s lawyer Michael Avenatti released a dossier containing a list of payments made to Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen.
It turns out that two of the ‘fraudulent’ payments made to Michael Cohen isn’t Trump’s lawyer, rather two different men named Michael Cohen.
It is also not clear how the porn star’s attorney obtained the private information.
Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reported:
Avenatti’s report includes a section listing “possible fraudulent and illegal financial transactions” involving Trump’s lawyer. One of the payments is a $4,250 wire transfer from a Malaysian company, Actuarial Partners, to a bank in Toronto.The other is a $980 transfer from a Kenyan bank to Bank Hapoalim — the largest bank in Israel.
Zainal Kassim, a representative for Actuarial Partners, told The Daily Caller News Foundation Avenatti’s report is a case of mistaken identity. He forwarded an email the falsely accused Michael Cohen sent to Avenatti requesting the lawyer “correct this error forthwith and make it known publicly” there is no connection to Trump’s Michael Cohen.
“You are surely aware of the fact that this is an extremely common name and would request that you take care before involving innocent parries in this sordid affair,” wrote Cohen, who told Avenatti he is an international consultant who was paid by Actuarial Partners for work on a project in Tanzania.
Then it was discovered that another man named Michael Cohen was mistakenly caught up in the trove of documents.
Haaretz, the Israeli news outlet, found another case of mistaken identity in Avenatti’s report.
“Mr. Cohen received one wire transfer in the amount of $980.00 from a Kenyan bank from account holders Netanel Cohen and Stav Hayun to an account in Israel at Bank Hapoalim,” Avenatti wrote.
Haaretz caught up with Netanel Cohen, who acknowledged having a bank account in Kenya and transferring money to a Michael Cohen. But the Michael Cohen in questions is his brother, Netanel told the news outlet. And his brother is not Trump’s lawyer.
“I’ve never heard of Michael Cohen, and I have no connection to this affair,” Netanel told Haaretz.
The latest ‘Trump-Russia’ story pushed by Avenatti began to fell apart immediately.
Avenatti alleged on Tuesday that a Russian oligarch paid Trump Attorney Michael Cohen $500,000 for “insights” into the Trump administration.
It turns out the company, Columbus Nova is owned and operated by an AMERICAN citizen therefore payments made to Trump’s camp through Cohen are legal. The payments never came from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg who is a cousin to the owner of Columbus Nova.
On April 9, 2018 FBI agents raided the office of one of Trump’s personal lawyers Michael Cohen at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Michael Cohen is President Trump’s personal attorney. The Mueller mob took all of his records and emails.
One month later — Cohen’s financial documents are leaked to the porn star’s shady attorney.
Gee, how could this have happened?
Now, according to the Washington Post, the Treasury Department’s inspector general is investigating how Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti obtained confidential banking records concerning a company controlled by President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.
Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen was also previously accused of traveling to Prague during the 2016 election. That fake news story fell apart after it turned out to be another Michael Cohen who just happened to be born the same birth year as Trump’s lawyer.