John Oliver Rips Into 'Total Moron' Michael Cohen Over Consulting Scandal

John Oliver Rips Into 'Total Moron' Michael Cohen Over Consulting Scandal

Novartis says the deal with Cohen's company, Essential Consultants, was to seek advice "as to how the Trump administration might approach certain USA healthcare policy matters, including the Affordable Care Act".

Columbus Nova, the company linked to the oligarch, paid Cohen's shell company $500,000.

"We begin tonight with the Trump White House", Oliver said, "the only home in America where the next occupant will have to ask, 'What's the best way to get cum stains out of Abe Lincoln's ghost?'" The American public needs to know who at the company signed off on this scheme and what were they expecting in return.

"This company involves Cohen, who is absolutely not "essential", he's also not a "consultant", plus there's only one of him so even the "s" in the company name is a big dumb lie", Oliver said.

In Trump's Washington swamp, the shit just keeps getting deeper.


Wyden has directed Novartis to turn over several documents by 5 June, including the details of any payments made by the company to Cohen or Essential Consultants, as well as emails and all other communications between Novartis and Cohen, his firm, or related entities.

Meanwhile, Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti outed Cohen on Twitter last night.

Reports later showed AT&T had given Cohen $600,000 as it tried to better understand the new Trump administration past year and hoped to have its merger with Time Warner approved. 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.

Talking about allegations Cohen pitched himself as "closest to the president" to potential clients, Oliver added "that is a little bit weird because lawyers don't generally pitch themselves by offering up info on their other clients-it's like a doctor saying 'if you hire me I'll tell about all of Larry King's birthmarks'".

Meanwhile, the ranking Democrat on the Senate health and pensions committee, Patty Murray, has also launched an investigation of Novartis paying millions of dollars for apparent access to the Trump administration. "Congratulations, you just got a f--ing master class", he continued.

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