Swiss Drug Giant Novartis: Actually We Paid Cohen $1.2M For Obamacare Advice He Was “Unable” To Give

CNBC reports:

Drug giant Novartis paid President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen more than $1 million for health-care policy consulting work that he actually ended up being “unable” to do, the company said Wednesday. The company also said it has been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team about the payments to Cohen.

Novartis said it signed a one-year contract with Cohen’s shell company, Essential Consultants, for $100,000 per month in February 2017, shortly after Trump was inaugurated as president. Novartis said it believed Cohen “could advise the company as to how the Trump administration might approach certain U.S. health-care policy matters, including the Affordable Care Act.”