The Wall Street Journal reports:
In early 2015, a man who runs a small technology company showed up at Trump Tower to collect $50,000 for having helped Michael Cohen, then Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, try to rig online polls in his boss’s favor before the presidential campaign.
In his Trump Organization office, Mr. Cohen surprised the man, John Gauger, by giving him a blue Walmart bag containing between $12,000 and $13,000 in cash and, randomly, a boxing glove that Mr. Cohen said had been worn by a Brazilian mixed-martial arts fighter, Mr. Gauger said.
Mr. Cohen disputed that he handed over a bag of cash. “All monies paid to Mr. Gauger were by check,” he said, offering no further comment on his ties to the consultant. Mr. Gauger owns RedFinch Solutions LLC and is chief information officer at Liberty University in Virginia, where Jerry Falwell Jr., an evangelical leader and fervent Trump supporter, is president.
WSJ: Michael Cohen allegedly hired a contractor to rig online polls. The contractor says he got a bag of cash…and a boxing glove. Cohen was reimbursed 50k from Trump Org https://t.co/E9jdxWNXAB
— Ross Garber (@rossgarber) January 17, 2019
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen hired an IT firm to rig early CNBC, Drudge polls https://t.co/RlkPdfT4OX
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) January 17, 2019