Top Novartis lawyer steps down over Michael Cohen payments | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Top Novartis lawyer steps down over Michael Cohen payments

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Wednesday announced the retirement of its top legal expert, as he apologised for payments made by the firm to Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

The announcement came after Novartis was dragged into the scandal over Cohen’s payment of $130,000 to US adult film actor Stormy Daniels just days before the 2016 presidential election.

US special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the payments as a strand of his wider investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and allegations of collusion and obstruction of justice by the Trump campaign.

Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels, who has stated she prefers to go by her stage name rather than her real name of Stephanie Clifford, more than a decade ago. But one of the newest members of Trump’s legal team, former federal prosecutor and New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, has acknowledged the US president reimbursed Cohen for the hush money.

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