Qatar ‘turned down’ offer
Michael Cohen solicited a payment of at least US$1 million ($1.45m) from the Government of Qatar in late 2016, in exchange for access to and advice about the thenincoming Administration, according to several people with knowledge of the episode.
The offer, which Qatar declined, came on the margins of a December 12 meeting that year at Trump Tower.
Cohen did not participate in the official meetings but spoke separately to a member of the Qatari delegation, Ahmed alRumaihi, who at the time was head of the investments division of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority.
Details emerged last week on how Cohen leveraged his relationship with Trump to receive millions of dollars from companies eager for insight and entree into the new President’s inner circle.