Michael Cohen, Stormy Daniels

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen: Beyond Porn Star Payments, Russia Angle

Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers, claims that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels — who reportedly had an affair with Trump in 2006 — $130,000 out of his own pocket shortly before the 2016 presidential election. But who is Michael Cohen? WhoWhatWhy found out some fascinating things about this Trump confidant. As with almost everything in this saga, there’s a Russian angle.

King of Diamonds, Lev Leviev

Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American & Russian, Part 3

Reading Time: 15 minutes Not only is President Donald Trump personally tied up with Deutsche Bank to the tune of $300 million, but his son-in-law Jared Kushner has his own history with the global banking colossus. Part 3 looks closely at these relationships, and asks just how far President Trump’s Justice Department will be willing to go in probing potential illegality on the part of Deutsche.

Donald Trump, Deutsche Bank, Moscow

Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American & Russian, Part 2

Reading Time: 16 minutes What do President Donald Trump and a number of Russian oligarchs have in common? Answer: Deutsche Bank. We pick up where we left off by examining how Trump first became involved with the international colossus — a bank catering to clients who understood that sometimes the line between profit and illegality blurs.