Cohen received $400G to set up WH talks with Ukraine president

Trump’s personal lawyer received a secret payment of at least $400,000 to arrange talks between the Ukrainian president and Trump, according to a report Wednesday.

The hefty half-a-million payment was made to Michael Cohen by intermediaries acting on behalf of Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, the BBC reported.

Poroshenko met briefly with Trump at the White House last June.

The Ukrainian leader had described the Oval Office sitdown as part of a “substantial visit” and the White House called it a “drop-in.”

Sources told the BBC that the Ukraine’s registered lobbyists and embassy in Washington could only arrange a brief photo-op with Trump.

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Poroshenko needed something that could be portrayed as “talk,” so Cohen was hired.

Cohen and the two Ukrainians said to have opened the backchannel all denied any involvement, according to the BBC.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly been eyeing a New York meeting Cohen attended in 2016 with a Ukrainian politician who was pitching a Russia-Ukraine “peace plan.”

FBI agents raided Cohen’s home, office and hotel last month, reportedly part of a probe into his finances and possibly a payoff he made to a porn star who claimed she had an affair with Trump a decade ago.