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AT&T CEO: We made 'big mistake' hiring Cohen, chief lobbyist out


By Jessica Toonkel and David Shepardson(Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Friday ousted its top lobbyist, and the No. 2 wireless carrier's chief executive said it was a "big mistake" to hire Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, for advice on working with the Trump administration.AT&T paid Essential Consultants LLC, a firm set up by Cohen, a total of $600,000 over 2017 for the advice. Cohen and others were hired to help navigate "a wide range of issues," including its proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc , CEO Randall Stephenson said in a memo seen by Reuters.The ...

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 06:35 IST