Just Security: Cohen's Slush Fund is Not Business as Usual — but Business as Usual Needs to Change
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, sold his access to the president to multinational corporations, including one reportedly controlled by a Russian oligarch, and deposited the proceeds into a secret slush fund—the same slush fund he used to pay Stephanie Clifford (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels) to keep silent about an alleged affair with Trump.
It is a mistake for anyone to shrug their shoulders and concede that this is just the way things work in today’s Washington. As it was recently put by Larry Noble, senior director of the Campaign Legal Center, "We shouldn't normalize each new ethical low."