AT&T Executive Who Oversaw Michael Cohen’s Contract Forced Out

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Telecom giant calls hire of Trump attorney Cohen a ‘big mistake’; company paid him through same vehicle he used to direct $130,000 to Stormy Daniels.

AT&T Inc. T +1.27% boss Randall Stephenson said it was a mistake to hire Trump attorney Michael Cohen and ousted the telecom giant’s top Washington executive after his office paid Mr. Cohen $600,000 last year.

The company told employees Friday in an internal memo that Senior Executive Vice President Bob Quinn was retiring, but people familiar with the matter said the policy chief was forced to leave.

“Our reputation has been damaged,” Mr. Stephenson wrote in Friday’s memo announcing Mr. Quinn’s departure. “There is no other way to say it—AT&T hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake.”

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