"Why did major companies pay Trump’s personal lawyer through a Shell company?" PBS NewsHour 5/9/2018
Answer? Hoping to hide the bribes and pay-backs.
SUMMARY: Payments tolling more than $4 million were made to a shell company set up by Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, and included about $500,000 from a U.S. company with ties to a Russian oligarch who is close to Vladimir Putin. That shell company was also used to pay hush money to adult film actress Stephanie Clifford. John Yang talks to Rosalind Helderman of the Washington Post.