Trump’s Lawyer Received Payoff From ‘Ukrainian Interests,’ BBC Reports

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Washington.
President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Washington. Evan Vucci / AP Photo
President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Washington.
President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Washington. Evan Vucci / AP Photo

Trump’s Lawyer Received Payoff From ‘Ukrainian Interests,’ BBC Reports

This week, the BBC broke a story that alleged President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, received $400,000 to secure a meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Previously, the New York Times reported that Ukrainian authorities stopped cooperating with the Robert Mueller’s investigation into Paul Manafort, who worked for Poroshenko’s pro-Russian predecessor. Ukraine also received Javelin anti-tank missiles from the U.S. government, something Ukraine has been asking for since a Russian-backed military action first occupied Crimea and the Donbas region in 2014.

Eugene Bondarenko, a lecturer in the Slavic department at the University of Michigan, joins Worldview to discuss the ongoing fight against corruption and how Ukraine is looking for help against a persisted Russian threat.