Novartis had ‘longer and more detailed’ relationship with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Senate report finds

Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG’s’ relationship with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, was “longer and more detailed” than the company has said, a new Senate committee report has found.

Novartis NOVN, +0.28% has said that, a month after entering an one-year, $1.2 million contract with Cohen’s consulting company, the relationship was essentially over, as the consultants could not “provide the services that Novartis had anticipated.”

But then-Chief Executive Joe Jimenez and Cohen communicated multiple times after that and over the course of 2017, including an email exchange in which Jimenez sent Cohen Novartis’ “ideas to lower drug costs in the U.S.

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