Who is Viktor Vekselberg, the Russian oligarch tied to a $500K payment to Michael Cohen?

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen was paid half a million dollars by an American investment firm linked to one of Russia’s most high-profile oligarchs: Viktor Vekselberg.

The payments — funneled into the same shell company Cohen used to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels two weeks before the election, Essential Consultants LLC — kicked off the month Trump was sworn into office and continued through August, Daniels’ lawyer said in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday.

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