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President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City, April 11, 2018.
The Miami section of the roadshow occurred April 4. Foreign Policy reported that one person who was at the forum in Miami said that Cohen had “sat in one roundtable discussion” at the event.
A spokesman for the Qatari embassy said that Cohen had asked for the meeting with Al Thani, but would not confirm the meeting happened.
“The State of Qatar has never been a client of Mr. Cohen,” the spokesman told Foreign Policy.
CNBC has requested comment from Qatar’s embassy, as well as from Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Cohen.
Qatar’s leader, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, met with Trump in the Oval Office at the tail end of the roadshow, on April 10.
Just a day earlier, on April 9, FBI agents, armed with search warrants, raided the New York City home and office of Cohen, as well as a hotel room where he and his family had been staying while their apartment was being renovated.
The agents, acting on behalf of federal prosecutors in Manhattan, seized documents and electronic files, as well as cells phones and other electronic devices. Prosecutors are investigating Cohen for possible crimes related to his business dealings.