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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Photo: John Taggart/Bloomberg

Michael Cohen almost pulled it off. As Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Cohen went to great lengths to mask the source of a $130,000 payment to the adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels. Pseudonyms were reportedly used for Trump and Daniels in a settlement agreement, and Cohen routed the funds for the payment through a limited liability corporation he formed in Delaware, a state famous for its business-friendly laws and the latitude it grants corporate officers in concealing their identities. Cohen’s efforts might very well have succeeded if not for one critical mistake.

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