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WSJ: Mueller asked Ford for records of conversation with Michael Cohen

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller has requested records from Ford Motor Company about a conversation the company had with Michael Cohen in January 2017 during which Cohen offered his consulting services — which the automaker swiftly rejected.

The details: Cohen reportedly reached out to Ford's D.C. office "touting his proximity to the president," a move the special counsel "later learned about in the course of his investigation." The Journal, citing multiple people familiar with the matter, adds that Mueller's team has interviewed Ziad Ojakli, Ford's head of government affairs who rebuffed Cohen's services.

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