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Moving past the boundary between private business and public service that has long defined American political life, U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael D. Cohen appears to have played a key role in Ukrainian lawmaker Andrey Artemenko’s botched back-door attempt at a peace deal for Donbas.

The New York Times reports that Cohen acted as a middleman for Artemenko, delivering the peace plan to now-ousted National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Cohen has denied that he gave the plan to Flynn, but has issued conflicting statements on the matter.

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