The 'world that expects more from us': Novartis CEO  apologizes to employees for hiring Trump 'fixer' Cohen
Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis (Photo via Novartis)

President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen was caught in a series of lobbying scandals when it was discovered he was attempting to sell his influence to the president. Now one of the companies that hired him is admitting the blunder.


“We made a mistake in entering into this engagement and, as a consequence, are being criticized by a world that expects more from us,” said CEO Dr. Narasimhan in an email to employees, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Wednesday, CNN reported that Cohen scored hefty cash from Novartis, AT&T, Korea Aerospace and Columbus Nova. Novartis confessed earlier this week that it paid Cohen's company Essential Consultants, LLC $100,000 monthly.

Narasimhan told employees he went to sleep Wednesday night "frustrated and tired." He went on to urge the staff to focus on the company's mission "serving patients."