Volodymyr Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelensky

Attorney Marcus Cohen has registered his PR work on behalf of Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky following a request by the Justice Dept.

He identified Zelensky as "servant of the people as candidate and subsequently as president of Ukraine."

President Trump, in a July 25 phone call, asked Zelensky if he could do a “favor” and launch a corruption investigation of his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Filed with the Justice Dept. on Oct. 2, Cohen reported that he hired government affairs firm Signal Consulting Group to execute a PR program, which including outreach to US government officials, media and think tanks.

Cohen met with then-candidate Zelensky for the first time in mid-February and provided advice to the campaign directed at English-speaking audiences.

He also joined Signal representatives in meetings with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, ex-Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar.

Cohen had neither a written contract nor verbal understanding to represent Zelensky, who was elected president of Ukraine on April 21.

He received no compensation for the work and registered with the Justice Dept. “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the filing.