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NYT: Cobb overheard talking about colleagues, Russia probe at DC steakhouse
CNN ^ | 9/18/2017 | Daniella Diaz

Posted on 09/18/2017 12:54:17 PM PDT by nikos1121

White House attorney Ty Cobb was overheard talking about the Russia probe and some of his colleagues at a Washington steakhouse by a New York Times reporter, the publication reported Sunday night.

Cobb, who was hired to oversee the White House's legal and media response to the investigation into Russian meddling, was heard talking openly about the Russia investigation with John Dowd, a Washington lawyer with experience in high-profile political cases.

"The White House counsel's office is being very conservative with this stuff," Cobb reportedly told Dowd at BLT Steak in Washington last week. "Our view is we're not hiding anything."

He added White House counsel Don McGahn had "a couple of documents locked in a safe" that he suggested he wanted access to.

Cobb also expressed concern with a White House lawyer he didn't name in the conversation.

"I've got some reservations about one of them," Cobb reportedly said. "I think he's like a McGahn spy."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doj; donaldmcgahn; donmcgahn; dowd; fakenews; fisa; fisawarrants; humanrightscampaign; lgbt; marymccarthy; mccarthy; mcgahn; russia; safe; trump; trumplawyers; trumprussia; tycobb
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You knows things are upside down when over hearing a conversation from across the room is reported as factual. The specifics as you'd expect are minimal.

Dear Danielle, what do you think they should be talking about?

1 posted on 09/18/2017 12:54:17 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Hear say........BS


2 posted on 09/18/2017 12:56:40 PM PDT by wardamneagle
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To: nikos1121

Wow, you mean political conversations take place in Washington, D. C.?

Not in a million years would I have expected that.

In other new, the Potomac is wet.


3 posted on 09/18/2017 12:58:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (DACA: Their dream, our nightmare... will the rule of law prevail or not?)
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To: DoughtyOne; SkyPilot; Travis McGee; Roman_War_Criminal; Diogenesis; musicman; null and void; ETL

How about Obama’s collusion with the Russians over a burger at Ray’s Hellburger in D.C.? (or nearby)

Now there’s REAL collusion with the Russians!!!

How about Obama being more flexible after the 2012 election?

Now there’s REAL collusion with the Russians!!!


4 posted on 09/18/2017 1:01:07 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: DoughtyOne
the Potomac is wet

Water is wet. The effluent of the swamp is not water.

5 posted on 09/18/2017 1:05:16 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: nikos1121

I surmise this to be more Fake News meant to give reason for Mueller and company to harass the Trump legal team. Nothing to see here, just more DC establishment BS.


6 posted on 09/18/2017 1:09:00 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: nikos1121

I read a report that this restaurant is located next to the NY Times DC office and is a known hangout for their reporters.

For Cobb to go there and not expect to be recognized is absurd.

This could be Cobb trying to skirt attorney/client confidentiality by openly discussing his ‘problems’ within earshot of a reporter.

In any case he ought to be fired for the breach of his core obligation as a lawyer.


7 posted on 09/18/2017 1:12:35 PM PDT by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
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To: nikos1121

Is it legal to tape a conversation without the other person(s) knowing it’s being recorded? I suspect the only problem would be if the people being recorded worked for planned parenthood or the Clinton campaign.


8 posted on 09/18/2017 1:13:27 PM PDT by Vic S
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My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.


9 posted on 09/18/2017 1:19:39 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: nikos1121

Don’t Russians eat steaks?


10 posted on 09/18/2017 1:20:24 PM PDT by Leep (Less talk more ACTiON!)
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To: Vic S

I didn’t think it was illegal... just that it’s not admissible in court.


11 posted on 09/18/2017 1:21:22 PM PDT by z3n
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To: AndyJackson

Hey!


12 posted on 09/18/2017 1:24:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (DACA: Their dream, our nightmare... will the rule of law prevail or not?)
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To: nikos1121

Wow!! That’s some serious Journalism® right there.


13 posted on 09/18/2017 1:25:10 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...". You be)
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To: Vic S

It depends on state law. NC only requires one person be aware of taping of conversation, that was at least 5 yrs ago, and laws can change. So check laws in state to do taping.


14 posted on 09/18/2017 1:25:21 PM PDT by Ambrosia
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To: Magnum44

Me too!


15 posted on 09/18/2017 1:29:05 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Ambrosia; Vic S

I think DC also has 1 party consent. But this was an open room conversation. Expectation of privacy may not apply.

Could be a rope-a-dope. And doesn’t really reveal anything except personality conflicts.


16 posted on 09/18/2017 1:30:11 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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OR maybe it was lawyer ploy to see how quickly what they said would make the news?


17 posted on 09/18/2017 1:32:03 PM PDT by Ambrosia
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To: AndyJackson

They may wet themselves before it’s all over. 8>)


18 posted on 09/18/2017 1:34:49 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: nikos1121

Even if it’s true, it doesn’t sound very important to me.


19 posted on 09/18/2017 1:37:20 PM PDT by HollyB
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Wow, this is as big a scoop as learning there was gambling in Casablanca!

This daffy reporter should have been laughed out of the room when she handed this to her editor. That she wasn’t tells you everything you need to know about the professional quality of CNN, Fake News 24/7.


20 posted on 09/18/2017 1:39:27 PM PDT by txrefugee
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