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Michael Cohen Gets 3 Years....
NBC News ^ | 12/12/18 | By Tom Winter, Hannah Rappleye, Jonathan Dienst and Minyvonne Burke

Posted on 12/12/2018 9:20:13 AM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left

An emotional Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to 3 years after pleading guilty to nine federal charges stemming from his failure to report millions of dollars in income making secret payments to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump.

One of the charges Cohen pleaded guilty to included a separate charge, stemming from Robert Mueller's probe into Tump's potential collusion with Russia, that he lied to Congress about his dealings with a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: braking; cohen; cohentherat; cryingbaby; dirtydeeds; michaelcohen; mueller; sentenced; trump
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The POS didn't report millions of dollars in income, but of course the Mueller farce makes it as though it's about Trump. What b.s.
1 posted on 12/12/2018 9:20:13 AM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left

Nothing about the bimbo payments was illegal. This is total b.s.

What Cohen is guilty of (apparently) is lying to the IRS and banks about his own income. Nothing to do with Trump.


2 posted on 12/12/2018 9:21:01 AM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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Nothing about the payments to 2 bimbos, or the discussion of a never-pursued project to have a Trump development in Russia, should be criminal.

This is gross over-reach by the feds, with the cretinous complicity of Cohen and his slimy Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis.


3 posted on 12/12/2018 9:22:47 AM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left

stemming from Robert Mueller’s probe into Tump’s potential collusion with Russia, that he lied to Congress...

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Everyone and their grandmother lies to congress. Exhibit A, James Comey.

Since when is it special council’s job to suddenly give teeth to congressional testimony?


4 posted on 12/12/2018 9:24:15 AM PST by z3n
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left

It took four “reporters” to produce this piece, but they don’t seem to have had time to do any real investigating.


5 posted on 12/12/2018 9:24:52 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left

I thought mueller asked for 48 months? The judge gave him less then the prosecutor asked for in a plea deal?


6 posted on 12/12/2018 9:25:45 AM PST by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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"This is gross over-reach by the feds..."

The Feds were desperate to pad the charges, even if it meant fabricating fake charges. If they'd use a fake dossier to spy on Americans, why wouldn't they create law violations that don't exist?

7 posted on 12/12/2018 9:27:29 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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“Pauley sentenced Cohen to 36 months for the eight charges from the Southern District”

“Count 8: Excessive campaign contribution for when he pleaded guilty to making an excessive political contribution when he paid adult film actress Stephanie Clifford aka Stormy Daniels $130,000 for her story and silence about Clifford’s alleged affair with Donald Trump.”


8 posted on 12/12/2018 9:30:49 AM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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> The Feds were desperate to pad the charges, even if it meant fabricating fake charges. <

Hence the old saying: If they want ya, they got ya.


9 posted on 12/12/2018 9:31:52 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left

I have no sympathy for this guy. He even looks like an idiot.


10 posted on 12/12/2018 9:32:33 AM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left
Cohen told them that Trump was personally involved in a campaign finance violation. That he ordered the pay-offs to two women to suppress their stories about affairs with Trump — a campaign expense that was improperly not reported — and said he did so "in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump. Those were private payments and had nothing to do with campaign money or campaign operations! Cohen has tried to betray the President to save his hide.
11 posted on 12/12/2018 9:32:54 AM PST by Rapscallion (Iran's leaders are as crazy as bedbugs.)
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Cohen should be fed to the pigs.


12 posted on 12/12/2018 9:33:39 AM PST by Rapscallion (Iran's leaders are as crazy as bedbugs.)
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left

This sets the minimum standard for the swamp rat liars.


13 posted on 12/12/2018 9:35:17 AM PST by grumpygresh (Abolish administrative law. It's regressive, medieval and unconstitutional!)
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I think from the day Trump hired Cohen he hired him to fix traffic tickets and pay off bimbos who claimed they had an “affair” with a billionaire playboy by the name of Donald Trump. Cohen is one of the stupidest, incompetent lawyers I’ve ever seen. How in the world did dunce ever got a law license is a mystery. What a rat. Not one thing he was charged with implicated Trump in any way. It certainly had nothing to do with “Russian collusion.” Mueller got him to lie about the president and Mueller didn’t want him to get a day in jail. The Southern District of NY fried his ass for tax evasion. Nothing else.


14 posted on 12/12/2018 9:35:20 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("Man without God descends into madness”)
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To: Rapscallion

Good riddance ..!


15 posted on 12/12/2018 9:36:25 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Trump_the_Evil_Left

So the guy is guilty of tax fraud. Nothing to do with Trump. Last time I looked it was not a crime to make a secret payment to a porn actress.


16 posted on 12/12/2018 9:36:50 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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He gave the wrong date. It meant nothing. The deal was what it was. There was no agreement to build a Tower. They were putting feelers out. Nothing new about that. In fact, they were cautious in their paperwork.


17 posted on 12/12/2018 9:37:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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Meanwhile Hillary continues to walk free for doing a million times more. What a joke “Campaign finance violations” So in other words he pled guilty for something that’s not a crime - paying a ho to shut up - and lying to which democrats do every second. This is like a 3rd world banana Republic, the only reason he is getting jail time is because he couldn’t produce what Mueller wanted.


18 posted on 12/12/2018 9:40:32 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Until Hillary is in jail, equal justice under the law will not exist in the USA)
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He will be watching from prison when Trump wins his second term.


19 posted on 12/12/2018 9:42:48 AM PST by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: ReaganGeneration2

So he pays stormy $130K to shut here up, and they are calling that a campaign donation.

Trup pays him back and they are calling that ‘unreprted income’

Is that the gist of it?

If he was Trumps lawyer WITH “POWER OF ATTORNEY” (get it?) to act, then he was authorized to spend Trump’s money on his behalf which makes #1 above a PERSONAL expense, not a political contribution, and #2 a reimbursement of funds.

Mueller is an evil piece of $hit


20 posted on 12/12/2018 9:45:09 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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