Skip to comments.Lynne Patton: “Michael Cohen turned on the President because Mueller threatened his wife (t)
Posted on 03/01/2019 3:42:50 AM PST by TigerClaws
The appearance of long-time Trump confidante Lynn Patton at the congressional testimony of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen created a considerable stir amid Washington DC. However, the context of her appearance takes on even more drama when considered against Pattons Facebook post from January 18th of this year:
Lynne Patton: [ ] 3) Many of you may already know that I considered Michael Cohen to be one of my very best friends. Countless people can confirm that we were virtually inseparable during my employment at Trump and that he is, single-handedly responsible for introducing me to the Trump family and effectively changing my entire life. I would be lying if I didnt admit that my heart still breaks for him and for his family, with whom I had grown extremely close.
4) What many of you may not be aware of is the fact that I can personally confirm that the ONLY reason Michael Cohen turned on the President of the United States is because Mueller threatened to throw his wife in jail for up to 30 years. Period. She is the co-guarantor of a $20M personal loan that Mueller discovered Michael secured back in 2015 by falsely inflating the value of his taxi medallions effectively making her part & parcel to the federal charge of Making False Statements to a Financial Institution, to which Cohen ultimately plead guilty. This is also the reason why Cohens longtime taxi medallion partner, Evgeny Gene Freidman, was granted immunity. (read more)
This is a rather stunning statement. However, it holds the elements of truth and explanation as to why the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller/Andrew Weissmann, would pass off their assembled Cohen prosecution to the Southern District of New York.
If this leverage against Cohens wife to gain virtually unlimited legal and political cooperation is true; and it does follow a pre-established pattern of unethical prosecutorial conduct previously displayed by Andrew Weissmann; then many of the issues surrounding the behavior of Michael Cohen do begin to make sense.
Interestingly, this type of unlawful coercion and threat to compel a guilty plea and cooperation from a defendant are specifically prohibited:
In fact, when Michael Cohen appeared before Judge Andrew Carter on November 29th, 2018, part of the plea questioning from the court goes directly to this issue.
The judge specifically asked Cohen, twice, if any threats or promises were made to Cohen in exchange for his cooperation. [TRANSCRIPT]
If it is accurate that prosecutors leveraged the potential prosecution of Mr. Cohens wife in order to gain his plea agreement then not only were those threats unethical, demonstrably prosecutorial misconduct and potentially illegal, but also Michael Cohens denial therein means he would have lied to the court in his plea hearing as noted above.
However, this could explain how much control is being exerted over Cohen for maximum political value. Remember this same prosecution twice agreed to defer Cohens imprisonment to afford him time to testify to congress.
Additionally, immediately after the guilty plea by Michael Cohen his advisor/spokesman, Lanny Davis, then changed the legal team in preparation for further exploitation by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings and democrat politicians in congress.
WASHINGTON [ ] Lanny Davis, Cohens legal adviser, announced that Michael Monico and Barry Spevack will replace Petrillo, a former federal prosecutor, and his associate, Amy Lester.
Petrillo, who worked for years in the U.S. attorneys office for the Southern District of New York, had represented Cohen through his cooperation with federal prosecutors, including special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen hired Petrillo on June 19, 2018, replacing white-collar defense attorney Stephen Ryan.
A source familiar with the shakeup told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the change is being made because the focus for Cohen is now on Washington and Congress rather than with prosecutors in New York. (link)
Curiouser, and curiouser
(Lynne Patton Facebook Link)
[ ] 9) Lastly, given that Michael Cohen is barred from discussing the Russian investigation when he testifies before the House Oversight Committee, its safe to conclude that his testimony will effectively amount to nothing more than political theater and partisan fodder for late night hosts simply to embarrass a sitting President over past behavior he may or may not have engaged in as a private citizen.
10) In closing, Michael Cohen always wanted to be famous. Sadly, he has gotten his wish. I personally stopped communicating with Michael when it became known in May 2018 that he was defrauding various companies (from a Korean defense firm to a global pharmaceutical company) for millions of dollars by falsely claiming he could leverage his connection with the President to their favor. (more)
Why would such a piss ant crime carry a 30 year sentence?
i didn’t even know a co guarantor was responsible for lies told by the original signee.
I know you are responsible to pay it back if original signee doesn’t, but i didn’t know you were responsible for investigation whether their financial information is factual or not.
Why are we bitching about this kind of crap? We are the ones tolerating it.
“Why would such a piss ant crime carry a 30 year sentence?”
Well, it is becoming clearer every day that those in power either make or interpret the law any way they want. Clearly they try to do this with the Constitution.
Thank you, Lynn Patton!! MULE FACE will probably now come after you and BANKRUPT you!
"Show me the man and I'll show you the crime."
Never knew who said that.
It says he first looked for the man, then the crime.
She (Cohens wife) signed the documents most likely. Bank loan application and tax returns. Theyre married and assets are community property.
So shes equally responsible. Prosecutors look at it as leverage.
Flynn pleas because his son was threatened with prosecution. Get the conviction. Anyway anyhow. Thats the m o.
I hope Mueller gets boils.
Not sure about this theory. It does seem to be merely Pattons theory even though she starts out saying she can confirm it. But then goes on to say if this is true
Cohen might have thought the Mueller could actually turn the threat into reality. Unlimited power and money can make that happen.
The Deep State can also make you dead.
? Any reasonably intelligent lawyer would know this and not subject himself to perjury on behalf of a rogue special counsel.
That means either this story is completely untrue, or Michael Cohen is an even bigger fool than anyone could've comprehended and the most incompetent lawyer ever.
My own conclusion is that this story doesn't ring true. Cohen can't be this stupid. I'm not a lawyer and hell, even I know it.
Barr? Bill? Bill? Wake up! Stop sleeping on ol’ Rip’s couch and do your job. If true then they suborned Cohen’s obviously perjured testimony. Book ‘em.
Mule Face and Slimy Weissman are KNOWN for being heavy-handed and THREATENING family members and Bankruptcy!!
They randomly got an Obama appointee judge for all these cases. The judge will do what the judge is told to do.
Cohen said he was facing 70 years in jail. He was sentenced to 3 for flipping. Was obvious he was handed the opening and closing statements to read. Most of his testimony exhonerated Trump.
Look at the conspiracy theories Cohen destroyed. Russian collusion. Pee gate. Punching video. Blackmail material existing. Went on and on.
Its not illegal for a prosecutor to make a deal. Happens all the time. Cohen was facing 70 years. Will do three. His wife not even charged.
Flynns son was facing prosecution. So he made a deal as well.
It wouldn't. But you can bet Cohen had her do a WHOLE lot more than just that. Document fraud, false statements on hundreds of matters, woman-owned business nonsense, tax fraud. Who knows. But Cohen is STUPID and did incredibly stupid illegal things. Trump put him in a position to make a fortune legitimately. But he defrauded people and companies out of millions anyway.
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