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  • Michael Cohen back in federal prison in New York, quarantining in solitary confinement, lawyer says

    07/10/2020 9:54:02 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/20 | Brook Singman
    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is back in federal prison and is quarantining in solitary confinement after he was accused by the government of violating “the conditions of his home confinement,” Fox News confirmed Friday. Cohen attorney Jeffrey Levine told Fox News on Friday that his client is being held in solitary confinement at Otisville Federal prison in upstate New York. Levine told Fox News that he is working to get Cohen released and return him to home confinement.
  • Michael Cohen pleaded for freedom after seeing US Marshal with shackles, pal says

    07/09/2020 9:40:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | Ben Feuerherd
    Michael Cohen pleaded not to be hauled back into prison after US Marshals broke out the shackles when they took him into custody Thursday. “I’ll sign exactly what you want me to sign, so I don’t have to go back to jail,” Cohen whined to the lawmen who proceeded to chain him and take him into their custody, his former lawyer and friend Lanny Davis said. Cohen was brought into custody by the marshals at Manhattan federal court, where he reported Thursday morning to have an ankle bracelet attached and to sign terms of his new home confinement. Cohen refused...
  • Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen taken into custody after photo shows him at restaurant while on home confinement

    07/09/2020 11:44:32 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | THU, JUL 9 20202:08 PM EDTUPDATED 22 MIN AGO | Dan Mangan
    Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on the heels of a newspaper photo showing him eating at a Manhattan restaurant weeks after being released from prison into home confinement. His attorney [stated] that his detention could be connected to a photo of him that appeared on the front page of The New York Post eating outside his Manhattan residence, where he was supposed to be under home confinment. Cohen was recently released from prison after raising concerns he could catch the coronavirus.
  • Michael Cohen wishes fans a happy Fourth of July as critics rip restaurant romp

    Recently sprung jailbird Michael Cohen wished his Twitter followers a happy July 4th — just hours after being splashed on The Post’s front page, dining al fresco at a posh Upper East Side restaurant. “Wishing everyone a #safe and #happy #4thofJuly2020,” President Trump’s former lawyer posted in a 7:28 a.m tweet, which featured an image of an American flag and fireworks. Cohen, 53, was released from the Federal Correctional Institution at Otisville, New York on May 20 over COVID-19 concerns. He’s supposed to be serving three-year sentence for his role in paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and...
  • Michael Cohen caught at NYC restaurant — and it could land him back in prison

    07/03/2020 3:08:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 3, 2020 | 5:55pm | Christopher Sadowski and Bruce Golding
    Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria. The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday.
  • AP source: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to be released from prison

    05/20/2020 5:22:33 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 14 replies
    AP NEWS ^ | 20 May 2020 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Cohen has been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress. He will be released on furlough with the expectation that he will transition to home confinement to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, the person said. Cohen, 53,...
  • Michael Cohen will be released from prison due to pandemic

    04/17/2020 6:20:14 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/17/20 | Kara Scannell
    The federal Bureau of Prisons has notified Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, that he will be released early from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter and his lawyer. Cohen is serving a three-year sentence at the federal prison camp in Otisville, NY, where 14 inmates and seven staff members at the complex have tested positive for the virus. Cohen was scheduled for release in November 2021, but he will be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence from home confinement, the people said. He will have to undergo a...
  • Andy Cohen is ‘terrified’ by coronavirus diagnosis days after interviewing Hillary Clinton and RHOA’s Cynthia

    03/21/2020 4:08:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/21/20 | Ekin Karasin
    ANDY Cohen is feeling "terrified" after testing positive for coronavirus. **SNIP** A source close to the Bravo presenter, 51, exclusively told The Sun that he's "stressing out" about his shock diagnosis and is "scared" his loved ones could get the virus too. Andy revealed on Friday that he had tested positive for coronavirus, after admitting to not "feeling great" while in quarantine. Sharing a downcast selfie on Instagram, he wrote: "After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for coronavirus." **SNIP** His diagnosis comes days after he interviewed Hillary Clinton, and also stars including...
  • Who is Joe Walsh? Meet the controversial radio host and former congressman challenging Trump

    08/26/2019 8:11:36 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 22 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 25, 2019 | Tribune Staff
    Walsh expressed support for Trump on Twitter and seemed to call for taking up arms if the Republican lost to Hilary Clinton, writing “if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?” Walsh ran afoul of Twitter after he responded to a shooting in Dallas that killed five police officers. “This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you,” he tweeted. Walsh was one of the many politicians fooled by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in his Showtime satire series “Who is America?” Walsh in which the actor, playing a fake...
  • IRS staffer pleads guilty to giving Avenatti confidential info about Cohen

    08/14/2019 8:17:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/19 | Rachel Frazin
    An IRS staffer who authorities say gave former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti financial information about former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Wednesday to gaining and distributing that information illegally. John C. Fry had worked as an investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division when he in 2018 downloaded five Suspicious Activity Reports connected to Cohen and his company, according to NBC News. The news outlet reported that Fry on Wednesday admitted to emailing Avenatti screenshots of the reports. He pleaded guilty to unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports. "Fry was given access to sensitive and powerful government...
  • Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says ‘people deserve more’ from Mueller

    07/25/2019 7:28:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 24 2019 | Mark Moore
    Count Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer who’s serving a three-year sentence in federal prison, among those frustrated by former special counsel Robert Mueller’s performance on Capitol Hill. Cohen, who watched the testimony with other inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville in upstate Orange County, said he was let down by Mueller’s “reluctance” to go beyond the report of his two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “Mr. Mueller today had the world stage to answer questions regarding obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Sadly, his reluctance just continues to leave the debate open and those responsible...
  • Judiciary chair demands Hope Hicks clarify closed-door testimony

    07/18/2019 8:04:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is demanding that former White House communications director Hope Hicks clarify her testimony before the committee after he said new court filings suggested there were “inconsistencies” between her words and evidence collected by federal investigators in Michael Cohen’s case. “We write regarding your testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2019, which appears to be inconsistent with evidence unsealed this morning by a federal judge in New York,” Nadler wrote in a letter released Thursday evening. “As I reminded you at the outset of your interview, anything other than complete candor...
  • Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump [#fakenews]

    07/18/2019 4:44:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 18, 2019 | Jim Mustian
    Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair. The documents detailing calls and text messages were made public as federal prosecutors closed their investigation into the payoff — and a similar payment to Playboy model Karen McDougal — with no plans to charge anyone in the scandal beyond Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. Federal prosecutors in New York said in a court...
  • Democrat Steve Cohen: Trump Rally Reminiscent of Germany During ‘Hitler Regime’

    07/18/2019 2:53:28 PM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Appearing Thursday on MSNBC, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) claimed President Donald Trump’s Wednesday evening rally in Greenville, North Carolina, was reminiscent of Nazi Germany.
  • Judge Says SDNY Has Ended Trump Campaign Finance Probe, Orders Michael Cohen Records Unsealed

    07/17/2019 11:52:04 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2019 | CHUCK ROSS
    A federal judge Wednesday confirmed federal prosecutors in New York City ended their investigation into Trump campaign finance violations, which focused on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and the Trump Organization. Judge William Pauley confirmed the end of the probe in an order to release the remaining files in the case against Michael Cohen, the former Trump attorney who is serving a three-year prison term for several crimes. The end of the investigation indicates that no additional Trump Organization executives — a group that includes Donald Trump Jr. — will be charged in the investigation, which was led by attorneys...
  • Prosecutors unlikely to charge Trump Org executives, sources say

    07/12/2019 3:52:12 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 33 replies
    A federal investigation into whether Trump Organization executives violated campaign-finance laws appears to be wrapping up without charges being filed, according to people familiar with the matter. For months, federal prosecutors in New York have examined whether company officials broke the law, including in their effort to reimburse Michael Cohen for hush-money payments he made to women alleging affairs with his former boss, President Donald Trump. In recent weeks, however, their investigation has quieted, the people familiar with the inquiry said, and prosecutors now don't appear poised to charge any Trump Organization executives in the probe that stemmed from the...
  • Dem Rep: If We Don't Impeach Trump, We'll Have Blood On Our Hands

    06/14/2019 12:05:55 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember when the media kept insisting that Palin's map was a death threat? Nothing to see here. Though. Right? Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., stunningly claimed on CNN that people will die if President Trump is not impeached. Rep. Cohen, who sits on one of the main House committees charged with investigating the president and his administration. Cohen told CNN on Thursday that Democrats had a "moral imperative" to impeach the president. "I think impeachment proceedings will help see that he is beaten but that’s not the reason to do it – I think we have a moral imperative to bring...
  • 5 Discrepancies Call the Accuracy of Mueller's Report Into Question

    06/06/2019 12:06:58 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 20 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 6/5/2019 | Jeff Carlson
    The Mueller report appears to have been carefully worded by the lawyers working under former special counsel Robert Mueller, and perhaps Mueller himself, in a manner designed to inflict political damage on President Donald Trump. ... We know that sections of the report were selectively edited to provide damaging portrayals. ... there are troubling and disturbing details surrounding a heavily used witness in the Mueller report, George Nader. ... access to the underlying material used in the Mueller report is extremely limited. ...documents released in the ongoing Flynn case, a rebuttal letter from the lawyers mentioned in the Mueller report,...
  • Democratic lawmaker: Trump shouldn't be allowed to attend D-Day ceremony

    05/28/2019 11:17:26 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/19 | Rebecca Klar
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) on Tuesday said President Trump should not be allowed to attend next week’s D-Day anniversary event after Trump sided with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un in his criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden. “Disgusting display by Trump. No mention of #MemorialDay. He shouldn’t be allowed at anniversary of D-Day June 6. I was there Sunday. What an honor to recall what brave Americans did for freedom,” Cohen tweeted Tuesday. Cohen cited recent comments by Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), who called out Trump’s remarks about Biden, but also asked where the rest of the GOP...
  • Michael Cohen testified Jay Sekulow told him to lie about Trump Tower Moscow

    05/20/2019 5:18:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    One of President Trump’s lawyers asked another one to lie about the extent of Mr. Trump’s business interests in Russia, according to Michael Cohen, one of the lawyers involved in the exchange. Cohen told Congress in testimony earlier this year that Jay Sekulow told him to say the president’s dealings on a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January 2016, or before the GOP primary season kicked off. In fact, Mr. Trump’s team pursued the project through June of that year, according to investigators.