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  • Michael Cohen search warrants show federal probe began nearly a year earlier than know

    03/19/2019 7:22:56 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 13 replies
    he investigation of Michael Cohen began in the summer of 2017, nearly a year before federal agents raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, according to search warrants made public Tuesday. The newly-released documents show that the first FBI warrant was executed on July 19, 2017, targeting Cohen's Gmail account and seeking messages from all of 2016 up to July 2017. The FBI raided Cohen's office and hotel suite on April 9, 2018, seeking evidence of bank fraud and hush money payments to two women, porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal,...
  • Court Victory Against Deep State FBI [Weekly Update]

    03/16/2019 9:17:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 16, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judge Declares FBI’s Search for Peter Strzok Records Inadequate Judicial Watch Sues for Key Anti-Trump Coup Doc Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Against Congressman Adam Schiff Clinton Email Scandal Witness Testimony Begins Judicial Watch is #1 on FOIA! Judge Declares FBI’s Search for Peter Strzok Records Inadequate A petulant child or employee will perform a task halfway and wait to see if he can get away with it. Such seems to be the strategy of the entire Deep State bureaucracy. The FBI is particularly good at this, and we are particularly good at calling them on it. Luckily for...
  • Cohen not in trouble for misleading committee, House chairman says

    03/13/2019 12:03:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Mach 13, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Wednesday that he will not attempt to punish Michael Cohen for misleading the committee last month when he claimed he’d never asked President Trump for a pardon. Rep. Elijah Cummings said Cohen, Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer, has since clarified through his own lawyer that his testimony “could have been clearer.” Cohen now says he was only referring to a specific period of time in his testimony, according to a letter from his lawyer. The Maryland Democrat said that was good enough to get Cohen off the hook. He could have...
  • Michael Cohen lawyer attempts to clarify testimony about presidential pardon

    03/13/2019 7:47:33 AM PDT · by budj · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 March, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    An attorney for Michael Cohen on Tuesday attempted to clarify the former Trump lawyer’s congressional testimony regarding whether he sought a presidential pardon, maintaining that his client never “personally” requested one.
  • Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Over Rep. Schiff’s Contacts with Simpson and Cohen

    03/11/2019 12:07:52 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MARCH 11, 2019
    Shortened title. Full title: Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Over Rep. Adam Schiff’s Contacts with Glenn Simpson and Michael Cohen Judicial Watch announced today that it filed an official complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics about Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) controversial communications and contacts with two congressional witnesses: Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS and Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer. The complaint asks that Rep. Schiff, who is the new chairman of the House Intelligence Community, be investigated in connection with recent revelations that he met with Simpson in Aspen, Colorado, in July 2018 and that he and...
  • Michael Cohen Met For 10 hrs With Adam Schiff’s Staffers Before Testimony

    03/08/2019 1:44:32 PM PST · by bitt · 33 replies ^ | 3/8/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Trump, told House investigators this week that staff for Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., traveled to New York at least four times to meet with him for over 10 hours immediately before last month’s high-profile public testimony, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke to Fox News — as Republicans question whether the meetings amounted to coaching a witness. The sources told Fox News that the sessions covered a slew of topics addressed during the public hearing before the oversight committee — including the National Enquirer’s “Catch and...
  • Fox News: Cohen Spent 10 Hours With Schiff's Staff Pre-testimony

    03/08/2019 8:08:48 AM PST · by bitt · 22 replies ^ | 3/8/2019 | theodore bunker
    President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen met with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., several times before testifying before the panel last week, Fox News reports. According to two unnamed sources, Cohen met with Schiff's staff in New York at least four times, for a total of 10 hours, before his appearance before the committee. Fox News reports Cohen and Schiff's staff discussed several of the topics that came up during the panel's hearing, including the National Enquirer's policy of stifling stories, the CEO of its parent company, American Media, and Trump's alleged actions regarding the value of...
  • Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization for legal fees resulting from Mueller probe, porn star lawsuit

    03/07/2019 1:06:10 PM PST · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7 Mar 19 | Kevin Breuninger | Tucker Higgins | Brian Schwartz
    President Donald Trump's former longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization, claiming his former company has failed to pay "fees and costs" related in part to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Cohen argues in New York state Supreme Court that the Trump Organization, where Cohen worked for roughly a decade as an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, had a "contractual agreement" to compensate Cohen and "to pay attorneys' fees and costs" incurred through his work "with and on behalf of" company officials.
  • House Intel obtains new info, documents from Cohen in 8-hour interview

    03/07/2019 12:16:23 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was grilled by congressional investigators for eight hours Wednesday as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s sweeping probe of the president’s finances and links to Russia. In his second day over the past two weeks providing closed-door testimony, Cohen offered lawmakers new documents, including some that reportedly showed his prior false statements about a proposal to build a Trump property in Moscow were edited before he delivered them to Congress. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) described the interview as “enormously productive” in brief remarks Wednesday evening, but declined to offer specifics about what Cohen told...
  • Trump's former campaign chief Manafort faces what could be a life in prison for bank and tax fraud

    03/07/2019 4:49:03 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-07-19 | Sarah N. Lynch
    President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be sentenced by a U.S. judge in Virginia on Thursday for bank and tax fraud. The fraud was uncovered during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election. Manafort could face what effectively would be a life sentence in prison for the eight charges the veteran Republican political consultant was convicted of by a jury in Alexandria last August.
  • Lawyer says Michael Cohen directed attorney to ask about Trump pardon

    03/07/2019 4:37:46 AM PST · by McQ444 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-07-19 | Joe Tacopino and Ben Feuerherd
    President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, considered seeking a presidential pardon last year, it was revealed Wednesday. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, told The Post that his client did entertain the possibility of a pardon as part of a joint defense agreement Cohen had with the president after Cohen’s Manhattan office was raided in April 2018. “During that time period, he directed his attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon at one point with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, as well as other lawyers advising President Trump,” Davis said in a statement.
  • Why Cohen turned on Trump

    03/06/2019 11:10:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-05-19 | DrJohn
    Michael Cohen, who did his best to smear Donald Trump last week, may well have been doing so in revenge. Last summer it was revealed that Cohen was under investigation for tax fraud. Federal authorities are analyzing whether Cohen failed to report all of the income from his taxi-medallion business, which included "hundreds of thousands of dollars received in cash and other payments over the last five years," according to the Journal. Investigators are also probing whether any bank employees improperly extended loans to Cohen without adequate documentation, and whether Cohen made false statements or misrepresentations on loan applications. In particular, federal...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Almost two-thirds of voters think Trump committed crimes before taking office

    03/06/2019 9:31:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Fox2 Now St. Louis Via CNN Wires ^ | 03/06/2019 | CNN Wires
    Nearly two-thirds of registered voters think President Donald Trump committed crimes before assuming the presidency, according to a new poll taken in the days after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, 64% of registered voters said Trump had committed crimes before entering office and nearly half of voters — 45% — think he committed crimes while serving as President. Despite Trump’s massive popularity in the GOP, even a third of Republicans said Trump had engaged in criminal activity before his presidency. The poll showed that 89% of Democrats and 65%...
  • Lawyer for Cohen raised pardon with Trump attorneys following FBI raid: report

    03/04/2019 8:19:45 PM PST · by blueplum · 20 replies
    The Hill via msn ^ | 04 Mar 2019 | Brett Samuels
    An attorney representing Michael Cohen broached the idea of a pardon for the longtime Trump associate during a conversation last year with lawyers for the president, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The news outlet reported that Stephen Ryan allegedly discussed the possibility of a pardon with Trump attorneys Jay Sekulow, Rudy Giuliani and Joanna Hendon. (snip) Ryan hinted that Cohen would consider cooperating with prosecutors if he did not receive a pardon, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Hill has reached out to Ryan for comment. Trump's attorneys rejected the idea ..
  • Gowdy says Congress hearings an ‘unmitigated failure,’ including his Clinton panel

    03/04/2019 3:19:26 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    The State (SC) ^ | 4 March 2019 | Bristow Merchant
    Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is not a fan of splashy, big-name congressional hearings — including, in hindsight, his own. The former S.C. congressman labeled his Benghazi panel’s questioning of Hillary Clinton an “unmitigated failure” Monday on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” where Gowdy is a contributor. Gowdy said he was unimpressed with last week’s high-profile testimony by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to a U.S. House panel.
  • Trump: For Democrats to interview a convicted liar at same time as Summit w' N. Korea is a new low

    03/03/2019 8:17:53 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 3, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the “walk.” Never done when a president is overseas. Shame!
  • Morality and Michael Cohen (2 bag barf alert)

    03/03/2019 5:41:53 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2/28/2019 | David Brooks
    I often wonder who didn’t love Donald Trump. I often wonder who left an affection void that he has tried to fill by winning attention, which is not the same thing. He’s turned his life into a marketing strategy. As Michael Cohen said in his testimony on Wednesday, even the presidential campaign was a marketing campaign to build the Trump brand. In turning himself into a brand he’s turned himself into a human shell, so brittle and gilded that there is no place for people close to him to attach. His desperate attempts to be loved have made him unable...
  • How low will they go in their hate of Trump Obsession?

    03/02/2019 10:10:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/19 | Jeff Crouere
    In Cohen’s testimony, there were no damaging revelations, instead it was just another reminder that the Democrats and the media will stop at nothing to destroy their hated enemy, President Donald Trump. This week, President Trump was is in Hanoi, Vietnam negotiating with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. This was their second summit, which marked tremendous progress from previous administrations. Ultimately, the goal of these talks will be to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula. Unfortunately, the North Koreans were not willing to commit to making serious strides toward the goal of denuclearization, so the President refused to ease...
  • Dems look to steer clear of impeachment talk after Cohen testimony

    03/01/2019 11:39:29 PM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Rebecca Shabad
    WASHINGTON — Leading congressional Democrats were still largely steering clear of impeachment chatter a day after President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, alleged in public testimony that Trump had violated campaign finance laws and lied to the American public. “I’m not going into that, I’m not going into that,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, said at her weekly news conference Thursday, quickly dismissing talk of impeachment...(snip) ... the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., like Pelosi, downplayed the idea that his panel's seven-hour hearing had represented a significant leap forward on that front...(snip) The...
  • Michael Cohen may have just helped Donald Trump (Russian collusion - NOT GUILTY! Now what?)

    03/01/2019 5:17:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/19 | John Podhoretz
    **SNIP** The weird thing: Since what Republicans were trying to do was save the president’s hide, they should actually have hoisted Cohen on their shoulders, sung “Hava Nagila” and done a nine-hour hora. His testimony and answers actually helped the president when it came to the matter of Trump’s possible impeachment. It turns out his lawyer-fixer doesn’t have the goods. Early reports on what Cohen might say suggested he was ­going to tell the committee that Trump told him to lie to Congress about his alleged porn-star payoffs. That would have meant the president had suborned perjury - a serious...