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  • Michael Cohen swipes at Trump as he reports to prison: ‘There still remains much to be told’

    05/06/2019 7:43:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 06 2019 | Alex Pappas
    Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer who has since forcefully denounced his former boss, told reporters Monday “there still remains much to be told” as he left his New York City apartment to report to federal prison for a three-year sentence after pleading guilty to numerous crimes. "There still remains much to be told and I look forward to the day that I can share the truth," Cohen said in brief remarks to reporters. In an apparent swipe at President Trump, Cohen also said, “I hope that when I rejoin my family and friends that the country will be in...
  • Georgian Businessman Releases Texts With Cohen That Were Left Out Of Mueller Report

    04/24/2019 5:30:27 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/24/2019 | Chuck Ross
    A Georgian-American businessman is calling for a retraction of a footnote in the special counsel’s report that refers to a text message exchange with Michael Cohen about a rumored Trump sex tape. Giorgi Rtskhiladze’s lawyer sent a letter to the attorney general claiming that the Mueller report has “glaring inaccuracies.” The report quoted a text message in which Rtskhiladze told Cohen he was “stopping the flow” of tapes of Trump. But in a text message left out of Mueller’s report, Rtskhiladze suggested he did not believe the rumor. .... "We Strongly demand that a full and immediate retraction of these...
  • Michael Cohen, in Recorded Phone Call, Walks Back Parts of Guilty Plea

    04/24/2019 9:32:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Michael Cohen, in Recorded Phone Call, Walks Back Parts of Guilty Plea Michael Rothfeld 8-10 minutes Michael Cohen has disavowed responsibility for some of the crimes to which he has pleaded guilty, privately contending in a recent recorded phone call that he hadn’t evaded taxes and that a criminal charge related to his home-equity line of credit was “a lie.” As he prepares to begin a three-year prison term on May 6, Mr. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, expressed dismay during the conversation that after testifying for more than 100 hours to federal and congressional investigators about his work 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...
  • Trump MUST win in 2020

    03/01/2019 9:40:16 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    Observing President Trump in masterful action at the Hanoi summit with NK against the backdrop of the Cohen ridiculousness in our swamp here at home reminds us that our greatest enemies are in fact, here at home. And to think of all the diplomatic, economic, judicial, and military progress going to waste is unbearable to consider. Trump MUST win in 2020.
  • 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...
  • Trump says Cohen’s newly revealed book proposal blows up testimony: ‘Totally discredited!’

    03/01/2019 7:16:38 AM PST · by ETL · 25 replies ^ | Mar 1, 2019 | Brooke Singman | Fox News
    President Trump on Friday blasted Michael Cohen over a newly reported book proposal that apparently painted the president in a positive light, saying his former lawyer's pitch contradicts this week's congressional testimony and renders him “totally discredited.” “Wow, just revealed that Michael Cohen wrote ‘a love letter to Trump’ manuscript for a new book that he was pushing. Written and submitted long after Charlottesville and Helsinki, his phony reasons for going rogue. Book is exact opposite of his fake testimony, which is now a lie!” Trump tweeted Friday.“Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen’s new book, given to publishers a short...
  • Cohen testimony before Senate Intel postponed

    02/11/2019 1:12:25 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen is postponing his closed-door testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, citing medical reasons due to a recent surgery, his attorney Lanny Davis said Monday. Cohen had been subpoenaed by the committee to testify on Feb. 12 as part of the panel’s ongoing Russian interference investigation. Davis said at the time that he planned to comply but that the parties would need to discuss the details, including his appearance date, given that Cohen had recently undergone major surgery. “The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has accepted Mr. Cohen’s request for postponement of tomorrow’s hearing...
  • Pardon Everyone (Except That Rat Cohen)

    12/16/2018 11:40:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Let’s stop pretending that America in 2018 has a “justice system.” It’s not a justice system. It’s a set of elite institutions that swing the law like a sledgehammer to crush threats to the ruling class’s monopoly on power. You know, threats like the people we elect to represent our interests against the elite. And we are under no moral obligation to pretend it is anything else. This painful to admit it, but we need to grow up. There are two sets of law in America today, meaning there is no rule of law in America today. Oh, there are...
  • Donald Trump tweets NBC, 'SNL' should be tested by courts after Christmas parody sketch

    12/16/2018 4:31:49 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 35 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11/16/18 | Tyler McCarthy
    Donald Trump called for courts to test NBC and “Saturday Night Live” in a fiery tweet on Sunday that followed the final airing of the sketch show until the New Year. “SNL” wrapped up a year of political humor directed at the Trump administration with a parody of the Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” in which it posited a world wherein Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, was never elected president of the United States. The sketch, which featured returning guest stars Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen, Robert De Niro as Robert Mueller and Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh,...
  • Trump: Cohen only became a ‘rat’ after FBI 'broke into' office

    12/16/2018 10:28:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday blamed the FBI's search of the office of his former attorney, Michael Cohen, for causing his longtime associate to turn against him. "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a 'Rat' after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE!" Trump wrote on Twitter. The president questioned why the FBI did not "break into" the offices of the Democratic National Committee or his 2016 campaign opponent, Hillary Clinton. The FBI in April raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room, seizing troves of...