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F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen
New York Times. ^ | April 9,2018 | MATT APUZZO

Posted on 04/09/2018 1:12:01 PM PDT by Hojczyk

The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. “Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.” Mr. Cohen plays a role in aspects of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also recently said he paid $130,000 to a pornographic-film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. Ms. Clifford is known as Stormy Daniels. Mr. Ryan said Mr. Cohen has cooperated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents to congressional investigators looking into Russian election meddling. The payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.

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To: SE Mom

It’s probably not that unusual among the upper middle class for one’s personal attorney to transfer $130,000 or some other trivial amount of petty cash to another party and forget to mention it to their client.

241 posted on 04/09/2018 3:28:38 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: Lazamataz

Well if the US were like Iraq or NK as you suggest then we would have never elected Donald Trump as President. And we will have Trump as President for at least another three years. They can raid offices all they want but Trump is going nowhere.

242 posted on 04/09/2018 3:28:42 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: TallahasseeConservative

Really now, Why are you threatening to be ‘done’? That is the same as saying you want a Hillary, Rubio, Bush, or McCain leader.

Everyone, I mean EVERYONE KNOWS Congress members have been daring President Trump to fire Mueller so they can pounce on impeachment for obstruction of justice. A great deal of Republicans in Congress said that much.

243 posted on 04/09/2018 3:28:56 PM PDT by TianaHighrider
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To: Fantasywriter
Why did Nixon win reelection in a landslide?

Nixon won election in 1968 by appealing to the "silent majority" in a year of total chaos, that many said felt like the precursor to Revolution. And there were, in fact, many leftist groups calling for Revolution at the time.

1968, the year of Nixon's first Presidential election victory over Hubert Humphrey had these components:

IN 1968 Nixon presented himself as the candidate of Stability, and it turned out that's what a lot of voters wanted. The alternative seemed to be turning the country over to a party that was itself a big part of the problem.

The Democrats chances were also harmed by the 3rd party run of Segregationist George Wallace, who won 5 states in the South. (The last 3rd party candidate to win electoral votes).

By 1972 things had calmed down a lot, and while it wasn't a perfect utopia, Nixon had largely delivered the stability he promised.

In 1972 he ran on "continue the good stuff" campaign, and people by and large bought it.

It no doubt helped him that McGovern was an unattractive

In the end it was a total blow-out. Nixon won 520 Electoral Votes.

244 posted on 04/09/2018 3:29:31 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: plain talk
The world will go on. There will be elections. Somehow you will survive.

I'm amazed that someone from the Class of '98 will lay down for the lawless thugs in Washington.

I learned something different than your doormat imitation in my 20 years here.

Did you vote for Hillary, or something?

Is that why you're OK with "pretend elections"?   thinking face

245 posted on 04/09/2018 3:29:46 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: heights

No the law is serious business. Break one and see what happens. :-)

246 posted on 04/09/2018 3:30:32 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Sam Gamgee

They don’t want Stormy’s records, they’re looking for something to get at Trump. Just wait. It’ll come out what they’re really after.

247 posted on 04/09/2018 3:31:00 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: heights
Nope, its ‘Special Counsels’ and FBI agents.

With unaccountable secret ex parte courts.

248 posted on 04/09/2018 3:31:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: heights; plain talk
Looks like plain talk is a citizen of Mexico, where this kind of thing goes on every day.

Including the "pretend elections"...

249 posted on 04/09/2018 3:32:34 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: Hojczyk

Mueller is well into witch hunt territory. He should be fired.. TODAY! Additionally, Trump should summarily pardon everyone under indictment to completely clear the decks.

Screw the politics; likely the House is gone in November anyway, so there’s very little to lose. FIRE THEM!!!

250 posted on 04/09/2018 3:33:50 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberals, go find another country.)
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To: BruinX66

Trump has capitulated to the deep state. Look how he hired Bolton. The deep state wants war. They’re keeping the pressure on, to make sure Trump “stays bought”

251 posted on 04/09/2018 3:34:00 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: Blue House Sue

Regardless- the feds take a hell of a risk by doing this. They were incredibly deferential to Mrs. Clinton’s multiple attorney-client privilege claims.

This profoundly disturbing. I can’t imagine a judge signing off on such a huge number of documents.

252 posted on 04/09/2018 3:34:15 PM PDT by SE Mom (Screaming Eagle mom)
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To: SamAdams76

That’s a shame, because I’m a hell of a Warrior. I said if he doesn’t fight back. Would you follow a Leader into combat who would lead from the rear?

253 posted on 04/09/2018 3:34:23 PM PDT by TallahasseeConservative (Isaiah 40:31)
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

More likely an intimate candlelight dinner for two in a little private niche just off the DOJ executive dining room.

Sessions: Rod, you’re a genius for appointing Mueller.

Rosenstein: No, *you’re* the genius, for recusing behind Trump’s back. He never saw it coming!

They raise champagne glasses and toast each other, while grinning stupidly.

254 posted on 04/09/2018 3:34:39 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Jack Black

Then the sniveling, conniving, virtue signalling Republicans sold Nixon down the river.

255 posted on 04/09/2018 3:36:41 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: TianaHighrider

Because at some point, you have to call the bastards on their bluff. Otherwise this will keep going and going.

256 posted on 04/09/2018 3:36:59 PM PDT by TallahasseeConservative (Isaiah 40:31)
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To: SE Mom

Look up the judge. Sessions appointed him. What famous case was he involved in? Iran Contra. So, you tell me if you believe like I do that justice for all is a long gone conclusion.

257 posted on 04/09/2018 3:37:14 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: kiryandil

Go get yourself a beer and have a good cry. You will get over it.

Yes ... despite what the mystic oracle kiryandil spouts there will indeed continue to be elections in this country. Life will go on despite all the offices the deep state raids.

258 posted on 04/09/2018 3:37:39 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Obstruction bait…that’s all this is.

259 posted on 04/09/2018 3:38:08 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Fantasywriter

There needs to be a way for an armed raid of Mueller’s office and team with all their documents confiscated along with the same treatment for Rosenstein and Sessions. Don’t know the rationale, but using the military and military investigative services after declaring the SC a threat to national security would be a start.

260 posted on 04/09/2018 3:39:29 PM PDT by Truth29
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