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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: Jane Long
Excellent post .

This is a flat out coup .

We are witnessing a real coup.

The Presidents private attorney office and home was raided .

Beyond furious .

321 posted on 04/09/2018 4:14:19 PM PDT by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalists out themselves every day)
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To: cherry

Well we don’t know anything about what may or may not be in said “files” and computers. There may or may not be anything bad.... although once leaks start there can always be something “embarrassing” even if nothing illegal. And, of course, Mueller & co. want to set and spring perjury traps on everyone, where if you state even the most innocuous detail incorrectly (compared to something in an email, document, etc.) they will charge perjury.

322 posted on 04/09/2018 4:16:05 PM PDT by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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To: Jane Long

No. You’ll just sit there and clap as Mueller plays games because Trump is afraid to fire him. That’s a winning strategy. We’re on the verge of a civil war and you think it’s still time to play by DC rules.

323 posted on 04/09/2018 4:16:28 PM PDT by TallahasseeConservative (Isaiah 40:31)
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To: Hojczyk

The time has come for the military to act against domestic enemies.

The entire top echelon of the DoJ and FBI up to and including Sessions should wake up tomorrow morning behind bars.

324 posted on 04/09/2018 4:17:24 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 0)
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To: Hojczyk

This search will be authorized by Deputy AG Rosenberg whenever he gets around to it.

325 posted on 04/09/2018 4:17:39 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: haircutter
When do we get told that extraterrestrials have commandeered the DemonRat party and are totally in control of the FBI, DOJ, etc?

Has the patriot Sessions been replaced by an extraterrestrial replica Sessions now working on behalf of the Deep State?

The Extraterrestrials will have to FIRST take away Americans' guns.. Oh WAIT, THEY'RE WORKING ON THAT NOW AREN'T THEY (Parkland aftermath and Hogg Hitler)!! Tin foil hat!

326 posted on 04/09/2018 4:18:37 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: dfwgator; plain talk; Electric Graffiti
If they take down Trump, elections in the future won’t matter.

It's pretty cool talking to an actual Freeper like "plain talk", who thinks like a Venezuelan.

"Si, Senor - these are thee choices that My Masters have given mee. So I must do my dutee and vote."

327 posted on 04/09/2018 4:18:51 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: Enchante

Mark Levin just asked/called for Sessions to step down. It broke his heart to say it.

328 posted on 04/09/2018 4:19:25 PM PDT by SE Mom (Screaming Eagle mom)
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To: plain talk

I suppose people in Nazi Germany also denied the reality that was upon them.

329 posted on 04/09/2018 4:19:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (What America needs is more Hogg control.)
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To: TianaHighrider

Who’s going to vote to impeach him? All those Republicans would have to go home to their districts and explain why they impeached a President without cause.

330 posted on 04/09/2018 4:19:49 PM PDT by TallahasseeConservative (Isaiah 40:31)
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To: Hojczyk
So this is going to get interesting. Mueller flirted with breaking attorney client privilege in his raid of Manaford’s house. Now he has smashed attorney client privilege in the taking of Cohen documents.

I expect it won't be long before a judge lectures Mueller on the fruit from the poison tree.

Mueller is either a fool are trying to figure out a way to get himself fired for cause as a political stunt. Either way I hope he first gets disbarred, then sent to jail.

331 posted on 04/09/2018 4:20:29 PM PDT by Robert357 ( Dan Rather was discharged as "medically unfit" on May 11, 1954.)
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To: gathersnomoss

We are in serfdom now. 20 trillion in debt. They can’t let us pions go free.

332 posted on 04/09/2018 4:20:55 PM PDT by Carry me back (Cut the feds by 90%)
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To: TallahasseeConservative

They will be paid off. No worries.

333 posted on 04/09/2018 4:20:58 PM PDT by missthethunder
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To: Jim Noble

Mueller will never issue a ‘Target’ letter on Trump. Mueller is operating under the DOJ opinion that a sitting President cannot be indicted. Being a ‘Target’ has a very specific meaning under DOJ procedure and implies imminent criminal charges.

Since Mueller will never make Trump a target, he will remain a subject right up to the moment Mueller issues his report. The whole ‘subject’ v. ‘target’ thing was something reported by WaPo, who got it from Trump’s lawyers, who heard it from Mueller, so we have no idea exactly how this information was delivered.

My gut tells me it’s both a truthful answer to a question from Trump’s lawyers, and a gambit to make Trump feel more comfortable and more likely to sit down and talk to Mueller.

334 posted on 04/09/2018 4:22:22 PM PDT by Taipei
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To: shotgun

Sessions is a coward.

335 posted on 04/09/2018 4:22:29 PM PDT by Carry me back (Cut the feds by 90%)
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To: TallahasseeConservative

I wonder how many would survive the trip home and back again.

336 posted on 04/09/2018 4:22:34 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 0)
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To: Hojczyk
337 posted on 04/09/2018 4:23:16 PM PDT by timestax
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To: Fantasywriter

His Democrat opponent was George McGovern, who was on the left wing of his party. The crippling of George Wallace in an assassination attempt prevented a third party challenge in 1972. Basically, Nixon got his own base plus the Wallace vote. There were also some moderate Democrats alienated by McGovern’s extreme liberalism.

338 posted on 04/09/2018 4:23:27 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: cherry

Sessions will discover that backstabbers have a shelf life. His usefulness to the Deep State will not be indefinite. They will retire him as soon as it’s expedient.

339 posted on 04/09/2018 4:23:32 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
Team Trump has no real weapons. We pro-Trump observers are waiting patiently for an IG report. But even when that comes it isn't the same caliber of weapon as what Cuomo and Mueller are firing at Trump.

I doubt we'll ever see an IG report but if we do, it won't be favorable to Trump...Obviously the corruption goes deep and wide...

340 posted on 04/09/2018 4:23:42 PM PDT by Iscool
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