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F.B.I. Raids Office of Trumpís 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: Nero Germanicus

The jackboots raided Cohn’s apt, too. Are you still celebrating the peaceful transition of power?


61 posted on 04/09/2018 1:45:39 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama can keep his terrorist friends and his past a secret but Trump has no right to lawyer-client confidentiality. What a joke. No this is a real outrage.


62 posted on 04/09/2018 1:46:32 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: gathersnomoss

Everybody in Washington DC is a disgrace to the country. If they are not corrupt they have been compromised and are being blackmail for their sins.

It is about leverage. I believe once a person arrives into Washington DC the Swamp attempts to corrupt them.

If the swamp is not able to corrupt them, they set the new people up in compromising positions. Example underage prostitute, illegal favors, and gay sex to get leverage. The people in Washington DC are wicked and will kill to keep their power.

We need to push and convince Representative Gowdy to run against Lindsey Graham where he can make a difference.


63 posted on 04/09/2018 1:46:36 PM PDT by DEPcom
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To: Fantasywriter

You’re right. However, like Obama, Trump has a phone and a pen.


64 posted on 04/09/2018 1:46:40 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Hojczyk

Deep State bump for later.....


65 posted on 04/09/2018 1:47:17 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: EdnaMode

They “need “ to stop PDJT at all costs.


66 posted on 04/09/2018 1:47:24 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Lurkinanloomin
Stormy’s Lawyer Says She Will Release Composite Sketch Of Man Who Threatened Her

Can't be a coincidence

67 posted on 04/09/2018 1:48:09 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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To: ransomnote; Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

another chess move by the swamp critters...


68 posted on 04/09/2018 1:48:29 PM PDT by bitt (We do not need the electric chair - we need electric bleachers!)
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To: gathersnomoss

Not a good way to start a week.


69 posted on 04/09/2018 1:48:35 PM PDT by Soros Billions (Gore is a pussy, Hillary : There's a man for ya)
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To: Soros Billions

70 posted on 04/09/2018 1:50:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

How does any of this not violate attorney/client privilege?


71 posted on 04/09/2018 1:50:29 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: rktman

It becomes more apparent with each passing day “at all costs” includes the very real risk of a hot civil war.


72 posted on 04/09/2018 1:51:27 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: CivilWarBrewing

This is not a silent coup. The Swamp is bold and proud. We are in a takeover mode. President Donald Trump is just a speed bump on the highway to serfdom. Pray for his safety. This is not a drill....


73 posted on 04/09/2018 1:52:50 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: TallahasseeConservative

When Eisenhower became POTUS he had come from a world wher Lt. Generals said How High when Ike said Jump. When he got to the WH he said he was amazed at how other than the Pentagon whenhe ordered something done nothing happened. That was just the inertia of govt. Trump is and has been faced with the open hostility of the bureaucracy from bottom to top. Even he does not know or trust the numbers of people he would need to drain that swamp.


74 posted on 04/09/2018 1:54:00 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Wallace T.

Unlike Obama, Trump is opposed by 98% of Congress and about the same percentage of press. They are goading Trump to make a high profile termination so they can trot out the Watergate playbook.


75 posted on 04/09/2018 1:54:24 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Cicero

Mueller handed docs over to fibbers.


76 posted on 04/09/2018 1:54:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Hojczyk

BLOAT


77 posted on 04/09/2018 1:55:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: All
Can't wait to see the Qanon-believers, Sundance-supporters, and Gateway-Pundit-guys all coming out of the woodowrk to tell us how this is really a great 4-D chess move by Trump, and that the Military Tribunals will be starting any day now.

Mueller is working hand-in-hand with the New York Attorney General, so it's not clear that even firing Mueller could stop this investigation.

Andy Cuomo is in the driver's seat and has the means and intention to bring Trump down.

By "means" I include:

All-in-all, it's a powerful arsenal.

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.

78 posted on 04/09/2018 1:55:20 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Fantasywriter

A Trump trial will not end well for those against our President.


79 posted on 04/09/2018 1:55:44 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: Wallace T.

Just stop it! Stop blaming President Trump. Sessions has been a darling of conservatives for years and his appointment as AG was widely applauded among conservatives. None of us, least of all Trump, could have known what a weasel Sessions is. Like so many politicians, he kept this side of himself hidden.


80 posted on 04/09/2018 1:56:08 PM PDT by Avalon Memories ( Proud Deplorable. Proud born-in-the-USA American Dreamer.)
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