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  • Breaking Down the Rat’s ABC Interview and Trump’s Deal with Pecker

    12/14/2018 3:37:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush ^ | December 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: “Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and … Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women…” Trump’s relationships with women? “It’s impeachable, Mr. Limbaugh! It’s criminal. We’re on the verge…” It is? “According to documents supplied by the SDNY, Trump and Cohen had a meeting one year before,” not 2015. It was August of 2014 they met “to discuss this arrangement.” Again, the memorandum from the Southern District of New York says, “In August 2014, Chairman [Pecker] had met with Cohen and...
  • Utah senator says he regrets ‘irresponsible’ Trump remarks [Orrin Hatch]

    12/14/2018 1:59:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is backtracking after saying that he wasn’t concerned that prosecutors implicated President Donald Trump in a crime. The Republican in a statement said he spoke “imprudently” in a CNN interview Tuesday. During the interview, he dismissed federal prosecutors who said Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make hush money payments. Hatch said Democrats will do anything to hurt Trump. …
  • [Vanity] Karen McDougal Payment

    12/14/2018 1:30:02 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    Me | Today | TBP
    I thought I heard Rush say that the American Media (National Enquirer) payment to buy Karen McDougal's story and bury it occurred in 2014, before President Trump was even a candidate. If this is so, it would prove that the crimes Cohen pled to are not crimes. (And Mueller knows it.) Did anyone else hear this, adn can anyone provide a link?
  • Byron York: Why Republicans 'shrug off' the Michael Cohen case

    12/13/2018 1:53:50 PM PST · by libstripper · 17 replies
    Washingtpon Examiner ^ | Dec. 13, 2018 | Byron York
    Democrats and media commentators are noting that many Republicans are "shrugging off" the fact that Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to felony campaign finance violations which prosecutors say President Trump directed him to commit. The president, they say, is "implicated in two felonies." How could GOP lawmakers shrug that off? * * * In that spirit, with the Cohen case, some of the best conservative thinkers on campaign finance are arguing that Cohen's offense, to which he has pleaded guilty, wasn't really an offense at all. And it certainly wasn't an offense for which President Trump could be prosecuted.
  • PDJT In First Interview On Sentencing Of Michael Cohen

    12/13/2018 12:38:47 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-13-18 | Harris Faulkner
    It's about 9 minutes; Speaking to Faulkner, the president also addressed John Kelly’s departure as White House chief of staff, and his search for a replacement. “I want somebody that's strong but I want somebody that thinks like I do,” he said. “It's my vision. It is my vision. After all, at the same time, I'm open to ideas.” Asked what he loves about being president, Trump said, “I love getting things done for the people” but acknowledged it’s “a nasty job because I get hit so hard, so unfairly by so many.”
  • I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. [Trump Tweet]

    12/13/2018 5:46:24 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/13/18 | President Trump
    I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called “advice of counsel,” and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly...... ....stated that I did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply, because this was not campaign finance. Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was...
  • Former election commissioner: Cohen and Trump didn't violate campaign finance law

    12/12/2018 11:02:51 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/18 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Trump-haters hoping the president’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, will provide the evidence needed to impeach the president and perhaps even “lock him up” are likely headed for a bitter disappointment. The Cohen guilty pleas are likely irrelevant to the fate of President Trump. That’s because in my judgment – as someone who served for two years as a member of the Federal Election Commission – the campaign finance law violations Cohen pleaded guilty to committing, allegedly at Donald Trump’s direction, aren’t really violations. If I’m right – that is, if Cohen didn’t really violate campaign finance law, despite his...
  • Don’t Let Them Succeed in Their Pursuit to Destroy Donald Trump

    12/12/2018 4:49:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So, if you are just tuning in, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, fixer, whatever, has just been sentenced to three years in jail, 36 months in prison, federal prison. Primarily because he worked for Donald Trump. Actually, his crimes that he’s being sent to prison for, the really bad ones have nothing to do with Trump. He engaged in massive $1.4 million tax fraud, has to make restitution of that. There’s a $500,000 reimbursement he’s gotta make to somebody and a $50,000 fine. So he’s gonna be sentenced in about three months. What’s he gonna be doing in...
  • Mark Levin rips media for 'regurgitating' SDNY'S 'self-serving brief' to hurt Trump

    12/12/2018 11:46:31 AM PST · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-11-18 | Douglas Ernst
    The “Life, Liberty & Levin” host at Fox News broke down the issue into five bullet points, which read in part: “A sitting president CANNOT be indicted. That’s official DOJ policy since 1973.” “SDNY is NOT expert in campaign finance violations and neither is the Clinton appointed district judge. They rarely handle campaign finance cases. The left-wing media and politicians are regurgitating what the prosecutors have merely filed in their own self-serving brief. The media and others intentionally refuse to look at the actual rules and context. They refuse to even question what these prosecutors have thrown together.” “The actual...
  • Michael Cohen Gets 3 Years....

    12/12/2018 9:20:13 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 93 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/12/18 | By Tom Winter, Hannah Rappleye, Jonathan Dienst and Minyvonne Burke
    An emotional Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to 3 years after pleading guilty to nine federal charges stemming from his failure to report millions of dollars in income making secret payments to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump. One of the charges Cohen pleaded guilty to included a separate charge, stemming from Robert Mueller's probe into Tump's potential collusion with Russia, that he lied to Congress about his dealings with a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow.
  • Trump's ex-lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

    12/12/2018 9:12:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 3 Mins Ago | Dan Mangan Kevin Breuninger
    Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.
  • Cohen's 'Appointment in Prague' Was Dossier Bunk, Mueller Files Indicate

    12/11/2018 5:54:14 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 6 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | December 11, 2018 | Paul Sperry
    a flurry of court filings by Mueller last week suggests that this story is false, a damaging piece of disinformation that has roiled the nation for two years.
  • John Edwards' legal team opens defense

    12/11/2018 8:19:46 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | David Zucchino
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After weeks of riveting and often salacious testimony about an extramarital affair and the elaborate lies that once kept it hidden, testimony in the John Edwards trial turned Monday to a more prosaic topic: campaign finance law. As Edwards' legal team opened his defense, the finance director for his failed 2008 presidential run testified that more than $900,000 from two wealthy benefactors was not reported as campaign contributions because it represented private gifts intended for personal expenditures. Lora Haggard, who supervised reporting to the Federal Election Commission, said the FEC told the Edwards campaign it was not...
  • Q Anon: 12/10/18 Trust Trump's Plan

    12/10/2018 10:18:07 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2,626 replies ^ | 12/10/18 | FReepers, vanity
    “Trust The Plan” YouTube President Trump This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected (The Plan) - 6 min YouTube Storm Is Upon Us Q - We Are The Plan - 6 min YouTube Dan Duval Discovering the Truth With Dan Duval-Part 3 - Excellent orientation to Q by Praying Medic YouTube Joe Masepoes Q - The Plan To Save The World - 13 min - popular introduction Also, Stormisuponus on Bitchute Threadreader Jason Wright Q Anon Is Real - Oct, Nov 2017 Q drops + commentary Twitter Paul Serran What is Q? - 31 point introduction Medium Martin Geddes...
  • Trump to demand Congress release sexual harassment payment info if he is charged.(Vanity)

    12/10/2018 4:32:09 AM PST · by tired&retired · 43 replies
    The best defense is a good offense. If Trump's payments to Stormy through Cohen were illegal campaign contributions, then the sexual harassment payments by congressmen were too.
  • Andrew C. McCarthy: Why Trump is likely to be indicted by Manhattan US Attorney

    12/09/2018 8:29:55 AM PST · by ETL · 116 replies ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Andrew McCarthy | Fox News
    The major takeaway from the 40-page sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors Friday for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, is this: The president is very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws. It has been obvious for some time that President Trump is the principal subject of the investigation still being conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Cohen earlier pleaded guilty to multiple counts of business and tax fraud, violating campaign finance law, and making false statements to Congress regarding unsuccessful efforts to build a Trump...
  • Dem: Cohen filing means Trump committed two felonies

    12/08/2018 3:58:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2018 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) argued Friday that federal prosecutors' latest filing in a case involving President Trump's former longtime attorney Michael Cohen means that Trump allegedly committed two felonies. Lieu, a member of the House Judiciary Committee and frequent Trump critic, told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on "Hardball" that "we have a sitting president of the United States who committed two felonies while running for president.”....
  • Trump calls for Mueller probe to end following Manafort, Cohen court filings

    12/08/2018 2:03:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 8. 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    President Donald Trump said Saturday that court filings in the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen cases showed no collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. "We're very happy with what we're reading because there was no collusion whatsoever," Trump told reporters Saturday at the White House before boarding Marine One for the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia. Trump told reporters he has not read the court filings, which detail alleged lies Cohen and Manafort told publicly and to investigators.
  • For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime [barf alert]

    12/08/2018 7:55:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2018 | Michael Balsamo
    The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arranged the secret payments at the height of the 2016 campaign “in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump. Cohen has previously said Trump was involved in the hush-money scheme, but court documents filed ahead of Cohen’s sentencing made clear prosecutors believe Cohen’s claim. The filing stopped short...
  • Mueller recommends 'substantial' prison time for ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

    12/07/2018 2:00:41 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday recommended that Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, receive “substantial” prison time for several federal crimes despite his cooperation in the ongoing Russia investigation.