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  • Rich Lowry: Trump Should Come Clean

    08/24/2018 11:21:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | August 22, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    The president should confess his affairs, admit he wanted to keep them quiet and apologize to the public for his deception. If it wasn’t obvious before, it should be now: President Donald Trump is in an impeachment fight. It hasn’t fully ripened yet. That won’t happen unless Democrats take the House and do so with a healthy margin in the fall. But Michael Cohen’s statement that he committed campaign-finance violations at the behest of Trump makes it that much more likely Democrats will impeach him once they have the power and the votes to do it... The American public has...
  • Democrat Mark Penn: “Associates of Trump Being Targeted” by Mueller to “Get Trump” – Video 8/24/18

    08/24/2018 7:29:10 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 24, 2018 | Brian
    Here is longtime Democrat operative Mark Penn today saying that “Justice is no longer being served” when it comes to the Mueller Probe. Mark Penn worked closely with the Clintons, but he is honest enough to see that “associates of Trump are being targeted” by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in order to “get Trump.” Penn also points out that Mueller is doing nothing to look into the activities of the Democrats to pay for a fake dossier using Russian lies. Penn said the pressure tactics Mueller is using are reprehensible, saying “Cohen would have pled to the Lindburgh kidnapping if...
  • Cohen's plea deal is prosecutor's attempt to set up Trump

    08/22/2018 9:49:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22,2018 | MARK PENN,
    The plot to get President Trump out of office thickens, as Cohen obviously was his own mini-crime syndicate and decided that his betrayals of Trump meant he would be better served turning on his old boss to cut the best deal with prosecutors he could rather than holding out and getting the full Manafort treatment. That was clear the minute he hired attorney Lanny Davis, who doesn’t try cases and did past work for Hillary Clinton. Cohen had recorded his client, trying to entrap him, sold information about Trump (while acting as his lawyer) to corporations for millions of dollars,...
  • 6 Takeaways About Paul Manafort And Michael Cohen’s Legal Woes

    08/22/2018 1:10:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 22,2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    1. Nothing To Do With Russia 2. Fraud Is Bad. Although the charges have nothing to do with Russia, that doesn’t mean Manafort and Cohen aren’t shady and corrupt .3. Infidelity Is Destructive This sordid tale of non-disclosure agreements signed with two pornography actresses should be a warning to anyone who even thinks about cheating that there is much to be lost from the act. 4. Targeted For Political Connections. These cases are really about Trump, and those who helped him take on the establishment. The goal, of course, is to remove Trump from office some way, some how. 5....
  • NYT: Trump after Cohen plea mused, 'How did we end up here?'

    08/22/2018 8:43:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/18 | Michael Burke
    President Trump reportedly was somber following his former attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty plea on Tuesday and “appeared to realize” the seriousness of the situation, according to a New York Times report. “We started with collusion,” the president said, per the Times, citing several witnesses. “How did we end up here?” Witnesses described to the Times a “grim” mood inside the White House after Cohen pleaded guilty to charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations and after Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of eight charges of bank and tax fraud. According to the Times, Trump's...
  • Michael Cohen plea deal court document - August 21, 2018

    08/22/2018 10:27:40 AM PDT · by dynoman · 27 replies
    Scribd ^ | 8-21-18 | United States Dictrict Court
    The actual Cohen plea deal listing the eight counts.
  • Trump: Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime

    08/22/2018 10:42:47 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 69 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 22, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime. President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled! 6:37 AM - 22 Aug 2018
  • Trump has not violated campaign finance laws, and here's why

    08/22/2018 5:01:13 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/22/2018 | Ed Straker
    The media is in a frenzy louder than feeding time at the zoo over the guilty pleas by Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager, and Michael Cohen, Trump's (former) personal lawyer. Manafort's plea was unrelated to Trump. Cohen pleaded to tax evasion (also unrelated to Trump), but also two counts of working with Trump to violate campaign finance laws. ---SNIP--- But more importantly, this was not a campaign expenditure at all. Constitutional scholar Mark Levin has interviewed former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley Smith repeatedly on his show over the past year, and Smith has made the point that...
  • Mark Levin: ‘Donald Trump Is in the Clear’ — ‘Lanny Davis Blew It,’ ‘You Are a Dummy, Lanny’

    08/22/2018 5:49:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 83 replies ^ | 8/22/18 | Jeff Poor
    Mark Levin: ‘Donald Trump Is in the Clear’ — ‘Lanny Davis Blew It,’ ‘You Are a Dummy, Lanny’ Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” conservative talker and legal expert Mark Levin criticized the plea deal Michael Cohen made with the prosecutor for the Southern District of New York regarding campaign finance law violations. Levin argued Cohen pled guilty to the charge despite them not being offenses and at the behest of the prosecutor who insisted they were offenses. Partial transcript as follows: HANNITY: All right, Mark, I mean, there are some lessons here. I agree that you shouldn’t lie to...

    08/22/2018 5:15:36 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 22, 2018 | SHANE CROUCHER
    Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis is pleading for donations to a new fund he set up to help pay the legal fees associated with his case. The “Michael Cohen Truth Fund” on GoFundMe has a $500,000 goal. At the time of writing, over $10,000 had been donated. Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former fixer and attorney, pleaded guilty to a number of offenses in a deal with prosecutors. Among those is an admission of guilt to campaign finance violations relating to two hush payments to women who allege extramarital affairs with Trump. In his deal, Cohen implicated Trump, suggesting the president—who...
  • Lanny Davis: "Under No Circumstances" Would Cohen Seek Pardon from Trump

    08/22/2018 4:47:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On CNN, asked whether Michael Cohen might seek a pardon from President Trump, Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis says: "The answer is definitively 'no.' Under no circumstances. Since he came to the judgment after Mr. Trump's election to the President of the United States that his suitability is a serious risk to our country. And certainly after Helsinki, creates serious questions about his loyalty to our country, his answer would be, 'no, I do not want a pardon from this man.'"
  • Megyn Kelly Audience Boos and Laughs at Lanny Davis For Seeking Donations For Michael Cohen

    08/22/2018 10:35:41 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 21 replies ^ | 22 Aug 18 | Joe DePaolo
    So why, exactly, has Lanny Davis been all over television and radio Wednesday morning — hours after his client, Michael Cohen, accepted a deal to plead guilty on eight counts of various violations? The answer came into focus a bit on Megyn Kelly Today, as the lawyer made a direct appeal to viewers to give money to Cohen so that he can “continue to tell the truth.”
  • Cohen testifies Trump told him to commit crime by paying off women

    08/21/2018 8:24:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 188 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 21st, 2018 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified on Tuesday that Trump had directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. Cohen, 51, made the statements as he pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges in federal court in Manhattan, including tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Cohen did not name Trump in court, but his lawyer, Lanny Davis, said afterward that he was referring to the president. “Today he (Cohen) stood up and...
  • Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, reaches a plea deal

    08/21/2018 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | Aug 21, 2018, 1:40 PM ET | By Matthew Mosk James Hill
    ABC News has learned that Michael Cohen has entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.
  • Fox Breaking: Michael Cohen has reached plea deal with federal prosecutors

    08/21/2018 11:13:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | 21 Aug 18 | Adam Shaw, John Roberts
    This was just announced on TV. Report will follow when available.
  • Michael Cohen in talks to plead guilty to criminal charge

    08/21/2018 11:45:40 AM PDT · by PresidentFelon · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:42 PM ET, Tue August 21, 2018 | Kara Scannell, Shimon Prokupecz, Laura Jarrett and Erica Orden
    Excerpted: "As part of the plea deal under discussion, Cohen is not expected to cooperate with the government, one source said. However, by pleading guilty both Cohen and prosecutors would avoid the spectacle and uncertainty of a trial."
  • Wait… now Cohen is offering a guilty plea?

    08/21/2018 1:11:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot ^ | August 21, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    It sure looks like it. And we’re getting some confirmation from the press that a plea deal for Cohen is now essentially a done deal. (See updates at bottom) BREAKING: @MichaelCohen212 has reached a plea deal w feds, @GStephanopoulos reports. #MichaelCohen @SDNYnews @NewYorkFBI— Josh Margolin (@JoshMargolin) August 21, 2018 This could be a change of pace. As things stand, we’re really only getting a couple weeks of traction out of the Manafort trial. After all the drama and build-up, the actual legal proceedings amounted to what most described as a dull investigation into a number of bank accounts. But Michael...
  • Michael Cohen to plead guilty, face jail time as part of deal with federal prosecutors

    08/21/2018 1:36:26 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/18 | Adam Shaw, John Roberts
    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen plans to plead guilty Tuesday in connection with the financial fraud investigation against him as part of a deal with prosecutors that includes jail time, Fox News has learned. A source familiar with the deal told Fox News that it includes a guilty plea and jail time of between three and five years. The deal does not involve a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors.
  • Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty, admits to making illegal payments at direction...

    08/21/2018 2:06:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 191 replies
    CNBC "News" ^ | 21 August 2018 | Tucker Higgins | Kevin Breuninger
    FULL TITLE: Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty, admits to making illegal payments at direction of candidate to influence election Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, has struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Cohen came under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York City earlier this year. They had received a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Prosecutors had been eyeing Cohen's business dealings. The New York Times reported that federal authorities were looking...
  • Michael Cohen: You Can Have Him, Robert Mueller

    08/21/2018 4:57:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, all turncoat Michael Cohen managed to do today was to drive Omarosa off the front page The timing of today’s MSM headlines ‘MANAFORT GUILTY!,’COHEN: “I’M GUILTY” tells the entire tawdry tale of failed attempts of dirty Democrat electioneering. The Progressive-Left, who populate the corrupt Deep State think they’ve cornered President Donald J. Trump in time for Nov. 6 Midterm Elections with a twofer.