F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen

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  1. IMARUFAN

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    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.

    (As an aside, the search was not ordered by Mueller but may have resulted in evidence of a crime uncovered by Mueller. A judge granted the warrant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/...-of-trumps-longtime-lawyer-michael-cohen.html
     
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    Lesson #1: Dont f--k with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.



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    It seems likely the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has been investigating Cohen/Trump financial entanglements for some time now. And that Mueller came across something related to that and passed it along to the New York office.

    Rumor has it Preet Bharara was hot on the trail of Trump relative to his real estate dealings when Trump fired him.
     
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    I don't see how this is a bad thing for Trump. The fact that the FBI is looking in to this relatively low level legal adviser/volunteer instead of President trump himself pretty much exonerates MAGA.
     
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    Well done! It does appear that his legal acumen is that of a low level legal advisor. Of course this legal advisor would risk disbarment rather then tell his client he is paying $130k. Trump definately pardons this low level legal advisor and the truth never comes out.
     
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    Trump’s reaction:
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    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
     
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    Bac just got the news

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    has zero to do with Russian collusion and is a violation of attorney client privilege...it will not end well for Mueller
     
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    riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

    Mueller didn't execute the warrant--Southern District did
     
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    No privilege applies if the activities being investigated are in perpetration of a fraud or other criminal activity by Cohen and Trump.
     
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    we shall see what happens....I would hold off on declaring victory yet
     
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    surely you can squeak out a little boom for us, no?
     
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    Could you explain why this is a violation? Where did you get the evidence that is not public?
     
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    At minimum, Cohen is guilty of excessive use of douchebaggery.
     
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    The stars are beginning to align!
     
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    can you explain the crime in the Stormy Daniels case....Cohen has been very cooperative with any investigation that has gone on
     
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    surely you jest...
     
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    For a special group of cultists on this board:
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    i am waiting
     
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    Ask John Edwards...

    (I know...I know...campaign finance violations don't move your needle)
     
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    From what I have read there appears that there may be campaign finance violations that are illegal. Besides those tidbits I wouldn’t have the slightest idea what the crime is. What does being cooperative have anything to do with illegal activities?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    You make no sense. But you do make nonsense.
     
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    perhaps but do not see why this needs grand showmanship of a raid...right?
     
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    because I do not mouthbreath everyday over any way possible to remove Trump?
     
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    Process crime. Has nothing to do with trump colluding with Russia. All other laws are meaningless except collusion with Russia and Clinton is guilty.
     
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    I'm gonna go with "there are 1,000 other more plausible examples of you making nonsense."
     
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    No. Because you really make no sense. But you do really make nonsense.
     
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    A raid may not have been necessary.
     
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    Bac knows more than the judge who signed the warrant in which the prosecutors had to show probable cause...
     
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    The raid was necessary to preempt destruction of documents and other evidence.
     
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    Provincial stretch
     
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    Cohen’s hotel room was also raided as well.
     

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