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Saturday, April 14, 2018

A U.S. District Judge on Friday reluctantly agreed to give attorneys for Michael Cohen an extension to provide evidence bolstering their claim that much of the information seized from Cohen by federal agents Monday is protected by attorney-client privilege. Judge Kimba Wood said Cohen's team will need to turn over by Monday a full list of Cohen's legal clients and the attorneys he's retained in various legal matters, as well as evidence proving that the parties were engaged in an attorney-client relationship.

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Obviously he has nothing to hide....

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-13 12:03 PM | Reply

Hearing Fox correspondents repeat this angle as means to continue the no-Russia lie is disgusting.

Michael appears to be the one who hired the thug that physically threatened Stormy Daniels in 2011. I wonder how many other women he has silenced with a passing goon?

So, millions originally embezzled from east European banks is "spent" on constructing east European Trump towers which is how the money is laundered.

Trump was partying with these intelligence-tied financiers in Russia 2013 which was also a ploy to make the footage with pissing prostitutes, the rest is the US on a very short leash regarding Russia.

Loreena Bobbitt may have been on to something..

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-04-14 05:33 PM | Reply

People haven't yet caught on to the gordian knot Cohen appears to have tied himself into. Remember that Cohen is trying to claim that he represents multiple people as their ATTORNEY, while almost all of the known existent evidence shows him not to be any type of legal representative, but definitely a fixer. In order to prove his own assertion, he is now on the hook to publicly list his supposed "legal" clients. Anyone want to posit a guess that most of those people do not want to be publicly tied to Michael Cohen's name at this point?

The judge is now demanding that Michael Cohen turn over his list of clients by Monday, in order to prove that he legitimately represents people as an attorney. Moreover, the judge says the list will become a matter of public record, according to a new report from Politico. If Cohen has other clients, who are they? This week we learned, for instance, that Cohen helped Republican National Committee official Elliott Broidy cover up an affair involving an abortion; Broidy then resigned immediately. You see where this is going, right?

If these are the kind of "clients" Cohen is referring to, then it means he's really referring to people he's done fixer work for. He can't give up their names without potentially exposing their scandals. So unless Cohen wants to throw a whole lot of his own allies under the bus on Monday by forking over their names for the public record, he'll have to withdraw his argument that the seized communications are privileged.

So, in other words, who is Michael Cohen going to sell out on Monday? Will he toss his various "clients" under the bus by outing them, or will he toss Donald Trump (and himself) under the bus by allowing the seized communications between the two of them to be admitted into evidence? Cohen is in a no-win corner.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-04-14 09:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Cohen isn't exactly in the same league as Bruce Cutler (John Gotti's attorney) but the path Cohen is on is getting more similar every day.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-04-15 01:19 AM | Reply

Both Cohen and Trump have claimed to have an attorney-client relationship between each other. Trump simultaneously claims he knows nothing about the Stormy Daniels payment or agreement, which does not mention him by name. Unnamed sources say, among the items confiscated during the raids on Cohen residences, are telephone recordings. Cohen is also suspected of being a conduit for money laundering between Trump properties, Russian billionaires and who knows what else. Another "fixer" Roy Cohn, a disgraced and deceased lawyer helped launch Trump's career. In October 1973, the Justice Department filed a civil rights case that accused the Trump firm, whose complexes contained 14,000 apartments, of violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968. At one point Roy Cohn portrayed the Trumps as the victims and counter-sued the government, demanding it pay them $100 million for falsely accusing them of racial discrimination. The Don claimed that his company wanted to avoid renting apartments to welfare recipients of any color but never discriminated based on race. But back and white testers revealed a pattern of discrimination at his properties. The company resolved the complaints individually by offering apartments to each minority applicant, but critics in New York said the patterns of bias continued.

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-04-15 06:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Um yeah..... give us all the documents back, we'll review them and tell you what you can have.

- Tommy Flanigan Esquire.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-15 11:12 AM | Reply

726

I find it funny that Cohen now has to prove, by tomorrow, that he actually had "other" clients that need to be protected. He's sort of between a rock and a hard place.

Who knows, Cohen might get that opportunity to take a bullet after all. It's a high stakes and dangerous world they live in.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-04-15 03:12 PM | Reply

Its funny. Whenever the Thread is about impossible to deflect evidence of crimes, the Conservative posters aren't around.

BUT when its about the investigation in general or Trump trying to fire Mueller, they are all over the place claiming its a witch hunt and no evidence has been found yet.

I wonder why....

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 10:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I find it funny that Cohen now has to prove, by tomorrow, that he actually had "other" clients that need to be protected."

Cohen has a specialized practice, with one client.

Does Daniels own any horses?

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-04-16 10:44 AM | Reply

Trump: "I should get to review these documents!"

Judge: "LOL! We all know you don't read and the court does not have time for someone to draw pictures of what the documents say for you and also, LOL again!"

I imagine it will go something like that.

#10 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2018-04-16 11:12 AM | Reply

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Cohen defies court order, refuses to release names of his clients

The judge has ordered Cohen to appear in court with his lawyer at 2 p.m. today.

Boy is this going to be interesting....

#11 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-04-16 11:43 AM | Reply

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.): Judge Woods rules that Cohen must disclose name of third client publicly now arguing Cohen "has not met the standard for an exception to the notion that client identity ... must be revealed."

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-04-16 02:55 PM | Reply

What a can of worms.

Right here on top of the can is the question of how many clients Cheryl Mills had at the time she and Hillary met with the FBI.

#13 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 03:00 PM | Reply

How many clients does James Comey's professor friend-turned-lawyer have?

Terrible precedent.

#14 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 03:03 PM | Reply

What a can of worms.
Right here on top of the can is the question of how many clients Cheryl Mills had at the time she and Hillary met with the FBI.
#13 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH
How many clients does James Comey's professor friend-turned-lawyer have?
Terrible precedent.
#14 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

What relevance does that have?

Seriously, lay it on us. What's the relevance?

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 03:21 PM | Reply

Attorney client privilege still exists. It's just that now members of the deep state get to determine to whom it applies and when.

#16 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-04-16 04:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#16

The deep state is not a thing you frothing crackpot.

#17 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-04-16 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the deep state get to determine to whom it applies and when.

#16 | Posted by visitor_

Terrible precedent.
#14 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

I believe it was Trump who said we need to use the "nuclear option" on Dems.

The Humpy Trumpy Gang just suffered a preemptive nuclear strike.

If you mess with the Bull sometimes you get the horn.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-04-16 04:50 PM | Reply

Trump has a bigger button. And it works.

Enjoy the show now that the Dems have no attorney-client privilege. Dems have reset the ground rules at the wrong time.

Mission accomplished.

#19 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 05:22 PM | Reply

#19

So you're saying it was the Dems mission to "reset the ground rules at the wrong time"?

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-04-16 05:34 PM | Reply

The deep state is not a thing you frothing crackpot.
Posted by DirkStruan

The deep state is not a thing. Let's set it straight.

The deep state is people.

Mission accomplished.

#21 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 07:29 PM | Reply

So you're saying it was the Dems mission to "reset the ground rules at the wrong time"?

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11

So, you haven't read the OIG release from last week? Lots of Dems are going to want that attorney-client thingy they used to have.

Cheryl Mills. Daniel Richman. Perkins Coie.

The "it's not illegal if I have my lawyer do it" crowd.

Casey Jones you better watch your speed.

*blorp*

Mission accomplished.

#22 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 07:33 PM | Reply

You looking up Leaking Daniel Richman now? Comey's "advisor."

LOL

#23 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 07:35 PM | Reply

You looking up Perkins Coie now? Laundered the DNC payment to GPS Fusion for the PeePee Dossier.

Oh. And Obama's stuff, too.

#24 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 07:37 PM | Reply

Cheryl Mills? Hillary's cohort, er, counsel in the email deletion scam.

That's the ticket. She was Hillary's lawyer, so they get attorney-client privilege. Yeah.

LOL

#25 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 07:39 PM | Reply

#21

Speaking of frothing crackpots...

#26 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-04-16 07:42 PM | Reply

You do know that the OIG already has all the files from McCabe's counsel? Perhaps you've read some of her texts to Peter Strozk.

ROTFL

#27 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2018-04-16 07:46 PM | Reply

The deep state is...

#21 | Posted by DixvilleNotch

A very handy myth.

But if it did exist it would be well-matched by whatever crime syndicates are into Trump.

#28 | Posted by Zed at 2018-04-16 08:01 PM | Reply

I want to tell you righties, as a friend, that you sound really moronic with this deep state stuff.

Is the president just supposed to fire the entire government?

Please say no.

#29 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-04-16 08:20 PM | Reply

ALEX

"Is the president just supposed to fire the entire government?"

I'm sure there have been times when he felt like he wanted to but that will have to wait until he gets his Dictator-In-Training degree from Putin's KGB University.

#30 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-04-16 09:39 PM | Reply

Woodrow Wilson more or less fired every black Federal employee.

I'm surprised he isn't lionized by the right as a poster child for self-determination and freedom of association.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-16 10:22 PM | Reply

Woodrow Wilson more or less fired every black Federal employee.
I'm surprised he isn't lionized by the right as a poster child for self-determination and freedom of association.

#31 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

He's much more of an icon of the left for his strong disdain for Constitutional restrictions on the federal government's power and for his massive expansion of the state.

#32 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-16 10:25 PM | Reply

"The deep state is not a thing. Let's set it straight.
The deep state is people."

Oh I get it.
The deep state is Soylent Green!

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-16 10:31 PM | Reply

He's much more of an icon of the left for his strong disdain for Constitutional restrictions on the federal government's power and for his massive expansion of the state.

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-04-16 10:25 PM | REPLY

Are you sure it was His disdain or his wife's??? She did run his presidency his second term making her the unofficial first female POTUS.

#34 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-04-16 10:50 PM | Reply

"He's much more of an icon of the left for his strong disdain for Constitutional restrictions on the federal government's power and for his massive expansion of the state."

Are you sure you aren't thinking of FDR here?
I'm not aware of people of any stripe who hold up Wilson as an icon.
In sixth grade or so they give him credit for the League of Nations, but that's history for little children which is mostly feel-good --------.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-16 10:53 PM | Reply

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