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Sunday, April 15, 2018

A months-long investigation into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen's business dealings led to this week's searches of Cohen's residence, hotel room, office, safety deposit box and two cell phones, U.S. prosecutors told a judge in a court filing. Cohen claims the seizures will undermine attorney-client privilege. His lawyers asked a U.S. judge Friday to let them review the information before FBI investigators go through it so they can highlight what's covered by privilege. Prosecutors countered saying Cohen's request is just a delaying tactic. There's an ongoing grand jury probe being conducted by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Manhattan. It's independent of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. elections, the prosecutors said.

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Investigators are seeking evidence of crimes "many of which have nothing to do with his work as an attorney, but rather relate to Cohen's own business dealings," prosecutors said. Investigators have reason to believe "that Cohen has exceedingly few clients and a low volume of potentially privileged communications," they said.

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This must be why he resigned when he did.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-04-15 02:33 PM | Reply

"5 years of investigating BBBBBEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZIIIIIII!!!! wasn't enough."

"This whole dementia don/hooker pee/Russia thing has gone on long enough."

-- the same people

#2 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-04-15 03:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#2

Yep, the hypocrisy of the alt-right snowflake knows no bounds!

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-04-16 03:24 AM | Reply

It's beginning to appear that this investigation was referred by Mueller to SDNY because Trump isn't a direct target per se, he might be a victim. The attorney that Broidey's ex-model Playboy girlfriend used (Keith Davidson) apparently set-up Cohen's approach to represent Broidey - in which they both squeezed him - collecting 6-figure fees from the settlement and hushing the recipient from talking about the transactions. Davidson was also the initial lawyer for Stormy Daniels as Cohen "represented" Trump aka David Dennison. Neither side was really receiving representation that appears to be independent nor in their sole best interest, especially since the draconian hush stipulations placed upon settlement recipients may be possible evidence of fraud and/or extortion by the teaming attorneys.

The funny part is that if Cohen faces charges for his potential illegal machinations with Davidson, Donald Trump could be one of the victims.

Could there possibly be other Trump-related incriminating evidence present in Cohen's files? Of course, but it may have been obtained wholly legally if Cohen was complicit in criminal activity with/without Trump or provided services outside of legal representation that were not covered by attorney/client privilege.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-04-16 09:36 AM | Reply

Sawdust, Sniper, etc.

If this is a witch hunt, why does it seem every law enforcement agency in the country has evidence of how dirty this guy is?

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-16 10:24 AM | Reply

Good. All lawyers should be investigated.
40% for taking part in a Mass Tort case is highway robbery.

#6 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-04-16 03:47 PM | Reply

"40% for taking part in a Mass Tort case is highway robbery."

That's not even the worst of what those attorneys do to their clients.

They can investigate the ---- out of this guy.

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2018-04-16 03:50 PM | Reply

One man's highway robbery is the legal industry's going rate. 3 for y'all, 2 for me.

Let's investigate them all. Privilege no more!

Mission accomplished.

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

Attorney-client privilege is not absolute. It is not all that unusual for federal prosecutors to subpoena documents from lawyers when they are involved in the furtherance of the client's crimes. Think mob lawyers, for example (or politicians lawyers). There are also other things that can "waive" the privilege. This is not a thing that "never happens". In this case, the prosecutors would have to have made a convincing case for a judge to issue the warrant, especially since he is POTUS' lawyer.

#9 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-04-16 08:42 PM | Reply

40% for taking part in a Mass Tort case is highway robbery.

#6 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

And if they lose or the company goes bankrupt, how much do they get?

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-17 12:08 PM | Reply

Mission accomplished.

#8 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. -- Inigo Montoya

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-17 12:09 PM | Reply

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