Yeesh. Every time something spectacular happens in Freeperville, it’s usually right after my Monday morning post. And this week was no exception.
Hence – a special Friday morning “Obsession” :
F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen
New York Times. ^ | April 9,2018 | MATT APUZZO
Posted on 4/9/2018, 3:12:01 PM by Hojczyk
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. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. “Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.” Mr. Cohen plays a role in aspects of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also recently said he paid $130,000 to a pornographic-film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. Ms. Clifford is known as Stormy Daniels. Mr. Ryan said Mr. Cohen has cooperated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents to congressional investigators looking into Russian election meddling. The payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.
To: AllCan’t wait to see the Qanon-believers, Sundance-supporters, and Gateway-Pundit-guys all coming out of the woodowrk to tell us how this is really a great 4-D chess move by Trump, and that the Military Tribunals will be starting any day now.
Beat me to it.
Like I said, “One little problem with that: ”
Mueller is working hand-in-hand with the New York Attorney General, so it’s not clear that even firing Mueller could stop this investigation.
Andy Cuomo is in the driver’s seat and has the means and intention to bring Trump down.
Simple solution : fire every NY State prosecutor and judge!
Whaddya mean, “he can’t do that” ??
By “means” I include:
- aggressive, partisan Attorney General
- all the records from Trump’s lawyers office and home
- a loving, complicit press
- a porn star to play a reprise of the Paula Jones role
- lots of Deep State operatives helping out
- A Special Counsel to feed him information
- the FBI willing to lend a helping hand
- Trump’s associates all under indictment or worried about it.
- probably transcripts of the NSA intercepts of Trump and his associates.
All-in-all, it’s a powerful arsenal.
Only if you’ve broken the law(s).