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Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:02 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The show we did nine eastern on. Msnbc got breaking news tonight from the new york times that in the criminal inquiry into former president trump and his business state prosecutors in new york are reportedly focusing now on the chief financial officer of trump's business man named allen weisselberg whose name of course surfaced repeatedly in conjunction with the campaign finance felonies. Those hush money payments for which president. Trump's lawyer michael cohen went prison. Donald trump of course was famously listed by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in that case he was individual one. That in fact is what opened up this criminal inquiry among new york state prosecutors in the first place but again the times is reporting tonight. That inquiry is now focusing at least in part on the chief financial officer of the former president's company now simultaneously tonight the atlanta journal constitution is breaking the news that in the other known criminal investigation into the former president the one in fulton county georgia as to whether or not president trump illegally tried to pressure elections officials into changing that state's election results That case reportedly is being brought in front of a grand jury this week in atlanta the atlanta journal constitution reporting. Tonight that fulton county prosecutors are going to go before the grand jury in georgia this week and ask them first subpoenas for witnesses and documents in that case that reportedly targets the former president we have never had a president or former president criminally prosecuted in this country but on two different fronts state prosecutors in new york and st prosecutors in georgia we are getting closer and closer to the process that prospect all the time again. The chief financial officer of the president's business reportedly in the crosshairs of state prosecutors in new york georgia state prosecutors taking the case against president trump on election interference to a georgia grand jury. This week which means just in the next few days we will keep following both of those stories as they continue to develop tonight also tonight in the wake of the devastating and fatal collapse of the power generating system and the electrical grid in the great state of texas. The head of that state's public utilities commission has resigned. Everybody is pointing fingers in texas as to why oil and gas companies and power generators of all kinds aren't required to make sure.

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How real is the threat of prosecution for Donald Trump?

KYW 24 Hour News

04:58 min | 2 d ago

How real is the threat of prosecution for Donald Trump?

"The surprises in Donald Trump's final days as president was that he did not grant himself a part in something that might have been legally disputed, but might have protected him against any federal charges After leaving office. There was reportedly political advice that Such a move might look like an admission of criminal acts that would hurt him in a 2024 presidential race. So now he faces number of federal investigations for which part might have been useful and state investigations where pardon would have made no difference at all. But How much legal danger is he actually in? Rikki Klieman is a criminal defense lawyer and a legal analyst for CBS News. Ricky Good to talk to you. Good to talk to you Go. And let's just start with the Supreme Court decision that allowed access for the Manhattan D A to Donald Trump's tax filings and other financial records. How big a deal is this? It's a huge deal. This was the result of a subpoena that is 18 months old, which side advance the district attorney for New York County, which is in Manhattan. Had served upon Donald Trump's accountants and lawyers for Donald Trump's and the Trump Organization's tax records and other business records. This particular subpoena was fought by Donald Trump's attorneys up and down to the United States Supreme Court twice before it. We wound up with this ruling recently. So what does it mean? What it means. Is that a team of investigators Is going to go up to the lawyers for the accountants and be able to demand for that subpoena. The tax records going back for eight years of Donald Trump and the Trump Organization as well as other types of business records. They're going to take those records down to 100 Center Street to Cy Vance's district attorney's office. And you are going to have a number of people who are going to review these records to see if there is evidence of a crime. The Manhattan D. A's office Cy Vance's office has subpoenaed New York City Property tax agency is part of the criminal investigation that Trump's company. The agency confirmed that last week That's just prosecutors or examining the former president's efforts to reduce commercial real estate taxes for possible evidence of fraud. But let me ask you whether it's that or some of the claims, though not charges of criminal shenanigans going on in the trump real estate empire that at one point I think it was in 2017. His associate, Felix Sater, even said without being specific. Trump and we are both going to prison. Aren't these kind of alleged corporate crimes usually settled with financial fines rather than anybody actually going to prison? They are often settled with financial. Frein's, however, depends on how big a crime is found. If any, is found. What's advances offices looking at is the whole arena of fraud. They're looking at bank fraud. They're looking at tax fraud. They're looking at insurance fraud, and they're also looking at the much lesser offenses, which could be a misdemeanor. Of falsifying business records. But as you go up the line, the value of the fraud creates the crime itself. Whether it's a class A felony B felony C felony and so on. And so if there is a major fraud, you are really talking about some serious prison time, including the possibility of mandatory minimum sentences. Now, while saying that you are correct that often these cases are found to be misdemeanors. They're found to be diminished Mus and that they are settled by a payment. In this particular case, however, what we have to remember is that much of this started from the testimony of Michael Cohen before Congress when Michael Cohen said, in essence, That the Trump Organization kept two sets of books. That is what they would do is they would inflate the value of various properties in order to obtain loans, and they would deflate the value of the same properties in order to have a more favorable tax result. Now one of the defense's remember there is always a defense. One of the defense is that I am sure that the trump lawyers are going to go forward with is to say, Wait a minute. Everything that we did was reviewed not only by the accountants it was reviewed by banks. So it wasn't that we were trying to play fast and loose. When the banks reviewed these valuations, they had their own teams to be able to audit. No, you're going to find that this is not going to be a simple investigation and prosecution.

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Examining the media coverage of the Trump investigation

On The Media

05:20 min | 6 d ago

Examining the media coverage of the Trump investigation

"Is the media midweek. Podcast i'm bob garfield and it was a tough monday morning for one guy. Been waiting on this decision since the middle of october and now the middle of february. We're finally getting this decision from the supreme court they are saying that the manhattan district attorney cy. Vance can in fact get to former president. Donald trump's tax returns. This is something that has been playing out in the courts for more than a year. Now that there is an oldie but a goodie the intriguing prospect of an allegedly rule breaking tax dodging constitution shredding president on riled prosecutors and fulton county georgia have launched a criminal investigation into former president. Trump's january phone call with the georgia secretary of state where he told secretary reference burger to quote fine. Vote lean. while new york's attorney general is investigating whether or not the trump organization misled investors by inflating assets. We should probably expect that. There will be charges filed against him that he will be indicted on. This case will probably go to trial. I think there's an excellent chance that he will be found guilty and if he is found guilty. There's an excellent chance he'll wind up in prison. Yeah not so fast. Late last year in the new york review writer lawyer and former federal prosecutor uncooked kadoorie reviewed the various arguments including his own ford. The prosecution of donald trump elsewhere he had characterized such as quote insane among his critics. One too many former prosecutors himself included represented in the commentariat to too few defense attorneys. Who know how to find holes in any complex case and three as he told brooke in december. No one is willing to say. We just can't know. I guess it's not a great way to get twitter. Followers or cable news hits but it just fundamentally true. There are lots of things we don't know and facts could change. And you know it's very rare that anyone saying that which brings us back to august. Virus vans says painter last year to door shebang as part of its investigation into president. Trump's business dealings time says. The bank complied with that subpoena. When that news broke a lot of people were strongly suggesting there might be a bank fraud case. What the manhattan. Da is looking at here is overstating the value of your assets to get loans understating the value of your assets when it comes tax time that kind of thing is straightforward textbook fraud. It's much easier for prosecutors to prove those kind of charges. Well just compare the two and then you know. He's in huge trouble. If they're not the same a bunch of people were. This is not just a bunch of people but a bunch of prominent former prosecutors with significant followings on twitter and cable news contributor gigs i was just really taken aback because i founded the fundamentally very misleading basically said. The speculation was insane. That you've done this at doj and it's simply not how fraud investigations are conducted. That is the word used in the wall street journal insane in particular about the suggestion that had been made by former acting solicitor. General under obama. And you'll cut. You'll i think it's totally possible for all of this to come out before the twenty twenty election in terms of new york's prosecutors getting this information on in acting on it and so that was really surprising to be coming from someone who is at least supposed to know better. According to convicted trump lawyer michael cohen trump inflated his assets when it was opportunities so deflated them when that was profitable. And if cohen is right. Doesn't that mean that a prosecutor could just compare one accounting book with another. Find the mismatch numbers. And you know it's over. No i mean. It's a very reasonable supposition. But when you're investing financial fraud case the fact that some documents some numbers may differ from one set to another is often. Just the start of a case you have to figure out why they differ doesn't matter why they differ who prepared them if their lawyers accountants and auditors involved. What did they have to say about. The relevant figures trump did not have a huge business. Right this is something. That i think david farrell hold at the post has been very good at illustrating for the public. Ns fairly small organization but that organization still had lawyers had an accountant. That is going to substantiate complicate any investigation if the lawyers overstepped and they can't prove that this was a conspiracy with which trump was involved. Then he's not liable that's correct. We don't even really know what trump's involvement was in the preparation of any of these figures that would be the crucial question. You'd want emails if they exist and of course he notoriously email. You'd want to know whether he had spoken to people and provided with them potentially with oral instructions now in the case of cohen. That is what he says right. That trump instructed people to falsify these figures but he's not a great witness is not a great witness at all. So you would want people to corroborate that you'd want much more than michael cohen. Ideally

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Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen, once foes, talk Trump

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 3 weeks ago

Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen, once foes, talk Trump

"The porn actress stormy Daniels says in a new interview that her battle is just now starting alluding to a defamation lawsuit against former president Donald Trump that she took to the Supreme Court Daniels gave a wide ranging interview wearing today to former trump attorney Michael Cohen who apologizes to Daniels on his mea culpa podcast for the fallout from the hush money payment here arranged for her during the twenty sixteen presidential campaign Daniels describes new details about her alleged sexual encounter with trump calling it quote the worst ninety seconds of my life trump has denied the affair Colin was released early from prison because of Kovan and is serving the remainder of his sentence from home where he produces his podcast I'm Julie Walker

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A quarter of Spotify users now use podcasts there too

podnews

02:40 min | 3 weeks ago

A quarter of Spotify users now use podcasts there too

"A quarter of all monthly active spotify users. Now use the app to listen to podcasts. That's up from twenty two percent last quarter speaking on the company's quarter. Four two thousand nine twenty earnings call daniel x says. He's reasonably confident that he can see benefits in user growth and retention from podcasts. Spotify says it's got two point. Two million podcasts in the system now apple has one point. Eight million in denmark twenty-seven percent of all adults listen to podcasts every week that's three percentage points up from last year according to denmark radio so we're seeing gen just continuously clamping higher and higher also when you take into consideration the general surroundings of corona virus. And all these things is actually pretty fine a little bits. We've seen here. There's a full interview with the researchers in the portland news podcast. Later today. Costs programmatic ad. Sales revenue grew two hundred fifteen percent in two thousand twenty. The company has announced podcast addict now supports the new podcast location. Tag as does sprouts has to our podcast pages. Try search for the north idaho. Now podcasts to find out where that's based although you probably guessed already pulled. Lp podcast app for the kyw platform has now been downloaded five million times on geo an indian mobile network radio franz signs agreement to put its podcasts onto podcast addicts. The broadcast is unusual in restricting. Its rss feed addresses from the apple. Podcasts api headliner. Social podcasts promotion platform had more than two hundred seventy two thousand new users in two thousand and twenty. They say joe biden has signed with patron in canada. The jim pattison broadcast group has signed with triton digital podcast hosting monetization and measurement in argentina news channel t n has launched t. n. podcast. Its own podcast network. Espn got half a billion downloads. In two thousand nine hundred twenty a yearly increase of twenty eight percent and aerial flat has launched a newsletter called podcast. Plunge every issue is anchored by a podcast network and then focuses on other pieces of internet about the main topic of the show and in podcast news. Spotify for the record will post a new episode today with ceo daniel eck and cfo. Paul vogel on their cost of four twenty twenty earnings reports. Matt kopa were convicted criminal. Michael cohen features an interview with stormy daniels. In case you still care about any of that.

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Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort along with Charles Kushner, other allies

WBBM Evening News

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort along with Charles Kushner, other allies

"Left in office, President Trump is not holding back on controversial pardons of white collar criminals and allies. He has just headed out nearly 30 pardons or commutations, including Tuesday associate Roger Stone and their former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. CBS News Legal analyst Stain Rosenbaum Ways in the pardoning of Manafort and Stone is not unexpected. The president had already commuted stones prison sentence, and Manafort, largely because of the Corona virus, has been serving his sentence at home. The president has said that these two individuals demonstrated great loyalty to him all throughout the Mueller investigation, and the president seems to be using his parting powers. To reward those with whom he's had personal ties and who have helped him along the way. Former trauma journey Michael Cohen, who is currently serving a prison sentence at home tweets, in part This is wrong.

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How Pundits Are Inflating Trump's Odds of Facing Criminal Charges

On The Media

07:16 min | 2 months ago

How Pundits Are Inflating Trump's Odds of Facing Criminal Charges

"This week saw americans of all political humor's bewitched by wishful thinking some seeing donald trump after many stumbles finally on the path to victory in states and join texas and support of supreme court lawsuit which seeks to stop george michigan wisconsin and pennsylvania from finalizing their election. Results president trump on twitter. Call this case quote the big one and others foreseeing delectable prospect of rule breaking tax dodging constitution shredding precedent on trial there are credible allegations of donald trump has in tach fourth bankruptcy for four instances of possible obstruction of justice that robert mueller outlined his report on russian interference in the election. Meanwhile the president and his family actually have a whole lot more to deal with. New york's attorney general is investigating the trump organization misled investors by inflating assets as court filings and news reports hinted investigations well underway certain. Team ounce within the talk of sphere. We should probably expect that. There will be charges against him that he will be indicted on in this case. We're probably going to trial. I think is an excellent chance that he will be found guilty. Pius found guilty. There's an excellent chance he'll wind up in prison last month. In the new york review writer lawyer and former federal prosecutor amish kadoorie reviewed the various arguments including his own for the likely prosecution of donald trump but kadoorie also conceded that in fact. Such speculation is quote insane among his critiques of the media. Commentariat that there are too many former prosecutors himself included represented and that there are too few defense attorneys who know better than anyone had a scrambler prosecution and that no one is willing to say we just can't know. I guess it's not a great way to get twitter. Followers or cable news hits. But it's just fundamentally true. There are lots of things we don't know and facts could change. And you know. It's very rare that i see anyone saying that which brings us back to august. Virus vans sadness subpoena last year to dorsey bank as part of its investigation into president. Trump's business dealings times says the bank complied with that subpoena. When that news broke a lot of people were strongly suggesting there might be a bank fraud. Case what the manhattan. Da is looking at here is overstating the value of your assets to get loans understating the value of your assets when it comes tax time that kind of thing is straightforward textbook fraud. It's much easier for prosecutors to prove those kind of charges love. Compare the two and then you know. He's in huge trouble. If they're not the same a bunch of people were saying. This is not just a bunch of people but a bunch of prominent former prosecutors with significant followings on twitter and cable news contributor gigs. I was really taken aback because i found fundamentally very misleading. You basically said the speculation was insane. That you've done this at doj and it simply not how fraud investigations are conducted. Yeah no that is the word i used in the wall street journal insane in particular about the suggestion that had been made by former acting solicitor. General under obama. And you'll cut yo. I think it's totally possible for all of this to come out before the twenty twenty election terms of new york's prosecutors getting this information on in acting on it in so that was really surprising to be coming from someone who is at least supposed to know better. According to convicted trump lawyer michael cohen trump inflated his assets when it was opportunity to do so deflated them when that was profitable. And if cohen is right doesn't that mean that a prosecutor could just compare one accounting book with another find the mismatch numbers. And you know it's over no So it's a very reasonable supposition but when you're investigating financial fraud case the fact that some documents some numbers may differ from one set to another is often just the start of case you have to figure out why they differ does matter why they differ. Who prepared them if their lawyers. Accountants and auditors involved. What did they have to say about. The relevant figures trump did not have a huge business. Right this is something that i think david farrell hold. The post has been very good at illustrating for the public. And it's fairly small organization but that organization still had lawyers had an accountant that is going to substantially complicate any investigation. If the lawyers overstepped and they can't prove that this was a conspiracy with which trump was involved. Then he's not liable that's correct. We don't even really know what trump's involvement was in the preparation of any of these figures that would be the crucial question. You'd want emails if they exist and of course he notoriously does not use email. You'd want to know whether he had spoken to people and provided them potentially with oral instructions now in the case of cohen. That is what he says right. That trump instructed people to falsify these figures it's not a great witness is not a great witness at all and so you would want people to corroborate that you'd want much more than michael cohen. Ideally if you're just playing the odds the odds usually disfavor an indictment right. People do things that look problematic. You look a little closer. There are some times innocuous explanations or maybe you just can't build the case to prove what you think really happened so charges are not brought. There may not be a criminal case against the president. Even if the justice department looks aggressively at what we know so far and digs up additional things and that's itself a big. If you say that there's a bunch of suctions built into this genre of reporting the reporting on the president's future prosecutions that baffles skew. Your i mean. One of the assumptions is that there is a criminal case. It's just you know which one where do you find it. Another option is that sivan's will definitely be charging the president. Are you talking about the new york magazine. Piece that said considering the number of crimes he has committed the time span over which he has committed them and the range of jurisdictions in which his crimes have taken place. His potential legal exposure is breathtaking though certainly one of them. I think the la times columnists that you mentioned that assumption is also built into his piece. There was a piece of politico on december third about trump's pardon power that said well. He's got all this criminal exposure in the states and you know criminal exposures kind of a term of art just means like the risk of potential criminal charges. It is not really that informative because a lot of people have come criminal exposure. A lot of times and never get charged. And you know vance's office in particular. I say i find it really strange that this assumption has sort of taken hold at all because his office history presuming complex white collar. Cases is quite checkered including

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Why did Trump abruptly exit his 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl?

AM Joy

01:31 min | 4 months ago

Why did Trump abruptly exit his 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl?

"Trump walked out of his interview with CBS, Lesley Stahl and the White House recording of the interview ahead of its airing on sixty minutes tonight. Apparently hoping to embarrass the veteran newswoman about exactly what well that remains unclear. This. As he begs and pleads in occasionally insult his supporters at large rallies across the nation. I wasn't going. To. Have to be honest no way I was coming. I didn't have to. Can you imagine if I lose and I've done all these things I've made never have to come back here again if I get I'll never be back dammit Minnesota you'd better vote for me how the hell do you lose to a guy like this? I'll never come to Pennsylvania again. I. Hope. So turn has also revived is popular campaign promise to drain the swamp claiming his opponents are the corrupt ones. Fight for the middle class. Biden is what he does. Right I think he's fine. He's actually fighting I think hunter. Biden and his cronies. What they've done is a disgrace. Let's see what happens and now on top of it, we have the Biden deal. Pretty crazy but you know what nobody no administration listen to those listen to that sound is coming so far away.

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Trump Fund-Raiser Elliott Broidy Charged in Lobbying Case

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:21 min | 5 months ago

Trump Fund-Raiser Elliott Broidy Charged in Lobbying Case

"We're also watching tonight the strange and we expect to be developing story of this Guy who has now been hit with federal felony charges. His name is Elliott Brady. He had a senior role in the trump inaugural committee. He was a major donor to the trump campaign not long after trump's inauguration the Republican party in this since deleted press release. Announced its, new national finance team. Under. The leadership of Steve. Wynn who since had to give up his casino empire a huge sexual harassment scandal the party brought on they announced in that press release they brought on as deputy finance. Chairman. Real, Nice. Group of guys Michael, Cohen the president's former personal lawyer who would soon go onto multiple felony convictions and a substantial jail term before becoming one of the president's most vociferous. Himself they also in that same press release announced Elliott Brady. As a national deputy chairman of the Republican Party, he is also a today now charged with multiple felonies committed also the other guy they announced that Prescott and that press release that day was Lewis to joy. The Guy who president trump put in charge of messing up the post office. COVID made us all change to vote by mail for this election Steve WYNN Elliott, Brady Michael Cohen and Louis de joy all in the same press release. All announced as having these major new roles in the national. Republican. Party all on the same day couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. I will just reiterate that the National Republican Party has since deleted that press release from their website but it's a real thing. Elliott Brady has now as I mentioned been charged with multiple felonies charged basically with taking money illegally from foreign sources to get the Justice Department to drop certain prosecutions. But Elliott Brady is tied up a whole bunch of stuff all the scandals involving the trump inaugural. He was a senior figure in the trump inaugural brady. You may also remember was embroiled in a hush money payment scheme that was almost literally a carbon copy of the one president trump got embroiled in with porn-star Stormy Daniels I. Mean. Literally, it was a copied thing. It does seem like the lawyers involved in both the trump hush money payoff and the. Payoff the lawyers may have used the exact same documents and the exact same fake names for both Brady and trump's hush money deals. Elliott was also the key link to the trump campaign and the trump administration for convicted pedophile. George Nader who for some reason had tons of access to the highest levels of the trump campaign, the trump transition, and even the trump administration. George Nader is now in jail probably forever. On child pornography and child sex trafficking charges his business arrangements with the. With. Liberty with the sky from the RNC and the trump inaugural committee that business relationships between. George Nader and Elliott. Brady remain murky but with brody now, himself facing federal felony charges. Maybe. More, will come out about that too. All in the lead up to the president's reelection effort Elliott, Brady is expected to plead guilty at least. That's what these court filings look like today. We shall see.

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Michigan AG Says White Supremacist Groups Behind Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

01:38 min | 5 months ago

Michigan AG Says White Supremacist Groups Behind Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer

"Governor Gretchen Whitmer quickly focused on the recent words and actions. President Donald Trump, who she says has helped enable a climate of fear during the Corona virus pandemic in his bid to get re elected. Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused To condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these to Michigan militia groups stand back and stand by. He told them to stand back and stand by saying, Hey, hatred, bigotry and violence have no place in Michigan. The governor called on all state residents to show compassion during the ongoing Corona virus pandemic, reminding them in her words. We're all in this together. John Hewett WWJ, a news radio 9 50. Meanwhile, additional suspects are facing state charges related to that plot. Attorney General Dana Nessel says seven Michigan residents, including 21, year old Paul Beller of Milford and 38, Year old Sean Fix of Belleville are facing terrorism related charges connected to the plot to kidnap the governor and overtake the government. Individuals in custody are suspected. You have attempted to identify the home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them made threats of violence intended to instigate a civil war. Engaged in planning and training for an operation to attack the capital building of Michigan and kidnapped government officials, including the governor of Michigan. Nestle says the group's mission was to quote, create chaos and inflict harm upon others. Michael Cohen W W. J News radio 9 50 As our team coverage

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Federal appeals court rules that New York prosecutor can get access to President Trump's tax returns

Dave Ramsey

00:38 sec | 5 months ago

Federal appeals court rules that New York prosecutor can get access to President Trump's tax returns

"Another blow in the battle to prevent the release of his taxes, according to NBC News Legal analyst Pete Williams. A federal appeals court has ordered trumps accountant to release Trump's tax records to a New York state prosecutor. The court said. The subpoena is not over broad it maybe brought, it said, but it's not over a broad Trump had argued that he should only be asking for material that deals with the hush money payments made by Michael Cohen. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr is asking for eight years of Trump's tax documents. In July, the U. S Supreme Court ruled that the president is not absolutely immune from subpoenas regarding his taxes and other financial documents. The president's attorneys are expected to file an appeal with the Supreme Court. There's a new

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Michael Cohen launches podcast; Rosie O'Donnell is 1st guest

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:36 sec | 6 months ago

Michael Cohen launches podcast; Rosie O'Donnell is 1st guest

"For nearly a decade, Michael Cohen was at odds with Rosie O'Donnell, in part because his boss, president Trump was engaged in a feud with her. But that's about to change. Cohen is launching a podcast titled Mea Culpa on Monday, his first guest O'Donnell. He described it as first episode first interview first viewed First family, Cohen and O'Donnell had become close. As of late, he says, while he was serving time in prison for tax crimes lying to Congress and campaign finance violations. She visited him and sent him a six page letter that was filled with kindness and empathy and quote, just humanity. Cohen this week released his memoir titled Disloyal.

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South Africa's ruling party rejects Trump comment on Mandela

WBBM Early Afternoon News

00:21 sec | 6 months ago

South Africa's ruling party rejects Trump comment on Mandela

"Trump made crude disparaging remarks about Nelson Mandela has drawn an angry response from South Africa's ruling party. It's according to a book written by Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. He says that Mr Trump said, among other things, that Mandela was a terrible leader. A Nobel Prize winning Mandela, widely revered by all racial groups in South Africa,

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Michael Cohen’s Tell-All Book: Trump Thought Black People Were ‘Too Stupid’ to Vote for Him

AM Tampa Bay

00:34 sec | 6 months ago

Michael Cohen’s Tell-All Book: Trump Thought Black People Were ‘Too Stupid’ to Vote for Him

"From the White House has a new tell All book hits the shelves today, this one from President Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen. The president is facing new accusations from his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in a new Tell all book distributed by Simon and Schuster, a division of Viacom, CBS. Cohen writes that President Trump admires Vladimir Putin's ability to take over an entire nation and run it like it was his personal company. Cohen also claims Mr Trump said quote I will never get the Hispanic vote. Like the blacks. They're too stupid to vote for Trump. They're not my people Been Tracy

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Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg Addresses Trump’s “Loser” Remarks, Talks Using Anonymous Sources

All In with Chris Hayes

09:31 min | 6 months ago

Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg Addresses Trump’s “Loser” Remarks, Talks Using Anonymous Sources

"It has been a rough Labor Day weekend and the trump. White House where officials are absolutely full out freaking out about Thursday. Night's report in the Atlantic that trump had characterized Americans who died in war losers and suckers trump has spent the past four days repeatedly nine the story marshalling all kinds of people to. Come forward to knock it down he insisted today the quote an animal would say thing that the White House trotted out figures like Sarah Sanders who we know is lied to reporters multiple times to claim the report isn't true because they were there when trump didn't say the terrible things he allegedly said take they're hoping you don't think about that formulation too much. The main problem for the White House here is that the evidence supporting the story is pretty obvious and clear and almost overwhelming to anyone not inside the trump reality distortion bubble. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg reported that trump cancelled a visit to an American military cemetery near Paris back in two thousand eighteen partially because he worried his hair would become disheveled in the rain and partially because he did not respect the American war dead interred there. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the schedule visit trump said, why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers in a separate conversation on the same trip trump preferred to the more than eighteen hundred marines who lost their lives at Bellawood as suckers for getting killed. Now, the sources in the story are anonymous you know anonymous sources are not as. Good. As name sources when you're evaluating something, but it doesn't mean that the claims came in on some anonymous tip line that no one knows where they came from. It means a reporter in this case, Jeffrey Goldberg spoke to people directly interviewed them and has agreed not to identify them in the story Jeffrey. Goldberg, will be here with me to talk about that in just a moment. His initial story has now been confirmed in part or in its entirety by reporters at. All okay. Remarkably a correspondent at Fox News included in that lineup whom trump promptly called on the network to fire. Some of those corroborating stories included even more damning details about the president like this one from the Washington Post quote the president told senior advisors that he didn't understand why the US government plays such value on finding soldiers missing in action because they had performed poorly and gotten caught and deserve what they got and this from the New York Times people familiar Mr Trump's private conversations saying he has long scorned those who served in Vietnam as being too dumb to have gotten out of it as he did through medical diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels. Back in two thousand, nineteen trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified the trump admitted to faking those bonds first telling cone quote you think I'm stupid I wasn't going to Vietnam. There's even more evidence that trump view soldiers at stupid or suckers Mary trump the president's knees wrote in a recent book that trump and threatened to disown his eldest son if don Jr. joined the military. She also says that her own Father Fred trump junior was mocked by donald trump because he fred trump junior decided to join the US air. National. Guard quote my father was frequently ridiculed for his career choices and disparaged for serving our country by both his father and by his brother Donald. Then, there's the fact that pretty much none of trump's top military officials past and present are backing the president up. I mean you really can't find anyone who's stepping forward to defend his character save he would never say anything like that they aren't disputing the story instead that's been left talking heads and former flax and loyalists. That's maybe not a huge surprise because trump allegedly said about all US servicemembers, hues very closely to what he said back in two thousand fifteen about one particular veteran Senator John McCain. War here or euro he's a war hero years he's a war hero presumes captured. I like people that weren't captured. Okay I hate to. John. McCain was prisoner of war in Vietnam for five years host. Donald Trump avoided that war had a different experience in an interview in the nineties. He characterized his efforts to avoid transmitted diseases while sleeping with numerous women as quote, my personal Vietnam. An. Event with Union members today Joe Biden lambasted the president's comments an invoked zone Sun Beau who served in Iraq and then died from a brain tumor in two thousand fifteen. Those of served. Risk, their lives even gave their lives, our nation losers suckers. He's our heroes. Tell you something. My Bowl wasn't loser. For A sucker if that's I, talk about our veterans, you have no business being president of the United States of America. What's being entered into the record here to take a step back and look at all the evidence about Donald Trump. Shocking. Morally offensive. It's not surprising. It's about what we have come to expect. But. One big question that keeps pulling on my shoulders. Why are we learning about this now? What does it mean that we are? For more on that and the fallout from his incredible reporting joined by Jeffrey Goldberg He's the Editor in chief of the Atlantic and I jeff, maybe I start a little bit with. The reaction to this story from the White House you. There are stories that come out all the time about the president that are fairly scandalous incredibly scandalous. And one time they said it's fake news and they swatted away or the new cycle moved on, they do seem particularly freaked out. About this reporting. An particularly intent on attacking it what what is your sort of reading of the last three or four days of their reaction? Well he's a good question. First thing I would say is that. This is not an attack on these are not reports of an attack on site immigrants or black people or or something like that we expect from Donald Trump and something that his base might actually help him with his base. This could hurt him with his with his base You know the the the second thing is I. Think there's a lot of. Nervousness in the White House and again I won't I'm not commenting on anything having to do with my sourcing or other reporter's saw sourcing Fox. Washington Post whatever. I'm you know there's a there's a deep hostility and mistrust in the White House of. Current and former generals people who lead the military. We saw that today Donald Trump did something that I. I've never seen before he attacked his own a service chiefs. He attacked his own leaders of the Armed Forces on call? Them. I mean, even in the even in this sort of an Tasma, we are twenty twenty race that's still something but I think it has to do with the fact that This is the kind of accusation that sounds believable in also goes directly to. A core constituency that Donald trump obviously needs to Keep energized come November. Yeah we we should note that there's there's been polling of of active duty servicemembers in which he's he's underwater with them There's been an interesting sort of officer enlisted split, but he's been losing ground even with a enlisted members. He's gone for a net positive nine points and Net net net negative twelve points. You can see that there. That's the latest military times pulling. You just mentioned what he said today was pretty remarkable. Briefly, sort of like channeling kind of like left anti-imperialism vis-a-vis his own service chiefs although it's completely like made up and fabricated because he. In the next breath, he's constantly bragging about how big the Pentagon budget is and how Raytheon is making off like a bandit. So but I wanNA play that clip just to get your response to it take a listen to what he said. I'm not saying that military in love with me to soldiers are the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and everything else they. Happy. But we're getting out of the endless wars you know how we're doing. But here's the thing Jeff. They're not this drives me insane the where we have expanded our footprint, we've expanded bombings all the theaters, and this is an absolute con-. This idea that the Great Antiwar Donald Trump has some revolt on his hands on the generals. As, you will know the generals are usually more hesitant to go to war than not usually often more has to go to war than than civilian leaders for some obvious reasons. No, this was remarkable i. mean he sort of channeling. Start Sixty Bob Dylan lyrics here I pointed out on a show media today it's It's quite remarkable given that tomorrow there's a pretty good chance that he'll brag about how much money he's spending on military hardware, and of course, as you know, he's deeply transactional in love it when when foreign countries by our military equipment. So if you're looking for consistency in that particular clip, you're you're looking forward it in the wrong place it doesn't make sense in any kind of traditional understanding of of politics.

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Former 'fixer' Michael Cohen: Donald Trump will 'do anything' to keep power

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 6 months ago

Former 'fixer' Michael Cohen: Donald Trump will 'do anything' to keep power

"Bombshell book about the president. This one is from his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen. CNN obtained a copy of Disloyal and says, Innit. Cohen claims that before Donald Trump ran for office, he was so fixated on President Obama that he hired an actor to play him in a video in which Donald Trump quote ritualistically, belittle the first black president and then fired him. Cohen does not say who played Obama. He did tell NBC's Lester Holt that he thinks Donald Trump will do whatever it takes to stay in the White House. So Donald Trump will do anything and everything within which to win. And I believe that includes Manipulating the ballots. I believe that he would even go so far as to start a war in order to prevent himself from being removed from office. My biggest fear is that they will not be a peaceful transition of power in 2020. The White House

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Michael Cohen claims President Trump will do anything to win the 2020 election

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

00:46 sec | 6 months ago

Michael Cohen claims President Trump will do anything to win the 2020 election

"Another tell all book about the President's out tomorrow. This one. Written by Michael Cohen, President Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen insists his old boss is a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator and a con man. CBS News obtained an early copy of Cohen's book, where he reveals President Trump's admiration for Vladimir Putin's ability. To take over an entire nation and run it like it was his personal company. Then CBS News $1 correspondent Paula Read. Cohen also writes that Mr Trump was obsessed with Barack Obama even had, um, hire a man to play the former president so he could belittle him and pretend to fire. Um the White House has issued a statement calling the big lies and sing. It comes from a disgraced

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Cohen memoir casts him as 'star witness' against Trump

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 6 months ago

Cohen memoir casts him as 'star witness' against Trump

"Michael Cohen's tell all memoir scheduled to be released tomorrow makes the case that president trump is guilty of the same crimes that landed his former fixer in federal prison the book disloyal the true story of the former personal attorney to president Donald J. trump offers a blow by blow account of trump's alleged role in the scandal involving porn star stormy Daniels that once overshadowed his presidency the book also discusses other women within trump's orbit Cullen who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other crimes including lying to Congress calls himself the star witness of a hush money conspiracy that could still culminating charges for trump after he leaves office he described his new book as a fundamental piece of evidence of the president's guilt the White House calls the book fan fiction Julie Walker New York

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Michael Cohen unleashes on Trump in new tell-all book

WBZ Afternoon News

00:52 sec | 6 months ago

Michael Cohen unleashes on Trump in new tell-all book

"Personal attorney to President Trump has a tell all memoir due out this week. It offers coin's blow by blow account of Mr Trump's alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency. Theeighties Julie Walker has that disloyal The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump. Makes the case. Trump is guilty of the same crimes that landed his former fixer in federal prison. Cohen writes about Trump Green lighting the $130,000 payoff to silence porn star Stormy Daniels and then reimbursing him with what he says We're fake legal fees. The book also quotes Trump is saying if it comes out, I'm not sure how it would play with my supporters. But I bet they think it's cool that I slept with a porn star. The White House calls the book fan fiction. Julie Walker,

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"michael cohen" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

"Michael Cohen dirtbag. Lawyer convicted an admitted liar a went to Capitol Hill today to testify to congress, which he previously had lied to the GOP came out with a little ad before this happened. You'll remember Michael Cohen used to say, I love Trump. I'll take a bullet for Trump. I'll never turn on Trump. Now, he goes to Capitol Hill to say that Trump is a liar and a racist and a cheater every sorts of terrible thing. So in advance of this ridiculous testimony that has zero credibility the GOP released an advertisement that just contrasted. Well, Michael Cohen is saying with his past statements now I wanna to tell you about the real Donald Trump. He's really he's a unifier. The words the media Choubey using to describe Mr. Trump are generous. He's going to do everything that he promised. He's gonna bring success and he's going to make America. Great compassionate principled. Donald Trump speaks from the. Heart and pathetic kind. He's going to stay true to who. He is. He's gonna be an amazing president Humboldt on this and genuine Mr. Trump's memory is fantastic. And I've never come across the situation with Mr. Trump has said something, that's that's not accurate. Donald Trump wants to do is make this country. Great again says have fun in prison there at the end just sort of smelling those Michael Cohen, tears that dirty disloyal rat. This is a great ad people are mocking this ad right now because Michael Cohen was the personal lawyer to Donald Trump. They're saying man if this guy is such a dirtbag liar. If he's obviously flipped so significantly. Why did Trump Hiram doesn't show a lot of good judgment? Why do the put him on their board? Make he was deputy finance chairman. Why did they do that this ad actually requires humility and it demonstrates humility on the part of the GOP? It's an ad that admits that Donald Trump hired freight. Oh to play Michael Tom Hagen rather to play the smart put together lawyer ends up hiring this buffoon. It emits that the RNC hired schmuck to be its deputy, finance chairman is worth it. It's worth admitting all of that this is in the old school before Donald Trump before reality TV before social media really took over politics to the degree that they have in the old school..

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"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"He's going to join us. And he says, yeah, it really was the air was thick withdrawn their one of the fascinating things is Michael Cohen saying I just believed too much in Donald Trump, the blind loyalty to Donald Trump that doesn't explain the four million dollars in tax evasion that that actually had nothing to do with Donald Trump that was that was his taxi business. Yeah. And you know, there's this this lingering question about what it is. He did not want to talk to prosecutors in the southern district of New York about. And there's the lingering questions that we that. We we have lots of you know, sort of trailing ends about. But no real answers yet as to what exactly he was able to tell prosecutors about Donald Trump and Russia during the campaign Michael Cohen, potentially is implicated in a whole lot of that stuff. If open source reporting is true. We know almost nothing about what he was able to tell prosecutors about that. Well, that's why we have to be patient. My least favorite. Yeah. Yeah. I know. know. Thank you wrote. You'll. Well in the Michael Cohen case, Donald Trump has much more to worry about now than just Michael Cohen Trump defenders in Washington, including some Republican senators have been saying, they can't believe Donald Trump committed crimes with Michael Colin just on the word of Michael Cohen along because Michael Cohen is a liar. Now that is actually now something that we can all agree on Michael Cohen is a liar, or at least was a liar. Even Michael Cohen agrees on that. He pleaded guilty to lying to congress. But after Michael Cohen was sentenced today for the first time in the investigation of the president of the United States. Federal prosecutors put out a press release about the case Robert Muller's special counsel's office in the US attorney's office in Manhattan have been showing their work only in court only in formal legal filings income. Court and instatement to judges in court, but today after the court session where Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison. The US attorney's office in Manhattan issued a press release saying that Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, which everyone already knew the press release described every element of Michael Collins sentence in detail, which everyone already knew was already public information every detail of Michael Cohen sentence. But then at the end of the press release came the last two paragraphs of the press in which we saw today. Federal prosecutors used a press release to tell Donald Trump and tell Republican Trump defenders in Washington that they have much more than the word of Michael Cohen against Donald Trump the press release announced that the US attorney's office quote reached a non-prosecution agreement with. AM? I in connection with AM is role in making the above described one hundred and fifty thousand dollar payment before the two thousand sixteen presidential election..

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"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"He's going to join us. And he says, yeah, it really was the air was thick withdrawn their one of the fascinating things is Michael Cohen saying I just believed too much in Donald Trump, the blind loyalty to Donald Trump that doesn't explain the four million dollars in tax evasion that that actually had nothing to do with Donald Trump that was that was his taxi business. Yeah. And you know, there's this this lingering question about what it is. He did not want to talk to prosecutors in the southern district of New York about. And there's the lingering questions that we that. We we have lots of you know, sort of trailing ends about. But no real answers yet as to what exactly he was able to tell prosecutors about Donald Trump and Russia during the campaign Michael Cohen, potentially is implicated in a whole lot of that stuff. If open source reporting is true. We know almost nothing about what he was able to tell prosecutors about that. Well, that's why we have to be patient. My least favorite. Yeah. Yeah. I know. know. Thank you wrote. You'll. Well in the Michael Cohen case, Donald Trump has much more to worry about now than just Michael Cohen Trump defenders in Washington, including some Republican senators have been saying, they can't believe Donald Trump committed crimes with Michael Colin just on the word of Michael Cohen along because Michael Cohen is a liar. Now that is actually now something that we can all agree on Michael Cohen is a liar, or at least was a liar. Even Michael Cohen agrees on that. He pleaded guilty to lying to congress. But after Michael Cohen was sentenced today for the first time in the investigation of the president of the United States. Federal prosecutors put out a press release about the case Robert Muller's special counsel's office in the US attorney's office in Manhattan have been showing their work only in court only in formal legal filings income. Court and instatement to judges in court, but today after the court session where Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison. The US attorney's office in Manhattan issued a press release saying that Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, which everyone already knew the press release described every element of Michael Collins sentence in detail, which everyone already knew was already public information every detail of Michael Cohen sentence. But then at the end of the press release came the last two paragraphs of the press in which we saw today. Federal prosecutors used a press release to tell Donald Trump and tell Republican Trump defenders in Washington that they have much more than the word of Michael Cohen against Donald Trump the press release announced that the US attorney's office quote reached a non-prosecution agreement with. AM? I in connection with AM is role in making the above described one hundred and fifty thousand dollar payment before the two thousand sixteen presidential election..

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"michael cohen" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

04:37 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on On The Media

"And they the southern district says in their memo that that undermined democracy and needs to be taken very very seriously. So they have made clear they are not taking. This lightly. So Andrea you, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about Michael Cohen and digging really deep into his past like I'm talking twenty years before he went to work for Donald Trump, and then including all of his work for Donald Trump. Now, we have these two pretty juicy sentencing them most especially the one from the district of New York really goes into a lot of detail about Cohen's business dealings. Was it a satisfying read to you? Did it jibe with what we have learned in your opinion? Well, yes, and no, I mean, I think that. I mean overall tone. This was a very very stern memo it is much much longer than the special counsel memos. And it is very I think under reported people have sort of because there's so much going on with Russia collusion. There's so much talk about what is in this specific memo other than the top line narrative, which is that they're now saying, yeah, we own this idea that Trump was involved in making these illegal campaign finance payments. That's just the jumping off point of this memo. I mean, what the argument that they're making an essences? He does not deserve to have no jail time. Which is what Cohen is arguing because he's had a pattern of deception throughout his life to quote, the nature multitude and temporal span of criminal behavior. Betray a man whose outlook on life was often to cheat an outlook that succeeded for some time his professional history and lack of prior convictions. Are not significant mitigating factor. That is brutal. Yeah. I mean, and there's a lot of that language. I mean, there's a whole thing in there about how he shouldn't fact be punished more because he was a lawyer. And he knew better he had special skills about how he used particularly devious means to structure, these secret payments to stormy Daniels, and then build the Trump organization using another set of fraudulent documents would it's would it sort of suggests to me that day, April ninth twenty eighteen a day you, and I will not soon forget when Michael Cohen's office and hotel and home were all rated, and where we and we were reporting on Michael Cohen in Brighton Beach his hometown, we were in the we were in the five towns of Long Island, when we you know, we got word on our drive back at the time. There was a question. How can prosecutors do this? And and President Trump was calling it a witch hunt and saying this is blatantly illegal. How can they do? This raid. I think what this memo is telling us without spelling it all out is they already had so much on him about his criminal history that they that it was easy to get a search warrant for all three of those properties. There was I mean, prosecutors were telling us at the time that you don't just get a search warrant based on nothing. But what is interesting to me is that, you know, even at this. I mean, there was a point even after the search warrant where this memo quotes a Michael Cohen tweet where he says something about make America great again. And then has hashtag fixer in his tweet. So they're showing how he embraced this role that he was the fixer for Trump, and they're talking about this meshing of his personal greed and deception and desire for power and money and his relationship with Donald Trump, which is so striking to me. And then when you get to the point at the sort of, you know, page let me try and figure out what it is. It is. Okay. Here we go. Campaign finance crimes because they are committed in secret and hidden from the victims are difficult to identify and prosecute nonetheless. They have tremendous social costs described above as they rode faith in elections and perpetuate political corruption. So I mean that is a pretty strong statement. Right. So just to clarify here. We are talking about the two hush money arrangements that were organized and one of them even financed by Michael Cohen for women who said they had a fares with Donald Trump. Karen, McDougal, and stormy Daniels. Now, Frank, I know your focus on Paul Manafort. But what do you take away from these two Cohen, sentencing memos? So I think November twenty fifteen that's my takeaway that that we've been searching for the beginning point..

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"And he didn't quite do it to the same degree here. What do you make? I mean, I I noticed that language to. And I thought it was very interesting because he basically says look I was I was watching the president's public statements. And I was watching what was happening with the Russia inquiry and so out of loyalty and knowing what the president was saying. And it's worth us stopping just her second to say that the president was sort of saying look the deal didn't happen in Moscow. The president's public statements. I don't think he ever said, yes, I had meetings and conversations till June of two thousand sixteen. I mean, he minimized it did make it seem. I think like it was done before before the primary season started on February first of two thousand sixteen. And so what I think is saying look, I was reading that. I was reading I was taking the that as signals to me, whether it was intended from Trump or anybody else, and so I live because of it, you know, it's that could be true. I it's hard for me to believe that there wasn't some back channel or some conversation between. Cohen and folks on Trump's team, but but he didn't say that Niagara with you. He he certainly didn't have any hesitation to say what Trump had done when he took the plea in the southern district. The the one thing I I would you know, sort of throw out there is that, you know, Michael Cohen is a lawyer, and he lied to congress, and there's just a certain amount of I I mean, it shows both I think the fear of the Russia inquiry, which was obviously a lot more powerful than that. I think we've realized, but it also shows a level of arrogance that you know, it was doubling down on lies and thinking that you know, you can walk into congress and light of their face and get away with it. And so, you know, it may be that the president is not in this piece that he didn't direct or motivate Michael Cohen specifically to tell these lies. But there is there is a lot here that I think we want to know more about look, I think the significance of this charge of lying. Not to Muller not to law enforcement agents, not FBI agents. But to congress specifically a committee that was charged with looking into these matters is significant aid because it's outside of the law enforcement universe. So maybe maybe I'm overstating the significance of this. But you know, one issue that's gonna come up in the future is impeachment and the more evidence that there is that not only Michael Cohen lie directly to one of the chambers of congress. But that in some ways Donald Trump either knew that he did encouraged them to do. So and even you know, most minimally drew some benefit political benefit from those lies..

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"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:01 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"And they will go through Email after Email after Email and say what is this? What is this? What is this and went when someone is cooperating? So Michael Cohen can provide a roadmap to any knows that he's on. But he can also explain the context for other emails, they have and what we saw this week Chris in Tom mentioned, it a little bit earlier is Muller has documentary evidence for everything that he asserts you saw it in the Jerome Corsi draft statement of offense where their emails you see it today in the information where there are written communications. And you can be sure that they are not accusing Paul Manafort with lying just based on the testimony of others. So when Donald Trump claims that everybody else's lying, and that Robert Muller's forcing people to lie. He's playing a very dangerous game. Game. Because at some point this documentary evidence is going to come out, and it is going to corroborate the allegations and surgeons and testimony of the witnesses that Robert Muller has final question. You had tweeted this today. There was some news about Deutsche Bank being rated to what your Bank has been the target of a lot of international law enforcement that the at money laundering. He said so far today and coordinate fashion. Appears Michael Cohen pleaded guilty related Trump. Ordeal. FBI searches Trump or outside counsel info provided by Cohen. That's a I believe a reference to Chicago alderman, Ed Burke, and Trump work primary lender. Db also searched do you think those are all related? Do you think this is coincidence? Ito? It may be it was it was somewhat tongue in cheek because it all it is interesting that all of these events have connections to Michael Cohen, obviously his guilty plea. The alderman Michael Cohen would know who they use as outside counsel for for the Trump organization, and we know Deutsche Bank is is the banker for for the Trump organization sort of the last one is there are additional reporting that it may relate to another investigation. And it was a massive undertaking in Germany, so it's unclear that it's directly related to this. But I think the point is that the the world seems to be closing in around particularly the Trump organization and their financial dealings in somewhat of the off off shoot of that is some of the campaign related information. But it's just another example it's another day where we see a lot of. Of legal activity that can relate back to Donald Trump, Daniel Goldman. Thank you make some time tonight. Joining me now is Georgetown law. Professor Neil Caccio, who's acting solicitor general in the Obama administration argued numerous cases before the supreme court Neil. What's the significance today to your mind? I think it's huge. So I think you know, the facts aren't all in. But I think we very well could look back on this day November twenty nine th two thousand eighteen as the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency. And I say that for three reasons one what we've been talking about the criminal stuff that Muller has on Trump. But there are two other important things going on one is the house investigation. Now, the house is controlled by Democrats. They'll take power in January. They'll be able to investigate all of these lies to congress. And the second is even if the Democrats don't wanna do it impeachment. They almost are going to have to look at it very very seriously now because this isn't just criminal. This is the president campaigning in two thousand sixteen in hiding all his business associations with Russia. Not the Russian like businesses like Marianne hotels or something. But with the Kremlin itself and the number two person as you were saying at the Kremlin. So that you know, that's bad. And the American people obviously should have had. A right to know that at the time. But also just think about the last two years have been a period of intense compromise. The Russians have known that Trump lied to the American people for two years and imagine all the things subtle things..

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"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:30 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"I think if you if you go back to the circumstances when the access Hollywood tape was released and you say, what would have happened? If a porn star had come forward at that point and talked about what stormy Daniels has subsequently. To come forward and talked about. I think it is reasonable to hypothesize that a certain number of votes may have been different or a certain number of people might have stayed home and not voted. There's no way to know that. But I do think if you say, was it a rational judgment on the part of Donald Trump according to Michael Cohen and Michael Cohen that this was a story that was worth breaking the law and spending a lot of money to suppress in the two weeks before the election. I, that's a pretty rational judgment. And I think they probably did it for a reason and without condoning the criminality of it, which I certainly don't condone. I have to say, I totally understand why they want that story to come out. This is a guy who like wouldn't pay painting contractors, nine thousand bucks for sure. Sure. Paid this one. Exactly like this is someone who's left a trail of people unpaid in the many years Eliza. The line from supported the president today, you know, and even the president self a little bit is the which continues no collusion. They still haven't found the smoking gun linking us to the Russian crime. And so really this continues to be much ado about nothing. You're shaking your head. Yes, I am. Well, it's just it's getting to be a very old song, but what he keeps doing is continuing to try to undermine the investigation in the minds of the public and hoping I guess against all hope. I believe that he can somehow stop this train. That's. Very far away from the station right now, and it's moving quickly towards him. So. Who who can say why Donald Trump keeps doing what he's doing. But I think he can't help himself actually Benjamin witness and Elizabeth de LA Vega. Thanks for joining us still to come. We have much more much more to talk about on this monumental day. So far including a jury, finding the president's campaign chairman guilty on eight felony counts. We're going to dive into that. We'll talk about what it means from all investigation, whether the president will party Manafort and how congress should handle the agenda president surrounded. Now by criminals, a lot of ground to cover do not go anywhere. Paul Manafort the president's former campaign chairman was found guilty today on eight felony counts, five counts of tax fraud. Two counts of Bank fraud and one count of failure report a foreign Bank account. The jury deadlocked on the remaining ten counts. But remember Manafort has yet another trial coming up just in September, Washington DC trial that could now be significantly more complicated for him any try to turn the outcome today. We will do it in thoughtful. Govan former assistant US attorney for the southern district of New York and MSNBC legal analyst was in the courtroom. The verdict was read and NBC news, intelligence and national security reporter Delaney in who's been following the matter for trial every step of the way they both join me tonight..

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"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"And we're back with tom arnold who's been having a very busy day on twitter on television and if you are to be believed yes with michael cohen while you know we have this religious canary zoning you and freezing week he's saying no i'm not hanging with eases sweet guy at you know after we had our buddy abide andy with dead of the bar last night and the next thing i know eddie's wife alison says there to fight so i went down to the bar last night that it's easy to break up the bike because i want to make sure they all got to bed i'm the guy that's got his back to and so that's who i am and so you are staying in the same hotel now that's that's what i kind of figured when i saw that picture okay i want to go back to one of the questions we covered in the previous and that question to which you said yes that question was do you have any trump tapes that we haven't seen or heard already you say that you do you have those what are the sources of those tapes well the sources that is so funny too that's the thing you gotta protect your sources you know that okay we have a person do you have any tape that is worse than what we heard on the access video tape i think he he literally out howard started talking about bragging about walking backstage to miss universe contest the naked women we've all heard that yeah i don't know there's out to god i don't know that there's anything worse than that i mean i've got producer from from the apprentice say that she that she he heard him say the edwards seventeen times you know in other words say mark burnett owns all yeah yeah by the way when when the preuss was tell you that the truth is that in that show trump is wired most of the time yeah almost all of its twelve hour date the boardroom sat fifteen cameras so they have a massive mazuz right and so this suspicion is that mark burnett who owns those has those in his custody he's shielded them in a called the dow their offices that the book the people believe that producer who's telling you that those seventeen uses of the n word would be on those oh yeah yeah i know i know exactly the ear ad but it's probably that he sexually he said i want it if you're did hit the sexual harassment was so bad that the producers pulled it out four times and producers pull him out like he would be let's say you're describing there is worse than what we heard those ain't you right there because right direct right so mark burnett has obligations so i've given you the opportunity i went down to his offices beverly hills the mgm offices i absolutely do i said to i need those tapes that he's like nothing is worse grabber by the p word can i say that and i go heels trump lots of and you want to i'm not t there plus my son was his ring wear sweating so he told you that donald trump wants yes the tapes that he has lawyers by advisor michael cohen are trying to get those tapes and i want him to and he goes up not going to give either of you mate that's how i do things and at the time i was like okay well okay that seems fair but those types might become public because there's a loss laurie alright yeah lawsuit has an a lawsuit where through discovery she might be able to obtain for her clients some of those tents because it's a celebrity apprentice contestant is suing and so that might be a source those tapes come out okay so the you said when i asked you why is michael cohen talking to you the kind of brilliant one word answer you gave was surrender because you are a trump enemy and here is trump friend talking to you so does that mean that that michael cohen is surrendering in your mind to the inevitable that he's going to have to tell the truth of what he knows about donald trump people like you and the prosecutor well what he has left have because trump is trump like bio who what that guy i.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Enjoy vanity fair is reporting that the breakup was spurred break up with the lawyers was spurred by a disagreement over payment and how much the trump organization was expected to foot on cohn's behalf according to two sources with knowledge of the dispute so the issue there seems to be michael cohen expecting the trump organization to be paying more of the attorney's fees involved in this evidently procedure this is this unusual situation where trump actually could foot the bill for some of cohen's fees because cohen did work for the trump organization in the past and it's perhaps a little bit surprising that they haven't seen the wisdom of paying his fees prosecutors love former girlfriends as witnesses it's always the spurned exgirlfriend who ends up telling a lot of good information to investigators here coen seems to be playing that role in many ways he's been left behind he seems to have a lot of angst over having been left behind by trump and now he may have the opportunity is his relationship with prosecutors becomes cultivated to actually share some of his feelings in the information that he has because in many ways the trump organization has pushed him away and almost pushed him into cooperation but ryan one of the parties that's in court is the president of united states donald trump represented by other lawyers and so they have the same or a similar objective to michael cohen and so that's a situation where there's another set of lawyers being paid by donald trump in that room where there's more than one way for donald trump to be covering the cost of this try so he can at least try to get some of it to happen that way but i still think that michael cohen must feel quite aggrieved that his bills aren't being paid for as well and you would think that that would be a normal process so it seems to be another sign that the trump folks are sending to him that he's on the outs the joe digenova who the president tried to hire as one of his lawyers in this case and as close to people involved spoke to political about this and politico's reporting joseph.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Michael cohen is not a member of the trump administration and unlike her gombak michael cohen has never even technically been part of the trump campaign it's what's the trump campaign doing doing paying his legal bills all this time it's ever been exactly clear what michael cohen's personal legal liability is about or what he could potentially tell prosecutors about if like her comeback he decides to go states evidence and cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for lenient in his own case the single most worrying possibility for the white house is probably what was reported by buzzfeed several weeks ago concerning cones involvement in in the secret pursuit of a trump tower moscow real estate project during the presidential campaign during the campaign you'll recall that candidate trump said that he had no dealings in russia we later learned that that was a lie in fact in the midst of the campaign he had secretly signed a letter of intent to build what would have been the largest real estate project of his career a trump tower in moscow which would require not just the not just significant russian financing it would require high level approval and assistance from the russian government if not from president vladimir putin himself well several weeks ago in reporting out that that secret real estate adventure during the campaign and federal investigators interest in that adventure buzzfeed news reported quote even before the appointment of robert special counsel in may 2017 fbi agents investigating russia's interference in the election learned that cohen was infrequent contact with foreign individuals about trump tower moscow and that some of those individuals had knowledge of or had played a role in russia's twenty sixteen election meddling.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"Or whether the president's doing things is inherently not obstructing justice if their constitutional powers finally i wanna talk about a letter that michael cohen sent to the onion in two thousand thirteen back than the onion renison tirico column purportedly written by donald trump under the headline when you're feeling low just remember i'll be dead in about fifteen or twenty years michael cohen did not take kindly to this he sent the onions publishers very nonstatistical cease and desist letter going to read that from michael cohen subject donald trump dear mr hannah i believe that's the publisher of the onion there i wish to call your attention to an article currently on your homepage allegedly penned by donald trump entitled when you're feeling low just remember i'll be dead in about fifteen or twenty years let me begin by stating the obvious that commentary was not written by mr trump secondly this article is an absolutely disgusting piece that lacks any place in journalism even in your onion i am hereby demanding that you immediately remove this disgraceful piece from your website in issue apology to mr trump i further asked that you contact mmediately to discuss this commentary goes way beyond defamation and if not immediately removed i will take all actions necessary to ensure your actions do not go without consequence guide yourself accordingly yours michael cohen executive vice president and special counsel to donald j trump what do you make of this i guess we can't swear on this podcast josh show him in a skip most of my first impressions but you know a lot of people are trying to create a narrative that michael cohen was in on the joke or whatever but this is just too similar to a lot of a lot of types of threats that satirists and people writing parody get the her lawyers out there who think that satire and parody are somehow legally actionable and they write letters like this perhaps not quite this dumb but in the same ballpark i mean obviously the trump satire was completely.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"The home in the hotel room of michael cohen was seeking documents not just about the stormy daniels hush money deal but also about his connection to new york taxi medallions and this type of thing should we think of this as having anything to do with donald trump at this point i mean both both jean friedman and donald trump were fairly extensive business associates of michael collins but there's no indication that friedman and trump had any sort of dealings with each other that friedman would would know anything of interest about donald trump not directly no so the the way the chain of events may be a risk to trump is this even if he has nothing to do attacks him italians and i think there's no indication that he does if this puts additional pressure on michael cohen and if that pressure causes michael cohen to start to cooperate then that's trouble for trump because michael cohen certainly does know things on other subjects about donald trump and that could contribute to special counsels case this is obvious a somewhat unusual situation because it's such a high profile federal investigation but a weird complication you would have here with regard to you know normally if you had an investigation we're trying to flip people and flip people and flip people and get to the top if donald trump is at the top here and donald trump most likely cannot be indicted by the special counsel if you get someone to give you information about the president but then you can't indict the president anyway what good is that well one of the things going on here is that a state prosecution and a state conviction is something that the president of the united states cannot pardon so that's a danger michael cohen in additional pressure on him because he knows that if he is prosecuted in the state than his friend the president of the united states can't pardon him to get him out of it in terms of what good it does at this point well president trump is still sitting to pursue potential charges against him i think that it's probably the same answer as the last few times we talked about it which is that the special counsel.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"Where the pads in the road on the michael cohen situation diverge right is like it is extraordinary to have this kind of activity be approved right and so one read of it is this shows how off the rails the deep state conspiracy against donald trump has become like they are clearly breaking all kinds of guidelines and rules to persecute michael cone and some desperate effort to pin something on donald trump the other fork in the road is that like there's a very high evidently bar to clear to get permission to do this kind of thing and that there is something that we do not know something that is more damning than some payments from swiss pharmaceutical company that is convinced judges and fbi officials and so on and so forth that they should authorize these extraordinary type measures i you know and they were already up on coen's email before these rates that is a potential source i i i have my i have my view on where the staff fans but he does eat it pushes you in one direction rather i think i think a lot of times these trump scandal stories it's like wants to do is have a high minded you know stance of agnostic schism that there is no deep state conspiracy against trump but we have no idea like if muller's investigation will amount to anything at all but like here they either have some kind of really suspicious they have some information that we don't know about that's very damning or else people are really breaking the rules.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"Did they mutually agree did they decide it would be strategically beneficial to have this raid carried out by by a team that would be much harder for donald trump to fire or retaliate against than than robert muller's own team i mean a lot of things could be going on there and i also think it's it's important to note that this doesn't mean that baller has given away all of the investigation into michael cohen he seems to have given away the campaign finance potential violations related to stormy daniels and and whatever that hasn't been fully explained about his business practices in two thousand seventeen and sdn y has taken that over but you know we we've still been getting reports in recent months that muller has been asking witnesses about stuff michael cohen did in two thousand sixteen he's asking about michael cohen's discussions about building a trump tower moscow which occurred during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign we didn't even really talk about that that's like a big part of the the russia scandal to and you know the steele dossier makes various claims about cohen that he was involved in paying off hackers traveling to prague secretly it's a win if we landed i michael cones trip to prague i feel like that's like the last interesting yeah thread he writes the steele dossier makes a bunch of claims about michael reddy basically cast michael kohn as like a key intermediary between trump world and putin world and it has a specific claim that he went to prague to have a meeting with some russian intelligence people which is like sends like it cooled like movie setting like that's that's where i would do like an international spy meeting in in my screenplay.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"During their marriage michael cohen was the preposterously ignorant lawyer who said when the trump marital rape story was revisited during the presidential campaign that it is legally impossible for a husband to rape his wife jay goldberg who handled that case a truly accomplished litigator knows better and successfully steered donald trump through what had already become a very messy scandalous divorce before jay goldberg became donald trump's lawyer the wall street journal reports that the white house confirmed that president trump did indeed pick up the phone and call jay goldberg seeking legal advice on friday friday when michael cohen was foolishly hanging out in manhattan pretending not to be worried and smoking cigars at the very same time the judge kimba wood was considering a motion by michael cohen's lawyer to block prosecutors from examining the evidence obtained f b i raids of michael collins home has office is hotel room and has banked safety deposit box while during that first hearing in the case judge would was demanding to know if michael cohen is a real lawyer and actually has reliigous clients who deserve turney client privilege the most important person michael cohen claims as the client donald trump was on the phone with his old lawyer getting an earful of who and what he should be afraid of jay goldberg told the wall street journal that he told the president that because of the pressure the government can put on michael cohen there is more danger to the president from the cohen case then there is from special prosecutor robert muller's investigation mr goldberg said mr trump told him on friday.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Just saying spend a lot of time and energy and ink spilled over the last fifteen months or so over what the term collusion actually means but the allegations about michael cohen that are contained in the christopher steele dossier the allegations that donald trump's personal attorney michael cohen met with russian officials in prague during the presidential campaign to facilitate payments to kremlin control the hackers were interfering in the election to help trump i don't care how good you are at linguistic gymnastics i think we could all agree that that would absolutely be collusion if you're trying to come up with a case study to prove to somebody that collusion could be a thing it's the kind of thing that you would admit let's say the president sent his personal lawyer over to a third country to go meet with kremlin guys to go pay off the people who were doing the dirty work to help trump and the elect i mean that's what you'd invent in order to explain here's how collusion might work but that allegation about michael cohen in the steele dossier it remains just an allegation along with lots of other things in the dossier that are just still allegations from the very first day christopher steele dossier became public michael cohen had a very simple rebuttal to that allegation about him in prague and hopefully he knew a guy who could help him get his rebuttal out there today we learned that that guy is also one of michael cohen's clients it would have been good to know that before but we finally found out today.

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"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Leading off our discussion now is michael have ninety the attorney four stormy daniels and joining the discussion as joy reid msnbc national correspondent and the host of am joy weekends and msnbc and run claims she's the former chief of staff to vice president joe biden al gore and a former senior aide to president obama michael i want to go first of all to this breaking news tonight about the special prosecutor who's very interested in michael cohen's dealings for donald trump involving all sorts of activity including possibly foreign businesses how does your litigation interact if it does at all in terms of pressure on michael cohen with the special prosecutor's investigation well i think what we're seeing lawrence over the last two weeks is a concentrated effort by the president and his surrogates and michael cohen is playing along to really put the focus as it relates to our case on michael cohen he is being placed in the crosshairs he is being placed in a position where he's going to be expected to take the fall he's going to be the one that is going to be expected to say that president trump knew nothing about this he was off on his own he was negotiating the agreement on his own he paid it on his own and if that's a violation of the new york bar rules and if that means that he asked to lose his license to practice law well then he's he's willing to take that hit on behalf of the president i think that due to the report that you mentioned relating to the special prosecutor the noose is tightening on that front as well and let me just say this there seems to be a lot of confidence by the president in michael cohen's ability to take this much heat in this much weight and we're talking about a lot of heat potentially wait you mean both weights you mean the weight of the stormy daniels case and you mean the simultaneous weight of the special prosecutor.

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