37 Burst results for "Michael Cohen"
Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Because I think they got a better chance doing that than they do if he actually goes into it. Because the truth is, is Donald Trump is not an intelligent person. We know that. You know, he's, you know, he's a scammer is what he is. But at the end of the day, you know, at the end of the day, they are having to bow down to him. I mean, I really believe, I don't think Kevin McCarthy loves Donald Trump. I don't think Ted Cruz loves Donald Trump. I think that they know that right now they have to kiss his ass. That's exactly. That's what they gotta do. They understand that Trump's Trump's power, the maga crowd, the hateful, hateful U.S. citizens is where all their power lives. So they have to kiss his ass. Now, Ted Cruz hates him because in Ted's crew in Ted Cruz's mind, if it wasn't for Trump, he would have been the president. Yeah, I remember. His whip was quivering when they were interviewing him after tub. It was now. And now I'm going to read you this one. I know that you're going to like this army major 'cause he read a Michael Cohen's book, but Michael Cohen called Steve Bannon, a racist and maniac who thinks Trump is an idiot. No doubt. No. They manipulate their manipulating Donald Trump. They've always done that. Yeah. I mean, goodness. I use Donald Trump to get their feet in the door. Yeah. I mean, Steve Bannon destroyed two Western countries in a matter of a couple of years. You can hate them, but you can't call them stupid. He is a smart guy. No, these are people that are dangerous, he abandoned his dangerously smart. And so anybody, you know, we're reasonably intelligent people. And we wouldn't be able to sit in the room with Donald Trump or three minutes before like, damn, this guy's an idiot, you know? And this is this is Morgan Freeman and I love this quote. Stupid is knowing the truth, seeing the truth, but still believing the lies and that essentially is what stupid is because these people just believe in all the lies. Look, understand that two days ago, you had a shit ton of people standing on a bridge in Dallas Texas waiting on freaking JFK junior and kidding. I'm gonna get him army, major do you see? You've been selling those people, not one but two shit flavored lollipops. That's right. Somebody sold them that bridge. Yeah. There they are. I mean, do you see it?.
Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Are a fastest party and it's like it's just like Anthony scaramucci like he said, I made a mistake. You know, you know, I mean, he is like, I knew this guy was a criminal, but I let my ego get in the way, and I work for him and I regret it. Every day I almost did almost ruin my marriage and, you know, it was a big mistake. And now, just like, Michael Cohen is also saying, it was a big mistake. And I think just what you're saying about these two Fox News contributors, they're also going, this is a mistake. You know what I mean? Yeah. We don't share their politics, but they ultimately did do the right thing. So I'm not going to attack them. You know, scaramucci's is a terrific guy. I've come to know him in another situation, another account as they say. And he's a really good guy. And I've actually dealt a little bit. With Michael Cohen as well. And again, on another account. And he said, I am glad that he is free his sentence has been completed. And I hope he and his his family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I've been trying to get him on here, court. I can't seem to get him on. I keep begging him. I'm like, come on, Michael. You know, because he has his own happen in his own happening podcast, so he might be, you know, he might not want to be competing with you so much. But you guys were all part of the you guys are all part of the podcast industrial complex. Everybody's got to have a podcast, you know? Well, I started doing this as soon as Trump became president. I said, you know what? I got to do all I can to, you know, to point the out the inadequacies and just complete criminal the complete criminalities of his administration, because on a daily basis. I mean, you know what's so funny? No one even mentions the Hatch Act anymore. How many times have the Trump administration violate the Hatch Act? But that is such a small crime.
Author Lee Smith Sets Record Straight on Multiple Collusion Hoaxes
"You know as you were talking there I was going through You were mentioning all of the hoaxes in this collusion thing that fake nonsense that have now fallen apart It wasn't just one Yes folks the core tenant of it was Hillary's big lie that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians But there were sub pieces to it And Lee I'm just gonna ask you where any of these true or false Was a pee pee tape ever discovered Yeah no no no No okay Okay Okay so that is going through a check Let's see Yeah because you know And the audience okay so the pee pee tape was made up As far as we know has ever any evidence ever been produced that Trump's lawyer at the time Michael Cohen met with anyone in Prague to get emails Have you seen any evidence that actually happened No okay So there we go Lee we're off for two buddy This is one of the few times where a batting average of zero is a good thing Okay here's number three We just addressed this so I can answer for you The DNC hack could it have happened Maybe is there any evidence No because nobody's produced it So we got that one Here's another one The alpha bank Russian bank the alphabet connection to Trump Tower Is there any evidence whatsoever anywhere that's ever been produced that that was a secret communication channel between Trump and Russia any No and in fact the DOJ debunked this three different times That's the joke It's like in October 2016 which The New York Times reported then Mueller and now the Durham indictments are different branches of the DOJ if the bunk is three times So the fact that people are still out there pushing the alphabet stories again it just tells you how far how nutty our elite have gone right They're still pushing this
Grand Jury Convened in Trump Organization Investigation
"Julie Walker reports that the Manhattan district attorney Convened a grand jury to consider potential charges in a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's business dealings. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. The D A. Has been looking into hush money paid to women on Trump's behalf, property valuations and employee compensation as well as Trump's taxes and has been interviewing witnesses, including former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Mafia prosecutor Mark Pomerantz was hired to help run the investigation. The new grand jury, which the Washington Post reports will meet for six months could eventually be asked to consider returning indictments. Trump says he's being unfairly attacked and abused by a corrupt political
Prosecutor in Trump Criminal Probe Convenes Grand Jury to Hear Evidence, Weigh Potential Charges
"And I'm Rachel Martin. Good morning, Manhattan's district attorney has convened a grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation. I could indict former President Donald Trump or other members of the Trump Organization. The grand jury will sit for six months, three days a week, looking into whether Trump lied about assets to defraud insurance companies and banks. News was first reported by The Washington Post and has not yet been confirmed by the prosecutor's office. William Merritt from member station W. And my see in New York is here to talk about it with us, Hialeah. Good morning. What does convening a grand jury tell us about where the D A. Cyrus Vance is with this case. Well, let's just say it is such an extraordinary situation. Usually the grand jury process plays out completely in secret. You never know what's happening. But as we have seen, nothing ever unfolds in the expected way, when it comes to Donald Trump and the courts, so this entire probe is played out. In partial public view, and that's in large part because Donald Trump tried to block it every step of the way, forcing prosecutors to go to court to get the records they were seeking. This probe went to the Supreme Court twice and prevailed both times. And along the way, there have been leaks and just very intense media coverage. So this special grand jury will be a panel of men and women, ordinary citizens being presented with evidence of potential wrongdoing at the Trump Organization and potentially related to Donald Trump. Cording to the Washington Post is you say the grand jury will be impaneled for six months, meaning three days a week. Now it's district Attorney Cy Vance may ask the special grand jury for an indictment. Or he may just use it to gather evidence and corral witnesses. But either way, it's a very meaningful step forward for that investigation. We know that advances office one access to former President Trump's tax records. Based on that. What? What do we know about the possible crimes that looking at here? The ones that he has named in his court filings are scheme to defraud falsification of business records, insurance fraud and criminal tax fraud on he said that it could go further than that what we know about the business practices. Underlying those possible crimes really begins with the hush money scheme to silence to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump around the 2016 campaign. You'll recall that former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen went to jail for his role in that scheme, but no one else was ever charged. From there. Vance reached further back in Trump business history following a pattern described by Michael Cohen of either understating or overstating either the value or revenues of the trump business to get bigger loans if he was talking to banks. Or small tax bills If he was talking to the government now, to be clear, both Trump the man and Trump the business are investing under investigation. This probe could result in charges against Trump or people close to him or the business
Manhattan DA Convenes Grand Jury in Trump Investigation
"Washington post first to report that the manhattan district attorney as convened a grand jury. That is quote expected to decide whether to indict trump executives at his company or the business itself should prosecutors present the panel with criminal charges the report continues to say the move indicates that manhattan district attorney cyrus vance investigation of the former president and his business has reached an advanced stage after more than two years. It suggests to advance believes he has found evidence of a crime if not by trump then by someone potentially close to him or by his company district attorney. Vance has been looking at trump's business practices before he was president. Vance fought all the way to the supreme court to get the former president's tax returns days ends. New york's attorney general letitia. James is also conducting a civil investigation into trump. she recently joined forces with vance's office and the criminal inquiry. These investigations are believed to be largely stemming from cases involving trump's former lawyer and fixer. Michael cohen will eventually of course famously turned on his boss after pleading guilty to making hush money payoffs for trump and lying to congress his latest. This latest investigation appears to hinge on longtime trump organization. Cfo alan weisselberg. Who has been under pressure from the manhattan. Da one of the post reporters who broke tonight story described wisel berg's importance to this case. He's almost the human equivalent of trump's taxes. He's the guy through which almost all of trump's financial transactions big and small have passed through for thirty years so he would be a valuable asset if you thought there was a financial crime to no one surprise. Trump tonight responded to the washington post story with a lengthy statement calling the da's investigation. And we quote here a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in american history purely political and an affront to the almost seventy five million voters who supported me in the presidential
President Biden visits CDC in Atlanta
"The president vice president made in atlanta today was to the headquarters of the cdc where they announced that they have met their goal of administering one hundred million vaccine shots more than forty days ahead of schedule which is an amazing milestone. If you are a parent in this country you might actually be more excited by the news that the broke itself later today this morning. The cdc updated its guidance on physical distancing in schools going from requiring six feet between each student to three feet meaning a lot. More kids will be able to head back to the classroom
New York prosecutors interview Cohen an 8th time in Trump inquiry
"Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was interviewed today for an eighth time by New York prosecutors investigating the former president's finances. Cohen met with investigators at the Manhattan district attorney's office amid a swirl of new activity and the criminal inquiry, including fresh subpoenas and face to face meetings with key witnesses. Investigation includes an examination of whether Trump or his businesses lied about the value of assets to gain favorable loan terms and tax benefits. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr also is scrutinizing hush money payments paid two women on Trump's behalf.
NY prosecutors interview Cohen an 8th time in Trump inquiry
"Donald trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen met again with New York prosecutors this was the eighth time Colin was interviewed in the investigation of former president trump's finances it was a very thorough it was a comprehensive meeting investigation includes an examination of whether Donald Trump or his businesses lied about the value of assets to gain favorable loan terms and tax benefits Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance junior is also looking into hush money payments paid to women on trump's behalf thankful for the opportunity to cooperate I'm going to continue to cooperate and provide more information as it's requested after a long legal battle Vance's office is looking over eight years of Donald trump's tax records I met Donahue
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"He figured very prominently in the dossier, of course, for allegations that now appear not to be true that he had had tended to meeting and frog that related to to kind of arranging payment around the Russian hacking of so I would suspect that the FBI was onto him early. And that when Muller took over it was one of the first targets, they went very aggressively. After I think it's remarkable that this is this is the second day in a row we've seen evidence on someone in the president's inner circle being investigated for potentially being unregistered foreign agent, and it's showing up in a search one application. Remember yesterday propublica reported that Elliott Brady another RNC finance chairman like Michael Cohen also is under investigation now by the criminal division because he was referred by Muller in the same way that Cohn was referred to ST. And why there is are all of these people around the president. Who are being investigated for money laundering, and for acting as a foreign agent. Among other crimes were only now beginning to find out things that they're not necessarily charged with. But which they at least had probable cause to get a search warrant, Christina meth point here. I think is an important one. Which is there's so much focus on Russia because Russia is is the foreign power that pulled off this this massive criminal conspiracy, sabotage and try to get one personal acted against another. But when you look at it's the amount of foreign penetration of this campaign. I mean, Manafort recreates or working for Ukrainian Russian interests might go Flynn's taking undisclosed sums from Turkey to write an op Ed Vance Turkish interests on election day, someone GOP lobbyist who's already pleaded guilty for legal straw donors. Eric prince, George Nader, I mean, you've got all of these foreign interests were trying to get in the door and Trump world. And it feels like we don't know the full story about all them. I don't think we do and the bottom line is that foreign in. Interest pay more money because it's harder for them to gain access in the first place. So I think another thing we saw today was a portrait of Cohen that he would prefer we not see as he's testifying before congress, which is a guy who after ten years of schlepping after Trump and cleaning up his legal messes finally was in a position to become a power broker in his own, right? Was to begin to begin selling this kind of access. He was becoming the kind of guy who can charge one hundred thousand dollars for a couple of phone calls. There was an interesting detail today in one of the filings that Cohen spent more than one point five million dollars of his three million that he took in twenty seventeen. So that was just gone. But part of what he spent it on was membership at a super elite Wall Street club called the core club, which has members like Steve Schwartzman and Steven Cohen two billion very private billionaires club. And that's. Fifty thousand dollars initiation fee, that's one of the things that his money towards so you really got a picture of this guy who has kind of coming out and ready to cash in on the make there's also there's also the other striping thing. Matt here is just the scope of what they got this. I warrant information be disclosed by Google they want emails drafts metadata IP addresses context. Counter pictures and file search and web history cookies related records like they start hoovering up. A lot of info about this guy. Very early on. Yeah. Look, it's always I know people outside the Justice department, always amazed. When they look at a search warrant application or the subpoena, and they see just how much information the government is able to get..
"michael cohen" Discussed on KOMO
"The Michael Cohen testimony to summit with North Korea in be at Phnom ABC news, political director Rick Klein wraps it up with Sherry Preston. At the end of that Michael Cohen hearing this week Elijah Cummings said that he told his staff they would be looking back on the testimony that that Michael had two hundred years from now, and it would be a big day. Would you would you put that much stock in it would you say what Michael Cohen said was that important? This was a signal moment. And I think just if you step take a step back from the day to day. And I think tha Cummings point you recognize Michael Cohen was one of the closest confidants and advisers to the president for a decade in the private sector and recognize what he said about him, not just as a politician. But also as a person it is stunning. It is startling. And he was alleging actual. Crimes committed by directed by the president up to including his time in the White House. Can those things be proven? That's another question. And it's another day to determine that. But if that's where the story ends. And I think we will remember this moment the people that he talked about he mentioned, Don, jR, he mentioned Allen wisenberg who was a longtime attorney for the Trump organization. He talked about vodka Trump just because those names were mentioned in that house oversight committee, and whatever was mentioned in the other two committees that we did not hear does that mean there's a better chance that they may maybe called before congress. Those are a whole lot of bread crumbs for congress to call and there'll be a lot of pressure on members of congress to do that to go to Allen Weisselberg to go to Jared Kushner, vodka Trump for people in the president's own family. Don, jR, and try to get more answers. They're feeling on Capitol Hill is that this established a pretext to go down those routes, and where they go specifically the timeline, I think has to get worked out. But when you look at what Michael Cohen said about the president's tax returns. That's another avenue that could be pursued the knowledge now that the southern district of New York is working on things that may live long after the Muller report. There's a whole lot here that that didn't get brought opera didn't get settled with Michael Cohen and Michael Cohen to testify again. Well, at least privately yes, he's not done with the house intelligence committee marathon series of days. And I think the takeaway around that is that these still has stories to tell and you keep in mind. There was a lot that he was prohibited from talking about in the public session because of his cooperation with prosecutors both in the Muller probe as well as in Manhattan in the southern district. So there's a lot still that Michael Cohen could be telling okay and all of this playing out while the president is around the world, and he is in Hanoi and walking away from any sort of a deal. We didn't ever think there was going to be a deal carried out in Hanoi. Did we well? I think there was some concern even in the president's own inner circle that there would be a deal that gave away the store. So there was some relief that he didn't go too far that he walked away. But even. Even with the altered expectations put forward by the president among others. This was a bust. I mean, really nothing comes out of this at all you could argue that the first summit was far more significant than the second one the number the first after this first some of the president said there is no more nuclear threats from Korea. Of course, that's not true. It was never true. And it certainly isn't true now have two sides walk away. So we'll see if there's more nuclear testing more provocations out of the North Koreans, but the president port a lot of energy into this relationship with chairman came over the last year to walk away empty-handed is a bitter bitter defeat. Okay. So heading into the month of March in like a lion out like a lamb I for President Trump. Anyway, I don't think we're going to have the out like a lamb part. I think this is going to be obviously, we're going to be talking about this for a long long time. Yeah, we'd expect that this month that brings them all the report to its conclusion as you mentioned Michael Cohen has more to say, they're still the prosecution of the southern district. There are other congressional investigations that are heating up, and of course, twenty twenty hour expecting the twenty twenty to really take shape. In the weeks ahead. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news. Now, your KOMO propel insurance money update March roared in like a lion on the financial exchanges. The Dow industrial average.
"michael cohen" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Fully cooperative and answered all of our questions. Oh, you thought the Michael Cohen thing was over the whole other Dave doors got please. Away. It is over that was the behind the closed doors thing, Adam Schiff, saying he answered all of our questions be okay. Like, we didn't answer those questions during the eight hour clowns on. More. Could he have asked it? It it just gave people like Adam Schiff, another soapbox. Get away. Of course. I'm so sick of hearing about that guy go away. Now. What does he start prison? I thought it was immediately. So that wrapped up behind closed doors yesterday, it should be you know, they start to process them today. I don't know. I thought he he got until like the end of March. I gotta go look that up. But unfortunately, still around Michael Cohen with you you watch. Here's our next prediction CNN, I would say even the mainstream networks they will give interview after interview with this guy behind bars. He'll be in the media room more than a jail cell was really think. So because he'll still throw dirt on the president. And that's what they're always looking for slow day. It's coming short just as as you would predicted. It was coming that. You know, what always screwed up the North Korean deal, blah, blah, blah stormed away. Sure. And then yesterday, the president was saying, you know, it wasn't like he walked out. It was a very friendly. Parting of ways, you know, he said little chubby wanted us to take away all the sanctions, and then he would start his denuclearization. And the president was like now, you know, what you want to just take away. One silo. We want you to take away all of them. And then we'll get rid of the sanctions. And he said it was just we agreed to disagree. We parted ways we shook hands in this morning. The word is little chubby willing to sit back down with the president renegotiate. Of course, see what happens when you walk away. But boy, if you believe the mainstream media portrayal of it, it's like you take the president walked out in a huff. No. Diet coke doubt. God almighty through his cheeseburger atavism. Jake little chubby chubby trumpsters back the White House today getting stuff done. So I would imagine because he didn't really during the summit itself. Tweet all that much. I would imagine it's going to be a tweet a Thon the entire weekend gets a makeup tweets to send out. He's got to be that again he gets to sleep on that plane like it's a regular playing. That's true. You know, he's got an the office on his plane is bigger than my house. Thanks put things in perspective. Okay. So it's like, okay. It's not the normal flight. But they said it took twenty hours. I'm sorry. Even if you sleep I think, it's just a psychological thing in the jet legs sits in any way, it's got to have an effect. And I'm sorry. I don't care who wants to be the staff member though. That's you know, let's say you're just exhausted. You know, you working long hours, but the president doesn't really sleep too much. So you don't want to be the one kind of going. Good enough for what? Yeah. He's wandering around the plane leaves for losers. Yeah. That's the scary part. The guy doesn't sleep. You're right. At five nasty tweets. You can't sleep. Ooh. Loser loser. Who's a loser? Crazy is you see what happened with her? Yeah. She's in she may face some trouble here because apparently they were paying her boyfriend to do her marketing a little bit of. I know it's I love to call up money laundering. It's das- shady misappropriation of funds or something. I forget that you can't use political funds to pay family member. I forgot what the thing was. But I'm thinking, oh, so now they're gonna look at her. Who knows maybe she'll go away she'll shut up completely off topic here. Well, it's odd topic. But completely unrelated to like a serious issue. Yeah. We finally showed the boyfriend not anything like I would expect her to be with. Yeah. Yeah. Tall bearded ginger was like, wow. Yeah. He looked like what was this singer, Ed Sheeran? Okay. Use a bigger, Ed Sheeran. I don't know. I'm thinking the guy's was. Oh, oh, yeah. Definitely wears the pants in that relationship. Can you imagine going home to that every night? I would be I know I wouldn't I wouldn't. I just leave one day. I walk out the front door and never come back. And apparently she got ticked off because they had a Bill on Wednesday. They had a vote. And it had to do with the expanding the background checks for gun purchases. And she wrote down all the names of all the Democrats that voted against the Bill, and she said, you're on my list. I'll be watching you like who they you? She's the boss member, she called herself. I'm the boss. I news free of behind. I is much as I dislike Nancy Pelosi. You gotta give the women credit. She's been around forever. She knows the ins and outs of Washington DC in the political world probably better than most of anybody on Capitol Hill. She picked the wrong lady to mess with if anybody's gonna very crazy is it's going to be Nancy Pelosi told me, you don't think you're not thinking of that. Joan Crawford seen with a pet. With me. Nancy storming out like that. Yeah. She picked the wrong person to mess with. Okay. I've had it. I know you like the movie my girls love the movie. Bradley Cooper thing. They love lady Gaga. I.
"michael cohen" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"On tax returns sharply reducing his tax Bill when those properties were transferred to him and his siblings. Mr. Cohen, do you know, whether that's specific report is accurate. I don't and would it help for the committee to obtain federal and state tax returns from the president and his company to address that discrepancy. I believe so. Okay. So that is her basically just saying that's what we're gonna do. Now Cohen didn't give any basis for them to actually subpoena the records because he says he doesn't know. But it she she's going to do that. Anyway. So this is just the beginning of the investigations, not the end. Meanwhile, so on the legal side Republicans can easily say Michael Cohen provided. No additional evidence of any illegal activity that harms President Trump on the bad headlines side, there's gonna be a roundabout headlines because whenever one of your members of your inner circle turns on you. And then talks crap about you. Then you don't like you. That's going to be a headline. So Michael Cohen, you know, basically just bad mouth the president yesterday called them racist. He called them the big eighty called them, a sexist and all the rest, but here's the problem. Even for that. Like, I I really don't think that the testimony hurts Trump in any serious way after about a week. And the reason is because Cohen is innately not believable. And also dislike -able so Cohen. In is not only convicted perjurer who's going to go to jail. Cohen also has an unfortunate habit of seeing himself as the hero that clip from the office with Michael Scott talking about am I saying I'm a hero. Yes. That that's essentially Michael Cohen, Michael Cohen his closing statement yesterday was so ridiculously cringe-worthy. Here's Michael Cohen explaining that he hoped that his truth will help heal America. First of all the minute. Anybody says Mike truth, they're lying? First of all. I wanted to.
"michael cohen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"There. There were times when clients would ask me to go do certain things for them. Nothing illegal that. I would go do whatever the client needed done nights in the mobile under my legal legal letterhead. And it would be for services rendered nothing illegal about that. They tried to make a big deal out of the fact that at one point. And I think this was with regard to stormy Daniels that they were going to pay stormy Daniels, one hundred thirty five thousand dollars, whatever the figure is I don't know. I And what Trump asked Cohen to do according to Cohen's testimony, which I emphasize according to his testimony. So you whether it's true or not. Is that he asked Michael Cohen to go pay the porn-star off and then to send him a Bill for services, rendered. So Michael Cohen. So the Bill and they broke it down into four or five invoices. Thirty five thousand dollars a piece. I've thought long hard about that. I can't figure out what the crime is. So we spent almost all day today of Michael Cohen talking about Donald Trump is a racist that he says horrible things about black people that he I mean just on and on and on and a couple of Republicans ask I think, Mark meadows, the chairman of the freedom freedom caucus actually made a point of saying, you, I've probably had I don't know. I think you said three hundred meetings, whatever the number is he's had three hundred meetings with the president and in those three hundred plus meetings. He has never heard the president say anything racist. So we asked Mr. Cohen. Do you have any documentary? Evidence of his racism. No give any tape recordings of his racism. No, do you have any evidence whatsoever is racism. No, just my word against his word. We're words not worth. And here's what I'd like to use my favorite S word. Your words not worth this word. So you have no evidence, no recordings. Nothing. All you have is an even even even CNN jumped on this. Jim, jordan. A member of the freedom caucus from Ohio. Jim Jordan, congressman from Ohio. Ask Michael Cohen. How long he worked in the White House? It was a leading question. Michael Cohen snap back. I've never worked in the White House and Jim Jordan jumps in and says exactly you wanted to work in the White House. You were turned down for jobs from the right? White House in Cohen jumps up and starts screaming literally jump up, but Cohen starts bantering back that no I did. I never wanted a job at the White House and even CNN had to say, we'll wait a minute. We have all these reports we have all this evidence that Michael Cohen was lobbying for a job at the White House. He wanted to work for Don Mcgann who was White House counsel for a while. He wanted to work in the White House counsel's office. And apparently, he never got the offer. Which goes to motive. You have several motives at play here. Cohen did say again, you don't know whether it's true or not. But when asked a question about whether or not any of the financial arrangements that he has described is the is a part of an ongoing investigation. Cohen said, I don't know. And I don't want to answer because there may be in the southern district of New York. There may be an investigation going on into these financial matters that I have described. That's the only thing that I actually put a little credence into because the southern district of New York is comprised of a bunch of Obama appointees in a bunch of Clinton clintonistas that truly all they want to do is to bring down Donald Trump. So if they're if they are somehow in investigating any sort of financial fraud or financial crimes. Cohen may have some some information about that. He may have been asked about that by the US attorney for the southern district of New York. I don't know. I don't know what to believe about what this guy said or what he didn't say. So the bottom line of what we heard today. And this is why I want to go to the president's press conference if and when he he holds one this evening. Well, he's in hand knowing is that unquestionably. The American press the White House press pool is going to ask questions about Michael Cohen testimony today. And I think it will be interesting to see what the president has to say about that. I also want to hear what the president has to say because those who oppose the president, including even some within his own administration thinks that this summit with Kim Jong was ill advised, and they shouldn't have done it. So if they if they hold a joint press conference, it'll be curious to see what they had to say about what they agreed to what they didn't agree to what they were. They've got some document. They're going to sign or not signed who knows? But if and win. That occurs during this program tonight. It is I think it is nine probably nine twenty four in the morning Hanoi time right now. Hoping that. But it's it's early morning in in handling. So even when we get to that press conference, or if we have it at all tonight, we will join it in progress. And we'll see what's going on. Meanwhile, I've got a I've got a bunch of stuff we didn't get to last night. And we'll try to get to a bunch of that stuff tonight, including this quickly the Oklahoma Senate. I haven't found out yet whether it happened or not, but the Oklahoma Senate was supposed to vote today on a Bill that will bring constitutional carry to the state of Oklahoma. The Bill would permit Oklahomans age twenty one and older to carry a firearm without a permit, and if so that puts Oklahoma in the group of states that have said, yeah, we think the second amendment actually says what it says. And we don't think you need permission to exercise your right to keep and bear arms. So I'll see whether or not they've actually voted on that today or not. Meanwhile, you're listening to Michael Brown on KOA NewsRadio. Eight fifty AM ninety four one FM and always the Michael Brown show page KOA, NewsRadio dot com..
"michael cohen" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Shot up put up talking to you. What I wanted to answer all Oscar an answer. Okay. That wasn't the only thing that Arizona, congressman Paul gosar jumbled through. Here's a little bit more. He asked him. Yes. Tame being Michael Cohen about are you getting a reduced sentence for your coming here. This is one of the conspiracy theories that he's testifying and he he'll get out of his jail time or get reduced shelter. I am in constant contact with the southern district of New York regarding ongoing investigations and part of that application is to reduce sentencing time is it not. There is a possibility the answers, you know, it's not serve. Yes. It is. Okay. It's not. And so could actually help you out and getting your sentence lesson. Isn't that true? I'm not really sure how my appearance here today is providing substantial information that the southern district can use for the creation of a case. Now, if there is something that this group can do for me. I would gladly welcome. Bring it take because here's the here's the stupid argument again that goes ours making I mean, keep in mind. He's not a body expert. He does he's a dentist. He's really good at piling which that. Cohen could talk to the southern district of New York, privately and give them information and reduce his sentence. But he chose to come to congress and be lectured to not actually answer questions, and that that is somehow going to reduce his sentence. There's nothing that Cohen's doing today that's going to change the fact that he has to report to jail next week and the next two weeks. He's going to report to jail he has been convicted congress can't overturned that conviction or the sentence. Arizona's only congressional member who is sitting on this house oversight committee. Again, Representative Paul gosar every congressman. You know, what they have a limited amount of time. Questions or to pontificate whatever you wanna talk is ticking. Here's how this whole exchange ended. It was super weird. No one should ever. Listen to you. And it gives you credibility. It's sad. It said that we have come. In fact, I want to quote, the chairman's very words. This is a real hold on hold.
"michael cohen" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"We use. Moving. Yeah. We are headed to the mail bag. Hey, hey, everybody. Kate Delaney hanging out with all of you across this great nation. So the buzzes over Michael Cohen, and boy or you hot on Michael Cohen. I wanna say this. If you want to call the show, and you've got comments about whether he's the rat or Saint you can certainly do that at eight five five to six six fifty to eighty three eight five five to six six fifty to eighty three why because Patrick flip this one to me from Saint, Louis Delaney. Michael Cohen is a rat. He is flip it on the pres-. Even though he benefited from being his lawyer to the tune of who knows how many millions and now because his back is against the wall. He knows he's going to do jail time. He is going to sing like a canary d like that I put rat and canary in the same Email to you. Love you love this show hate Michael Cohen this event. There was this one. From max Michael Cohen coming forward is the best thing ever. I wanna hear him dump on President Trump. I'm a Republican, but it can divide this administration. It's like being on the carousel of idiots. It is all about who you surround yourself with. And this president has done a horrible job of that. So what is Michael Cohen gonna tell us? He's gonna talk about lies. He's gonna talk about cheating. He's gonna talk about racism is gonna talk about hush money payments to two different broads that the president was having relationships with during the twenty sixteen election. Yeah, he pled guilty to a bunch of crimes last year, including lying to congress. But I think he's going to tell the truth when he talks about President Trump. Let's just hope some people are listening to keep going because there's a couple of others like this, and it's really back and forth Woo-hoo 'cause I always say this audience, the voice of reason bring it on left of left right of rightless the conversation this one from Gail. I am so sick of the tawdry nonsense that comes out of Washington while the rest of us can't afford health care find that our taxes just continue to go up. Even if we feel like we're making it suddenly they want their piece of the pie. It's a Bill there's world, and that's what we're going to hear more of this nonsense. I could care less. Let's get down to the real issues of the day. Not the side show. I feel like I'm at a circus. Constantly, and then this one from ROY. Says why does Michael Cohen get the microphone and get to just say whatever he feels like saying, he's a felon. It's ridiculous. That a convicted liar like Cowan would have this this much space to say whatever he wanted to say in an open forum. I hope they discredit the hell out of them. Because I think he is phonier than a two dollar Bill. So there you go. We're gonna we're gonna hear, of course, all kinds of things about the president about the women about money about. What happened when he was part of the inner circle that whole kind of kind of deal. But is it going to make a difference? You know, when people are saying, oh, the president's gonna be, and that's what's going to happen. I mean, look the president is saying, of course, he's not concerned about Cohen's testimony. I mean, is it virus advisors worried about it? Are they worried about what could be come out? What could be uncomfortable? Well, the hush money and the payments to women we already know that we've already heard that again, and again, and again when everything I happened with Michael Cowan I wanna know what else is coming out. Or if there is anything that's gonna come out. That's just gonna blow us away and their camp anything's there can't be anything that's too explosive because of it was and it was in the mullahs report. Then we would already be going down this path of what's happening with the president. That's what that's what we get. So we're not going to I in the end. That's not what it's gonna be. It's gonna be womanizing conversations. That's what I think. I think it's gonna be. It's gonna be about that it's going to be about. He was the fixer. What did he fix and the money, and where did the money go, and that kind of thing, that's that's what I think. And it's going to be him telling his story because he feels like I think he feels like okay. I was the guy that that was the lawyer was the lawyer was the lawyer. And then suddenly I get thrown under the bus. So you bet now I'm gonna I'm gonna say exactly what I what I have seen. What I've done I'm gonna I'm gonna talk about at all. But is it? I mean, what would be shocking would be what would possibly make you say. I gotta listen to this. I can't I, you know, I'm going to be blown away by what's going to be said here somebody somebody that I was talking to you today said do you think the president's going to going to be able to get word of this? And the answer is of course, he he might not be concerned with what he's saying. But he wants to know what's being said. So Yes, Anything that's Coen. Does I'm sure the thing get we'll get streamed hill. I know about it. He's supposedly going to describe him as ROY said before a racist a con man and somebody the president. And this is Michael Cohen and somebody who was in contact with WikiLeaks. But. With all of the other things that are happening it it is going to take front and center during the day and just pulling away from the summit will not if there's denuclearization, which that might be on the table. And speaking of that there is some emails along those lines to this one from berry who says Kate really, honestly think that mad man, the rocket man will d nuclear is and agree to do that in his summit with the president. No, I don't think that there's gonna be some broad stroke agreement. That's gonna come out of that. But you never know if it did it would be. It'd be huge that happen. Huge for this president. You know, it's I mean, of course, this meeting is big it is historic. It. He could go on a couple of different directions. And you know, he's he's made it happen. And could it happen to his advantage with foreign policy? Of course, it could. Then there was this one this one from a Kate have never e mailed you before but trust. Yeah. Listen to the show. I like it my deal with this Kim Jong UN meeting is whether or not. The human rights issues will be dressed because we see her seen or heard some terrible things that have come out of North Korea. Yeah. The they haven't really said much about human rights in North Korea. There has there is no mention of that. And this is what we're concerned about this. We're talking about that, you know, North Korea uses torture and interrogation. And then there's people who disappear to prison camps, and there's no communication. No communication. There's definitely cries of starvation and forced labor and executions and all of of those kinds of things. I mean, there are human the human rights. Watch people have a detailed report that talks about the violations allegedly being committed in North Korea. But that's not going to. That's gotta be going to be part of what they discuss is gonna. I think it's broken. On nukes. A really do those me from what happens at the summit in Hanoi? To R Kelly because a lot of you had something to say about our Kelly, and here's what Kenny had to say Kate the whole arc Kelly. Dobacco is sickening. I mean now you've got reporters spot following him all over the place to McDonald's and reporting that he was at McDonald's. And who cares? He wasn't scumbag with what he did with these young girls put allegedly in there if you want, but I can't imagine they're all liars. I think he took advantage of his power and went after these young women and treated them like they were enslaved like they were property, and yes, he was somebody who was a victim of abuse. And we know that there is the propensity for that to carry through. But what about the people the sync offense around him? Why didn't they report it? Why didn't they help? Why didn't they do something? Yeah. There's a lot of wise in there. And that's the thing. People want to stay on the gravy train? So they don't say anything. There is the. Hashtag mute R Kelly. That was out there that and then there was this lifetime docu series surviving are Kelly. I think I mentioned by watched it, and it is really gripping and really heuristic to see what he got away with allegedly, and it was pretty pretty bad for very very long time. And you're right. How come the people around him? Didn't do anything. Because they want to keep their jobs. They wanted to stay on the gravy train? I mean, that's it. Stay on it not get off of it. And otherwise need be thrown out if they try to do something about it. Are you kidding? That's it's pretty simple. That's what it is. That's it. Guarantee guaranteed. It. Got this one too from Valerie. Who says, wow, what is going on with pope Francis? It is. So.
"michael cohen" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Get go. There are two ways that you have this this media bias. I mean, you know, the Democratic Party is tied at the hip. I mean, we saw it last week and all of its glory with manufactured crisis the same terms. The Democrats use same word the the media uses and you see it on almost every issue here. You know? I remember that the weeks after the guardians viral blockbuster of the Assange Manafort scoop. Yeah. That didn't turn out to be true. Or Michael Cohen was in Prague that was benmaller knows everything near that. Didn't turn out to be true CNN, literally they kind of stepped on it with Donald Trump junior in the WikiLeaks story and three journalists leaving CNN emperor retracted article, and you know, there's there's just example after example. All of this the Washington Examiner actually put a piece out, and describes it and then go into some detail in this mainstream media areas in the Trump era, and they have chronicled all of it. And yet it doesn't matter. They just keep reporting it, and then they never get held accountable for it. And it's what they're doing is. They're building up this big huge massive. Anticipation of the quote resistance, and the hate Trump crowd that they're going to impeach this guy any second. And we've been to this point so many different times only to be proven wrong. Now, the two reporters from BuzzFeed the worked on this particular piece, I have nothing against either one of them. I don't even have a problem that they printed the dossier actually think it was hilarious and informative. But one says they saw the information the other said, they didn't they're contradicting themselves. And it's just at this point. You got to ask which side of Michael Coney going to believe in the story. Hitting on a downtown on the Jones falls expressway. Expect.
"michael cohen" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"You can believe BuzzFeed on your own time. Try not to do it on mine. You want to believe? The great story out there. Buzzfeed reporting that President Donald Trump directed his then personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lied to congress about the Moscow tower project. You wanna you want to believe that? You go right ahead. You go right ahead and believe that I'm just going to sit here and chuckle. It's Michael Cohen. It's a guy. We already know is a liar guy who's on the take a guy who was selling access who has pocketing cash. Everybody knows not to trust him. No one in their right mind. Is willing to trust him yet? Look at all the members of the Progressive Party who are so aggressively. Saying, well, if this is true, the president has suborned perjury. And and and all well, well, he's going to have to be. He's gonna have to resign or be impeached. That's the breathless. Guys, if Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, Donald Trump has more problems. I could begin to tell you. Just so we're all perfectly clear. But in order to get.
"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"But once you've raised your hand, and you've taken the oath, you've stepped into possible, perjury territory. What do you see in this as the possible, criminal liability for Michael Cohen and more importantly for the person who according to Michael Cohen told him to lie the president of the United States? I think that the biggest criminal exposure is for. The president, you know for obstruction of Justice for suborning perjury of another witness. I believe that Michael Cohen just based on the hours he spent with Muller. He's probably come clean about this. And if he didn't you can expect that he will probably have if this is true, you know, more charges at it. But I I suspect that he is probably come clean, and that Muller knows this. And that's probably why Donald Trump is doing all he can to avoid the molar team and not come in for inter there's a sequence sequence of questioning now that we will all be replaying as soon as we can queue it up of William bars confirmation hearing in which Senator Amy klobuchar of went through a list of things that she put in front of him and asked is that a crime, if the president of the United States does this is that a crime, one of them was suborning perjury. One of them was apparently, exactly what Michael. Colin is now testifying to. And William bar said. Yes, that is a crime. Your reaction to that. Congressman so Lawrence my suspicion as your other guest. Mentioned is that the president probably instructed other witnesses who came before us, particularly his family members to also lie about their contacts with the Russians that again, it just all of the Aero's point in that direction. There's been no arrow that points in the other direction that the president said, go forward be truthful, and if you remember hope Hicks, I questioned hope picks, and I had the exchange with her where she told me that she had told lies for the president before when he was a candidate and as president. So we know this is just his modus operandi cars when Eric's while. Well, thank you very much for joining us. Thanks for this. Breaking news, really important to have you really appreciate it and Jilin banks. He took an oath. They swore him Eric swallow was there he was asking the questions. They swore him in. What do you see what's the legal checklist here for Michael Cohen? And for the president to is Michael Cohen if this is proven true guilty of. Lying to congress as a crime is he guilty of perjury is a crime is the president United States, guilty of suborning perjury. If this report is true. Yes. Yes. And yes, absolutely. And it means that I want to have a big box of popcorn on February seventh when he testifies again, this is gotten even more exciting for his testimony before the house. Now, I can't wait for that the controller and was telling me that we do have Amy Clovis shar in the confirmation hearing asking William bar about exactly this. Let's look at this. The president persuading person to commit perjury would be obstruction. Is that right? Yes. Okay. Or any any person who persuades another? Okay. You also said that a president or any person convincing a witness to change testimony would be obstruction. Is that right? Yes. Okay. And on page two you said that a president deliberately impairing, the integrity or availability of evidence would be an instruction is that. Correct. Okay. And so what if a president told the witness not to cooperate with an investigation or hinted at a pardon? I I'd have to know the specific I'd have to know the specific film, and you wrote on page one that if a president knowingly destroys our altars evidence that would be obstruction. Yes. Okay. So what if a president drafted misleading statement to conceal the purpose of a meeting without be obstruction? Again. I'd have to know the I'd have to know the specifics, turn our conversation. Now, Elizabeth drew, she's a political journalist and author. She covered the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of president Richard Nixon for the New Yorker, Liz, drew we had invited you to come on tonight to talk about this important new article about impeachment..
"michael cohen" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"We'll be joined in just a moan by one of the reporters who has filed. This report the lead of this article says President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to to federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Trump also supported a plan set up by Cohen to visit Russia during the presidential campaign in order to personally, meet President Vladimir Putin and jump start the tower negotiations make it happen. The sources said Trump told Cohen, and even as Trump told the public he had no business deals with Russia. The. Purses said Trump and his children Avantis and Donald Trump junior received regular detailed updates about the real estate development from Cohn whom they put in charge of the of the project project, we are joined by phone now by Anthony cormier, he is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed news. He's one of the reporters on this story. Anthony, the headline contains the most devastating part of your article. And that is President Trump directed his attorney to lie to congress. What more do we know about this? Thanks for having me. And we know that this is base on a series of documents and interviews with witnesses before the special counsel, even gots Michael gone. So that social councils investigators had an inkling warning wear and his of this directive from the crash thing kings, Cohen beating the four Michael winning and testified recently, and and when he did he did he did tell them the guessing Dido's directly to do them over the top it gave them all of the evidence that they needed to at least establish this. And do we know in that session was did Michael Cohen have to raise his right hand and take an oath to testify. I don't know. I try to ask them. Okay. Because sometimes these situations they do sometimes they don't, but in any event lying to congress is in many instances a crime federal crime. And so there's the president of the United States directing his personal attorney to lie to congress. A we expect this to be part of Michael Cohen's testimony when he testifies just I think twenty two days from now in a hearing in the house representatives, you got some really good question. My understanding is come in team to the folks that handle that are setting this on had made an agreement not to ask questions that may overlap with the special counsel investigation a little bit fluid. I'm untold at the moment. So we'll sort of have to wait and see. I mean, I would think some of what's fluid about it is the investigators want to protect information that other people who might be questioned in that investigation don't know about. But. Three example now that you have made this public now with your public reporting on this it is entirely possible that this opens up an avenue of inquiry in that hearing that might otherwise not have been opened up. Terribly happy that number one. They're gonna have because they relied on this call, and they're certainly not gonna be had learned that was told to ride by the president and the other way to do this. If the congress really wants to take testimony on this from Cohen would be to work out some kind of arrangement with the special prosecutor where this part of their testimony. If the special prosecutor insists takes place in private and is not public testimony. But it's it's hard to believe that they will have Michael Cohen in the house representatives testifying under oath, and no one there will be able to ask him about your reporting that the president of the United States or directed him to lie to them. Jerking. You would expect the very people that were lied to would want an explanation of what happened and. Do you have any? I don't want to get into your sources scare. But what do we know about about? What Michael Cohen has has done with this information who who has Michael Cohen told the president directed me to lie to congress. Special counsel TD. He's told the whole people he in tell me, he's a he's they appear from our sourcing that they had the broad chord. Contours of this of this directive before he ever showed up..
"michael cohen" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Michael Cohen action online. That really Michael Cohen to score with the ladies and try to what does his wife think about this? What is Michael Cohen's wife? Now finding out that he was trying for what reason was he trying to build up his online aura. Absolutely incredible. So. That pretty much summarizes. The Michael Cohen story now as far as. Anything illegal Michael Cohen, paying this guy to hack or to try to juice up. Polling is that illegal. I I don't know if it's illegal. Here's a law. Professor an election expert, Richard hassle. Who is at the university of California Irvine. He said that Cohen did have an obligation to disclose the payment to read Finch. If it was campaign related work. Now as far as more details on any of this online before I move on. And this is also important. This is toward the end of the the Wall Street Journal article, but the allegation is is that in January of twenty fourteen so wow, five years ago already that Cohen ask this red Finch guy, Mr. Gaga Cowger to help Trump score. Well in a CNBC poll online to identify the country's top business leaders, and it suggested that this red Finch guy, he wrote a computer code. He wrote some computer script that would then repeatedly online vote for Trump. Wait a minute. Apparently in the online CNBC poll. Trump was unable with the help of Mr. goldfinger to get into the top one hundred candidates. Wait a minute. If you write a computer program or a code to continuously, bam bam. Bam. Bam vote. How the heck did you get on the top one hundred candidates? Seems to me that maybe the CNBC the polling, and however there Paul worked. It must have identified that the vote was coming from the same IP address. Or if you're gonna write code, wouldn't you also try to have Botts from and I'm not a computer expert, but when you want to have Botts. Vote from different IP addresses. Because clearly I mean, listen when I'm online, and I'm I'm viewing numerous articles on the same site. These it it'll give give you a little. Hey, slowdown there Palley you've run out of free articles for the month. Now, if you want to subscribe because they know they know where you're coming from. So maybe CNBC they were able to block all of these repetitive votes. Is what looks like. And then as far as the drudge report in February of two thousand fifteen as Trump allegedly was getting ready for the entry into the presidential race Cohen. Then asked this red finish Gog guy to also rig allegedly a drudge report poll of potential Republican candidates and. Gaga said that Mr. Trump ranked fifth with them at twenty four thousand votes or five percent total. Again, you couldn't if you wrote a coat to vote over and over and over again, you couldn't get.
"michael cohen" Discussed on Here & Now
"But their position is that, you know, they didn't know about any of this. This was something Michael Cohen was doing kind of rogue. And we do know that he wasn't officially part of the Trump campaign and Cohen has said and we've reported that Trump in the hush money agreements. You referenced earlier was directly involved in what Cohen was doing saying today that everything he did in your reporting was at the direction of Donald Trump. Right. He's tweeted out this morning after our story came. Okay. Look, I'm imagining that there might be people saying, oh all campaigns hire IT people to try to do things. What's the legality of hiring someone to rig polls paying someone cash during a campaign, what are some of the legal and ethical questions. Well, I in terms of the legality of rigging. Online Paul's certainly as an ethical. I'm not sure that there's any any thing legal about. That because these are private polls and people try to manipulate things with social media all the time and using the web thoughts, but in terms of if this were seen as a campaign contribution. And the prosecutors looked at this and they did not charge. Michael Cohen in connection with it. But if it were a campaign contribution and Cohen had spent this money than it would have had to be reported in some fashion, depending on the facts. But I mean, it's unclear that it could be found to be campaign related necessarily. Because it preceded the campaign started in January twenty fourteen and ended in February twenty fifteen legally, we we we don't know whether it would be a crime for sure. How did you an your team? And you may not want to disclose this. But how did you find out about this as we said, we knew that there have been requests for fifty thousand dollars on a handwritten note, which kind of undercuts Giuliani's claim that this was some sort of rogue operation. It sounds like that someone who's part of a campaign, but he definitely told the Trump organization that he had spent this money on red Finch as we're we're being told they didn't really inquire as to what red Finch did. But they just paid Michael Cohen anyway. And so you got kind of carte blanche. But we saw in the criminal charges against Michael Cohen that he had been reimbursed for this tech company, which was unnamed in the charges and through sourcing and an online investigation we were able to figure out that it was red Finch in Gaga. And then we reached out to him. And we were able to learn much more about what happened and has he been interviewed by prosecutors. He was yeah. He. Told the federal investigators in twenty seven eighteen all of his encounters with Cohen over the years detail, if you reporting Michigan was working for Michael Cohen, Michael Cohen promise that he'd get him jobs on the actual Trump campaign, and he couldn't which is a complaint that Mr. Gaga has. But it also is distinction. We want to make sure we have said that he wasn't working for the Trump campaign. He was working for this branch of it. Michael Cohen breads, correct? Yeah. Michael Rothfield of the Wall Street Journal will linked to his reporting it here now dot org it again, because I am just thinking that people are going to be hearing this and say, oh, everybody does this is this Everybody. buddy. I know I don't think this is a traditional method of campaigning or trying to get somebody name recognition before an election is paying somebody to try to vote for yourself in a Paul online like tens of thousands of times. That's not the kind of thing. I've I've been covering politics. One time, you know, that's not the kind of thing that I ever heard of anybody doing that, you know, is kind of a traditional unaccepted way of doing business. Michael. Thank you. Thank you..
"michael cohen" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Almost of that coin didn't necessarily want to tell the southern district of New York because he would have had a plead guilty to it. It is fair game to be asked about now when he's testifying and there's very little disincentive for him to not answer those questions. He's not going to be. I assume he's going to get some kind of immunity in order to in exchange for his testimony. And so he there's very little reason for him not to tell the truth about those now, so there's all sorts of new conduct. We can learn about. So Jeremy bash you have worked on important testimony in the house of representatives. Let's assume and I don't know if this is correct. Even that there's not a question that could be asked in this hearing that hasn't already been asked and answered by the feds so provided were right there. What does the house need to glean from this? What what are they going to do with what they learn? And what we all see set on live television O'Brien first of all. Absolutely. I think the house is going to be interested in a couple of areas. I think they're going to be very interested in the financial ties between the Trump organization and the Russian federation specifically the Trump Tower Moscow deal, which Michael Cohen has already said publicly that individual one the president of the United States has lied publicly about an in fact that active negotiation was happening during the heat of the presidential campaign in two thousand sixteen second. I do think like Mimi noted that that Michael Michael Cohen is going to speak about campaign finance violations, and those are very relevant highly relevant to house inquiries, not just oversight issues, but also potentially laying the groundwork for impeachment discussions because it has to do with how Donald Trump got elected the levers, he pulled legal and illegal to obtain the presidency, and then third I think importantly, Michael Cohen has information about the Ukraine peace plan, which was a plan put forward by Kremlin. Cutouts operating in and around Ukraine that basically came forward to the national Security Council when? Trump was present to in effect put forward a Russian version of American foreign policy and Michael Cohen was at the hot molten core of those discussions. Michael Crowley, think about it this way the last day of live testimony that was damaging to don't Donald Trump was the former FBI director who had had merely a handful of encounters with Donald Trump. You're talking about ten years on the inside. Again. It's the reason people ascribe and assign kind of mob German -nology to this case ten years on the inside. And they get to ask about all of it. Yeah. I mean, he knows so much. We don't know how much of it. He is going to tell us. But I think that. It's clear. He look Michael Cohen is on a kind of the Democrats here are on a kind of a public relations campaign. I think to shape public opinion, potentially in the minds of some of them to lay the foundation for the process of impeaching the president, which we're not there yet, it may not happen. But I do think they're thinking in those terms, I think the legal significance of this. Testimony is going to be limited. It's about helping to build a narrative create a political climate. The Democrats are interested in that Michael Cohen is looking to reform his image. Right. He has been saying for months now, I've kind of seen the light. I was the fixer for this. What he says this crooked man, essentially, and I was complicit. And now here I am to tell you that I basically sinned, and I've I've changed my ways. And I think even if he doesn't give us specific new bombshell information about maybe alleged crimes the president committed. It's going to be that narrative. It's going to be. Very powerful. Brian to hear him characterized the president in what I soon we'll be damning terms possibly with some vivid. New details about interactions with Trump that will just I think give it new power and force to our our current understanding as Mimi said the details, you know, in the psychology of the public mind having these details hearing, vivid descriptions and moments, I think can have enormous power. And so when I go back to your first point when James Comey testified what do people remember so vividly? It was I was hiding in the curtain..
"michael cohen" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"The top story rallying the White House tonight. Michael Cohen talking and already since we've been reporting this out more Democrats pouncing you have one confirmed. Michael Cohen appearance. That's what we've been reporting. But also now what looks to be two new additional request. Because look at this. The house intelligence committee chairman says it's necessary for Coen to speak with them. And tonight, we're hearing the Senate intelligence committee has Democrats reviewing conversations about trying to bring Michael Cohen back as well. If people are wondering was Washington going to be very different with the Democrats in charge. Well, we're starting to see that in the house Coen's prior testimony. Remember was always under wraps. No one got to see it live. That's why it wasn't a John dean moment this time for a lot of reasons. It's going to be very different. Let's get right to it congresswoman speier says a member of the house intelligence committee, Maya Wiley, also back with me congresswoman, you made some waves talking about why you wanted Donald Trump junior to testify under subpoena. If necessary why is that important, and what is your reaction to Michael Cohen tonight agreeing become face the house. Well, first of all, I do think that Donald Trump junior should face the music and come back to the committee after we have done a subpoena documents and have him testify once again, I think Michael Cohen's willingness now to testify before the oversight committee and requests, no doubt will be made for him to come and speak in a classified setting with members of the intelligence committee is very important. The one thing that's happened. With Michael Cohen is that he has in some respects gotten religion. Whether he is truthful on all matters or not I think he recognizes that he has everything to gain in the long term by actually telling the truth, and he is certainly not. To get any kind of a pass from the president of the United States. So I think we're going to hear some legitimate commentary from him. That's interesting. So your view here. Even though obviously he has confessed to misleading as a very body that you're in congress. But he has also according to the law, and according to the Muller findings that we just referenced it earlier in the show where they granted him for cooperation, you call the getting religion, your view is at this point, your belief is that he would be a very credible witness at this point. I think he's much more credible. He's not going to get a pardon for the president United States. He tape recorded many conversations, it was in those tape recorded conversations that we found out that the president once again, lied relative to store began yells and Karen McDougal because he was in the room when both of those payoffs were being discussed. So I think tapes at once again are going to give us a lot of answers. Stay with me, my widely as I mentioned is here. My when you look at all of this and the discussion of what to make of Mr. Cohen's conduct and testimony. He actually stayed out of the public view for quite some time during this period when he did speak once after all the sentencing came out he was very clear with George Stephanopoulos. And that interview about what he thinks of his old, boss. Donald Trump's credibility. Take a look. The special counsel did say that you were doing your best to tell the truth about everything related to their investigation. Everything related to Russia. Do you think President Trump is telling the truth about that? How important is that figure in when you have a president because who's going to be debating a witness? Visit presumably I will I think it's incredibly important because you have someone again with direct knowledge of not just some specific transactions that will be at issue, but literally the behavior and the way the president has operated as a person in the world for a decade. So this is someone who knows and has said that he was directed by the now president then. A candidate for office to make payments. We haven't really talked about this because of the Russian example of this..
"michael cohen" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"We begin tonight with the news rocking, the Trump White House. Michael Cohen is ready for his John dean moment, Trump's former lawyer will testify in public to the US congress. Now, this is in response to a formal request from House Democrats, he will speak on February seventh which he confirmed in a statement late today, pledging a full and credible account of the events which transpired, and he knows a lot about them that would seem to include Michael Coen's knowledge of Donald Trump of the Trump organization, we're Cohn worked for a decade and held the senior title and presumably some of the lies that we do already know Michael Cohen told apparently on Donald Trump's behalf the hearing as a matter of when it is it's timing. Well, just weeks before Cohen is scheduled to report to prison. Now, let's be clear. This will be an on camera public hearing with public testimony. That's already begun conjuring. Some comparisons to the Nixon era was Coen's own. Visor Lanny Davis who recently said quote, remember John dean, it's just the beginning. Dean was famously Richard Nixon's trusted lawyer until he wasn't any went from Nixon confidante to star witness for the other side on Raveling key parts of Watergate in public even as critics at the time attacked his perceived credibility will Michael Cohen emergence similar role as you consider these two White House tile lawyers. Will he reveal things he's only told to prosecutors up to this point? And why is Michael Cohen planning to apparently tell all under oath before he begins his prison sentence, while let's tackle those questions right now on the breaking news with former Watergate special prosecutor, Nick Akron, and a former federal prosecutor my widely who served in the office that prosecuted Coen's case could even the both of you Nick, how did your approach to John dean as he was preparing for testimony were. Workout in the Watergate example, and what do you think is important about Michael Cohen announcer the world today, he's going to do a couple of things. When John dean testified he was given immunity by the Senate select committee, the first thing I did for Archie Cox when he was special prosecutor was to put together all of the evidence that we had on John dean. So we could show that we had evidence independent of the testimony. He was going to give before the Senate anytime you have a witness who's going to testify other than in court for the prosecutor. It's always a problem for the prosecutor. Secondly, John dean is not nearly as important as Michael Cohen is in terms of Trump John dean was not that close to Richard Nixon. He had some important meetings with Richard Nixon, but he was not his personal lawyer. Let's pause on that some people view the John dean comparison as a potential inflation as a dramatization you're saying it doesn't go far enough to capture just how. How much Michael Cohen knows about Donald Trump's exactly right? Michael Cohen is much more intimately involved with the day to day activity of Donald Trump and was involved nowhere near as close. As John dean was in fact, if you look at even the other two cooperating witnesses that are involved, Michael Flynn, and the deputy campaign manager to Manafort, I mean, these people are much higher up in the food chain. Then John dean ever was in terms of having day to day contact with the president. Yeah. You agree with all that I take I agree. I think this is potentially even more important than the Muller report. And the reason is because we don't know what we will finally have as public from the mullahs report when it's finally written..
"michael cohen" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"I guess the internet's and tweets can be for even if you delete the tweet. Folks capture this stuff, and they they hang onto it. You know, hang on. Let me grab my Twitter feed here. I wanna I wanna search Michael Cohen's Twitter account and see if it's still active, and if he's tweeted anything recently, Michael M, I C H E L C O H E N Michael Cohen to one to his account is still active. I'm clicking on it. It is not private. And oh, he tweeted recently. Michael Cohen re tweeted Willie Geist from NBC news on December fourth who said. Wow. And that was an NBC story Willie guys you want. I re tweeted the same thing or something similar. I made a comment on this. And it was about former Senator Bob Dole being helped out of that wheelchair to salute George H W Bush. Inside the casket at the US capitol member that we talked about it. I want to say that it was it happened while we were on the was we were live on the air when that happened that I was calling play by play on that. Because it was truly amazing. And then prior to that Michael Cohen on twenty two November wished everyone a happy thanksgiving twenty. Oh, boy, it's going to be brutal here. And I'm going to click on that tweet. And let's look let's check this out together. So Michael Cohen on twenty two November tweeted, wishing everyone a happy hashtag thanksgiving two thousand eighteen and then you can see the comments that people make I'm sure somebody's going to be brutal. Paul wrote. It would make a lot of people's thanksgiving a happy one. If you could let us know your cooperation with federal investigators will lead to Trump family indictments. Oh, here's a right back at you. Mr. Cohen, happy thanksgiving. Go Michael do us proud. Back at ya. Are you? Sure about everyone Mr. bear wrote that anyway, there's there's like hundreds of responses here too, Michael that's coming back to bite him this little Hillary Clinton tweet and Hillary Clinton's not going to prison, but Michael Cohen is going to do three years in federal prison. Unless of course, Michael Cohen decides to utilize rule thirty five after being convicted and sentenced if he does continue to cooperate and provide information to the feds well that could reduce his thirty six month sentence. And I'm sure Michael Cohen has a lot more that he probably could cooperate with the question is is he gonna do the thirty six months now and just shut up. And hope that thirty six months three years passes quickly or is Michael Cohen going to try to utilize rule thirty-five and. Sing a little more to the feds. That's the big question here, then we have. And I think I've pretty much wrapped up on the Cohen front today. And I gave you a bunch of the quotes. And the fact that you know, he was willing to cover up the president's dirty deeds. He does. And also Hoan completely blamed Trump for putting him on his path. This is a quote path to darkness. Now, Michael Cohen. So you're accusing and blaming Trump for everything you did. Well, first of all that is preposterous that is disingenuous. That's been a real asked wagon you dope. Really? So you're going to blame. Trump your an attorney. You're a grown, man. This comes down to all have Trump told you to jump off the state building, we told you jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Would you do? And that's what it comes down to something as juvenile is that. That Trump put you on the path to darkness. Listen, Michael Cohen, you are a Bard or were aboard attorney. I would imagine he'll be disbarred at this point. I don't know what his bar licenses. I of course, he's barred in New York. I'm sure he's on suspension. I'm sure he's gonna be disbarred. But you're telling me that before all the trouble as a grown man and an attorney barred in at least the state of New York, and I would imagine others. You tell me that you're not gonna take any responsibility. You as an officer of the court that you would not say, no, I'm not doing this. This is wrong. This illegal. This is a complete breach of my fiduciary responsibility. As an officer of the court as an attorney. I'm sorry. Michael Cohen, you're not gonna get any sympathy from me that all Trump that put you on the path to darkness cut, the crap. Collins attorney this guy, but Trillo. He that jumped on he piled on like a rugby scrum any compared Muller's investigation into Russian interference to Watergate. Yeah. We know that ended. Of course, you know, Nixon the president in history. Forced to resign from office. Colon again has to surrender on March sixth. And then of course, rule thirty five will he invoke? For what a year he can continue to cooperate and that could cut his sentence even shorter. The thought now is that once he gets behind bars that he might change his tune and do whatever it takes to reduce that thirty six months. Because probably not gonna have an easy time. I mean, no one in prison likes to snatch. He's probably going to be seeing that way by other inmates. I'm sure he's going to go to one of the more minimum security prison. So I don't know if he's going to have a hard time or or face the possibility of getting shanked. I'm sure it's going to be more of a like a Bernie Madoff were Anthony Weiner. Type situation that he's probably going to be in car incarcerated within. And he's probably more likely to cooperate with Bob Muller than with the southern district of New York. So probably the fact that there's some of the colored might be more scared of than Donald Trump. So the question has always been with the taxi business the tax evasion. The medallions, and I'm gonna throw this out there. And I'm sure this has been floated is calling afraid of any other. Well. Well, known New York historical legendary type individuals. Like, Tony soprano might come to mind in a fictional since. But I wonder if there's any organized crime or any mafia, it just seems again, it seems that Michael Cohen is more fearful of somebody other than Donald Trump on why there wasn't full cooperation from the beginning. Because folks, if you cooperate fully with the feds, it is open book, it's from it's from like when when you came out of your moms womb up until present day. But you you open the book completely. He did not do that. So. Just begs the question who's calling into and once he afraid of and it's probably not just a frayed for himself. It's probably his his attractive daughter has Villafane son..