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New York DA Seeking President Trump’s Tax Returns Cites Probe Into Reports Of ‘Protracted Criminal Conduct’ At Trump Organization

TIME's Top Stories

03:07 min | 6 d ago

New York DA Seeking President Trump’s Tax Returns Cites Probe Into Reports Of ‘Protracted Criminal Conduct’ At Trump Organization

"NYC Prosecutor alleges protracted criminal conduct at trump organization inquest for president's personal tax returns by Larry Neumeister of the Associated Press in New York. A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them citing public reports of extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization trump's lawyers. Last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the President Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus. Vance junior seeks eight years of the Republican presidents, personal corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records other than part of the investigation relates to payoffs to women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with trump. In a court filing Monday though attorneys for Vance said, trump's arguments that the subpoena was too broad stemmed from the false premise that the probe was limited to. So called Hush money payments this court is already aware that the assertion is fatally undermined by undisputed information. In the Public Record Vance's lawyers wrote, they said that information confirms the validity of a subpoena seeking evidence related to potentially improper financial transactions by a variety of individuals and entities. Over a period of years they said public reporting demonstrates that at the time, the subpoena was issued their republic allegations of possible criminal activity at plaintiffs New York. County based trump organization dating back over a decade these reports described transactions involving individual and corporate actors based in New York, county, but whose conduct at times extended beyond New York's borders this possible criminal activity occurred within the applicable statute of limitations. Particularly, if the transactions involved a continuing pattern of conduct, the lawyer said the lawyers urged Judge Victor Marrero to swiftly reject trump's arguments saying the baseless claims were threatening the investigation moreau against trump last year has scheduled arguments to be fully submitted by mid August every day that goes by day plaintiff effectively achieves the temporary absolute immunity that was rejected by this. Court the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court vans lawyer said, every such day also increases the prospect of loss of evidence or the expiration of limitations periods. The precise concerns that the Supreme Court observed justified its rejection of plaintiffs immunity claim in the first place. The Supreme Court last month rejected claims by trump's lawyers that the president could not be criminally investigated while he was in office bans lawyers said trump was not entitled to know the scope and nature of the grand jury investigation but they said information already in the public domain about trump's business dealings provided satisfactory support for the subpoena of. Tax. They cited several newspaper articles including one in the Washington Post examining allegations that trump had a practice of sending out financial statements to potential business partners and banks that inflated the worth of his properties by claiming they were bigger or more potentially lucrative than they were trump's former personal lawyer. Michael Cohen describes such practices during Congressional. Testimony. Vance sought the tax records in part for a probe of how Cohen arranged. During the two thousand sixteen presidential race to keep the porn actress stormy Daniels Model Karen. McDougal from Aaron claims of extramarital affairs with trump trump has denied the affairs cona serving the last two years of a three year prison sentence in home confinement after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations and lying to Congress among other charges. He said he plans to publish a book critical of the President before the November election.

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New York - Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Released From Prison Again

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:42 sec | 2 weeks ago

New York - Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Released From Prison Again

"Attorney walked out of federal prison in New York today, Let's get more from CBS correspondent Wantedto Let Michael Cohen is back on home confinement after his release from prison. A judge ruled he had been sent back to a federal prison on July 9th as retaliation for planning to release a book critical about President Trump. Before the November election. Cohen once served as the president's personal lawyer. He pleaded guilty in 2018 Delai into Congress and campaign finance violations. He had been released to home confinement in May. His attorney, says Cohen is gratified the court upheld his fundamental constitutional right to speak freely and publicly, and he looks forward to doing exactly that. Wendy Gillette, CBS

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Michael Cohen released from prison again

Sean Hannity

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

Michael Cohen released from prison again

"President Trump's former personal attorney was released from prison earlier today, a day after a judge ruled that Michael Cohen had been sent back to prison from home confinement last month as retaliation for writing a tell all book about President Trump. He walked out of a federal prison he'd been furloughed in May do to covert 19 concerns at the prison in Otis Ville, New York, Cohen is serving three years after pleading guilty to 2016 campaign finance violations stemming from hush money payments made to women who claim they had affairs within candidate Trump. Cohen's new book is called Disloyal. The true story of Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump, and is expected to be published in

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Judge orders Michael Cohen be released back to home confinement

All Of It

00:53 sec | 2 weeks ago

Judge orders Michael Cohen be released back to home confinement

"A federal judge is ordering the release of former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, who's serving a three year sentence for fraud, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports Cohen file suit challenging his recent return to federal prison. The decision from U. S District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein is the latest twist in Michael Cohen's legal Odyssey. Cohen was released from federal prison to home confinement in May because of concerns about the Corona virus. But then, earlier this month he was taken back to prison after refusing to agree not to speak to the media or published a book a condition of his release that Cohen says violated his First Amendment rights. Cohen is writing a tell all book about his many years working for Trump. Now Judge Hellerstein has found that the government's decision to return going to prison was indeed retaliation for his book and a violation of his rights. He has ordered that Cohen be released back to home

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Michael Cohen was sent back to prison as a retaliatory act over tell-all book about Trump, federal judge rules

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:30 sec | 2 weeks ago

Michael Cohen was sent back to prison as a retaliatory act over tell-all book about Trump, federal judge rules

"A federal judge in New York has ordered Michael Cohen released from prison. President Trump's former attorney had sued US Attorney General William Barr and federal prison officials saying he was ordered back to prison. Because he was writing a book about President Trump. Judge Alvin Hellerstein agreed It was retaliation and ordered Cohen released to home confinement tomorrow. Cohen was serving time after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, tax violations, making false statements and other

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Judge rules Michael Cohen must be released

PM Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman

00:27 sec | 2 weeks ago

Judge rules Michael Cohen must be released

"To release President Trump's former attorney from prison. Manhattan Federal judge says the move by the Bureau of Prisons to put Michael Cohen back behind bars was retaliatory. Because of the tell all book he's writing by President Trump and order. The Cohen be released by two o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, had been released to home confinement in May because of health concerns due to covert 19 and was ordered back to prison on July 9th. Fox's telling you J

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Judge rules Michael Cohen must be released

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

00:43 sec | 2 weeks ago

Judge rules Michael Cohen must be released

"Michael Cohen will soon be released from prison. Federal judge ordered the release of President Trump's former personal lawyer by tomorrow afternoon, Cohen sued the government, saying he was ordered back to prison on July 9th because he was writing a tell all book about Trump. Which will be released before the November election Judge agreed, citing retaliation. Legal analyst and criminal defense Attorney Liu Shapiro says is ruling turned this into a freedom of speech case. Clearly, the judge Was able to read between the lines, and he interpreted this as much more than meets the eye. He saw. This hasn't been dead as retaliation by Trump and the prosecutors for initially allowing Cohen I guess to slip through their fingers, so to speak. The judge says Cohen's First Amendment rights were

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Judge orders Michael Cohen be released back to home confinement

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:16 sec | 2 weeks ago

Judge orders Michael Cohen be released back to home confinement

"A Manhattan federal judge has ordered that President Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, be released by tomorrow after he had been sent back to a New York prison. For resisting the terms of home confinement. The judge says officials re detained him as punishment for writing a book about the

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Judge rules Michael Cohen must be released

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

00:45 sec | 2 weeks ago

Judge rules Michael Cohen must be released

"Michael Cohen is going to be released from prison stone, a federal judge ordered the release of President Trump's former personal lawyer by tomorrow afternoon, Cohen sued the government, saying Youse ordered back to prison on July 9th because he was writing a tell all book about Trump, which will be released before the November election. Judge agreed, citing retaliation. Legal analysts and criminal defense Attorney Liu Shapiro says he's ruling turned this into a freedom of speech case. Clearly, the judge Was able to read between the lines, and he interpreted this as much more than meets the eye. He saw this as a vendetta as retaliation by Trump and the prosecutors for initially allowing going against slip through their fingers. So to speak. Judge has Cohen's first event rights were violated.

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Michael Cohen sues AG Barr over his re-imprisonment

Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson

00:21 sec | 2 weeks ago

Michael Cohen sues AG Barr over his re-imprisonment

"Barr and the Bureau of Prisons. Claiming he was put back behind bars to stop him from finishing a book that criticizes the president. Cohen claims his First Amendment rights were violated when he was returned to prison after being released in May, is part of an attempt to slow the spread of the virus in federal prisons. Checking your money. The Dow futures are up 192 points at this hour. The

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Trump's Niece Wins Legal Battle Over Tell-All Book

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:35 min | 3 weeks ago

Trump's Niece Wins Legal Battle Over Tell-All Book

"The trump administration gave Michael Cohen Choice. Sign this paper, saying you won't write a book or go back to prison. Silence or prison. Your choice then there's the book by Donald Trump's niece slated for official publication tomorrow Donald. Trump and his family have been in court up through today, trying to block the book from being published and Block Mary trump from saying anything about the book. which feels ridiculous because you probably feel like you've already read it, since just about every media outlet on the planet has gotten a copy and dissect it already. Well this evening. Donald Trump and his family lost that court fight a New York State Supreme Court Judge rejected. The trump families attempt to block the book ruling that quote the potential enormous cost and logistical nightmare of stopping the publication, recalling and removing. Thousands of books from all types of booksellers, brick and mortar and virtual libraries and private citizens is an insurmountable task at this time. The judge then quotes a different judge in another case Donald. Trump lost when he tried to block the publication of his former National Security Advisor John Bolton's book quote by the looks of it. The horses not just out of the barn. It is out of the country. Mary Trump's book can go forward and also married is now free to speak publicly about it. which should be interesting, so Michael Cohen's Book Mary Trump's book. The president his family his White House doing everything they can to prevent the from coming out up to and including sending Michael Cohen back to prison, but today we learned about a third book. Now see if you can spot the difference today. Today. The Justice Department released the actual executive order commuting the prison sentence of Roger. Stone he can see the president's unmistakable sharpie signature there. The president commuted his old friend sentence on Friday night, but it's not clear how broad the commutation was. In fact, the judge in stones case demanded to see the actual order to determine whether it covered stones, prison, time or his probation as well well. Now, we know that the president took care of everything. His Old Friend Prison Time supervised released twenty thousand dollar. Fine all of it poof gone. And today Roger Stone announced that he celebrating by. Writing a book. That's right, so if you testify unflattering Lee about the president, and you try and write a book you get to get the go back to prison. If you withhold information from Congress and prosecutors to protect the president, you get your prison sentence erased, and you can publish to your heart's content.

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Michael Cohen back in custody after refusing terms of home confinement

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:35 sec | Last month

Michael Cohen back in custody after refusing terms of home confinement

"Cohen has been returned to prison. CBS correspondent Paula Reed has more. Cohen, the president's former lawyer and fixer, landed a three year prison sentence as part of his involvement involvement in in the the payments. payments. Cohen Cohen was was released released to to home home confinement confinement earlier earlier this this year year over over Corona Corona virus virus concerns concerns in in prisons, prisons, but but he he was was recently recently seen seen eating eating dinner dinner out out in in New New York York City, City, potentially violating the terms of his release, was taken back into custody Thursday. Oh, and also refused to condition of home confinement that would forbid him from speaking to the media or publishing a book as well as prohibiting him from posting on Social Media.

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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody

The Adam Carolla Show

00:36 sec | Last month

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody

"This didn't last too long. Former trump lawyer Michael Cohen was taken back into custody Thursday morning, and is now at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn after the Federal Bureau of Prisons said cone violated the conditions of his home confinement. How did he do that? Well, reports are that he was seen at a restaurant in Manhattan, which raised concerns that he was. was in violation of his home confinement terms. If that name rings a bell, he was the former attorney of president trump who is imprisoned last year after pleading guilty to several charges, and he was released to to home confinement, but he just couldn't stay home. It was time to go out and get a

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Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Back in Federal Prison, After New York Jaunts

KYW 24 Hour News

00:20 sec | Last month

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Back in Federal Prison, After New York Jaunts

"Michael Cohen, has been returned to federal president CBS is Stephen Portnoy with more in a statement, the Bureau of Prisons says Michael Cohen refused the conditions of his home confinement going was recently spotted at a Manhattan restaurant. But his attorney says prison officials also demanded that Cohen refrain from contacting news organizations or posting on social media. CBS News

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Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Back in Federal Prison After Being Spotted At New York Restaurants

KCBS 24 Hour News

00:19 sec | Last month

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Back in Federal Prison After Being Spotted At New York Restaurants

"Former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been returned to federal president CBS is Stephen Portnoy with more in a statement, the Bureau of Prisons says Michael Cohen refused the conditions of his home confinement going was recently spotted at a Manhattan restaurant. But his attorney says prison officials also demanded that Cohen refrain from contacting news organizations or

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Michael Cohen back in custody after refusing terms of home confinement

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | Last month

Michael Cohen back in custody after refusing terms of home confinement

"Is back in custody. In a statement. The Bureau of Prisons says Michael Cohen refused the conditions of his home confinement. Cohen was recently spotted at a Manhattan restaurant, but his attorney says prison officials also demanded that Colin refrain from contacting news organizations or posting on social media. Cohen was jailed last year for violating campaign finance laws and lying to Congress. Dude, a covert outbreaks in the federal prisons. Cohen was granted a furlough in late May. At CBS News White House correspondent

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Michael Cohen back in custody after refusing terms of home confinement

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:29 sec | Last month

Michael Cohen back in custody after refusing terms of home confinement

"Personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, back in federal custody in a statement, the Bureau of Prisons says Michael Cohen refused the conditions of his home confinement. Gohan was recently spotted at a Manhattan restaurant, but his attorney says prison officials also demanded that Cohen refrain from contacting news organizations or posting on social media. Cohen was jailed last year for violating campaign finance laws and lying to Congress due to covert outbreaks in the federal prisons. Cohen was granted a furlough in late May, CBS News

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Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Is Back In Federal Prison

Mark Levin

00:28 sec | Last month

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Is Back In Federal Prison

"Cohen, is back in custody for violating the terms of his covert related released daily News reporting, Cohen refused a man to not publish a book book on on the the president. president. His His attorney, attorney, Geoffrey Geoffrey Levin, Levin, says says he's he's reached reached out out to to the the Federal Federal Bureau Bureau of of Prisons. Prisons. But But every every minute minute that that we're we're waiting waiting he he in in a a compromised compromised state, state, which which is is why why he he got got released released under under covert covert 19. 19. And And the the cares cares act. act. Is Is now now at at risk risk again. again. Going Going was was also also photographed photographed Eating Eating at at a a Manhattan Manhattan restaurant. restaurant. President President Trump says his

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"michael cohen" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

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

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

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

03:14 min | 1 year ago

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

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

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

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

03:14 min | 1 year ago

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

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

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"michael cohen" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

05:03 min | 1 year ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on On The Media

"Which? Listener supported w in Weiss studios. Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for financial crimes for lying to congress in rendering the sentence judge William H Paul said Cohen's crimes among them tax evasion and campaign finance violations or quote motivated by personal greed and damn Bishen. Our democratic institutions the judge said depend upon the honesty of our citizenry in dealing with the government Cohen who had pled guilty to the charges offered. This quote, my own weakness and blind. Loyalty led me to a path of darkness. I listened to him inning Trump rather than to my own voice. He has called me week. And he is correct time and time again, I thought my duty was to cover up his deeds. I did not have the strength. I'm sorry. I admit my guilt. I have chosen another path. The case has implications for Trump himself as judge Pauley noted that Coen's campaign finance crimes were designed to affect the outcome of the twenty sixteen election, but there are many threads to follow. And for that. We turn to our colleagues from the Trump Inc podcast, which has just earned prestigious DuPont, silver baton award. The show is an open investigation from team of journalists at propublica hand WNYC this week they helpfully unpacked, what's notable. From the recent court filings by prosecutors in both Michael Cohen case. And that of Paul Manafort, it starts with WNYC's Ilya marritz, laying out what's coming up. Also this week a judge will consider Paul manafort's future. Now that he is apparently in breach of a cooperation agreement with special counsel, Robert Muller. Manafort, of course, was Donald Trump's campaign chairman and was convicted of Bank fraud and tax fraud. Right now. We've got my Trump Inc. Co host Andrea Bernstein here. Hi, andrea. Hey, andrea. And I have spent a lot of time tracing the twists and turns in Michael Cohen's. Very interesting life also here via Skype we have Franklin for staff writer at the Atlantic. He has paid closer attention to Paul manafort's career than any journalist. I know of high Frank God help me. Are you guys feeling overwhelmed as I am with all of the information coming at us all at once about these two men? Yes. Too many thread to keep hold of. And you know, we're living in this state of suspense, which is that we have all these disparate did a points. They looked dodgy as hell yet. You don't know how anything stitches together an ultimate sort of way into we've been living with this scandal for so long. And yet like we really don't know where it's going and I find several years into it. It's just it's kind of I wake up in the middle of the night just kind of screaming like make it end. I want need to know what what the hell happened. Lease tell me someone now except that the last time the three of spoke it was summer. It was really really hot. And it was during the first days of Paul manafort's trial. And I think. We know a lot more than we did. Then about the emerging narrative, I think including just beginning with Paul Manafort for one his crimes per molar did not end with some shady financial transactions involving Ukrainian oligarchs before the Trump campaign. But in fact, when up into may of twenty eighteen just a couple months before we sat down before his trial where he was speaking to administration officials and then subsequently lying about it to the special counsel. So I think there's a Paul Manafort has pulled his crimes into the present enter just to quibble with you. I feel like incrementally. We know a lot more about what happened. But when I step back, and I look at the bigger picture. It's still murky to me Franken feel like you're talking about these middle pages of the memo that came out on Friday, which have huge reductions, huge amounts of blue. Lack lines. But one name keeps coming up again. And again next to the redacted text. And that's Constantine Kalinic. You wanna fill us in on who he is. And the role that he played with Paul Manafort over many, many years cognizant Tino Constantine clinic, Nick as either Costa or K K. And I just love the nickname. So I think for the sake of this podcast can refer to miss K K sure clinic. Okay. So K K was kind of Paul manafort's little buddy emphasis on little. He's a very diminutive character. I think he's just over five feet tall..

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:31 min | 1 year ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

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

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"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

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

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"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:30 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

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

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

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:15 min | 2 years ago

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

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

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

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:14 min | 2 years ago

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

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

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

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:44 min | 2 years ago

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

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

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

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

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

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

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

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

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

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

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

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:02 min | 2 years ago

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

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

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

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:35 min | 2 years ago

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

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

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

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:00 min | 2 years ago

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

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

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