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Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

00:32 min | 12 hrs ago

Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on Fresh Air

"Weisman one of the lead prosecutors in the special counsel investigation headed by Robert. Muller into Russian interference in the two thousand, sixteen election, his new book is where law ends inside the Mueller investigation. We were talking about how the? Question of whether to directly investigate president trump's finances was one that Muller and the team hesitated pursue that issue and over time it ripened I mean there were there were revelations involving Michael Cohen and the payments stormy Daniel and You know you could have gotten some information. You could have gotten a president trump's tax returns and one thing that may affected these judgments was the threat to fire muller and shut down the investigation hungover everyone all the time. There was another which was that at the time the office was negotiating with the president's lawyers over getting him to agree to an interview. How did that factor into all this? Their chew powers I think that it's important for your listeners to understand were very unusual. In this case, the two powers that the president had with respect to the investigation that do not exist in any other. Criminal investigation that any upset ever been involved in one is the ability to fire us, and the other is that the president had the ability to pardon people who we were trying to flip that is people we to cooperate with us. And, the president had the power to pardon and he also had the power to dangle pardons those two powers were. And proposed real challenges to what we were doing right and and you describe how when you were for example, dealing with Paul Manafort and his rich gates, his associate that. It was clear that up a possible pardon was on their minds in it affected their decisions about how truthful to be. There was also this matter of trying to get the president to tell his story in an interview or. In an appearance before the grand jury how did that go and did that affect? Decisions about how aggressive to be in seeking information. So. We had the power to issue a grand jury subpoena to the President and Bob Muller. Correctly in my view tried all sorts of ways to accommodate the president in ways that had been done in the past in other investigations like this whether it's Ken Starr or. Others. But once the president basically said, I'm not doing it. The decision had to be made in our case were we going to issue the subpoena or not?.

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Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on Mark Mason

Mark Mason

00:34 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on Mark Mason

"Him out on his life will be there for 26 hours. Let's face it, But, you know, I say this is I have a plan put President Obama in the front. That'll freak him out. Gotten over the correspondents dinner when Obama made a joke about him, or if you if Obama doesn't want to come, then bring an I R s auditor. That's cold. That's so cold. But But you remember four years ago when it when when Donald Trump brought in all the People who accused Bill Clinton and had them sitting in the audience when Hillary was debating So you know, turnabout is fair play. Oh, my Now. I don't know Biden. I don't think he thinks that way we'll bring in stormy Daniels would being Karol. There would be such a great TV. Ah, here is ah, Michael Cohen talking about, you know, he's a man who is actually, you know, intimately aware of.

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Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey

00:33 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on Dave Ramsey

"But how serious is this situation? Did you hear this from the president's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. I'm certainly not a billionaire and I ended up getting hit with tax evasion. So Lord knows what he's going to end up getting it with if I ended up getting 36 months on a million dollars Lord knows what he's going to get. He may end up doing the next century. How much do you think we're going to hear about the president's tax returns tonight a lot. I think that right now it's all speculation. No one's seen anything. It's it's anonymous reports. But it's damning in the sense that they're saying he hasn't paid much in taxes. There's two questions. How much did he pay? And did he do it illegally? That's the big issue here. But just the inference alone make the people that dislike him just like him or so I think there's going to be a lot of that tonight and a century in prison might do him in. I think he might. He might die like 170 for me. I don't think he's something he's gonna make it. Maybe you're tired of all the politics and the arguing. Maybe you just want to get away from it all and leave this planet. Well, maybe that might be an option soon. Did you hear this Deep down Mars maybe wet. A network of salty ponds. Maybe gurgling beneath Mars is South pole alongside a large underground lake, raising the prospect of tiny swimming Martian life. Martian life. If you could. Would you move to Mars? No, I would move to Mars. I'm the wrong person asked. I make everybody that loves this astronomy stuff.

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Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on The Vegas Take

The Vegas Take

00:56 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on The Vegas Take

"Is how I feel about the MBA. You guys suck. You guys couldn't get this going. You guys couldn't figure this out. I mean, what is going on? Come on, Just get this going. It's not that hard. Listen, I know we have to take precautions. I understand the times. We're in right now. Figure this out. We're playing basketball. You don't need to be, you know, training for months on end to get going, if you have if everyone's back by June, 1st play the games by June, 22nd. I don't need a month and a half off training camp so I can poison basketball games. I mean, Come on. We gotta move into a bubble. Okay? Fighting starts July 1st. I mean, if you need a whole month if you really need a whole month Start July. 1st. Okay, You have that weeks to figure this out. But, you know they're going to be in Disney world, and they're all going to be all corn teams in one place and all you know, they're not worried about if anybody leaves it. Ah, doesn't start till the end of July. It's embarrassing and dotcom Mark Levin weekdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Now back to the biggest take on 1015 F M 7:20 A.m. Kate on. Oh, yeah, Welcome back. It is the Vegas take sharpened Shapiro. I am excited geared up. It is basically the Super Bowl of politics. Joe Biden versus Donald Trump. Tonight, 90 minutes, no ads, and it's gonna be a lot of fun and the guy we have this on the line right now is also a lot of fun. We always appreciate it when he comes on. Of course, he's a former White House special counsel. He actually wrote a column previewing this debate. And what Joe Biden needs to do to conquer Donald Trump tonight, and we're very happy to have him on again. Always fun to talk to Lanny Davis. Lanny. Thank you so much for being here. How are you? Oh, thank you, but I'm I guess I'm doing fine into the circumstances of being stir crazy sitting home driving my wife crazy. I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry to hear that, Lanny. Hey, before we get to the debate, and I know you wrote a great column, and I want to talk about that. Can I just get your reaction in General? I know you don't represent Michael Cohen anymore. But just What is your reaction in general with your experience with Donald Trump's tax returns when you heard this story that came out a few days ago? Just what was your reaction to it? I'm no surprise. Ah! A little bit shocked. That it had the political impact. Because his argument as you already knew our collective disclose my tax returns. That I didn't pay many dollars in taxes devoted for 16. So that's kind of the reaction that I thought would occurs. The Times did an amazing job, but I didn't think it would have could have contact. That it's had and talking to Michael Cohen. Certainly no surprise is that he He found a way not to pay income tax is not the reason he wasn't disclosing. I mean, that's no surprise either. What did surprise me is the sound bite that came out which is just not pursuing my business. Just ideal boil everything down. One sound bite that hits Middle America, especially working crowds. America that were Donald Trump's found a lot of support and that's the number $750 right when I saw the Biden at about Teacher pays $3000 in taxes Firefighter six intact I meant I thought, Oh, my God is actually is going to have it impact. But having said that it won't have much impact because most of the countries already locked in And so we're looking at maybe 5 to 10% of the country that that's what I just, said Landy. That's what I just said. I said, I believe somewhere around 10% of the country might still be undecided and might be swayed. But Lanny, what I've said is that might be all it takes to sway this election. In my personal opinion, I do think these debates matter. And while I agree with you that probably at least 90% of the country, they're already decided. No matter what happens on stage tonight, I still believe that five just 10% that you're talking about Very, very important. Um, I wrong in thinking that No, you're not wrong. But we all have to play odds. And I fell over 5 38 religiously fanatically, which is the best website to track polling. They publish all poles. They give them a grade. So you know the grounds for getting a fever to a plus. But I found fivethirtyeight and right now they mark the national market. Is about to three times what you have been the popular vote margin. Very Clinton won, but more importantly, The battleground states are tracking the national popular vote. Which is not what happened, of course into 1016 right now, Ryan It really does come down to a really traumatic event. That the American people very negatively about Joe Biden's performance doesn't matter what Trump does. I don't think anyone is going to be surprised by anything or have their minds change. By what Donald Trump does. We'll know him and know what you'll do agree. I agree with that come through in a way that Reinforces both confidence and that he's solution based And he's not going to go down to the level of Donald Trump. And that's what I wrote in. My Yeah, I want to talk about that. You just joining us again..

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Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:58 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "michael cohen" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

"You right now. In Colorado's morning news, a number of global Corona virus deaths over 1,205,000 here alone in the US Other hot spots are Brazil, India and Mexico. Around the world 33 million people have been infected with Kobe. Seen. The US has over seven million of those cases. That's NBC News Radio's Mark Mayfield. As we get closer to winter beginning the feds are about to ramp up testing for covert 19. We're announcing our plan to distribute 150 million Abbott rapid point of care tests. In the coming weeks. The president went on to say those rapid tests return results in just about 15 minutes, the president and Joe Biden, they're going to be tonight. Debating what do you want? Another needs to do? Score points in that first debate. Will NBC's George Stephanopoulos says the president needs to project competence as Faras Biden, there's still a small sliver of undecided voters out there. President Trump's voters have more enthusiasm. He's gotta reassure people that he's not the Socialist that President Trump keeps saying is that he's up to the job. Fox News is Chris Wallace will be moderating the debate the 90 minute debate from Cleveland. You can hear it live starting Seven on Kaylie NewsRadio. Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen is slamming his former boss again. Speaking on MSNBC, Cohen said the president is compromise to the core and inflates his net worth to feed his ego. There is nothing that goes on in the Trump organization, including what's going on right now that Donald Trump is not intimately aware of and involved in. This comes after The New York Times reported that Trump had paid virtually no income taxes the past two decades. The president has called that report. Fake NEWS New York City elementary schools reopen this morning for in person learning, but almost half of public school students will stay home and continue to be taught online. Anybody coming onto the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will be required to wear a mask. The chancellor has issued an executive order that requires students, staff volunteers and visitors toe wear mask inside and on shuttles. The chancellor also strongly recommends wearing masks while outside the good news of the pandemic is for some industries like storage in Colorado Springs. In particular, people are actually putting more things in storage because of the virus, Sarthe origin and RV storages, which goes again on people not traveling. So Story RVs and all because nobody was only traveling in that time frame. That's triple A plat self storage manager Verla Milburn, she says storage businesses across the country or seeing a similar boom in business Actress Sienna Miller says the late Chadwick Boseman gave her a portion of his 21 bridges.

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

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:36 sec | 2 weeks ago

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

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

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South Africa's ruling party rejects Trump comment on Mandela

WBBM Early Afternoon News

00:21 sec | 3 weeks ago

South Africa's ruling party rejects Trump comment on Mandela

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

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

AM Tampa Bay

00:34 sec | 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

All In with Chris Hayes

09:31 min | 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

00:46 sec | 3 weeks ago

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

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

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Cohen memoir casts him as 'star witness' against Trump

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 3 weeks ago

Cohen memoir casts him as 'star witness' against Trump

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

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Michael Cohen unleashes on Trump in new tell-all book

WBZ Afternoon News

00:52 sec | 3 weeks ago

Michael Cohen unleashes on Trump in new tell-all book

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

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Cohen memoir casts him as 'star witness' against Trump

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 weeks ago

Cohen memoir casts him as 'star witness' against Trump

"Michael Cohen's tell all memoir offers a blow by blow account of president trump's alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency despoil 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 as former fixer in federal prison Cohen writes about trump green lighting the one hundred and thirty thousand dollar pay off to silence porn star stormy Daniels and then reimbursing him with what he says were fake legal fees the book also quotes trump as 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 New York

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Court shields Trump tax returns, likely until after election

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | Last month

Court shields Trump tax returns, likely until after election

"I might cross your reporting a court shields president trump's tax returns likely until after the election a federal appeals court has blocked the Manhattan district attorney from getting president Donald trump's tax records while trump's lawyers make another attempt to overturn the subpoena seeking the records the temporary stay makes it unlikely the case will be resolved or any of trump's tax returns will be turned over before the November election Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance junior began seeking trump's tax returns over a year ago that's an issue aided the investigation after Michael Cohen trump's former personal attorney told Congress the president had misled tax officials insurers and business associates about the value of his assets hi Mike Rossi

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New York's state attorney general is investigating whether Donald Trump illegally inflated the value of his business assets

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

04:27 min | Last month

New York's state attorney general is investigating whether Donald Trump illegally inflated the value of his business assets

"One of the ANC brought more tough legal news for the president to end his family. A new court filing revealed that New York's attorney. General is investigating the trump organization for allegedly inflating the value of its assets to get loans state AJ Latisha James wants a judge to order the trump or to provide documents and compel testimony from the president's son Eric. As executive vice president. Now, according to this filing the younger trump abruptly cancelled and interview with the office. Last month, we should note this civil investigation, not a criminal case in a statement today their chief legal officer said, the company has done quote nothing wrong to that end, we welcome back to our broadcast Barbara, mcquade, veteran federal prosecutor, former US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Counselor. It's good to see you I'd love your read on how much. Legal jeopardy how much real trouble the trump team could be in on this front Well, it depends on the facts Brian, but it could be very serious. We know that Michael Cohen testified before Congress about the trump organization propensity to deflate the value of assets and revenue when it came to filing tax returns, but inflating revenue and assets when it came time to seek loans, and so that is what Latisha James is exploring here and what's interesting about it is. Eric. Trump. Cancelling at the last minute and refusing to appear not wanting to invoke his fifth amendment rights but actually doing so. And so it does appear that they're concerned and have something to hide and when someone has something to hide, it makes prosecutors all the more eager to find out what's inside. What are the odds that we will see him go into testify? Can you just walk around and say now I'm not gonna I'm not gonNA come in there. No you can't. I think the odds are really quite high that he will have to show up. I think this is a stall tactic. We see this time and again I think it is the trump way. The way that he has built the real estate empire is to play hard ball and to assert frivolous legal claims. But everybody has a duty to show up and answer the questions. Now, that doesn't mean he can't assert his fifth amendment rights when asked particular questions but he can't do it in a blanket fashion. He can't say I'm not coming at all. He has to show up I mean she might ask questions like what's your name that's not protected by the Fifth Amendment Privilege but if there are particular questions then at that moment, he has to assert his right then but I think that is the the visual the Specter that he may be trying to avoid because that's when it looks politically perhaps to some like an assertion of the fifth, the Fifth Amendment might be an admission of guilt. And Barb we mentioned civil versus criminal. Is this a potential advantage to him and his dad that this is a civil not criminal matter. Well sometimes, yes. I mean, civil means that the penalties will be money damages and not sending someone to prison. So in that way I suppose civil makes people a little less fearful but in many ways when you are the prosecuting entity thinking about whether you want to proceed civilly or criminally can bring with it advantages and disadvantages. One of the great advantages of proceeding civilly is the burden of proof is much lower. It's only preponderance of the evidence as opposed to the higher guilt beyond a reasonable doubt that's necessary criminal case, and so in some ways, it could be more dangerous for the trump's to be facing a civil investigation because of different legal standard. Final question because Americans love being able to pick it things, they're not supposed to see. Can you manage expectations? There is no expectation correct that at the end of this case, or during this case, people get to take a look at the president's tax returns. It depends you're right. I don't know that we'll see the whole tax returns on display but if the attorney general is able to get her hands on the records, you may see allegations that come out of them in a complaint to civil complaint that would be filed here. So we may see excerpts, and if the case ever went to trial, those textures could end up being exhibits in court in. So in that way, they could be used in the day may come when we actually get to see them.

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New York attorney general files legal action against Trump Organization

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01:16 min | Last month

New York attorney general files legal action against Trump Organization

"The courts to enforce subpoenas in an investigation into the Trump Organization's finances, saying the organization and Trump family have stalled in not cooperated. Correspondent Aaron Carter Ski has more Attorney general's office in this state is investigating whether the Trump organization improperly inflated the value of of Donald Donald Trump's Trump's assets assets on on annual annual financial financial statements statements in in order order to to secure secure loans loans and and obtained obtained tax tax benefits. benefits. Vestige Vestige ation ation started started more more than than a a year year ago ago in in the the New New York York attorney attorney general general began began examining examining several several deals, deals, including a failed bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. The attorney general's office said Eric Trump, the president's son, has refused entirely to comply with the subpoena for his testimony. The Trump Organization said in a statement. It has done nothing wrong. The investigation began after Michael Cohen testified last year that the president had lied about the values of his assets since Attorney General Leticia James is also asking for the court to force Eric Trump to testify because he's the vice president of the organization. Eric has responded in a tweet quote. Without any basis. The New York attorney general has pledged to take my father down from the moment she ran for office. This is the highest level of prosecutorial misconduct purposely dropped on the eve eve of of the the Republican Republican National National Convention Convention for for political political points. points. Sad Sad that that this this is is her her focus focus as as New New York York Burns Burns and and quote quote wins wins news news time time 7 7 31. 31. Let's Let's

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David Pecker out as CEO of National Enquirer parent company

Bloomberg Opinion

00:12 sec | Last month

David Pecker out as CEO of National Enquirer parent company

"Stepping down as CEO of the National Enquirer's parent American media. During his time, Pecker was tangled up in a campaign finance scandal that sent President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to jail.

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Russia worked to help Trump in 2016 election: Senate panel

Weekend Edition Saturday

04:35 min | Last month

Russia worked to help Trump in 2016 election: Senate panel

"Million documents. Hundreds of witness interviews and the consensus from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate Intelligence Committee is that Russia aggressively tried to influence 2016 presidential campaign, and the Trump campaign was happy to accept Russian help, they said. So in 1000 page report this week, the committee also reportedly made criminal referrals to federal prosecutors believe in a number of people have lied or maid. Contradictory statements to investigators were going to turn now to Justin. Rude. He's a former congressional investigator now director of the project on Government Oversight. Thanks so much for being with us good to be with you. According to officials who spoke with the Times, The Washington Post NBC News the intelligence Committee Told the Department of Justice that Steve Bannon, Erik Prince Sam Clovis Alternate Associates appeared to have made false statements to the committee and that Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner had made statements that were contradicted by other testimony. How often does a congressional committee make a referral like that? But they're not common, but I would say they're not infrequent. It's hard to say for sure, because sometimes these pearls are made publicly. Sometimes they're made privately. These obviously we've made privately so it's hard to have AH, clear accounts, but it's not uncommon, especially at the end of a lengthy investigation like this one toe have examples of Witnesses say you feel may have not have been fully forthcoming on there's a matter almost house. You need to refer that to Department of justice and ask them to look look into a little further. Would you have any concern based on what we do know now that the Justice Department is ignoring Congress or slowing down the process? This is not a normal year. That is not a normal administration for sure make that difficult to see inside a black box of the situation like this. Certainly there are concerns from politicization of the Department of Justice. But I would also say that historically speaking when Congress makes with pearls to the Department of Justice for anything but particularly around obstruction, or or false statements, types of concerns If the figures of the subjects of those girls are connected to the administration administration officials regardless of whether they're Democratic Republican, the Department of Justice rarely takes those cases up frequently. These were for Those are much more successful if they target a private individual. Well, what a tradition. Why don't they traditionally picked them up old fashioned politics? It's hard to convince the Department of Justice to go after a member of their own administration on DH while I think false statements, serious charge, and certainly any federal investigator would tell you get in. I think there are people have gone to prison for lying to Congress, right? Oh, absolutely, and in recent history as well, So I think that we should probably point to that evidence as well. You got Michael Cohen, who pled guilty to a charge of lying to Congress. He had Roger Stone, who was convicted of making false statements now, But those were coming through the Mueller team. The special prosecutor's team and these referrals are going to the U. S Attorney's office here in D. C. Which I think has a little bit of a body a record. I think Congress just heard from members that office in June. I believe about interns around politicization there. In the cases of Michael Flynn and Excuse me and Roger Stone sentencing. So, so it's tough to read whether or not it's going to move forward. I would say that while the Department of Justice don't get these referrals from Congress from committees from members because it's just a letter anyone any member of Congress or the Mini can write one of these letters. I think they tend Give credence to these work world become, as this one does from the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is to say first that's being made on a bipartisan basis by the by the chair and vice chair of the committee is coming at the end of an extensive and detailed investigation. That's just one person's opinion. Kind of popping off. They you assume have AH, decent. Body of records to refer to and the third one is they didn't publicly They didn't try to politicize it so that I think a lot of watches gives credence in some real gravity. Well, thanks very much for being with us. Justin Road, directs the Congressional Oversight Initiative at the project on Government Oversight. We're very grateful for your time. Thank you, sir. For having me At

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David Pecker out as CEO of National Enquirer parent company

Bloomberg Finance

00:25 sec | Last month

David Pecker out as CEO of National Enquirer parent company

"Down as CEO of the National Enquirer's parent American media. During his time, Pecker was tangled up in a campaign finance scandal that sent President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to jail. American Media Inc is being taken over by accelerate 3 60 logistics firm based in Georgia. Pecker will serve as an executive adviser to accelerates a 3 60 media division, which is based in New York. Delta

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David Pecker out as CEO of National Enquirer parent company

Masters in Business

00:26 sec | Last month

David Pecker out as CEO of National Enquirer parent company

"Down as CEO of the National Enquirer's parent American media. During his time, Pecker was tangled up in a campaign finance scandal that sent President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to jail. American Media Inc is being taken over by accelerate 3 60 logistics firm based in Georgia. Pecker will serve as an executive adviser to accelerates a 3 60 media division, which is based in New York. Delta

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Steve Bannon Arrested on Border-Wall Fraud Charges

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:09 min | Last month

Steve Bannon Arrested on Border-Wall Fraud Charges

"Architect of Donald Trump's twenty-six election victory who wants claimed he wanted to destroy the state and bring everything crashing down was arrested on a yacht on Thursday and has since pleaded not guilty after being charged with defrauding donors in a scheme to help build the president's signature wool across the US Mexico border. As a top advisor to trump's presidential campaign who later served as White House chief strategist. Bannon. Helped articulate the America first right-wing populism and fierce opposition to immigration that have been hallmarks of trump's three and a half years in office. Dinan was among four people arrested and charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money. Laundering prosecutors accused the defendants of defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars through a twenty, five, million dollar crowdfunding campaign cold we build the wall. Bannon used hundreds of thousands of dollars of that money to cover personal expenses according to the charges. He was freed on a five million dollar bond and was barred by Federal Magistrate Judge from traveling internationally. Bannon was arrested in Connecticut by agents from the prosecutor's office and the US Postal Inspection Service aboard a one hundred and fifty foot long yachts according to a law enforcement source trump told reporters at the White House that he feels very badly about the challenges but typically sought to distance himself from Bannon and the alleged scheme Bannon is the eighth close trump associates to be arrested or convicted of a crime former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort longtime friend and advisor Roger. Stone. Former national security adviser. Michael Flynn and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. The indictment comes as the Republican. President trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the November third presidential election. Biden's campaign said corruption surrounds trump.

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Steve Bannon charged with fraud over Mexico wall funds

Powerhouse Politics

02:24 min | Last month

Steve Bannon charged with fraud over Mexico wall funds

"Bannon has been arrested intimidated. By the Southern District of New York no less on fraud charges. This is not the development I expected to see as Joe Biden prepares to take nomination. But let's let's just remember here for a second that Steve Bannon was. Really an architect of the trump campaign He was chief strategist in the trump White House during most of year one. He is somebody who the president had a falling out with, but has more recently said Nice things about. This is something else and he now joins on the number of people really close to the president in really important positions that have been indicted arrested faced criminal charges, his campaign chairman. Paul. Manafort. His National Security Adviser Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, his personal lawyer. Michael Cohen, his really the first political strategist. Conceived of the trump campaign, I a Roger Stone not to mention a that we could get into but I mean this is this is quite cast of. Allegedly criminal characters of did have been right there at the president sign and the particular ironies around this that you have to the Post Office Acting against the Bannon you can't make that up and the fact that this is about the wall that Mexico was famously going to pay for in, of course that wasn't happening and there was an effort by alleged by Steve Bannon and several other people close to him to to raise money to to have private funds to pay for that wall they ended up according to the the US Attorney's office in the southern district trying to line their own pockets with that money. So it is downing the. Timing of this, of course, fascinating president trump had the US attorney in that southern district replaced by his attorney general just a few short weeks ago we know of other active criminal investigations that affect trump world they're coming out of that same office and all of this to happen here on on Joe Biden's Big Day on the eve of the Republican National Convention where the wall is going to be a major talking point Steve was a big part of that last convention he very much won't be this year.

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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

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"michael cohen" Discussed on On The Media

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

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"michael cohen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:31 min | 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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