aside Guess Who Is Cooperating With Feds? The Answer Is Stormy Daniels

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MICHAEL COHEN/ DONALD TRUMP/ STORMY DANIELS

The news is out. The FBI raid that was conducted on the offices, hotel and home of the republican President Donald J. Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen on the 9th of April 2018 was directed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan. The warrant used to implement the raid listed the charges of bank and wire fraud plus campaign election laws’ violations.

This action was taken to collect data about Mr. Cohen’s legal involvement in buying the president’s paramours’s silence for both the adult star Stormy Daniels and the Playboy model, Karen McDougal. The president allegedly had affairs with these two ladies while he was married around the year 2006 when his wife was pregnant with their child.

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Here is the rest of the story…

On April 10, 2018, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Tom Winter and Tracey Connor of NBC News penned the following report, “Stormy Daniels cooperating with feds probing Trump’s attorney”

Excerpts:

“Adult film actress Stormy Daniels is cooperating with federal investigators looking into a $130,000 payment she received from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, multiple sources familiar with the proceedings told NBC News.”

 “The cooperation is in connection with a broader federal probe of the attorney, Michael Cohen, which triggered a raid on his office and hotel room on Monday.”

“Sources told NBC News that the search warrants were executed by the FBI and federal prosecutors in New York in coordination with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.”

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TRUMP/ COHEN/ ROBERT MUELLER

“The search of Cohen’s office was not the work of Mueller’s prosecutors but involved a matter his team came across and passed on to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan because it did not fall under the team’s mandate to investigate Russian meddling in the election.”

“Legal sources familiar with the nature of the search said it involved a $130,000 payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, that was facilitated by Cohen shortly before the election.”

Clifford alleges she had sex with Trump in 2006 and a decade later signed a nondisclosure agreement in exchange for the money — an agreement she contends is invalid because Trump never signed it.”

“Trump denies the allegations and last week told reporters he was unaware of the payment. Cohen has said the money came from his personal funds and that he was not reimbursed by the campaign or the Trump Organization.”

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KAREN MCDOUGAL
 “The agents who carried out the raids were also looking for documents tied to a $150,000 payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who says she also had an affair with Trump in 2006, The New York Times reported.”

“And CNN reported the search warrants sought records related to valuable New York City taxi medallions that Cohen owns.”

“The president called Monday’s raids — signed off on by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — “disgraceful” and part of a “witch hunt.”
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“Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, said the court-ordered search warrants were “completely inappropriate and unnecessary” and resulted in the seizure of material protected by attorney-client privilege.”

“Mr. Cohen has cooperated completely with all government entities, including providing thousands of non-privileged documents to the Congress and sitting for depositions under oath,” Ryan said.”

14 comments

    • Why would this scandal bring him down? It’s not illegal to have an affair, as long as Trump doesn’t lie during deposition under oath. If you recall, President Clinton was about to be impeached… until he corrected his mistake and admitted to his affairs. Oh well, boys will be boys, his Evangelist base will still support him no matter what!

      What Trump deserves is a sock in the eye just like Bill. Altho i doubt that would set him straight.

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      • Dear 1EarthUnited,

        It is not the affair that has the president in legal trouble. It is the cover up. The president is denying any knowledge of Mr. Cohen having paid off Stormy Daniels. This means that the monies Mr. Cohen paid to her just before Mr. Trump became president, fall under the campaign elections laws and he is subject to them. He paid far more than he was allowed to pay. That is why the warrant indicated the charges of campaign elections’ violations, bank and wire fraud.

        Remember that Bill Clinton did pay a price. He underwent the impeachment process but he was not impeached in the end for lying under oath about his affair to law enforcement officials. That was for a much lesser offense than what is currently being considered. This time, it is only Mr. Cohen who is on the legal hook unless of course, the data collected in the raid, prove that he was lying about the president’s lack of knowledge.

        Hugs, Gronda

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        • I find it pretty amusing when people, sitting on the fence when it comes to tRump, compare the lie that Bill Clinton told to the American Public on national TV while his wife was standing next to him to the lie that it appears that tRump is telling about this alleged affair. I would simply ask them, what man in his right mind would have confessed to that affair with his wife standing next to him? I honestly don’t think there is a man on the face of the earth that would be that stupid, or suicidal.. 😉

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        • Thanks so much for the clarification, your thorough analysis makes perfect sense. We’ll see if Mr. Cohen takes the fall for his boss!

          It makes absolutely no sense that Mr. Cohen would pay Ms Daniels bribe money without Trump’s knowledge or approval. Cui bono? Not the patsy attorney formerly known as Cohen!

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    • Dear Tony Burgess,

      It looks like the FBI knew what they were looking for in the raid. Now that we know that Stormy Daniels is cooperating with the FBI, this means that a real storm is brewing against the president.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Hugh,

      This story fits the words, Truth is stranger than fiction. What a story-line! The adult film star brings down a US president and all of his men.

      I think God (for those who believe in Him) has a wicked sense of humor.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  1. Gronda, I shared in a response to a comment you made on my post, award winning editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers drew the ideal cartoon this morning. Trump is portrayed as the off-the-hinge Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland screaming “off with her head” to the teetering feminine statue of Justice. It is the definitive view of Trump.

    What is infuriating to Trump is Cohen has fixed many things that Trump screwed up, likely more than the two known affairs. The reviewers will be required to respect A/C privilege, but if the find a criminal act, that can be shared. Cohen appears to be guilty of campaign finance fraud. My guess is they all knew this, but had to quiet Daniels and others. Keith

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  2. Dear Keith,

    I have to find that cartoon. I agree with your analysis. Do you remember that woman who alleged that she was raped by President Trump when she was around 13 years of age. She was shut up with threats.

    I wonder if the FBI will find any information on her in the material the FBI collected in the raid.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Gronda, I do. My guess is Cohen threatened her and paid her off as well. She was less credible, but she did have a fact-finding meeting with the Judge scheduled six weeks later which gives more concern. Keith

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  3. Dear Mz. Gronda,

    Excellent article as usual! Here is a little bit of trivia, that perhaps you have already covered that did not catch my eye. Does anyone want to guess why Michael Cohen is sharing an office with the law firm of Squire, Patton, Boggs? How many people have made the connection of this law firm to Cambridge Analytica? Now, does anyone think that this investigation is now starting to actually show some tie between King Donnie and the Russian and the possible collusion that he has denied for over a year? Perhaps it is simply coincidence that Cohen is involved with both this Firm and Donald Trump, however it does seem a little strange to see the link between them having been the subject to a FBI warrant..

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    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      Thanks for the tip. I will do a bit more research on this and then I’ll post a blog.. As for Bill Clinton, people forget that he did pay a price by being subjected to the impeachment process which he survived.

      That argument doesn’t work for me, that Bill Clinton is guilty, too, I keep telling folks that the president is not in legal trouble for his extramarital affairs but I bet that his personal life, sucks.

      Hugs, Gronda

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