aside Michael Cohen Plans To Fight FBI Warrant For Raid on His Places Of Work In Court

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The republican President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen is heading to court today on the 13th of April 2018 to contest the FBI raid conducted at his work places on the 9th of April 2018. He is hoping to be granted a restraining order on the warrant which would bar the FBI from using all the  material collected from his office, house and hotel room in its case against Mr. Cohen.

He will have his petition heard before the U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood.

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As per a Time report, “With degrees from Harvard Law School and the London School of Economics (LSE), U.S. Federal Judge Kimba Wood would seem an unlikely candidate to have a Playboy past. But in the mid-1960s, a then cash-strapped Wood trained five days to be a bunny at a London Playboy Club while studying at LSE. As brief as it was, her stint at the club became a point of discussion after President Bill Clinton nominated Wood as his Attorney General in 1993. But it was her employment of an illegal immigrant that ultimately derailed her nomination for the Justice Department post.”

Here is the rest of the story…

On April 13, 2018, Larry Neumeister of the Associated Press penned the following report,  “Trump lawyer wants to stop US from using seized material”

Excerpts:

“President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is trying to prevent the government from using materials the FBI seized in a search of his office and residence this week.”

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“A federal prosecutor’s office said a hearing has been scheduled before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood for Friday (4/13/18) morning to address a temporary restraining order related to the judicial warrant that authorized the search.”

“Federal agents raided Cohen’s Manhattan office, home and hotel room Monday, seizing records on a variety of subjects, including payments that were made in 2016 to women who might have damaging information about Trump.”

“FBI and Justice Department officials in Washington and New York have refused to discuss the case publicly or say what crimes they are investigating, but people familiar with the investigation have told The Associated Press the search warrant used in the raids sought bank records, business records on Cohen’s dealing in the taxi industry, Cohen’s communications with the Trump campaign and information on payments made to a former Playboy model and a porn actress who say they had affairs with Trump.”

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“Those people spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the confidential details.”

“It was unclear how much prosecutors might have to reveal about the investigation in open court in the hearing scheduled for Friday (4/13/18).”

“Cohen has denied wrongdoing.”

“Trump has called the raids a “witch hunt,” ″an attack on our country,” and a violation of rules that ordinarily make attorney client communications confidential.”

“Those confidentiality rules can be set aside under certain circumstances if investigators have evidence that a crime has been committed.”

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“Public corruption prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan are trying to determine, according to one person familiar with the investigation, if there was any fraud related to payments to Karen McDougal, a former Playmate, and Stephanie Clifford, who performs under the name Stormy Daniels.”

“McDougal was paid $150,000 in the summer of 2016 by the parent company of the National Enquirer under an agreement that gave it the exclusive rights to her story, which it never published. Cohen said he paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence about her claim to have had a one-night-stand with Trump.”

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    • Dear John Fioravanti,

      It looks like any decision will be postponed until Monday 4/16/18. The judge is not likely to seal evidence or to give Mr. Cohen’s attorney the opportunity to review the data first. This is what it looks like they were arguing for to gain some advantage.

      I am thinking the judge would be inclined to assign an independent magistrate to review everything to separate anything out that looks like it could be subject to attorney/ client privilege.

      The justice team would like to assign some of their attorneys to do this work. These attorneys would not be involved in handling the case in any other way.

      We will find out more on Monday.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  1. Here’s to a critical first step in ousting our nutjob president out of office. Here’s a revealing article about The ‘REAL reasons’ Trump is going to war in Syria!

    US president Donald Trump has warned Syria and their allies Russia he is considering a military strike in retaliation for last week’s sick chemical attack.

    But one political commentator believes Mr Trump’s motivation for any military response is more than simply to teach Bashar al-Assad a lesson.

    Political website The Duran believes there are several “real” reasons Mr Trump wants to go to war with Syria, ranging from the Petrodollar to his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels.

    Writer Alex Christoforou went as far as to say the US president knows the chemical attack in Syria, which left dozens dead and more than 500 injured, is a “hoax and false flag”.

    But he said Mr Trump was happy to exploit it for his own gain.

    …..Regardless of the motive, Mr Trump seems intent on bringing the world to the brink of World War 3.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/945352/world-war-3-syria-us-donald-trump-military-strike

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    • Dear 1EarthUnited,

      I have to respectfully disagree with the chemical gassing of peoples in Douma around 7th April 2018 by Syrian military, being a false flag.

      I listened to PM Theresa May explain that she was convinced of the details of this case being for real and I believe her.

      It is my opinion that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad became frustrated with the resistance his military was experiencing in the Douma area to where he decided to speed up the process of taking control of this area. He did order the chemical gassing of its peoples, probably without the knowledge of Russia or Iran.

      He is not only a brutal dictator but he is stupid as well. This is my opinion which you have every right to challenge, but I am sticking to it. .

      Fortunately, the Defense Secretary General Mattis took over the reins of what to do regarding any attack response. He is not only an exceptional military professional, he is extremely well read, educated and a man who thinks things through before taking action. Right now, I am thanking God for this man.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Earthy:

      Your source for this information lacks just a little bit of credibility. While I do often read sources like this, I do have a habit of doing a little bit of research on them prior to posting, and if I do use them as a source, I customary mention that they either have a left/right leaning history to their articles. I do admit however that these people do make enjoyable reading at time, especially after a day of reading FOX Entertainment articles..

      https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-duran/

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      • Dear Crusty,

        Thanks for the fact checker, yes the Duran is biased to a certain degree, but what publication isn’t? Like I told Gronda, everyone has a right to their beliefs, and I’m not saying I’m 100% sure what happened or that it’s definitely a false flag operation by the deep state. It’s too early to come to any kind of definitive conclusion one way or the other. My humble opinion, I happen to agree with certain commentaries regarding this gas attack as a possible false flag b/c it’s highly illogical that Assad would provoke the West to attack his gov’t if he wanted the US and EU to leave Syria alone. Unless he’s totally insane, why would he do such a thing? Also there’s no definitive proof of a gas attack yet, medical research analysts haven’t even done a complete investigation and already the West declares him guilty? That’s a bit too convenient in my mind. Cui bono?

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  2. Dear Mz. Gronda,

    A little bit more to back up the information I sent to you the other day!

    “When Trump took office, Cohen became Trump’s personal attorney.

    He also formed a law firm, Michael D. Cohen & Associates, which in April formed a strategic alliance with the Washington lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs. With the publicity surrounding Cohen’s role in providing hush money to Daniels, the two firms disclosed this week that they severed their connection.””

    This is from the link here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mueller-has-evidence-that-trump-lawyer-met-in-prague-with-russians-during-campaign-sources-say/ar-AAvRnHE?ocid=ob-fb-enus-280

    I still suspect that might be the smoking gun that we have all suspected would come out of the woodwork!

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  3. Dear Crutyolemothman,

    Thanks for sharing your tips with me. I have blogged on both those stories.

    The McClatchy news report about Michael Cohen being in Prague in 2016 is a blockbuster. Mr. Cohen made such a big fuss over this assertion on page 18 of the Steele dossier being a lie, that he has just hung himself.

    This is a huge piece of the puzzle.

    It looks like Michael Cohen was in the NDA mill of fixing married men’s messes with extramarital dalliances. We now have Mr. Elliott Broidy, the door man Dino Sajudin, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal who were party to some kind of cover-ups where monies were exchanged. I was able to verify that the attorney Keith M. Davidson represented Elliott Broidy, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. I don’t know if he represented Dino who had called National Enquirer directly with a tip.

    Dylan Howard, editor-in-chief of the Enquirer, is another name which keeps popping up. Of course the National Enquirer’s CEO David. J. Pecker is a close friend to President Trump.

    Secret payments to hide affairs may have been commonplace in the president’s previous life as a playboy type figure, but when he became a candidate for the presidency, any hush monies paid out to safeguard his candidacy became violations of federal law.”

    When his attorneys went to court on 4/13 to claim that a lot of the material garnered by the FBI raid on 4/9/18 involved attorney-client confidential material and should be sealed, the judge asked Mr. Cohen’s attorneys to list one client that Mr. Cohen currently represents, They couldn’t give an answer. They are supposed to return to court on Monday 4/16 with Mr. Cohen in tow.

    Hugs, Gronda

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