On 14th September 2018, Mr. Manafort Pled Guilty And Michael Cohen Was Working With FBI

It can be said that the 14th day of September 2018 was a bad day for the republican President Donald Trump who has been touting the claim for months, that the FBI’s Trump- Russia probe, led by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, has been nothing more than a “Witch Hunt.”

As it became a matter of record that the president’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort and his personal attorney/ fixer/ consigliere had both pled guilty to criminal charges imposed on them by the FBI and / or the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and both are now required to cooperative with the FBI, it is becoming apparent that this FBI inquiry is no “Witch Hunt.”

This lie is attaining the same status as, his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever; and his treatment of Puerto Rico after it was devastated by multiple hurricanes in 2017, was outstanding with the death count of 2,975 being a false accounting made up by the Democratic Party operatives.

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MICHAEL COHEN

Here’s the rest of the story…

On September 14, 2018, Emily Jane Fox of Vanity Fair penned the following report, “MICHAEL COHEN IS THE LATEST FORMER TRUMP ALLY TO TALK TO MUELLER” (“In the wake of Manafort’s plea deal, sources confirm that it is now common knowledge among Cohen’s inner circle that Trump’s former lawyer has been in contact with the special counsel’s office.”)

Excerpts:

“Attorneys for Donald Trump were dealt another major blow on Friday as Paul Manafort,the president’s former campaign chairman, agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of a deal that involved pleading guilty to two conspiracy charges. Andrew Weissmann, a prosecutor from Mueller’s office, explained to the judge that as part of the deal, all other charges against Manafort will be dropped at sentencing or “at the agreement of successful cooperation.” Under the agreement, Manafort agreed to forfeit four properties and multiple bank accounts, along with cooperating with investigators by participating in interviews, providing documents and testifying in court.”

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MANAFORT (R)

“Manafort is one of a number of members of Trump’s inner circle who have cut deals with the special counsel’s office, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Manafort deputy Rick Gates. In recent weeks, it has also become common knowledge among close friends of Michael Cohen,Trump’s former personal attorney, that Cohen is talking to the Mueller team, according to people familiar with the situation.”

“The extent and purpose of those talks is not entirely clear. Last month, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of tax evasion, lying to a bank, and campaign-finance violations. During his allocution in front of a packed courtroom, Cohen read carefully chosen words stating that Trump had directed him to make payments to two women who had alleged affairs with the then-candidate, implicating the president as his co-conspirator. Trump subsequently criticized Cohen, contrasting his disloyalty with the contemporaneous actions of Manafort, who he tweeted had “refused to break” by making up stories in order to get a deal. “Such respect for a brave man!” he added. (Trump has denied sexual relationships with both women, and has maintained that he did nothing wrong.)”

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COHEN

“For months, Cohen has appeared to signal his willingness to cooperate with the government, both with the Southern District of Ny and the special counsel’s office. While prosecutors for the Southern District did not initially approach Cohen about a cooperating agreement before he pleaded guilty, many speculated that he could still cut a deal in the months between the plea and his sentencing in December. Those familiar with Cohen’s thinking were unsure about what he might have to offer prosecutors, but because he had worked so closely with Trump and his family for more than a decade, it was assumed that he could potentially be a useful corroborating witness.”

“It is a remarkable reversal from a year ago, when Cohen told me he would take a bullet for the president. But Cohen has now been squeezed financially, emotionally, and legally in a way he could not have imagined. Since last month, his primary concern has been his family—what a prison sentence could mean for them, and what his financial situation will look like, given his mounting legal bills and lack of income. He had expressed to friends that he was willing to share what he knows, both because he wants to be on the right side of history, and to spare them. As one longtime friend of Cohen’s put it to me, “He doesn’t feel he needs to go out of his way to protect Trump anymore, particularly because Trump has gone out of his way to hurt Michael.” Earlier this week, Cohen and his attorney sat down with NY state tax-department officials, who subpoenaed him last month as part of their inquiry into the Trump Foundation.”

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“According to people close to him, Cohen closely watched the White House’s reaction to his allocution in court last month. He listened as Trump railed against anyone who makes a plea deal, telling Fox News that cooperating with the government “almost ought to be outlawed.”

“In conversations with Mueller’s team, he is making good on what he told ABC earlier this summer: that his loyalty to Trump is no longer his lodestar.”

5 comments

  1. Just out of interest if Mueller had enough information and proof to charge Trump with crimes, such as obstruction of justice, or even working with Russian agents, what would then happen? Would the FBI ever walk into the White House and actually arrest Trump and lead him out in handcuffs (which I would love to see), or would they do it another way?

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    • Dear Joanne the geek,

      Good question. I suspect that the FBI would deliver its findings to the US Congress which is just another reason that it is important for democrats to win back the majority of seats in both houses.

      Hugs, Gronda

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