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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Micheal Cohen Plea Deal Involves Jail Time; Will Not Cooperate With Government

Update 5: The charges filed against Cohen have been disclosed, and according to Bloomberg they are as follows:
Charges 1-5: Evading personal income tax
Charge 6: False statement to financial institution
Charge 7: Causing unlawful corporate campaign contribution
Charge 8: Making an excessive campaign contribution in October 2016

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Update 4: Bloomberg confirms that Cohen is pleading guilty to 8 counts related to tax and bank fraud, and that Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein signed off on his plea deal, adding that "Investigators have looked into Cohen’s role in payments to silence two women who say they had affairs with Trump: Stephanie Clifford, an adult film actress better known as Stormy Daniels, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal."


Update 3: The NYT confirms that Michael Cohen's plea deal does not involve co-operation with the government, but will include jail time. The plea deal will include tax fraud and bank fraud.

According to Harry Sandick, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan, there could be several reasons for Cohen to plead guilty without a cooperation deal, according. As Bloomberg notes, it’s possible that federal prosecutors don’t consider his information valuable or view him as a worthy witness. But that could change.

“It could mean that they don’t need him or don’t trust him, or just aren’t ready to cut the deal yet,” said Sandick, now a defense attorney at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. “Trump might be happy if there’s no cooperation today, but there could be cooperation in the future."

As Bloomberg also adds, the charges against Cohen could expose Trump to new risks. Few deputies at his namesake company were as involved in its various dealings as Cohen. With an office on the 26th floor in Trump Tower that was just a few feet away from his boss’s, Cohen styled himself as a loyal attack dog - upbraiding reporters in efforts to kill unflattering news articles and arranging deals to stifle accusations by women who alleged extramarital affairs.



Anonymous said...

And no collusion. 150 million dollar investigation for this?? sad

Anonymous said...

Lies and infidelity, pay offs, illegal dealings, and more lies.

I'm not sure what's worse... Trump.... or Trump impeached leaving Pence at the helm.

God help us all.

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you share with your attorney: the bar association has allowed a game changes when Cohen's office was raided.

Anonymous said...

I said this before. I don't care who Trump slept with before he even ran for President and I don't care now. OUR President is doing a good job and I hope he continues thumbing his nose at all the losing libs.

Anonymous said...

Cohen does not have to co-operate. With what he confessed to, he already put Trump in gunsights for impeachment for intentionally having someone violate campaign finance laws. Trump is toast, Once the democrats take back the house. And they will easily win 40 seats in in the House in November if not more.

Anonymous said...

When you lie ( or lie) with dogs you will get fleas

Anonymous said...

That being done, now, let's get to the real meat, the Democrats, led by none other than Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Anonymous said...

2:32 and 3:27 at least you get it. Most of the liberal morons don't have a clue.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Really believe that do you? I guess November will be yet another reason for you to go cry in your beer, or latte or whatever you libs drink - MAGA!

Anonymous said...

Lets get the Republican and the Democrats who broke the law. Are only the Democrats the criminals

Anonymous said...


MAGA - Morons Are Governing America!

Also, I do believe that... and hey dunderhead, I'm a conservative to happens to be able to think for himself and not just tow the line without question...

Ya'll need to start holding ALL parties to the same standards, look at all of them with the same scrutiny... and if you don't.. .then YOU are the problem.

Anonymous said...

WOAH they do exist!

Anonymous said...

I feel like I've spotted a unicorn. A Republican who can think for themselves, not how Trump tells them to