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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:32 am 
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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say

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As attorneys for Michael Cohen rush to meet Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a privilege review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York properties and law office, a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that the law firm handling the case for Cohen is not expected to represent him going forward.

To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.

No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time.

Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, sources said. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.


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Earlier this week, Cohen told friends he expected to be arrested any day now.

And fllipping is something criminals do on one another.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:36 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:50 am 
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Smart move by Cohen if he flips. No point spending the rest of your life in jail when you have a family, for someone that would throw you under a bus at the drop of a hat.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:54 am 
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Smart move by Cohen if he flips. No point spending the rest of your life in jail when you have a family, for someone that would throw you under a bus at the drop of a hat.

I admit I am fuzzy on why he wouldnt just wait for a pardon.

If it is STATE Charges, I know why, but I am fuzzy on that too as in which are state and which are not.

There are so many criminals and crimes both state and federal surrounding rump the traitor it is hard to keep track which ones he can pardon and not and so on. What a filthy bunch of prick traitors and this includes every American who does not LOUDLY denounce them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:02 pm 
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I admit I am fuzzy on why he wouldnt just wait for a pardon.

If it is STATE Charges, I know why, but I am fuzzy on that too as in which are state and which are not.

There are so many criminals and crimes both state and federal surrounding rump the traitor it is hard to keep track which ones he can pardon and not and so on. What a filthy bunch of prick traitors and this includes every American who does not LOUDLY denounce them.


Lots of the charges will be coordinated with state.

But, good luck attempting a preemptive pardon on someone tied to his own crimes. That's not what pardons were designed for. I'm sure he'll try it.

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Smart move by Cohen if he flips. No point spending the rest of your life in jail when you have a family, for someone that would throw you under a bus at the drop of a hat.

he knows what he can tell is Never going to get him a pardon.

groper will fuck him and he knows it.
this guy has way too much in-house info to "believe" groper would pardon him.
hell, he's paid off more people than groper has Ever, or will ever, pardon.

groper fucks everyone who quits him.
poor kellyanne. :rw) :rw) shes stuck like white on rice.

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From an attorney who has prosecuted this stuff before...

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1/ Today @abcnews reported that Michael Cohen is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in Manhattan. He has reportedly fired his defense attorneys.

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2/ It’s not surprising that Cohen is moving towards cooperation, if the @abcnews reports are correct. When the FBI executes a search warrant at your home and office, you’re in trouble. The judge in the Stormy Daniels case concluded Cohen is likely to be charged, and he’s right.

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3/ Although Cohen is cooperating with federal prosecutors in Manhattan (not Mueller’s team), cooperation deals typically require the cooperator to provide all information about any criminal activity he knows about. Prosecutors then share that info with other jurisdictions.

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4/ Assuming that Cohen has information that will be useful to law enforcement—information that will lead to charges against others—he will get a deal. But one unusual complication is that Cohen is an attorney and some information he has may be about former clients.

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5/ There are ample examples of attorneys who are prosecuted—I tried and convicted one—but when they cooperate, everyone involved needs to make sure attorney-client privilege is respected.

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6/ Most conversations involving criminal activity likely won’t be privileged because they don’t involve legal advice. Only conversations about legal advice are privileged. A conversation about legal advice isn’t privileged if the advice is used to further the crime.

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7/ That last sentence is called the “crime/fraud” exception to attorney-client privilege. It’s more limited than some commentators suggest, but combined with the fact that most criminal conversations aren’t about legal advice, likely few of Cohen’s conversations were privileged.

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8/ It’s also worth noting that federal prosecutors allege that Cohen didn’t practice law much, and thus far the documents they seized are consistent with that allegation. The retired judge reviewing the Cohen documents found that less than 1/10th of one percent were privileged.

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9/ So if Cohen cooperates, he will have to tell almost all of what he knows about criminal activity to federal prosecutors, who can share that info with Mueller, other federal prosecutors, and state prosecutors.

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10/ Trump could derail all of this with a pardon of Cohen. His recent talk of pardons appears to be an attempt to reduce the political damage of giving pardons. If Trump pardoned Cohen for federal crimes, state prosecutors would have to use the evidence gathered by the FBI.

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11/ That could result in a cooperation deal for state, not federal authorities. By moving towards cooperation now, Cohen is signaling that he doesn’t believe he will receive a pardon—or he’s trying to get one sooner rather than later.

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12/ Regardless of how it plays out, Cohen’s cooperation is a blow to the Trump team and could strengthen the case Mueller is building. How much it helps Mueller depends on what Cohen knows and how forthcoming he is. /end

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:03 pm 
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Again, if a President can't pardon himself as per Nixon, I don't see how he can pardon people conspiring with his crimes.

The president is not above the law. I know he will try, but I can't see it holding on a review if there is a judicial review on the matter. If it does, it means the president is above the law. And once a president is above the law, there is no democracy.

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