Michael Cohen Flips


#524

According to who?

As for pay to play, the prosecutors seem to think it’s relevant to their case against him. Let’s see where it goes.


#525

Everyone with a pulse including the Judge in the case.

The prosecutors are throwing everything at the wall that they can to see what sticks which is why the judge keeps chastising them for doing so.


#526

Ah. Just a theory then.

The unreasonable Judge, who appears to be being a bit of an ass according to even conservative lawyers skeptical of the Mueller investigation.


#527

There was no other reason for going after Manafort at all much less using a special prosecutor to do so.

They had tried to make a case against him a decade ago but after investigating it thoroughly they dropped it.

Their plan all along has been painfully transparent.


#528

I agree he will be disbarred and likely end up doing some time as well.


#529

I haven’t seen anything suggesting the latter but I can’t see any possibility he avoids disbarment.


#530

He is being investigated for some of the same crimes Manafort is being tried for. Tax evasion, bank fraud, etc. And a slew of other potential crimes like campaign finance crimes. Should they find evidence of these crimes, then I suspect he will serve time. Federal prosecutions have a 92% conviction rate for a reason. They rarely bring cases to trial unless they pretty well have the person dead to rights.


#531

but not connected to the Trump campaign…


#532

Nothing Burgers… and yawn fries…


#533

Are you putting on weight?


#534

So, you’ve gone from, “not during the Trump campaign” to “not connected to the Trump campaign.”

This is good. Because it shows a slow but accelerating acceptance of the facts.

The dogged insistence that the Manafort charges were all 10 years ago and all previously dismissed by Rosenstein no longer holds water once you’ve accepted this fundamental fact about the current charges against Manafort.

Good news. We’ve made progress here. Good talk.


#535

If it’s not related to the Russian’s who cares…


#536

No, I’m not sitting at home hoping for an update from nothing burger land…


#537

It’s just unsightly, that’s all.


#539

The FEC is not “headed” by a single person.

It is led by a six-person, bipartisan commission - 3 Dems and 3 Republicans, and requires a 4-person majority for all decisions. One person cannot speak for the commission.


#540

You should make that your logo. It’s all you care about.


#541

OH ■■■■■

Mueller is going to ream Fat Donald HARD.


#542

He flipped!!! He flipped!!! My thread title is now accurate!!!


#543

its the little things


#544

So Mueller and his band of patriots continue to pursue investigative lines that include…

Trump + Russia collusion

Obstruction of justice (offering pardons in exchange for silence)

Trump finances, including money laundering