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Post by SLQ » Tue May 22, 2018 7:59 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:57 am
Am I reading this right? Broidy pays Brechard 1.6 mil to keep Brechard quiet about pregnancy/abortion from David Dennison, meets Trump the day after the down payment. All while finding himself in a position to win a $600 million contract from UAE?

Sounds...interesting.
Yes. However, a wrinkle is that Cohen used the same psueodnyms for the Stormy Daniels hush agreement and the Broidy hush agreement: David Dennison and Peggy Peterson. This could mean that Broidy was covering for Trump. :shock: Or it could mean that Cohen is not a very smart lawyer. :idea:



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Post by Kendra » Tue May 22, 2018 8:06 pm

:?: :?:

I have been struggling to make sense of this taxi medallion thing (being a west coast person who doesn't use taxis ever), I think the formal announcement I linked upthread has sorted it out for me. I hope.

Would this payment collected and not submitted to the proper authority be similar to businesses that collect sales tax and keep the $$$ instead of submitting it the Department of Revenue or other appropriate state agency? As a consumer, I'd be pizzed off to have to pay a legal tax and to find it wasn't turned over to the appropriate agency.



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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue May 22, 2018 9:18 pm

Beauchamp's nonsense was mis-filed as ECF 59. The couret index indicates ECF 59 was supposed to be an order. An order requiring Avenatti to provide information about what he was planning to do at the hearing (although the judge doesn't pick on him; she says "the parties and Proposed Intervenor"):
Date Filed # Docket Text
05/22/2018 59 ORDER as to In the Matter of Search Warrants Executed on April 9, 2018. In order for the parties to have a fuller report from Special Master Barbara Jones at the next conference, the Court adjourns the conference previously scheduled for May 24, 2018, to May 30, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 26A.The Court directs the parties and Proposed Intervenor Stephanie Clifford to file a joint letter by May 25, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., setting forth a proposed agenda for the May 30 conference. SO ORDERED. (Status Conference set for 5/30/2018 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 26A, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Kimba M. Wood.) (Signed by Judge Kimba M. Wood on 5/22/2018)(ft) (Entered: 05/22/2018)



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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Sam the Centipede » Tue May 22, 2018 11:26 pm

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SLQ wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:59 pm
:snippity: However, a wrinkle is that Cohen used the same psueodnyms for the Stormy Daniels hush agreement and the Broidy hush agreement: David Dennison and Peggy Peterson. This could mean that Broidy was covering for Trump. :shock: Or it could mean that Cohen is not a very smart lawyer. :idea:
The talk of not very smart lawyers and pseudonyms made me think of Orly Taitz. Imagine how she'd be squealing if she were anti-Trump rather than supportive of his racism, sexism, bigotry and lying. Taitz developed a demented and wholly untrue fantasy about Barack Obama using the Social Security Number of Harrison Bounel and she and others claimed Obama had aliases, although it was never clear why using variations of his actual name might be such a high crime and misdemeanor.

But do we hear anything from those self-identifying warriors for justice, truth and morality when their appalling guy actually uses a pseudonym and pays hush money to cover up his disgusting behavior? Of course not! IOKIYAR has never been truer.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue May 22, 2018 11:29 pm

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The birfers also made a big deal of the "fact" that Barack Obama was actually Barry Soetoro. And that he was not using his birth name.

What made this pathetic is that the birfers didn't seem to mind when Leslie Lynch King, Jr. or William Jefferson Blythe, III changed their names before they became President.



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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Kendra » Wed May 23, 2018 9:02 am


“I am one of thousands of medallion owners who entrust management companies to operate my medallions according to the rules of the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission. Gene Freidman and I are not partners and have never been partners in this business or any other.” #MediaWrongAgain



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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed May 23, 2018 11:36 am

The Court has now cleaned up the ECF file. The court's order is ECF 59 (attached). Beauchamp's motion to intervene is now ECF 60.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Kendra » Wed May 23, 2018 11:42 am


Maybe all of you #haters #trolls missed the memo but @TheOnion is a news “SATIRE” Organization. That means...it’s not real! #GetALife



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Post by Kendra » Wed May 23, 2018 11:44 am


The problem today is if you don’t watch the news on television/cable and/or read the newspapers, you are uninformed. However, if you do watch the news on television/cable and/or read the newspapers, you are misinformed. #TheTruthWillComeOut #HatersNeverWin #MAGA



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Post by Kendra » Wed May 23, 2018 12:32 pm

http:// www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44215656
Edit: Edit, breaking link
Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.

The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law.

The meeting at the White House was last June.

Shortly after the Ukrainian president returned home, his country's anti-corruption agency stopped its investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

A high-ranking Ukrainian intelligence officer in Poroshenko's administration described what happened before the visit to the White House.

Cohen was brought in, he said, because Ukraine's registered lobbyists and embassy in Washington DC could get Poroshenko little more than a brief photo-op with Trump. Poroshenko needed something that could be portrayed as "talks".

This senior official's account is as follows - Poroshenko decided to establish a back channel to Trump. The task was given to a former aide, who asked a loyal Ukrainian MP for help.

He in turn used personal contacts in a Jewish charity in New York state, Chabad of Port Washington. This eventually led to Michael Cohen, the president's lawyer and trusted fixer. Cohen was paid $400,000.

There is no suggestion that Trump knew about the payment.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed May 23, 2018 12:40 pm

Sleazy but not illegal as long as Cohen registered as a foreign agent. I'm sure he did. :sarcasm:



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Post by Turtle » Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 pm

There is no suggestion that Trump knew about the payment.
I'm sure Rudy will be out shortly to clear this up.



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Post by Mikedunford » Wed May 23, 2018 1:46 pm

Turtle wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 pm
There is no suggestion that Trump knew about the payment.
I'm sure Rudy will be out shortly to clear this up.
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Post by much ado » Wed May 23, 2018 1:54 pm

Mikedunford wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:46 pm
Turtle wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 pm
There is no suggestion that Trump knew about the payment.
I'm sure Rudy will be out shortly to clear this up.
:pray: and :cantlook: in equal measure.
With a little :lol: I hope.



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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by SLQ » Wed May 23, 2018 2:31 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Sleazy but not illegal as long as Cohen registered as a foreign agent. I'm sure he did. :sarcasm:
Sure, and I'm sure in that hypothetical registration, he also disclosed that he contined to be paid $35k a month by Trump through at least the end of 2017. :liar:



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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Turtle » Wed May 23, 2018 2:34 pm

SLQ wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Sleazy but not illegal as long as Cohen registered as a foreign agent. I'm sure he did. :sarcasm:
Sure, and I'm sure in that hypothetical registration, he also disclosed that he contined to be paid $35k a month by Trump through at least the end of 2017. :liar:
Can this stuff be filed retroactively? Asking for a friend.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed May 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Turtle wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:34 pm
SLQ wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Sleazy but not illegal as long as Cohen registered as a foreign agent. I'm sure he did. :sarcasm:
Sure, and I'm sure in that hypothetical registration, he also disclosed that he contined to be paid $35k a month by Trump through at least the end of 2017. :liar:
Can this stuff be filed retroactively? Asking for a friend.
Manafort did. Look how much it helped him.



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Post by Grumpy Old Guy » Wed May 23, 2018 3:40 pm

Don’t be too hard on Mikey. At least he found a client who paid.



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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Kendra » Wed May 23, 2018 3:44 pm

Grumpy Old Guy wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 3:40 pm
Don’t be too hard on Mikey. At least he found a client who paid.
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Post by GreatGrey » Fri May 25, 2018 1:50 am

DENINED!

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Post by Kendra » Fri May 25, 2018 2:36 pm

https://forward.com/news/national/40176 ... taxi-king/
Michael Cohen’s use of his Trump Organization email to conduct his taxi business has become more legally significant after his former medallion manager, Evgeny Freidman, agreed to work with federal prosecutors as part of a plea deal, according to experts and reports.

That’s because public records obtained exclusively by the Forward show that Cohen used his Trump email on multiple occasions to conduct business for his NY Funky Taxi Corp. medallion, which Freidman managed since at least 2012. Cohen’s taxi dealings were part of records seized by federal investigators after they raided his home and office.

David Shapiro, a financial crimes expert and former FBI forensics investigator, told the Forward that Cohen’s use of the “trumporg.com” address makes it much harder for him to argue he was only acting in a legal capacity for the company. Shapiro also said that it potentially exposes other members of the Trump Organization to federal investigations if Freidman testifies against Cohen.

“He’s conducting business, he’s not practicing law. There’s a potential conspiracy charge [against the Trump Organization],” Shapiro said.

I am really astounded by the sloppiness of it all. It’s so careless.”



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri May 25, 2018 4:12 pm

As ordered, the Government has filed a letter about what everyone wants at the conference on May 30, 2018.

The parties want the special master to give an update. Avenatti of course wants his pro hac application to be considered :mememe: and Cohen says it's not ripe :fingerwag: since Clifford's motion to intervene is being held in abeyance.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by kate520 » Fri May 25, 2018 4:52 pm

“I am really astounded by the sloppiness of it all. It’s so careless.”
:yeah:

I've always thought organized crime would be more, you know, organized.


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Post by Kendra » Sat May 26, 2018 9:19 am

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ ... ance-chair
RNC Spox Says Cohen Is Still Deputy Finance Chair Despite Criminal Probe
So, what exactly does Cohen do as Deputy Finance Chair? Raise money? Or control money that's already been raised? Decide how the $$ is doled out to campaigns?



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Post by Gregg » Sat May 26, 2018 10:07 pm

Fundraising, the Treasurer is the one who spends the money, usually at the behest of the committee chair.


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