Monday, April 9, 2018

FBI raid on Trump's Lawyer has just taken place

FBI raid on Trump's Lawyer has just taken place and this indicates an attempted Coup against  POTUS regardless of the legal niceties.

This is now very dangerous and will lead to real fireworks along with all the other distractions now been launched by the DEEP STATE.

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Actions today [raid] will be met w/ swift action.
FBI burning midnight oil.

What to make of the FBI's raid of Michael Cohen's office: A former agent reads the tea leaves
The plot just keeps on thickening.

Monday's news that FBI special agents in New York executed search warrants on the office of President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is just another reason why, as an old colleague of mine said recently, "If I were the subject of a Bob Mueller-led investigation, I'd be peeing my pants."
What today's action demonstrates is that the special counsel is not only conducting a serious investigation of Russia interference in our democracy, and of those U.S. persons who may have colluded or conspired or otherwise enabled it, but a thorough one.
As one who's seen Mueller in action up close and personally for a lot of years, I have long expected nothing less.

What is particularly interesting about today's action, however, is not that it is serious or thorough, but that it was based on a referral from the special counsel to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York.
Media speculation has suggested the primary basis for the referral was the $130,000 "hush money" payment Cohen made to pornographic-film actress Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, who has said repeatedly and quite convincingly that she had an affair with Trump.
But it is quite possible that was not the only basis for the search warrant used to authorize the action. Scope is a big deal in a federal search warrant. Typically, investigators can't just take anything they please. This is particularly true in a search of a lawyer's office, where protection of "privileged information" is the most sacred of legal cows.
According to the New York Times, "the payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of the many topics being investigated, according to a person brief on the search. The FBI also seized emails, tax documents and business records..."

To what do those "seized emails, tax documents and business records" pertain? It was also noted in the NYT piece that records seized included "communications between Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen."

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney

(Aaron Bernstein/REUTERS)
If they only relate to the Cohen-Clifford transaction, they would likely fall directly within the scope of a special counsel referral to SDNY was based solely on a "hush-money" referral. And, rightly so, also fall within the SDNY's jurisdiction as a separate, if possibly related, matter.
But if said documents also provided insight into — or worse, evidence of — other kinds of wrongdoing, particularly if they have relevance to the Russia investigation, that not only bodes badly for the President (Cohen is his personal attorney. Imagine what he knows about a realm of issues), but are eminently less assailable as evidence if they fall under a warrant that is broader in scope than one involving hush money.
But I digress. What is perhaps most telling about this action is that the special counsel, and by extension, the SDNY, had no compulsion about executing a search warrant on the President's personal counsel.

Again, according to the NYT, Cohen's attorney called the search "completely inappropriate and unnecessary." But defense attorneys always say that.
Clearly, the use of a search warrant rather than a subpoena in this instance is another indicator that the special counsel’s prosecutors and investigators (and, now those of the SDNY and FBI New York) don't trust a word the clowns in the Trump administration are telling them.
These prosecutors and investigators don't trust them — and are playing hardball, like they would with a drug dealer or a terrorist, not because they don't like the subject-in-chief or his minions, or because they have a bias against them, but because that trust was long ago violated.
As a result, Trump and company get to face the wrath of a federal investigation scorned. Truth is, it's their own damned fault. If I were in their shoes, I should think I'd be peeing my pants, too.


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