FBI raids Michael Cohen's office (Trump personal Lawyer)

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US Attorney Rachel Maimin informed the Federal Court today that prosecutors would be providing the reconstructed contents of shredding machines in the next few days recovered from Cohen's office

Former FBI agents said that if admissible court evidence was recovered from the Shredder it is a good sign the FBI raid was justified as evidence would be in the process of being destroyed

Court reporters say the recovered documents which were put back together by the FBI will be submitted to the Special Master in the next 3 weeks for review to ensure they do not violate attorney-Client privilege and can be used in the case.
 
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After the documents were seized from Cohen and allowed to be inspected by a 3rd party for attorney/client privilege it was ruled that 3.7 million documents seized from Cohen would be allowed to be submitted as evidence in his case. The documents were provided to Cohen's lawyers by the judge on their request to review them and they were given a time line until this Friday to view the documents before they are turned over to Federal Prosecutors

The Special Master who reviewed the first 300,000 documents reported that only 162 were covered by attorney-client privilege and they will be protected

Cohen's attorneys have been viewing the documents and per breaking news this morning a person with the law firm has told ABC News after reviewing the documents that Cohen Attorneys Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison would not be representing him going forward with the case.

This means that Cohen no has no legal representation in his case and it is expected he will cooperate with the Feds now due to this latest news

https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-law...perate-attorneys-leave-case/story?id=55861988
 
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It is also of note that 3 specific documents seized that Trump, the Trump Org, and Cohen had asked to be protected under attorney/client privilege request was denied by the Special Master and will be allowed to be submitted as evidence
Interesting, I've always figured if there was something to get Trump on, this would be the place to get some dirt.
 
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This means that Cohen no has no legal representation in his case and it is expected he will cooperate with the Feds now due to this latest news

https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-law...perate-attorneys-leave-case/story?id=55861988
Or it means these lawyers were hired for a specific area of defense and now Cohen's re-lawyering.

The article is lacking one essential element; facts. It's replete with supposition supported by the ever present anonymous source. Wouldn't get my hopes up just yet if I were you.
 
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Or it means these lawyers were hired for a specific area of defense and now Cohen's re-lawyering.

The article is lacking one essential element; facts. It's replete with supposition supported by the ever present anonymous source. Wouldn't get my hopes up just yet if I were you.
I thought that too before I posted it but this caught my eye.
source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News

That is different than a confidential informant...and I'm pretty sure I know who their informant is


https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1006910332663750656

https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1006935096996352000
 
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I thought that too before I posted it but this caught my eye.
source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News

That is different than a confidential informant...and I'm pretty sure I know who their informant is


https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1006910332663750656


https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1006935096996352000
Still speculation. Time will ferret out what is and isn't the truth.
 

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I won't personally make any assumption as to what Mueller has on Trump (or doesn't have). Trump may come out clean for all I know. However, I'm pretty sure that Cohen is screwed.

That makes this all really interesting because I have listened to reports of people who have talked to Cohen directly and were then asked about him flipping. None of them mentioned a word about their potentially not being anything to make it worth a flip. Meaning no one is questioning whether Cohen actually has dirt. All the talk is about "loyalty".

That certainly doesn't make it a done deal that he has something to give prosecutors, but it does make me believe that Trump is worried about what he might say.
 
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Still speculation. Time will ferret out what is and isn't the truth.
Yeah...speculation is rampant right now.

George Stephanopoulos reporting that Cohen is losing legal team and will likely cooperate with the Feds

Wall Street Journal Reporting that change is coming to Cohen legal team, but Cohen still considering cooperating with Feds but hasn't made up his mind

CNN reporting that Cohen has not yet met with Feds to work out a potential deal and don't know if either side is seeking one

New York Times reporting Cohen is changing lawyers because he is having trouble paying his legal fees
 
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MSNBC reporting that Federal Prosecutors have contacted Cohen's attorneys and informed them they were preparing paperwork for an arrest warrant for Cohen and that Cohen should prepare to turn himself in.

Cohen has not been charged with a crime up to this point but it seems like that is about to change
 
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MSNBC reporting that Federal Prosecutors have contacted Cohen's attorneys and informed them they were preparing paperwork for an arrest warrant for Cohen and that Cohen should prepare to turn himself in.

Cohen has not been charged with a crime up to this point but it seems like that is about to change
Be interesting to see if he's offered a deal to flip. Assuming he has something material to offer.
 

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MSNBC reporting that Federal Prosecutors have contacted Cohen's attorneys and informed them they were preparing paperwork for an arrest warrant for Cohen and that Cohen should prepare to turn himself in.

Cohen has not been charged with a crime up to this point but it seems like that is about to change
That has to be the funniest thing I have read today. Notice the one glaring factual error in what you just posted.

What Attorney's they quit.
 

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I thought that too before I posted it but this caught my eye.
source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News

That is different than a confidential informant...and I'm pretty sure I know who their informant is


https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1006910332663750656



https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1006935096996352000
This guy is a hoot. There is nothing illegal about paying off a porn star. The judge in the case already told him to take a hike and quit lying to her. Really bad source.

Only three documents Trump was worried about out of 3 million. Not much there on Trump. Love to know what is in those docs and whether they relate to this case. If they don't fruit of the poisonous tree and they are irrelevant.
 
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This guy is a hoot. There is nothing illegal about paying off a porn star. The judge in the case already told him to take a hike and quit lying to her. Really bad source.

Only three documents Trump was worried about out of 3 million. Not much there on Trump. Love to know what is in those docs and whether they relate to this case. If they don't fruit of the poisonous tree and they are irrelevant.
Ohh I seriously doubt any of this will harm Trump....but it might take out a few of Trump's close friends and Cohen is going down hard because he is a legit slime ball.