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Keep in mind that the jury did not acquit Manafort on the 10 other counts but rather, they hung.

Posted on 08/22/2018, in politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Someone on the news this morning (I forget who) brought up an interesting point–Trump is so focused on Russia that he is blinding himself to the trouble stemming from Cohen’s accusations. The President of the United States has just been accused of committing crimes by someone in his former inner circle. This could get ugly.

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    • I’m waiting for Trump to begin viciously attacking Cohen on Twitter. He has attacked Comey, Stormy Daniels, Omarosa, and Jeff Sessions via tweet. He hasn’t been too harsh on Cohen thus far, and has simply allowed Giuliani to publicly attacked him and try to discredit him, but I’m interested to see if he’ll be able to resist doing so.

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      • The Warner,
        It was reported today that Trump praised Manafort for not folding like Cohen. I could almost understand why he would say that if Manafort had been acquitted, but he wasn’t. Guiliani and some of Trump’s other flying monkeys will most likely go on the attack on Trump’s behalf.

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        • I was waiting for the tweets to become more vicious, and judging from this morning’s he’s getting there. Saw that coming.

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          • Well, we didn’t have to wait for long. LOL! Trump is now telling people not to use Cohen’s services. I’m not sure how the NY Bar operates, but I seriously doubt if Cohen can legally practice law now anyway since he has plead to felonies.

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            • That tweet is hilarious! 😂😂😂 Especially since Cohen will undoubtedly be disbarred.

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            • Exactly! Along with that, when news broke about Cohen being Trump’s personal lawyer, it was said that Cohen did very little legal work. He was a “fixer”. So, maybe that is what Trump is referring to. 🙂

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    • Brendan,
      Good point. He’s like Al Capone going on trial for income tax evasion while saying, “Where’s the murders? I’ve committed no murders.” Capone’s bookkeeper was instrumental in Capone going to trial for tax evasion and here we have Cohen implicating that the actions he admitted to being crimes, were done at the direction of Trump. Mueller is chopping at the tree from the top limbs. He’s getting to the root of conspiring with Russia.

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  2. Batten down the hatches. Most likely a twitter storm is on its way!

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  3. I recall the point in time when criminal investigations into the Nixon White house crossed the Rubicon, so to speak. It occurred when the President was implicated in a criminal act. From then on, there was no turning back. The noose around his neck got tighter and tighter until he was forced to resign in disgrace.

    Yesterday’s admission by Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen may mark a similar point of no return. Unlike the narrowly-focused Clinton saga (i.e. the Monica Lewinsky affair), the criminality surrounding this President is both vast and profound involving numerous individuals and charges as well as foreign actors and attempts to corrupt the democratic process of our nation. Not even Nixon’s crimes were as potentially egregious as these.

    The issue of whether a sitting U.S. President can be criminally prosecuted has never been constitutionally resolved. However, some are now exploring that legal option; and, it will surely be pursued if Cohen gives federal prosecutors information that implicates Trump in the Russian computer hacking of the DNC during the 2016 election.

    Much depends on the November midterms. If Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, the tide of momentum will be too much for Trump-defending Republicans to resist concerning both impeachment and criminal prosecution.

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    • Robert,
      What the GOP Congress has done and is doing, is trying to normalize suspected criminal behavior by politicians, including the president. Under judicial circumstances, it would be called “jury nullification”. It’s a failure to recognize that a crime is a crime that has been committed. As you have stated in other words, the November midterms are crucial. It’s like giving Americans a new jury who believes that no one is above the law.

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  5. Dear Xena and Friends,

    Senator Lindsey Graham is floating the idea that the AG Sessions should be fired after Nov. 2018 elections. For me, this is a signal as to when the GOP would like to end this FBI Trump-Russia probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III.

    Sen McCain ought to give his best friend a boxing in his ear.

    Tomorrow, I’ll be contacting US Senators offices regarding these so called plans.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Gronda,
      They, including Sessions, supported and voted for the “You’re fired” guy. What I’m wondering is, who in their right mind would want to take Sessions’ place?

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  6. …And to think that there are people serving decades in jail for far less assuming if they did anything at all compared to these politicians. SMH.

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