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TomF
04-12-2018, 08:27 PM
Reporting that Cohen may not only have recorded conversations relating to things named in the search warrants, but that these may in fact be in the hands of the FBI.

And Cohen has asked to delay the court processes, and if they proceed on schedule, has indicated that he will plead the 5th.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
04-12-2018, 08:29 PM
When you're working for the mob or the like, it's always good to have a "get out of jail free card"/ "insurance".

skuthorp
04-12-2018, 08:30 PM
Well, even a lawyer needs insurance………………………..

ED. Heh, we had the same idea Bob.:D

ron ll
04-12-2018, 08:38 PM
So if everyone rolls over on their boss to stay out of prison, who does Trump roll over on?

TomF
04-12-2018, 08:38 PM
Of course, nobody would be encouraging Cohen to flip. Not like he would be in a position to know anything.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
04-12-2018, 08:43 PM
We need a law/constitutional amendment: A president cannot pardon their immediate predecessor. Otherwise you get, what a local paper proclaimed upon his death, as "Gerald F@cking Ford". "Healing", my @ss.

TomF
04-12-2018, 08:50 PM
Trump will not be pardoned. And will discover that his powers actually don't extend to self pardoning.

TomF
04-12-2018, 09:05 PM
Reports now that Cohen may have played back some of those tapes to Trump. They not only exist, but Trump knows it, and knows what some of them include.

Again, wow.

Edited to add: Cohen had a reputation within the Trump organization and then the campaign for his habit of recording conversations in his office. That it was open talk that if you did not want the possibility of being recorded, one shouldn't talk in Cohen's office. And that Cohen did play some of those recordings back both to Trump and to some of his associates.

Old Dryfoot
04-12-2018, 09:18 PM
What was that Comey said about hoping there were tapes? :d

C. Ross
04-12-2018, 09:53 PM
President Trump need not worry. Everything he says is measured and thoughtful.

Jim Mahan
04-12-2018, 10:13 PM
What was that Comey said about hoping there were tapes? :d

Wasn't it trmp who said that Comey had better hope there weren't tapes?

birlinn
04-13-2018, 03:00 AM
President Trump need not worry. Everything he says is measured and thoughtful.

Absolutely.
After all he has told us he is a stable genius.

TomF
04-13-2018, 06:13 AM
Lordy.

skuthorp
04-13-2018, 06:26 AM
Jailing a president is I reckon something that other politicians will avoid at almost all costs. The precedent once set could open a can of worms, though the Nuremberg judgements set by an American court have been successfully ignored ever since.

SMARTINSEN
04-13-2018, 06:29 AM
Surreal, perhaps, but I am surprised by none of his. Cohen is skeezy AF. The president too.

The info that we have about the possible tapes comes from the White House, the FBI has been mute. We really do not know what they do or do not have.

Cohen's request for delay in the discovery phase of the Stormy procedings is SOP, normally, the criminal charges would be resolved before the civil, and his i attorneys would have been remiss in their duties if they had not asked. These are not normal times, and there may be other considerations that would influence the judge to not approve the delay.

But, i am only a sea lawyer, you will have to wait for SB for authoritative advice.

Paul Pless
04-13-2018, 06:51 AM
But, i am only a sea lawyer, you will have to wait for SB for authoritative advice.What about BS?

:D

SMARTINSEN
04-13-2018, 06:53 AM
What about BS?

:D

Who?




(copyright JCOSH)

Old Dryfoot
04-13-2018, 08:25 AM
Wasn't it trmp who said that Comey had better hope there weren't tapes?

You're right, I'm thinking about Comey's response during his testimony.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nlZD8-jQrE

Jim Mahan
04-13-2018, 08:58 AM
Now I remember when Comey made that remark and I wondered, if there are 'tapes' wouldn't the director of the FBI already know about them? Answer, not if the tapes were made by some fastidiously paranoid trmp personal lawyer who always hung around the White House and apparently always made recordings of conversations. 'Tapes?' Is it Memorex or is it real?

CWSmith
04-13-2018, 09:15 AM
This just gets better by the day. It's like a stone rolling down hill and gathering momentum. I wonder how many rats will finally be caught up in this net?

Old Dryfoot
04-13-2018, 09:22 AM
"It's like a stone rolling down hill and gathering momentum."

That never ends well.

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/72644000/jpg/_72644320_020843727-1.jpg

CWSmith
04-13-2018, 09:26 AM
"It's like a stone rolling down hill and gathering momentum."

That never ends well.


I bet the people who's home it at least partially missed think it did! :)

By the way, I love that picture! Thank you.