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    Originally from Business Insider:


    Michael Cohen says Donald Trump told him if one of his kids had to go to prison to 'make sure' it was Donald Jr., not Ivanka


    • Donald Trump's former lawyer claimed that Trump told him Donald Jr. should go to prison rather than Ivanka.
    • Michael Cohen said his former boss gave the instruction when his children were on the verge of being indicted in 2012.
    • Cohen was speaking to MSNBC about the probes into the Trump Organization and the Capitol riot.


    Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen claimed Trump said that if one of his kids had to go to prison over the family business to "make sure" it was Donald Jr., not Ivanka.

    Speaking to MSNBC on Saturday, Cohen said Trump gave him the instruction when his children were on the verge of being indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney's office in 2012.

    "You may recall that there was the district attorney's case here for Trump Soho where it was either Don or Ivanka was in very big trouble as a result of lying about the number of units that had been sold," Cohen told MSNBC's Alex Witt .

    "And Donald said it to me – I mean I wouldn't say it if it wasn't said directly to me – he goes 'if one or the other has to go to prison, make sure that it's Don because Don would be able to handle it.'"

    Cohen spoke to MSNBC about the mounting pressure on the Trump family amid the probes into the Trump Organization's financial dealings and the January 6 riot.

    New York Attorney General Letitia James has said her investigation into the Trump Organization has uncovered "significant evidence" of fraudulent and misleading asset valuations.

    James has taken legal action to enforce the subpoenas issued to Donald Trump and his children Donald Jr. and Ivanka, who she says were "closely involved in the transactions in question."

    Meanwhile, the January 6 committee investigating the insurrection has asked Ivanka Trump to voluntarily cooperate with their probe.

    New York Attorney General Letitia James has said her investigation into the Trump Organization has uncovered "significant evidence" of fraudulent and misleading asset valuations.

    Meanwhile, the January 6 committee investigating the insurrection has asked Ivanka Trump to voluntarily cooperate with their probe.

    Cohen said he believes there is "not a chance" that the former president would offer to cooperate with the investigations to shield his daughter from legal troubles.

    "Donald cares only about Donald, more than he would care about his children," Cohen told MSNBC.

    Trump's former lawyer also said that he believes the chances of the Trump children cooperating with either probe are "slim to none."

    Michael Cohen served as Trump's personal lawyer for more than a decade before being targeted as part of a federal investigation into hush-money payments made to women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump in the 2000s.

    In 2018 Cohen pleaded guilty to several crimes he committed while employed by Trump and was sentenced to three years in federal prison.

    Since then, Cohen has been cooperating with prosecutors in several investigations into Donald Trump and the Trump Organization.
    Michael Cohen says Donald Trump told him if one of his kids had to go to prison to 'make sure' it was Donald Jr., not Ivanka (msn.com)
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    I see one of t-rump’s new whining points is that the 1/6 committee is now going after children. Why did you put children in charge of our country you roaring a-hole?!!

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    I wouldn't trust Michael Cohen any further than I could throw him.
    The man is a convicted liar and a total dirtbag lawyer.
    That said, I hope he can help put the Trumps in big trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    I wouldn't trust Michael Cohen any further than I could throw him.
    The man is a convicted liar and a total dirtbag lawyer.
    That said, I hope he can help put the Trumps in big trouble.
    You are a shrewd judge of character!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    I wouldn't trust Michael Cohen any further than I could throw him.
    The man is a convicted liar and a total dirtbag lawyer.
    That said, I hope he can help put the Trumps in big trouble.
    True, but it appears he is cooperating honestly.
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    The above comment disparaging Cohen reminds me of that funny scene from a Steve Martin comedy where he plays a hoodlum who is informing on his colleagues in court, and one of the defense attorneys points out that he cut a sweetheart deal with the Feds and was a notorious liar, etc. To which Martin sweetly replies, ' yeh, but that doesn't mean I ain't tellin' the truth'.
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    Isn’t there a client privilege thing in these situations….

    No fan of Trump here, but there’s something snivelling, sychophantic, about this guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Isn’t there a client privilege thing in these situations….

    No fan of Trump here, but there’s something snivelling, sychophantic, about this guy.
    not everything that happens between a lawyer and their client is privileged. Telling your lawyer to obstruct justice and make sure your son does his daughter's time would mean Trump was asking Cohen to do something illegal, therefore not covered by privilege.

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    There is no way that daddy would do any time to save any of the kids.

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    And there is no way that I will feel remorse for anything uncomfortable that happens to any of them

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    And yes to the two above posts....

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    I find it hard to believe that Donald feels any care or consideration, even for his family members
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    things are moving more quickly. I doubt anything would surprise me.

    My hope is less concerned with Trump and his family than with the millions of people that became supporters of his and voted for him.

    As this s**t hits the fan, it's my hope a good chunk of them will see the light.
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    Jr posted a truly embarrassing recorded-while-high speech-slurring incoherent screed the other day. If any family members loved Jim, they'd stage an intervention.

    On an individual human being level, it's tragic. Though still criminal and crypro-Nazi.
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    The one where he asserts that "biden is what stands between us and a nuclear-capable China"? The one in which he's not just slurring, but hissing his s's just like papa does when his dental implant comes loose?

    Totally disingenuous question: why would a wealthy guy in his early 40s need such a device in the first place?
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    Seems the noose is tightening, and four months from now, give or take, a lot of things might look very different.
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    Hissing is a sure sign of a snake

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