Prosecutors cited the comments by Trump on TV on Thursday and earlier statements by another putative client, Fox News host Sean Hannity, minimizing their relationships with Cohen. "I'm on the other line with my lawyers..."
The first idiot bombshell was about the Stormy Daniels case.
"During the corresponding raids, the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized various electronic devices and documents in my possession, which contain information relating to the $130,000 payment to Plaintiff Stephanie Clifford at the center of this case, and my communications with counsel, Brent Blakely, relating to this action", said Cohen in a court filing that took place on Wednesday. That always sounded like a lie, and Trump admitted as much this morning.
Trump's comments in an interview with Fox & Friends were the first time he has conceded his connection to Cohen's deal with Stormy Daniels, who says she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, after Trump's marriage and the birth of his youngest son. "There were no campaign funds going into this, which would have been a problem".
Trump, who has denied having an affair with Daniels, said Cohen did nothing wrong in representing him in the Daniels case.
"These critical decisions concerning a sacred privilege are not for a team of prosecutors to make", Trump attorney Joanna Hendon wrote in a court filing last week. The key issue here is that the Cohen "acting alone" farce is now exposed.
"Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen previously represented to the American people that Mr. Cohen acted on his own and Mr. Trump knew nothing about the agreement with my client, the $130k payment, etc". If Trump paid the money, he has to account for where it came from.
Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Daniels's attorney called that a "hugely damaging admission".
'Our Justice Department, which I try to stay away from, which at some point I won't, ' Trump said, as he complained about the Russian Federation probe, which began after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself and his deputy Rod Rosenstein named Mueller special counsel.
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That was when they trailed the Utah Jazz 71-46 with 8:30 remaining in the third quarter, while trailing Utah 3-1 in the series. In order for Oklahoma City to extend the series to a Game 7, they'll surely need the effort to be there from the opening tip.
Cohen's attorney argued Jones should also be allowed to set aside material that is not responsive to the search warrants served this month, such as family photos or personal medical records. "Michael is a businessman".
"Michael is in business, he is really a businessman, at fairly big businesses, I understand", Trump said.
'We'd talk to you all day but it looks like you have a million things to do, ' Kilmeade told him.
Trump described Cohen as one of many members of his legal network. "I'll wait until this is over", Trump said.
"Michael Cohen can take the Fifth Amendment", declared Wine-Banks.
Those were the two legal arguments Trump actively destroyed today.
Wood called her "in my view, the person best qualified".
I just want you to remember that this is what Trump volunteered to his friendly media mouthpieces. He has acknowledged that the Justice Department's inspector general, which has been investigating the FBI's actions during the Hillary Clinton email probe, was examining whether Comey had complied with Federal Bureau of Investigation policy in how he produced and stored the memos.
"The mob takes the Fifth", Trump said at a September 2016 campaign rally. He needs to be put in the Hannibal Lecter mask.