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Wed Feb 27, 2019, 08:04 PM

RICO is Bigly..





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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 08:06 PM

1. i always assumed this..that's why Mueller referred Cohen to where he did..

….smart move on all parts!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:28 PM

5. He'd already testified to that previously. And it has been investigated...

by other authorities, which was why he could talk about it. This was nothing new. He just repeated what he'd said earlier, when someone else asked first.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:47 PM

10. yes, but it was good for the entire country to hear Cohen's testimony in person, live

The guy had nothing to gain by testifying since he's already been sentenced. I had thought he'd maybe get some time shaved off his 3-year sentence. But apparently not - i heard today on MSNBC he's not getting any favors by testifying.
If anyone is on the bench about Cohen's mea culpa whose trying to get on the right side of history, Cohen's answers would have convinced them provided they keep an open mind and haven't drank the Republican Koolaid of blind loyalty to the Idiot no matter what else becomes known about him, his thuggish character, his shady business deals, or what crimes he's committed.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:53 PM

11. +1000.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:55 PM

13. He had testified to it earlier...at the hearing.

Cortez brought it up again and applied it to a golf course in her area and called attention to it. But it had been touched on in earlier testimony. That's all I'm saying. She didn't "get him to admit tax fraud." He had already explained that earlier that day. I was just clarifying.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 10:04 PM

14. Do you see what she's doing? It's trial by media. Smart.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 10:15 PM

16. I just pointed out the error in the OP, that Cortez "got him to admit tax fraud."

That's inaccurate.

Assuming we still care about accuracy.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 08:11 PM

2. K&R x 100000000000000000000000000000000000000!!!

You go, AOC!

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 08:59 PM

3. My support for AOC has been somewhat tepid up to now

I saw her questioning of Cohen today. She did it very skillfully and to the point. Very well done indeed. I was very impressed by her today.

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Response to calguy (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:38 PM

7. With you on that - she focused on the money

I thought he question time was one of the most important if not the most important.

AOC is really sharp - she cuts directly to the heart of the problem quickly and without a lot of side roads.
Sometimes the bartenders and the janitors are the sharpest minds in the room.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:27 PM

4. He'd already said that previously. He just repeated it. She didn't create a new charge.

This was investigated by SDNY or Mueller or whoever, which was why he could talk about it.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:35 PM

6. First rule of courtroom examination

Never ask a question you don't already know the answer to. AOC knew the answers, and Cohen knew she knew, and they both knew where they stood.

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Response to localroger (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:39 PM

8. Just correcting the misunderstanding of the OP...

that she had "gotten him to admit tax fraud." That wasn't the case. It was investigated already by Mueller and SDNY or whoever. And he had testified to it previously at the hearing. I think she even referred to his earlier testimony. So this was not a new issue.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 08:09 PM

18. And the point wasn't that it was a new charge

The real point was the "who else knew, where would we find the evidence" questions. Because while the FBI might have that info too, now the House has it and they can write some subpoenas.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:39 PM

9. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread pbmus.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 09:54 PM

12. There was zero grandstanding. She went straight to the point. Love it.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 10:07 PM

15. RICO... take him down!

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 09:14 AM

17. Sharp, to the point, brought up corruption in her own district

Solidified the pattern of tax cheating by undervalueing assets. Good television. Would have asked a few “how so” Or “please describe” questions in follow up, but the use of time was very effective. Summary: he’s a cheater, we’re going after his taxes, all New York and Florida dealings, freight train’s coming at him.

Interesting. Cohen said trump applied for tax reductions. Theses applications in Florida would be public record.

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