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Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
Tue Jun 19, 2018, 11:50 PM Jun 2018

Trump's personal attorney is 'willing to give info' about the President

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has signaled to friends that he is "willing to give" investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for, and is planning on hiring a new lawyer to handle a possible indictment from federal prosecutors.

"He knows a lot of things about the President and he's not averse to talking in the right situation," one of Cohen's New York friends who is in touch with him told CNN. "If they want information on Trump, he's willing to give it."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/michael-cohen-criminal-lawyer-guy-petrillo/index.html



He also wants Trump to pay his legal bills.

So much for the guy who "would take a bullet" for Trump. Bullets are one thing. Legal bills and prison are other things, apparently, to the #1 fan of Trump.
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Trump's personal attorney is 'willing to give info' about the President (Original Post) Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 OP
But trump has nothing to hide! witch hunt! fake news! coffee boy! michael who? amirite? PSPS Jun 2018 #1
That's right...I'd forgotten they'd said Pappadopolous was nothing more than a coffee boy. Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #10
Trump had a bad day today. Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #11
Duplicate thread, just a different headline, link is below. (Someone just deleted the same thing!) Julian Englis Jun 2018 #2
There was no duplicate when I posted. Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #3
This is a duplicate, see my link to the original below and to other duplicate. Julian Englis Jun 2018 #4
You're confused. This article is not about Cohen hiring a new attorney. That other post... Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #5
No, it the same story with a different headline updated. Check the link out & see. Julian Englis Jun 2018 #6
What is your problem? Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #7
One last try to explain my point: The TPM story links to the CNN story and cites it Julian Englis Jun 2018 #8
Flip ya little rat. denbot Jun 2018 #9
..... trusty elf Jun 2018 #12
he is ready to sing like a bird. olddad56 Jun 2018 #13
Nothing. Putin has worse on Trump. DetlefK Jun 2018 #15
And a money trail exists...I'm sure Mueller is well aware of it too! The ... SWBTATTReg Jun 2018 #16
Yeah well, this is the same schmuck who sold access to 45 truthisfreedom Jun 2018 #14
Cohen is knee deep in Russians. Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #20
Cohen's learning the hard lesson that there's DeminPennswoods Jun 2018 #17
Amazing to think Michael Cohen could save us from this nightmare. Vinca Jun 2018 #18
Do it, Michael! Do it! GoCubsGo Jun 2018 #19
If he has good enough information, he might be able to do no time at all... Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #21

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
10. That's right...I'd forgotten they'd said Pappadopolous was nothing more than a coffee boy.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 02:39 AM
Jun 2018

Trump recently said Cohen had been his lawyer for a while, but he hadn't seen him in a while, or something like that. Yeah...Michael who?

Julian Englis

(2,309 posts)
2. Duplicate thread, just a different headline, link is below. (Someone just deleted the same thing!)
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:10 AM
Jun 2018

If you read the TPM story, they link to the same CNN story, as well as to the Vanity fair story.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142088350

Indeed, someone just self-deleted the same story!

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
3. There was no duplicate when I posted.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:38 AM
Jun 2018

I don't think he self-deleted. And your link post has a different headline because it's a different story. This is not that Cohen got a new attorney. This article is that Cohen (Trump's personal attorney) is going to flip. It's official.

I think the headline is confusing, too.

Julian Englis

(2,309 posts)
4. This is a duplicate, see my link to the original below and to other duplicate.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:48 AM
Jun 2018

This story was already posted, just a different headline.
Here is the original post: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142088350

If you read the TPM story in the first post, the TPM story links to the same CNN story, as well as to the Vanity Fair story.

Read it.

Here's a link to the other duplicate that was already deleted.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2088738

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
5. You're confused. This article is not about Cohen hiring a new attorney. That other post...
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:49 AM
Jun 2018

That other post with the same title...it was posted AFTER mine.

Mine is not the duplicate post. The other one was.

Julian Englis

(2,309 posts)
6. No, it the same story with a different headline updated. Check the link out & see.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:54 AM
Jun 2018

The TPM story links to the same story--click on the link. The TPM story just has a different slant. I found the story 5 hours ago when it was posted and didn't post it, because I checked first.

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
7. What is your problem?
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:57 AM
Jun 2018

I read your post/the article in it. It's about Cohen hiring a new attorney.

This is a story that the new attorney has actually told the authorities that depending on the deal, Cohen is prepared to give information on Trump. And Cohen's friends are reporting that Cohen has said he WILL. And that Cohen wants Trump to pay his legal bills.

That other post is NOT the same story. It was indeed a "breaking" story on CNN at about 10:42 PM. I think they know when there is new information.


Julian Englis

(2,309 posts)
8. One last try to explain my point: The TPM story links to the CNN story and cites it
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:12 AM
Jun 2018

The CNN story, which first published over 8 hours ago, then updated, is cited as a source by the TPM story. Click on the Hyperlink to CNN story in that post--it's the 4th word in the 2d paragraph. It links to the same CNN story that you posted. That was one of the two sources for the TPM story.

The 3d paragraph of the TPM story discusses that Cohen might cooperate with the Feds. It just doesn't mention the source.

Consequently, the CNN story is not different other than being expanded. Citing an anonymous source doesn't make it official. TPM mentions that Cohen might cooperate, it just doesn't mention the source.

DetlefK

(16,423 posts)
15. Nothing. Putin has worse on Trump.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 04:19 AM
Jun 2018

Whatever Cohen rats about Trump, Putin can always say "And now imagine what would happen if I leak what I have on you."

Trump has laundered money for the russian mob. Selling condos in the US far, far above market-value for cash to oligarchs. Now imagine Putin leaking evidence for that to Wikileaks. (Which, btw, operates from servers they have rented from a russian cybercriminal with a Moscow-adress.)

And there is STILL the possibility that the pee-tape is real.

SWBTATTReg

(22,100 posts)
16. And a money trail exists...I'm sure Mueller is well aware of it too! The ...
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 07:09 AM
Jun 2018

effectiveness of Wikileaks is greatly diminished now. People are now very aware of these channels of misinformation and attempts to subvert the will of the people.

Rump doesn't help either, by his constant whining, lying, and moaning about what now is out of his control all of the negative press about him. And what is funny about this? He welcomed all of the news media outlets at first for the free publicity and the like during the 2016 election cycle. Now it has come full circle and is biting his ass off.

truthisfreedom

(23,143 posts)
14. Yeah well, this is the same schmuck who sold access to 45
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 03:59 AM
Jun 2018

And delivered so little that the buyers paid him off to go away. Cohen probably only knows secrets about what kind of fast food we haven’t seen Cheeto eat.

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
20. Cohen is knee deep in Russians.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:17 AM
Jun 2018

It was my understanding that he's done business w/the Russians for many years. Wouldn't that mean he'd have knowledge of Trump-Russian interactions? He even traveled to Russia at one point, didn't he, while working on the campaign or during the Trump campaign?

DeminPennswoods

(15,276 posts)
17. Cohen's learning the hard lesson that there's
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 07:24 AM
Jun 2018

no honor among thieves. Also, reportedly, he's said the attorney fees are bankrupting him. Most of the TV talking head former US Attys have said finances are a big reason defendents decide to plead guilty and cooperate.

Vinca

(50,258 posts)
18. Amazing to think Michael Cohen could save us from this nightmare.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 07:45 AM
Jun 2018

If you want to go down in the history books as a hero, buddy . . . SING!

GoCubsGo

(32,078 posts)
19. Do it, Michael! Do it!
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 07:50 AM
Jun 2018

I'm sure Mr. Mueller will make your future much less ugly if you give him what he wants.

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
21. If he has good enough information, he might be able to do no time at all...
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:19 AM
Jun 2018

or a year max. That would be pretty appealing to me. One year vs. 10 years.

Unless Trump pays his legal bills, he's stuck with those. OR he could sell his expensive real estate properties to pay the bills. I bet the attorneys would seize his assets to pay for the bills.

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