Thursday, December 13, 2018

Get Trumpy!

The former chairman of the Federal Election Commission says: "Michael Cohen Pled Guilty to Something That Is Not a Crime."  In significant detail, he notes the campaign finance "violation" that Cohen said he was guilty of has no standing in the law.

I noted that Cohen was forced to pay a $1 million fine.  The guy is worth $20 million after a lifetime of tax evasion and taxi cabs.  To hold on to the 95% of his fortune, I would bet he would sign off on whatever the SDNY asked.

Extra - Alan Dershowitz and Dan Backer have pretty much said the same thing.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, that guy will say anything just to make dirty money and avoid repercussions for criminal activity. But twenty minutes ago, when Cohen was doing the same on behalf of Donald Trump, that was the Lord's work.

Turns out "a lifetime of tax evasion" is bad, bad, bad... unless the evader makes you feel like you're pwning the libtards.

Anonymous said...

The former chairman of the Federal Election Commission says: "Michael Cohen Pled Guilty to Something That Is Not a Crime."


And his equally conservative replacement on the Federal Election Commission says it is.

Why John Edwards is Guilty | The Heritage Foundation
https://www.heritage.org/crime-and-justice/commentary/why-john-edwards-guilty

Von Spakovsky conceded in the above article that "a jury may end up disagreeing that Edwards knew that what he was doing was illegal, but if the government’s facts are correct, then John Edwards should be held accountable for violating federal law." And maybe a jury will decide that Trump didn't know what he was doing was illegal because he was in the far corner of the room.

Trump was in the room during hush money discussions with tabloid publisher
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/trump-was-room-during-hush-money-discussions-nbc-news-confirms-n947536

"If Trump is now in the room, as early as August of 2015 and in combination with the recording where Trump clearly knows what Cohen is talking about with regarding to David Pecker, you now squarely place Trump in the middle of a conspiracy to commit campaign finance fraud."

Eric said...

What happened to John Edwards after he was convicted of this very serious crime?

Anonymous said...

Trump's lawyers should totally mention that to the judge.

Roger Bournival said...

What is this 'tax evasion' that you speak of? Care to give me two examples?

Eric2 said...

Nah, he can't.

Unless he/she can explain how the Congressional slush fund is legal and doesn't constitute a non-disclosure agreement for political gain.

Anonymous said...

What is this 'tax evasion' that you speak of? Care to give me two examples?

Some believe there might be as many as three:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html


Unless he/she can explain how the Congressional slush fund is legal and doesn't constitute a non-disclosure agreement for political gain.

Leave no about un-whatted!


It's noble of you boys to be the band on the Titanic, intrepidly playing on as the water laps your knees. Never let go, flacks. Never let go.

Eric said...

Yeah, and your side has been crying "iceberg!" for two years.

Hillary lost. Let it go already.

Anonymous said...

Hillary lost. Let it go already.


"Overturning the results of an election!"

"Overturning the results of an election!"

"Overturning the results of an election!"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkz6FyVP4Nc

Roger Bournival said...

I took that NYT article apart right fucking here. Better luck next time, butt-boy...

Anonymous said...

Roger-
Who told you that was masterful? It must have been Robert Fisk.



Despite your latest glorious triumph, you're not the only one taking that NYT article apart.

New York Regulators Examine the Trump Family’s Tax Schemes
New York City officials said on Thursday that they had joined state regulators in examining whether President Trump and his family underpaid taxes on his father’s real estate empire over several decades.

Mr. Fuleihan said city and state agencies are cooperating on the effort. The State Department of Taxation and Finance announced on Wednesday that it was “pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation.”

Ron Wyden, a Democratic senator from Oregon and the ranking member of the Finance Committee, asked the I.R.S. on Wednesday to open an investigation into The Times’s findings. “It is imperative that I.R.S. fully investigate these allegations and prosecute any violations to the fullest extent of the law,” Mr. Wyden said in a statement.


There's no link, because I wrote that all by myself.