Friday, April 30, 2021

'Rudy is an idiot' who 'drinks too much': Michael Cohen relishes Giuliani's legal woes & predicts he'll flip on Trump

Mod: How do you explain a guy whose last two personal attorneys ended up ratting him out?

'Rudy's an idiot' who 'drinks too much': Michael Cohen relishes Giuliani's legal woes and predicts he'll flip on Trump (Business Insider link): Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer and a convicted felon, didn't mince words on Thursday when reacting to news that the former president's current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is facing mounting legal troubles of his own.

"Two things came straight to mind," Cohen told CNN's Alisyn Camerota in an interview. "The first is that I'm no longer the only one. And two, my parents always told me it's not nice to gloat, but Rudy, I told you so. I told you so!"

Cohen was responding to the FBI executing search warrants on Giuliani's home and office on Wednesday and seizing his electronic devices as well as a computer belonging to his personal assistant, Jo Ann Zafonte. Zafonte was served with a grand jury subpoena, and The New York Times reported that federal agents also raided the Washington, DC, home of Victoria Toensing, a fellow lawyer and associate of Giuliani's.

The raids are part of a wide-ranging investigation by the US attorney's office in the Southern District of New York into whether Giuliani broke foreign lobbying laws in his dealings with Ukraine.

Cohen
said that he told Giuliani, "Donald Trump doesn't care about anyone or anything" and that Giuliani "will be the next one to be thrown under the bus."

"And that's exactly what's going to happen," he told CNN.

Cohen is currently serving a three-year prison sentence under house arrest after pleading guilty to multiple counts of campaign-finance violations, tax evasion, and lying to Congress as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election. After it surfaced that Cohen was going to cooperate with prosecutors on Mueller's team and in the Manhattan US attorney's office, Trump skewered his longtime fixer as a "rat" and a liar.

On Thursday, Cohen recalled what it was like when the FBI raided his properties in 2018, a few months before he struck a plea deal. He said investigators sifted through millions of documents on his electronic devices and that the probe expanded as a result. If that happens in Rudy's case, Cohen said, the investigation could start touching on others in Trump's close circle. 

"What happens is, they may be starting the investigation looking at things like the Ukrainian conversations between himself, Lev Parnas, and others," Cohen said. "You may end up finding that Jared Kushner was involved, that Don Jr., or a host of other individuals in Trump's orbit. And what happens then is that the Southern District, they end up expanding the probe."

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23 comments:

  1. Looks like Matty Gaetz will soon be behind those prison bars

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/30/politics/matt-gaetz-joel-greenberg-letter/index.html

    Joel Greenberg, a central figure in the ongoing investigation into Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, wrote in a letter obtained by The Daily Beast that he and Gaetz paid for sex with multiple women, including a minor who was 17 at the time.

    The letter was drafted after Greenberg asked Roger Stone, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, for help obtaining a pardon during the final months of Trump's term, the outlet reported.

    "On more than one occasion, this individual was involved in sexual activities with several of the other girls, the congressman from Florida's 1st Congressional District and myself," Greenberg wrote in the letter in reference to the minor, according to The Daily Beast.

    "From time to time, gas money or gifts, rent or partial tuition payments were made to several of these girls, including the individual who was not yet 18. I did see the acts occur firsthand and Venmo transactions, Cash App or other payments were made to these girls on behalf of the Congressman."

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  2. If it were not so disastrous for the US it would be laughable that the media and the Left are so afraid of President Trump that they cannot find anything positive to say about Joe, ha ha ha ha
    Mayor Giuliani offered up to the FBI during the early morning raid Hunter Bidens extra copies of Bidens computer files and the FBI said " No No No" what a Democrat set up; just like Russian Collusion. Well when you ain't got nothing to support YOUR GUY you go on the attach, that's what all RATS or DemocRATS do.

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    1. Actually the reason why so many people are interested in President Trump is because of his deep legal difficulties. He will be the first former president ever tried for crimes in a court of law and then sent to prison. You can blubber all you like, the truth is Trump is on his way to jail.

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    2. Ghouliani knows what's coming and he'll start talking. Donald will say bad things about him.

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    3. Oh, he's going to sing like a canary.

      No doubt there.

      6:44 - Do you like the birdies?

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    4. Question for you, 6:44.

      Why do you think Giuliani is getting all of this media attention?

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    5. @6:44AM STFU, you tRumptard POS...the orange anus lost, and you losers are all butthurt...whiny maggot...

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  3. Mike Pence's comeback flounders as he's ignored by Trump and his fans

    According to a report from Politico, former Vice President Mike Pence is re-emerging with an eye on the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and the reception from supporters of Donald Trump is less than enthusiastic.

    https://www.rawstory.com/trump-pence-2652833708/

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  4. Trump drama divides GOP, muddling message

    GOP drama is complicating what Republicans view as an opportunity to unite their increasingly fractious party against President Biden’s $4 trillion spending package.

    Republicans tried to focus their energy this week on attacks on Biden’s plans, which include significant tax hikes on wealthy households, capital gains and corporations, as they look for a foothold heading into 2022.

    Yet much of the focus all week was on the battling within the GOP — between House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking member of his leadership team, and between former President Trump and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551085-trump-drama-divides-gop-muddling-message

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  5. Sheriff's deputy boasted to extremists about beating Black man, called it 'sweet stress relief,' feds say. In texts with a group that called itself "Shadow Moses," a Georgia sheriff's deputy boasted about beating a Black man during an arrest, threatened to falsely charge Black people with felonies so that they could not vote, and advocated for killing politicians and others he viewed as political enemies, the FBI said in court documents.
    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sheriff-s-deputy-boasted-to-extremists-about-16141145.php

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  6. By stripping illegal monies the top 1% of republicans as fines against humanity and for trying to over throw the USA government, Jan. 06, 2021. That $4 trillion debit could be funded with all their ill gotten gains and fines in 2021.

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  7. Thank God for President Biden.

    It's such a relief to have a real president again instead of an angry clown.

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    1. Yes, that was the schizsophrennia of it all--an angry clown. Ambitious and dumb--a lethat combination. Totally self-absorbed AND saddistic.

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  8. Blogger 7:22am why not have the government charge you for being put on a box car to a security location.

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    1. Sounds like something out of the 2024 GOP presidential platform.

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  9. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked for forming joint fundraising agreement: 'Does it accept Venmo?'

    https://www.rawstory.com/matt-gaetz-and-marjorie-taylor-greene/

    The creep and the kook.

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    1. Gaetz is accused of trafficking an under-age girl and Greene had multiple affairs with members of her gym, so basically this cooperation between the two is a 'Pimp & Hoe' agreement!

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    2. Get out your credit card, 7:42.

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  10. Newsmax host attacks Biden for giving his wife a dandelion -- and suggests it will 'give everybody asthma'

    https://www.rawstory.com/grant-stinchfield/

    The right is facing big issues.

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    1. Watching Newsmax will give you the stupids.

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  11. Right wing hero Josh Duggar formally charged with receiving and possessing child porn.

    Former star of “19 Kids and Counting” ordered to live in a home *without minors*

    Joshua Duggar formally charged; remains jailed until May 5
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Joshua Duggar, 33, has a first appearance before U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas Judge Erin Wiedemann via Zoom on Friday morning, April 30, 2021. T…

    https://www.nwahomepage.com/northwest-arkansas-news/joshua-duggar-formally-charged-remains-jailed-until-may-5/

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Joshua Duggar, 33, is charged by indictment with receiving and possessing child pornography.

    Duggar had a first appearance before U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas Judge Erin Wiedemann via Zoom on Friday morning, April 30, 2021. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and fines up to $250,000 on each count.

    According to court documents, Duggar allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12.

    Duggar will remain in custody until a May 5th detention hearing. One stipulation Judge Wiedermann requested is for Duggar to have a third-party custodian should he be released on bond. Also, the residence where he would stay must be devoid of minor children.

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  12. Rudy Giuliani Gives Bizarro Interview About Raid on His Home: ‘THEY ALSO GOT IT FROM THE iCLOUD!’

    Former personal attorney to former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, went on Fox News Thursday evening to give Tucker Carlson his side of the story regarding the raid by federal agents on his home Wednesday, and dropped a bizarre rant in which he blamed Hunter Biden and claimed the warrant was illegal because the feds already had his data “from the iCloud.”

    He then claimed that the warrant is “completely illegal,” arguing that “the only way you can get a search warrant is if you can show that there is some evidence that the person is going to destroy the evidence. Or is going to run away with the evidence. Well, I’ve had it for two years and I haven’t destroyed it.”

    “And they also got it from the iCloud!” Giuliani exclaimed, dramatically pointing his thumb up towards the heavens, where he apparently assumes his data is floating. “So, there was no — there was no justification for that warrant. It is an illegal, unconstitutional warrant. One of many that this ‘department of injustice’ tragically has done, and it breaks my heart because I belonged to the Justice Department, and I think I had a record that is a hell of a lot better than theirs.”

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/rudy-giuliani-gives-bizarro-interview-about-raid-on-his-home-they-also-got-it-from-the-icloud/

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    1. You'll have a record alright, Rudy.

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