❝ Jay Goldberg, a longtime Trump lawyer, told The Wall Street Journal that he spoke with Trump on Friday about Cohen and warned the president against trusting Cohen if he is facing criminal charges. Goldberg said he warned the president that Cohen “isn’t even a 1” on a scale of 1 to 100, where 100 was remaining fully loyal to the president…
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“Keith Davidson, the former attorney for two women who were paid to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Donald Trump, has been contacted by federal authorities investigating Trump attorney Michael Cohen and is cooperating with them, a spokesman for Davidson confirmed.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/stormy-danielss-former-lawyer-said-to-be-cooperating-with-federal-probe-of-michael-cohen/2018/04/20/3011745e-44ae-11e8-baaf-8b3c5a3da888_story.html?utm_term=.a876db9af23a
“Trump lashes out at New York Times over Michael Cohen coverage, vows his attorney won’t ‘flip'” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/04/21/trump-lashes-out-at-new-york-times-over-michael-cohen-coverage-vows-cohen-wont-flip/?utm_term=.5020aaad348a
“Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/us/politics/trump-michael-cohen.html
“Trump’s Lawyer Went to the Worst Law School in America : Michael Cohen’s alma mater has long been a punchline in the legal world.” https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/05/04/trump-michael-cohen-lawyer-cooley-law-school-218318 “The school accepts almost anyone who can pay the $51,000 annual tuition bill—more than 85 percent of its applicants were admitted last year. Fewer than half of its graduates manage to pass a bar exam on their first try; among all law school graduates in the country, about 75 percent pass on their first attempt. The 46-year-old school has had to go to court over the past year to fight for its accreditation from the American Bar Association, which found that the school was out of compliance on basic admission standards for a time. Last year, the National Advisory Council for Law School Transparency gave Cooley a ranking no school wants: It was No. 1 on the group’s list of “the 10 least selective law schools in the country.”
“Michael Cohen ‘asked Qatari investor for millions of dollars’ which he said he would ‘pass to Trump family members’ at Trump Tower meeting – and Qatar’s foreign minister was there too” (Daily Mail UK 18:19 EDT, 15 May 2018 | Updated: 20:49 EDT, 15 May 2018) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5732429/Michael-Cohen-asked-millions-dollars-pass-Trump-family-members.html
● Michael Cohen was reportedly paid at least $400,000 to set up a meeting between Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and Trump last June, BBC News reports.
Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency stopped its probe of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort after the sitdown between Trump and Poroshenko. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44215656 According to a report by a member of a Western country’s intelligence community an “element of the understanding” between Poroshenko and Trump included Ukraine agreeing to import US coal and signing a $1bn contract for American-made diesel trains. In March, the Trump administration announced the sale of 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine.
● “US firm that gave cash to Michael Cohen helped secure millions for Putin-linked oligarch : Files reviewed by Guardian shed new light on ties between Columbus Nova, Viktor Vekselberg and Kremlin-allied bankers” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/23/columbus-nova-michael-cohen-viktor-vekselberg-bank
● “Michael Cohen loaned millions to Ukraine-born cab mogul” http://triblive.com/business/headlines/13588187-74/michael-cohen-loaned-millions-to-ukraine-born-cab-mogul “President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, whose business dealings are being investigated by the FBI, and his father-in-law have lent $26 million in recent years to a taxi mogul who is shifting into the legalized marijuana industry, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
Semyon “Sam” Shtayner, a longtime business associate of Michael Cohen’s father-in-law, created Nevada-based Cannaboss LLC the day before the 2016 election.”
● “Under the deal reached with the New York attorney general’s office, Michael Cohen’s partner, Evgeny A. Freidman, a Russian immigrant who is known as the Taxi King, specifically agreed to assist government prosecutors in state or federal investigations, according to a person briefed on the matter.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/nyregion/michael-cohen-trump-taxi-cooperation.html
“Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say” https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-cooperate-attorneys-leave-case/story?id=55861988 “According to a source close to Cohen, Cohen has told friends that he expects to be arrested any day now.” https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/insiders-fear-trump-is-lurching-from-one-nuclear-showdown-to-another
Meanwhile, while awaiting a possible indictment, “Former Trump Adviser Roger Stone Is Ready for Civil War” http://www.newsweek.com/2018/06/22/trump-adviser-roger-stone-ready-civil-war-973354.html After providing new evidence of allegedly illegal U.S. lobbying in a court document filed Tuesday night as part of Paul Manafort’s ongoing criminal case special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a request for 150 blank subpoenas in the Eastern District of Virginia, where former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lives. The two-page filing reveals little, but says that that each subpoena recipient must appear in the Alexandria, Va., courthouse on July 25 to testify in the case. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/13/mueller-rebuts-manafort-with-new-evidence-of-us-lobbying.html Manafort will be arraigned on Friday following a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that lodged additional charges on accusations of witness tampering. https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/ex-trump-campaign-aide-paul-manafort-arraigned-friday-new-charges/
“American Media Inc., publisher of the Trump-friendly gossip mag National Enquirer, was recently subpoenaed by federal authorities as part of their effort to determine if former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen suppressed anti-Trump information before the 2016 election.” https://www.thedailybeast.com/feds-subpoena-trump-friendly-ami-in-michael-cohen-probe
“Michael Cohen resigns from RNC committee post” https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/michael-cohen-resigns-rnc-committee-post/story?id=56033406 Cohen also criticized the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border, the first time he’s distanced himself from the president.
“The president’s former attorney, who parted with his lawyers last week, has now hired Guy Petrillo, who served as the chief of the criminal division in the S.D.N.Y. from 2008 to 2009.” https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/michael-cohen-has-hired-a-new-lawyer
President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, who once said he would do anything to protect the president, told ABC News in an interview released Monday that he now puts “family and country first.” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-gma-interview-family-first-russia-1124393
“My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will,” Cohen told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an off-camera interview that was reported on Good Morning America. ”I put family and country first.”
Stephanopoulos said he asked Cohen repeatedly if he was considering cooperating with prosecutors in their probe. Cohen responded that if he is charged with anything he would defer to his new lawyer in the case, Guy Petrillo, for advice.
Cohen was also asked how he might respond if the president or his legal team came after him and tried to discredit the work he did for Trump over the last decade.
“I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone’s defense strategy,” Cohen said. “I am not a villain of this story, and I will not allow others to try to depict me that way.”
[“To whom do lions cast their gentle looks? Not to the beast that would usurp their den. The smallest worm will turn being trodden on, And doves will peck in safeguard of their brood.” Lord Clifford in William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 3]