Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

Will the president’s lawyer turn against him?

DONALD Trump acts like a worried man.

Coming home from the news that his former repairman and personal attorney Michael Cohen has secretly registered him – and now looks ready to cooperate with the investigators – Mr Trump blasted Russia Echoing his previous complaints, the President has called Robert Mueller's investigation of "rigged witch hunt" under the control of "13 Angry Democrats".

At this point, it is customary for us to say that Mr. Mueller is a Republican, not a Democrat. FBI Director Christopher Wray and Wray's predecessor, James Comey, whose abrupt dismissal at Trump's command triggered the appointment of Mr. Mueller as a special advisor.

Although there are Democrats working on Mr. Mueller's staff, the investigation is being conducted by Mr. Trump's Department of Justice


So, what pushed the president? discredit Mr. Mueller? Shortly before Mr. Trump's tweets this morning, the FBI released redacted documents from his application to monitor Carter Page, a foreign policy advisor of Mr. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, that the forces of the The United States Order Considered a Russian Agent

A few months ago, Trump's Republican allies alleged that a warrant of surveillance against Mr. Page had been wrongly granted.

They claimed that the FBI had justified his claim by using Steele's now infamous record. Steele's work was a search for opposition designed to hinder Mr. Trump's candidacy.

The documents published today clearly show that the Republicans were mistaken and that Mr. Steele's motive was included in the application

. triggered Mr. Trump? Probably not.

His diatribe is much more likely to have been triggered by a news that broke yesterday, it's here that Michael Cohen enters the scene

until recently, Mr. Cohen was Mr. Trump's personal attorney and a reputation for being his "fixer" – the man who would make troublesome issues disappear. For example, Mr. Cohen was responsible for the cancellation of stories about Mr. Trump's alleged affairs.

The Department of Justice is currently investigating Mr. Cohen, and one of these cases is again in

. reports that Mr. Cohen secretly recorded a private conversation with Mr. Trump, in which they discussed the possibility of repaying an old Playboy model, Karen McDougal

Trump's new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, reacts positively to the recording.

"The transaction that Michael talks about on the tape never happened, but what's important is that if it happened, the president said that it had to be done correctly and that It must have been "Mr. Guiliani said:

But its publication has raised troubling new questions for the White House, which has long been anxious to see Mr. Cohen turn against his former boss. among them: And if there were more bands ?


Mr. Cohen was expelled from the orbit of Mr. Trump in April after his emergence "under criminal investigation" "For his business. The police raided his office and his hotel room and seized records, including some communications with the president.

Since then, the investigation has somewhat failed, with Cohen's lawyers having argued with prosecutors to find out which documents were confidential.

Clearly, Mr. Trump needed to release Mr. Cohen, but he made a public effort to retain the loyalty of his former lawyer, and discharged on New York Times when he reported that he had treated Mr. Cohen badly for years.

Here is the full and glorious diatribe.

"The New York Times and a third-rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as Crooked H flunkie I do not speak and I have nothing to do, I do everything to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he's going to "pinball." They use "nonexistent sources" and a drunken / drugged loser who hates Michael, a good person with a wonderful family. I have always loved and respected most people will turn around if the government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or inventing stories. not see Michael doing this despite the horrific witch hunt and dishonest media! "

Ms. Haberman responded by saying that her story seemed to have" touched a nerve. "

M. Cohen, for one, was widely regarded as one of Mr. Trump's most loyal followers, having kept his boss's secrets for years.

"I'm the guy who stops the leaks I'm the guy who protects the president and the family I'm the guy who would take a ball for the president," he said in the past.

But with the pressure of possible criminal charges looming over his mind, Mr. Cohen has recently changed drastically from theme.

In early July, during an interview with ABC News, he was explicitly asked where his loyalty was.

"My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty, and they will always do it," he said. "I put the family and the country first."

The interviewer George Stephanopoulos then reminded him of his previous commitment to "take a ball" for Mr. Trump.

"To be clear, my wife, my daughter and my son and This country has my first loyalty," said Mr. Cohen

He had to know that this answer would send shivers to the legal team of the

To make matters worse, Mr. Cohen also shot Mr. Trump's war against the FBI's supposed "witch hunt."

"I do not agree with those who demonize or vilify the FBI. I respect the FBI as an institution, as well as their agents. "


When the news of Mr. Cohen's secret registration appeared yesterday, Mr. Trump finally unleashed

" I can not believe that Michael would do that to me, "he said privately

In public, the president was harder, calling Mr. Cohen's conduct" inconceivable "and" possibly illegal. "

For the account the government did not "surrender" to Mr. Cohen's office – he obtained a search warrant, and the New York law does not require both parties to consent to a registration, so Mr. Cohen's recording was probably not illegal.

Mrs. Haberman – yes again she – said that Mr. Trump's tweet was an open signal of war between "

" The The reality is that Michael Cohen is very willing to testify against Donald Trump if it is so.He does not have more loyalty to the president, "said the journalist. NBC Katy Tur list.

"This is a man who once said to me, sorry, told me over and over that he would take a bullet for Donald Trump. is no longer the case.It feels that the President overturned him with a bus, that the loyalty he felt towards Trump had not come back.And now he is very willing to say what is wrong with him. He knows. "

Lawyer Jeffrey Cohen (no relation to Michael) said that Mr. Cohen probably registered Mr. Trump as" insurance ".

"The reason is that he must have felt that he would need a cover at some point." Probably right with Trump, seeing how he turns around, and how he turns around, I guess it was a kind of assurance for himself if Donald Trump was turning against him, "he told Newsweek . Meanwhile, Axios reports that Mr. Cohen privately questioned Mr. Trump's ability to become president, especially since his controversial joint press conference with Vladimir Putin last week

. another sinister sign.

Mr. Mueller's investigation continues progressively toward Mr. Trump's restricted circle.

Having already secured the cooperation of Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to the President, George Papadopoulos, Foreign Policy Advisor and Rick Gates Mr. Mueller appears to be putting pressure on the former Campaign Director, Paul Manafort, for that he enters into an agreement

Until now, Mr. Manafort refuses to move.

This is how surveys work often. The authorities will "overthrow" someone relatively unimportant, and use the information they get from that person to progressively move up the chain, repeating the process until they miss it. of targets.

million. Cohen is about as high on this channel as you can get without the nickname Trump.

The President's public statements indicate that he is worried that Mr. Cohen is turning against him.

"Most people will turn around if the government lets them out, even if it means or inventing stories .. Sorry, I do not see Michael doing that despite the horrible witch hunt and dishonest media! ", He said during this diatribe against Mrs. Haberman of which we have already spoken.

The questions are obvious. What does Mr. Cohen know? Does he have information that could endanger Mr. Trump? And if he does, will he cooperate with the investigators?

The man who has faithfully protected Mr. Trump for years is now his biggest threat.

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