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Old 21.04.2018, 10:36
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I'll give it a go...

FFS! Doesn't the DNC have better things to do with its money and time? How about coming up with some viable candidates people actually want to vote for in November?
Rachel Maddow does a great overview of historical strategy (Watergate) behind the DNC lawsuit.

I think this lawsuit (along with Mueller etc.) can be seen as another nail in the Trump coffin.

If you don't have time to watch the whole thing, skip to 20:00 -> for the summary. I particularly like the details at 20:25 - 21:03

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Old 21.04.2018, 12:58
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Now I'm really pissed.

No parent should be so tortured.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/u...rtner=msft_msn
Somehow I'm not surprised that Trump supported this idea and DHS claims it wasn't implemented even though clearly plenty of children have been separated. It is important to weed out the fraudsters but there's got to be a better way.

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Rachel Maddow does a great overview of historical strategy (Watergate) behind the DNC lawsuit...
Interesting strategy. I see how it could get Trump to go further off the rails on Twitter, but I don't see it actually getting to the point of removing him from office - partly because there's no way he will resign. And you get Pence anyway if Trump leaves so what's the benefit exactly?

It gives Rs and Trump more to fire up their base, at least for now. I don't think it will get Ds excited to vote in November though.
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Old 21.04.2018, 16:18
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Manic series of tweets today from Trump claiming Michael Cohen will not “flip” and cooperate with the FBI. Which do leave the impression Cohen knows stuff that could damage Trump?

Meanwhile about Trump and Cohen from Stormy's lawyer Avenatti (who seems to share Trump's gift for publicity)
"He has trusted a moron with his innermost secrets."

“The problem is he has surrounded himself in his adult life with people that are incompetent and the chickens are going to come home to roost”

It is reported lawyer Davidson who formerly represented both Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal is cooperating with the FBI.

Pass the popcorn
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Old 21.04.2018, 16:57
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Cohen can't totally flip in the true sense. Anything said between him and Trump is attorney-client privilege and likely not admissible in court.

However he seems to have communicated with Daniels' lawyer and others in making arrangements/agreements, and if Trump wasn't copied in on those or truly had no knowledge then I presume they'd be open season.

Cohen was also revealed as being the attorney for Fox News host Sean Hannity, and the legal team fought very hard to keep that info from being said publicly in court. Thankfully the judge wasn't having it. Maybe the FBI thinks Cohen leaked information to Hannity to help use Fox to discredit any negative Trump publicity.

Interesting times ahead, especially with loose cannon Giuliani on Trump's team now.
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Old 21.04.2018, 17:46
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Cohen can't totally flip in the true sense. Anything said between him and Trump is attorney-client privilege and likely not admissible in court.

However he seems to have communicated with Daniels' lawyer and others in making arrangements/agreements, and if Trump wasn't copied in on those or truly had no knowledge then I presume they'd be open season.

Cohen was also revealed as being the attorney for Fox News host Sean Hannity, and the legal team fought very hard to keep that info from being said publicly in court. Thankfully the judge wasn't having it. Maybe the FBI thinks Cohen leaked information to Hannity to help use Fox to discredit any negative Trump publicity.

Interesting times ahead, especially with loose cannon Giuliani on Trump's team now.
Attorney-client privilege is a pretty nifty thing. A person can confess a past crime to his attorney, and the attorney won’t tell anybody.

The key word is “past!”

If Trump and Cohen conspired to break the law are their communications covered by the attorney-client privilege?
Answer "No”

“If your communications with your lawyer are designed to have the lawyer do something that would be a crime, that’s not covered by the privilege.”
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Old 21.04.2018, 19:45
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Cohen can't totally flip in the true sense. Anything said between him and Trump is attorney-client privilege and likely not admissible in court.

However he seems to have communicated with Daniels' lawyer and others in making arrangements/agreements, and if Trump wasn't copied in on those or truly had no knowledge then I presume they'd be open season.

Cohen was also revealed as being the attorney for Fox News host Sean Hannity, and the legal team fought very hard to keep that info from being said publicly in court. Thankfully the judge wasn't having it. Maybe the FBI thinks Cohen leaked information to Hannity to help use Fox to discredit any negative Trump publicity.

Interesting times ahead, especially with loose cannon Giuliani on Trump's team now.
I can't give you a quick link to explain this but the attorney-client privilege is a very narrowly defined concept. In the case of Trump/Cohen most will not be covered. Hence some of the questions in court about how many "clients" he had. A real lawyer would have many. The privilege is not covered especially in the case of them committing/covering up a crime.
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Old 21.04.2018, 23:25
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So funny, the Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning. Now he R’s counter and force them to turn over a treasure trove of material, including Servers and Emails!
Maybe someone could translate this?
It was posted an hour ago but does not make any sense?
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Old 21.04.2018, 23:39
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Maybe someone could translate this?
It was posted an hour ago but does not make any sense?
Guessing he assumes a counter-suit will be filed, trying to locate all of Hillary's old emails that he asked the Russians to find.
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Old 22.04.2018, 09:20
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Guessing he assumes a counter-suit will be filed, trying to locate all of Hillary's old emails that he asked the Russians to find.
Thanks

The point that was confusing me is that Trump posted "the Democrats have sued the Republicans" but that is not true, the DNC filed suit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks conspired.
There was no mention of the GOP?

Consequently there is no reason for the GOP to file a suit, anyway it would not be a counter suit because the GOP are not being sued in the first place?

If the GOP have any sense then they will not take the bait and stay well out of this potentially expensive and messy business.
Even in the unlikely situation that the GOP could win such a suit then how would it help them when the Democrats who were involved are no longer leading political actors?

Trump is the only one fighting these old battles?
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Hasta a la vista, baby. Obama will be back!
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Several photos show Melania Trump at Barbara Bush’s funeral. Who knew Melania could smile?

Would attach one, but can’t seem to resize to this site’s satisfaction.
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Several photos show Melania Trump at Barbara Bush’s funeral. Who knew Melania could smile?
When she's not with her husband... Also it was nice that she went along with the White House staff who knew Barbara Bush.

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