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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Used the Same Delaware Company for Payment Deals to Two Women

Federal probe looks closely at money flowing in and out of Essential Consultants

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, used the same Delaware limited-liability company in two secret deals relating to alleged sexual encounters involving his clients, according to people familiar with the matter.

Venture capitalist Elliott Broidy paid an initial installment of $62,500 to the company, Essential Consultants LLC, as part of Mr. Cohen’s $250,000 total fee for negotiating a nondisclosure agreement related to Mr. Broidy’s affair with a former Playboy model who alleged he had impregnated her, a person familiar with the matter said.

Federal prosecutors are examining money flowing in and out of Essential Consultants as part of a broad investigation into Mr. Cohen’s activities to silence women with allegations against Mr. Trump or those in his orbit, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the $1.6 million agreement between Mr. Broidy—the Republican National Committee’s deputy finance chairman with ties to Mr. Trump—and the model on Friday. Mr. Broidy later resigned his RNC post.

Mr. Cohen also used Essential Consultants to pay $130,000 to former adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, so she wouldn’t discuss an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump; the payment was made 12 days before the presidential election.

Mr. Broidy paid the remaining fee installments totaling $187,500 directly to Mr. Cohen after the Journal revealed in January that the Clifford payment was made through Essential Consultants, the person said.

Mr. Cohen and his lawyers didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
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Transcript: James Comey's interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos

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I don't buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia. He strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on. I don't think he's medically unfit to be president. I think he's morally unfit to be president.

A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it -- that person's not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds. And that's not a policy statement. Again, I don't care what your views are on guns or immigration or taxes.

There's something more important than that that should unite all of us, and that is our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president.


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“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 07:23:59 #229
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The North Remembers
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Nintex zet zichzelf weer voor lul, zie ik :)

In other news; The_Donald heeft duidelijk iets te verbergen:

President Trump Files in Court to Intervene in Michael Cohen FBI Raid Case

Samenvatting van het artikel:
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"Your Honor, I object! "

Judge: "Why?"

"Because it's devastating to my case!"

Judge: "Overruled."

"Good call!"
"The north remembers, Lord Davos. The north remembers, and the mummer’s farce is almost done.”
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 08:33:40 #230
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Zou James Comey gaan voor het presidentschap?
He's simple, he's dumb, he's the pilot.
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 08:57:53 #231
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1s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 01:38 schreef ExtraWaskracht het volgende:

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Kun je de vermeende leugen quoten, niet wat zij zegt, maar wat Comey zegt.
Ik heb zo het idee dat Comey hier en daar wat dingen aangedikt heeft, maar dat hij eigenlijk aan regels is gebonden. Hij is per slot van rekening een voormalige FBI directeur. En GEEN schrijver of onderzoeksjournalist. Je kunt na het lezen kritiek op dat boek hebben, maar als je bij voorbaat al in een spagaat springt over een boek geschreven door iemand die getuige was van eventuele misstappen, dan kun je liegen wat je wilt, maar de feiten blijven gelijk. En daar gaat het om.
Mag ik je vandaag weer eens irriteren?
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7s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 08:33 schreef Ringo het volgende:
Zou James Comey gaan voor het presidentschap?
Te controversieel, hij gaat de primary niet winnen van geen van beide partijen en als independent ben je sowieso kansloos. Denk het niet.
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 10:00:12 #233
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7s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 08:33 schreef Ringo het volgende:
Zou James Comey gaan voor het presidentschap?
Waarom zou hij dat doen?
Mag ik je vandaag weer eens irriteren?
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Het interview is hier terug te zien, voor de geïnteresseerden.

http://abcnews.go.com/Pol(...)ed/story?id=54488624
Op maandag 20 juli 2015 12:03 schreef Sapstengel het volgende:
Je kan de meisje uit Toerkai halen maar Toerkai niet uit de meisje.
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 10:35:10 #235
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0s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 10:00 schreef klappernootopreis het volgende:
Waarom zou hij dat doen?
Die vraag moet je aan hemzelf stellen.
Hij legt zoveel nadruk op het democratisch bewustzijn van het Amerikaanse volk en roept alle partijen op tot het nemen van politieke verantwoordelijkheid, tot het herwinnen van moreel leiderschap, dat je gaat denken: en welke rol dicht jij jezelf daarin toe?

Ik acht hem presidentieel genoeg, daar niet van.
He's simple, he's dumb, he's the pilot.
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7s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 10:35 schreef Ringo het volgende:

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Die vraag moet je aan hemzelf stellen.
Hij legt zoveel nadruk op het democratisch bewustzijn van het Amerikaanse volk en roept alle partijen op tot het nemen van politieke verantwoordelijkheid, tot het herwinnen van moreel leiderschap, dat je gaat denken: en welke rol dicht jij jezelf daarin toe?

Ik acht hem presidentieel genoeg, daar niet van.
Jij bent degene die de vraagt stelt, Comey heeft nergens ook maar gehint op een politieke carrière. En terecht, hij is veel te besmet door dit hele gebeuren.
Op maandag 20 juli 2015 12:03 schreef Sapstengel het volgende:
Je kan de meisje uit Toerkai halen maar Toerkai niet uit de meisje.
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 10:38:36 #237
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#Comey2020
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“People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values,” said Comey. Only voting, he suggested, can deliver a worthy defeat.

Impeaching the president, Comey believes, would be a quick fix to a larger problem: “You cannot have, as president of the United States, someone who does not reflect the values that I believe Republicans treasure and Democrats treasure and Independents treasure,” Comey said. “That is the core of this country. That’s our foundation. And so impeachment, in a way, would short circuit that.”

“I think we owe it to each other to get off the couch and think about what unites us. I think about the people who supported Trump, and continue to support Trump.

A lotta them come from families with a proud history of military service. And that’s a wonderful thing. What did their fathers and grandfathers fight and die for? Not for immigration policy. Not for a tax policy. Not for Supreme Court justice. They fought and died for a set of ideas. The rule of law. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The truth.

That’s what they fought and died for. And at some point, we have to focus on that and make sure that whoever’s leading us embodies those and we judge that leader by their tether to those values. Then we’ll go back to fighting like cats and dogs about all the things we normally fight about.”
He's simple, he's dumb, he's the pilot.
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0s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 10:36 schreef clumsy_clown het volgende:

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Jij bent degene die de vraagt stelt, Comey heeft nergens ook maar gehint op een politieke carrière. En terecht, hij is veel te besmet door dit hele gebeuren.
Een ex-FBI directeur zou zowiezo geen president moeten worden. Kijk maar wat er in Rusland is gebeurd, waar een ex-KGB-er een waar schrikbewind voert.

Aangezien Comey gelooft in moreel leiderschap, zal hij natuurlijk geen presidentsschap ambieren alleen al daarom.
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Een teken aan de wand:

G.O.P. Pollster Withdraws From Role Advising Both Pence and Haley
https://www.nytimes.com/2(...)aley-jon-lerner.html
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...who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it...
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Comey: Trump Wouldn’t Shut Up About The Inauguration Crowd To Me, Either (HuffPo)
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One of Donald Trump’s first obsessions in office was the size of his inauguration crowd. Trump famously sent then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer into the press briefing room to slam media reports that he had drawn fewer spectators than President Barack Obama during his first inauguration in 2009.

In an interview with George Stephanopolous on Sunday night, former FBI director James Comey said the topic even came up at a private dinner he had with Trump that the president said not even then-chief-of-staff Reince Priebus knew about.

“It was him talking almost the entire time, which I’ve discovered is something he frequently does. And so it would be monologue in this direction, monologue in that direction, monologue in a different direction. And a constant series of assertions that ― about the inauguration crowd, about how great my inauguration speech was, about all the free media,” Comey said. “...On and on and on and on. Everyone agrees, everyone agrees, I did this, the ― I never assaulted these women, I never made fun of a reporter. And ― I’m sure you’re wondering what question did I ask that would prompt those? None, zero. I didn’t ask any questions that I recall.”
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  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 12:18:12 #241
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De Trumpanzees op Breitbart schuimbekken ook weer lekker. Het wagen kritiek te hebben op de Grote Leider dient te worden bestraft als ik het zo lees.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 12:18:46 #242
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0s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 11:00 schreef grrrrg het volgende:
Een ex-FBI directeur zou zowiezo geen president moeten worden. Kijk maar wat er in Rusland is gebeurd, waar een ex-KGB-er een waar schrikbewind voert.

Aangezien Comey gelooft in moreel leiderschap, zal hij natuurlijk geen presidentsschap ambieren alleen al daarom.
Ex-kunstschilders zou ik in die zin ook niet vertrouwen.
He's simple, he's dumb, he's the pilot.
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 12:47:27 #243
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The stench from Trump's swamp is growing

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Is it just me or does it smell like the swamp around President Trump is overflowing?

Last week we learned that the president’s lawyer arranged a million dollar pay-off to a Playboy model from one of the president’s top donors. The donor had impregnated the model in an adulterous affair. The woman had an abortion.

What are those evangelical Christians supporters who close their eyes to the president’s alleged affair with a porn actress to say about this one?

Last week, Trump told those irritating reporters to ignore reality because “it may not look like it, but believe me we are draining the swamp."


That’s funny. Last week, the FBI raided the home, office and hotel room of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, after a federal judge, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the Justice Department agreed there was sufficient indication of criminal activity to grant a warrant.

That added to the stench from the rising swamp of sex scandals, hush money and lies around the president.

So too did the president’s pardon for Scooter Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

After Libby was found guilty of lying and obstruction of justice, then-President George W. Bush, with the case fresh before him, refused to pardon Libby — despite persistent pressure from Cheney.

The facts of the Libby case have not changed. But Trump has his own trouble with a special prosecutor. Now is a good time for him to make the point that he has the power to take care of his friends in the spreading swamp.

It is an important message from this president to anyone talking to the current special counsel looking into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

That message fits with his pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a big Trump booster, who was found guilty of defying a federal court order to stop using racial profiling to detain Latinos suspected of being illegal immigrants.

Is it any surprise that former FBI director James Comey says Trump reminds him of a “mob boss?”

Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as Trump’s communications director, has tried to redefine the meaning of “drain the swamp” by saying last month that the real target may be less a swamp and more like a “gold-plated hot tub,” in which “special interests and lobbyists curry favor with elected officials to maintain the order of what is sometimes called ‘Crony Capitalism.’”

Well, what are we to make of tax cuts that gave the three biggest banks record profits for the first quarter?

They are now able to charge people looking for a loan higher interest rates, while enjoying a sharp drop in corporate tax rates. Meanwhile, the federal deficit is rising to record levels to line the pockets of the banks and corporations.

It does not look like Trump is draining the “gold-plated hot tub.”

According to a Transparency International poll taken in December, 44 percent of Americans said they believe that “most or all of the officials in the Office of the President are corrupt.” Fifty-eight percent said the corruption had risen in the past year since Trump took office.

And day-by-day it has become more obvious that several of Trump’s cabinet secretaries have their hands in the old-fashioned type of swamp.

Let’s look at the record:

*Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigned in disgrace last year after it was revealed that he bilked the taxpayers out of over $1 million for private charter jets and military air travel.

*Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke could well be in danger of losing his job and being brought up on charges when the Department of Interior Inspector General’s report comes out later this month. He is under review for his lavish taxpayer-funded travel — including for political purposes and a personal vacation.

*Then there is the profligacy and corruption of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Pruitt received a sweetheart deal on rent for his luxury condominium in Washington. The condo is owned by the wife of a lobbyist whose clients had business before Pruitt’s EPA.

Pruitt paid an astonishing $50 per night to rent the condo, well below market value.

Also, he used taxpayer money to dole out big bonuses to his top aides and to pay for a 19-man security detail. When interviewed by my Fox News colleague Ed Henry, Pruitt said he could not believe he was even being asked about his shady deals.

That is pure Trump style.

The president still refuses to release his tax returns; he still refuses to divest from his sprawling business empire; and don’t forget his hiring of his daughter and son-in-law as senior White House advisers, as if he were running a family business to serve his bottom line instead of the national interest.

The New York Times reported in February that Apollo Global Management and Citigroup made risky loans to the president’s son-in-law’s real estate business after a White House meeting.

It is no secret that Kushner’s family business is up to its eyeballs in debt and the Washington Post reported last month that at least four countries view Kushner as susceptible to influence because of that debt.

“Drain the swamp,” has become as empty a promise as “Build the Wall.”

If you ever believed Trump, you got duped.

Juan Williams is an author, and a political analyst for Fox News Channel.
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  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 13:09:13 #244
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7s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 10:35 schreef Ringo het volgende:

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Die vraag moet je aan hemzelf stellen.
Hij legt zoveel nadruk op het democratisch bewustzijn van het Amerikaanse volk en roept alle partijen op tot het nemen van politieke verantwoordelijkheid, tot het herwinnen van moreel leiderschap, dat je gaat denken: en welke rol dicht jij jezelf daarin toe?

Ik acht hem presidentieel genoeg, daar niet van.
Alleen heeft hij een beetje weinig politieke knowhow, maar dat is blijkbaar bij een president niet nodig.
Mag ik je vandaag weer eens irriteren?
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 13:12:46 #245
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Ik heb echt zin in de rants die hij straks gaat twitteren.
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Billionaire GOP Donor: I’m Using My Tax-Cut Money To Help Elect Democrats :P (HuffPo)
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A major GOP donor is jumping ship and now he’s contributing to Democratic candidates in hopes of flipping the House of Representatives and/or the Senate in this year’s midterm elections.

Seth Klarman, the billionaire CEO of the Baupost Group who the Economist once dubbed “The Oracle of Boston,” called out Republicans for failing to keep President Donald Trump in check.

“The Republicans in Congress have failed to hold the president accountable and have abandoned their historic beliefs and values,” Klarman told the Boston Globe. “For the good of the country, the Democrats must take back one or both houses of Congress.”
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  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 13:20:58 #247
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0s.gif Op maandag 16 april 2018 13:12 schreef Ulx het volgende:
Ik heb echt zin in de rants die hij straks gaat twitteren.
Komt altijd op hetzelfde neer.

• Hij is ergens verontwaardigd over.
• Hij liegt er even over.
• Hij geeft alles en iedereen de schuld.

* [send]
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  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 13:30:44 #248
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quote:
Dit is dan ook niet verwonderlijk. Trump representeert ten eerste de Republikeinse partij op de meest slechte manier denkbaar. Het punt is verder dat eventuele sponsoren hun geld niet willen zetten op een partij die sowieso al aftakelt. De GOP heeft weinig (meer) voor de kiezer te bieden. Als zelfs Paul Ryan de plaat poetst, dan is er weinig hoop meer voor ze.
Mag ik je vandaag weer eens irriteren?
  maandag 16 april 2018 @ 13:34:17 #249
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Komt altijd op hetzelfde neer.

• Hij is ergens verontwaardigd over.
• Hij liegt er even over.
• Hij geeft alles en iedereen de schuld.

* [send]
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President Trump asked a federal judge Sunday night to allow him to review documents that FBI agents seized from the office of his longtime lawyer before criminal investigators have a chance to see the material.

The request underscores the high stakes in an ongoing legal fight in federal court in New York, where Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, is also fighting to get a chance to review material seized as part of a criminal investigation of his business dealings.

Trump’s request, in the form of a letter from other lawyers representing him, could further complicate a hearing set for Monday afternoon. During that session, lawyers for Cohen are expected to tell the judge overseeing the case how many legal clients he has and how many seized documents he thinks might be covered by attorney-client privilege.

Cohen is set to attend the hearing. Also expected to be on hand is adult-film star Stormy Daniels, whom Cohen secretly paid $130,000 in 2016 to keep quiet the details of an alleged sexual liaison she had with Trump.
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SethAbramson twitterde op maandag 16-04-2018 om 09:05:18 God, the horrible irony in James Comey saying he was trying to save the FBI when he violated FBI protocols to inadvertently hand the election to Trump, only to have Trump do more damage to the FBI as president than Comey ever could have done by not sending his letter to Congress. reageer retweet
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