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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Aazadan
So you're OK with the government taking property without presenting even a formal accusation of wrongdoing? Not even saying what they were investigating?
On Friday, a left-of-center news organization published a report claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller had evidence that President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen had visited Prague during the 2016 election campaign which would validate claims made in the Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier.
The report, from McClatchy DC, came as rumors were swirling that Trump was considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and possibly even Mueller following a week of turmoil in which the FBI raided the home and office of Trump's personal lawyer. The Washington Times notes:
The McClatchy story on Friday lit up liberal media outlets since, if true, it would confirm a major charge by the British ex-spy. Mr. Steele wrote that Mr. Cohen traveled secretly to Prague in August 2016 to meet Vladimir Putin aides to conspire to cover up Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers. In other words: Trump-Russia collusion.
However, on Monday, the special counsel's office told The Times that many of the stories surrounding the investigation are not true.
“What I have been telling all reporters is that many stories about our investigation have been inaccurate,” a spokesperson for Mueller said. “Be very cautious about any source that claims to have knowledge about our investigation and dig deep into what they claim before reporting on it. If another outlet reports something, don’t run with it unless you have your own sourcing to back it up.”
As The Daily Caller reports, "Three days later, no other news outlet has confirmed the report, and there are reasons to be skeptical."
The DC further notes that anti-Trump writer Benjamin Wittes even thought the story was "a little too good" to be true.
"The sourcing is relatively thin," Wittes wrote on Twitter. "It is sourced to two sources familiar with the matter, who are presumably not Mueller shop folks. It's not clear to me what the universe of people who would know this sort of thing from a distance looks like.
"The story does not, actually, say that Michael Cohen was, in fact, in Prague at the relevant time," Wittes continued. "It says that Mueller's investigation has developed some evidence that he was in Prague. It gives no sense of how much evidence or what type of evidence—or how credible it is.
On December 18, 1987, based upon a recommendation from Senator Al D'Amato, Wood was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge Constance Baker Motley. Wood was confirmed by a unanimous United States Senate on April 19, 1988, and received her commission on April 20, 1988. She entered on duty on July 28, 1988. She served as Chief Judge from 2006 to 2009 and assumed senior status on June 1, 2009
Manhattan Federal Court Judge Kimba Wood, a one-time candidate for U.S. attorney general, has been identified as the other woman in the sensational divorce of a multi-millionaire Wall Street financier.
In a series of detailed diary entries, investment banker Frank Richardson 3d, who is worth an estimated $157 million, gushed about his relationship with Wood and described how it blossomed last spring during quiet dinner dates at the ritzy restaurant Lutece and on weekend visits to the judge's country home in Massachusetts.
With degrees from Harvard Law School and the London School of Economics (LSE), U.S. Federal Judge Kimba Wood would seem an unlikely candidate to have a Playboy past. But in the mid-1960s, a then cash-strapped Wood trained five days to be a bunny at a London Playboy Club while studying at LSE. As brief as it was, her stint at the club became a point of discussion after President Bill Clinton nominated Wood as his Attorney General in 1993. But it was her employment of an illegal immigrant that ultimately derailed her nomination for the Justice Department post.
Judge Kimba M. Wood withdrew today from consideration for Attorney General after the White House learned she had employed an illegal immigrant as a baby sitter before it became illegal to do so.
That stunning setback left President Clinton scrambling for the third time to fill the post.
White House officials said they were angry at Judge Wood because she had not told Mr. Clinton and other officials about her baby sitter, even when she had been directly asked. In her statement, however, Judge Wood said she had not misled the White House.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: burntheships
I see why:
JUDGE WITHDRAWS FROM CLINTON LIST FOR JUSTICE POST - NY Times
But in the mid-1960s, a then cash-strapped Wood trained five days to be a bunny at a London Playboy Club while studying at LSE.
Yes, the desperation is amusing. Now, how are you doing on dirt while shes been on the federal bench. For 30 years. Surely you can find something. Anything.
Good grief, this is just a joke....
originally posted by: Phage
Now, how are you doing on dirt while shes been on the federal bench. For 30 years.
Gloria Steinem worked at the Manhattan Playboy Club and later wrote the expose that helped make her a star in journalism. Actress Lauren Hutton was a Bunny, as was singer Deborah Harry and Kimba Wood, who trained at the London Club before heading off to Harvard Law. She is now federal Judge Wood.
Two heads of New York State Legislature, Sheldon Silver (Assembly Speaker) and Dean Skelos (Majority Leader of the Senate) were convicted of corruption charges. On May 3, 2016, Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison. On May 12, 2016, Dean Skelos was sentenced to 5 years in prison. Yet, in both of their cases, judge Valerie Caproni (for Silver) and Judge Kimba Wood (for Skelos) unanimously allowed these two public officials convicted of corruption, whose corruption was proven to juries through testimony and documentary evidence, to remain free pending resolution by the U.S. Supreme Court of a case pertaining - coincidentally - to government corruption.