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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: notsure1
80 years in jail (think I saw that) plus the loss of all his wealth leaving his family destitute..
that would go a long way to making a lot of people flip.
ETA: I really didn't look to deep into Cohen so my information is likely 3rd hand at best.
originally posted by: notsure1
I keep wondering what he was facing to take the plea and flip? he must have been in to some really bad shi..
We know what he plead guilty to but what was he really facing?
At the time his office was raided Trump was still on his side so you would think anything he gets convicted of he would just get a pardon as long as he stayed loyal.
So what is Mueller overlooking just to get this dirt on Trump? It must be huge to make him flip on Trump, the one person who can get him out of anything.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: notsure1
They reduced his sentence from 80 years to 3-5.
I'd make up s#it and agree to anything they wanted me to for THAT deal.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan is investigating whether three prominent Washington power players engaged in illegal foreign lobbying, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office referred the matter to federal prosecutors, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Those under investigation include Tony Podesta, a Democratic lobbyist and co-founder of the onetime lobbying powerhouse the Podesta Group; Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman from Minnesota; and attorney Greg Craig, who worked in the Clinton White House and served as White House counsel for the Obama administration.
The source confirmed that Tony Podesta, Craig and Weber are suspected of failing to register as foreign agents, and that Mueller referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York earlier this year.
originally posted by: xuenchen
People he was likely extorting (source of most unreported income) squawked to the "authorities".
"authorities" alert the IRS.
IRS sends info to DOJ in NY.
DOJ in NY gives info to DNC operations.
DNC operations start in mid 2016 when Trump got popular and became a threat to Clinton Campaign.
Threats to Cohen force him to do things possibly damaging to Trump Campaign.
Suddenly the "Women" show up wanting money.
Cohen right there to "accommodate".
Cohen brings Trump in and sets up the stings for later use if necessary.
All goes public, Cohen gets raided.
DNC operations gets Lanny Davis to convince Cohen to sign off on the plea.
Bingo - Blackmail
Lots of details coming.