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The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery Scandal
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The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery Scandal
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Quote:....after Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti published Trump Tower surveillance video of Al-Rumaihi, he suspiciously denied attending the meeting, only for his firm to admit it later. Another reason is that, multiple reports have linked both Qatar as a source of players in the broader web of shady Trump financial dealings with Russia, and Cohen as a key conduit. So it would fit the pattern for Cohen to be soliciting a bribe from Qatar on behalf of the Trump family. And yet another reason is Trump’s notorious resentment of other people making money off of him. If Cohen used Trump’s election to solicit bribes, it seems highly likely Trump would demand a taste.

And then there is another reason to credit this allegation: Direct bribery of Trump is still happening, in plain sight.

Trump has defied all modern precedent by retaining control of his family company while serving as president, allowing interests domestic or foreign to curry favor by enriching him personally. One such case occurred this week. In short order, China invested half a billion dollars into an Indonesian infrastructure project that will benefit a Trump property, and Trump then immediately turned around and gave China a curiously favorable trade concession.

What makes the case so suspicious is that, while Trump has repeatedly mocked China and threatened to pick fights with it, the issue at hand involves China engaging in unambiguously bad behavior. ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications firms, admitted to violating U.S. sanctions on both North Korea and Iran. (Ratcheting up sanctions pressure on Iran is now a centerpiece of American foreign policy in the Middle East, thanks to Trump’s decision to back out of the nuclear inspections agreement.) The U.S. Department of Commerce found ZTE also failed to accept the terms of punishment.

But rather than express nationalist indignation, Trump instead proclaimed his bizarre sympathy that the penalties would hurt Chinese workers (“Too many jobs in China lost”), in what has to be the first time Trump has ever evinced any concern about the well-being of the Chinese labor force. His capitulation left China trade hawks apoplectic. “It’s outrageous,” American Enterprise Institute scholar Derek Scissors, a critic of Chinese trade practices, told The Wall Street Journal. “We are giving up on punishing ZTE for the Chinese restoring the trade status quo.”


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ummmm no
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tRumptards just can't admit to themselves that tRump is going down
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ummmm no
but nice try

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tRumptards just can't admit to themselves that tRump is going down

Nah, he and Hillary are going to walk free. End of story.
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Oh nothing, just 2 suspicious activity records of Cohen's banking transactions have gone missing from the Treasury's FinCEN system


A law-enforcement official released the documents after finding that additional suspicious transactions did not appear in a government database.


Quote:Seven former government officials and other experts familiar with the Treasury Department’s FinCEN database expressed varying levels of concern about the missing reports. Some speculated that FinCEN may have restricted access to the reports due to the sensitivity of their content, which they said would be nearly unprecedented. One called the possibility “explosive.” A record-retention policy on FinCEN’s Web site notes that false documents or those “deemed highly sensitive” and “requiring strict limitations on access” may be transferred out of its master file. Nevertheless, a former prosecutor who spent years working with the FinCEN database said that she knew of no mechanism for restricting access to SARs. She speculated that FinCEN may have taken the extraordinary step of restricting access “because of the highly sensitive nature of a potential investigation. It may be that someone reached out to FinCEN to ask to limit disclosure of certain SARs related to an investigation, whether it was the special counsel or the Southern District of New York.” (The special counsel, Robert Mueller, is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. The Southern District is investigating Cohen, and the F.B.I. raided his office and hotel room last month.)

Whatever the explanation for the missing reports, the appearance that some, but not all, had been removed or restricted troubled the official who released the report last week. “Why just those two missing?” the official, who feared that the contents of those two reports might be permanently withheld, said. “That’s what alarms me the most.”

FinCEN said in a statement that it protects the confidentiality of SARs “in order to protect both filers and potentially named individuals.” The statement added, “FinCEN neither confirms nor denies the existence of purported SARs.” Spokespeople for the special counsel’s office and the Southern District of New York declined to comment. Michael Cohen and his lawyer did not respond to requests for comment.

Banks are legally mandated to file suspicious-activity reports with the government in order to call attention to activity that resembles money laundering, fraud, and other criminal conduct. These reports are routed to a permanent database maintained by FinCEN, which can be searched by tens of thousands of law-enforcement and other federal government personnel. The reports are a routine response to any financial activity that appears suspicious. They are not proof of criminal activity, and often do not result in criminal charges, though the information in them can be used in law-enforcement proceedings. “This is a permanent record. They should be there,” the official, who described an exhaustive search for the reports, said. “And there is nothing there.”



They are going to have to start using some sort of blockchain tech to protect sensitive stuff like this in the future after all this Tremendously HUGE corruption has been nailed.

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Based in Manhattan, Mr Sheinkopf said in cutthroat New York big fish like Donald Trump need a consigliere prepared to do whatever it takes to resolve disputes.

It is Mr Cohen's payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election that has seen his home and office raided by the FBI.

It's the ultimate fix for the President's chief fixer but one that may also unravel the President.

In February, Mr Cohen said he personally made the payment to the porn star (she alleges that she was also threatened by Mr Cohen) over the alleged affair in 2006.

Mr Cohen also said he was never reimbursed for a payment made to the porn star. Equally, Mr Trump claimed in April he knew nothing about the payment.

Since then a series of denials and cover-ups by the President's fixer have come unstuck.

Finally, on Wednesday, a financial disclosure report filed by Mr Trump confirmed that he did reimburse his personal lawyer for a $130,000 hush money payment made to Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with the President.

The annual report, signed by the President, shows Mr Trump reimbursed his lawyer, Mr Cohen, between $100,001 and $250,000 in 2017.

The shell company used to pay Ms Daniels, Essential Consultants, has also been used for a number of other questionable payments — including a $500,000 lump sum from a Kremlin-linked oligarch.

So how did a middle-class Manhattan hustler end up embroiled in this millennium's Watergate?

Loyalty, according to Mr Sheinkopf, who's worked with both Mr Trump and Mr Cohen and has a personal affection for the pair.

"And you've got to have the cash to back it up."

Threats and intimidation



Across town, in a gritty part of Long Island, City Taxi union official Asim Akhtar also remembers Mr Cohen, though much less favourably.

Mr Cohen made a fortune investing in the city's famous yellow cabs that were then a guaranteed path to wealth in a place where most don't own cars.

Initially it seemed Mr Cohen had timed his investment perfectly as the taxi medallions (a small plate attached to the hood that proves the cab is registered) quadrupled in value in the decade leading up to 2012.

Mr Akhtar said that return wasn't enough and Mr Cohen's business partners who did the day-to-day management stole the wages of taxi drivers.

"Drivers are being robbed, literally robbed, on a daily basis form their hard earned money and there was no action," he told 7.30.

Mr Cohen's partners, first Symon Garber and then New York's one-time taxi king Evgeny Freidman, have both had constant run-ins with regulators.

Mr Akhtar said he spent five years working at the garage Mr Friedman — who has since been jailed and faces trouble on a number of legal fronts — ran with partner Mr Cohen.

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Whistleblower reportedly leaked Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's financial records over fears of cover-up



A law enforcement official took the risky step of leaking Michael Cohen's confidential banking records over fears that additional information about the embattled attorney to President Trump was being withheld, according to an explosive report.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity over fears of serious legal repercussions, told the New Yorker on Wednesday that two so-called "suspicious activity reports" issued about Cohen's financial dealings are missing from a top-secret Treasury Department database called the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FINCEN.

"I have never seen something pulled off the system... It's a stockpile of information," the whistleblower told the magazine. "When something's not there that should be, I immediately became concerned. That's why I came forward."

The career official proceeded to leak the single SAR report on Cohen that was still in the system to multiple news outlets and Michael Avenatti, the attorney to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Avenatti released the document, which detailed multiple six-digit payments to Cohen's First Republic bank account from corporations with business before the Trump administration, including AT&T, pharmaceutical giant Novartis and Columbus Nova, a Manhattan-based investment firm tied to a sanctioned Russian oligarch. The SAR also detailed a $130,000 payment Cohen made to Daniels in return for her promising to not speak publically about allegedly having sex with Trump in 2006.

But beyond those revelations, the Treasury Department whistleblower said there are two more SARs describing even larger flows of money being pumped into his account.

Avenatti's dossier hints at the existence of the additional SARs, but it's unknown which individuals or corporations might be involved in the payments, which amount to more than $3 million, according to the official.


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Qatari Investor Says Michael Cohen Told Him He Could Work With Trump Administration If He Paid Cohen $1 Million

There has been considerable hubbub in recent days involving a Qatari individual named Ahmed Al-Rumaihi. In 2016, Al-Rumaihi ran a $100 billion investment fund for the Qatari government; he’s reportedly now a private investor. Last week, an estranged American business partner of Al-Rumaihi’s made an explosive claim in a court filing: that Al-Rumaihi had bragged to him, in vague terms, that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had taken a Qatari government bribe. Over the weekend, Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted images that show Al-Rumaihi with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen at Trump Tower on Dec. 12 , 2016, a day that Flynn was also present for presidential transition meetings.

Al-Rumaihi has now surfaced and, in an interview with the Intercept, says he didn’t bribe Flynn—but that Cohen did ask him for a personal $1 million “fee” as a prerequisite for Qatari participation in a Trump administration infrastructure initiative that never came to fruition. Here’s Al-Rumahi’s description of Cohen’s pitch, which he says took place at a restaurant in a New York hotel in the week before Dec. 12:

Quote: When Al-Rumaihi asked Cohen more generally about important projects that the investment fund should back, Cohen said there were plenty of options. But Cohen said he would need $1 million first as part of his fee, Al-Rumaihi told The Intercept. … Al-Rumaihi said he did not pay Cohen, and Cohen’s since-revealed account ledger includes no payment from Al-Rumaihi or any companies connected to him.

Part of his fee. Bold!

As the Intercept alludes to, Al-Rumaihi’s claim is particularly interesting given the recent revelation that Cohen received several sizable payments for “consulting”—payments that were made to a firm that does not appear to have had employees or an office—from a number of major companies in the wake of Trump’s inauguration.

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Quite a bit of stuff being released today it would seem.
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Quote:Banks are legally mandated to file suspicious-activity reports with the government in order to call attention to activity that resembles money laundering, fraud, and other criminal conduct.

Meanwhile the banks counterfeit money and loan it out at interest.
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Quote:Banks are legally mandated to file suspicious-activity reports with the government in order to call attention to activity that resembles money laundering, fraud, and other criminal conduct.

Meanwhile the banks counterfeit money and loan it out at interest.

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Quote:At a meeting in Miami on April 5, Franklin Haney, the owner of an inoperative nuclear power plant in Hollywood, Alabama, sought a major investment for his facility, according to two sources familiar with the gathering. His target, the sources say, was Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, Qatar’s minister of economy and commerce and deputy chairman of the Qatar Investment Authority, the $300 billion sovereign wealth fund of the natural-gas-rich Persian Gulf state. Also at the meeting, according to the sources, was Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer. (Several days later, Cohen’s office and home would be raided by federal agents.) Now, as the Trump scandal expands to include Cohen’s business deals and possible interactions between Trump associates and officials of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, any relationship between Cohen and Qatar would likely be of interest to federal investigators.

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