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Old 05-22-2018, 05:24 PM  
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A Big Shoe Drops in Mueller Probe? Cohen's 'Taxi King' Partner Flips

Cohen's business partner was facing a long prison sentence for $5 million in tax evasion; he plead guilty to $50,000 in tax evasion and will face 5 yrs probation...I suspect he's given the prosecutor something of significant value for that...

Of course Cohen could still choose to become Trump's fall guy, if they come up short on evidence gathered otherwise...

A big shoe drops in the Mueller probe, as the Taxi King flips
By Aaron Blake
May 22 at 6:05 PM

When it comes to seminal moments in the Russia investigation that we will one day look back upon, Tuesday could be one.

The New York Times is reporting that Michael Cohen's business partner, Evgeny Freidman (a.k.a. the Taxi King), has reached a plea deal with prosecutors and will cooperate with the government on state and local cases:

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A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has quietly agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Mr. Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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He appeared in court in Albany on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a single count of evading only $50,000 worth of taxes; he faces five years of probation if he fulfills the terms of his agreement, the judge, Patrick Lynch of Albany County court, said during the roughly 20-minute proceeding.


Both the timing and the circumstances are key. Freidman faced allegations that he failed to pay $5 million in taxes, including four counts of tax fraud and one of grand larceny. As part of the deal, he will serve no jail time. That suggests that he has been able to provide information of some value when it comes to Cohen, who is widely seen as a target for prosecutors to, in turn, flip against Trump.

“Do you understand the nature of the benefit your attorneys have accomplished on your behalf?” Judge Patrick Lynch asked Freidman on Tuesday, a question that should frighten both Cohen and President Trump's legal team.

The Times report does not say whether Freidman has agreed to inform specifically on Cohen, but it's not difficult to connect the dots. Freidman was first charged in June, but he has only now reached a plea deal as the noose has steadily tightened around Cohen's neck. And this isn't just an acquaintance; this was a business partner in an industry where Cohen's conduct has come under a microscope. If anybody knows about what Cohen has done wrong, Freidman may have been the most likely candidate — especially if Cohen did keep Trump in the dark about his Stormy Daniels payment and other matters.

Cohen's case isn't being handled by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's team of investigators but instead by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which received a referral from Mueller's team before raiding Cohen's office and home last month. But any plea deal could involve informing for the Mueller investigation. Just as it has been clear that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was a target for flipping against Trump, Cohen's fate seems to revolve around whether he might be pressured into taking a deal, like Freidman was.

Cohen has said that won't happen, and Trump wagered last month that Cohen won't flip. But it looks increasingly like we're about to find out just how much pressure Cohen can withstand.

Here's a breakdown of the people that President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen has dealt with and the investigations he's entangled in. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)

Cohen's case isn't being handled by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's team of investigators but instead by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which received a referral from Mueller's team before raiding Cohen's office and home last month. But any plea deal could involve informing for the Mueller investigation. Just as it has been clear that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was a target for flipping against Trump, Cohen's fate seems to revolve around whether he might be pressured into taking a deal, like Freidman was.

Cohen has said that won't happen, and Trump wagered last month that Cohen won't flip. But it looks increasingly like we're about to find out just how much pressure Cohen can withstand.

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Old 05-22-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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Tax invasion... and any testimony that reduced tax evasion from $5 million to $50k would be suspect in a court of law...
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Tax invasion... and any testimony that reduced tax evasion from $5 million to $50k would be suspect in a court of law...
Not if it was subsequently used by Mueller to flip Cohen on Trump, when Taxi King sings like a bird....
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Kotter, you LWNJs just don't get it. Nobody cares about Russia! when they go into the voting booth. Even Democrats don't care, as it doesn't affect their vote at all.

On most issues they do care about the Dems have an advantage. Use it.
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Kotter, you LWNJs just don't get it. Nobody cares about Russia! when they go into the voting booth. Even Democrats don't care, as it doesn't affect their vote at all.

On most issues they do care about the Dems have an advantage. Use it.
Guess we will see. They may be less interested in Russia than Dems would like to believe, but they would be quite interested if there was a criminal conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russian operatives...
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The only shoes going on here is Kotter filling Dave Lane's since he went missing.
I admit if Mueller comes up empty, we should then move on. I suspect if evidence is found by Mueller, you won't be as gracious...

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I admit if Mueller comes up empty, we should then move on. I suspect if evidence is found by Mueller, you won't be as gracious...

Amiright?
I'm not to concerned as it would have leaked long ago... I'm sure you'll accept the results of the investigation into Obama's administration and Hillary's email investigation, and the now opened intelligence community possible abuse investigation... AMIRITE?
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I'm not to concerned as it would have leaked long ago... I'm sure you'll accept the results of the investigation into Obama's administration and Hillary's email investigation, and the now opened intelligence community possible abuse investigation... AMIRITE?
You are 100% right....hell, even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in awhile. Congrats.

Good luck with that, though...heh.
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Tax invasion... and any testimony that reduced tax evasion from $5 million to $50k would be suspect in a court of law...
Facing multiple felonies but copped to just tax evasion and flipped to team mueller.

Wonder when trumpers are going to become aware of what this means?
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This will amount to absolutely dick vis-a-vis Trump. It may hurt Cohen but that's about it.

This story appears to be one hell of a reach ...

But I will enjoy watching people get excited about yet another bombshell that will end Trump.......
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Facing multiple felonies but copped to just tax evasion and flipped to team mueller.

Wonder when trumpers are going to become aware of what this means?
FTR, I think it is significant; however, I could also see Cohen taking the fall for his boy...he is his "fixer," afterall. I do have to think that Trump's lawyers are shitting themselves right now over this....



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This will amount to absolutely dick vis-a-vis Trump. It may hurt Cohen but that's about it.

This story appears to be one hell of a reach.....

Maybe, but that is assuming Cohen doesn't cop a plea and flip on Trump...time will tell. The plot thickens, though...
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FTR, I think it is significant; however, I could also see Cohen taking the fall for his boy...he is his "fixer," afterall. I do have to think that Trump's lawyers are shitting themselves right now over this....
Significant how? What is so significant? Cohen has 0 to do with Russia. We know the Russia theory is bunk. You hanging your hopes on Trump lying about paying off a porn slut to keep her trap shut?

Talk about Circa Lewinsky
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