Retreat We Much: Attorney for Michael Cohen Now Reverses Claims on Trump Knowledge of any Russian Event…

After the Michael Cohen guilty plea. his attorney Lanny Davis began pitching a claim that the longtime Trump loyalist/lawyer had information Trump knew of the Russian hacking of Democratic emails ahead of time.

Davis said: “I believe that Mr. Cohen has direct knowledge that would be of interest to Mr. Mueller that suggests -I’m not sure it proves- that Mr. Trump was aware of Russian government agents hacking illegally, committing computer crimes, to the detriment of the candidate who he was running against, Hillary Clinton.”  And the media ate it up, and put Davis on just about every possible TV show imaginable.

However, in an interview with the Washington Post this weekend, Mr Davis not only walked back that claim, he entirely retreated from it:

(Via Washington Post) An attorney for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, is backing away from confident assertions he made that Cohen has information to share with investigators that shows Trump knew in 2016 of Russian efforts to undermine Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Lanny Davis, a spokesman and attorney for Cohen, said in an interview this weekend that he is no longer certain about claims he made to reporters on background and on the record in recent weeks about what Cohen knows about Trump’s awareness of the Russian efforts.

[…] asked Saturday how confident he was that Trump knew about the hacking before it became public, Davis said: “I am not sure. There’s a possibility that is the case. But I am not sure.”  […] “I was giving an instinct that he might have something to say of interest to the special counsel” about hacking, Davis said. In retrospect, he said, “I am just not sure.”  (more)

This follows on the heels of Mr. Davis also walking back his prior claim that candidate Trump knew of the Trump Tower meeting.  During a CNN interview Lanny Davis told Anderson Cooper, per his client, candidate Donald Trump had no knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting between Don Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya.

And Davis has also stated that all of the claims within the Clinton-Steele dossier about Michael Cohen are also 100% false.  “Thirteen references to Mr. Cohen are false in the dossier, and he has never been to Prague in his life,” Davis told Bloomberg news.

So, there we have it.  Lanny Davis is saying the dossier is false; Trump never knew about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russian lobbyists; and his client, Michael Cohen, has no knowledge of anything to do with Donald Trump and Russians.

:::poof::: …gone. Just like that!

But why is uber-partisan Democrat Lanny Davis now deconstructing the entire ‘Muh Russia’ conspiracy theory?  Why is Clinton acolyte Lanny Davis now single-handily dismantling two years of narratives promoted by the left-wing media?

Well, the answer to those questions is likely found in the outlet now helping to systematically retreat from years of false-reporting; The Washington Post.

There never has been any truth to the vast ‘Muh Russia’ conspiracy, you know that; all research proves that; it is a fundamentally made-up narrative initiated to support the deployment of the scheme team insurance policy.  Eventually it was always going to end up hitting a dead end.  However, the Washington Post is also the outlet for the aggregate U.S. intelligence apparatus, and particularly the CIA, FBI and DOJ-NSD.  Essentially WaPo is their PR and Narrative Engineering firm.

Before giving Lanny Davis any credit for magnanimous honesty, think about what the remaining inside elements of the scheme team need (in combination with the risk matrix of those now on the outside).

Impeachment was the end-objective of the insurance policy. Lanny Davis is now the pivot man to take the impeachment ball from Robert Mueller (Muh Russia) and pass-it-off to the Southern District of New York under the auspices of ‘campaign finance violations‘.

With the DOJ Inspector General FISA and Spygate investigation ongoing -likely nearing completion, and quite possibly bringing unwanted sunlight upon the entire scheme architecture- the impeachment crowd need a way to draw focus away from the risky IG sunlight outcome and still maintain morale amid the resistance movement.

Lanny Davis becomes the tool for the entire shift.

Watch…

The sun is setting on the ‘Muh Russia’ narrative.  There was no obstruction.  Both failing narratives no longer provide any benefit for the 2018 mid-term elections.  Democrats need a valid reason to keep impeachment hopes alive; hence the visible shift toward campaign finance laws…. and terribly immoral Trump etc.

Lanny Davis is the pivot-man.

Remember, this is the Washington Post, CNN, New York Times, MSNBC primary audience; and the democrat party standard voter:

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529 Responses to Retreat We Much: Attorney for Michael Cohen Now Reverses Claims on Trump Knowledge of any Russian Event…

  1. covfefe999 says:

    I wonder how the Trumps feel about this! It’s all so insane! They know a lot more than we do.

    We have the greatest President and First Lady. I can’t imagine any other man who would be able to endure what they and the rest of the family have endured. Great Americans.

    Liked by 38 people

    • ForGodandCountry says:

      I can., esp. when I think of the Founding Fathers and all they sacrificed for this nation, many their entire families as well as their fortunes.

      PDJT is a very great man, and we are indeed indebted to him, but please…. let’s not insult all the other great Americans who gave up far more than what PDJT has had to give up and endure.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        I’m talking about Presidents and I’m talking about the particular things that Trump has had to endure. The all out media assault, CIA and FBI and DOJ conspiring and abusing their powers, spying on him and people working for him, fake polls all of the way up to the morning of the election declaring that Hillary would win in a landslide, bizarre actions by Jeff Sessions, then Special Counsel and the witch hunt, McCain and other anti-Trump RINOs trying to destroy him, endless series of activist judges, bimbo eruptions … did I miss anything?

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        • covfefe999 says:

          Egad, for a moment there, when I wrote the bit about Sessions, I had this awful feeling that Sessions was a plant. A never-Trumper posing as a Trump supporter, just to get the AG spot and then turn around and screw Trump and make his life way more difficult because it was clear Rosenstein was going to appoint a Special Counsel, he told the Dems that when he made the rounds prior to his confirmation. Is Sessions the insurance policy????

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          • Rhoda R says:

            Probably not. I seem to remember that Sessions was an early Trump supporter back when Jeb! or Rubio were slated to be the anointed ones and Trump would be eliminated in the early primaries.

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            • jessetmims says:

              Meaning, no, Sessions is not the insurance policy…

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              • Jederman says:

                Ok, he’s not the “insurance policy.” Then what the blazes is he?

                With all the madness in the DOJ/FBI/IC and the DNC and he’s farting around with medical MJ?

                If we do Occam’s Razor, or if it looks and walks like a duck… with a COMPLETE lack of meaningful evidence to the contrary, it’s a duck. Not an AG helping to drain the swamp. I wished it was otherwise since the inauguration but I’m now going with Occam.

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                • Sessions has shown that, whatever brought him to his present pass, he is now just a liar in defense of his indefensible position. He says he is doing his job, and there is no political bias in the DOJ. In this, he mirrors FBI Director Wray, who claims to see no bias in the FBI, even though the IG made it perfectly clear (not to mention all the revealers of Strzok et al. like Sundance). Just liars, and rightfully they should go to prison for a long time. (The guilty they are protecting should be imprisoned for life, or hanged for treason.)

                  One of the worst aspects of all of this is, they refuse to see that the system is broken, that the government is NOT doing what it should, but just the opposite. Only President Trump, and his strongest helpers, have ANY credibility in the governing of America, or indeed the entire world.

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                • Thinker says:

                  I believe the FBI/DOJ has found some compromising info on Sessions. He is not defending Trump at all.

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          • Kent says:

            Covfefe…I think you are precisely on target (not that I conclude that gleefully)…

            I think it was planned or he was turned…however, jeffy HAD to have known he would be required to recuse…no ifs, ands or buts….and not only jeff but others should have told PDT of the situation.

            I have struggled against what I now see as obvious…sessions was an intentional roadblock intended to detour the Trump presidency into the swamp things lair…and it has so far been successful.

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            • Bandit says:

              I think it is a simple case of Sessions in way over his head. To take this on he would be personally destroyed. All his “friends” would scatter. He is scared to death to take it on. Fine man, but the wrong one in a time of war.

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              • ari Berkowitz says:

                or….Sessions KNOWS that Mueller has dirt on HIM!

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              • josco scott says:

                Until I’m shown for SURE that Sessions is a very different man than Trump thought and we’d always known, I’m hoping he’s participating in kabuki.

                If not, everything else he’s doing is good–and he’ll be gone after–we hope–favorable midterms

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                • TruthIsLight says:

                  Trust Sessions
                  In a short time the truth will be revealed, many of you that have bashed Sessions here will have to take a hard swallow. If you know where to look, there is so much ibeing exposed about the NWO, Illuminati, Deep State, whatever you want to call them and many are in for a hard crash. Think of this way, if you need cover for your AG so that they can work without interruption to take down the corruption what is the best way to do so? You are watching a Movie, with great actors, this is part 1 of a trilogy, much more to come. Difficult as it is, you need to be patient, everything is going according to plan and we are Winning. WWG1WGA

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            • margaretwalker says:

              I am sure they thought it would not take so long to effectively derail Trump. Sessions would get to remain AG, Comey FBI Director, get rid of any pesky deplorable staff , not on the team, and off they would go telling us how the country had been saved. Humph

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          • LULU says:

            Jeff Sessions was the first Senator to come out for DJT and the only one I can think of who actually campaigned for him. It was this close support that was a large reason for his recusing himself from the Trump Russia collusion investigation. Unfortunately Rosenstein so expanded the parameters of that investigation that that recusal appears to have kept Sessions from involving himself in other parts of the current anti-Trump situation. That will be remedied, I am confident. Mueller’s investigation is dying. Our country is prospering, and so are its companies and workers. People are building things, making money… capitalism.

            We must not let the #NeverTrump media sweep us off our feet. We should be stronger than that in our own resolve. Who stands for US? Keep that in the front of your minds. How I wish Margaret Thatcher was around. She’d tell us to pull up our socks and not go all wobbly. Right now we need the courage of our own intellect, our own convictions. Not propaganda, bold or subtle, intended to weaken us.

            The only thing we need to fear is fear itself.

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            • Let's Roll says:

              Lanny is front man for Clinton Crime Cartel, you think? CYA Lanny Sleazy Lawyer Bait/Switch For Clinton Cover Up, smells like to me. Lanny, SDNY writing made up law? Best, their made up law convicts Hillary for payoff thru law firm for Farce Russian Dossier!

              October – all the lies, money laundering, sedition going back a decade, more – exposed. Sessions/Huber’s indictments and FBI/CIA/DOJ documents unredacted, MSM goes apologetic!

              Sychopantic Media Clown Show. Bring it on!

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            • clive hoskin says:

              Slowly,slowly,catchy monkey.There may be a few here who will have to admit they were wwwrong about Sessions.

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            • Roger H. says:

              If Sessions only recused himself from the “Russian collusion” aspects, what is preventing him from asserting his authority in these other aspects of Mueller’s witch hunt? He’s either being blackmailed or is an empty suit in way over his head.

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          • Fools Gold says:

            Stole this from a fellow patriot Thomas Wictor. Hope he doesn’t mind but I couldn’t agree more:

            Dirty Rosenstein! AWOL Sessions!”

            You have to add “Idiot Trump” if you believe THAT nonsense.

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            • Donald Trump has shown over and over that he is NOT a very good judge of character…anybody remember Cohen? (/sarc)

              That does not make him an idiot. That makes him naive about con men (probably those able to project a positive attitude similar to his own).

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        • KittyKat says:

          LIKE++++

          “… did I miss anything?”

          his. being accused of treason for talking to Putin in private, the diminishing of his great economic achievements, even attributing them to BO

          I posted yesterday that his descent down the elevator was a descent into the hellpit of politics

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        • melski says:

          And nobody has yet been held responsible for any of action against President Trump. Why not is the question?

          Liked by 2 people

        • melski says:

          And nobody has yet been held responsible for any of action against President Trump. Why not is the question?

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        • rayvandune says:

          McCain is already irrelelevant. Still with us are Miss Lindsey and others in Congress who utterly failed the President when he needed their support, and in many cases threw in their lot with his enemies in the Democratic Party and the media.

          We unfortunately need them to be re-elected, but once that happens they should be given the same respect and loyalty the gave the President… none!!

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      • Dick_Turpin says:

        I hear you, but I think what covfefe999 was suggesting is the difference between the founding fathers going up against a foreign power where the new enemy was clearly defined and wore a uniform.
        In Trumps case his enemies are his fellow Americans plotting a coup against him and the people.
        Who can he trust behind the smiles and the handshakes?
        In my opinion this could be more of a mental strain placed upon him.
        It’s like trying to cut the head off the Hydra, as soon as you do it, another one appears.
        Where is the sunlight at the end of the tunnel for Trump?

        Liked by 10 people

      • iwasthere says:

        We had dueling back then.

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      • Doug Amos says:

        And their names are?

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      • New Nonna Again!!! says:

        I agree w covfefe999’s post, w the addition as follows:

        I can’t imagine any other man ‘of our time’ who would be able …

        No insults intended to the great men who have gone before us.

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      • This is true, ForGodandcountry. Many of my family and my husband’s family made such sacrifices of safety and especially fortune. One such, Thomas Nelson, was with Washington’s troops at Yorktown when the issue of whether to aim cannon’s at his house (where the British were quartered; it is a nice house :)) Anyway, Nelson said go ahead and send the cannon at the enemy. He did not try to protect his own property, but gave all for his country (and later, as a major financier of the revolution, lost almost all his fortune). And proudly so. He was a realist and a patriot.
        It is Trump’s realism, courage and smarts that particularly endear him to me. So he is, yes, in proud company but he has earned the stripes, imho.

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    • SUZANNE RING says:

      “They have the TRUTH on their side”….and, at this time and in President Trump and family’s case, no truer words have EVER been spoken!!!! #MAGA

      Liked by 2 people

      • aarmad says:

        “Truth is not the truth” says Rudy….. If the democrats take the house and start investigating further, it is all over. They do not care what is the truth. All they want is President Trump gone or to at least destroy his policies/ideas. They will drag this out until the end of PDJT second term. It is devastating our Republic politically! And look how the economy, jobs, and stock market are doing. Could you imagine if we didn’t have this horrible witch hunt? MAGA!

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    • Bud Klatsch says:

      Insanity is redoing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. I feel this way as ‘Lanny’ has reentered the national political scene with the same BS he has used before for both clinton’s. I am nauseated once again by his presence.

      Liked by 7 people

    • vincentcuomo says:

      The southern district of NY is a cesspoll; they let Hillary’s foundation skate for years while targeting other companies for doing the same thing and they let Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo off the hook for their pay for play schemes

      Liked by 1 person

    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Lanny Davis, right out of the Dem-ented Party playbook. Tell a Big Lie, repeat, then walk it back in the quietest way possible.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Ben Dare says:

      Lanny Davis…reduced to now “Digital Pan handling”…Gofundme ?

      Liked by 3 people

    • lftpm says:

      Lannie is also saying that TRUMP ATTORNEY Michael Chen never went to Prague, months after saying he did.

      As Sundance deciphered many moons ago, a different Michael Cohen went to Prague, which illegitimate NSA database snoopers misidentified, in their holy grail crusade to lynch trump.

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  2. The Devilbat says:

    Any lesser man would have folded long ago. Donald Trump has obviously asked for and received God’s help and protection. May God protect our beloved president and his family. May God curse the communist SOB’s who are trying so very hard to take him down.

    Liked by 21 people

  3. LibertyONE says:

    Me thinks slime bag Cohen got “had” by Lanny Boy. Two dumb sh*t atty’s trying to outsmart the other….always with the same results.

    Liked by 8 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      Is it possible that Cohen played Davis? Cohen pretended like he was going to flip to get a better deal from Mueller?

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      • smiley says:

        is it possible that Mueller “advised” LD to “walk it back” ??

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        • The Phantom Stranger says:

          Lanny Davis is certainly not calling the shots and neither is Michael Cohen. Davis was brought in because he’s well-versed in dealing with television interviews as a Clinton hack. I presume Davis got out over his skies and his real bosses at the DNC told him to rein it back in.

          The Democrats are very nervous about pushing “direct” Russian collusion ties in public – almost certainly because they know public counter-evidence could boomerang a great deal on them in the November election. I imagine they would save their manufactured Russian outrage for one thing – an impeachment case if they control the House.

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        • CountryClassVulgarian says:

          Now THAT’s a piece of gum I can chew on. Mueller is dirtier than the stuff underneath pond scum. I put nothing past him and his corrupt band of corrupt demonrats….

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        • rbrtsmth says:

          I don’t think Mueller ever tells anyone anything directly. He has henchmen do that.

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        • iwasthere says:

          This.

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        • covfefe999 says:

          is it possible that Mueller “advised” LD to “walk it back” ??

          That seems reasonable.

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        • 🍺Gunny says:

          🤙

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Cohen did flip by pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit (breaking campaign finance laws) and, in effect, implicating President Trump. From Mueller’s perspective, they had to get Cohen to plead guilty to real crimes, along with the phony one, because tbe campaign finance thing does not hold water. That is how the game is played–and it is a game, albeit a deadly one. Our legal system has little to do with right and wrong or even, often, with guilt or innocence.

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    • vexedmi says:

      Lanny is an associate of Hillary, therefore, there is collusion here.

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    • Anonymous says:

      When being prosecuted by slimy Clinton crony Deep State folk, do not have a slimy Clinton crony Deep State lawyer defend you.

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  4. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    From Lanny Davis Go Fund Me page for Cohen:

    ‘The Michael Cohen Truth Fund is a transparent trust account, with all donations going to help Michael Cohen and his family as he goes forward on his journey to tell the truth about Donald Trump.’

    You could argue this fundraiser is a fraudulent scam & Davis duped donors out of their money with false promises but then I’ll bet most TDS donors could care less if Davis and Cohen lie.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Has anyone donated yet? 🙂

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Taxi medallion ain’t worth what it used to be, what with Uber and all. Man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

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    • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

      All these charity accounts for scumbags could end up being a blessing in disguise for the good guys. There seems to be a high likelihood of more truth coming to light, declassification, etc. coming before the Nov. election. The whole lid may even be blown off the conspiracy in a big way.

      Imagine how you’d feel if you were one of the bamboozled sheeple who had donated to one of these scumbags because you believed the agitprop lies, and found yourself confronted with incontrovertible truth of their evil deeds. The rage. The humiliation.

      Sure, many are so deep in TDS that they will refuse to recognize the truth even if it’s smashed into their face, but not all of them are that far gone. Those may not become Trump supporting patriots, but they’re sure going to hate and distrust those who lied to them.

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    • Kate says:

      Davis certainly learned from the best regarding fraudulent fundraiser scams by none other than the Clinton’s.

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    • CaptainNonno says:

      I thought Cohen has a $7mil apartment in NYC? I thought I read that he owns taxi medallions. You don’t get those at a medallion store ya know.

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  5. Doug says:

    So
    Much
    BULLSHIT

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  6. AKM says:

    Not directly on Lanny Davis, but further texts between Senator Mark Warner and Mark Waldman, while contacting Deripaska, and trying to contact Christopher Steele, say the following:
    “I told Assange…..the objective (safe passage to discuss with USG past and future leaks)….”
    “The reason I got involved – this guy is going to do something catastrophic for the Dems, Obama, CIA, and national security……”

    In other words, Mark Warner knows that Julian Assange and Wikileaks did not get any DNC or Hillary Clinton emails via Russians, and he fears Assange will reveal this. Note who will be damaged: Dems, Obama, CIA, national security.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/371101285/TEXTS-Mark-Warner-texted-with-Russian-oligarch-lobbyist-in-effort-to-contact-Christopher-Steele

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  7. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    I wonder… Do I have enough popcorn????

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  8. mr.piddles says:

    Trump has to start pounding on the MSM: “Fake News media is now trying to walk back their totally bogus Russian collusion accusations that they know are not true. Now they are focused on bogus campaign finance ‘crimes’. Sad!”

    Tweet that every day for the next month+. Everybody — especially the MSM Toolbags themselves — needs to be reminded what the MSM has been pushing for 2+ years.

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  9. Bill_M says:

    You mean Lanny LIED? OMG, how could that be? But then again, it is Lanny Davis, Clinton’s Liar in Chief from years ago. Nobody should really be surprised.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Lanny’s off his game. He’s older now, but that’s OK. He thought we were still on “Russian collusion”, and he could really help out with that. Washington Post called him in to remind him that we’ve moved past Russian collusion. We’re onto campaign finance. The very public display in the pages of the Post was his punishment. Lesson learned.

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      • josco scott says:

        No no, there might have been some who were fooled–like CNN–but the high level demons governing WaPo weren’t.

        This is from on high, and it’s calculated.

        OR it’s a twist from a GOOD source, like the leak investigation… there’s always a chance that some disinfo is for the ultimate good…

        But yes, the pivot hath arrived

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  10. Eilert says:

    Summary by the White Hats: “We have it all”.

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  11. Skeptic says:

    None of the federal investigations worry me much, because Trump can pardon everyone (including himself), and the only risk of that is political. Most of the public is now catching on that the federal investigations are a witch hunt, so the political risk of pardons (should they be needed) is diminishing by the day.
    The New York AG is what worries me. They have unbelievably broad criminal fraud statutes at their proposal (which don’t require proof of criminal intent). What if they try to threaten Trump’s kids with Attica? What restraints do they face–elected NY state judges?
    This is what keeps me awake.

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    • vexedmi says:

      Rosenstein has ordered New York attorney Geoffrey Berman to recuse himself. What’s Rod up to now?

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      • HHC - 2nd 16th says:

        He’s just being himself and smirking all the way about it. He believes PDJT will not “obstruct” him. I’d just as soon see Rosenstein fired before Sessions.

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    • CaptainNonno says:

      It is a concern for sure.the bet is, though, that they are all Dems. They have more skeletons than anyone. WE need to find and expose them. That’s our patriotic duty. WE are a new militia. Get to work.

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  12. 6x47 says:

    I am very happy President Trump isn’t bashful about taking credit where credit is due. Imagine how awful it would be if we had a successful President who followed the Bush model: Never acknowledges let alone rebuts any attack no matter how scurrilous.

    It was so demoralizing that W. never stood up for himself. Even today his reputation suffers for it. Trump will never fall into their trap or accommodate the narrative.

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    • Lady Sid says:

      As a longtime party worker I saw firsthand how Bush’s refusal to at least go after the press printing lies about him was hurtful to his supporters. We stood by him, got votes for him, money, all that, as Republicans FIRST, because our party had chosen him as its candidate. We got small thanks from him. I became “woke” to this when Trump emerged on the scene. It really angered me that Bush had such a “give a crap” attitude. He can follow John McCain into the pit of fire IMO.

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    • TexasDude says:

      Yep, what’s ironic was all the conservative talking heads wailed on how W would not fight back, but with Trump became insanely vitrolic with intense revulsion because Trump figthts back.

      Even now that he has shown to be more conservative than everyone at National Review, they still hate him.

      Obama brought forth as much might of the US government as he could get away with against Trump. The DNC, Hillary, FBI, DOJ, CIA, etc all worked to stop Trump as a candidate and as President.

      Rare is the Republican politician who defends Trump on airwaves and in print.

      After Trump, I am not sure I will vote Republican ever again because I have a feeling they will revert back to the post Reagan form.

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  13. Dixie says:

    As a treeper suggested yesterday, time to go fix the cracks in the driveway…….

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  14. Susan Harms says:

    shouldn’t there be a noise when someone backs up so fast?

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  15. Elmo334 says:

    My thinking on this is Sessions recusal was the plan all along. Trump knew there was no collusion so let them investigate him. Then Rosenstein takes over and appoints Mueller. The investigation goes on and every step from picking only partisan Dems for his team to Rosenstein latest move was assigning the Cohen case to SDNY and having the AUSA Berman recuse so Dem holdovers can keep the case alive and be sure to get a campaign crime included in the plea deal. Every step they take in the Mueller investigation shows they have nothing on Trump and are desperately trying to frame him and set him up using coerced and made up testimony.
    Sessions then unleashes his findings regarding Hillary Foundation, Uranium One, the email investigation, the set up of the spying on the Trump campaign, illegal unmaskings, money laundering, etc. The comparison between the two investigations and the evidence will be easy to see that one was done as a attempted coup with made up evidence and the others were done using real evidence and proper procedures by nonpartisan investigators and prosecutors.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      My thinking on this is Sessions recusal was the plan all along.

      No, definitely not. Trump has complained many times about not knowing Sessions was going to recuse himself otherwise he would have appointed someone else. He lost a key person to inveistigate Hillary, and then with Sessions on the back burner Rosenstein was able to move forward with the Dem plan to appoint a Special Counsel which has caused Trump to be quite hobbled. SO many things Trump can’t say or do else Mueller will nail him for obstruction. Sessions’ recusal has caused MASSIVE problems. Expect him to be fired as soon as Mueller wraps up the witch hunt.

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      • josco scott says:

        It’s #1 the cleverest plan in the history of the world to take down a government and media that is full of rot and decay without firing a shot…

        OR…

        #2 The evil forces really are that blatant, which is certainly how it looks.

        Trump’s tweets seem sincere, but then, we’ve seen this before… just not to the same extent.

        But POTUS still seems quite sanguine overall, like he’s got it in control. And although it’s possible that Sessions isn’t the ballsy and courageous guy he’s been in the past, the combination of the two personalities involved gives me hope.

        If #1, what a show it will be!

        If #2, we’ve got a major battle on our hands.

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      • bayoukiki says:

        How do you know that wasn’t part of the plan?????

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      • Lactantius says:

        “He lost a key person to investigate Hillary”

        Sessions did not recuse himself from investigating Hillary. This is from is statement of recusal released by DOJ on March 2, 2017:

        “During the course of the last several weeks, I have met with the relevant senior career Department officials to discuss whether I should recuse myself from any matters arising from the campaigns for President of the United States.

        Having concluded those meetings today, I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.”

        There is a whole universe of things to investigate concerning Hillary that is not tied to her campaign. Clearly there is another whole universe to investigate concerning Hillary that IS tied to her campaign. But separating the two is not rocket science. The actual investigators would send the “Sessions” stuff his way and the “recusal” stuff to the Inspector General.

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        • sedge2z says:

          When Sessions recused himself, he suddenly lit up like a lightbulb and was very animated.
          That statement seemed very well-prepared. Did you notice?
          Otherwise, he quietly answered questions saying often “I can’t recall”.
          The Sessions mystery continues…..

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      • TexasDude says:

        Sad thing is, Sessions has done good, but refuses to take on the internal corruption. Calling a desire to rid the DOJ of political influence as Trump has done itself a political influence is a disgusting display of contorted logic defending the organization Trump appointed you to clense.

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      • Richard Whitney says:

        Did Huber appoint himself?

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      • Elmo334 says:

        If Sessions hadn’t recused and he had done the investigation then how would it have looked when he discovered Strzok and the texts? In the hearing the Dems made Strzok look look Le a hero and it was Mueller that threw him off the investigation.
        Also with Mueller investigating Trump it frees Sessions to oversee the real CRIMINAL investigation of Hillary and her cabal.
        Look at all the moves Rosenstein has made to prolong the Mueller probe and to thwart the Congress. Trump and Sessions are allowing them to further their crimes as they gather evidence against them. They are digging a hole they can’t possibly get out of.

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    • TruthIsLight says:

      Elmo, you are right on track and the deep state are running scared. Last week two DOJ flights out of Little Rock full of documents and that is not the CF investigation. This is the Mena trafficking that has been going on back to Dulles, Bush C_A days… 45,500 sealed indictments are unprecedented. Trust Session, Trust Wray, Trust Huber. WWG1WGA

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  16. Ospreyzone says:

    The game ball is being handed off to the SDNY for one reason only. Should the Dims not be able to pull off a takeover in Congress this November, the insurance policy continues. Preet Bharara will faithfully pursue the task and he is untouchable. Rosenstein ensured this by forcing Trump-Appointed attorney Goeffrey Berman to recuse. And by the way, there are a hundred more Preet Bhararas out there.

    It’s a filthy, grubby game, being played by dirty lawyers – and it’s being played on their playground. Everyone involved is a stinking lawyer, surrounded by stinking lawyers, and, because they administer our system of justice, they are enormously proficient at gaming it.

    Taking on prosecuting lawyers who operate at this level and who are incestuously linked with many more, is comparable to you or me playing chess with Bobby Fischer. There is virtually no chance of winning, unless you’re willing to just dump over the chessboard and punch them in the mouth.

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    • Deusvult says:

      Yep, they will play this stupid game until the bitter end.
      But what won’t change is that there is no there there…

      President Trump will keep egging them on long after their stupid game is over…

      President Trump in 2021.. “remember when Democrats lied to you about collusion? Can’t trust them – vote Republican!”

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    • “…and it’s being played on their playground”

      Wait … where’s Trump from again?

      Askin’ for a friend … 😉

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      • josco scott says:

        Did I miss ol’ scumbag Preet coming back to official power?

        I hope one of our clever researchers does a deep dive on him.

        I’ve tried, because my instincts tell me he’s involved in SpyGate and certainly the SDNY rot behind the scenes.

        He’s a very corrupt little TrumpHater–

        and he deserves precisely NONE of the accolades he gets for taking down powerful from both parties.

        He wipes out GOP for “crimes” no one has ever prosecuted

        and takes out Dems when they’re past their sell-by date, or he slaps hands but with a big fluffy show of faux prosecution.

        Wasn’t he in charge of the Clinton Foundation investigation? In Aug 2016 he took it over to the praises of those on our side who should know better?

        Whatever happened with that after it went to SDNY?

        SDNY needs to be scraped off the face of the earth; we have to start fresh. What an abomination.

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    • Nordic Breed says:

      I wish we could investigate every attorney in SDNY to uncover every crime they’ve committed, as well as Mueller and Rosenstein. There has to be plenty to expose. Put them on the defensive and back them into a corner. Some jail time would be nice.

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    • LULU says:

      Preet Bharara? Who is going to reinstall him in the Southern District New York office?

      He was fired by PDJT. He is angry, hates Trump, but officially has no power.

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  17. distracted2 says:

    I think this is going to bite ol’ Lanny in the butt. Hopefully, it bites ol’ Hillary, too.

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  18. scrap1ron says:

    The leftists just keep up the cacophony of bulls*** to feed their low information target audience in the hopes of getting enough of them at the polls, combined with the massive voter fraud they will commit, to win back the House. They don’t have to be smarter than us, they just have to be smarter than their useful idiot supporters. As we have seen, that isn’t much of a challenge especially with a complicit media.

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  19. Convert says:

    So, if I am following, you are saying the Dems think if they completely let go of the whole Russia thing that they can make the investigation go away, and therefore keep all the treachery by Clinton, McCain, Warner, Comey, the FBI, etc. from ever really registering with the public? Maybe, but I think it’s too late for that.
    The Congressional committees know and have the documentation. Trump knows. I don’t think they will succeed at putting the toothpaste back in the tube–at least not in the long run.

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  20. Bulldog84 says:

    Oh, Lanny Boy,

    Let us know when PDJT does something really terrible in the Oval Office with a 20 year-old intern and then commits perjury about it.

    We won’t hold our breath waiting.

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  21. TexasDude says:

    Cohen got his rear in a sling due to taxes and debt. Trump did not do this, he paid Cohen well on retainer and then some.

    What this does, like Manafort, is tell other supporters you may be next.

    Moreover, the DOJ, via SDNY, is in open revolt against President Trump.

    Sorry, but when you refuse to investigate the Clinton’s charities, but make it your lifelong goal to jail Don Jr and belittle the President, and there is no other way to describe it other than that.

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    • josco scott says:

      Agreed.

      Please see my comment on Preet above. He’s been ignored for too long in our little corner of twitter. Hope someone investigates that mouthy twerp.

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    • LULU says:

      President Trump continued to pay Cohen’s retainer for so long that Cohen was angry when he finally said “enough” and would not pay Cohen’s legal expenses in the Manhattan court case regarding his own longstanding financial misdeeds. Got used to being taken care of by Big Daddy Trump, who finally got fed up…

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  22. Margaret Berger says:

    I think Rosey is the firewall other parts of the firewall could be senators. There is such a thing as dumb luck. Session’s recusal could fall into that category. Not everything that happens is part of a plan. Session’s is playing by a marqui of queensbury set of rules (sorry if spelling is wrong) at a no holds barred fight.

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  23. Lactantius says:

    In the words of Sundance above: “Impeachment was the end-objective of the insurance policy. Lanny Davis is now the pivot man to take the impeachment ball from Robert Mueller (Muh Russia) and pass-it-off to the Southern District of New York under the auspices of ‘campaign finance violations‘.”

    Collusion and Conspiracy and spy vs. spy with Russia is s-o-o-o exotic and fun to whisper about.

    Campaign finance violations, not so much.The average Joe, however will not be very interested in the same old, same old about people in power and their taxes.

    However, since Mueller couldn’t indict the ham sandwich of his dreams, the Southern District of New York might be able to get the real impeachment treasure chest which is the Trump tax returns going back to however far they need to go to do the Martha Stewart on President Donald J.Trump.

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    • jmclever says:

      Except Trump is smarter and has a better apartment than Martha Stewart

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    • Payday says:

      There’s nothing in his taxes. He’s been audited like what? Like… forever?

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      • Lactantius says:

        True.

        I don’t do “conspiracy” as a rule, but Lois Lerner’s IRS shenanigans is reason enough to believe that the DemonizingRats have been into Donald J. Trump’s returns going back to forever. The IRS was politically compromised when John Koskinen was sworn in back in 2013. Koskinen moved over to IRS from being the Obama administration’s chairman of Freddie Mac, which was as politicized as a government “corporation” can get. Koskinen cut his guv’munt teeth as Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C. under Mayor Anthony Williams. Dat cracker is pure DemoningRat right down to his bunions.

        My point is, the DemonizingRats have combed through the Trump tax records and they have got nothing. If they gleaned even one plausible lead they would have turned the biased media dogs loose on the scent years ago.

        Trump has a complicated structure in which many of his businesses are operating as “pass-through” entities. The pass-through businesses pay no corporate taxes because they “pass” all of their earnings, losses, deductions to Donald J. Trump’s personal income returns. In 1995, Trump claimed an NOL (Net Operating Loss) of $916 million. It was allowed. That happened nearly a quarter of a century ago. There is the possibility that he has carried that loss ever since and “paid” his federal returns with it ever since. To say that differently, in 1995 he established a huge tax credit with the IRS and has been applying his yearly tax liabilities against that credit ever since. The DemonizingRats would say he hasn’t paid any income tax since 1995. In fact, Trump has “paid” the difference between $916 million and whatever credit remains. He just didn’t stroke any checks. And he did it fair and square using government rules. Tax scheme? No! It’s tax law.

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        • LULU says:

          This is tax law. For some years we have been working against a tax credit (loss) of an amount minuscule compared to that one. It is very, very legal. I don’t see someone as smart as PDJT ever having played any illegal games re the IRS and his taxes. Only the Cohens try to pull that stuff with their shiny-suit accountants.

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  24. Kim Kincaid says:

    If it’s not okay to pay a hooker to be quiet, why is it ok to pay an idiot to talk?

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  25. FH says:

    “RETRACT We Much”.

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  26. Zippy says:

    I’ sure the retraction will be broadcast far and wide in the MSM. [/sarcasm] Now, SUE HIM.

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  27. Amy2 says:

    Campaign finance violations….we can live with that, right? Keeps the Dem bashing the president but impeachment off the table? They’re never going to stop, but something without a lot of teeth to it is helpful. Hmmm.

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  28. Zippy says:

    “but impeachment off the table?”

    Intentionally conflicting messages – DEMe say no impeachment, individual Dem pols say impeachment. They’re afraid an official call for it will bring out the Rep vote in the mid-terms, but, wink-wink, you just know they plan to do if they take the House no matter what DEMe says.

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  29. MagaGrl says:

    This all happened under Obama’s term in office, so why isn’t anyone storming his house, forcing Michelle out of bed in her nightgown in the middle of the night?!

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  30. jmclever says:

    They are hoping that retraction will keep POTUS Trump from declassification of all the dem implicating docs. AS IF!!

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  31. Pokey says:

    They made Nixon’s effort to keep his personal property away from them into an impeachable crime. Don’t think they can’t pull off the same nonsense against PDJT on “Campaign Finance Law Infractions”. He should be able to beat this rap in any legal setting, but they only need a political setting to impeach him. They will try this in the court of public opinion, which they now largely control. Since all actually legal schemes to remove PDJT are failing the real fight with these Commies is just beginning. They now intend to win the House this Fall by smearing him with all their usual subversiveness. Subversion is the most powerful political weapon in a society that barely even pays attention to who its political leaders are. I am optimistic only if we defeat them easily this Fall, whether they attempt to rig the outcome or not. Even PDJT most ardent supporters don’t generally understand the importance of winning this election. I feel pessimistic right now.

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    • rayvandune says:

      “…the court of public opinion, which they now largely control.”

      I have a hunch the coming election may show that control is slipping badly, just like their vaunted control over the voting habits of minorities and young people. The Dems have let Rear Admiral Pantsuit run the Party straight into iceberg Trump, and they are scrambling to stop the flooding with only a couple of months left.

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  32. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    I’m willing to give CNN the benefit of the doubt on the Trump Tower meeting story and notably they are standing by it. Bernstein didn’t report Cohen said Trump knew about the meeting. He said Cohen was WILLING to tell Mueller Trump knew about the meeting. 2 different things.

    They accurately reported a specific, deliberate message from Cohen he was ‘WILLING’ to say anything about Trump. The problem is Cohen’s not a very good lawyer and the lousy lie he came up with didn’t describe a crime.

    So the SDNY prosecutors took their knowledge of campaign laws and the Stormy payment and composed for him the only version of events conceivable as a ‘campaign violation’ no matter how implausible: ie Cohen not Trump made the payment committing a ‘campaign violation’ and by the way Trump told me to do it (jeepers it sounds so phony out loud).

    Cohen and Davis knew their audience: corrupt prosecutors out to get Trump and none too fussy on the details.

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    • TexasDude says:

      You mean the Trump Tower meeting the the Russian who was first denied entry to the US, but got special access by Obama’s governmemt? The same lady who before and after the met with Glenn Simpson, Fusion GPS, and lied about the reason for the meeting in the first place?

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    • jleonard14 says:

      NDA’s are done everyday by the hundreds in this country, from corporations to the rich to public figures. They’re making a big deal out of Trump “directing Cohen to make the payment”. Who was he supposed to ask, his housekeeper? Everyone, and I mean everyone who has their lawyer draw up an NDA, directs their lawyer to arrange payment.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        Here’s what Trump has on his side, a point made several times by various talking head types: this is nothing out of the ordinary for Trump. How many of these do you think he does in a year? Somebody “slipped” in the lobby. The cleaning lady says Don Jr. knocked her up. The Inquirer guy called and said he’s got three bogeys comin’ in hot.

        I say turn the tables and sned the DOJ after Stormy and Creepy Porn Lawyer for extortion. See how that turns out.

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  33. william elbel says:

    Why would he bother to reverse himself?
    There must be some motivation!
    What would that be?

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  34. tommyd22 says:

    Lanny Davis doesn’t misspeak, he lies..

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    • mr.piddles says:

      It’s the truthful representation of a misremembered miscommunication. Cohen is telling the truth. Or not. You decide!

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  35. SDK says:

    I love how everyone’s assuming the Russians hacked the DNC server when it’s never been proven. The DNC didn’t let the FBI investigate properly, not that the FBI wouldn’t have covered up what really happened anyway. Another (probably false) narrative that no one on the left or in the media cares to verify. It’s just go with whatever sounds bad for Trump and hope people accept it as fact.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “Another (probably false) narrative that no one on the left or in the media cares to verify.”

      It’s not its own narrative, but a key component of the overall “Russia hacked our election” Democratic/NeverTrump conspiracy (of both the theoretical and practical varieties). Part of which is true. But most of it is not. Assange said he didn’t get anything from the Russians or anyone associated with the Russians. So that’s a little fly in the conspiracy ointment.

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    • AnotherConservativeMarylander says:

      Exactly NDK. It was absolutely impossible for the Russians to have hacked the DNC server, as the director of technology at NSA (or former director? not sure) concluded that the recorded transmission speed of the file transfer was far far too fast to have been done over the internet, but rather, was typical of a data transfer to a thumb drive. Whose thumb drive? Seth Rich anyone????

      By the way everybody, I am new posting to CTH. I caught on around May of this year. My brother introduced me to the site and I decided to grab a branch because so many of you are hard hitting and full of substance! During the primaries I was a Cruz guy but I really saw the light when I came here. Thank you everyone and God bless our VSGPDJT!

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      • mr.piddles says:

        Wikileaks offered 20 grand for information on his murder. Close enough for me.

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      • Crystal says:

        It was William Binney and other former government officials and IT experts who published a report saying that there wasn’t the relevant software in place (or even developed at the time) that could handle such a large cache of documents and transfer them remotely at such a high rate of speed. The report also claimed that the files had been DOWNLOADED (not hacked) onto a thumb drive or a similar device by someone who most probably had direct access to the server and that this was done late in the afternoon EST (or EDT) time.

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  36. Sue says:

    Still trying to make some sense from this. The ball was passed to the SDNY Southern District of New York, still a dirty cop district full of former Preet buddies. By who? Rosenstein. The SDNY then set up Cohen on the flip charges. Could this have been done on purpose by Rosenstein in order to gather the evidence that it was a set-up? Rosenstein does have a history of going after dirty government officials. Yes, it would imply Rosenstein was a good guy after all but within the realm of possibility.

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  37. Leane Kamari says:

    “But why is uber-partisan Democrat Lanny Davis now deconstructing the entire ‘Muh Russia’ conspiracy theory? Why is Clinton acolyte Lanny Davis now single-handily dismantling two years of narratives promoted by the left-wing media?”
    Maybe simply because of him being a lawyer. He might have known something /or was tangentially involved, then he knows the show is over just like Mr. Winer, also a lawyer, remember? It is better to cover ones own you know upfront. Offensive is the best defense.

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  38. Another element to add to this is Warner and Burr’s reaction. Cohen’s Oct 2017 testimony to the Senate Intel cmte stated he didn’t know if Trump knew about the meeting.The original CNN article published last month, contradicted that testimony, yet Warner and Burr sat on it for a month before issuing a request that Cohen reappear before the committee to address the discrepancies. This was orchestrated just like all of their other false narrative events.

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  39. Curt says:

    Cohen is a light weight mouth piece who Trump used as a go between in paying off certain women. These kinds of lawyers are really bottom sucking, scum of the earth, parasites. They are like reverse pimps…. just a little more slimy. Trump is paying the price for this indiscretion. Lots of men could end up similarly if in Trump’s position. Its his own fault. Too bad Melania has to be subjected to this nonsense. Having said that, there is very little chance that any manmade laws were broken. If Mueller tries to use Cohen to bring down Trump it will backfire. Cohen is unimportant, unworthy of consideration, and will have to lie or make up about any significant evidence against Trump. Lanny Davis is about as low life and slimy as they get. If he’s backing off Cohen’s inability to produce evidence, you can bet he has some ulterior motive. Make no mistake, Davis is as greasy as they get……

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  40. Heads up, Treepers. I don’t know how many of you were listening to Rush today, but he had an amazing segment on this little gem from the Washington Post (Jan. 25, 2008) about patriot John McCain’s VERY OWN Russia Collusion with none other than the FBI’s favorite Oligarch- Oleg Deripaska. This is one that should get spread far and wide and I sincerely hope that Sundance picks it up and runs with it.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/24/AR2008012403383.html?noredirect=on&sid=ST2008012500226

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  41. Leane Kamari says:

    Did someone fall into the leak hunting trap?

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  42. Ross says:

    Cohen should asking for “his money back”. First Davis advises him to plead guilty to “offences” which were not an offence. Now Davis basically proves he (Davis) is a liar. Cohen has been duped.

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    • Lactantius says:

      “Cohen has been duped.”

      A dope done been duped. How about that? Cohen, the toy Shih Tzu (pronounced shitz you) kept trying to pee with the tall dogs and finally got himself really, seriously pissed on. Davis is a chameleon. He changes his colors according to what the current surroundings require. No matter what, good ole Lanny will survives just fine. Cohen is headed for a push cart hot dog wagon in mid-town.

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    • Crystal says:

      Gen. Flynn also finds himself in the same debacle – pleading guilty to a non-crime as we’ve since discovered he did NOT lie under oath. The 302’s were changed and that should be investigated and charges dropped vs Flynn.

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  43. bob says:

    typical piece of liberal shit.

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  44. spren says:

    Isn’t it just precious how none of these “news” outlets ever disclose that Lanny Davis also works for the Clintons? Don’t you think that information is important to know? Republican associations, valid or not, are always disclosed.

    And the issue of whether Trump knew ahead of time about the meeting of his son, Jared and Manafort with Veselnitskaya is irrelevant. No crime was committed by meeting with them to obtain opposition research on Clinton. The only one in jeopardy if this was the case is Don Jr. who testified under oath to congress that his father didn’t know. And now, these stupid claims have been walked back by the Clinton sycophant and fixer, Davis.

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