Trump Calls Michael Cohen Today to “Check In”

So, uh, about that FBI raid…

This seems like an absolutely terrible decision, as the New York Times reports:

President Trump phoned his longtime confidant, Michael D. Cohen, to “check in” on Friday as lawyers for the two men went to court to block the Justice Department from reading seized documents related to Mr. Cohen’s decade of work for Mr. Trump, according to two people familiar with the call.

It is not clear what else they discussed in a call that came days after a series of F.B.I. raids. Depending on what was said, the call could be problematic for both men, as defense lawyers often advise their clients not to talk to each other during investigations. Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen still were trying to determine what exactly was seized.

The raids were even broader than have been previously reported. Prosecutors said the raids were part of a monthslong investigation into Mr. Cohen. In addition to searching Mr. Cohen’s office and hotel room, prosecutors also obtained warrants to seize material from his cellphones, tablet, laptop and a safe deposit box, according to people briefed on the warrants.

The Justice Department on Friday revealed that Cohen has been under criminal investigation for several months because of his business dealings.

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  1. DavieDavie says:

    Gee whiz!  I wonder if Cohen taped this call too so he'd be sure to guarantee Trump will follow through with his quid pro quo promise to pardon him?

    Michael Cohen Routinely Taped Political and Business Conversations. That Could Be a Serious Problem for Trump.

  2. In related news, McClatchy just reported that Cohen was confirmed to be in Prague in the summer of 2016 – a point of the Steele dossier not previously confirmed, and something Cohen denied in a defamation lawsuit and possibly in front of Senate investigators.

    Cohen is screwed.

    • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

      I think you mean, "he is SO screwed." I wonder how many other of The Yam's friends and accomplices acquaintances will be willing to fall on their swords for him.

    • Pseudonymous says:

      I think the most amazing part about these conspiracies is how stupid the conspirators turn out to be.

      • VoyageurVoyageur says:

        Absolutely!  All those legacy admissions to ivy league schools like Trump go through all their lives being told how smart they are while Colorado State University grads run this country and make their bosses look good.

        But when the legacy boys start conspiring, they are on their own.  And they screw up everything!

        I don't want to give all the credit to CSU, however.  Colorado School of Mines does a fabulous job too.  And Metro State, you're wonderful.

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