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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:25 AM

Avenatti compares Trump's maneuvers on Cohen docs to Nixon's Stennis Compromise

Michael Avenatti

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As I read Mr. Trump's filing last night whereby he attempts to avoid having his own Justice Dept. review the documents seized in the raid, I could not help but draw parallels to the "Stennis Compromise" (below). And we all know how that ended...#basta
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stennis_Compromise

7:12 AM - 16 Apr 2018




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stennis_Compromise

The Stennis Compromise was a legal maneuver attempted by U.S. President Richard Nixon on October 19, 1973, during the Watergate scandal.

The Compromise was offered by Nixon to Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who was appointed by the Justice Department to investigate the events surrounding the Watergate break-in of June 17, 1972. It was made in response to a subpoena requesting, as evidence, copies of taped conversations which Nixon had made in the Oval Office.

After an initial refusal to comply on the grounds of executive privilege, Nixon offered to remit the tapes to a respected U.S. Senator, John C. Stennis, a Democrat from Mississippi. Sen. Stennis would listen to the tapes himself, then summarize the tapes for the special prosecutor's office.

The explanation was that Stennis would be sensitive to matters of national security contained within. However, Stennis was famously hard-of-hearing, therefore it is believed that President Nixon did not want the tapes entered into the public record, because they contained recordings of Nixon using coarse language and racial epithets, and preeminently implicating himself in the "cover-up" surrounding the Watergate break-in.

Cox refused the compromise that evening. Nixon's response was to have the special prosecutor fired the next day, in a chain of events later known as the "Saturday Night Massacre."[1][2]

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:36 AM

1. an apt comparison.... He's not only smart, savy, and good at trolling Trump...

He knows history. Great combo.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:40 AM

2. I'm sure Avenetti has a great team around him. nt

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:41 AM

3. Lots of legal talking heads this AM...

Saying that basically Trump and Cohen want the court to rescind the warrant and allow The Trump/Cohen team to decide what to give to the Feds. But the whole point of the warrant is that the Fed convinced a judge that Trump/Cohen cannot be trusted to produce the relevant materials. Indeed, can you see Trump/Cohen actually turning over anything incriminating? Almost no chance this motion is granted. If it is granted, it would be very remarkable.

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