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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:19 AM

Reminds me of the part in The Godfather where they posthumously discredit the cop Michael Killed




Trump's campaign to discredit Michael Cohen is already underway


The president and his allies seem to be taking no chances. They have a ready-made, public-relations strategy to deploy if Cohen caves. In fact, they began rolling it out weeks ago.

Trump tweeted in April that “most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories.”

“I don't see Michael doing that,” Trump added, but the message to voters was clear: In the event that Cohen does trade dirt on the president for leniency, don't believe anything Cohen says.

The apparent plan is to discredit Cohen by arguing that whatever compromising information he might share about Trump is a lie, concocted to please Mueller's band of witch hunters and save his own skin.

Alan Dershowitz, a retired Harvard Law School professor who defends Trump on television and serves as an informal adviser, has sought to cast doubt on the reliability of Cohen's potential testimony. Here's part of his April op-ed in the Hill:

It is doubtful that Cohen would cooperate, even if he has anything on his client. But prosecutors often try to get lawyers to “sing” against their clients — to become “canaries” — in order to save their own feathers. Some flipped witnesses will tell prosecutors anything they want to hear in order to earn a “get out of jail free card.” They know that the “better” their story, the more leniency they will earn. So, in addition to singing, they “compose” by making up incriminating details.

I have seen this on many occasions.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/06/14/trumps-campaign-to-discredit-michael-cohen-is-already-underway

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Reply Reminds me of the part in The Godfather where they posthumously discredit the cop Michael Killed (Original post)
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Docreed2003 Jun 2018 #3
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tblue37 Jun 2018 #7

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:40 AM

1. "We have newspaper people on the payroll, don't we Tom? They might like a story like that..."

Kudos on the great reference to my favorite movie of all time...

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Response to ADX (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:44 AM

2. Is there a clip ?

In the movie they show newspapers coming off the press referring to him as a dirty cop.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:01 AM

3. Ask and ye shall receive...



It's at the very end of the clip

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:05 AM

5. Yes. But there's an actual clip from a newspaper saying something akin to dirty cop murdered.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:10 AM

6. Here ya go...

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Response to ADX (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:13 AM

8. Trump can use FOX NEWS for that purpose

Everything I need to know about Trump I learned from The Godfather.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:18 AM

9. Vito, Sonny, and Michael Corleone had more integrity and honor than Chump ever could...

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:19 AM

10. Yeah...it's right after the restaurant scene as micheal heads to Sicily

Every clip I've seen on YouTube ends just before that...

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:02 AM

4. Yeah, that happens after Michael shoots Solozzo and McCluskey...

...the quote I posted occurs when he tells Sonny et al that he'll do the deed.

Here's the scene, with the quote coming at 4:05:

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:11 AM

7. Dershowitz seriously loves him some scare quotes. That is an ugly stylistic tic. nt

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