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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:07 AM

The significance of Trump's tweet this morning...

...about his lawyer perhaps "illegally" recording their conversation?

The very fact that it was not about Putin, or Helsinki, or his National Security team was significant. It is possible that they were attempting to change the subject? But, more likely, this was the topic that was occupying their minds the most at this time? Why?

Because it is important to them. They feel threatened by these tapes. They are trying to get out in front of this story. This story is the one that bothers them the most at this time. That is the significance of his tweet this morning.

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Reply The significance of Trump's tweet this morning... (Original post)
kentuck Jul 2018 OP
Wounded Bear Jul 2018 #1
kentuck Jul 2018 #4
empedocles Jul 2018 #2
Best_man23 Jul 2018 #3
hlthe2b Jul 2018 #5
kentuck Jul 2018 #6
Towlie Jul 2018 #7
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2018 #10
uppityperson Jul 2018 #14
gristy Jul 2018 #16
Achilleaze Jul 2018 #17
MaryMagdaline Jul 2018 #18
uppityperson Jul 2018 #19
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2018 #8
Vinca Jul 2018 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2018 #12
kentuck Jul 2018 #13
pioche4 Jul 2018 #11
Historic NY Jul 2018 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2018 #20
OnDoutside Jul 2018 #21

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:08 AM

1. When your entire existance is based on maintaining lies...

any evidence of reality contrary to the lie is dangerous.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:11 AM

4. Very true.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:10 AM

2. trump always fretted/agitated/ worried, a lot

good for him to do all that and more, lot more now.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:11 AM

3. There is only one little hitch to that premise

New York is a one-party consent state for recording conversations.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:12 AM

5. I wonder what the long term effect on all of us of having to deal with the constant barage

of his tweets and lies--and the need to take time to try to analyze the TRUE tactics/strategy/agenda behind them.

Beyond being exhausting and irritating--often blood pressure raising, I fear he is turning the entire population into one forever burdened with Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:14 AM

6. A very valid concern.

I think it has done irreparable damage .

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:15 AM

7. Inconceivable!

Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) - almost unheard of. Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2018

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Response to Towlie (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:17 AM

10. Beautiful!!!!


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Response to Towlie (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:40 AM

14. Thank you, I've been concerned no one else caught this.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:16 PM

16. when I google "inconceivable meaning", the definition given has an interesting and up-to-date usage

in·con·ceiv·a·ble

/ˌinkənˈsēvəb(əl/

adjective: inconceivable

not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.
"it seemed inconceivable that the president had been unaware of what was going on"

synonyms: unbelievable, beyond belief, incredible, unthinkable, unimaginable, extremely unlikely;

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Response to gristy (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:24 PM

17. George Carlin thought 'inconceivable' would be a good brand name for condoms

I'm just sayin...

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:32 PM

18. Thank you for my laugh of the day!

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Response to gristy (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 01:57 PM

19. Ha!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:16 AM

8. Favorite President, My Ass!



Perhaps Michael Cohen realized..... "NEVER take Donald Trump at his word. He will deny ever knowing you."

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:17 AM

9. Isn't New York one of those states that doesn't require both parties to know a

conversation is being recorded? It might be an ethical violation if Cohen was acting as an attorney, but Don complaining about ethics is ludicrous.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:24 AM

12. Yes, NY is a one-party consent state.

I don't think taping the conversation was necessarily an ethical violation either - depending on what was to be done with the tapes. Maybe Cohen was making tapes for a future memoir (in which case there could be a problem with attorney-client privilege, although apparently this particular tape was cleared), or maybe he was taping Trump to protect himself from "misunderstandings" - that is, Trump's lies. We know that in civil cases involving Trump his own lawyers always met with him in pairs because they didn't trust him to be honest about the advice he was being given.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:24 AM

13. Unless they can get a favorable judge to make a ruling on the other tapes ??

Who knows?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:22 AM

11. Theory that dT's lawyers released to cut Cohen defense at the knees, less viable to actually flip

If the conversation was privileged, prosecutors didn't have it. I anticipate more releases like this by dT's lawyers to continue to change the media focus.

So question...why would it be considered privileged by Special Master, if its a discussion about committing a crime? Also, on Maddow last night, writer Emily Jane Fox, said the tape conversation is not as it was described by Guilianni..., big surprise. Things are always the opposite of what dT's posse says.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:11 PM

15. Donald lives in NY, Donald's Lawyer lives in NY....

he might want people to think it was illegal. In Ny it is legal.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:55 PM

20. So civil rights only matter when we're talking about the blotard.

Fuck the rest of us.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:01 PM

21. Since it was Trump's lawyer who released its existence, wouldn't it make sense for Cohen to

release it asap, such as 9am on Monday morning ? Guiliani may be expecting that it wouldn't be released for months and then they can say we already dealed with it.

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