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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:16 PM

Giuliani pal who sent Cohen the "friends in high places" email says it was a Garth Brooks reference

Sure it was...

From Mediaite:

https://www.mediaite.com/online/giuliani-ally-denies-teasing-pardon-to-cohen-friends-in-high-places-email-was-a-garth-brooks-reference/


Giuliani Ally Denies Teasing Pardon to Cohen: ‘Friends in High Places’ Email Was a Garth Brooks Reference


Earlier today, CNN broke news of emails sent by attorney Robert Costello to Michael Cohen in April 2018 after the raid on his office. Costello was in touch with Rudy Giuliani, and in one of the emails he said, “Sleep well tonight, you have friends in high places.”

CNN’s report notes Costello’s denial of Cohen’s belief that a pardon was being dangled, and his claim that Cohen was the one to raise it.

But after the CNN report ran, Costello gave another statement that provided an explanation for the curious choice of language in the email.

Costello told The Daily Beast that “sleep well tonight, you have friends in high places” was meant as a joking reference to a Garth Brooks song:

In an email to The Daily Beast, Costello said that he was not hinting at a Trump pardon when he talked about sleeping well at night. Instead, he was referencing a song by music star Garth Brooks in an attempt to comfort a “suicidal” Cohen. And, he added, there were documents that could confirm as much.

“To repeat myself, Michael Cohen and his counsel’s interpretation of events is utter nonsense,” Costello said. “This statement: ‘Sleep Well tonight, you have friends in high places’ was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a Garth Brooks song, to a client whose state of mind was highly disturbed and had suggested to us that he was suicidal. We were simply trying to be decent human beings. There is no hidden message.”


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And yes, before you ask, the Garth Brooks song is, in fact, titled “Friends in Low Places.”

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Reply Giuliani pal who sent Cohen the "friends in high places" email says it was a Garth Brooks reference (Original post)
highplainsdem Mar 13 OP
TwilightZone Mar 13 #1
RockRaven Mar 13 #2
manor321 Mar 13 #3
spanone Mar 13 #4
highplainsdem Mar 13 #8
bitterross Mar 13 #5
muntrv Mar 13 #6
triron Mar 13 #7
highplainsdem Mar 13 #9
TheBlackAdder Mar 13 #10

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:17 PM

1. I had to check if this was the Onion or Andy Borowitz.

Alas, no.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:27 PM

2. That song says nothing about sleeping well, so the only thing in common is "friends" & "places"

He could just as plausibly claimed it was a reference to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" -- there are just as many words in common after all.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:31 PM

3. Oh my

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:34 PM

4. 'We were simply trying to be decent human beings' Bwahahahahahahaa

liars. we KNOW that's false.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:01 PM

8. My reaction, too.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:38 PM

5. Even if it is, it doesn't negate it's actual meaning.

Even if he has documents that prove it's a reference to Garth Brooks it doesn't negate the meaning of it. It still means "you've got someone on the inside."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:43 PM

6. In related news, when the Tattaglia family wanted Luca Brazi to sleep with the fish, they meant

book a hotel room with an aquarium.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:47 PM

7. Good simile.

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Response to triron (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:23 PM

9. Perfect.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:26 PM

10. Yeah, right! The Ghoul & Cohen are Garth Brooks fans.

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