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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:32 PM

Cohen defies court order, refuses to release names of his clients

Source: thinkprogress



A dangerous game.
Judd Legum Apr 16, 2018, 11:30 am

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On Friday, a federal judge ordered Michael Cohen to turn over a list of his clients to the court by 10 a.m Monday morning. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said she would make the list public since the identities of clients, in most instances, are not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Cohen’s clientele became an issue after the government raided his home, hotel room, and office on April 9th. At the time, Cohen sought a temporary restraining order to prohibit the government from reviewing any of the documents, claiming attorney-client privilege.

This morning, Cohen responded to Judge Wood’s order with a letter filed with the court shortly before the 10 a.m. deadline, in which he declared that he would not provide the names of any clients that weren’t already publicly available.

Cohen said he worked at Estrin & Associates from 1991 to 1995, and had “numerous clients” during that time. From 1996 to 2006, Cohen said he worked in his own private legal practice, serving “hundreds of different clients.” Then, in 2006, Cohen joined Phillips Nizer LLP, where he represented about 15 clients. In all these cases, Cohen declined to disclose the identities of these clients, but claims that the materials seized by the government could include information from this time period.

From 2007 to 2017, Cohen said he only worked for Donald Trump and the Trump organization.

From 2017 to 2018, Cohen said he was back in private practice and had only 10 clients. Seven of those were not legal clients and Cohen didn’t disclose their names. Two of the remaining three clients were Donald Trump and Elliot Broidy. Cohen’s relationship with Broidy was disclosed last week by the Wall Street Journal, which reported that Cohen helped negotiate a $1.6 million hush money agreement between Broidy, a top Trump fundraiser, and a Playboy Playmate who he impregnated.............................................

Cohen refused to reveal the identity of the third legal client because the client “directed Cohen not to reveal the identity publicly.” Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, writes that this client’s matters “are responsive” to the search warrant, but it appears to be a typo. Ryan seems to have forgot to include the word “not.”............................................

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/cohen-defies-court-order-refuses-to-release-names-of-his-clients-61fc4ffd9ad7/







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Reply Cohen defies court order, refuses to release names of his clients (Original post)
riversedge Monday OP
notdarkyet Monday #1
flibbitygiblets Monday #2
getagrip_already Monday #3
groundloop Monday #4
Shrike47 Monday #5
TranssexualKaren Monday #6
Maraya1969 Monday #11
spooky3 Monday #28
murielm99 Monday #7
MFM008 Monday #8
Bernardo de La Paz Monday #9
angrychair Monday #36
Achilleaze Monday #10
ProudMNDemocrat Monday #12
Javaman Monday #13
bearsfootball516 Monday #14
Javaman Monday #15
kwassa Monday #16
George II Monday #18
JustAnotherGen Monday #19
George II Monday #17
JustAnotherGen Monday #21
benld74 Monday #20
Leghorn21 Monday #22
mcar Monday #23
bluestarone Monday #24
Native Monday #25
Native Monday #26
Native Monday #27
bluescribbler Monday #31
SergeStorms Monday #34
Native Monday #29
steventh Monday #30
Volaris Monday #32
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:36 PM

1. Cohen defies court orderlock him up.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:37 PM

2. Oh that dumb motherfucker is going DOWN!

hahahahahahaha, lock his ass up!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:38 PM

3. Is this an "FU" to the judge?

Sounds like it to me.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:42 PM

4. It certainly doesn't help his case against the FBI for a restraining order on FBI evidence

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:45 PM

5. Simple remedy: nothing between Cohen and anybody but Trump or Broidy need be screened.

The Feds can have anything that doesn’t reference Trump or Broidy right now. Trump and Broidy communications go to the screening committee.

Saying ‘up yours’ to a judge doesn’t end well for your side, in my experience.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:45 PM

6. I need some help on this one...

Does this mean he isn’t acknowledging Trump as his client, while at the same time claiming attorney client privalege in order to keep the documents hidden from the Justice Department....

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Response to TranssexualKaren (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:54 PM

11. That's a good question. I don't have an answer. I hope someone does.

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Response to TranssexualKaren (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:55 PM

28. I think he said Trump was a client since 2007. Wouldnt

That be a long enough interval to find what is needed, and isn’t he claiming to have worked as an attorney during this time (at least for Trump)? I agree that this article isn’t clear.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:45 PM

7. Oh, put his ass in jail.

This is getting old.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:48 PM

8. Judge isnt gonna like that

.......

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:48 PM

9. If 7 of last 10 are not legal clients, Cohen has no Attorney-Client Privilege to redact their names.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:35 PM

36. So the natural question is...

Michael, you are a lawyer. If they are not “legal clients” what are they and what did you do for them? Wash their car? Clean their pool? What?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:49 PM

10. What are the republicans hiding now ????

So much to hide...so much to be ashamed of.

This will become a HUGE guessing game...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:58 PM

12. Telling a Fedral Judge "Fuck you"....


"I am not complying to your request, " amounts to Contempt of Court. Nor does it make your case any more willing to go away.

Michael Cohen is in deep legal trouble and so is Trump. Both are scared shitless.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:02 PM

13. well, then, I think a few weeks in solitary might change his mind, no? nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:07 PM

14. Probably, but good luck getting that.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:10 PM

15. I can dream :) nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:10 PM

16. Maybe the mystery client is ........... PUTIN?

Let's start a rumor!

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Response to kwassa (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:13 PM

18. Damn, you beat me by TWO MINUTES!!!

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Response to kwassa (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:22 PM

19. I love your beautiful mind!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:12 PM

17. The third one is Vladimir Putin.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:25 PM

21. n/t

#Cohen4Putin
#CohenRepsPutin
#CohenClientPutin
#PutinLawyerCohen
#ESQCohen4Putin

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:24 PM

20. Isn't there a institution to check attorney's standings within the attorney world?

Cohen CAN'T be considered real

CAN HE?

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Response to benld74 (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:37 PM

22. Real*ish*? nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:39 PM

23. Lock him up!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:46 PM

24. NOT THE RIGHT ANSWER!!!

LOCK HIM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:51 PM

26. Update

Cohen's lawyer is offering to give the name to the judge in a sealed envelope right now per Tweet from Erica Orden (Politics Reporter for WSJ).

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:52 PM

27. Just announced - it's Sean Hannity

per Erica Orden

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Response to Native (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:07 PM

31. Why would Hannity hire Cohen?

Does he have an ex mistress to pay off? Just asking.

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Response to bluescribbler (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:54 PM

34. That's the million dollar question now.

There's going to be shitload of investigative journalists going through his garbage and everything else now. I hope this takes Hannity down with Trump and Broidy. The troika! The unholy right-wing triumvirate.

Of course Hannity might have done it just to be closer to his man-crush, Trump. He'd go down on Trump on live TV, just for the "pearl necklace".

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:59 PM

29. Wow!

Also per Erica -
*Judge Kimba Wood, presiding over the Michael Cohen hearing, years ago briefly trained to be a Playboy bunny.
*Eliot Spitzer is outside the Manhattan federal courthouse where the Michael Cohen hearing is set to start in about 20 minutes.
*New York's hottest club is the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse.
*Stormy Daniels has arrived at the courthouse for Michael Cohen's hearing. She's wearing a pink skirt suit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:59 PM

30. Sean Hannity is mystery 3rd client

Just reported on CNN
wow

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Response to steventh (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:14 PM

32. Hell no!..

Oh how sweet it would be if this takes down that blockhead cause he's legit Dirty hahahahah

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:34 PM

33. Wanna bet he has no other major clients besides Spanky and....

besides Spanky and those Cohen did work for that was also related to Spanky, like Hannity? Cohen's business IS Spanky's business.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:01 PM

35. "That's Sean Hannity on line 1 for you, Mr. Cohan."

"It sounds like he's in tears."

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