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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 07:28 PM

Judge blocks effort to conceal details in Trump campaign crimes case as Bill Barr's DOJ mysteriously

Judge blocks effort to conceal details in Trump campaign crimes case as Bill Barrís DOJ mysteriously closes the probe

Published 1 min ago on July 17, 2019
By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

A federal judge confirmed on Wednesday that the Justice Department has ended its investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, indicating that no one else will face charges in the case. But Judge William Pauley also announced that, over the governmentís objections, he will be making many of the underlying documents in the case public without requested redactions.

The case stemmed from Cohenís efforts during the 2016 campaign to secure hush money payments for two women who said they had affairs with Donald Trump. Since investigators determined these payments were done in order to help secure Trumpís victory, the spending counted as campaign contributions that were never recorded and were, in fact, illegally concealed. The Trump Organization, Cohen has said, helped repay him for the costs of the hush money while disguising the payment falsely as a legal retainer.

Cohen implicated Trump directly in the crime, saying the then-candidate coordinated with him and directed him to make the payments. There is even a public recording of the pair seeming to discuss one of the payments. Donald Trump Jr., too, maybe implicated in the crime because he allegedly signed some of the repayment checks to Cohen.

For these and other crimes to which he pleaded guilty, Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison. But neither Trump nor no one else apparently involved in the scheme appears to be vulnerable to charges in the case.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/judge-blocks-effort-to-conceal-details-in-trump-campaign-crimes-case-as-bill-barrs-doj-mysteriously-closes-the-probe/?utm_source=push_notifications

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Reply Judge blocks effort to conceal details in Trump campaign crimes case as Bill Barr's DOJ mysteriously (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 17 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 08:11 PM

1. Wonder how many passes are going to be given to drumpf

by a corrupt DOJ and courts.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 08:18 PM

3. You know the answer- infinite

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 08:21 PM

4. Corrupt Senate, DOJ and courts.

Who would have ever thought the rethuglicons were could go so low.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 08:16 PM

2. This might work out better for us.

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