78 thoughts on “First, raid all the lawyers.

  1. “I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,” Cohen told the website. “So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?”

    Let's see if Cohen can swear and threaten and bluff his way out of this one.

    1. Well, he did do something fucking disgusting. That's what got him into this spot in the first place.

  2. Some statements of bravado can be backed up-

    In the spring of 1938 a 19 year old outfielder failed to break into the Boston Red Sox' outfield of Vosmik, Cramer, and Chapman- .300 hitters all. At the end of spring training, they bid him adieu to the minor leagues with the taunt of "So long, busher". As the equipment manager Johnny Orlando saw they young man off on a train to Minneapolis, the Sox' Triple A farm club, the young man said "Tell them I'll be back, and that I'm going to make more money in this game than all three of them put together".

    That young man was Ted Williams. You, Mr. Cohen, are no Ted Williams.

  3. Best part of the story so far (per MSNBC lawsplainer Chuck Rosenberg): when the FBI raids an attorney's office or home, they have to bring along a Taint Team.

    A what? you ask.

    That's right, a Taint Team, a special group of lawyers who sift through the evidence to separate out that which might be tainted by attorney-client privilege, such as papers related to Cohen's non-Trump clients, if there are any.

  4. "We'll see what happens. Many people have said, 'You should fire him.'" -Donald J. Trump, like five minutes ago

      1. "They broke into" the office?

        Donald, I know you're limited, but executing a search warrant =/= breaking into an office TYVM…

  5. Grifteraptera

    Trump's Attorneys have Attorneys, retained to help him fight 'em
    Now those Attorneys need Attorneys
    and so, ad infinitum.

    It is Poetry Month, after all.

        1. No reason we can't have news-appropriate haikus:

          Cohen, searched today
          angry dotard, innocent?
          not on your life, pal

    1. ..And so they march in single file
      Into the court, defiant
      "And who is this?", the judge demands
      "My client's client's client"

        1. Thanks.
          I think I made it up in response to CR's, right inside my brain, but who the hell knows where it's been?

  6. While MSNBC and CNN are discussing the FBI raid , Tucker Carslon is discussing that the Boston Marathon allows trans gender athletes, because of course.

      1. Well, 30% is half of 60%, so you can go ahead and round that up right away. And 60% is actually–and no one really knew this but many people are saying–more than half of 100, so really, truthfully, his approval rating is somewhere between 120% and infinity. Very high marks.

  7. Comment on an | article in TPM | by karlwlewis:

    Well… so… here we are. The system is, so far, working as designed. Mueller found evidence of a crime that was outside his purview, and according to Bloomberg, he sent it up the chain to Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein then called up Joon H. Kim, and suggested that he should deal with it… and he did. (And none of that is hyperbole, by the way, Kim would have had to sign off on the warrant. And so would someone at the DoJ in Washington, because the target was a Lawyer.)

    This is the end of the world for Trump. Obviously for Cohen, too, of course, but it's the end for Trump. He has run out of places to hide. Even pardoning Cohen would likely fail, since Trump is a co-conspirator.

    The end of Trump, or our Republic, starts tonight; there's no way both can survive.

          1. Off day for the Red Sox. Their shortstop, Xander Bogaerts, is out for ~14 days with a tiny fracture on his talus bone.

            Hunter Greene: dayum

          2. My Achilles tendon pulled some bone away from my heel, which somehow also fractured the lateral process of the talus. That fracture was no joke, cost me a lot more than 14 days!

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