I hope that the UK press and media get to read this article because none have ever given you the truth about Michael Cohen pleading guilty to various crimes, including one of “Campaign Finance Violation”.
Do you know that there was NO campaign violation by either Cohen or Trump.
You ask your chauffeur to step on it because you are late for a meeting. The police speed camera catches him doing 85 and he receives a summons. He pleads guilty, without trial, but because you hire him then you are also guilty of speeding. Even if you weren’t in the car and told him to hurry by phone, you are still guilty. That’s the Trump/Cohen story.
In a previous article I wrote about “Judicial Tyranny” in the USA where Democrats go judge-shopping to find district courts where they know they will get a sympathetic hearing. I became interested in this after listening to Mark Levin for several years on USA radio. He wrote a book titled “Men In Black” where he addressed the subject whereby a court could make new law against The Constitution by a court ruling.
In April 2018, when it was announced that Cohen would plead guilty to a campaign finance violation (CFV) due to payments to two women concerning alleged flings with Trump, Mark Levin interviewed Professor Bradley Smith, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) who was an author of the Campaign Contribution laws.
“When the FEC wrote the regulation that says what constitutes campaign expenditures and what constitutes personal use, it rejected specifically the idea that a campaign expenditure was anything related to a campaign, and instead says it has to be something that exists only because of the campaign and solely for that reason.”
That requires translation because of the way he used the word “anything”:-
First, he means that not everything paid or spent by a candidate is covered by campaign finance law. In this specific case the situations with the women arose before he was a candidate. Therefore, monies paid to them cannot be a violation of campaign finance law.
Second, there can be no proof he silenced them because he was running for President. It would be equally argued that he wished to silence them because of the embarrassment to his wife and family. It’s not even an admission that he did what they alleged. It was enough that their stories fitted with his known womanising character and that they would carry some weight.
We also note that Stormy Daniels violated an NDA agreement, then sued Trump for defamation – and lost with a legal penalty bill of $300,000 dollars. A lot of poles to swing on!
Not even Fox can get their headline right:-
Well, two out of three! He lied to congress and had tax violations but he copped to something that wasn’t a crime.
Cohen was not FOUND guilty of CFV because the case was never heard. He simply pleaded guilty to it without facing the trial. We suspect he did so in order to smear Trump by implication and receive a lighter sentence.
This is curious:-
“The U.S. Attorneys Office also announced Wednesday they have agreed not to prosecute American Media, Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer, for its role in paying $150,000 for the rights to McDougal’s story. By purchasing and then refusing to run the story, the company was doing Trump a favour to keep the story out of the news before the 2016 election, prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorneys Office said AMI has cooperated with prosecutors.”
So the National Enquirer could be said to be “guilty” of the same thing as Cohen but face no prosecution. Can we take this in? A newspaper COULD have been fined for not publishing a story? How do they know it was “doing Trump a favour”? How about holding back the story to a time judged of maximum interest and profit later on?
The charges were filed in the Southern District of New York. They are certainly qualified to hear cases of tax fraud, but not on CFV. According to Levin (who was special counsel to Ed Meese in the Reagan administration) cases of CFV are generally held in Washington where they have experience and expertise in these matters.
But it’s OK for Obama (from 2013):-
“Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating federal disclosure laws, Politico reports.
An FEC audit of Obama for America’s 2008 records found the committee failed to disclose millions of dollars in contributions and dragged its feet in refunding millions more in excess contributions.
The resulting fine, one of the largest ever handed down by the FEC, is the result of a failure to disclose or improperly disclosing thousands of contributions to Obama for America during the then-senator’s 2008 presidential run, documents show.
The FEC says the Obama campaign failed to disclose the sources of 1,300 large donations, which together accounted for nearly $1.9 million. Election Commission rules state campaigns must report donations of $1,000 or more within 20 days of Election Day.
Obama for America was also fined for “untimely resolution of excessive contributions,” according to the conciliation agreement, FEC says. The campaign accepted more than $1.3 million in contributions that came from donors who had already given $46,000—the maximum allowed by FEC rules. The campaign eventually refunded the excess cash but did not do so within the 60-day window allotted for resolving such cases, FEC said.
In addition to failing to report big donors and excess donations in a timely manner, the Obama campaign incorrectly dated the filings dealing with $85 million in funds, the FEC claims. This error appears to have been primarily the result of one transfer to the campaign committee from the Obama Victory Fund, a fundraising group that includes money raised by the Democratic National Committee that is earmarked for the presidential race.
The fines were a result of complaints filed with the FEC by the Republican National Committee. The Obama campaign has been quick to point out that the errors constitute a small portion of the more than $750 million it raised during the 2008 election cycle.
“The 2008 campaign was a record breaking campaign with over 3 million grassroots donors,” Obama for America spokeswoman Katie Hogan said in an email to U.S. News. “The very few outstanding questions have now all been resolved.”
So, it wasn’t treated criminally, just a slap on the wrists.
But, Trump used his own money!
From this single incident alone you can see how the Democrats and Mueller are employing Judicial Tyranny to trap Trump associates and create false narratives to try and impeach/indict a President. If they do then the Yellow Jackets are going to look like a convention of girl guides.
© Lugosi 2018