Editor’s note: Michael Cohen said he threatened over 500 individuals at the orders of Donald Trump. Each one of those threats was to stop people from going to authorities to seek criminal prosecution of the man Cohen called a “con man and cheat.” Other accusations, rape, sexual assaults less than “penetration,” (over a hundred of them by our count) and hundreds, perhaps thousands of cases of tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, extortion and blackmail, were at the heart of Cohen’s work, backed by Non Disclosure Agreements that may well have been signed at gunpoint.
Now the FBI is doing his work for him.
Past that, The United States Secret Service is protecting two brothels, one at Mara Lago and the other at Trump Tower, each the scenes of recorded sexual assaults by Trump (court records) and each the regular home and watering hole of Russian mobsters. Look at Trump Tower alone, sold off to criminals who now do business free of surveillance and wiretaps with the Secret Service keeping authorities away from them.
We aren’t kidding, Trump is making millions from crime bosses by using his Secret Service protected hideouts as safe houses for crime bosses.
President Donald Trump has put unrelenting pressure on the Justice Department over the past two years in an effort to derail the Trump-Russia investigation. He has failed to stop the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller, who may soon release a report on his findings.
Yet Trump’s constant pressure has clearly had an impact in a way that few have recognized. Two of Trump’s most frequent public complaints — that the Russia investigation is a hoax ginned up by Democrats and the so-called deep state, and that leakers are feeding the “fake news” media negative stories about him — have clearly seeped into the mindset at the Justice Department and influenced its process for investigating leaks.
Since Trump took office, six people have been charged in cases related to unauthorized disclosures of sensitive or classified information. Of those six, four have been charged in cases connected to disclosures related to Trump, the circle of people around him, and the Trump-Russia inquiry.
The latest case came last week, when John Fry, an analyst with the Internal Revenue Service in San Francisco, was charged with disclosing confidential financial information related to Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, including information about how a company owned by Cohen received $500,000 from a company with ties to a Russian oligarch.
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