Michael Cohen claims to have evidence that the RNC took illegal contributions from foreign entities like China.

By |2019-04-06T07:44:38-08:00April 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

You don’t say?

Courtesy of Mother Jones

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and a former deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee, claims that he “knows of possible federal campaign finance violations” by the RNC, including its alleged receipt of donations from foreign citizens.

In a letter sent Thursday to four Democratic chairmen of House committees, Cohen attorneys Lanny Davis and Michael Monico said Cohen had recently found a hard drive with 14 million files from the past 10 years on his computers and phones that could aid congressional probes into Trump. Cohen is set to start a three-year prison sentence on May 6. His lawyers hope that Democrats will help Cohen convince a federal judge to grant a reprieve “while he is fully cooperating with prosecutors and Congress.”

Cohen’s lawyers also sent lawmakers a 12-page memo, first reported by BuzzFeed, outlining evidence Cohen has offered congressional committees about Trump. The memo mentions Cohen’s knowledge of possible illegal foreign donations in just one sentence, which cites “possible federal campaign finance violations by the Republican National Committee, including possibly illegal contributing of illegal substantial donations to the RNC by foreign nationals, including from China.”

This claim comes amid mounting investigative attention to possible illegal contributions from citizens of China and other countries. Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, reportedly acting at least in part on information from Cohen, are believed to be investigating whether foreign citizens funneled cash to Republican fundraising committees. Mother Jones has reported that an Asian American GOP activist involved with a December 2017 fundraiser for Trump and the RNC at a restaurant in Manhattan expressed concern that Chinese citizens may have funneled donations through American straw donors in connection with the event.

You know this may help to explain why the Republicans are so desperate to protect Donald Trump.

They know that he has evidence of their illegal activities and that if he goes down, they go down. 

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  1. anon April 6, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    not a day too soon

  2. Paul April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    OK, but when should Dotard go down? Like any rational person I would love to see Dotard out of office and in prison, but if he goes prior to the end of his term, we then have a President Pence. Arguably that might be slightly better for the U.S., but a President Pence might also be better for congressional and senatorial candidates, and the dems have to take back the senate in 2020. The best scenario is that both Dotard and Pence go down soon and we end up with a President Pelosi.

  3. Anon April 9, 2019 at 10:16 am

    it can’t be fast enough IMHO.

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