Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It is never good news for an administration when its Attorney General feels the need to hire his own attorney.

Courtesy of The National Law Review:

Charles Cooper, the well-known Republican lawyer, wasn't simply in attendance at U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' congressional hearing one week ago to support his friend. Cooper is Sessions' personal lawyer, he confirmed in an email Tuesday. 

Cooper didn't provide additional details on the nature of the representation—including whether it extends to the criminal inquiry into Trump campaign affiliates' involvement with Russia. 

Peter Carr, a spokesperson for the Justice Department's investigation, declined to comment because the probe is ongoing. Spokespeople for Sessions didn't immediately respond to requests Tuesday. 

Cooper's involvement isn't that surprising given his public appearance with Sessions on Capitol Hill. Lawyers typically consult counsel before testifying, so that they can prepare adequately. 

But a continuing attorney-client relationship between the attorney general and a private lawyer could signal they expect additional perilous legal questions—including from Robert Mueller III's special counsel investigation. 

We already know that Mike Pence, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and of course Donald Trump have all hired lawyers.

At this point it might be harder to locate a Trump campaign or Administration official who HASN'T felt the need to lawyer up.

Yes, the noose is definitely getting tighter.


24 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:27 AM

    First in a series: America in Crisis
    "In an obvious sense, the root cause of our political crisis is Donald Trump."This series will attempt to put our plight in historical perspective."there are very few Republican liberals anymore — are appalled by the Trump phenomenon. John McCain, a previous Republican presidential nominee, is perhaps the most prominent example of Republicans who are alienated from their party’s current leadership, and even former president George W. Bush, whose adviser Karl Rove strove to worsen our ideological divisions in many respects, has proclaimed himself to be distressed, sick at heart, as he beholds the spectacle America is making of itself. Even outright conservatives such as the pundit George F. Will are finding the Republican situation under Trump to be morally intolerable."

    http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/166176

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    1. Anonymous7:53 AM

      Hey, but at least this administration is creating jobs! ...for lawyers.

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  2. Anonymous6:37 AM

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/preet-bharara-explains-embrace-twitter-hell-let-trump-keep-wise-counsel-193936026.html

    ""I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." - John Adams
    " reported that Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, boasted that he told the president to watch out for Bharara, known for cracking down on Wall Street and New York state lawmakers. Bharara now teaches at New York University School of Law."

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  3. Anonymous7:14 AM

    Are we living in a 3rd World Country under a crooked dictatorship and his crooked regime?

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    Anonymous6:45 PM

    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP LAWYERED UP

    President Trump's Senior Advisor / Son-In-Law lawyered up

    President Trump's Vice President lawyered up

    President Trump's lawyers lawyered up

    President Trump's Attorney General lawyered up

    President Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lawyered up

    BREAKING NEWS: The Statue of Liberty lawyered up

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    1. Anonymous1:00 PM

      USA has been living like that since the "roaring 20's" cough fuck gag pee!

      What is the difference now?

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  4. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Yoohoo Kellyanne Conway, you can find my reputable firm in the Yellow Pages under

    A.C. Lawyers R Us

    ("A"mbulance "C"haser)

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  5. Anonymous7:23 AM

    The picture you posted above. Is that an arrest/mugshot picture of one of the culprits?

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  6. Anonymous7:26 AM

    Anybody surprised?


    Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

    Washington Post - 16 hours ago


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  7. Anonymous7:43 AM

    M.A.G.G.A. Make Attorney's General Get Atorneys

    ☮ ✋

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  8. Anonymous7:48 AM

    "INtelligence community had been wary of making a public statement on Russian interference during the 2016 election in part because of then-candidate Donald Trump’s allegations that the outcome would be “rigged.”Johnson told Schiff that when the Obama administration finally made a public statement about Russian interference, it was buried by the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape," Pu$$y Pu$$y Pu$$y

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jeh-johnson-trump-rigging-talk-russian-meddling

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  9. Anonymous7:53 AM

    $IN?>“All the manufactured turmoil putting President Trump’s agenda in jeopardy, which ends up directly impacting everyone of you out there, the American people,”
    “national security crisis.”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/hannity-soft-coup-underway-against-trump

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  10. Anonymous7:56 AM

    O/T: Man...this place is a desert...wth did everyone go? I know why I haven't been here. But what about all the loyal followers? Where is the discussion I used to enjoy? Gryph...what the hell happened here?? What are your thoughts?

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    1. Anonymous8:22 AM

      Not as many Palin postings

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    2. Well when people lost interest in Sarah Palin they had fewer reasons to visit the blog that had dedicated so much space to reporting on her shenanigans.

      Now we have Donald Trump, but EVERYBODY is reporting on Donald Trump.

      No worries, there is an ebb and flow to these things.

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    3. Anonymous11:25 AM

      Some of us remain. Some may well still be in shock over what the country is devolving into. Some may be busy resisting.
      Beaglemom

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    4. Anonymous1:01 PM

      Sarah you forgot your meds.

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    5. Anonymous7:20 PM

      With Beaglemom. So aghast at all of this, there is nothing TO say. And it never stops.

      Delete
  11. Anonymous8:01 AM

    I so hope you are correct, IM! I have a horrid feeling that every one of these guys will get out from under their Russian connections w/none of them going to prison.

    I want to see Trump found guilty of treason first and foremost and put away for life, but seriously doubt it will occur.

    The Republicans just seem to be getting away with everything and it makes me furious!

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  12. Anonymous8:21 AM

    When's Ivanka, Beavis, and Butthead gonna lawyer up?

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  13. Anonymous8:41 AM

    I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight
    Atlanta Rhythm Section

    I picked up the paper this morning
    And read all the daily blues
    The world is one big tragedy
    I wonder what I can do
    About all the pain and injustice
    About all of the sorrow
    We're living in a danger zone
    The world could end tomorrow
    But I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    Tomorrow I might go as far as suicide
    But I won't let it bother me tonight
    Life on the street is a jungle
    A struggle to keep up the pace
    I just can't beat that old dog eat dog
    The rats keep winnin' the rat race
    But I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    The world is in an uproar and I see no end in sight
    But I won't let it bother me tonight
    I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    Tomorrow I might go as far as suicide
    But I won't let it bother me tonight
    Lord, Lord, Lord
    We got nothing but trouble
    I've done all I can do today
    So bartender pour me a double, right now
    But I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    The world is in an uproar and I see no end in sight
    But I won't let it bother me tonight
    I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    No I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
    Tomorrow I might go as far as suicide
    But I will not let it bother me tonight

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    1. Anonymous7:27 PM

      Great choice!

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  14. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Well, Sessions really needs a lawyer. He doesn't seem to know much about federal law despite being Attorney General. Those who seek that position should have to pass a special bar exam on federal law.
    Beaglemom

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  15. Randall1:31 PM

    Jesus...
    remember what the big scandal for The President was at this time of the Barack Obama administration?
    ...he ordered Dijon mustard to put on his fast-food hamburger! Sean Hannity and the Fox News Clowns made a HUGE deal of it for about a week!

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    1. Anonymous3:58 PM

      The other big Obama fiasco was the Obama's terrorist fist bump.

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