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From the US ABC news: Michael Cohen subpoenaed in New York state probe of Trump foundation:

State investigators in New York issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen on Wednesday as part of an ongoing multi-agency investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a spokesperson with the state’s department of taxation and finance told ABC News.

The subpoena for Cohen arrived less than 24 hours after the former fixer and personal attorney to President Donald Trump pleaded guilty to two charges of campaign finance violations related to the Trump campaign.

An official with the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told ABC News that shortly after Cohen was served the subpoena, he reached out to the NY department of taxation and finance to ask when they could schedule a time to talk.

This is a New York State investigation which is not affected by Trump’s ability to pardon, and it could be a world of hurt for the directors of the Foundation: Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump. Current “wisdom” says that Trump Sr. can’t be indicted while President, but his kids can enjoy the “hospitality” of the New York State corrections system.

7 comments

1 Kryten42 { 08.30.18 at 10:19 am }

Did you see the latest GOP anti-Patriot/American shenanigans against someone running as a Democrat nominee?

C.I.A. Officer-Turned-Candidate Says PAC Obtained Her Security Application

Seems it was Paul Ryan’s PAC. What a surprise. *shrug*

2 Kryten42 { 08.30.18 at 3:40 pm }

And this… I’m sure this will go well!

Trump cancels pay raises for most federal employees, citing budget

3 Bryan { 08.30.18 at 8:16 pm }

Those applications are classified and privileged, so there is no legal way for anyone to acquire them with a Freedom of Information Request. To even read one you have to have an established right to know the contents and then show a lawful need to know. Opposition political research is not a lawful need to know.

The Office of Personnel Management was broken into a few years ago. The suspicion was that it was a Chinese operation, but no direct proof. CIA personnel records were taken. If this woman’s records were among those taken, the PAC needs lawyers.

Remember – Trump supports the troops, when he needs a photo op. He himself and his friends a big tax break and tries to cover part of it by freezing the pay of the civil service.

4 Kryten42 { 08.31.18 at 9:35 am }

Yes… Been chatting online about that. Wondering if that OPM break-in could be a new *Watergate* deal. Wouldn’t surprise me.

5 Bryan { 08.31.18 at 8:53 pm }

There is now a bogus report that the records were mistakenly sent out by the Post Office. OK, what in hell was the US Postal Service doing with them? This whole thing just smells like people need to go to prison.

6 hipparchia { 09.03.18 at 3:21 pm }

There is now a bogus report that the records were mistakenly sent out by the Post Office. OK, what in hell was the US Postal Service doing with them?

that was pretty much my reaction – the POST OFFICE???? only trump could come up with THAT one.

7 Bryan { 09.03.18 at 7:25 pm }

They really need to find better writers. The scripts they are reading to the media are absurd. This is something Congress needs to look into after the election.