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    2018 NFL Draft

    Yep, if the deal was at all interesting should have moved down.
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    2018 NFL Draft

    Hopefully someone loves Rosen.
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    Is there a link to these figures you forgot to post?
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    QUOTE (Leonard Zelig @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 10:48 AM) You've been on this board for 13 years and you still have it set at 15 posts per page? Over 15 years and still have it set at 15 posts per page.
  5. QUOTE (G&T @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 02:30 PM) Yeah...this is totally looking like nothing: Sean Hannity’s Ties to Two More Trump-Connected Lawyers Those are actually legitimate lawyers, so Im not sure why its shocking that people in the same circle have similar lawyers.
  6. QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 01:56 PM) No, but last week when Cohen was raided, he could absolutely have said "I was briefly a client of Cohen's and I consulted with him regarding real estate". He has specifically talked about this case, after the raid, and this person specifically, on air, without disclosing that he had a private and business relationship with him. That's a clear lie of omission at a point when disclosing that should have been done by any honest member of the press. My guess is the opposite. You don't have a business relationship with Donald Trump's Fixer unless you need a fixer for something, and you don't try to cover it up unless you have a reason to cover it up. Im not going to get into "honest member of the press" or any of that because it is not really relevant. If Hannity discussed something terrible with Cohen, he absolutely under no circumstances should have discussed it at all on air, wherever. I dont care about his "honest member of the press", I would care about keeping him out of jail whatever. Its fun to speculate, but its just speculating without any new evidence. Maybe Ill be wrong, maybe Ill be right. But at first I did think there was something there, but I just dont feel that way anymore.
  7. QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 01:40 PM) Revealing his name caused embarrassment in no small part because he went as far as he could to hide his name, including a lie of omission while commenting on the case on his programs and having Cohen's attorneys argue to have his name hidden. If he had simply had a conversation about real estate holdings with Cohen as he claims, he could have been forthcoming with that information and avoided the embarrassment. He could have even released the attorney-client privilege, basically saying that in his eyes the person was not functioning as his attorney. You can note that he still has not done so. I disagree. No one wants to be associated with Cohen at this point. If I was Hannity the reason I wouldnt want people to know I was connected to Cohen because I have been harping on the FBI, the raid etc, and now people may question if my motivation was self serving. When Hannity started railing on the FBI, he had no way of knowing that eventually Cohen would be facing federal prosecution. So while he could have easily said "I talked to him about real estate" months/years ago, it was too far down the line to now come clean. We shall see what happens, but my guess is that none of the Hannity stuff is really that important.
  8. QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 12:53 PM) I thought that you had a pay an attorney to be considered a client? (barring obvious pro bono work) Am I wrong about that? Its not 100% a requirement. An easy example is that if you came in for a consultation and then never hired the attorney, what you talked about would still be privileged. This is from Jenner Blocks Guide (its 452 pages if you want to read it) https://jenner.com/system/assets/assets/894...egeHandbook.pdf
  9. QUOTE (G&T @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 12:42 PM) Well the problem I see is that the AC relationship is client based, not attorney based. At some point, according to Cohen's attorneys, Hannity discussed the possibility that his name could be revealed and he said he didn't want that to happen to avoid embarrassment. So either Hannity told Cohen to assert the privilege or he didn't. You are also assuming Cohen's attorneys weren't directly involved in this conversation which is not consistent with the following account of what happened: Link. Similarly phrased here. I agree that Cohen is stupid and this might all be nothing, but it doesn't add up right now. Right the AC relationship is client based. Therefore if Hannity really wanted to protect his interest he should have had an attorney show up to court and object on his behalf when the judge ordered the clients name be revealed. Hannity had no representation at the hearing. If you really did something bad, youd think with 30+mil youd have someone in court, who would file something on behalf of "John Doe a client of Michael Cohen". Its all guessing at this point.
  10. QUOTE (G&T @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 12:06 PM) Cohen said that Hannity told him not to reveal his name because it would cause embarrassment. So your argument is that Cohen (or his attorney) lied to a judge. If Cohen told his attorney that Hannity was a client and then the attorney told the judge, no one lied to the judge. This happens all the time. And Hannity was right, revealing his name did cause embarrassment. Cohen has no clue what he is doing. From what I can tell he barely has any understanding of being an attorney or how attorney client relationship works. The bottom line is I dont believe anything Cohen says. I think that if there was something really troubling for Hannity, Hannity would have had an attorney there trying to protect his attorney client privilege. Its not like Im some Hannity supporter and I originally did think more was there. Just now Im not so sure.
  11. In other news: http://abc7news.com/politics/supreme-court...-vague/3356124/ Gorusch sides against govt, states that law making it easier to deport immigrants is too vague.
  12. QUOTE (G&T @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 09:42 AM) But then why did Cohen have to disclose Hannity was a client? The only reason this became an issue is because the FBI must have seized documents related to Hannity. I don't think this could be a 5 minute conversation. Cohen must have kept a file on something. And it can't be a 5 minute recording on a phone call, because he probably wouldn't be considered a "client". Many people in the press try to cozy up to a presidential administration to gain access. There could be any number of journalists (not to mention politicians and business people) that called Cohen to earn brownie points, but none were considered "clients". Something doesn't sit right. Big question I have: why wasn't Hannity prepared for this yesterday? He had no clear messaging and fumbled all day trying to explain it away. There are PR firms that deal with crises like this. If it is truly nothing, and he was only doing this to earn brownie points, then he should have been prepared to deal with the appearance of impropriety that was surely to follow his exposure. I think it's possible there is something to this relationship with Cohen that he didn't want to talk to anyone about and hoped that his name would be kept secret. My answer is Cohen is an idiot and he doesnt understand attorney client privilege nor being a real attorney. So he considered Hannity a "client", even though he really wasnt one. If Hannity really was a client, he shot himself in the foot with all of those statements yesterday.
  13. Just my opinion, but I think that he was talking to Cohen to earn brownie points with Trump.
  14. Based on Hannity's comments, going to say that there is likely nothing there. I cant imagine he isnt smart enough to consult a real lawyer before he talked about it.
  15. Seeing as the only "work" Cohen seems to do as an attorney is hush payments, Im going to guess that is what Hannity was paying him for. Cohen really had to be up to something, because only having 3 clients is absurdly small. Its not like he was general counsel for Trump's business, the business actually has its own real lawyers. (Edit) So some quick research, maybe related to: http://www.newsweek.com/sean-hannity-debbi...fox-news-588881
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