Trump lawyer hand-delivered secret Russian sanction relief plan to Flynn

Posted by | February 19, 2017 19:35 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

The lawyer in question was a frequent campaign TV surrogate for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. It looks like he’s now neck-deep in the Flynnghazi sauce:

Trump Organization lawyer Michel Cohen hand-delivered a “peace” plan for Russia and Ukraine to former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Flynn was asked to resign, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The plan, which involved lifting sanctions on Russia, was drafted by Cohen — a close confidante of President Donald Trump who has served as his organization’s special counsel since 2007 — and Felix Sater, a Russian-American real estate developer who has helped the Trump Organization scout deals in Russia.

Sater, a businessman formerly linked with the Mafia who has boasted of his “relationship with Trump,” told the Washington Post last May that he “handled all of the negotiations” for the Trump Organization’s dealings in Russia in the mid-2000’s.

The NY Times has much more:

The amateur diplomats say their goal is simply to help settle a grueling, three-year conflict that has cost 10,000 lives. “Who doesn’t want to help bring about peace?” Mr. Cohen asked.

But the proposal contains more than just a peace plan. Andrii V. Artemenko, the Ukrainian lawmaker, who sees himself as a Trump-style leader of a future Ukraine, claims to have evidence — “names of companies, wire transfers” — showing corruption by the Ukrainian president, Petro O. Poroshenko, that could help oust him. And Mr. Artemenko said he had received encouragement for his plans from top aides to Mr. Putin.

“A lot of people will call me a Russian agent, a U.S. agent, a C.I.A. agent,” Mr. Artemenko said. “But how can you find a good solution between our countries if we do not talk?”

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Sater said they had not spoken to Mr. Trump about the proposal, and have no experience in foreign policy. Mr. Cohen is one of several Trump associates under scrutiny in an F.B.I. counterintelligence examination of links with Russia, according to law enforcement officials; he has denied any illicit connections.

The two others involved in the effort have somewhat questionable pasts: Mr. Sater, 50, a Russian-American, pleaded guilty to a role in a stock manipulation scheme decades ago that involved the Mafia. Mr. Artemenko spent two and a half years in jail in Kiev in the early 2000s on embezzlement charges, later dropped, which he said had been politically motivated.

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48 responses to Trump lawyer hand-delivered secret Russian sanction relief plan to Flynn

  1. Charlie Seivard February 19th, 2017 at 19:40

    Treason anyone?

    • Suzanne McFly February 19th, 2017 at 19:41

      I am not a lawyer, but I would think those dots would be fairly easy to connect.

      • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 22:24

        think back to grade school. remember the kids who had trouble connecting the numbered dots?

        guess where they’re at now…

    • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 22:22

      only if they admit that it was what they were trying to do. (the alternative way of looking at things I suppose). going by what the MSM was trying to float about flynn lying to the FBI, they have to prove he was intentionally trying to deceive them?

    • Mike February 19th, 2017 at 22:53

      Treasonous, yes …. Treason, no.
      The legal definition of treason is surprisingly simple…it requires a citizen to either; levy war against the US, adhere to her enemies, or give aid and comfort to same …. and you need 2 witnesses.
      The last guy tried was back in 52 … Japanese guy JFK kicked him back to Japan in 60
      It’s a pretty high hurdle since Russia isn’t actually a declared enemy …
      All that said, I have faith Trump will figure a way out to betray his country in such a way that will satisfy the criteria for other charges like maybe Misprison of Treason or possibly Seditious Conspiracy

  2. Suzanne McFly February 19th, 2017 at 19:40

    This is effing nuts, we almost impeached a guy for a BJ and this guy is selling us out right in front of our faces. How long will the republicans bend over for this guy?

    • majii February 19th, 2017 at 19:48

      The most puzzling thing to me is that, in spite of the evidence, his supporters will still believe it when he says he has no business or government-related associations with

      • Suzanne McFly February 19th, 2017 at 19:53

        It proves to me that if you are a rump supporter at this point, you are indeed a racist and/or hate women. There is no way around this. If they can accept all he has done and still defend this criminal, there are devious reasons for this blind allegiance IMO.

        • Bonnietconnolly February 20th, 2017 at 06:22

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      • StoneyCurtisll February 19th, 2017 at 20:03

        “says who”?
        (sracasm)… :)

        • whatthe46 February 19th, 2017 at 22:56

          laughing that you had to add the /s

    • whatthe46 February 19th, 2017 at 22:56

      with the RNC hack, and *45 in putin’s pocket, who knows what they have on all of ’em.

      • Suzanne McFly February 20th, 2017 at 10:50

        Pretty sure I don’t want to know either. I have a feeling embarrassing videos of the resident in our White House are in our future.

        • whatthe46 February 20th, 2017 at 15:06

          you have no idea how badly i want him embarrassed.

          • Suzanne McFly February 20th, 2017 at 16:19

            I don’t know how his whole family aren’t mortified at this point. They left embarrassment at the gate when this guy decided to run for office and he came down waving to the paid crowd as his escalator carried his enormous a$$ to the bottom floor to make his ridiculous announcement.

            • whatthe46 February 20th, 2017 at 17:23

              girl, they’re into that kinda sh!t too. anyway to degrade another human being they’re for it. ivanko is a ho. so. birds of a feather.

  3. StoneyCurtisll February 19th, 2017 at 20:01

    “Says Who?”
    Is that not this nut jobs famous line?

  4. Obewon February 19th, 2017 at 20:04

    DT: Oh! But that’s my lawyer Cohen… Donnie said Thursday that he is not acting in covert concert with Vladimir Putin. “I have nothing to do with Russia,” he said during his news conference, insisting, “The whole Russian thing, that’s a ruse.”

    Yeah but all those KGB hooker / Trump pi$$ and sh!t videos of Donnie in Russia, delivered excellent blackmail payola for EU, UN & U.S. sanctioned Putin!

    • StoneyCurtisll February 19th, 2017 at 20:05

      Now thats what I call Big league….(bad stoney)

    • StoneyCurtisll February 19th, 2017 at 20:07

      I have to give props to the girl who has the ability to stand still on a mattress with 9 inch heels…
      Now that takes talent…::)

      • Obewon February 19th, 2017 at 20:10

        Putin’s KGB workers are trained experts. Wielding the Wide-stance Sen. (R-ID) Larry Craig methods.

      • nola878 February 19th, 2017 at 21:34

        Never understood how women can even walk in those things…

      • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 21:57

        just standing up in them would probably give most of us guys a nose bleed.

        ouch! it hurts to even look at it (even if it’s sexy as all get out!)).

    • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 22:27

      sometimes ‘fake news’ is realier than real.

  5. Mike N. February 19th, 2017 at 20:09

    Yeah but, Sweden! Never forget!

    • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 21:55

      …but their intentions were good, just ask them.

      if their intentions were bad, well, yeah, they’ve broken the law several times over, but if they say they were good, nothing happens, just move on. (kinda like LYING out your ass to the FBI, but, hey, if you just say you didn’t mean for it to be a lie…

      • bunya February 20th, 2017 at 13:51

        That’s one of the perks of having an (R) after your name. They can break the law multiple times, commit treason, start unnecessary wars for profit and torture detainees, but it’s all good. Because if a republican does anything bad he almost always has a “patriotic reason” for doing it.
        The BS is really getting deep in here. We may die from suffocation via bull fecal matter. I’m hoping the GOP grows a pair real soon and move to impeach this clown, but I’m not holding my breath.

    • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 22:28


  6. robert February 19th, 2017 at 20:19

    Mar a Lago

    Where anything goes and the walls don’t have ears

  7. Duke Woolworth February 19th, 2017 at 22:04

    Michael Cohen: Making Jews yell “Jesus Christ!”

  8. granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 22:29

    oh goodie, more stuff for LIAR trump to LIE about!

  9. The Original Just Me February 19th, 2017 at 23:01

    There is NO Bottom to this Pit of Deceit and Swill.

  10. Budda February 20th, 2017 at 07:02

    And there are still some Americans that support this fool. Just remember there are a lot of stupid people out there. How else could Duck Dynesty, Honey boo boo, Real wives of somewhere have such long runs?

  11. Anomaly 100 February 20th, 2017 at 07:05

    Trump will call it the ‘failing New York Times’ again in 3…2…

  12. William February 20th, 2017 at 08:21

    The GOP is all over this.

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