Michael Cohen and the Movies

Readers, I hope you’ve all had a great week and wish you an even better weekend. I’d like to invite you to participate in my weekly shoot the shit. This is a social interaction where I discuss one or two topics. In a shoot the shit, you are free to participate even if you know nothing about the subject.  You can make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. The alternative is to pay some jackass, who majored in psychology so they could understand themselves, $150 or more, per hour,  so they can tell you that you’re in denial or suffering from an obsession if you like the female print of yoga pants.  Let’s get started.

Movie goers there are some great flicks out there for your viewing enjoyment:

MI Fallout

Mission: Impossible Fallout staring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt (a.k.a Carter Page)

The Equalizer 2 Poster

Equalizer 2, an excellent film starring Denzel Washington as Robert McCall. The only disappointment was not having a sex scene in which McCall looks at his watch.

Mile 22 Poster

Mile 22, yet another excellent film starring Mark  Wahlberg as James Silva. In Mile 22 we see Mark Wahlberg speaking faster than ever before. Mile 22 is a closet commando’s extravaganza. Shooting and moving, hand to hand, double taps, RPGs, vehicle firing drills, every conceivable fantasy the closet commando could have is included.

When I was in the service of our country, we rated movies on the basis if they had tits and motorcycles in the third reel. Anything missing those attributes was unacceptable and summarily rejected. All of the movies I’ve suggested meet that criteria at some point in the movie. Ergo, all three are highly recommended.

Next, allow me to talk about the Trump and Michael Cohen spectacle. Although we’re shooting the shit here, please keep me honest. I welcome any comment that can add clarity on this issue.

POTUS had a consensual affair with pornography actress Stormy Daniels ( Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford) in 2006. On or about September / October of 2016 she decides that she wants to go public about her affair with Presidential candidate Donald Trump. I don’t know if she contacted Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen or if Cohen contacted her but somehow, Cohen ends up paying her $130,000 in October 2016,  and for consideration received, she enters into a nondisclosure agreement with Donald Trump via Michael Cohen, his attorney. It was alleged that the payment resulted in campaign financing violations for which Cohen pleaded guilty.

That’s roughly the sequence of events. Now, please answer the following questions for me:

  1. Why wouldn’t Cohen simply tell Ms. Daniels to buzz off and let her go public, which, by the way, she started to do in 2011. I’m fairly certain that if extramarital affairs  were disqualifiers for the Presidency we wouldn’t have a President ? What’s the issue, even if he dressed up as Batman?
  2. Why didn’t Cohen advise Trump that making a payment to Daniels could have campaign finance implications. Trump has never run for public office. So, was Cohen incompetent or were there other motivators?
  3. Why did Cohen record that specific conversation with Donald Trump, his client, and why was the recording both doctored and incomplete, according to media reports?

Share your thoughts with us!

Have a great weekend. Try to get a little range time in and if shooting is not in the cards then spend some quality time with you families.

 

 

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