Thursday, May 3, 2018

Seizure of documents from Michael Cohen's office could yield evidence of Donald Trump's sex crimes -- including assaults on minors, both male and female

Donald Trump and Michael Cohen
The recent search and seizure involving Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen is likely to yield evidence of Trump's past sex crimes -- plus cash payments to buy silence from victims of sexual assault -- according to a report from a Washington, D.C.-based investigative journalist.

Wayne Madsen reports that victims of Trump assaults likely includes minors -- both female and male. In short, Madsen writes, the raid on Cohen's office, residence, and hotel could provide evidence that the president of the United States is a pedophile. (See Wayne Madsen Report.)

Madsen and fellow journalist Andrew Kreig have written extensively about the case of Katie Johnson, who alleges in two federal lawsuits -- filed in California and New York -- that Trump and his wealthy friend, investment banker Jeffrey Epstein, raped her in 1994, when she was 13 years old. (See here, here, and here.) Johnson's complaint also alleges that Trump and Epstein raped a 12-year-old girl known only as Maria, who was abducted from Waterbury, CT, in March 1993, when she was 11.

Kreig and Madsen report, in a series of articles from January 2018, that Maria's kidnappers were involved in a child-trafficking ring that provided under-aged sex partners for wealthy individuals, such as Trump and Epstein. Madsen's latest special report on the subject connects the alleged ugliness in Trump's past with seizure of the Cohen documents. Writes Madsen:

FBI agents and federal prosecutors may also be examining Cohen's records for documents and information pertaining to several alleged out-of-court multi-million dollar settlements reached by Trump and his attorneys, and lawyers for individuals who claimed they were sexually assaulted by Trump when they were minors. Some of the incidents allegedly occurred in the early 1990s, the same time frame during which Trump and Epstein allegedly raped Katie Johnson and Maria. 
One was with the family of a 10-year old boy, alleged to have been forced to fellate Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 1992. Others allegedly involved oral and anal rape of an 11-year old boy at Trump Tower in Manhattan and rape of a 13-year old girl at Mar-a-Lago in 1993. 
More recent settlements are said to include Trump's alleged anal rape of an 11-year old boy at Trump Tower in 1998 and vaginal rape and oral sodomization of a 13-year old girl at Trump Vineyard Estates in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2012. The first alleged pedophile incident took place in 1989 and involved a 12-year old girl being raped by Trump at Trump Tower.

Is it any wonder Trump has seemed particularly unhinged in the wake of the seizures from Cohen's office and residences? What kind of impact could the Cohen documents have on Trump's future? They could, Madsen reports, be devastating:

Some of the out-of-court settlements may be contained in Trump's tax returns from the pertinent years. If Cohen maintained records of these and other settlements with Trump's sexual assault victims, there was a good reason why Trump has, according to White House sources, "lost his shit" over the FBI raid of Cohen's office and residences in New York. There is also reason to believe that Trump's psychiatric records, some of which may be held in the files of his personal attorneys, contain diagnoses that Trump suffers from the American Psychiatric Association's formal designation of a "pedophilic disorder."

The American public likely does not fully grasp the possible impact of the seized Cohen documents -- or the darkness in Trump's past. Here is how Madsen sets the stage for what might be the biggest threat to the Trump administration -- and it seems to have nothing to do with Russia:

There is an avalanche of evidence that suggests that the criminal referral by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) -- which resulted in a "no-knock" search and seizure of President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen's office, temporary hotel residence, and home -- was to gather evidence about Trump's past sex crimes and cash payments for silence from assault victims. The search warrant, approved by a federal magistrate with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, was initiated with the approval of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. With the recusal of the interim U.S. Attorney for the SDNY, Geoffrey Berman, a Trump campaign donor and former law partner of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Robert Khuzami -- a longtime federal prosecutor and chief of the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission -- is leading the investigation of Cohen's activities.

Although Trump, in a series of uninformed and juvenile tweets and comments, suggested that Mueller decided to "break into" his personal attorney's office, mounting evidence and news reports suggest that the new investigation surrounding Trump and Cohen involve Cohen's intimidation of women who accused Trump of sexual assault. In cases such as those involving porn actress Stephanie Clifford, who uses the stage name of "Stormy Daniels," and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, the $130,000 and $150,000 cash payments received from Trump associates and friends in return for their silence during the latter stages of the 2016 presidential campaign, likely violated federal campaign finance laws.

Sexual assault . . . hush money . . . pedophilia . . . kidnapping . . . campaign finance violations. It might be, by far, the most sordid story ever to reach the American White House. Writes Madsen:

Trump has, up to the present, relied on his attorneys and "fixers" to take care of anyone with information about his past as a serial assaulter of women and minors, female and male. There is little wonder why Trump now wants to fire Rosenstein, Mueller, and anyone else who poses a threat in what makes Richard Nixon's infamous "Saturday Night Massacre" look like a minor governmental reorganization.

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