Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Michael Cohen: "I'm Taking the Fifth, See."

Cohen is taking the Fifth in the Stormy Daniels case.
Good question, Donny.


w3ski said...

Can you explain "taking the fifth" versus "contempt of court", which as I understand, is a "jail worthy" offence. Does taking the fifth in effect means he can skate thru this deposition without answering or consequence?

dinthebeast said...

Perhaps if New York doesn't pass the rule change to allow for prosecution after a presidential pardon, Cohen can get out of testifying about Fergus himself, should he receive a pardon. That doesn't mean he won't be convicted, just that he won't have to testify.

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

Taking the Fifth is asserting your right not to incriminate yourself. Contempt of court means you've pissed off the judge.

Dark Avenger said...

And if you refuse to testify without citing the 5th, you’ll piss off the judge bada-bing!

CenterPuke88 said...

DA, I’m pretty sure that outside of frivolous use of your “rights”, exercising the Fifth won’t get you tossed for Contempt.

Note that denying a lawyer is your representative kinda squwicks the whole privilege thing that Cohen was banging on about...but Fox and Friends called and Donnie answered.

Dark Avenger said...

Please re-read what I wrote.