When the FBI carried out the raid on Michael Cohen’s office and home last week, it was not just because of the Stormy Daniels payoff scandal. They were also after the Access Hollywood tape, according to the New York Times.
The FBI is not technically investigating the allegations against Trump for sexual assault, so why would they want that tape? New reports say it’s now linked to the Trump-Russia scandal.
It’s about a tape…
This raid intended to find evidence that Michael Cohen “tried to suppress damaging information about Mr. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign” in regards to the tape, according to the New York Times report.
Within a span of not much more than an hour, the U.S government released an intel community report detailing how Russia was meddling in the election on Trump’s behalf, the Access Hollywood tape surfaced, and WikiLeaks released emails that Russian hackers had stolen from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. It was either the most unlikely confluence of coincidental events in modern history, or the three things were released in relation to each other.
That all happened in the span of a day…Coincidence?
Let’s not forget that all within one day, the U.S government released intel detailing how Russia meddled in the election on behalf of Trump, then Access Hollywood tape made it’s way into the spotlight, and WikiLeaks released emails that Russian hackers had stolen from John Podesta. Coincidence that all of that happened in one day? Some say no way.
Some argue that the WikiLeaks emails release were simply a distract for the media from the Access Hollywood tape, as well as to take attention off of reports about Russia. Or, was the Trump campaign responsible for the release of the tape to attention away from the Russia scandal?
Bill Palmer says, “Take your pick. But now that the FBI is executing search warrants to see if Trump’s fixer Cohen was illegally involved in either promoting or distracting from the Access Hollywood tape, it’s clear that the Feds (and the judge who signed off on the warrant) don’t think it was a coincidence. And if Cohen was involved in this, what are the odds Donald Trump didn’t know?”
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