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Kendall Coffey on Manafort and Cohen: Which Case to Follow

There could be some trouble for President Donald Trump after the events that took place in court last week. Although a guilty verdict in Northern Virginia did not implicate the president, the guilty plea in Manhattan that did implicate him is what may be the problem. However, legal experts say it may be challenging to prove that he did anything wrong. Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of tax and bank fraud by a jury in Alexandria, Virginia. But Trump’s real problem is that his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen implicated him in what prosecutors called a campaign finance violation. Former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Kendall Coffey told The Daily Signal, “Manafort and Cohen are completely unrelated to the mission of investigating collusion with Russia,”. He added, “but it’s damaging in the court of public opinion and signals the Department of Justice is moving aggressively against the president.” Coffey doesn’t think Manafort would have let his case go to trial if he had anything to offer prosecutors on Trump, so he believes that the Cohen case is the one to...

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Guilty Verdict: Kendall Coffey on What it Means for Trump and Mueller

White House allies have been vocal about Manafort’s criminal trial in Alexandria, Va. having nothing to do with his involvement in the president’s 2016 campaign and potential ties between Trump associates and Kremlin officials. Instead, the 18-count indictment prosecutors filed against Manafort focus on financial crimes and tax evasion he allegedly committed prior to joining efforts to elect Trump. However, some legal experts say a direct connection to the president wouldn’t be necessary for a guilty verdict to undermine his months-long effort to characterize the special counsel probe as a “hoax.” “It doesn’t affect the argument that this has nothing to do with Russia collusion because the trial, if anything, has verified that at least with Manafort, the case was not connected to allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia,” former U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey told the Washington Examiner. “But what it does do in a very broad sense is provide vindication for Mueller’s...

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Kendall Coffey and Jeffrey Crockett Represent Ugo Colombo in Jet Battle

A Miami Design District developer by the name of Craig Robins was seeking punitive damages against Ugo Colombo, a big name in Miami real estate. The two of them once jointly owned a private jet together and the Third District Court of Appeal denied Robins’ petition after a lower court allowed Colombo to amend his lawsuit against Robins. This is the latest action in this fight that has been drawn out for the last 10 years. Colombo bought the jet with an $18.5 million Back of America loan and Robins became co-owner later the same year. The two of them also signed agreements evenly splitting jet maintenance and dividing operating costs based on usage. But Colombo has accused Robins of defaulting to get out of his contract in an attempt to have Colombo pay Robins’ share. Coffey Burlington partners Kendall Coffey and Jeffrey Crockett represented Colombo on appeal. “The claim is that Craig Robins deceitfully conspired to harm Ugo Colombo, his partner. The trial court found that Colombo’s case presented a reasonable basis for the recovery of punitive damages against Robins personally,” the attorneys said in an emailed statement. “Robins appealed this decision but lost and faces punitive damages in a jury trial.” “Colombo’s counsel’s construction of the opinion is nonsense,” Richard responded. He declined further...

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Kendall Coffey on his Relationship with Brett Kavanaugh

On NBC 6 Kendall Coffey spoke about his relationship with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Coffey is a part of several South Florida legal circles and has had the opportunity to work closely with Kavanaugh. In the interview, Coffey said that he hasn’t spoken to Kavanaugh in years, but they got along well when they did have the opportunity to work together. Coffey added that he knew back then that there was something special about Kavanaugh. When asked if Kavanaugh being a conservative would make him impartial in the court of law, Coffey stated that he believes that he’ll be fair. On the other hand, it is known that he has a conservative philosophy and that philosophy will definitely affect his...

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Kendall Coffey Chimes in on Michael Cohen Potentially Flipping on Trump

The question of much speculation has been whether Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, would flip on his former boss. It’s been three months since the FBI raided his offices and residences, but it’s still an unanswered question. Cohen finally sat down for his first interview since the federal raid and he offered some compelling clues. Cohen stated, “My wife, my daughter, and my son have my first loyalty and always will. I put family and country first.” This is a very big change for Cohen since he previously stated that he would take a bullet for Trump. Kendall Coffey chimed in on the situation saying, “It’s a barely coded message that he is ready to cooperate. When people that are targets of investigations are talking about doing what’s best for their family, it’s inevitably a code for cooperating and getting the best deal they can from prosecutors.” Cohen recently hired a new attorney, Guy Petrillo, who is a highly-regarded former prosecutor who once led the criminal division of the same U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan that is conducting the criminal investigation of Cohen. There has been a lot of speculation that this decision could be a sign that Cohen could be on the verge of seeking a deal. After Petrillo officially assumes his role as lead counsel, Cohen plans to exit a joint defense agreement he shared with the president and others potentially implicated in federal probes. Coffey says, “Being part of a joint defense agreement generally means your cooperation is with fellow targets and you’re sharing confidential information. Exiting a joint defense agreement generally means you are leaving them behind and your cooperation is now focused on the United States government. The message to the president is: ‘I’m not taking any more...

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