I think that sounds plausible. And I also think that if that is indeed what happened, there’s a good chance that there would be emails to say that. That’s because I don’t think any of these people knew that getting Russia involved in the campaign was illegal. I think it’s possible that they knew and didn’t care, but I think it’s more likely that they didn’t know. And because they didn’t know, they likely left a trail.Sterngard Friegen wrote: ↑Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:22 amIf Mueller is interested in the Access Hollywood tape in the Michael Cohen email, I have a theory.
The Access Hollywood tape was almost immediately overwhelmed in that day's news cycle by the release of more Wikileaks emails. Did Cohen ask someone at Wikileaks to release those emails on that day? (It was also the day the Obama Administration issued what in any other campaign would be a bombshell -- that Russian was interfering actively in our election.)
If Cohen asked Wikileaks to release emails on that day, that's not only "collusion" but it is proof of a conspiracy to use foreign assets to aid the Trump campaign.
Mueller's team had to know what they were looking for. I bet they already have this information from another source but needed to get it confirmed from Cohen's records.
Didn’t somebody (Roger stone? - Can’t remember) say something about Podesta’s emails a couple weeks before they were made public? They’re probably looking for an email from Cohen to Stone, or one of his henchmen, saying something like “pull the trigger.”
ETA: and the reason I say they didn’t know is because I think they’re stupid, they think that the law doesn’t apply to them, and it doesn’t ever occur to them to ask the basic fundamental question before doing anything, which is: is this legal?