July 25, 2018
Robert S. Mueller, III, Special Counsel,
for the United States Department of Justice
c/o U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
U.S. Attorney General, S.D.N. Y.
Attn: Lisa Zornberg, Chief Crim. Div.
One St. Andrews Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10007
RE: DID MICHAEL COHEN RECORD CONVERSATIONS WITH TRUMP REGARDING THE JANE DOE v TRUMP CASE, INCLUDING EFFORTS TO SILENCE THE PLAINTIFF AND PREVENT THE SCHEDULED TV APPEARANCE
Dear Special Counsel Mueller, and Asst. US Attny. Zornberg:
The NY TIMES has reported that Michael Cohen recorded telephone conversations with Donald Trump in which they discussed the payoffs to Playmate, Karen Mc Dougal. Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels has stated on TV that Cohen has additional taped conversations with Trump. This raises the very real possibility that at least one of the recorded conversations concerned the necessity to squelch the issues raised in Jane Doe v Donald J. Trump, and Jeffery E Epstein, filed on June 26, 2016, Amended Complaint filed on September 30, 2016, and which may have raised the possibility of utilizing death threats, or threats of physical harm in order to keep the case out of the public media, including the TV news conference scheduled for November 2, 2016.
If the record reveals any direct or indirect discussion of the use of death threats, or threats of physical violence that my constitute evidence of a felony [coercion] under both federal and state law, and such conversations, if they exist, would not be covered by any attorney client privilege, and would not have been one of the 12 tapes originally designated as privileged by the Special Master. Any other non-privileged tapes are presumably in the custody of the United States Attorneys. Also, if prosecution proceeded under state law, that would preclude the possibility of a Presidential Pardon, and may constitute an incentive for Mr. Cohen to cooperate with the government.
Accordingly, I suggest that during your examination of the recorded telephone conversations, and/or documents, seized from Mr. Cohen, that you specifically look for any conversations, documents, including encrypted e-mails, regarding the Jane Doe matter, and wether or not there is any indication that Mr. Trump or Mr. Cohen were directly or indirectly involved in the alleged threats, or if they unlawfully conspired in efforts to keep the case out of the main stream media just days before the election.
The commission of coercion to prevent the plaintiff from pursuing her lawsuit would be a separate crime, and the truth of the underlying allegations would be irrelevant. Coercion is a separate crime, and can be punished as such.
The lawsuit was originally filed in a California court in early 2016. At the time, Jane Doe, used what is believed to be her real name [Katie Johnson]. Because she did not have the aid of counsel in filing, the suit was dismissed due to problems with paperwork. [See: Johnson v Trump, et al, USDC CDC, Cv16-00797]. The case was refilled in NY on June 26, 2016, and an Amended complaint was filed on September 30, 2016, Case No. 1:16-CV-04642 [SDNY]. The case was Voluntarily Dismissed on November 4, 2016. There was never a hearing, trial or any formal judicial examination of the evidence. No Answer was filed, and no Discovery was conducted. Thus, there is no evidence, other than the allegations in the complaint, which indicates that Jane Doe’s claims are, in fact, true.
In substance, the Complaint alleged that plaintiff was repeatedly raped by Donald Trump when she was only 13-years old. In an article, published by Lisa Bloom, Esq., in the Huffington Post, in June 2016, Ms. Bloom stated she analyzed the court filings, and found that the charges were credible enough to be investigated. I suggest that your examination of the Court filings, and the events surrounding the voluntary dismissal, including threats of physical violence and death, will lead you to the conclusion that your office must fully investigate the issues raised.
The case was filed under pseudonyms, and was generally ignored by main stream media. Ms. Bloom announced that on November 2, 2016, just days before the election, that Jane Doe, and Tiffany Doe would appear at a nationally televised press conference, identify themselves, and make televised statements. Considering the politically explosive nature of the allegations, it is likely that this press conference, would have, if conducted, effected the outcome of the Presidential election.
Thus, if Russia or Russian trolls, or individuals affiliated with the campaign, including Mr. Cohen, were working to throw the election to Trump, it was absolutely essential that they prevent this televised new conference from taking place. They succeeded.
Just before the television appearance, Ms. Bloom cancelled the press conference, stating that Jane Doe would rather not appear in public after receiving numerous death threats. An on-line article published by the NY Daily News quoted Ms. Bloom:
“Jane Doe has received numerous threats today.” “She is living in fear. She has decided that she is too afraid to show her face. She has been here all day, ready to do it, but unfortunately, she is in terrible fear”
Ms. Bloom did not further elaborate on the nature of the threats, or how were they communicated to Ms. Bloom or to Jane Doe? [telephone, cell phone, e-mail, text message?]. In furtherance of your mandate to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump” including any matters that arise directly from that investigation, you are authorized to investigate the source, and substance of such threats.
Although the case was filed under a pseudonym the plaintiff and her witness filed declarations “under the penalty of perjury” which are on file with the Federal Court, SDNY. The fact that the statements were made under the “penalty of perjury” gives additional credibility to the allegations in the complaint.
In a DECLARATION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER: submitted to the Court, with the Complaint, the Plaintiff Jane Doe, stated:
“I declare under the penalty of perjury that the forgoing is true and correct.” [Dated: June 18, 2016, Jane Doe, a pseudonym]
Trump had sexual contact with me at four different parties in 1994. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with [Defendant] Donald Trump, he tied me to a bed, exposed himself to me, and then proceeded to forcibly rape me. During the course of this savage sexual attack, I loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but he did not. Defendant Trump responded to my pleas by violently
striking me in the face with his open hand while screaming that he would do whatever he wanted. ¶5
Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed. ¶6
. . . Indeed, Defendant Trump stated that I shouldn’t ever say anything if I didn’t want to disappear like Maria, a 12 year old female that was forced to be involved in the third incident with Donald Trump and that I have not seen since , , , ¶9
Tiffany Doe, a witness, stated that she was employed by Jeffery Epstein, from 1994 to 2000, find young girls to come to the sex parties he threw at his residence. [Note: this may constitute an admission against her penal interests, in that she essentially admitted to being a PIMP for Epstein].
Tiffany Doe stated:
I personally witnessed the one occasion where Mr. Trump forced the Plaintiff and a 12-year old female named Maria to perform oral sex on Mr. Trump and witnessed the physical abuse of both minors when they finished the act. ¶9
I personally witnessed Defendant Trump telling the Plaintiff that she shouldn’t ever say anything if she didn’t want to disappear like the 12 year old female Maria, and that he was capable of having her whole family killed. ¶14
After leaving the employment of Mr. Epstein in the year 2000, I was personally threatened by Mr. Epstein that I would be killed and my family killed as well if I ever disclosed any of the physical sexual abuse of minor females that I had personally witnessed by Mr. Epstein or any of his guests.¶15b
I am coming forward to swear to the truthfulness of the physical and sexual abuse that I personally witnessed of minor females at the hands of Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein, including the plaintiff,
during the time of my employment from the years of 1990-2000 for Mr. Epstein. I swear to these facts under the penalty of perjury even though I fully understand that the life of myself and my family is now in grave danger. ¶16
Your office has jurisdiction over these issues, because it will be necessary for you to determine if Michael Cohen, Donald Trump or any Russian related sites or trolls were threatening the plaintiff with death or serious physical injury in order to coerce her into discontinuing her law suit, and thereby influence the outcome of the Presidential election.
ADDED TODAY 7/27/18 — Can and will Cohen cooperate with Muller and testify to any of this, and does the SDNY have any evidence of the alleged death threats in the documents, encrypted e-mail, and tapes seized from Cohen in April?