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RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION
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I just hope that everyone involved in having anything to do with Russian collusion gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 17






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04-27-2018 08:36 PM
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I recognize that tone. You think it's going to be people other than trump, his family and his cronies. You've been reading those far right rags again, aintcha? 39

If you had read about Democrats trying to create a back channel to the Kremlin you would have lost your mind and expressed outrage and yet...*crickets*

...or how about the time trump shared classified info with the Russians in the Oval office? I could fill this page with bullshit trump has done and his supporters didn't care a wit about, but yet, had a Democrat done the very same thing Republican heads across America would have been exploding. It's because of crap like that, that I can no longer take any Republican seriously.






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The investigation continues the truth is out there.........................Blowing-kisses






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04-28-2018 08:42 AM
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(04-28-2018 03:53 AM)Duchess Wrote:  

I recognize that tone. You think it's going to be people other than trump, his family and his cronies. You've been reading those far right rags again, aintcha? 39

If you had read about Democrats trying to create a back channel to the Kremlin you would have lost your mind and expressed outrage and yet...*crickets*

...or how about the time trump shared classified info with the Russians in the Oval office? I could fill this page with bullshit trump has done and his supporters didn't care a wit about, but yet, had a Democrat done the very same thing Republican heads across America would have been exploding. It's because of crap like that, that I can no longer take any Republican seriously.










04-28-2018 12:47 PM
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Court Case Updates

Mueller's prosecutors faced challenges from Federal judges in two of their cases this week.

1. Manafort Case

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The judge in the tax fraud and money laundering case against former Trump Campaign Chief Paul Manafort expressed his opinion that Mueller's federal prosecutors were levying the charges in U.S. Federal court because the prosecutors are attempting to squeeze Manfort into flipping on Trump.

The judge didn't suggest that there wasn't plenty of evidence to justify the charges. However, he did say that he hasn't seen evidence to indicate that the alleged crimes are connected to Russian interference and wondered aloud why Trump attorney Michael Cohen's criminal case was referred to NY state courts and Manfort's was not referred to state court.

Judge Ellis also complained that the bulk of that August scope authorization memo he received was highly redacted. He told Mueller’s office to take two weeks to consult with U.S. intelligence agencies to see whether they would sign off so that he can personally review a sealed, unredacted version of the memo.

So, we should know later this month whether Manafort will be prosecuted by Mueller's team or instead will be prosecuted in state court.

Ref: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-t...cle_inline

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05-06-2018 11:13 AM
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2. Concord, Russian-oligarch controlled company

The 13 Russian individuals charged with U.S. election fraud in the high-profile indictment in February are considered unlikely to ever appear in a U.S. court. The three businesses accused of facilitating the alleged Russian troll farm operation — the Internet Research Agency, Concord Management, and Concord Catering — were also expected to simply ignore the American criminal proceedings.

Last month, however, a pair of Washington-area lawyers suddenly surfaced in the case, notifying the court that they represent Concord Management, in an apparent bid to force Mueller’s team to turn over relevant evidence to the Russian firm and perhaps even to bait prosecutors into an embarrassing dismissal in order to avoid disclosing sensitive information.

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The three companies named in the indictment are all reported to be controlled by a Russian businessman known as Russian President Vladimir Putin's "chef," Yevgeny Prigozhin (pictured above). He's also one of the 13 individuals criminally charged in the case.

In their request on Friday to put off the arraignment, prosecutors included the extensive demands for information that the lawyers for Concord Management have set forth since they stepped forward last month.

“Until the Court has an opportunity to determine if Concord was properly served, it would be inadvisable to conduct an initial appearance and arraignment at which important rights will be communicated and a plea entertained,” U.S. federal attorneys Jeannie Rhee, Rush Atkinson and Ryan Dickey wrote. “That is especially true in the context of this case, which involves a foreign corporate defendant, controlled by another, individual foreign defendant, that has already demanded production of sensitive intelligence gathering, national security, and foreign affairs information.”

The Mueller team proposed that both sides file briefs in the coming weeks on the issues of whether Concord has been properly served.

In a brief order yesterday evening, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, a Trump appointee based in Washington, offered no explanation for her decision to deny the prosecutions request for a delay of the scheduled Wednesday arraignment for Concord Management and Consulting.

It will be interesting to see what goes down at Wednesday's proceeding.

Ref: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/0...lay-570627





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Manafort loses bid to have charges dropped in Washington

In a blow to Manafort’s defense, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Mueller’s prosecution of the longtime political consultant on charges of money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent for Ukraine was “squarely” within the authority that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein granted to Mueller last May.

“The indictment falls squarely within that portion of the authority granted to the Special Counsel that Manafort finds unobjectionable: the order to investigate ‘any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign,’” Jackson wrote.

“Manafort was, at one time, not merely ‘associated with,’ but the chairman of, the Presidential campaign, and his work on behalf of the Russia-backed Ukrainian political party and connections to other Russian figures are matters of public record,” the judge added in her 37-page ruling. “It was logical and appropriate for investigators tasked with the investigation of ‘any links’ between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign to direct their attention to him.”

Citing press reports that Manafort filed with the court discussing his activities abroad, Jackson suggested it would have been malpractice for Mueller not to have investigated him.

Judge Jackson's decision in Washington court may or may not impact Judge Ellis's forthcoming decision in Virginia court regarding a similar Manafort claim that Mueller's special prosecutors have overreached their authority. Judge Ellis has requested an unredacted version of the scope memo from Deputy AG Rosenstein to Mueller. The parties will be back in Virginia court on Friday.

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http://abc7.com/judge-throws-out-manafor...r/3479074/
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/1...ent-590215





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I feel confident that Judge Ellis will rule similarly. I don't see any way that he can't.






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(05-16-2018 05:19 AM)Duchess Wrote:  

I feel confident that Judge Ellis will rule similarly. I don't see any way that he can't.

We should know very soon. Mueller's team filed the unredacted scope memo under seal today and Judge Ellis is reportedly reviewing it.





05-17-2018 03:50 PM
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Inspector General Report Regarding Clinton Email Investigation
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IG Horowitz has completed his 17-month investigation. His classified report has been submitted to some congressional bodies and provided to the subjects of the report for comment.

The report is expected to be critical of former FBI officials in their handling of the Clinton email matter and whether any mishandling negatively impacted Hillary Clinton.

James Comey's harsh statements/opinions when he announced in July 2016 that Clinton had committed no crimes and his October 2016 letter to Congress announcing he was reopening the investigation just before election day are expected to be called out as violations of protocol, according to most analyst opinions I've read.

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Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's alleged leaking and misleading statements are also expected to be addressed in the report, as is the conduct of the two FBI agents who were intimately involved and sent anti-Trump texts to each other.

Also said to be in the report is the matter of FBI agents (former or current) leaking classified information to Rudy Giuliani ahead of the election; information he appears to have alluded to during a FOX interview.

The comments from the subjects will be incorporated into the final report which is set to be publicly released next month.

Should be a very interesting read.





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I've sometimes felt that Comey was protecting Clinton when he did that. The surveillance on Trump started in the early summer of 2016.






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(05-17-2018 04:17 PM)Maggot Wrote:  I've sometimes felt that Comey was protecting Clinton when he did that. The surveillance on Trump started in the early summer of 2016.


You felt that Comey was protecting Secretary Clinton when he announced she had committed no crimes but was reopening the investigation? Do I understand that correctly?

How could I have missed that trump was under surveillance? How?






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Whether Comey politically harmed Clinton, as Trump claimed when he fired Comey, is reportedly a major focus of the IG investigation. He sure didn't help her.





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