Manafort Pleas, Thank you (Investigation+ thread v. 23)

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  1. Quipling

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    Current big news:

    • Paul Manafort has, after a trial, pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Paul Manafort is one of Trump's former head campaign managers.
    • Trump ordered the release of materials relating to the Russia investigation. He has since walked back this order.
    • Rod Rosenstein is meeting with Trump Thursday after a nyt editorial alleging that he discussed the 25th amendment and offered to secretly record Trump.
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    Major events so far:

    • Manafort, Trump's campaign manager and transition committee member has been indicted arising from misconduct reaching into 2017 related to payments received through 2014 from the pro-russia faction of Ukraine's pre-war government. Manafort has pleaded guilty and is expected to cooperate with federal prosecutors.
    • Bruce Ohr, of dossier fame, has been working to obtain information from Russian oligarchs since 2014.
    • Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Org. CFO, has agreed to immunity in exchange for cooperating with federal prosecutors
    • Documents relating to Manafort's guilty plea implicate Tony Podesta. Tony Podesta is the brother of Clinton's campaign advisor, John Podesta. His former firm, which is now cooperating with the probe, worked for Manafort in Ukraine.
    • Michael Cohen, Trump's attorney, has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, which he claims to have committed at Trump's direction to influence the election. Cohen is expected to cooperate with federal prosecutors.
    • Rick Gates has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and conspiring (with Manafort) to commiting tax fraud, failing to register as a foreign agent, and lying to the FBI
    • George Papadopolous pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in 2017 about activities occuring 2016-17. Admits to meeting with various Russian officials regarding setting up meetings and "dirt" on Hillary while acting on behalf of the Trump campaign, something he previously denied.
    • Mike Flynn, Trump's National Security Advisor, has also pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI with respect to several meetings that he had with the Russian ambassador. Flynn was allegedly involved in other business involving Turkey, but has not yet been charged with respect to that behavior.
    • 13 Russian indictment for activity starting in 2014 and continuing through 2017. A US citizen pleaded guilty for agreeing to help them. There is also a separate 12 count indictment targeting GRU officers
    • An attorney linked to Manafort, Gates, and a Russian oligarch has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
    • Yohai, Manafort's former son-in-law has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department
    • Daniels's lawsuit has somehow, insanely, gotten linked up to the Mueller investigation thanks to alleged wrongdoing and influence-peddling by Michael Cohen. Who has pleaded guilty and offered to fully cooperate.
    • Twelve Russian intelligence officers have been indicted for conspiracy against the United States and aggravated identity theft
     
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  2. abiG

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    Russiaphobia...LMAO.
     
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    Cohen talking to Mueller, things just keep getting worse for Don the CON.
     
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    You know, when you put the summary together like that, I realize wow that is a lot of criminal activity and guilty pleas. Though after all of this I am curious what is going to come of it. Or if any major fallout will come Trump's way. I have the feeling that somehow, someway, he'll be unaffected by it all.
     
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    Have the rage tweets started yet?

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    Manafort Pleas and Thank You is how it should read
     
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    This is far from it.
     
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    Just a reminder, Trump will walk and y’all will have made fools of yourselves for 23 threads.
     
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    And you are happy the a crook gets off because he is on your team, pathetic.
     
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    This will be absolutely devastating for President Manafort.

    Wait......
     
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    Oh, yeah a President surrounded by criminals is no big deal in your world, pathetic.
     
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    An overlooked benefit of this investigation is how much of a deterrent it is to Trump's criminal associates.
     
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    I actually hope it brings down a bunch of dirty political players, R or D!
     
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    Manafort may simply be cooperating about something less momentous than big fish.

    But I'm awfully curious about what he's profferred. I'm also very curious about what questions will be asked that he must answer truthfully per the agreement
     
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    What actual crime did trump commit? None

    I don’t give a single fuck about Paul Manafort. Maybe you should be thankful trump won so these scumbags, who everyone in Washington knew were scumbags would be held accountable. It’s just too bad these same scumbags were let run free under obama.
     
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    So, Trump hiring known scumbags does not reflect on him at all? Or you just give Teflon Don a pass because you are blinded by love?
     
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    If Hillary would've been president and she said a third of the stupid stuff Trump says, and she would've had all these criminal associations, you just know the reaction of "certain people" would've been rightful outrage.

    But, since it makes liberals happy let's hate it.
     
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