Manafort just shot himself in the foot

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Here4money, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Here4money


    Or he's reaching for a pardon by tainting himself as a witness.

    Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says

    WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement he signed two months ago, the special counsel’s office said in a court filing late on Monday.

    Mr. Manafort’s “crimes and lies” during a series of interviews with prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and the F.B.I. relieve them of all promises they made to him in the plea agreement reached in mid-September, investigators wrote in the filing.
  2. This is just Mueller going back and trying to shake the tree and get some more convictions because he has not been able to indict or convict Trump on anything. Now he is frigging around with Roger Stone, and Jerome Corsi and a bunch of bit players. Hoping that he can cobble all of that together to compensate for not being able to make the big kill. He is feeling even more hopeless now that Trump gave written answers and more or less told Mueller, "that's all you gonna get."

    And yes, he will dump major, major dirt on to Congress to feed their impeachment moves. Again, still trying to compensate for not being able to make the big kill. It's how pussies roll.

    And yes, we know. Don Jr, Trump Tower yaddi dah, yaddi dah.
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  4. Here4money


    Prosecutors with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III said Monday that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement, accusing President Trump’s former campaign chairman of lying repeatedly to them in their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    Manafort denied doing so intentionally, but both sides agreed in a court filing that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District should set sentencing immediately.

    The apparent collapse of Manafort’s cooperation agreement is the latest stunning turnaround in his case, exposing the longtime Republican consultant to at least a decade behind bars after he pleaded guilty in September to charges of cheating the Internal Revenue Service, violating foreign-lobbying laws and attempting to obstruct justice.

    The filing also indicated that Mueller’s team may have lost its potentially most valuable witness in Manafort, a top campaign official present at discussions at the heart of the special counsel’s mission to determine if any Americans conspired with Russia’s efforts to sway the U.S. election.

    “After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement,” prosecutors wrote. “The government will file a detailed sentencing submission to the Probation Department and the Court in advance of sentencing that sets forth the nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies.”

  5. Here4money


    Trump suggests he has inside information on the Russia probe, hours after Mueller said former campaign chief Manafort violated plea deal
    Kevin Breuninger | @KevinWilliamB
    Published 1 Hour Ago Updated 1 Min
    • President Donald Trump fumes against special counsel Robert Mueller in a tweet storm, claiming his probe of Russian interference is "ruining lives."
    • Trump's attack echoes the salvos against the investigation recently launched by right-wing conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, who claimed a day earlier that he has rejected a plea deal offered by Mueller.
    • The attacks also highlight lingering questions about the possibility of Trump granting pardons to some of the special counsel's targets – a notion the president's own lawyer appeared to entertain Tuesday.
  6. exGOPer


    Manafort currently has three US passports, each under a different number. He has submitted 10 passport applications in roughly as many years, prosecutors said.

    This year, Manafort traveled to Mexico, China and Ecuador with a phone and email account registered under a fake name. (The name was not disclosed in the filings.)
  7. Here4money


    So what, are all Republicans that travel under fake aliases not on the up and up now?
  8. exGOPer


    They should hire good press agents like John Barron or David Dennison
  9. Here4money


    Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

    WASHINGTON — A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, repeatedly briefed President Trump’s lawyers on his client’s discussions with federal investigators after Mr. Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, according to one of Mr. Trump’s lawyers and two other people familiar with the conversations.

    The arrangement was highly unusual and inflamed tensions with Mr. Mueller’s office when prosecutors discovered it after Mr. Manafort began cooperating two months ago, the people said. Some legal experts speculated that it was a bid by Mr. Manafort for a presidential pardon even as he worked with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, in hopes of a lighter sentence.

    Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of the president’s personal lawyers, acknowledged the arrangement on Tuesday and defended it as a source of valuable insights into the special counsel’s inquiry and where it was headed. Such information could help shape a legal defense strategy, and it also appeared to give Mr. Trump and his legal advisers ammunition in their public relations campaign against the special counsel’s office.
  10. I see. So, all the thousands of posts that Here4Richter and his ilk have made about Mannafort flipping on Trump turned out to be fake.

    Ditto for Popadoupolis.
    #10     Nov 27, 2018
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