Breaking: Manafort Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict on 8 Out of 18 Counts – Mistrial on 10 Counts…

According to breaking news in the Manafort Trial, after four days of deliberations the jury has informed Judge Ellis they can only reach a verdict on eight out of eighteen counts.

The jury cannot come to a consensus on 10 counts.

A guilty verdict on five counts of fraudulent tax filings. One count for each tax filing year: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Three guilty verdicts on bank fraud charges: ¹False information on a $3.4 million dollar loan application in March 2016 from Citizens Bank, Rhode Island. ²False information on a $5.5 million loan application for a building in Brooklyn. ³Hiding foreign bank accounts.

Judge Ellis declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 charges.

 

 

 

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360 Responses to Breaking: Manafort Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict on 8 Out of 18 Counts – Mistrial on 10 Counts…

  1. JX says:

    When he joined Mueller’s hit squad Strzok retained his access to info Mueller would not ordinarily have access to. Was any of the info used against Manafort the result of a parallel construction?

    There should be no doubt about the integrity of the process. That’s not the case with here, or with Mueller’s history, or with that of Weissman.

    Liked by 18 people

    • Mark McQueen says:

      Since Mueller accepted the job with all the personal/professional/political conflicts of interest there never was any integrity to the process.

      Liked by 28 people

    • Daniel says:

      What are the chances everything will be reversed once they establish that Mueller’s appointment was entirely illegal? And will it matter if they did?

      This entire thing is about selling a narrative to believers at the expense of the media’s future and the Democrat party.

      I’ve been pointing this out since the primaries. The pro-Trump camp had been growing out of control since the day he announced. (1) The polls, without fail, have all been skewed in one way or another since. (2) Every media attack has been shameful to the point of damaging the media irreparably and they show no sign of giving up on this suicide course. (3) The Democrat party is absolutely destroying itself with its selection of candidates and rising stars despite the #walkaway movement which still appears to be growing — a movement I identified quite some time ago which didn’t have a name until recently. This seems to have be the most consistent and persistent aspect of this objectively very weird and stupid political-media campaign against Trump.

      The media and the Democrats and even the RINOs are all destroying themselves before an increasingly skeptical public. To what end??? It makes no sense to me. At first it seemed they were simply trying to hold onto their base but they forgot who their base was as Trump drafted the largest and most important part of the Democrat base to his side. (Radical college students and the remaining minority base are not enough with only illegal voters potentially making the difference in some areas)

      This absolutely defies all reason.

      The Mueller crusade has been illegal since the first day it was allowed to proceed. The media and the Democrat/RINO complex have been suiciding themselves in the most obvious and desperate of ways. And soon, I predict anything which looks like “the Swamp” to the growing public will quickly find itself retiring or being replaced by force.

      The third and most important aspect of the swamp is also, by all appearances, suiciding itself. I just don’t get how incredibly stupid this has become.

      Early on, I made comments that the Trump campaign was simply gaining too much support to ignore. I likened Trump to a pit bull and stated that it would just be best for the entire complex of the media/Democrats/RINOs to just put all of their plans on hold and let the Trump storm ride itself out. I believed then (some time in 2015 — comments made here I’m still searching for) that Trump was going to do what he is doing today…he’s doing better, actually, than I predicted. But it was my open recommendation they all just put their sinister plans on hold and I guess none listened.

      Fun thing to do here, by the way, is to click on the “Historical Campfire Conversations” and scan through the headlines. Reading through them will take you back in time and remind us of everything we’ve all been seeing. I recommend June of 2015 as a starting month. Just keep reading those headlines and watch the evolution of the stories.

      It’s amazing.

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      • Mike says:

        It is certainly weird, and I don’t dismiss other elite manipulation and banking games to change the rules to pervert Trump’s success.

        Desperate end stage regime behavior maybe. Without various vote ploys, like massive immigration legal (post 1965) and illegal (post 1986), welfare scams, media controlled smears and subversions, indoctrination education, 18 yo votes, motor voters, dead voters, vote rigging by mail and machine, court ordered censorship of Republicans on Dems’ voter frauds, etc, the crazy Dem Party would have died decades ago and they are acutely aware of it.

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    • Richard Orberson says:

      Mueller has his own security clearance. And has for years.

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      • Maquis says:

        He doesn’t have the authorities and powers that Stroke had as the FBI Deputy Counter-Intelligence Chief. Secret National Security Letters, full NSA access, to name but two. A very big two.

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  2. MagaKathryn says:

    With the Manafort and Cohen stuff today, watch for President Trump to release full fury on the Democrats. This might just be the tipping point that sends Trump to full declassification and an all out war …. not to mention that Omarosa, in an article on The Hill today, was bashing Hope Hicks and saying that President Trump only hired her for her looks and Hope was not qualified and didn’t know anything about politics, blah, blah, blah.

    You can only poke a bear so many times.

    Liked by 33 people

    • sturandot13 says:

      Let’s hope so. I’m getting fed up with this BS.

      Liked by 24 people

    • Kevin Hemminger says:

      I think Omarosa is still employed by Trump, paid to be a villain. None of her insults really matter, they just make people take Trump’s side.

      At a time when the whole country is waking up to Trump Derangement Syndrome, she’s providing a perfect exaggerated example of what TDS looks like while obviously being the bad guy.

      Liked by 5 people

    • usaproud7 says:

      Watch our Apex Predator Lion…..ROOOAAARRRRR!

      Liked by 4 people

    • usaproud7 says:

      Watch our Apex Predator Lion…..ROOOAAARRRRR!

      Like

      • murray smith says:

        I would rather see him declassify and replace Sessions

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        • Julian says:

          ????

          Trump handpicked Sessions & Rosenstein to head the DOJ & Drain the Swamp!

          Clearly Sessions & Rosenstein are doing a great job as Trump is happy with their work.

          If for some reason Trump was dissatisfied he’d fire them – just like he did Rex Tillerson when old Rex stepped off the reservation.

          Trust Trump.

          He knows what he’s doing.

          #MAGA

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    • jbowen82 says:

      I expect a Tweetstorm in the morning.

      Liked by 4 people

    • tripmom says:

      Also with the Awan trial case – not even a slap on the hand!!

      Liked by 9 people

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        See this thread. I see what they are doing. They want us to turn on the law. It’s an extremely devious TRICK using Mueller. Scummer gave it away. NO. We will not let these clowns build up ANY immunity to Huber.

        Liked by 8 people

        • Daniel says:

          There won’t be any need for pardons. Mueller’s crusade will be ended by the SCOTUS and with it, the cases he brought will all be overturned and most will not be revisited at all.

          Liked by 3 people

      • Mom-you are so right! Let us never forget the AWAN PAKISTANI CRIME FAMILY and their pimp DEBBIE BLABBERMOUTH SCHULTZ.

        #FREE PAUL MANAFORT

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    • Former lurker says:

      If Manafort hadn’t done for candidate Trump what he’d done for candidates Ford, Reagan, Bush and Dole, wrangling delegates at a national convention, nobody would know his name outside the swamp and he’d be of zero interest to Mueller. End of story. Doesn’t matter if he’s a guilty, lying criminal SOB, a wrongly convicted clean as a whistle Boy Scout or anywhere in between those extremes.

      Show me the Manafort, and I will find you the crime. Just imagine what they could find on any plain old citizen deplorable with President Hillary, Director Comey, Super Agent Strzok and the rest of that swampy crew safeguarding us from FISA style spying abuse.

      Kinda makes you love MAGA all the more, don’t it?

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      • annieoakley says:

        like

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        • Amy2 says:

          Take heart folks!
          Hillary STILL isn’t president.
          Obama isn’t president any longer!
          Brennan lost his security clearance.
          Omarosa got shut down pretty fast.
          We have a verdict (finally) in a Manafort case.
          Cohen and his attorney are slipping into oblivion.
          Strzok is no longer working at the FBI.
          Ohr is on deck to testify.
          Some of these things we’ve been waiting months or years to be dealt with. Items are being checked off the list. They may not always end the way we like, but at least the wondering is over!

          Liked by 6 people

    • Joshua2415 says:

      My guess would be that Trump will respect the system, wait for the sentencing of Manafort to be complete, and then commute his sentence. The guy is almost certainly a tax cheat, but the only reason anybody ever looked twice at him was because he worked for the Trump campaign. My read on Trump would be that his sense of loyalty will not allow him to do jail time because he agreed to help Trump in the primaries. We’ll know soon enough.

      Liked by 7 people

      • DaveK says:

        Yup, he’s a tax cheat… When was the last time that the Federal prosecutor came after the tax cheat before the IRS glomed on to him and he refused to settle?

        Liked by 6 people

      • The sentencing by Judge Ellis could be interesting.

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        • Carrie2 says:

          Elle, and just think this: he is following the laws and now has to have protection/guards because the evil ones don’t want Manafort free because Mueller wants it. The things that this judge has said was for the benefit of the people and the jury members. Manafort has made some problems for himself, but not all he has done is even illegal. I hope and pray he will not be sent to prison but pay up what he must and that Richard may think by being a fink will save him will find out his future is might dim so hopefully he still has a lot of the money he stole from a friend! There are so many who have no values, morals, honesty, etc. and frankly I hope they do get punishment but it would never occur to me to take money from anyone but earn what I want and need. My friendships are real and I have never “used” any friend.

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      • Daniel says:

        Nope. I’m placing my bets on the SCOTUS or some slightly lower court ending the Mueller crusade and overturning all of this.

        The overturning part will be hard to do because so many other non-Mueller participants involved but if the prosecution is removed with cause, how can any of this stand on appeal afterward?

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      • Mike says:

        More rational nationally is to let Manafort trial and appeals play out. Then pardon Manafort a little later, say Dec 2020. Manafort simply can’t talk about his other clients, it’s unhealthy, it’s unfair, and Mueller is an infected pimple.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Does not sound like they asked for any schedule Cs from Manafort.
        This is the only way to tell what is real.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Amy2 says:

      Omarosa, the president said you begged him for a job and you couldn’t do YOURS! At least Hope is a class act. ‘Can’t say the same for you!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Carrie2 says:

      MagaKathryn, and now we are seeing and hearing very little from or about her as she has proven she was and is a lazy and lousy worker for the many jobs she has had. Ditto for Stormy. It makes me laugh, Trump is wealthy and you can be sure women sought him so no reason to hire a whore at all. Cohen was given money by Trump to pay bills and not to pay off whores. I know some very wealthy men and they never have to pay one thin dime if they want a woman as so many women want the thrill of dating or sleeping with wealthy men hoping he will marry them or keep them in “comfort”. Trump isn’t that type at all and even less so when he has a beautiful, lovely and intelligent Melania. Nevertheless, Cohen was owned for some time by the Clintons (as this has come out), was a cheat and committed serious crimes all on his own with no instructions from Trump. It is amazing that Trump never was a crook and has a marvelous wife, family and businesses with long term loyal employees, but that is not the American way via democrats/evil elites/globalists who want our riches and are trying every day now to find some little itch to scratch and it ain’t working. I am not saying he has not made some mistakes we may not like, but then we all have, but he does love America and is MAGA and taking back our America and that is what we like or love about him.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Maquis says:

      A Hicks hater? Hey Dog! Catty much?

      Like

  3. John Bosley says:

    Mueller is as dirty as they come.

    I will leave some to ponder on this little ditty from a reddit great awakening post.

    And the full text.
    _________________________________________________________

    That the FBI could not connect the dots and properly investigate the murder shows that they were complicit in the crime. What a disgrace. And the media will do it’s best to sweep this under the rug as conspiracy theory nonsense.

    A simple phone call to the DNC would have confirmed if Seth Rich had access to the data released by Wikileaks. Julian Assange offers reward for information on the Rich murder highly suggesting that Rich was the leaker. Neither the FBI nor the DC Police would investigate his laptop for more information before closing the case as a failed robbery? Comey did deserve to be fired. Someone should be questioning the D.C Metro Chief.

    The DNC is a criminal organization, and MUST BE CHARGED UNDER RICO. Until this happens, there is no rule of law in the United States.

    Or

    The DNC is a terrorist organization, and MUST BE CHARGED UNDER THE PATRIOT ACT.

    Arrest them and throw the killers into Solitary with no access to a lawyer for 6 months. Dems should love it since Obama is the one who passed it during his administration and made it even tougher on the accussed.

    Who signed Rich’s death warrant, Hillary or Bill? Was Nancy Pelosi in the loop? Murder Inc. at the highest levels of the government, with the FBI’s Comey and the District of Columbia police chief providing interference to block the investigation. And that hit squad is still on call. As Trump well knows, which is why he is staying away from Trump Tower.

    Podesta was the one that ordered “retaliation”. It was in one of the wikileak’s.

    This email shows/demonstrates probable cause.

    http://www.angrypatriotmovement.com/email-links-hillary-to-murder-plot/

    I wonder who ordered the murder of Seth Rich. Was it John Podesta?

    Was it Hillary Clinton?

    Was it Debra Wasserman-Scholtz?

    As I side note, I wonder who double crossed and informed on Seth Rich?

    Was it Julian Assange or was Seth Rich careless and confided his intentions to someone that he thought he could trust?

    I’d bet my balls to a barn dance the whoever those two gunmen were that were on the surveillance tape were also in the bar that night.

    Bet that bar has video too.

    You know the kid said something to paramedics and the ER Docs, too.

    Seth Rich was talkative when police arrived. Was not even aware he’d been shot. In fact, the cops were surprised to learn that he didn’t make it. So what did Rich have to say before he passed? And why did Rich wander so long that early morning, far longer than the walk home should have taken – was he trying to shake someone?

    What did he tell his GF?

    The frat bro he also spoke with that morn?

    They were surprised because he died of ricin poisoning, not the gunshot wound.

    Ricin is only used by one geopolitical power. They just used a gun in this case instead of an umbrella.

    The machinations surrounding the Election 2016 and its aftermath could hardy have been scripted more intriguingly. So many vile characters.

    ###

    Old Post.

    I’ve been saying for over 2 years now, the collective “we” probably deserves what’s coming for sticking their fingers in the ears, closing their eyes and adamantly refusing to to consider any evidence except that which supported their previously held beliefs.

    It does remove all doubt about the FBIs true role in our society, hopefully opening a few eyes and minds.

    The secret police guarding the one party, the Pure Evil Criminal Psychopaths and its minions.

    Its policing work is merely practice and cover for that true purpose.

    Don’t nominate a new head, send it to the trash can of history NOW..

    A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.

    This explosive information was being suppressed by James Comey…FUCK the FBI!

    The posthumous edits of Seth Rich’s reddit postings (which is tampering with evidence, I might add), the 4chan post about senior Dems freaking out… there’s something big connected with Seth Rich out in the wild that they can’t control.

    Wouldn’t identifying the editor lead directly to the killers/plotters?

    &

    How are their not screen grabs of all his posts?

    There are, that’s how the changes were found. That’s why the edits are smoking gun of tampering, they literally happened in under 24 hours after the accounts were identified — meaning the people who made the changes didn’t know they were Rich’s accounts until they were ID’d by 4chan. Whoever is doing this is way behind the curve.

    It’d certainly lead to someone. I suspect the answer to this would result in some uncomfortable revealations. Best case is Reddit themselves did the editing by an outside request (which begs the question, “who?”) Worst case is the edits were done by DNC or someone involved.

    Editing the account’s was a very, very sloppy and stupid thing to do. The fact that the edits themselves seemed to be focused on separating the account from being positively ID’d as Seth Rich’s made it that much worse. Reddit will have logs of the changes, and those are a subpoena away.

    Even if there’s nothing else to the story, this all by itself would be incredibly embarrassing/incriminating to whoever did it.

    Someone really wants the Seth Rich story buried.

    There are only two theories that make sense. 1. He had to fake his death to show allegiance to Israel/Mossad and is now living on a Kibbutz in Israel. 2. He was a legitimate leaker, was spared because he’s Jewish, and is now a Kibbutzim in Israel. Perhaps he is not dead. There is zero evidence to suggest he is dead or alive. If anything, there is evidence showing his death was fabricated. No autopsy being released is the biggest red flag possible in a murder case.?

    Perhaps Seth is alive hiding out on a kibbutz with Eric Braverman. He was involved with the Wikileaks, but his life was spared and his death was staged. Facts: No death certificate. No autopsy report. No security camera footage. All we have is the main stream media saying he was killed (furnace of weaponized media Presstitute’s fake news), and a family interview where Seth’s brother, Aaron, can barely keep himself from bursting out in laughter. Private Investigator Rod Wheeler is under a NDA-gag-order by Seth’s family to not discuss the evidence of the investigation, however, he did say in his George Webb & Jason Goodman interview that Aaron seemed not interested in the case being solved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mEu22KJjtU&t=14s?

    All things said,

    Sounds very plausible.

    Even if it is.

    The Crimes leaks & irrefutable proof of Wikileaks, the Awan brothers, election rigging, voter fraud, violence incitement, pay to play with the CF, SUPER PAC violations, arms transfers to ISIS, 6 billion USD missing from the State Department, Benghazi aren’t.

    Whether or not Seth Rich is a real person or the circumstances surrounding his Murder is not of significance at this point.

    The obvious Crimes listed above are.

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    • John Bosley says:

      Sorry wrong text, that one above is about Seth Rich.

      ________________________________________________

      I am passing this on from someone who’s connecting some dots with input from sources he cannot reveal.

      Here’s what it looks like when all the pieces are sewn together

      It smells like conspiracy and treason. Everyone needs to read this. Slowly, and patiently, because it’s very important……

      From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

      A Grand Jury had been impanelled.

      Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”.

      Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared. Now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out.

      Look who took over this investigation in 2005: None other than James Comey; Coincidence? Guess who was transferred into the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS? None other than, Lois “Be on The Look Out” (BOLO) Lerner. Isn’t that interesting?

      But this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right?

      Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Injustice from 2001 to 2005?

      No other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States,

      Rod Rosenstein.

      Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this time frame?

      Another coincidence (just an anomaly in statistics and chances), but it was Robert Mueller.

      What do all four casting characters have in common?

      They all were briefed and/or were front-line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation.

      Another coincidence, right?

      Fast forward to 2009….

      James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin.

      Hillary Clinton is running the State Department, official government business, on her own personal email server.

      The Uranium One “issue” comes to the attention of the Hillary.

      Like all good public servants do, supposedly looking out for America’s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to no other than, the Russians.

      Now you would think that this is a fairly straight up deal, except it wasn’t, America got absolutely nothing out of it.

      However, prior to the sales approval, no other than Bill Clinton goes to Moscow, gets paid 500K for a one hour speech; then meets with Vladimir Putin at his home for a few hours.

      Ok, no big deal right? Well, not so fast, the FBI had a mole inside the money laundering and bribery scheme.

      Robert Mueller was the FBI Director during this time frame? Yep, He even delivered a Uranium Sample to Moscow in 2009.

      Who was handling that case within the Justice Department out of the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland?

      None other than, Rod Rosenstein. And what happened to the informant?

      The Department of Justice placed a GAG order on him and threatened to lock him up if he spoke out about it.

      How does 20% of the most strategic asset of the United States of America end up in Russian hands when the FBI has an informant, a mole providing inside information to the FBI on the criminal enterprise?

      Very soon after; the sale was approved!~145 million dollars in “donations” made their way into the Clinton Foundation from entities directly connected to the Uranium One deal.

      Guess who was still at the Internal Revenue Service working the Charitable Division? None other than, – Lois Lerner.

      Ok, that’s all just another series of coincidences, nothing to see here, right?

      Let’s fast forward to 2015.

      Due to a series of tragic events in Benghazi and after the 9 “investigations” the House, Senate and at State Department, Trey Gowdy who was running the 10th investigation as Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi discovers that the Hillary ran the State Department on an unclassified, unauthorized, outlaw personal email server.He also discovered that none of those emails had been turned over when she departed her “Public Service” as Secretary of State which was required by law. He also discovered that there was Top Secret information contained within her personally archived email.

      Sparing you the State Departments cover up, the nostrums they floated, the delay tactics that were employed and the outright lies that were spewed forth from the necks of the Kerry State Department, we shall leave it with this…… they did everything humanly possible to cover for Hillary. .

      Now this is amazing, guess who became FBI Director in 2013? None other than James Comey; who secured 17 no bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six million dollar thank you present when he departed his employer? Amazing how all those no-bids just went right through at State, huh?

      Now he is the FBI Director in charge of the “Clinton Email Investigation” after of course his FBI Investigates the Lois Lerner “Matter” at the Internal Revenue Service and he exonerates her. Nope…. couldn’t find any crimes there.

      In April 2016, James Comey drafts an exoneration letter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile the DOJ is handing out immunity deals like candy.They didn’t even convene a Grand Jury!

      Like a lightning bolt of statistical impossibility, like a miracle from God himself, like the true “Gangsta” Comey is, James steps out into the cameras of an awaiting press conference on July the 8th of 2016, and exonerates the Hillary from any wrongdoing.

      Do you see the pattern?

      It goes on and on, Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General,Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press, Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues.

      FISA Abuse, political espionage….. pick a crime, any crime, chances are…… this group and a few others did it:

      All the same players.

      All compromised and conflicted.

      All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves

      All connected in one way or another to the Clinton’s.

      They are like battery acid; they corrode and corrupt everything they touch.How many lives have these two destroyed?

      As of this writing, the Clinton Foundation, in its 20+ years of operation of being the largest International Charity Fraud in the history of mankind, has never been audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

      Let us not forget that Comey’s brother works for DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.

      The person that is the common denominator to all the crimes above and still doing her evil escape legal maneuvers at the top of the 3 Letter USA Agencies?

      Yep, that would be Hillary R. Clinton.

      Now who is LISA BARSOOMIAN? Let’s learn a little about Mrs. Lisa H. Barsoomian’s background.

      Lisa H. Barsoomian, an Attorney that graduated from Georgetown Law, is a protégé of James Comey and Robert Mueller.

      Barsoomian, with her boss R. Craig Lawrence, represented Bill Clinton in 1998.

      Lawrence also represented:

      Robert Mueller three times;

      James Comey five times;

      Barack Obama 45 times;

      Kathleen Sebelius 56 times;

      Bill Clinton 40 times; and

      Hillary Clinton 17 times.

      Between 1998 and 2017, Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times.

      You may be saying to yourself, OK, who cares? Who cares about the work history of this Barsoomian woman?

      Apparently, someone does, because someone out there cares so much that they’ve “purged” all Barsoomian court documents for her Clinton representation in Hamburg vs. Clinton in 1998 and its appeal in 1999 from the DC District and Appeals Court dockets (?). Someone out there cares so much that even the internet has been “purged” of all information pertaining to Barsoomian.

      Historically, this indicates that the individual is a protected CIA operative. Additionally, Lisa Barsoomian has specialized in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the intelligence community. Although Barsoomian has been involved in hundreds of cases representing the DC Office of the US Attorney, her email address is Lisa Barsoomian at NIH.gov. The NIH stands for National Institutes of Health. This is a tactic routinely used by the CIA to protect an operative by using another government organization to shield their activities.

      It’s a cover, so big deal right? What does one more attorney with ties to the US intelligence community really matter?

      It deals with Trump and his recent tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum imports, the border wall, DACA, everything coming out of California, the Uni-party unrelenting opposition to President Trump, the Clapper leaks, the Comey leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusal and subsequent 14 month nap with occasional forays into the marijuana legalization mix …. and last but not least Mueller’s never-ending investigation into collusion between the Trump team and-the Russians.

      Why does Barsoomian, CIA operative, merit any mention?

      BECAUSE….

      She is Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s WIFE!

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      Way too long for one post, next time break it up into paragraph posts, please. Thank you

      Liked by 6 people

    • bonkti says:

      The link to the Webb/Goodman video says that account has been closed.

      Like

  4. L4grasshopper says:

    Judge Ellis can deflate Mueller’s persecution of Manafort by imposing light, concurrent, sentences for the 8 charges he was found guilty of.

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  5. Lactantius says:

    In regard to both Manafort and Cohen: neither is worth defending. Both are conniving worms among the aggregation of conniving worms which overrun Manhattan.

    President Donald J. Trump said “I feel badly for Paul Manafort.” Fine. But Paul Manafort has long been engaged in the shady world of Russian and Ukrainian “oligarchs” and the stuff where one usually finds the Clintons. Tax fraud associated with the money-flow games in the world of Manafort and his associates is everywhere. Mueller went after both Manafort and Cohen in an effort to find a thread leading to Donald J. Trump and the Trump personal and corporate tax returns. Obviously, Mueller succeeded in coming up with sinking dry wells.

    So, Mueller, the sewer rat, moves on. Mueller and Cohen are maggots in the world of shady deals.

    None of us does President Donald J. Trump any kindness by attempting to make two tax cheats and shady money movers look like victims. Manafort and Cohen wear big boy pants and flashy pinkie rings. They made their own beds and the honorable Donald J. Trump has expressed his sympathy for his friends and THEIR plight.

    This thing will play itself out and Mueller is left holding an empty bag. Don’t hold your breath over Presidential pardons. Such an act would be the same as looking down the wrong end of a flame thrower.

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    • LKA in LA says:

      President Trump should show Manafort mercy. I hope be pardons him. He is only in court now for helping President Trump. Where are the indictments for the Podestas? The FBI should not indict anyone at this time. They are corrupt. Mueller is corrupt. The mayhem can’t continue.

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      • ladyfortruth says:

        LKA in LA, I agree.
        I watched Trump the whole time going down in early 2016 until Manafort joined his team. He knew all the States “rules” on voting and he would go ahead of Trump and ready each State and fight in States Primaries on the rules. Trump started winning “Big League” after that. I think that’s why the Dems hate him so bad for helping Trump win the Primaries!
        I sure hope POTUS has someone next year to prepare like Manafort did for him!

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      • Lactantius says:

        Yep. The DemonizingRats are worse and get away with lots more. No doubt about it.

        But when you play the equivalency game, you move the ball to their court. Manafort and Cohen chose to play risky games in the shady areas of business dealings and tax reporting. Yes, they are just like a lot of DemonizingRats, but there is nowhere you can take that argument and get the culture of the media and Hollyweird and Progressives to even listen to you. Cut your losses and move on. How can anyone be sure that if Manafort and Cohen had something against Trump that would have saved their bacon —- that they would have put loyalty to Trump over themselves?

        In the world of chess, some key pieces have to be sacrificed in order to attain a stronger position toward winning.

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        • SJM says:

          Please note from SD’s post above:

          “A guilty verdict on five counts of fraudulent tax filings. One count for each tax filing year: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
          Three guilty verdicts on bank fraud charges: ¹False information on a $3.4 million dollar loan application in March 2016 from Citizens Bank, Rhode Island. ²False information on a $5.5 million loan application for a building in Brooklyn. ³Hiding foreign bank accounts.

          Judge Ellis declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 charges.”

          The guilty charges HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH POTUS DJT !!!!

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      • Howie says:

        He might get bad press….Oh wait! He can do whatever he wants and never get woese press.

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    • formerdem says:

      If it didn’t matter to Trump Mueller would not be doing it. It matters. Mueller is trying to tempt Manafort to make things up, and your idea that we all sit back and comfort ourselves that the treatment of Manafort is nothing to sorrow over will make it easier for Mueller. (To hurt Trump.)

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    • Truthfilter says:

      Completely agree with you.

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    • singingsoul says:

      Lactantius says:
      “In regard to both Manafort and Cohen: neither is worth defending. Both are conniving worms among the aggregation of conniving worms which overrun Manhattan.”
      _________________________________________
      I agree but either are Clinton’s , Mueller, Rosenstein, the FBI and the DOJ and so many more but of course the liberals think they are a special class who should not be prosecuted.
      As long as Clintons FBI weasels and DOJ weasels not behind bar I do not agree with any convictions of worms when the snakes and traitors to our constitution walk free.

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    • Eh, but why did Manafort need to be put into solitary confinement for long stretches of time? His life wasn’t in danger, they did it to break him and torture him. What he did was illegal, and I’m not against him either going to prison or paying massive fines or whatever, but that was sick and uncalled for.

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    • When you are playing ball at that level, you take your chances. Don’t feel sorry for anyone. My concern is for us. PDJT is one of the few that is working for us, not against us.

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    • I did not hear that Manafort presented a schedule C in court. For that reason alone
      the trial was bogus.

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  6. DeWalt says:

    This is how my mind sees it.
    When Rosenstein first had the chance to prosecute Manafort he was a business associate of Deraposka , a friend of Mueller s.
    Since then Manafort fell out of grace with Deraposka over business dealings, so now he was a marked man. In comes Mueller with an ax to grind for Deraposka and presto, Manafort is getting his due.
    Now, ask yourself, who is working for the Russian?

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  7. CopperTop says:

    Lanny Davis gave the TDS wackos their talking points with this Cohen plea on the one count of campaign finance violation. TIMING IS EVERYTHING AND it will prove out to be WAAAAAYYY OFF. Still won’t work out for the Libs as it will be a mature MAGA electorate and smooth running House supporting him at home reelecting 45 in 2020.

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  8. avi says:

    aren’t we all glad that Sessions is playing 64-D chess with Huber!!!!!!

    Still waiting for the Great Pumpkin!

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  9. Michelle says:

    Ridiculous that there were even 18 charges to begin with.

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  10. Apfelcobbler says:

    Pardon. And Presidential Medal.

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  11. BSR says:

    Manafort’s “crime” was securing GOP delegates that our POTUS wasn’t supposed to get. The GOPe was supposed to stop MAGA. I wouldn’t hold my breath for the Podesta’s who also worked on behalf of Ukraine to get similar scrutiny. This whole thing needs to end NOW.

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  12. Jenny R. says:

    So…Mueller basically struck out on the majority of charges against Manafort, and still no Trump/Russia collusion?
    And had to request another delay in the Flynn trial. (that’s the guy I’m starting to feel sorry for)
    Doesn’t sound like the dude had a good day in court.
    Sounds like that Special Counsel is turning into a great big nothingburger.
    If anything, it appears to be backfiring bigly on the people who wanted it so badly.

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  13. Oldskool says:

    Curious as to how the sentencing is reported on FOX as scheduled for August 29. In Federal cases once a verdict or plea is concluded then the US Marshalls are tasked with compiling a Presentence Report (a PSR), which takes usually 3 months. Can’t imagine how they’re sentencing him next Wednesday.

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    • CopperTop says:

      Just in case you popped back in I thought I”d answer. This date is a result of the case being under SDNY.

      SDNY holds sentencing hearings vs the PSR. The USADA in fact won’t even recommend the sentence if asked directly by the judge. ‘Whatever you think your honor” is the reply.

      The jurists in this district often find the sentencing guidelines inappropriate and do take the sentencing seriously.

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  14. littleanniesfannie says:

    Mulehead and Weismann (one of the most corrupt lawyers in the most corrupt branch of government) are on the move on their brooms!!

    Just exactly when will Mulehead go after the REAL Russian connection and go get HilLIARy?? It is literally about time. The element of Russian involvement with HilLIARy is amazing yet the 17 Angry DemonKKKrats are only looking to destroy our President. Where the HELL is Jeff Sessions?

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  15. Apollo says:

    I hope he gets pardoned after a discreet period of time. Yes, this stuff wasn’t above board, but he was targeted SOLELY because he worked for Trump. Hope he doesn’t serve a minute longer than the morning after Election Day 2020.

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  16. bullnuke says:

    I truly hope President Trump does what he does best now…be Trump. How much can one person be poked? His lawyers serve a purpose but I believe they are trying to tie his hands.

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    • Julia Adams says:

      They are not tying his hands…they are pulling a Nixon redux by making it too easy for Mueller to manufacture a crime against President Trump.

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  17. Donna in Oregon says:

    I don’t get why some people think Manafort’s scalp matters. Granted it’s more an IRS issue, but most of Mueller’s gang has been superficial. Lying to the FBI, didn’t pay taxes….small stuff.

    Corey Lewandowski was the Trump Campaign Manager from January 2015 to June 2016.
    Manafort’s job was to stop Cruz (the GOPe) from stealing delegates, right? He came in March 2016, did that job, was Campaign Manager from June 2016 until August 19, 2016, and left.

    From August 19, 2016 until President Trump won the election Kellyanne Conway was his Campaign Manager. Manafort had a purpose. It was a job, he was an employee.

    Now if Mueller thinks he’s going after President Trump he and his Swamp friends have lost their fricking minds. Doesn’t matter what BS they make up, they know what will happen to them. There is no excuse, crooked investigation, manufactured evidence, or made up hysteria that will be allowed or accepted in this country. Period.

    Furthermore, and for clarity sake….not a hair on POTUS’s head better be harmed. Ever….GOT IT? Don’t even think about pulling another John F Kennedy. We aren’t the same people we were then.

    General Mattis has already said it best:

    “I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”

    Nuff said.

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    • Sneaky Pete says:

      yep, the Left won a news cycle today. But that’s no longer a particularly potent weapon as the MSM still bites but we’ve become immune to the venom. We’ve got a lot of new weapons in development. Don’t think it will be too long now before they’re deployed.

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      • Amy2 says:

        That’s a very good way of putting it Sneaky Pete. “Winning a news cycle.” Like it!

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        • IN/AL gal says:

          You know they will run on this alone for weeks losing precious midterm campaign time. Not that they have a message. And Repubs can counter with all their dirty laundry.

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  18. Bean Counter says:

    Muller has been after Manafort for years. The fake Russia investigation gave him a chance to tie up some loose ends from his days at the FBI.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      The Cabal KNEW Manafort was dirty and would get dirt on Trump, when the hook-up was arranged with the help of the media.

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      • jmclever says:

        Don’t forget Ted Cruz’ role in Manafort’s place on the Trump campaign. He wanted delegated to vote for him@ concerning regardless of primaries’ results. That’s why Manafort was called in. Cruz’ wife is on CFR

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          It was a VERY slick operation. Michelle Fields was part of it. NOW does the media obsession with that all make sense? They BIRD-DOGGED Corey. Very slick.

          Yes – I keep telling people that the whole delegate attack was PHONY. I watched it all, and it never seriously materialized. Oh, the media made it sound bad, but so many experts shot down every state where there was supposed to be a problem. The media created the PERCEPTION of a problem, and used useful idiots Cruz and Beck in their useful idiot hope against hope to make it all happen. Like I said, very slick.

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  19. trumpismine says:

    What is happening people? The taxpayers are paying these corrupt and treasonous attorneys to bring down a sitting president of America?
    Praying for our Countryman, POTUS and God to lift us up

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  20. Coast says:

    I’m so sick of our perverted and corrupt system of justice. I was hoping strongly there would be at least a few people on that jury that could see this was political motivated prosecution. No way I would have rendered a guilty verdict against Manafort. I feel sick knowing that the real criminals will continue to run free and will not be charged.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I probably would have voted to convict. Yes – it is very obviously a politically motivated selective prosecution. But the CRIME is the failure to prosecute others – NOT the correct prosecution of Manafort.

      Manafort was a Podesta associate. His trial is not the place to debate Mueller’s guilt and Podesta’s guilt. THOSE TWO WILL GO DOWN AT THEIR OWN TRIALS.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        ^^This. The benchmark has moved. It is now the standard of justice in America that we go back to 2011 and revisit crimes that a suspect may already have been given a pass on by the DOJ. As Kurt Schlichter says, just wait until we start applying that same standard to everyone. I’m looking at you, Clinton Crime Family.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Exactly!

          Look at Schumer’s tweet on pardons. They want Trump to take the bait and “do a D’Souza” on Manafort. NO! Don’t fall for it!

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    • Doug Amos says:

      Really hard to watch these slimy creeps in action isn’t it and to add salt to the wound DWS’s boy toy strolled off unscathed today? Sessions is an enfeebled imposter who doesn’t deserve junior clerk status.

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  21. JonB3 says:

    Wondering ~ Would we be here if Jeff Sessions didn’t recuse himself, and was doing his job as a real attorney general for PT …. ?

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  22. Michael says:

    If not already stated Manafort is the vehicle to get at DJT.
    This is a cage match where only one comes out.
    I’m betting on VSGDJT.

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  23. JoD says:

    5 of the 8 charges are related to previous incorrect tax return filings.
    Let’s see if they allow Manafort to ammend those returns, just like they are allowing Cohen to make the necessary changes to his previous returns. (s)
    IMO, the Prosecutors were worried that Manafort would be acquitted, so the Cohen $HIT show was timed accordingly.

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  24. Howie says:

    One way out Babe….Nuke em’.

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  25. getfitnow says:

    FTA – What does the Paul Manafort divided verdict — guilty on 8 fraud charges with a mistrial declared on the remaining 10 charges — mean for the question of whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to fix the 2016 election?

    Nothing.

    Of course, everyone knew that going into the trial.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller was assigned to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.” Mueller’s authority also covered “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation,” plus any issues that might involve obstruction of the investigation. Prosecutors said before the trial that they would not mention the word “Russia” at all during the proceedings, and that was pretty much the case. They also barely mentioned the name Trump, although it came up briefly in the charges that Manafort gave a Chicago banker a spot on a Trump campaign advisory board in exchange for approving an iffy loan.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/paul-manafort-split-verdict-says-nothing-on-trump-russia-and-the-2016-election

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  26. SR says:

    I hope it’s closing of Mueller shop with some respect.

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  27. kea says:

    I just saw the DM headline. I can’t even…

    Trumps double disaster?
    Mueller claims scalps of TWO of President’s closest associates….

    Wow DM tell us how you really feel.

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  28. kea says:

    Omarosa: ‘This Is the Beginning of the End for Donald Trump’

    No dear but its the end for you I hope

    Liked by 4 people

    • louche9 says:

      Add Ponderosa to the legion of talking heads predicting the “beginning of the end” for candidate/ President-Elect/ President Trump, since August 2015.

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  29. Howie says:

    What an irritating day. This will not stop MAGA but it is really aggrivating. Arrrrgh. Trump will still win but….Arrrrgh! I want to see some leftists keelhauled. Arrrrgh. The leftist crooks are much more crooked than Manafort. Arrrrgh. But they skate.

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  30. Concerned says:

    I think when President Trump gets fed-up enough with this, he will start firing people and prosecuting the rest. His supporters are watching, people like Mueller get away with open corruption and yet nothing is done. This will not sell at the midterms!

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  31. JX says:

    Guilty on 8 of 18 charges, and Manafort’s lawyers put up a weak defense. If they were aggressive it would be even less. Now we know why DOJ did not prosecute the first time around, but Mueller had an unlimited budget and a huge team of lawyers.

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  32. Howie says:

    Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate leftists with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations.

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  33. jsteele9 says:

    A special Counsel should now be appointed to vigorously examine the tax filings and domestic and foreign bank records over the last 15 years for every Senator and Congressman, (that pushed for the SC) every lobbyist, everyone on Mueller’s team including McCarthy Mueller and everyone in the ecstatically happy media.
    There was no credible proven evidence of a crime to justify the Mueller/Hillary SC; so its now open season on everyone.

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    • jsteele9 says:

      How could I forget Hillary and the Clinton Foundation bank records etc. to now be fully examined by a SC.

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    • Check six says:

      Makes you just want to kiss a republican don’t it? Note I didn’t say where. We have had a republican. Congress for a long time now, nothing has changed has it? You got everything you wanted,,, you got republicans. Come on blue wave , show them how it’s done. Let’s put those corupt, do nothing sorry ass republicans , out of office and in jail where they belong. If nobody on the left is going to jail for crimes they have committed, then I want to have the best and most corrupt government that American money can buy. Throw gas on this mess and burn it down.

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  34. JX says:

    Thanks for the concise manafort-jury-decision graphic SD. It’s a handy reference

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  35. Still a rigged system in my book. Clinton for decades and Obama for a decade committed treasonous crimes against our country, yet nothing. There is no justice at the federal level.

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  36. Still a rigged system in my book. Clinton for decades and Obama for a decade committed treasonous crimes against our country, yet nothing. There is no justice at the federal level.

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  37. p'odwats says:

    Even with a rigged system and Manafort on a silver platter with all the trimmings Mueller was only able to get guilty verdicts on less than half the charges he brought against him. The charges he was able to convince the jury to convict Manafort on had nothing to do with his brief time as the president’s campaign manager. Even in blue Northern Virginia the folks on that jury were able to see through some of the Swamp BS!

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  38. tunis says:

    Manafort got nailed coz Mueller believed he could squeeze him to get something on Trump. Cohen is the same thing. Mueller’s investigation of McGahn and Roger Stone are similar. Try to squeeze something out.

    Then there’s Comey’s memo and testimony that Trump obstructed justice. Mueller is all about making some kind of case against Trump. That is why Rosenstein appointed him.

    The worst that can happen is the similar impeachment shitshow that we saw with Bill Clinton. There’s not enough votes in the Senate to convict Trump now and there will be even less votes after the mid-terms.

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  39. Concerned says:

    President Trump needs to take Mueller and Rosenstein out just before midterms. Then let them scream in Congress. Everyone in office who screams will be voted out.

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  40. Concerned says:

    Just dump on the socialist until the midterms by releasing unclassified documents like the FISA for the Dossier. Start so many fires that they will only be concerned with saving themselves.

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  41. Foxy says:

    One thing to bear in mind in this maelstrom is that although we treepers follow these issues closely the majority (maybe even overwhelming majority) of Americans have little or no interest in these events and are generally blissfully unaware of their occurrence or impact.

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  42. completelytrue says:

    Crow should be an endangered species on this site.

    [I expect that many of the “geniuses” here who were sure that Manafort would not get a single guilty verdict don’t get it.]

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  43. Concerned says:

    f we had an equal justice system, a long list of people would be prosecuted to include most of the DOJ/FBI. I think talking to or working with the FBI/DOJ is a waste of time.

    FITTON: Judicial Watch Contacted FBI With Evidence Hillary’s Server Was Hacked – FBI and Peter Strzok COVERED IT UP (VIDEO)

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/fitton-judicial-watch-contacted-fbi-with-evidence-hillarys-server-was-hacked-fbi-and-peter-strzok-covered-it-up-video/

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  44. Time to buy dandelion seeds and honeybees. Get yourself a greenhouse and a tent on leased land. This is the only way to go. I’ve had enough.

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  45. Check six says:

    We have the government we deserve. Republicans are always to slow, they are just as corupt as the democrates. I like fast. If we are going to be corupt as a government, let it be the democrats. I hope they win and win big. To hell with the republicans, they had thier chance and blew it. Let the democratic wreaking ball come in and finish us off and compleat the job they started. When there’s no one left who are they going to rule over? Who will be the boss then? The he’ll with it , burn this mother down. We deserve it and the sorry ass republicans do as well.

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