DOJ Appears to Block Manafort Transfer to Rikers Island…

An interesting and moderately positive development in the ongoing fiasco surrounding the prosecution of Paul Manafort.  According to the New York Times, Attorney General William Barr’s top deputy, Jeffrey Rosen, sent a letter to New York state prosecutors saying Main Justice was monitoring the planned transfer of Mr. Manafort.

Following the DOJ letter, the decision to transfer Manafort to Rikers Island was reversed.

(Via New York Times) … [L]ast week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York.

And then, on Monday, federal prison officials weighed in, telling the Manhattan district attorney’s office that Mr. Manafort, 70, would not be going to Rikers.

Instead, he will await his trial at a federal lockup in Manhattan or at the Pennsylvania federal prison where he is serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence for wide-ranging financial schemes, according to people with knowledge of the matter. (more)

The decision to transfer Manafort to Rikers Island was yet another transparent effort by political operatives within the justice system to use extreme measures against their political opposition…. Unfortunately, the Obama legacy -via the weaponization of law enforcement- continues.

George Zimmerman, Officer Darren Wilson, The Baltimore Six, Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn and Roger Stone were/are simply targets for political retaliation by career political operatives, political ideologues, now embedded within a severely corrupt justice system.

Perhaps the decision to stop some of the extremism is a small indication U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr is attempting to restore some semblance of justice to a thoroughly corrupt enterprise.

 

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298 Responses to DOJ Appears to Block Manafort Transfer to Rikers Island…

  1. 335blues says:

    I asked the LORD to damn barack obama.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      335 And once more for good measure.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Ready Steady Go says:

        Manafort is swamp scum, but he doesn’t deserve worse than Mike Cohen

        Liked by 11 people

        • Linda K. says:

          Manafort, under extreme pressure, did not “compose” a story about Trump for Mueller. In my book, he is a man of exceptional fortitude and courage. He has done the right thing
          when it counted, unlike Michael Cohen.

          Liked by 52 people

          • MAJA says:

            I agree. Not only that but from everything i’ve read they resurrected old violations already investigated and not prosecuted from a decade ago to put the fear into everyone associated with PDJT. This is great news.

            Liked by 25 people

            • Ready Steady Go says:

              Hannity and the tic toc club saying ig report won’t be out until after the July 4th holiday. What else is new…

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              • dallasdan says:

                The delay and defer machine is in good working order.

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              • Gail says:

                Due to obstruction from the “empty suit” Chris Wray, Joe DiGenova says it will likely be another 1-2 months.

                Liked by 2 people

              • oldumb says:

                How dishonest of a comment. Didn’t he explain WHY the delay? Of course he did. Christopher Steele’s testimony. Just the complaints and no facts, LOL. smh

                Liked by 1 person

              • TWOHAWK 1 says:

                I am reading that discovery has been inhibited due to certain alphabet agencies denying material pertinent to the case.

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              • Defanged says:

                Please. Hannity- pen in hand-(I wonder why Sean has that pen-I’ve never seen him use it) with furled brow and portending voice continues to keep his audience convinced that the “Big Ugly” is imminent.

                I shouldn’t complain- I don’t watch any TV at all and haven’t for 2 years.

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              • Delay is partially caused by release of Kavalec notes. deGenova said IG was ready to declare the first Carter Page FISA was legal (which would have exonerated origination by Comey, Brennan, etc), then someone dropped the Kavalec turd into the IG’s coverup punchbowl. deGenova said Horowitz had to stop and re-evaluate his determination on legality of original FISA.

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                • beach lover says:

                  This is why I am encouraged instead of discouraged the report is delayed. For every day it goes, they are finding new information that the FBI has withheld. If it was just the one set of notes from Steele that would be one thing, but I have a feeling Barr is not letting Horowitz get off this time with a finger wag against those in the Justice Dept. Either have a complete report or don’t give one at all.

                  Durham is doing the heavy lifting now anyway. They can’t hardly have conflicting findings.

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            • grlangworth says:

              Ya’ll should just face the fact that Manafort took a full magnum load in the face for PDJT. Podesta did everything he did and more — yet every morning Podesta still gets to come downstairs to admire his collection of terrorized children sculpture.

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            • MelH says:

              I wonder how much Preet Bharara had to do with sending Manafort to Rikers. I remember when Manafort left the campaign, after being there a VERY short time. Seems like he betrayed President Trump, coming on board when he brought so much baggage with him. Maybe that’s why Potus has done nothing to help him?

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          • Derek of Florida says:

            Linda K., You are so correct. It was Manafort who thwarted eGOP plans to prevent PDJT’s nomination at the GOP convention. Paul Manafort was hired by DJT to prevent such a coup at the delegate level and that he did.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Linfa K.
            None of us can know what its like to be ANY of these people. Volonteering to help the Trump campaign is something ANY of us could have done.

            And if we had particular expertise, maybe ended up in their shoes; being ‘set up’, arrested, jailed, bankrupted, having family members threatened, and major charges for things we wouldn’t have been charged for, and clearly told to compose.

            Manafort hung tough, and just LOOK what they have done and are still trying to do to him.

            In Cohens case, his wife was being threatened with prosecution, and he was looking at serious time, if he didn’t compose.

            So, he pled to his ‘legitimate’ charges, (taxi medallion, lieing on loan app even tho bank didn’t care), and in addition pled guilty to something which IS NOT A CRIME, and said PDJT also committed this NON CRIME. In exchange for that, he got a,reduced sentence, and they left his wife alone.

            He then perjured himself so thoroughly they couldn’t possibly use him as a,witness against PDJT.

            NOTHING Cohen did actually hurt PDJT, at all. Actually a clever way to address a difficult situation. After all, his wife isn’t prosecuted, he got less time than manafort, and he didn’t actually give the prosecutors what they wanted, a ‘case’ and a witness against DJT.

            Manaforts got stones, and its truly MIRACULOUS with all that they tried, with framing Papad with the $10,000, to all these people they have pressured, that not one actually composed.

            One might almost think there was divine intervention!
            Anyway, unless we have walked in their shoes, and had a rabid prosecutor throwing the book at us, methinks “judge not, that ye be judged” is probably appropriate. Even Cohen.
            IMHO

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          • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

            Amen.
            I still pray for Manafort. The swamp denizens are evil.

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            • MelH says:

              I pray for him too. I am shocked they had tried to get him a few years ago and decided not a crime enough to try him. Isn’t that “Double Jeopardy ” to try him now, for the same crime?

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              • Redzone says:

                They didn’t ever previously indict Manafort. They only investigated him. If they would have indicted him, they would have had to indict Podesta, their good buddy.

                I think Podesta was Manafort’s “Get out of Jail Free” card. But, when the Dems needed the Trump/Russia card played, Manafort’s luck ran out because they knew they could create the appearance of Russia through Manafort because of his Ukraine connections. Of course his charges are related to his work for Turkey, but that’s a minor detail when you are unwittingly cast in the Dems Russian Collusion Broadway play.

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                • Lester Smith says:

                  Thing is this a old man with few years left. They took his money, took his pride, put in prison, threw him solitary confinement, took his health both physically and mentality,, traumatized him and his wife. These bastards should be put in jail.

                  Did he do bad things yes, did ever hurt someone no. Did Tony and John get equally treatmented no they probably got immunity and helped screw Manafort. What’s up Gates? Trump needs to compassionately pardon Manafort.

                  The dems will try to block they have no compassion except for evil they love evil if you agree to kill baby’s, to say ms13 has a touch of the divine. Dems surely do not have compassion for an old man especially a republican old man. Dems are the face of evil. The dems will destroy who ever is in their way. The dems are the party of seven year locusts. Revelations perhaps?

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                • reaalitycheck6 says:

                  Manaforts “Ukraine connections” was Yanukovih, who was and is a putin puppet

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              • mikeyboo says:

                They are trying to try him now in federal AND state court for the same crimes-and yes many lawyers are arguing that this is indeed double jeopardy.

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        • avi says:

          even swamp scum dont deserve Müller’s Gestapo treatment

          Liked by 5 people

          • mikeyboo says:

            Avi, Let’s not be too hasty. Mueller’s Gestapo Scum fully deserve Mueller’s gestapo treatment.

            Liked by 19 people

            • jeff montanye says:

              they may deserve it but i hope they get fairer treatment from durham, barr and trump. especially considering how guilty they look now and how important it is to convince the undecided/uninformed of the truth of these allegations, a very careful, lawful and effective prosecution is a necessity.

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              • mikeyboo says:

                Jeff, I understand your point-but I doubt that even the fairest treatment of these futher- muckers would convince the uninformed/terminally biased that the intentional corruption of our government-by our highest officials-had reached such a point.

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          • PVCDroid says:

            He operated like dozens/hundreds of other political consultants and lobbyists in DC. All of them aren’t being charged or going to prison.

            And, the DOJ reviewed him and decided not to charge as late as 2013. It’s proven that the State department set him up with Ukraine. He has suffered worse than murderers, lost everything, is facing life in prison for helping Trump so please stop the scum comments.

            This part of the big ugly in Washington has bothered me most and I’ve prayed for Manafort many, many times.

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            • rvsueandcrew says:

              It has bothered me, too. Mr. Manafort is not a young man. It’s a wonder that long stretch in solitary didn’t kill him.

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              • Defanged says:

                @rv-Manafort is fortunate to be in “solitary.” I don’t know what solitary looks like in Fed joint-but being high-profile and Trump associated , Paul might not have lasted in general population.

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            • littleanniefannie says:

              What the Obamaites need to remember is that, though they consider the Supreme Court ruling a success, they may also be in for the same treatment! Precedent set so it would be very difficult to suddenly apply it only to Republican supporters. Even the sheeple aren’t that dumb!

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              • Redzone says:

                The big difference is the Dem prosecutors and judges are corrupt, and they’ll Manafort you.

                Rep prosecutors and judges will act upset, then sentence Dems to community service, because of all the good work the crooks did for the U.S. while “serving the country.”

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                • Lester Smith says:

                  Mueller or should I say hero. He doesn’t dirty his hands but as others do the dirty deeds Bulger is a prime example check out howie carrs articles and books when Mueller was the top cop in Boston this guy is no hero he’s a Sbag. As far as Manafort he is as guilty as the poderst group or should I say gang. Where are these dirt bags and were is rat boy gates?

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        • OSP says:

          Manafort played a big part in PDJT’s nomination by keeping convention delegates from going rogue.

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        • margarite1 says:

          I bet Manafort isn’t as bad as Hillary. She’s the one who belongs in Rikers…for treason.

          If you look at the history of the Clintons and their pattern of destruction of normal morals in this country and what they’ve gotten away with…they’ve lowered the bar on so much. Loral and the Chinese (“there shouldn’t be just one superpower” BJ), oral sex isn’t sex, lying is ok if it’s about sex, the whole Clinton foundation scam…selling us out over and over for their personal profit – that they flaunt. Now we have a POTUS doing great things and the minions have persecuted him and turned right into wrong and wrong into right in their effort to defend the indefensible Clintons.

          If the story is ever written honestly I think the Clintons will be shown to have had the worst effect on our country of anyone….ever. So…I don’t think whatever Manafort did…in the whole scheme of all the things wrong right now….is THAT bad.

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          • Lester Smith says:

            Who do you trust more a rich man who becomes a politician or a politician that becomes a rich man

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            • margarite1 says:

              As I told someone today…At the DNC convention where Obama originally gained fame by speechifying he reportedly had maxed out credit cards and couldn’t rent a car.

              Recently he and the big Mike took a private jet to a 60k a night vacation in France.

              He was promised a lot to sell us out and now he’s collecting.

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        • oldumb says:

          It isn’t about Manafort.

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        • zaq123 says:

          Manafort may be the prototype for Swamp Scum, for sure, but he didn’t do anything that they haven’t done. The stuff he was prosecuted for was ove 10yrs old and was done while working with the podesta’s. Both podesta’s were allowed to back date and submit their FARA paperwork, as are so many others. Is it right? Absolutely not. The podesta’s that their pals, the clinton’s, were allowed to amend their tax returns. In the case of the clinton’s it was for millions in bribes that they were trying to hide from the government. Is it right? Absolutely not. All of it is criminal.

          But, if they’re allowed to do it, so should he. You want to prosecute him, you prosecute them all. They all want to snitch on each other, fine. Do it from your jail cell, while begging for leniency, which they shouldn’t get.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            And they wonder why people view them as privileged?

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            • Lester Smith says:

              The queen is privileged these people deal with leverage (dirt) on others in other words if you corrupt the people that can out you then they know you can out them so you own them and that’s the way it goes.

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          • Redzone says:

            zaq- Amen. End of story.

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          • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

            True. What I hope for is a reprieve for Manafort due to blatant prosecutorial misconduct by the Mueller/Weissman cabal. On that alone, these men should be exonerated. If anyone could make that happen, it’s Barr.

            Nobody deserves what Mueller did to Manafort.

            Well, maybe one…

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    • The Boss says:

      I second the motion,
      All in favor say “Aye”,

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    • Some people I know who live close to the Lord and understand how to seriously pray believe He already has.

      Romans 1 and the book of Jude…

      Quite adequately describes souls like BHO…and HRC…Val-Jar, Podesta..
      and some other dead roots twice plucked up.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Leave things such as this up to The Lord, 335. Please. The Lord knows so much better than any of us how to do this. Thank you.

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      • formerdem says:

        May God have mercy on Barack Obama’s immortal soul. And mine.

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      • 335blues says:

        In Psalm 83 we are taught to pray against GOD’s enemies:
        1 (A Song or Psalm of Asaph.) Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
        2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
        3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
        13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
        14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
        15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
        16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
        17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
        18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

        And so I do.

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        • HonorDefendBuckeye says:

          In particular I have been praying to better grasp and regard the witness called for in verses such as Psalm 83:16-17 — as above, “Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:”

          I wonder at my naivete in younger days that Satan would hide amongst us: instead, he is all but announcing himself before us without any disguise, and denying all the goodness of the created order.

          As Isaiah 5:20-21 —
          “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”

          Obedience and repentance for us all, but we cannot stay silent in the face of active evil, for silence enables it to grow and spread. We have been too quiet.

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        • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

          Wow. So THAT’S What it’s like to be in the DNC….

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      • 335blues says:

        In Psalm 83 we are taught to pray against GOD’s enemies:
        1 (A Song or Psalm of Asaph.) Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
        2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
        3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
        13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
        14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
        15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
        16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
        17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
        18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

        And so I do.

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      • nwtex says:

        And I thank YOU, jeans2nd. Your response to 335 took away the sting of his comment.
        Thx again, I really appreciated seeing it. You are a 🌟 😉

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        • Lester Smith says:

          The lord rights all wrongs in due course. This may happen during this phase of life or after. Remember justice never dies. Also remember the lord basis decision on which direction our eternal soul will rest. This done by our actions while here on earth. If one believes in the lord or not our havenly Father still makes the finial decision.

          God bless America
          Good bless our POTUS
          God bless Justice

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        • Lester Smith says:

          The lord well help when it’s right

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    • 124andmore says:

      I don’t think he really needs to be asked. I think he can make that decision without your help.

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      • Excuse me?
        ………………..
        ‘The Word of God instructs us in many ways to pray for something over and over until we get it. One of the places we can see this is Matthew 7:7, which unfortunately is usually translated, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” This translation makes it seem like we only have to ask one time, which is not true. In the Greek text, the verbs “ask,” “seek,” and “knock” are in the present tense, active voice, and thus describe an ongoing action. The Holman Christian Standard Bible translates the verse correctly:

        Matthew 7:7 (HCS) [1]
        Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

        God’s Word tells us to “keep asking,” and then what we are asking for will be given to us. Jesus taught the same lesson in Luke 18. “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). It is easy to “give up” in prayer. Sometimes it is difficult to know if what we are praying for is the will of God, so if we pray for something day after day but do not get any results, we may “give up,” and stop praying. That must have been happening to Jesus’ disciples so, using a parable of a persistent widow and an unjust judge, he instructed them to keep praying (Luke 18:2-8).

        Widows in biblical times were often taken advantage of because they did not have people to help or defend them. In this parable, a widow kept coming to the judge and asking for justice. Her plea was the same every time: she wanted justice against an adversary, and the judge finally granted her request because she was so persistent. We learn from the parable that if we do not get what we are praying for right away, we must come back to the Judge over and over and keep asking until we have what we want.

        When Romans 12:12 says to be “faithful in prayer,” Ephesians 6:18 says “pray in the Spirit on all occasions,” Colossians 4:2 says “Devote yourselves to prayer,” and 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “pray continually,” it is clear that many of those prayers are for the same thing, and we must ask for what we want over and over again. There are many different reasons that we do not get what we ask for in prayer the very first time we ask, and it is true that sometimes we are not asking for something that God can grant in prayer. However, even if we are asking for something that God wants us to have, sometimes we have to ask more than once for it, so God instructs us in His Word to pray over and over until we get what we have been asking for. Prayer works, and our prayers make a huge difference on this earth, so let’s be obedient and pray for what we need until we get it.’

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    • Lester Smith says:

      Let’s hope Barr shows compassion to those wrongly persecuted and Rath to those who executed harm to others and our beloved country. For liberty and justice for all.

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    • Lester Smith says:

      Let’s hope Barr shows compassion to those wrongly persecuted and Rath to those who executed harm to others and our beloved country. For liberty and justice for all.

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      • beach lover says:

        How much leverage can Barr have if it is a state case? With the Supremes just ruling that State trials will not be double jeopardy, seems to me the Dems are now going to see that everyone they have under their spotlight, they will make sure has a crime based in NY or CA where they will most certainly not get a fair trial.

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        • Lester Smith says:

          You are right Supremes what’s up with them perhaps a Dems touch of the Devine has invested them.

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        • NC Patriot says:

          The FEDERAL prosecutors in NY are under the general control of the DOJ. As are the Federal prosecutors in California, I believe.

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    • InAz says:

      @ 335blues

      👍👍

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    • We are all damned to eternal hell because we are all born into sin. Jesus said “I am The Way, The Truth, and The life. No man comes to The Father but by me”. Damnation is our default destiny but Jesus paid our way into Heaven if we accept Him at His word. Obummer is going to hell if he rejects Jesus, but will be renewed and sealed unto the day of redemption if he accepts Jesus as LORD. Ditto all of us.

      I don’t wish hell on any man but I am comforted that God reconciles all things to Himself through Jesus and Devine justice will be meted out in the exact right portion. Woe to the unrepentant. He will pay for that choice by fire forever.

      As for me and my house- we will serve The LORD.

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      • Joe Blow says:

        Amen. As difficult as it is, we are to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, something to which I admit being deficient many times in my own life but that is necessary if we are to be perfected in the faith. Remember that the Lord “causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45).

        Hussein Obama will receive the just penalty for his crimes in due time. Whether that is to occur both on earth & in the next life, or only at the Judgment absent repentance is all that remains to be seen.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Actually, I think B.O. is already experiencing some penalty, here on earth. His Legacy is GONE, shattered; Iran deal, Paris deal, and Obamacare all but dead.
          With all thats coming out, he is NOT going to look good in the history books.

          And, for him, Hillary and the rest, true hell on earth; every day they have to wake up and realise/remember; its NOT a bad dream, DJT really IS Potus.

          And for them, THATS got to suck, as much as it,would suck for US, if Hillary was in Oval office; yeah, THAT bad.

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          • meow4me2 says:

            Dutchman, history books are not objective. I’m sure BO will be made out as the man who truly did stop the oceans from rising. And the deliverer of healthcare to the nation. Also, the keeper of peace with Iran. They’ll put the most positive spin on it possible. There will be no mention of the lackluster economy, the solyndra, fast and furious, GSA scandal, Lois Lerner, etc. No, they will paint him as the Second Coming who saved the nation and set up President Trump for great success. His policies just took awhile to get running full steam, dontcha know.

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            • littleanniefannie says:

              That’s because the authors of the history books currently are Socialist sympathizers. The first “half-Black” president will be propped up for his stances in that vein—socialized medicine, decriminalizing crime, allowing open borders (DACA, DAPA, TPS), taxing the rich, remaking the education system (Common Core), etc. He will be portrayed as extremely popular, vibrant, youthful, innovative, compassionate,etc. Way down the list (probably in a footnote) will be criminal!

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            • Dutchman says:

              The ‘victors’ write the history books. If Hitler had ‘won’, he would be lauded as a great leader, no doubt.

              If our movement prevails, or if it fails, the history books will reflect the outcome accordingly.
              Personally, I don’t think Obama is gonna come out looking well, but admittedly, the future is uncertain.
              “Predictions are tough,…especially about the future!”

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        • Lester Smith says:

          It is confusing I’m a 61 year old man. There never was all this hate and division in our people and country. No teachers, no church’s preached about politics. Our history books has facts of good and bad.

          My grandchild history books are censored and filled with left wing idolized b.s. We did not see black or white we saw the content of each person’s heart We never said that’s our black friend we saw only nothing no black or white we saw each as a person and that was that. We did not care what anyone believed in. It was none of our business. The only thing that mattered is weather you did bad or good things.
          All races were equel what the hell happened.
          But achievement was not equal to failure. We earn our ribbons.

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    • GGHD says:

      1 Timothy 2 New International Version (NIV)
      (Instructions on Worship)
      2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants ~>all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

      Our Father in heaven, … forgive us our debts,
      as >we also have forgivenall sinners, even Barrack Obama, to answer a spiritual Altar-Call, = before the Last Four Things ~> Death, Judgement, Heaven or Hell.]

      FIY, I didn’t vote for Barrack Obama. I think he sold-out the American People for Fame, Fortune and Power. +Obama may be a bitter man with a hatred for the USA.

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      • GGHD says:

        My comment was garbled and lacking at the posting. God seems to forgive our sins as we forgive the people that sin against us. Forgiveness from God seems to be conditional, on how we forgive others. … There’s no free ride in Christianity. We all help Jesus carry the Cross. We are all called to be like Simon of Cyrene.

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    • jbt says:

      Hasn’t obama already damned himself?

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      I’d settle for an obama early exit from this plane; how God almighty chooses to deal with him will be fine with me. (However, evidence strongly favors a thumbs down.)

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    • amwick says:

      What does this have to do with the great article that SD wrote?

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      • 335blues says:

        The great article that Sundance wrote
        is working as intended. Inform and spark discussion.
        Many if not most of the posters here are Christians as am I.
        Our faith will always be part of the discussion. This is one of the things that makes CTH very special.
        Have a nice day.

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        • amwick says:

          I have no issue with Christian comments, and many people offer prayers, but I do like to see a discussion generally on topic.

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          • Nathan Hale says:

            Prayers off topic? I guess it depends on the specific prayer. Praying for a just outcome on a specific topic is not the same thing as praying totally off topic such as posting on this topic a prayer for rain. But I suspect you may have meant, as non-believers do, that prayer is off-off topic, no?

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  2. TwoLaine says:

    I tho’t the First Step Act was supposed to cut down on family separations. I guess the DIMs don’t care about family separation after all. Thank God for AG Bill Barr.

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  3. bessie2003 says:

    This is good news.

    A start perhaps. Prayers continue for the return of the rule of law without vindictiveness.

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    • 335blues says:

      Vindictiveness speaks of revenge.
      Justice speaks of the rule of law.
      A return to the rule of law without justice is not likely possible.
      In Romans 13:4 Paul speaks of the necessity of justice,
      3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
      4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

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      • 3rdday61 says:

        Good points 335blues.
        I believe it’s important that we use the correct perspective when referencing scripture.
        For instance, a reference to the term ‘rulers’, as taken from the New Testament and applied to The United States, refers to us, ‘We The People’.
        We The People are the sovereign rulers who must demand that the rule of law is applied equally to ensure that Justice is served. Peacefully preferably, but demand, we must.

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  4. rioosodog says:

    Barr……!

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  5. Thanks for posting this….just posted it on Presidential thread..I hope Manafort is getting some sense of someone caring about him. He has been, is being, seriously abused by the criminal justice system. Thank you AG Barr.

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  6. Streak 264 says:

    Barr’s revenge!

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  7. auntiefran413 says:

    Thank you, Mr. Rosen, for recognizing a political move for what it was…a gross miscarriage of justice.

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  8. Derangement Syndrome says:

    Would’ve been considered cruel and unusual punishment. I wonder if Barr/Rosen would’ve okayed the 50 swat agent, 2 boat, 1 helicopter, and 1 CNN TV crew raid of Roger Stone’s house? It’s abundantly evident Trump has very little control over his own DOJ.

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  9. tempejeff says:

    The Transfer request was criminal. They wanted Manafort dead, or wishing he was.

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  10. Richard Whitney says:

    Manafort was a plan into the Trump campaign.

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  11. tempejeff says:

    “Last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. ”
    Why? They were receiving info from Top Officials in Washington D.C. all through the Obama Administration. Why would they be ‘surprised’ now?

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    • NC Mom says:

      Excellent point and sadly true TJ.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Excellent question, jeff. Well done.
      Excellent question especially considering Manafort is currently a federal prisoner, not a state prisoner. Feds trump state, afaik (pun intended).

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    • They were surprised because this last letter didn’t fit the political narrative of all the info they were used to receiving from top officials in the BHO admin.

      This latest letter was from a new top official (sheriff in town) that rode in and upset the applecart.

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    • marywilbur says:

      Read the NYT article. Apparently it was an unusual occurrence.

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    • MAJA says:

      Can’t wait to see what NY FBI and PD have in store for them. The NY AG is a real piece of work. Hope she, the Illinois and CA AG’s get pink slips and handcuffs.

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      • Esther. says:

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        • amwick says:

          Are you saying that the NY State AG is transgender? Seriously? And Michelle Obama?
          SMH….
          I believe that people are entitled to opinions,, but you stated that as a fact.

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          • …amwick….how long you are on this EARTH ??????

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          • Truthfilter says:

            Amwick: Thanks for saying what I’ve always been too cowardly to say. There are plenty of really solid reasons to dislike Michelle Obama and the NY AG, etc. without degrading them or their looks with transgender comments, etc. I’ve watched the Left say too many horrible and degrading things about Sarah Sanders and Melania. It’s beneath us to behave like deranged school children.

            Most importantly, we commit the equally sinful acts of slander and baring false witness when we make unverified accusations about specific people in a public forum such as this thread. If we are believers in Christ, we must realize that a record of our words is being kept and we will be judged by it.

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            • amwick says:

              TY,
              I just don’t like to see falsehoods here. Nope, I think we should be better. I did look, I did research myself… I saw nothing on Jamie, and I saw pics of Michelle as a little girl… I could be wrong… anything is possible I suppose.

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            • amwick says:

              Well, I don’t know either one personally… just what I have read.. and no matter how much I dislike what they do or say,,, calling someone trans is just not cool… Unless it is true.. but inspite of being called lazy, I did look myself… so there is that…

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    • Bill says:

      They were surprised by the letter because it was against them. Usually the letter says continue breaking the rule of law and F this guy because he doesn’t align with our political view. Do what ever you feel necessary. I’m sure they were shocked when the letter was a backhand to their normal ways. IE telling them to follow the rule of law.

      I also think this may be due to Barr getting close to proving the entire case was based on false evidence. Fruit of the poisoned tree. Meaning Manafort May walk. Just a hunch.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Why would they be ‘surprised’ now?

      They were surprised the same way Mommie Dearest was surprised
      that Tina loves getting slapped.

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  12. bertdilbert says:

    We will probably never know the true extent of the Obama harassment of his opponents. It probably happened at every level of government at every branch. Mueller was constructive just to show how bad they can be. Hopefully Mueller will see his day.

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  13. emet says:

    The first convicted coup partipant should be sent to Florence Colorado. For their own good of course. Sets the tone.

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  14. Yy4u says:

    I am reading ghe “Left Behind” series written long before Barack Obama came on the scene znd stunned by how much Nicolei Carpathia reminds me of the Obama tge author could NOT have known about

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    • hoghead says:

      I sympathize with your view, Yy4u; but sotero as the antichrist? Hopefully, sotero’s time running anything except maybe the prison laundry, is over.

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      • Yy4u says:

        Not saying anything about antichrist just that the two characters are so similar and the book was written long before Obama was on tge scene…glib, handsome, underhanded, and while Carpathia us exaggerated…the treatment of political opponents of Obama by Obama us downrjght creepy along with his way of mesmerizing the media and admirers.. Not far enough jnto series to know what lies ahead…picked it up because if the globalism one world, one currencg, one religion theme…dont tell me any of the plot…just getting going. Interesting read. Lots if action.

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        • I got your point. We know BHO is not the Anti-Christ….first of all, not born in the right region. And he came and went w/o making a false peace covenant with Israel. So there’s that.

          But character wise…and look how the world embraced him, even gave him a Nobel prize for nothing.

          There have been many Anti-Christ types. BHO is one more person who exhibited certain traits that remind us of what is to come, though the real and only one Anti-Christ will be far more evil and exponentially more powerful than BHO.

          Meanwhile, back at the USA ranch, BHO built a wicked weaponized political/LE machine to stomp out and persecute opposition.

          Manafort is no angel, but what he did can’t compare to the sins of the Clintons, Podesta, Comey…even Ted Kennedy. But Manafort was on the wrong side of the BHO machine.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            But character wise…and look how the world embraced him, even gave him a Nobel prize for nothing.

            Wrong. He got the Nobel prize for being the first Elected While Black president.

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            • We rightly suspect that, but in the normal tradition and intent for which the prize is given (that is, you have to have achieved something earning it) He didn’t. He got it for nothing, regardless of how we interpreted motives of the Nobel society.

              My statement is factually correct from the traditional standpoint of the original purpose and intent of the prize. That is where I was coming from. The reality of what the prize is supposed to be for.

              But TY for your thought. I know what you mean.

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Yy4y, sorry I will tell you what the end will be. Jesus Christ will return before any of that happens. God Bless.

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        • warrprin1 says:

          Yy, you are in for the ride of your life with the Left Behind series. It should be required reading for all humanity. No spoiler alert here, but the education in scriptural prophecy alone is a holy treasure, particularly for those many souls who are not well versed in the Bible. Apology for the pun.

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          • KP says:

            II Thessalonians (Paul speaking/writing) All Scripture excerpts from KJV

            2:1 ” Now we beseech you,…our gathering unto Him… (What’s the topic? Christ & OUR gathering unto Him!) 2:3 “…that day shall not come, except…that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,” (What again? Our gathering back will NOT occur until Satan is revealed First!) 2:4 “…as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (Who again? Satan sitting in the Temple in Jerusalem proclaiming himself as Christ!) 2:5 “Remember…I told you these things?” (What? The gathering back would NOT happen until Satan is already sitting in the Temple!)

            2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means…” (What? Don’t be fooled by rapture theory, pre-trib, post-trib) (“By ANY means”!). The true Christ comes AFTER the anti-Christ is already here… “Who hath ears to hear”.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Obama was the warm up act…….

      THIS is Nicolei Carpathia

      His well manicured coiffure conceals his horns so well.

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  15. C says:

    Rikers is complete hell on earth. Not many can understand how truly awful it is there. Manafort has been through enough…no reason to send the man to Rikers. It’s just unbelievable.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      So bad it’s being shut down. Our “Justic System” attempting to send Manafort there was… embarrassing, really. This is what Third World Banana Republic Sh*tholes do to Political Opponents. Still waiting for Tony Podesta’s turn in solitary confinement. My guess is it ain’t gonna happen.

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  16. GSparrow says:

    Unfortunately, the malicious and politically motivated NY state indictments and pending trials for the same crimes are proceeding in an attempt to prevent a Trump pardon from ever freeing Manafort.

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  17. pigletrios says:

    Rikers…………I mean really??????????? This is just so darned stupid, vindictive, petty. and unreasonable. Rikers?

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  18. Revenant says:

    They wanted to break Manifort for not committing perjury and saying that there was Russian collusion.

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  19. andy says:


    And if he resists arrest, he is guilty.

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  20. Bubby says:

    What I want to know is who in the DOJ agreed to Manafort’s transfer to Rikers Island and why? Transparency by the DOJ is needed now more than ever, I want to know the names of everyone involved along with explanations! Justice needs to be blind and certainly not politically motivated but without transparency how will we know things are changing? Same goes for DOJ Southern District New York! I want these kinds of DOJ decisions to stop happening and not require AG Barr’s constant intervention!

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Exactly. Out them, and without a great reason, punish them.

      Far more important, will he improve upon the 80% non-pursuit rate for criminal referrals by OIG?

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    • marywilbur says:

      They didn’t agree. They weren’t asked.

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      • William H Gilkerson says:

        Barr could have prevented the war from going hot. Probably several mob inmates there with shives waiting on him. Not unlike Whitey affair. This is part of Mueller’s M.O.

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          This kind of evil and a member of a Bible Study group. Talk about conflicted. Does he believe going to a Bible Study repents for all his sins?

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      • Bubby says:

        Mary you could be right. But I find it difficult to believe that the transfer wasn’t run past someone in the DOJ who just didn’t necessarily approve it but nonetheless didn’t object. That’s what I want to know, who that was!

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    • MAJA says:

      I wonder if we will start seeing a lot of state level LEO and AG resignations now that their party is over. The big zero elevated incompetent people to positions of authority to control the entire pipeline from local to top Fed levels. Now that the gig is up, they must be scared that all their criminal deeds will be outed. Kinda like all the Senate and House resignations when PDJT won. The writing is on the wall.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        I want to see a large number of Elections Board resignations. O’Failure really packed them with Soros’ help. That’s how they took back the House. Eliminate the Broward Syndrome.

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  21. JohnCarlson says:

    The sadists who wanted to send him to Ryker’s Island only wanted to send him there as Devil’s Island wasn’t available.

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  22. It’s as if AG Barr is resurrecting the Constitution within the DOJ itself.

    Will wonders never cease!

    The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states:

    “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor CRUEL and UNUSUAL PUNISHMENTS inflicted.”

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  23. vikingmom says:

    I suspect that Manafort was being sent to Riker’s Island where he would have developed an unfortunate case of Arkanacide, which is, strangely enough, the same “disease” that struck Mohammed Morsi in court today.

    There are too many people who know too many things and it appears that AG Barr is stepping in to make sure that they remain healthy until their stories are told!

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  24. Perot Conservative says:

    Why not hold him where Michael Cohen is located, a Club Fed in upstate New York?

    Pennsylvania also seems like punishment – geographically difficult for his family and attorneys to reach? No place closer, and non violent?

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  25. Garavaglia says:

    Does this mean pardon is still a possibility?

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    • marywilbur says:

      I’m wondering if he should stay in federal prison for his own protection against NY State prosecution.

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      • Garavaglia says:

        Yes. Interesting that Barr (through Rosen) would make this move now..hopefully indicative of some upcoming events.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        He could just start admitting to crimes he never committed for the next 15-20 years…
        “I was in on the Cohen Taxi Medallion Scheme. But he didn’t know it.”
        “I murdered 62 prostitutes in Alaska. Or maybe it was 63. Anyway, it was a lot.”
        “I paid $74 million to get a Russian Business Associate’s son into South Dakota State University, and on a full Ultimate Frisbee Scholarship for good measure.”
        “I stole O.J.’s ‘other’ collection of memorabilia. The one with the knife, wig, and fake mustache.”
        “Speaking of which: I was riding shotgun with Al Cowlings during that whole episode.”
        “I did a brief stint as Pablo Escobar’s ‘money man’. He provided a great professional reference for future ‘Russian opportunities’, if you know what I mean.”
        “I actually DID pay Mongolian Computer Hackers to steal the DNC emails. No I didn’t. Yes I did. No I didn’t. Yes I did.”
        “I invested heavily in, and pushed for the complete production and release of the 1990’s Sylvester Stallone Cinematic Travesty ‘ Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot’.”
        etc. etc.

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  26. Bigly says:

    It’s about time. Not till all of these trump men are freed will their be true justice.

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  27. Sammy Hains says:

    Maybe they will be sending 0bama, Brennan, and Müeller in his place.

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  28. mj_inOC says:

    Praise God!

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  29. Mark McQueen says:

    “Perhaps the decision to stop some of the extremism is a small indication U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr is attempting to restore some semblance of justice to a thoroughly corrupt enterprise.”

    I think it’s DEFINITELY more than a small indication.

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  30. starfcker says:

    What about the 20 years Michael Slager is presently serving? Talk about a politically correct railroading.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I’M SO GLAD I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS THAT. It still drives me bloody insane, when I think about it – my city, of course. I have no respect for the local cops, they can’t properly be called law enforcement because on the rare occasions that they do, they get their lives destroyed for it.

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  31. Esther says:

    Paul Manaforte is 70 years old, and as far as we know he has not committed murder, rape, pedophilia and those sort of heinousness crimes. He was convicted of white color crime. The only reason Mueller and his rabid hyenas wanted to transfer him to Rikers is exactly the reason they transferred Whity Bulger from a reasonably safe prison to one where he was murdered on the day of his arrival. Though Mueller and his gang did not use their own hands to kill Whity, they gave the order for others to murder him. Moving Manaforte to Rikers was basically a contract hit on this 70-year old man who refused to play Mueller’s game. Michael Cohen is in one of the best Federal prisons known. His safety is not an issue, and the only reason he is being treated so differently with a hand-slap is because he composed for the Mueller team and sang his lies whenever Mueller’s people told him, even before the Congress he was caught lying SEVEN times.

    If New York city closes Rikers, I hope Trump will reopen it as a Federal prison to house some of the criminals like Mueller, Weisman etc. The rest need a life time stint in Gitmo.

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  32. CM-TX says:

    Glad to see something done for Manafort. It’s also worth repeating, ALL the Prosecutorial & Investigative Misconduct going UNCHECKED, is NOT a good look for those supposedly in-charge (cough, cough-Wray)… (cough, cough-Barr).

    At least Manafort had the character to refuse to LIE for Mueller. He is paying a price for that. But mostly for having helped secure the electoral votes for 2016. Knowing what we know now, any evidence that was used to convict him should be of question.

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  33. Mike says:

    Once again, I don’t know how, but you got the facts first SD.

    Catherine Herrige reported earlier tonight your bombshell from two days ago about FBI/DOJ having NOTHING but a redacted draft document concocted by DNC lawyers as the “evidence” the “17 Intel agencies, oops I mean four, oops I mean Clapper, Brennan, and Comey” used as proof the “Russians intervened to help Trump” bullsh*t.

    That was a punch in the mouth to the deep state rats. Well done SD.

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  34. Heika says:

    The law has to stop being used as a volatile emotional hand grenade for malicious mongrels – who are politically motivated – to haul upon others. There needs to be more clarity about this. It appears it is now almost 100% based on ‘the subjective mood’ of the prosecutors and judges, not evidence and proof needed to apply basic rules. The entire Mueller charade was proof of how far this has gone. Both sides were all so happy about that corrupt gangster taking charge of the country for 2 years. He should be sent to Rickers based on his record!

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    • MelH says:

      Really I’m shocked Mueller has not been charged with meddling with the mid-terms. Lindsey Graham could lead the charge but has bugged out, says the Mueller Report is all he needed and he has nothing more to say.

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  35. FL_GUY says:

    I am really happy that this is happening. Manafort has been treated in a manner that has violated numerous parts of the Constitution of the United States of America, including most of the Bill of Rights. Not to mention numerous Federal laws.

    The D-Rats have been using corrupt judges, prosecutors and AGs to go after political opponents just like a banana republic. They really got widespread during the first two terms of HilLIARy fronted by vacuum nose Bill.

    Janet Reno was a perfect example. A FL State Attorney in Miami-Dade. Two whistle blowers provided evidence that the supervisor of elections and some staff members were manufacturing votes and destroying valid votes. Reno immediately confiscated the evidence and had the two whistle blowers arrested and charged with the very crimes they reported. She destroyed these people. When it finally came to court day many months later, the bogus charges were dismissed so the whistle blowers never got their day in court to get it all on the official record. Since that time in FL, there has never been any more reporting of vote fraud, no matter how obvious e.g. Broward Co SoE in 2018 mid-terms. And of course, nothing has been done to that criminal who stole some FL State offices for the D-Rats and almost stole the Senate/Gov race.

    IMHO, it is time for a Fed Task Force to start investigating these corrupt judges, prosecutors and AGs throughout the 50 states. Start indicting them for any infraction, of which there will be many. Have them arrested and prosecuted; that MA state judge was a start(although I think she believes she’s going to get out of it like they have up to this point. I hope not.). That is the only way this abuse of power will be stopped.

    That Obama judge in the Manafort and Stone case has broken many laws and violated many ethics rules. Yet, there she sits still causing hell for these people who are political victims. I hold CJ Roberts responsible since he is in charge of ALL Fed Judges; he has done nothing when these clowns rule outside their jurisdiction, take cases that or invalidate, or violate ethics, etc….

    We need a modern day Elliot Ness and a team of untouchables. Let’s get these corrupt people out of the black robes and designer suits and into orange jumpsuits where they can be among their kind of people. JMO

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  36. Henry chance says:

    Riker’s is a prison for men that are dangerous and committed violent crimes.

    The experience for visitors from mistreatment, strip searches makes it a dreadful experience to visit someone.

    It is nasty. Of course the 5 AM Stormtrooper raids were to threaten spouses.

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    • amwick says:

      Rikers is a huge place. There is a separate facility for women, another for adolescents etc. People who think it is something like Alcatraz are wrong. It is not a nice place either.
      Here,,,

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  37. roddrepub says:

    I can’t wait for these people to be punished. This was a lowdown move.

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  38. Austin Holdout says:

    DOJ to federal prison officials: “If anything happens to this guy at Rikers, federal prison officials are going to jail.”

    Federal prison officials to Manhattan (New York State) DA: “Find another sucker to help you get your vengeance”

    They all knew exactly what would’ve happened to Manafort there. Now that they know there will be accountability, orchestrating his demise just doesn’t sound as fun.

    I hope the exercise by the Manhattan DA struck fear into the hearts of some coup plotters, and that they were able to vividly imagine themselves on the receiving end of such craven political tactics.

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  39. InAz says:

    Would be nice to see the Manhattan DA office investigated

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  40. Southern Girl says:

    Well, you know what, us DEPLORABLES as Hillary called us are not as stupid as you think. We probably know more than than most people. There is no way that this man should even be subject to this abuse. It is not to work out for the bad people. Count on it.

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  41. L4grasshopper says:

    Look…I don’t think Manafort is any kind of hero…or even someone to try to defend. The guy was convicted on strong evidence of a bucket load of white collar crime.

    But — he WAS subjected to intense prejudicial prosecution to try to get him to sing or compose on Trump. He didn’t.

    So for kraps sake….enough! The Swamp needs to stop treating him more harshly than everyone else. About time some adult supervision was applied here.

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    • FL_GUY says:

      You wrote: The guy was convicted on strong evidence of a bucket load of white collar crime.

      How can you be sure? Look at what the Mueller/Weissman clown show said about President Trump. Can you honestly believe ANYTHING that Mueller/Weissman presented as evidence?

      If Manafort is really guilty of these alleged crimes, why are the Podesta brothers still walking around free of legal jepardy. After all Manafort worked FOR the Podestas; they were his directors.

      I don’t trust any so-called evidence provided by the Mueller/Weissman inquisition. Yes, INQUISITION, that’s exactly what it was and is; a modern day witch hunt. Accusations without facts; hysteria and emotion devoid of actual evidence.

      What has been done to Manafort, fits into the realm of cruel and unusual punishment . Their goal was to get Manafort to make up lies about President Trump like Cohen. The fact that Manafort did not do so says a lot about his character. So no, I don’t believe the “evidence” against Manafort; his only crime was helping Trump prevent the nomination from being stolen from him. The people who persecuted Manafort are the ones that should be in prison, not him.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        I also question this ‘strong evidence’ idea. The Govt decided the evidence wasn’t strong enough to pursue indictments many years ago but now suddenly it is ‘strong evidence’? Maybe that prosecution needs to be looked into a bit more thoroughly as well.

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      • warrprin1 says:

        There is much agreement expressed here about Paul Manafort refusing to cooperate with his tormentors. It has also been mentioned that he put the pedal to the metal during the 2016 convention to hold on to the delegates pledged to Candidate Trump.

        Sounds like we may have unearthed another genuine Patriot, one who has put the security of our US Constitution and the restoration of integrity to our justice system above his own safety and well-being. Job well done, Mr. Manafort! Please accept my deepest respect and gratitude for your courage under fire.

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    • Esther says:

      I too do not think Manafort is a hero, but whatever he did in his past, he has shown courage and has not tried to save his own skin by throwing PDJT under the bus. Lets give credit where credit is due. Even if he committed crimes, nothing he has been experiencing measures up to the type of crimes he committed. His sentence should be commuted to time served. Many people will disagree, but Manaforte has earned it, by staying honest when it counted, and because of the overly harsh treatment and solitary confinement. They want to make sure he does not get to talk to anyone.

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  42. California Joe says:

    New York double jeopardy law: The New York Court of Appeals has made clear the purpose served by the doctrine itself: “It protects against a second prosecution for the same offense after acquittal. It protects against a second prosecution for the same offense after conviction. And it protects against multiple punishments for the same crime.” People v. Brown, 40 N.Y.2d 381 (1976). Thus, the motivating force underlying the doctrine is that the sovereign, “with all its resources and power should not be allowed to make repeated attempts to convict an individual for an alleged offense, thereby subjecting him to embarrassment, expense and ordeal and compelling him to live in a continuing state of anxiety and insecurity … ” Green v. United States, 355 U.S. 184, 187.

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  43. Nathan Hale says:

    I understand the anger, frustration, and desire for justice. But, I don’t think you understand the consequences of what you’re asking.

    Unless we are prepared to stand before Jesus and be judged solely on your own merits without forgiveness, we must never ask for someone else to be damned.

    Far better to pray for them to acknowledge their sinful acts, seek God’s forgiveness and make restitution for the wrong they have done.

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  44. “Unfortunately, the Obama legacy -via the weaponization of law enforcement- continues…

    I’m going split hairs. To ascribe much of anything to an ‘Obama legacy’ as though something significant fell under the autonomous purview of Obama is a tad misleading imo . There is a tendency to fixate on all the Obama personnel and assign them first-order guilt. They are after all the mugs on the current wanted posters and they should all hang.

    But there can be a tendency to confuse dependent and independent variables.

    Isn’t it more accurate to say Obama was but the last in a long line of POTUS’ compliant to the Deep State’s overriding wishes? This compliant lineage stretches back almost uninterrupted to 1947 (subtract some of Reagan, a little of Carter, a tad of Ike and a fair bit of JFK). Obama’s tenure was also the beneficiary of inevitably more dystopian technology advances as will the next guy after Trump. I believe in my heart Trump is not up to this stuff. He’s a natural and cocky competitor who believes he can beat anyone on a level playing field. That makes him a strange anomaly. It’s the next guy or gal I worry about.

    So, I see little reason to think that anyone other than Trump would not have simply picked up where Obama left off (i.e. the next vetted and compliant robot in line, red or blue). Why wouldn’t he or she?

    Thus while the (indictable) problem-of-the-moment is Obama and his cohorts, the problem isn’t Obama per se.

    “Perhaps the decision to stop some of the extremism is a small indication U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr is attempting to restore some semblance of justice to a thoroughly corrupt enterprise.”

    Well SD if huge and dramatic steps aren’t taken to reverse the extremism of the Obama years, that will serve as further confirmation that Obama was in fact just the latest seat-warmer of a much bigger problem, the Deep State which never leaves office. We’ll know soon enough. If Barr can’t or won’t fix it, Obama wasn’t the root problem.

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    • WSB says:

      FSD, most of our Presidents have either been hostages or players, as soon as the global influencers were able to gain hold of the Congress.

      President Trump is the first one who has not been as manipulated.

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      • I think the Founders might support me on the point, WSB. Our institutions are designed with the intent of checking the evil tendencies of those who occupy positions of authority within those institutions. A system that manages to bring Obama to justice (something I’m all for) yet fails to correct for the Obamas of the future (of which there will certainly be some) has resigned itself to half-measure. The true enemy is the permanently installed Deep State, not the rascal-of-the-moment.

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  45. Right to reply says:

    Manafort didn’t matter until he supported Trump. Same with all the others suffering at the hands of the NKVD!

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  46. nimrodman says:

    This article’s over a week old but is relevant to this post … worth a review or for those who haven’t seen it.

    ‘Scorched Earth’: Mueller’s Targets Speak Out
    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/05/30/scorched_earth_lives_upturned_muellers_targets_speak_out.html

    It profiles 9 or so individuals persecuted by the Weissman / Mueller investigation

    Several are now ruined financially and medically from the Stalin-level inquisition, particularly Jerome Corsi

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    • WSB says:

      I just saw Corsi’s lecture very late last night on C-Span. I believe it was scheduled onJune 1st originally,

      He is standing strong and wants to incinerate the entire gang, IMHO. Said he can’t ever send his wife enough flowers.

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  47. huecowacko says:

    “…U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr is attempting to restore some semblance of justice to a thoroughly.”

    Not until those responsible for these criminal acts are publicly condemned/indicted/tried/convicted/sentenced.

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  48. TigerBear says:

    Supreme Court upholds “double jeopardy “ law where states charge for the same crimes you’ve been charged federally for.
    https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/17/supreme-court-double-jeopardy/

    Constitution holds very little to no weight in the SCOTUS as state laws can trump it.

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    • Daniel says:

      That’s pretty disgusting. The idea that the constitution, a body of law by which EVERY state must abide, is actually ignored by the SCOTUS whose entire role is to rule on constitutionally relevant issues?

      From the article, Alito wrote: “All told, [the] evidence does not establish that those who ratified the Fifth Amendment took it to bar successive prosecutions under different sovereigns’ laws — much less do so with enough force to break a chain of precedent linking dozens of cases over 170 years.”

      Didn’t he civil war establish the states are not fully sovereign? That the laws at the federal level are the laws of the nation under which all must abide? Of course that which the constitution doesn’t mention are left to the states which gives the states the ability to set their own policies and laws (in EXACTLY the same way HOAs do by the way). But this matter has been mentioned and therefore the constitutional law applies to all states. I doubt they would allow the states to decide on the question of slavery — that would be a matter covered by the constitution. But for this? Not so much.

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      • oldguy05 says:

        If the United States of America is a corporation perhaps the states are more sovereign than the U.S. in this day and age.

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        • Logger says:

          The Democrats have caught on to this. Which is why we have sanctuary states, until their residents rise up and vote for change. The corruption, perhaps, is worse at the local and state level (the deep stateS).

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    • Lactantius says:

      From the Daily Caller: “The Fifth Amendment’s double jeopardy clause prohibits multiple prosecutions for the same offense. An exception to this rule called the separate sovereigns doctrine allows state and federal governments to bring successive prosecutions for the same crime. Monday’s decision leaves the doctrine in place, meaning any person Trump pardons remains exposed to state prosecutions. (….)”

      “All told, [the] evidence does not establish that those who ratified the Fifth Amendment took it to bar successive prosecutions under different sovereigns’ laws — much less do so with enough force to break a chain of precedent linking dozens of cases over 170 years,” the Court’s decision reads.”

      One cannot be tired twice for the same incident and the same charge. A state law is separate from a federal law and each entity has its own jurisdiction. Neither the federal government nor the state government can try a person, lose and the try the person again. This is not big news.

      States have never had any form of sovereignty that would supersede the Constitution of the United States of America and the laws of the country.

      Unfortunately, like treason, double jeopardy is largely misunderstood among the general public. A person who commits a crime that violates both federal law and state law is in for a clarifying education on the concept of double jeopardy.

      As matter of convenience, it the federal government convicts a person, the state is plenty happy to let the interest of the state remain fallow. It is expensive to the state to hold a trial and not of interest to the state to have the trial, wait for the federal parole and then incarcerate the parolee.

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      • bayoukiki says:

        Recognition of the separate sovereignty of the federal government and the states is how persons acquitted of lynching by sympathetic state court juries were able to be punished for their crimes in federal court.

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    • 6x47 says:

      My personal opinion: The same evidence of the same act should not be used in separate trials where there is overlapping jurisdiction.

      Defendants charged with a crime where it could be local, state, or federal should be charged only under one, and that should preclude the others from proceeding.

      This racket where the prosecutors can take the same crime to 2 or 3 different courts and pile up prison sentences and financial penalties is wrong.

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      • Rachel Guess says:

        Where criminal charges are concerned, there is no such thing as ‘local’ law, there is only state and federal. Most state crimes have duplicates indicated in federal law, and yes, you can be prosecuted for both, or either. Sometimes a state and the federal government prosecutes for the state crime, then the state gives a reprieve or waives the incarceration so that the individual can be released to serve their sentence at the federal level.

        This is how it has always been. The short answer is if you don’t want to do the time, don’t commit the crime.

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        • 6x47 says:

          I am fully aware of how it all works. I’m saying, it’s wrong.

          Oh, state couldn’t get you on the criminal charge? No problem – the Feds will file a CIVIL RIGHTS case and retry it! And if that fails … well, there’s a lot of room for creative charges under novel theories, and abusive process to coerce the defendant into a plea deal.

          The trials continue until a jury returns the verdict the state wants.

          But no double jeopardy! Same act, same evidence, different statutes and jurisdictions.

          Not cool. Not cool at all. I don’t care what SCOTUS says. Still wrong IMO.

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  49. pacnwbel says:

    Perhaps Paul Manafort has information potentially damaging to the dems, hence the plan to transfer him to Rikers and put him in double jeopardy with federal and state trials.

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