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    Posted: December 09 2017 at 11:32pm
When Trump selected Paul Manafort to shepherd his nomination through the GOP Convention in Cleveland, I was alarmed....Manafort is known for his shameless and self-serving "consulting" on behalf of tyrants worldwide.  

I think that Manafort's charges and role in the Trump campaign will be crucial to the Mueller investigation, and wanted to start a thread to discuss this.  He has far more brains & deviousness than Don Trump Jr., Jarod Kushner, and other players in this opera, and I believe that he was instrumental in connecting the Russian government to the Trump Campaign, using his ties to the Russian government (which he denies having). 

This is interesting and shows excellent investigative work on Mueller's part!!  


Bob Mueller used the "Track Changes" function in Microsoft Word for Mac to make new accusations against Paul Manafort in a court filing yesterday — a new sign of the special counsel's creative, unsparing approach:

Key quote from the 41-page filing: "Manafort's conduct ... raises serious concerns about his trustworthiness that warrant denial of the motion to release Manafort from home confinement."

  • The backstory, via AP: Prosecutors for the special counsel argued that the former Trump campaign chairman is attempting "to mount a public relations campaign to defend himself while under house arrest."
  • Mueller discovered Manafort "was heavily involved in the drafting of an opinion piece about his involvement in Ukrainian politics. ... Mueller's office had accused Manafort of ghostwriting the op-ed with a colleague who they said had ties to Russian intelligence."
  • The response: "Manafort's attorneys had argued that Manafort had only edited the piece after receiving it from a former Ukrainian public official whom he knew through his consulting work in Ukraine. They also said Manafort hadn't violated the judge's order and was exercising his free speech rights to defend himself."
  • But now — with the filing of page after page of "Track Changes" notations from a document that was "Last saved by paul manafort" — "prosecutors revealed that they knew nearly every detail of that editing process."

Be smart: This is a rough message by Mueller to witnesses and targets that they can be tracked and recorded even when they don't realize it. Every signal Mueller sends — with his early-morning raid on Manafort, his hires of Enron and Mafia prosecutors, and his quick flips — is that he is playing ruthlessly.

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wonders when chump will sack Mueller............gettting close now 
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Originally posted by carbon20 carbon20 wrote:

wonders when chump will sack Mueller............gettting close now 

I'm also wondering that myself!   Perhaps if Mueller indicts Jarod Kushner or Don Trump Jr., he would move against Mueller claiming that any father would move to protect their kids.  

These agents on Mueller's team are the A-Team....skilled in taking down Mafia & terrorists, they know their stuff.  

I think that, if Trump started the wheels moving to fire Mueller, it would take time if Rosenstein would not do the dirty work (likely).  If this starts to happen, expect a quick report from Mueller to Congress, detailing the impeachment charges against Trump.  My guess is that Mueller and his team have been working very hard on such a report as a firewall. 

Personally, I have no faith that the Republicans in Congress will do the right thing, since they all folded on the Roy Moore Senate race.  

It is almost a maxim of the Trump era that the bounds of the unthinkable continuously shrink. The capitulation to Moore was a dry run for the coming assault on the rule of law.
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The leash is being loosened on Manafort....he is facing charges with decades in prison time, and he's over 65, so I expect him to make a dash for Russia with a Russian passport in hand when things get hot.  
 
Watch for it. 


If he has to surrender his property, big deal....it was all stolen money anyway.  His oligarch patrons in Russia and Ukraine will make it up to him, especially if he pukes all sorts of state secrets to Putin.  

Deutschebank suddenly realizes they've been scammed by this money-laundering traitor.....

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