Skip to comments.The Manafort Indictment: Not Much There, and a Boon for Trump
Posted on 10/30/2017 2:30:52 PM PDT by mojito
The Paul Manafort indictment is much ado about nothing . . . except as a vehicle to squeeze Manafort, which is special counsel Robert Muellers objective as we have been arguing for three months....Do not be fooled by the Conspiracy against the United States heading on Count One (page 23 of the indictment). This case has nothing to do with what Democrats and the media call the attack on our democracy (i.e., the Kremlins meddling in the 2016 election, supposedly in collusion with the Trump campaign). Essentially, Manafort and his associate, Richard W. Gates, are charged with (a) conspiring to conceal from the U.S. government about $75 million they made as unregistered foreign agents for Ukraine, years before the 2016 election (mainly, from 2006 through 2014), and (b) a money-laundering conspiracy. There are twelve counts in all, but those are the two major allegations.
From President Trumps perspective, the indictment is a boon from which he can claim that the special counsel has no actionable collusion case. It appears to reaffirm former FBI director James Comeys multiple assurances that Trump is not a suspect. And, to the extent it looks like an attempt to play prosecutorial hardball with Manafort, the president can continue to portray himself as the victim of a witch hunt.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Mueller's gone on a fishing expedition, and caught himself an undersized bass.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!
They think this is Watergate 2.
Tried to open this site. This is what I got:
Harmful web site blocked
sadly, LIV’s don’t read Andrew McCarthey
media narrative persists
only fire will fight this fire
NRO is a well-known publication, not an iffy website.
Well they shouldn’t get too excited if this story is true: https://medium.com/@rossdaniels/breaking-john-roberts-white-house-source-george-papadopoulos-evidence-provided-by-the-white-house-630eae043b6e
Worked for me.
“It appears that the Papadopoulos emails quoted in the Mueller filing were all turned over to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. One of those emails showed that then-campaign manager Paul Manafort shot down the idea of a Russia-campaign meeting.”
If you strike the king you had better kill him, because he bats last.
Thanks for the link, that’s hilarious. More sad lefty faces in 5...4...3...2....
Tried this from other sites. Same thing. I am on someone’s hate list.
He already pleaded to a misdemeanor with highest time is 6 months
Now is the time for Jeff Sessions to get off his dead ass and indict Clinton NOW!
The Democrats are turning our system into a Banana Republic. Since they started it, it is time to jail every Democrat we can get our hands on.
When you shoot at the King, You better damn well kill him.
BECAUSE MANAFORT WAS COLLUDING WITH THE RUSSIANS FOR HILLARY WHEN HE WORKED FOR THE PODESTA GROUP!
Manafort might be guilty of money laundering, but he was laundering money to get it to Hillary! Hillary knows this, so she "knows" Manafort must have been doing this for Trump!
I have been wondering since Jezebel started itching about the Russians helping Trump, IF the Russians had cut off their funding to her... Personally, I think the Russians were backing Bernie.
Remember how it was Hillary who announced the “reset” with Russia? That’s because she knew that Russian operatives/lobbyists were eager to buy favors and had lots of cash to spread around. Hillary operated the State Department as a branch office of the Clinton Foundation, and the prospect of getting her hands on all that cash made her and Bill dizzy.
“Not Much There”
I was watching some of CNN. You’d think Trump had gone to Russia himself with a suitcase containing a billion in cash.
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