Friday, October 27, 2017

Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation

A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter. The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are. A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment.

Comments

"Excuse me sir, will you be having any Freedom Fries with that Nothing Burger?"

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-27 08:49 PM

Danni, you just made my night!

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 08:52 PM

I should say the reason this makes me happy is that I don't think Trump and the GOP will be able to shut down an investigation that is handing out indictments. I don't imagine this will be any big fish or even Russia and collusion related.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 09:00 PM

Dun Dun.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-10-27 09:04 PM

My guess is Manafort.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2017-10-27 09:05 PM

My guess is Trump Junyah!

At least that would be a swift kick to Trump's nads, going straight for the namesake before anyone else.

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-10-27 09:09 PM

I'm pretty sure this is going to be a Pokemon trainer we haven't heard about yet. But I'm sure his name will come out in the Washington Post.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-10-27 09:13 PM

Benjamin Wittes‏ @benjaminwittes

So if this is for real, it appears to be an egregious leak and may actually be law enforcement leak.

I am not saying the story is wrong. I am saying let's all hold our horses and respect the process.
5:55 PM - 27 Oct 2017

twitter.com

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 09:15 PM

I vote for Manfart

#9 | Posted by autonomous at 2017-10-27 09:16 PM

Trick or treat.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-27 09:17 PM

5: Could be, but i would love it if it were Jared Kushner.

#11 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2017-10-27 09:17 PM

My guess is someone named in the indictment gets a bullet in the back of the skull before Monday.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-27 09:18 PM

I know I'm naive but Im hoping for Trump to be charged, convicted, and shot out of Cannon. 😂

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-27 09:25 PM

#12

We'll be lucky to get through all of this without someone being shot.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-27 09:29 PM

#14 or seeking "asylum" in Russia.

#15 | Posted by autonomous at 2017-10-27 09:32 PM

I can't wait to see what imaginary DNC-Russia development our friend's on the right submit tomorrow to distract their wee brains from this one.

#16 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-27 09:36 PM

Rush hour will probably drum up this Kennedy Sideshow rather than let the American people focus on what's Happening Here and Now.

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-27 09:51 PM

And so it begins. Remember tonight people.

#18 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2017-10-27 10:01 PM

13: Well, if we are going for a home run, I would love to see His Eminence Trump locked up. Triple play would be DJTJr Eric and Ivanka locked up. Anything less would be less satisfactory.

#19 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2017-10-27 10:05 PM

Now we know why Fox News was running this story today:

Mueller facing new Republican pressure to resign in Russia probe

www.foxnews.com

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 10:26 PM

My bet is on one of the away team security guys in the red shirt.

#21 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-10-27 10:50 PM

Mueller is going to arrest George H.W. Bush for grabbing his ass.

#22 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-27 10:55 PM

Hurry up with her emails:

Trump presses State Dept. to accelerate release of Clinton emails
10/27/17 07:23 PM

thehill.com

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 10:55 PM

Release the she-mails!

#24 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-27 10:56 PM

Uh-oh, if true, big if (note the date stamp):

Scott Dworkin‏ @funder

"We're bracing for an indictment, when first one hits we will impeach." Sr Staff for GOP House Member on Mueller's likely indictments #AMJoy
9:08 AM - 20 Oct 2017

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 11:03 PM

"If anybody thinks the Mueller investigation is going to be wrapping up, this decision guarantees it will go well into 2018," CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said

Also, a sealed indictment is usually for someone who is a flight risk, which might remove most of the usual suspects, maybe someone behind the scenes and not necessarily a big name like Manafort, maybe someone who werked for him.

Or, preferably, The Hair has been indicted and will turn states evidence on Trump. The Hair know where all the bodies are buried.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-27 11:08 PM

Trump's mouthpieces have apparently been all over Fox News calling for Mueller's resignation.

Perhaps this indictment is his retort.

www.foxnews.com

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-27 11:13 PM

"Unless CNN has screwed the pooch in epic fashion, this changes the game completely.

You had to know something like this was coming; the sudden frenzy over the Steele dossier and the revival of the roundly debunked Uranium One story, two news events which I decline to believe were coincidental because I am not someone who bought an admission to Trump University, were pretty clear tells that bad news was coming from someone. (Note to any legitimate journalists who are pursuing the uranium story: you are refs who have been worked.)

Now the stories to be pursued do not involve when Mueller and his people will move, but against whom they already have moved, and who might those people give up to save their own hides.

This is now a crime story. That makes all the difference. The mist is beginning to clear across the Great Grimpen Mire."

www.esquire.com

#28 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-27 11:19 PM

Sean Hannity‏ @seanhannity

This has been a HORRIBLE week for Mueller, Special Counsel's office. THIS IS ALL A DISTRACTION. Monday I'll have the details. TICK TOCK....!
6:46 PM - 27 Oct 2017

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 11:26 PM

Hannity is sure that Mueller has indicted Hillary, he has no doubt about it.

#30 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-27 11:29 PM

- the roundly debunked Uranium One story

*drink*

#31 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-27 11:32 PM

I'm sure he meant "soundly debunked".

#32 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-10-27 11:37 PM

#31

Drunk. Must be. Either that or it's the HDS.

Thoroughly debunked, btw.

www.snopes.com

#33 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-27 11:40 PM

- snopes.com

Well, that certainly ends the discussion.

#34 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-27 11:48 PM

- Thoroughly debunked, btw.

Sure. Won't make the investigation go away however.

Maybe little Anthony will wish it into the cornfield.

#35 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-27 11:50 PM

Take two of these and call someone else in the morning, Trumplesheepskin.

lawfareblog.com

(just skip to the bottom... that'll make it easy for you)

link stolen outright from Gal

#36 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-27 11:52 PM

The upcoming arrests make a nice nothing burger for schizotrumpgasm to choke on.

#37 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-10-27 11:53 PM

Well, that certainly ends the discussion.
#34 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Convincing to say the least, IMO.

#38 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-10-28 12:10 AM

Here ya go, Sheeple, from your soulmate at Fox News:

Sean Hannity‏ @seanhannity

When will @HillaryClinton be indicted?
6:04 PM - 27 Oct 2017

#39 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-28 12:29 AM

I'm kinda hoping it's Hillary Clinton because that's what the country voted for.

And all the people who voted third party because they can't stand her, isn't this kind of the exact reason why?

So that adds up to a majority.

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-28 12:51 AM

Saturday night massacre anyone?

@JulietteKayyem warns on @CNN to "brace for'' Trump to fire Mueller.

#41 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-28 01:06 AM

- the roundly debunked Uranium One story

*drink*

#31 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 201

Sheep the more I look at that scandal the more it seems there is nothing really there, trust me if I thought it was real I would be screaming about it because I dont like the Clintons, but there is nothing there

here is a new and some what good article on it

"The Hillary Clinton Russia Uranium One Conspiracy Theory Doesn't Make Any Sense"

www.newsweek.com

#42 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-10-28 01:27 AM

Release the she-mails!

#24 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Maybe Trump can call on Russia to hack Hillary's emails and get Wikileaks (he LOVES Wikileaks!) to release something to help him distract from this. Or maybe he can provoke rocket man.

poor sheeple. Best get in your deflection bubble quick!

Reality is about to come crashing down on you.

🙉🙉🙉

#43 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-28 05:32 AM

"Excuse me sir, will you be having any Freedom Fries with that Nothing Burger?"

#1 | Posted by danni

Buttttttttt who was charged?

#44 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-28 12:30 PM

"The charges are sealed under a federal judge's order, with sources telling CNN that those charged could be taken into custody as soon as Monday."

thehill.com

#45 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-28 12:40 PM

Buttttttttt who was charged?

#44 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Stand by to stand by. Trump is not the only person who knows how to create suspense.

As Trump is so fond of saying. You will see.

#46 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-28 01:06 PM

According to a spokeswoman for the Committee to Defend the President, who I just saw on TV, the person who will be indicted is Tony Podesta.

#47 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-28 01:29 PM

What kind of leaky ship is mueller steering? If you're going to indict someone, get in front of the cameras and say so. Otherwise, stfu.

#48 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-28 01:37 PM

A criminal investigation isn't a TV show nul, put your big boy pants on and be patient.

#49 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-28 01:48 PM

My guess is Manafort.

#5 | POSTED BY RCADE

If we are speculating(our favorite past time here) I am gonna go with Flynn Manafort and Carter Page.

But the real catch would be Don Jr. That would push Trump right over the edge. Now that would be fun to watch.

Getting the popcorn popper warmed up and the beer chilled. Gonna be the best drama show this year. This is getting better than The House Cards.

Maybe we can call it The House of Dotards.

#50 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-28 01:58 PM

#48

It's a sealed indictment... you know, so the perp doesn't run, Trumpifidian.

You'll get over it. Maybe Richard Spencer will win the GOP nomination next time and run with David Duke.

So.... your dream ticket.

#51 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-28 05:24 PM

Obviously not going out on a limb here, my guess is that it's Manafort, probably for money-laundering before the campaign but hopefully for collusion as well. If it is just the former, than that tells me that either Mueller hasn't found enough to go after the campaign or the fix is in. If it is the latter, than maybe Zed will get to use his handcuffs.

#52 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-10-28 05:40 PM

Does anyone in the mix own a white Bronco?

#53 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-28 11:32 PM

If it's not Trump, the guilty will squeal on him.

#54 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-28 11:32 PM

I hope it's Manafort, and I hope he gets charged in NY State as well, so that he can't be pardoned. Squeeaaaalllll!

#55 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-28 11:40 PM

CHUFFY

Most people do think it's Manafort. Buy personally I think Manafort is too big a fish to fry right at this moment. He'll be more useful down the road after he sees some of the others going to prison. Manafort doesn't strike me as an easy flip and the money laundering charge is just an offshoot of the Trump/Russia investigation. Remember, Manafort isn't the real target. He and the others are just useful tools ~ a means to an end so to speak ~ that Mueller will use to close the net.

I think the weakest link is Carter Page with charges against his son used as leverage to get Page to sing.

We may not even get a name. Could be that Mueller would just prefer to watch them all sweat it out. Or maybe someone will get nervous enough to show up on his own in hopes of getting off.

#56 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-29 06:58 AM

get your nuttin' burgers here; we've still got some medium well left; but they'll all be well-done soon! get your nuttin' burger here!

#57 | Posted by b_al at 2017-10-29 01:07 PM

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