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Sunday, October 29, 2017

President Donald Trump's White House and personal lawyers scrambled Saturday to learn where the knife might fall in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, triggering a guessing game among aides after days of trying to turn attention away from allegations of collusion with Russia during the election. Attorneys involved in the case said their cellphones have been ringing nonstop as they connected with each other, and with reporters, trying to gather more concrete details after a CNN report Friday night that a federal grand jury had approved the first charges in the Russia investigation. While the report did not cite names, attorneys close to the case said they were discussing whether the indictment was for two known Mueller targets: former campaign chairman Paul Manafort or former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Several attorneys who said they were in touch with the Manafort and Flynn lawyers said they had not been notified of any matter related to an indictment -- which is customary in a white-collar criminal investigation -- leading them to believe it wasn't either of those two former high-ranking Trump aides. ...

A Mueller indictment in a little over five months since his mid-May appointment -- if accurate -- would mean movement at a much faster pace than the 17-month average seen in the nine previous independent counsel and special counsel cases that date back to the Carter administration where any criminal charges got filed, according to a Politico analysis of the historical legal record.

A former senior DOJ official who has worked with Mueller -- but was unable himself to confirm the latest report -- said that if true it would be well within the former FBI director's character to bring an indictment this soon. "Bob combines thoroughness and speed," the former official said.

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Scrambled NothingBurgers?

Will they now be known as Sloppy Donalds?

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-28 10:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

They are going to need to level up their Pokemon. As I understand it, all our Pokemon are being fed by Putin. At least, that's what the Washington Post told me.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-10-28 10:26 PM | Reply

"What, me worry?" - Alfred E. Trump

www.nytimes.com

www.pastemagazine.com

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-28 11:01 PM | Reply

The upcoming indictment is terrible news for Hillary Clinton.

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-29 04:06 AM | Reply

The attorneys close to the case also said they wouldn't be surprised if the charges were targeting Flynn or Manafort family members, or a longtime accountant or lawyer."
Family members? LOL this is really turning into a fishing expedition , not even the principals

#5 | Posted by homerj at 2017-10-29 09:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- While the report did not cite names...

Of course not. No citation necessary for fabricated wet dreams.

Has anyone seen video of these lawyers "scrambling " about? When has a lawyer ever scrambled over anything?

Here's a better headline: Cult Members Bite Nails and Wring Hankies over Impending Uranium One Bribery Case

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-29 11:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Republicans are going to make up a bribery case out of the already-debunked and substance-free uranium issue? That's magical!

#7 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-29 11:28 PM | Reply

Sheeple, it's really very simple. Produce a document that has HRC's signature on it, approving the deal. If there is any substance to your bribery scandal, you should already have the evidence, Fox "news" MUST have something, or else, why would they be so loudly bloviating about it?

Show us your case. I literally don't even know what you think she did that was illegal.

#8 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-29 11:49 PM | Reply

Making up fake scandals may fool the electorate, but it won't fool a judge.
I don't see any evidence that Hillary was bribed to approve the Uranium One deal.
Trump and his cronies are guilty of collusion and obstruction of justice and likely a lot more.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2017-10-30 02:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the Establishment will go after a --- stain and a false Ruskie narrative, but 9/11, a real crime not committed by sand people but by people in ivory towers and industrial complexes... won't go after it's own at all.

welcome to the matrix. seatbelts are not optional during your altered reality.

AS

#10 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-10-30 05:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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"the Establishment will go after a --- stain and a false Ruskie narrative, but 9/11, a real crime not committed by sand people but by people in ivory towers and industrial complexes... won't go after it's own at all. "

False Ruskie narrative my ass. They have witnesses and evidence, Trump and company colluded with the Russians, now they will get to feel the wrath of a nation that doesn't approve of traitors.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-30 06:22 AM | Reply

"I'm not a sheep." - Sheepleschizo

"Here's my FOX-fed anti-HRC conspiracy of the month!" - also Sheepleschizo

#12 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-30 01:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Danni,

While your statement is correct, Auntie social was making another entirely correct point about how power and money corrupt the search for truth. In DC, under Republican rule, a stained dress is more important than millions of jobs. The money trail for the 9-11 attack stops at the Saudi border and we're still friends. Pretty f..ing demented and stupid. We can go on and on with that point starting with JFK...

While casual Russia collusion is evident, actual proof of Russian hacking of DNC and State voter rolls has never been made public. Trump is incompetent and we need to get rid of him. But as far as the deep State is concerned his unforgivable sin was to want better relations with Russia, one of his saner policy statements. Republicans still want to keep him as part of their golden opportunity to screw the middle class blue. How they can get away with lying their heads off about the benefits of their tax cut when Brownback's similar tax cut in Kansas lead directly to collapse of their economy, education system and credit rating, does not speak well of the American electorate. By now they must know they are lying. It's not possible that they are operating under sincere misguided beliefs.

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-10-30 02:33 PM | Reply

BAY

" his unforgivable sin was to want better relations with Russia, "

Nonsense. Trump wants to build one of his gaudy hotels in Moscow. (I guess that could translate into "better relations")

Other than that, Trump doesn't have an altruistic cell in his body.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-31 12:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is trump dumb enough to fire mueller on halloween?

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-31 12:47 AM | Reply

Well, we know he's not the brightest porch light in town and when he says "There's no plan to ... blah, blah," for sure that's an option that's gaining traction in his brain. When he gets that cornered rat look in his eyes, we'll know he's about to blow.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-31 02:53 AM | Reply

"But as far as the deep State is concerned his unforgivable sin was to want better relations with Russia, one of his saner policy statements."

Yeah, we should reward the invasion and annexation of Crimea. Riiight!

#17 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-31 06:26 AM | Reply

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