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Monday, October 30, 2017

A former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government, the campaign's clearest connection so far to Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election. In court records unsealed on Monday, the FBI said George Papadopoulos "falsely described his interactions with a certain foreign contact who discussed 'dirt' related to emails" concerning Hillary Clinton. ... Papadopoulos lied to FBI agents "about the timing, extent and nature of his relationships and interactions with certain foreign nationals whom he understood to have close connections with senior Russian government officials," according to the complaint.

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This guy is going to flip.

Write it down.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-30 10:36 AM | Reply

Likely, you're right, however, it's the 21st century. I'm just going to copy/paste it into a word document.

#2 | Posted by RevDarko at 2017-10-30 10:43 AM | Reply

No one can say there is no evidence of collusion anymore.

A campaign aide just confessed to it.

#3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-30 11:00 AM | Reply

Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara)

Special Counsel Mueller appears to have a cooperating witness, George Papadopoulos. That is significant. Time will tell how significant.

Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt)

While Trump dismisses Manafort indictment as unrelated to campaign, Papadopoulos plea goes directly to collusion.

www.justice.gov

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 11:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Former Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to lying to FBI

www.msn.com

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 11:07 AM | Reply

Damn it....

I forgot to title this thread "Hillary Clinton did it!!!"

Someone is going to complain.

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-30 11:11 AM | Reply

WHoopty-do

Everyone knows innocent people plead guilty all the time.

Sincerely

Righttoeberlyjeffstang

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-30 11:12 AM | Reply

This Statement of the Offense for Papadopolous shows that the attempts at collusion started in March, 2016:

assets.documentcloud.org

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's lunch time and I have a real desire for a nothingburger. Anyone know where they are still available?

#9 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-30 12:13 PM | Reply


Ex-Trump Aide Admits He Tried to Coordinate With Russians During Campaign
www.bloomberg.com

...U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, tasked with pursuing collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, just planted the first stake.

Prosecutors on Mueller's team revealed Monday that a foreign policy adviser on Trump's campaign, George Papadopoulos, pursued Russia's help in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and sought to open communication lines to the Kremlin. Papadopoulos worked with an international professor who promised compromising information from Russia about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He also met with a Russian woman he believed could broker a meeting between the campaign and Russian officials.

He then lied about the timing and content of those interactions to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On October 5, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying in a sealed document that was made public Monday in Washington D.C. Ominously for the White House, Papadopoulos is cooperating with the investigation....


[emphasis mine]

I always had a concern regarding the apparent lying by those close to [then candidate and now] Pres Trump. There were too many people who went back and revised what they had submitted in the various questionnaires that they submitted, sometimes revising them multiple times.

It just seemed odd to me that so many of those around candidate [and now] Pres Trump would have so much amnesia.

But there it is...

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-10-30 12:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Forgot to add...

After reading about this, it is now no surprise to me that Pres Trump had a tweet storm, trying to deflect attention towards fmr Sec of State Clinton and the Democrats.

He seems to be getting quite anxious about recent events.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-10-30 12:41 PM | Reply

"He also met with a Russian woman he believed could broker a meeting between the campaign and Russian officials."

I bet I can guess who.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-30 12:42 PM | Reply

Matthew Miller‏ @matthewamiller

The FBI interview where Papadopolous lied about his Russia contacts came on the same day, Jan. 27, Trump asked Comey for a loyalty pledge.
7:36 AM - 30 Oct 2017

Total coincidence, I'm sure.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 12:42 PM | Reply

This guy is going to flip.
#1 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

Sounds more like he already has. Prosecutors recommended 0-6 months jail time. And provided evidence that high level campaign officials knew he was in contact with Russia. We know from the unsealed documents that he already provided investigators a reply Manfort wrote "We need someone to communicate that Trump is not doing these trips. It should be someone low-level in the campaign so as not to send any signal" when he requested taht Trump be available to meet with his Russian contacts.

#14 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-10-30 12:42 PM | Reply

Just another Mueller Monday. May there be many more.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 12:43 PM | Reply

What strikes me about the GP thing is the amateur hour in the Trump campaign, apparently for months GP is communicating with Russians and with the Campaign and the campaign doesn't tell him to stop, as they don't want to collude! The guy sounds like a loose cannon, which means either the Campaign is incompetent (best case) or was encouraging him (worst case-actively colluding)

ALL IN EMAILS!

what a bunch of morons

#16 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-30 12:54 PM | Reply


Deflect... deflect... deflect...

Trump Falsely Tweets That Manafort Indictment Predates Campaign
www.bloomberg.com

President Donald Trump falsely claimed in a tweet that Paul Manafort's indictment pre-dated his campaign.

Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren't Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017

....Also, there is NO COLLUSION!
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017


...


#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-10-30 12:59 PM | Reply

Manafort was with Kushner and Trump Jr at the meeting with the Russian lawyer to "get dirt on Hillary".

So much for NO COLLUSION!

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-30 01:01 PM | Reply

#18 | POSTED BY CORKY

Fishpaw is already defecating all over the Nooner trying to move the goalposts to "Where's trump's indictment then, if he did anything wrong?"

Vladmir knew he had many useful idiots to poach in the US, he just couldn't have predicted how many there are. I underestimated.

#19 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-30 01:27 PM | Reply

BTW - I have said more than once they would leave an email trail and it is what snagged this witness. That GOP isn't any smarter than the DNC (in fact I am pretty sure there is a drop in IQ going to the GOP).

People ALWAYS leave an email trail. And how f'n stupid is that right? I mean lambasting away at Hillary and leaving a trail at the same time. What a bunch of dumb _sses.

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-10-30 01:49 PM | Reply

As seen on the internets:

MAGA = Manafort And Gates Arrested

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 02:28 PM | Reply

I just heard that this guy has been "cooperating" since July..........

#22 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-30 02:34 PM | Reply

I'm against the death penalty, but I've never really had the need to reflect on my views on capital punishment for Treason.

Until now.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-30 02:43 PM | Reply

This is where the danger for the Trump campaign lies, not in the Manafort money laundering/tax evasion case.

If GP testifies that senior campaign officials knew what he was doing, Mueller and his team will start rolling those people up. If Don. Jr. knew, all bets are off.

#24 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-30 02:46 PM | Reply

Brad Heath‏ @bradheath

This is significant. Papadopolous agreed to cooperate with Mueller in July, and Mueller didn't want his cooperation known.

Which raises the question of who Papadopolous talked to *after* he was arrested. Those people likely are not having a nice morning.
8:50 AM - 30 Oct 2017

Daniel Dale‏ @ddale8

Daniel Dale Retweeted Brad Heath
Papadopoulos is described as "proactive cooperator." Former prosecutor tells me that sometimes means "wore a wire."

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This happened way back on 5 Oct 17. Where has it been hiding all this time?

#26 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-30 03:09 PM | Reply

It's lunch time and I have a real desire for a nothingburger. Anyone know where they are still available?

#9 | Posted by danni

You can get your fill at the dnc headquarters.

#27 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-30 03:10 PM | Reply

I'm against the death penalty, but I've never really had the need to reflect on my views on capital punishment for Treason.

Until now.

#23 | Posted by snoofy

Should be used against the people that sold 20% of our uranium to the russians. Now that is treason.

#28 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-30 03:13 PM | Reply


@#27 ... You can get your fill at the dnc headquarters. ...

So, you're coming around to the opinion that Pres Trump's attempted deflections to the Democrats are nothingburgers?

#29 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-10-30 03:31 PM | Reply

Should be used against the people that sold 20% of our uranium to the russians. Now that is treason.

#28 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Thankfully you aren't in charge because you're a moron who knows nothing of the uranium deal.

And the same time supports a president who refuses to sanction Russia.

So it's bad to do business with Russian companies but wrong to say we shouldn't do business with Russian companies. Makes sense in Sniper-world.

#30 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-30 03:32 PM | Reply

@#28

Watch Joy Reid destroy claim that Clinton helped sell uranium to Russians
boingboing.net

...Washington Examiner's Jen Kerns probably wished she hadn't gone onto Joy Reid's "AM Joy" show on MSNBC. Kerns was there to propagandize the bogus "Hillary Clinton helped sell uranium to Russia" story, but Reid wasn't about to allow her to get away with it on her show. The video below is a wonder to behold:...

#31 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-10-30 03:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Should be used against the people that sold 20% of our uranium to the russians. Now that is treason.
#28 | Posted by Sniper

Wow! That's huge, can you show me the law that says we can't sell our uranium to the Russians?

#32 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-30 03:44 PM | Reply

Chalk one up for the dossier:

Who is ‘Source D'?

Millian told several people that during the campaign and presidential transition he was in touch with George Papadopoulos, a campaign foreign policy adviser, according to a person familiar with the matter. Millian is among Papadopoulos's nearly 240 Facebook friends.

Trump aides vehemently reject Millian's claims to have had close contact with Trump or high-level access to the president's company.

Millian did not answer a list of detailed questions about his interactions with Trump and his role in the Steele dossier, instead responding by email with lengthy general defenses of Trump's election as "God's will" and complaining that inquiries about his role are evidence of a "witch hunt" and "McCarthyism."

www.washingtonpost.com

#33 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 03:52 PM | Reply

...Washington Examiner's Jen Kerns probably wished she hadn't gone onto Joy Reid's "AM Joy" show on MSNBC. Kerns was there to propagandize the bogus "Hillary Clinton helped sell uranium to Russia" story, but Reid wasn't about to allow her to get away with it on her show. The video below is a wonder to behold:...

#31 | Posted by LampLighter

wow, Jen Kerns needs some buttcream for that spanking!

#34 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-30 03:53 PM | Reply

@#34

Yup.

That's gotta leave a mark....

A killer point was that the nine members of CIFUS said that they would still approve the transaction today if it came before them.

#35 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-10-30 03:57 PM | Reply

#33 More from Source D/Millian in the article:

In addition to the salacious allegations that gained widespread attention, the dossier attributed other claims to Millian. For instance, Steele wrote that Millian asserted that there was a "well developed conspiracy of cooperation between [Trump] and Russian leadership," claiming the relationship was managed for Trump by former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. A Manafort spokesman said "every word in the dossier about Paul Manafort is a lie."

#36 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 03:57 PM | Reply

still a nothing burger but hey it lifts the liberal spirits so have at it, just wish they would do the same investigating on the uranium deal

#37 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2017-10-30 04:01 PM | Reply

Source D reminds me of Carter Page:

Over the summer, as Trump prepared to accept the Republican presidential nomination, Millian traveled to Russia. He posted pictures on his Facebook page showing that he attended a ­Russian government-sponsored summit in St. Petersburg in June. One photograph shows him with Russia's minister for energy. Another shows him chatting with Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, who is close to Putin. A spokeswoman for Deripaska declined to comment. A spokesman for the Russian Embassy did not respond to questions about Millian... .

Despite the Trump team's efforts to distance the president from Millian, the dossier source nevertheless attended Trump's inauguration in January.

He posted photos of himself on Facebook attending VIP events for supporters, including one in which he posed in front of the podium at a reception for Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus at Trump's Washington hotel. A White House official did not address a question about Millian's attendance.

www.washingtonpost.com

#38 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 04:09 PM | Reply

"still a nothing burger..." - #37 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2017-10-30 04:01 PM

#39 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-30 04:10 PM | Reply

still a nothing burger but hey it lifts the liberal spirits so have at it, just wish they would do the same investigating on the uranium deal

#37 | POSTED BY WTFIGO

Literally, a dude on the campaign admits under oath to collusion and the Trumpers pretend its a nothing burger.

How stupid can you be?

#40 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-30 04:24 PM | Reply

Did anyone else read this as:

"Over the summer, as Trump prepared to accept the Republican presidential nomination, Nullifidian traveled to Russia."

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-30 04:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Update; FOX "news"'s useful idiots are calling for Mueller's resignation. Simultaneously pissing themselves about uranium. Conservative tears are flowing this Mueller Monday!

#42 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-30 04:39 PM | Reply

"Thankfully you aren't in charge because you're a moron who knows nothing of the uranium deal."

Faux News and the Moron-in-Chief also know his moronic followers know nothing of the uranium deal.

#43 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-30 07:57 PM | Reply

Wait, what? The RNC paid an ex-KGB agent for dirt on Hillary?

RNC paid intel firm for Clinton dirt

Firm started by ex-CIA officers initially denied probing Democratic presidential candidate.

As the general election was taking shape last summer, the Republican National Committee initiated a series of payments to a low-profile firm started by retired CIA officers that worked closely with an ex-Russian spy.

The payments attracted attention in political and intelligence circles, largely because the Virginia-based firm, Hamilton Trading Group, had particular expertise in Russia, which was emerging as a major campaign issue at the time... .

Adding to the intrigue are the firm's intelligence connections in Russia, where it was known to perform background checks and provide security services for American officials and companies.

That work was handled by a former KGB agent named Gennady Vasilenko, a Cold War adversary-turned-friend of Wickham's co-founder, Jack Platt, a retired CIA officer who passed away in January.

www.politico.com

#44 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 10:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The real lead from Mueller Monday:

What Trump campaign heard about Russian hacking before the rest of us

But one would be forgiven for saying that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates' legal misfortunes actually bury the real lead on Monday: Members of the Trump campaign were told the Russian government was in possession of "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, specifically "thousands of emails," a month and a half before the rest of us.

www.cnn.com

#45 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-30 10:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

still a nothing burger but hey it lifts the liberal spirits so have at it, just wish they would do the same investigating on the uranium deal
#37 | POSTED BY WTFIGO

Wait...what? Why?

Explain yourself.

#46 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-10-30 11:39 PM | Reply

JFK was murdered because he turned to peace. He was going to work with Khrushchev to end the Cold War. He refused the CIA US air cover for the Bay of Pigs invasion. He rejected the Joint Chiefs' Operation Northwoods, a plan to conduct false flag attacks on Americans that would be blamed on Castro to justify regime change. He refused to reappoint General Lyman Lemnitzer as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He told US Marine commandant General David Shoup that he was taking the US out of Vietnam. He said after his reelection he was going to "break the CIA into 1,000 pieces." All of this threatened the power and profit of the military/security complex and convinced military/security elements that he was soft on communism and a threat to US national security.

First Trump wanted better relations with Russia, but he quickly stepped back in line and awarded the military industrial complex an extra $54 billion, just so there would be no hard feelings.

#47 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-10-31 05:56 AM | Reply

When I heard he had indicted Manafort I was thinking ole Mueller is going to get Trump. Eventually.

Then I heard about Papadopoulos pleading guilty and I smiled knowing that he already has him.

#48 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-31 06:28 AM | Reply

I wonder how long ago Mike Flynn flipped...

#49 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-31 06:38 AM | Reply

"Should be used against the people that sold 20% of our uranium to the russians. Now that is treason.
#28"

Are you stupid? do you not know the difference between a corporation named Uranium One and the actual element Uranium.

And don't lie you lying liar... if you were made about the russians, you wouldn't be apologizing for a missed sanctions deadline against russia.. you liar!

#50 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-10-31 08:57 AM | Reply

No one can say there is no evidence of collusion anymore. A campaign aide just confessed to it. - #3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-30 11:00 AM
Literally, a dude on the campaign admits under oath to collusion and the Trumpers pretend its a nothing burger. - #40 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-30 04:24 PM
Do you have any citation for this? I've read the indictments against Papadopoulos and the associated affidavit where he lied about the date of the original contact, but haven't read anything other than his passing on attempts from Russians to meet with the Trump campaign. Certainly nothing in the released documentation shows any agreement to work together, but if you have some proof of those statements, I'd love to see them.

#51 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-31 11:00 AM | Reply

Do you have any citation for this?
#51 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

They cite each other. It's how their stories are built and verified.

#52 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-31 11:10 AM | Reply

"haven't read anything other than his passing on attempts from Russians to meet with the Trump campaign"

So you missed where GP's superiors were enthused by George's doings? It was right there in the indictments.

"nothing in the released documentation shows any agreement to work together"

What part of Junior's Sure, I'll meet with you Russians to get your dirt about Hillary did you miss?

#53 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-31 11:13 AM | Reply

@#53 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-31 11:13 AM
So you missed where GP's superiors were enthused by George's doings?
They encouraged him to go meet the Russians. Meeting Russians is not an illegal thing. The claims were collusion. Collusion and meeting are not the same thing, either.

What part of Junior's Sure, I'll meet with you Russians to get your dirt about Hillary did you miss?
He DID meet with this Russian lawyer. Meeting Russians is not an illegal thing. The claims were collusion. Collusion and meeting are not the same thing, either.

I'm not saying they didn't collude. I'm asking if the people making the claim have actually seen any evidence of it.

#54 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-31 11:18 AM | Reply

Do you have any citation for this?
#51 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Are you daft? A dotard? He pleaded guilty to lying about setting up contact between the Russians and the trump campaign. THAT is lying about collusion. Contacts that were later made by Trump Jr and Manafort and Kushner.

That is collusion Comrade.

Go see the wizard. Get a brain.

"There is no collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians." (NBC News, May 11)

"Did I meet with people that were Russian? I'm sure, I'm sure I did ... But none that were set up. None that I can think of at the moment. And certainly none that I was representing the campaign in any way, shape or form." (New York Times, March)

#55 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-31 11:27 AM | Reply

I'm asking if the people making the claim have actually seen any evidence of it.

#54 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-31

Lying about your Russian contacts is evidence of collusion.

#56 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-31 11:27 AM | Reply

He pleaded guilty to lying about setting up contact between the Russians and the trump campaign. - #55 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-31 11:27 AM

That is false. Did you actually read the statement of offense?

Maybe you just don't understand what collusion actually means?

col·lu·sion.[kəˈlo͞oZHən] NOUN
secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others:

law: illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially between ostensible opponents in a lawsuit.

Have people been claiming collusion for a year and NOT meant it in a legal manner? Lying about a meeting is not collusion.

#57 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-31 11:50 AM | Reply

I love that the bootlickers are parsing words.

Keep at it, lads. It will surely stop the investigation in its tracks..

#58 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-31 12:12 PM | Reply

No one can say there is no evidence of collusion anymore. A campaign aide just confessed to it. - #3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-30 11:00 AM

Where I live we have this word that we use to describe a person who says things that aren't true.

Can you guess what it is?
#32 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-24 07:31 AM

So what is it called when you are saying things that aren't true again, MrSilenceDogood?

#59 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-31 12:26 PM | Reply

This is the thread where all the "patriots" angered by kneeling try to minimize a crime against the USA, which incessantly includes the flag

#60 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-31 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#60

They've been seeking to re-define patriotism forever. Into something sufficiently superficial they can do whatever they want to with it. The Trump gene seems to be rather common.

#61 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-31 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"He DID meet with this Russian lawyer. Meeting Russians is not an illegal thing. "

It is if you believe the reason for the meeting is to collude.

Your excuse boils down to finding Chris Hansen instead of the intended 13-yr old.

#62 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-31 12:37 PM | Reply

Breaking:

Mueller shuts down investigation because an anonymous blogger started playing dumb on Tuesday morning.

More at 6...

#63 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-31 12:41 PM | Reply

It is if you believe the reason for the meeting is to collude....Your excuse - #62 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-31 12:37 PM
You really should refrain from the word 'believe' in this. Don't make a claim "That is collusion" based on your belief with no evidence. Here, let me say it again:
I'm not saying they didn't collude. I'm asking if the people making the claim have actually seen any evidence of it. - #54 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-31 11:18 AM
Have you seen evidence of collusion, not belief that collusion happened? The first has some potential for forward motion for our country. The latter means absolutely nothing.
Please tell me what excuse you claim I was using.

#64 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-31 12:54 PM | Reply

"Have you seen evidence of collusion, not belief that collusion happened?"

I think we'll see what's what in court. Seems fair.

#65 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-31 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Don't make a claim "That is collusion" based on your belief with no evidence. "

The evidence is Junior's words. He expected collusion. HE believed collusion was about to happen.

As I suggested upthread, the excuse to this point is they were fooled. That's like the bank robbers being met by cops & detectives at the bank. We never got to carry out our plan, your honor! isn't really a defense.

#66 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-31 01:29 PM | Reply

Between Don Jr's meeting with the Russians and GP's interactions with them, we certainly have the groundwork being laid for collusion:

The Trump Campaign's Spy-Ties to Moscow Have Been Exposed

Above all, this case proves that President Trump's months of tweeting angrily that the Russian investigation is "fake news" and there's "no collusion" between himself and Moscow are simply a lie. This morning, the president took to Twitter, as is his custom, and ranted that "Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar." This is yet another lie, as there's a picture of the March 31, 2016 campaign national security meeting in Washington, where Papadopoulos is seated just a few feet from Trump. Moreover, the notion that a young campaign staffer would conduct personal diplomacy with Russian spies on behalf of Team Trump without getting go-ahead from his superiors is laughable... .

Robert Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump and his Kremlin linkages entered a new phase yesterday, one from which there will be no return for the White House. Day One of this new phase delivered genuine bombshells, but many more are yet to come. Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos represent a small piece of a much larger counterintelligence puzzle that the public will learn about in coming months.

observer.com

#67 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-31 02:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

till a nothing burger but hey it lifts the liberal spirits so have at it, just wish they would do the same investigating on the uranium deal
#37 | POSTED BY WTFIGO
Wait...what? Why?
Explain yourself.

#46 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2017-10-30 11:39 PM | FLAG:

he was taken in for something he did before the campaign or did you miss that part

#68 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2017-10-31 02:31 PM | Reply

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