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Thursday, May 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office notified a federal court in Virginia on Thursday it had filed under seal an unredacted memorandum that is expected to shed light on the scope of his wide-ranging probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The filing, made as part of Mueller's criminal case against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was requested by the judge, who told prosecutors earlier this month he wanted to see an unredacted copy of an August 2017 memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein which fleshed out Mueller's investigative mandate.



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they should have Mueller find the weapons of mass distraction too while he's at it!


#1 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-05-17 02:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#1 | Posted by AuntieSocial

In Tombstone, 1881, who is Wyatt Earp---Mueller or Donald Trump?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-17 03:01 PM | Reply

A bit more detail here:
Mueller Reveals Basis for Manafort Probe to Skeptical Judge

...After Justice Department attorney Michael Dreeben argued at the hearing that the redacted version offered the relevant paragraphs about Manafort, Ellis said: "I'll be the judge of whether it relates to the others."

Manafort is charged with tax and bank fraud in Virginia, where he faces a July trial. He is charged separately in Washington with money laundering and working as an unregistered agent for Ukraine.

At the hearing, Ellis sharply questioned the motives of prosecutors. "You don't really care about Mr. Manafort's bank fraud," Ellis said, adding: "You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump or lead to his prosecution or impeachment or whatever." In a speech that day after the hearing, Trump praised the judge's remarks and expressed sympathy for Manafort.

Prosecutors filed the full memo under seal and directly to the judge through the classified security officer. Such a designation suggests it involves national security information....

Such a designation suggests it involves national security information.

That's the sentence that caught my eye...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-17 03:20 PM | Reply

I am skeptical that there is national security information. Too often the "------" use that to cover things that would embarrass them.

On another note, did you see where Mueller solved the D.B. Cooper thing?

I heard he also has pictures of Sasquatch.

#4 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-05-19 06:06 PM | Reply

Hey, I have three socks with no mates, I wonder if Mueller could find them.

#5 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-05-19 06:46 PM | Reply

He'd catch you in a lie about your knowledge of the mates' whereabouts and you'd be going to prison. So good luck with that endeavor.

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-05-19 07:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 The Sasquatch case is no laughing matter, Sawdust. Get your conspiracies straight.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-19 08:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


You guys are trying too hard. It's an indication of how bad things are getting for your hero, President Liar.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-19 09:20 PM | Reply

I've already got the cake mix to celebrate Donald's first day in prison. Devil's food.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-19 09:22 PM | Reply

Amelia Earhart, now there is a worthy endeavor.

#10 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-05-19 09:22 PM | Reply


I hear Trump has an NDA with her.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-19 09:31 PM | Reply

#11 I heard Trump tried to leave his DNA with her.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2018-05-19 09:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Apparently Ellis feels bank fraud should not be prosecuted if you have dirt on Trump.

#13 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-19 10:40 PM | Reply

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