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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Justice Department have charged a Treasury Department employee with giving a reporter confidential banking reports tied to Paul Manafort, Maria Butina and other suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

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A friend of mine at DOJ says this is the tip of the iceberg, there are more arrests coming given the volume of leaks that have been occurring over the past few years.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-17 08:51 PM | Reply

Deep State won't draw a crowd here.

Especially the ones who get caught.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-18 12:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Confessing was her mistake. Elect for a jury trial and hint you have more beans to spill.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-18 12:59 AM | Reply

So once again, a Republican defense boils down to you had no right to discover my wrongs.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 01:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

This administration does not like its business being exposed to the light.

#5 | Posted by Sezu at 2018-10-18 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So once again, a Republican defense boils down to you had no right to discover my wrongs.

#4 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2018-10-18 01:02 AM | REPLY | FLAG: Supports criminality as long as his team benefits

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-18 10:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6

Can you taste the stupid when you post something that dumb?

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 11:04 AM | Reply

The Treasury department leaker, Natalie Edwards, is the definition of a whistleblower. She had rightful access to the SAR reports for her work and was aware that these transactions related to the Trump investigation (Manafort, Gates, Butina and the Russian Embassy) and when these SAR reports disappeared from HER systems, Edwards allerted the press. Edwards had no idea if the reports were corruptly scrubbed or the Mueller investigation made them disappear into THEIR safekeeping for future prosecutions. Why you leak something MATTERS.

#8 | Posted by clearheaded12 at 2018-10-18 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Can you taste the stupid when you post something that dumb?

#7 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

You seemed to be justifying the criminal leak.

Please clarify and I'll gladly retract if I misconstrued your post.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-18 11:27 AM | Reply

Deep State won't draw a crowd here.

Especially the ones who get caught.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Deep State? Where's the deep state here? Can I have some of whatever you are on? I need a fantasy land today.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-10-18 11:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

About time.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2018-10-18 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

PETE

"Deep State? Where's the deep state here?"

It's part and parcel of Sheeple's paranoia. It probably wears red leotards, carries a pitchfork and has horns and coven hooves, too.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-10-18 12:04 PM | Reply

It's called patriotism when someone throws themself on the sword for the sake of justice.

Good for her. That took guts.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-10-18 12:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So once again, a Republican defense boils down to you had no right to discover my wrongs.

#4 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

On the contrary, it sounds like every single Democrat who screamed bloody murder when the DNC emails got hacked. They blamed the hackers for revealing the DNC's filthy underbelly.

#14 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-10-18 01:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

So once again, a Republican defense boils down to you had no right to discover my wrongs.
#4 | POSTED BY DANFORTH
On the contrary, it sounds like every single Democrat who screamed bloody murder when the DNC emails got hacked. They blamed the hackers for revealing the DNC's filthy underbelly.

#14 | POSTED BY MUSTANG GT350

It saddens me that I can only give you 1 NW flag.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-18 01:14 PM | Reply

This administration does not like its business being exposed to the light.

#5 | Posted by Sezu

Do you want your tax records published in the news paper?

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-18 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Can you taste the stupid when you post something that dumb?

#7 | Posted by Danforth

NO but I am sure you can taste yours.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-18 01:22 PM | Reply

About time.

#11 | Posted by humtake

So you support law breakers, even if it were your tax records.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-18 01:24 PM | Reply

"NO but I am sure you can taste yours."

Good god, man, is "I know you are but what am I" the best you can do?

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 01:31 PM | Reply

Can you taste the stupid when you post something that dumb? - #7 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 11:04 AM

He posted your statement...

#20 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-10-18 01:32 PM | Reply

"On the contrary, it sounds like every single Democrat who screamed bloody murder when the DNC emails got hacked. They blamed the hackers for revealing the DNC's filthy underbelly."

I'm fine with that. What I'm not fine with is Baby Donnie and his Team conspiring with the hackers, and lying to Americans about all things Russia .

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 01:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"He posted your statement "

And a comment. Did you miss that?

Of course not, you were just playing your usual "Let's all pretend we're stupid" game.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 01:38 PM | Reply

What I'm not fine with is Baby Donnie and his Team conspiring with the hackers, and lying to Americans about all things Russia . - #21 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 01:34 PM

None of us would be fine with that. Some people just aren't fine with the possibility and some folks won't be fine if evidence is brought to light of it. Somehow absence of evidence has become a partisan issue. Let Mueller do his thing. Grab a bottle of a good, stiff drink. You'll enjoy it to celebrate or cry into when the time comes.

#23 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-10-18 01:40 PM | Reply

Of course not, you were just playing your usual "Let's all pretend we're stupid" game. - #22 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 01:38 PM

It was tongue-in-cheek, Danforth. Cool your jets. Maybe crack that bottle open a bit early.

#24 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-10-18 01:42 PM | Reply

"Somehow absence of evidence has become a partisan issue."

Somehow 35 people indicted has become proof of a witch hunt by one side. And somehow, attempted collusion is being portrayed as ANYTHING other than attempted collusion. By partisans.

#25 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 01:50 PM | Reply

What I'm not fine with is Baby Donnie and his Team conspiring with the hackers, and lying to Americans about all things Russia .

#21 | Posted by Danforth

Get over it dan.......... there is nothing to the russian thing with our president but........ hiltabeast is another thing.

#26 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-18 02:06 PM | Reply

"You seemed to be justifying the criminal leak."

Whereas you just defend the criminality. Noted.

#27 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-18 03:16 PM | Reply

Get over it dan.......... there is nothing to the russian thing with our president but........ hiltabeast is another thing.
sniper

#26 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2018-10-18 02:06 PM | REPLY

absolutely no evidence clinton had anything to do with russians disrupting our election but there is a ongoing investigation of the current admin.

you are seriously dumb.

#28 | Posted by cjk85 at 2018-10-18 06:04 PM | Reply

you sure are cj

#29 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-18 06:56 PM | Reply

Wow everyone has a problem with leaks until it involved trump on a bed with hookers in Moscow; then they turn a blind eye.

#30 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-18 07:16 PM | Reply

What's wrong with hookers?

#31 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-10-18 08:24 PM | Reply

On the contrary, it sounds like every single Democrat who screamed bloody murder when the DNC emails got hacked. They blamed the hackers for revealing the DNC's filthy underbelly.

#14 | POSTED BY MUSTANG GT350

It saddens me that I can only give you 1 NW flag.

#15 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-10-18 01:14 PM |

Newsworthy? For what, being ignorant? Did you miss the unmistakable difference in this case compared to the criminal theft of the DNC emails?
The Treasury department leaker, Natalie Edwards, is the definition of a whistleblower. She had rightful (read - LAWFUL) access to the SAR reports for her work and was aware that these transactions related to the Trump investigation (Manafort, Gates, Butina and the Russian Embassy) and when these SAR reports disappeared from HER systems, Edwards allerted the press. Edwards had no idea if the reports were corruptly scrubbed or the Mueller investigation made them disappear into THEIR safekeeping for future prosecutions. Why you leak something MATTERS.
On one hand we have receipt and use of known stolen property while weaponizing said information to intentionally influence an electorate and on the other we have a whistleblower releasing true public information to the media without express authority to do so as she did. There was no political purpose or candidacy attached to this action other than transparency from the leaker's viewpoints of the principles and issues involved. While both acts are against the law, only one is currently being prosecuted as a crime.

#32 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-10-18 08:39 PM | Reply

Tony,

It was NW due to the hypocrisy.

The same people who were all up-in-arms over the WikiLeaks thing were the same ones who were applauding this criminal leak.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-18 08:58 PM | Reply

- when these SAR reports disappeared from HER systems,

LOL...onto her thumb drive.

#34 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-18 09:08 PM | Reply

"The same people who were all up-in-arms over the WikiLeaks thing were the same ones who were applauding this criminal leak."

The opposite is also true: The same people who loved and cheered the WikiLeaks thing are the same ones who are condemning these leaks as criminal.

#35 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-18 11:04 PM | Reply

I don't think they're criminal. I say leak everything. pull the curtain off the entire criminal cabal everywhere they exist.

I'm just enjoying watching the hypocrites like yourself be exposed as phonies.

#36 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-18 11:14 PM | Reply

The FBI agent leaker in Minn. was sentenced to 4 years this morning. I say that's good enough for her also. Now. On to Brennan. I'm hoping that commie POS gets life in front of the firing squad.

#37 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-10-18 11:27 PM | Reply

"I'm just enjoying watching the hypocrites like yourself be exposed as phonies."

Backattcha.

#38 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-19 09:34 AM | Reply

Do you want your tax records published in the news paper?

#16 | POSTED BY SNIPER

If I run for President, you better put them in the newspaper. People deserve to see them.

#39 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-19 04:50 PM | Reply

- when these SAR reports disappeared from HER systems,
LOL...onto her thumb drive.

#34 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

You don't know how computer systems work, do you?

#40 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-19 04:51 PM | Reply

On the contrary, it sounds like every single Democrat who screamed bloody murder when the DNC emails got hacked. They blamed the hackers for revealing the DNC's filthy underbelly.
#14 | POSTED BY MUSTANG GT350
It saddens me that I can only give you 1 NW flag.
#15 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

A foreign government hacking illegally to help Trump win an election in exchange for preferential treatment: Good!

Legally releasing records under the Whistleblower Protection Act because the Trump administration is hiding financial documents evidencing criminal activity: Bad!

Good to see how your minds work.
Treason: Good.
Stopping Treason: Bad.

Please, do the right thing and don't vote anymore.

#41 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-19 04:55 PM | Reply

#41 Strawman much?

#42 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-19 05:13 PM | Reply

He's got you pegged, Jeff.

You're a partisan tool.

But. I'll give you credit. You're very casual about it.

#43 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-19 07:32 PM | Reply

I'm just enjoying watching the hypocrites like yourself be exposed as phonies.

#36 | POSTED BY Comrade SHEEPLE

Tell me, do they sell hand mirrors in St Petersburg, Russia???
If so, buy one and speak your post into said mirror.

#44 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-10-20 03:59 AM | Reply

ABORTED

Sheeple has a reflection????????

I thought he was just a little dab of primordial ooze under a slab of laboratory glass.

#45 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-10-20 04:40 AM | Reply

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