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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Manafort's Lawyers submitted a filing in federal court responding to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's assertion that Manafort had lied to Mueller's office and so violated his plea agreement. Manafort's lawyers pushed back on that claim by saying that he had extensively cooperated with Mueller, meeting with the government lawyers and investigators a dozen times and twice testifying before a grand jury. But Manafort's team screwed up. They tried to redact four different passages in their filing, but failed to do so properly, leaving the redacted text in plain sight. For instance, Manafort's lawyers responded to Mueller's allegation that Manafort lied to the government about his interactions with a man named Konstantin Kilimnik, who was Manafort's right-hand man during his time as a powerful political consultant in Ukraine. What's more noteworthy is that Kilimnik has alleged connections to Russian intelligence.

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umm excuse me?

EXCUSE ME!!

No Collusion.

How can the President make this any clearer to you people!!!?

"On the Mueller situation, we're very happy with what we are reading because there was no collusion whatsoever. The last thing I want is help from Russia on a campaign," --Trump

"You should ask Hillary Clinton about Russia," Trump added.

You see?

He denied it VERY VERY strongly. Whatbmore do you people want?

AND he was able to show to you beyond any doubt that it was Crooked Hillary all along.

Well, maybe not that last part but Trump is right and you know it. And Everyone agrees! And we are very very happy! Especially now that we don't have to pay bills or feed our annoying kids.

I mean that ---- was getting old.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 07:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

THIS story is why Trump had his TV Oval Office debut tonight... trying to hide this story that is.

Mueller believes Manafort fed information to Russian with intel ties

www.cnn.com

Manafort admits he shared campaign data with Russian during campaign

www.cnn.com

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-08 09:46 PM | Reply

Cdn golfbag @CGolfbag

Lots of speculation that it's not "accidental" at all. Signalling to potential witnesses what Mueller knows.
12:47 PM - 8 Jan 2019

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-08 09:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trampy's campaign chairman just revealed that he collided with Russia.

We are going to need rope, lots of rope.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-08 10:09 PM | Reply

Hmmm, you don't say:

Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

And a detail that got cut from our final days story the other day - Manafort sent at least one memo advising Trump to focus on Wi and MI
8:35 AM - 9 Nov 2016

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-09 12:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Regarding Maggie's tweet^^^:

Ben Collins @oneunderscore__ (reporter, dystopia beat, @NBCNews)

Ben Collins Retweeted Maggie Haberman
This is a Maggie tweet from just after the 2016 election, but the underlying question has always been this: What did the Kremlin's cutouts know about targeting MI and WI? How did they know it? And is there data to show they took action on it?
1:26 PM - 8 Jan 2019

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-09 12:16 AM | Reply

I questioned the "accidentally" too. If there is a gag order this would be one way to do it and not get caught for it.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-01-09 10:29 AM | Reply

THIS thread belongs on the front page:

"Why the latest Paul Manafort news is a very big deal

But make no mistake: The Manafort filings on Tuesday do matter in a major way -- in that they rebut two central claims that Trump makes ad nauseam:

1) All of Manafort's criminal activity and wrongdoing came years before he was formally involved in the Trump campaign

2) There wasn't even the whiff of collusion between anyone in his campaign and the Russians.

But given Manafort's role in the campaign, the timing of the meetings and the Russia hacking and the unanimous conclusion of the US intelligence community that Russia interfered in the election to help Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton, there's a whole lot of reasons to suspect at least the possibility of collusion.

What we learned on Tuesday puts Manafort back at the very center of all of this. Which is a very big deal given not only his prominent place in the Trump campaign but the fact that he was one of three top Trump aides in that June 2016 Trump Tower meeting in which Russians had promised dirt on Clinton.

Put simply: This latest Manafort news is a very big deal." excerpts

www.cnn.com

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-09 11:48 AM | Reply

Mueller Is Holding Top Secret Intelligence That Will Sink the Trump Presidency

Another day, another bombshell emanating from the Special Counsel investigation into President Donald Trump and his links to the Kremlin. We now have more proof that Robert Mueller really does know everything about 2016 -- and I can exclusively tell you how he knows it.

observer.com

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-09 04:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Put simply: This latest Manafort news is a very big deal." excerpts
www.cnn.com
#8 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2019-01-09 11:48 AM | FLAG:

Corky, the Trump ball washers disagree. They don't know what all this hullabaloo, this razzmatazz, this brouhaha, doggone it, dadburn it, this entire kerfuffle is all about! Why, this humble man is only trying to work things out with Russia, Saudi Arabia and a few other places, bring a little peace to this world, and for some reason, the leftists who don't want to make America great again act like they know better. Also, lock her up!

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2019-01-09 05:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2


From the cited article...

...Manafort "lied about sharing polling data with Mr. Kilimnik related to the 2016 presidential campaign."...

Mr Manafort shared the Trump campaign private polling data with a Russian with ties to the Kremlin?


No wonder Pres Trump is trying so hard to deflect attention away from this.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-09 05:23 PM | Reply

Was it a mistake?

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2019-01-09 06:38 PM | Reply

Are the Conman's marks to the point where they've started co-opting Nixon and saying something like "when the (eventual) president does it, that means that it is not illegal"?

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-01-09 06:39 PM | Reply

from Gal's link in 9

"There is palpable irony here, since the Snowden Operation of 2013, in which the Kremlin weaponized disinformation about the NSA with the help of WikiLeaks, gave Moscow the Active Measures template which they employed again in 2016 to help elect Donald Trump.

Unfortunately for them, Trump and his retinue didn't pay close attention to Snowden's revelations about the NSA's espionage capabilities. If they had, perhaps they would have been less careless about their secret dealings with the Kremlin."

Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of the President? The Mueller knows!

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-09 08:06 PM | Reply


@#14 ... The Mueller knows ...

I am beginning to see hints of answers to my ongoing question of why do many in the Trump circle lie so frequently about their dealings and connections to Russia.

If _I_ can start to see hints of answers, I can only imagine what Mr Mueller sees.

Mr Giulianni is already starting talk of suppressing parts of the Mueller report. I am starting to see why Pres Trump's lawyer might want that action to occur.

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-09 08:51 PM | Reply

What a hilarious story.

#16 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-09 09:54 PM | Reply

So is this another "nothingburger?" I am getting so fat consuming so many of them.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-10 11:23 AM | Reply

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