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Fri Apr 6, 2018, 05:20 PM

Mueller just scored another huge win as longtime Trump ally turns snitch (Felix Sater)

McClatchy DC just reported that the Trump Organizationís former senior advisor, a Russian mafia-linked FBI informant, is now cooperating with Special Counsel Muellerís probe.

Russian-born Felix Saterís relationship with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and their links to the Presidentís international business deals in the former Soviet Union are rapidly becoming a major focus of Muellerís probe, including subpoenas to compel sworn testimony and produce evidence.

He is a twice-convicted felon, who spent eleven years cooperating with the FBI and spent most of that time, plus the following seven years, working for the Trump Organization formally and informally as a business associate.

Details of Saterís decades-old cooperation agreement indicate that Muellerís prosecutors Ė one of whom, Andrew Weissmann, approved his deal originally Ė possess an overwhelming amount of leverage to obtain his cooperation, even in todayís case. McClatchy reports:

[Felix] Sater is cooperating with Muellerís investigation and provided more than six hours of closed-door testimony on Wednesday to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which also focused heavily on the deals involving Cohen, according to multiple people with knowledge of the hearing.

Sater previously provided similar closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee in December 2017.

Felix Sater is also a childhood friend of embattled Trump lawyer Michael Cohen from Brooklyn, with whom he was involved with in both a secret Ukraine peace deal after Trumpís inauguration and in a Moscow Trump Tower deal during the election. But his history with the Trump Organization goes back to the early 1990s.

https://washingtonpress.com/2018/04/06/report-trumps-russian-mafia-linked-partner-just-turned-states-evidence-for-mueller/

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Reply Mueller just scored another huge win as longtime Trump ally turns snitch (Felix Sater) (Original post)
herding cats Apr 2018 OP
spanone Apr 2018 #1
Botany Apr 2018 #28
RDANGELO Apr 2018 #2
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #27
WheelWalker Apr 2018 #3
OldManTarHeel Apr 2018 #4
RandomAccess Apr 2018 #5
BigmanPigman Apr 2018 #6
Volaris Apr 2018 #18
Gothmog Apr 2018 #7
Mc Mike Apr 2018 #19
Stuart G Apr 2018 #8
onetexan Apr 2018 #9
Mr. Ected Apr 2018 #10
BumRushDaShow Apr 2018 #11
redstateblues Apr 2018 #29
Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #12
Blue_true Apr 2018 #13
liberalla Apr 2018 #14
Cha Apr 2018 #15
herding cats Apr 2018 #17
SunSeeker Apr 2018 #16
raven mad Apr 2018 #20
herding cats Apr 2018 #24
BlueJac Apr 2018 #21
ananda Apr 2018 #22
KewlKat Apr 2018 #23
ProudMNDemocrat Apr 2018 #25
Botany Apr 2018 #26
Thekaspervote Apr 2018 #30
secondwind Apr 2018 #31
bucolic_frolic Apr 2018 #32

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 05:23 PM

1. K&R...

Last edited Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:27 PM - Edit history (2)



From Left: Donald Trump, Bayrock Group Chairman Tevfik, and Felix Sater at the Trump Soho launch party on Sept. 19, 2007, in New York.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:26 PM

28. ATTN Don does this help your memory?

From Left: Donald Trump, Bayrock Group Chairman Tevfik, and Felix Sater at the
Trump Soho launch party on Sept. 19, 2007, in New York.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 05:44 PM

2. Sater is an intriguing character.

His past leads to two big questions: why did he never enter the witness protection program, and why is he still alive.This would lead some to deduct that he is some kind of double agent, or at least has been playing both side against one another.

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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:16 PM

27. LOVE the WAY you framed this: "Why is he still alive?"

Putin and his idiot tools are criminals and have used murder to enforce their agenda.

Very interesting question you pose.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 06:45 PM

3. Ooooo... this'll leave a mark.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 06:53 PM

4. . . and Hopefully, A Big One . .


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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 06:57 PM

5. This is big.

 

Sater has LOTS of info, AND he's a former felon who spent a lot of years cooperating with the feds in the past.

He knows where lots of bodies are buried.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 07:17 PM

6. Indeed a major witness and testimony.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 05:08 AM

18. Yep if he gives Mueller enough to get Cohen to roll on Trump, the pResident is flat - out FUCKED.

Bets on whether Cohen will turn Rat to keep his own worthless dirty ass out of federal prison?
I'm not gonna place one.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 07:21 PM

7. Slater turned state's evidence once already

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:10 AM

19. The old one, where he got into arms dealing, you mean?

Odd that he was quoted last year as saying that he and Drump would die in prison, then a couple of weeks ago, he was making a lot of appearance on the news shows saying there was no quid pro quo in the Moscow real estate deal he and Drump were working on during the campaign.

And it was annoying to see Flynn appear at a campaign event backing some repuglinazi candidate a couple of weeks ago, too.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 07:26 PM

8. There are people who do not "like" snitches. I hope he has some kind of "protection"

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If the connections are real, that is Trump and gang, are involved with Russian mafia, then Felix is in danger. It ain't a joke. I sure hope is safety has been discussed and taken care of.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 07:29 PM

9. He hasn't been charged with anything. Wonder what Mueller is offering him to snitch.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 07:59 PM

10. Chris Hayes interviewed him a few weeks back

Sater's a very complex, very intelligent man. My impression at the time was that he was stonewalling and seemingly protective of Trump. Factor in Nunberg and Page and their weirdo performance art on left-leaning media and there seems to be no rhyme or reason governing their public personas.

That being said, Sater knows how to play in these circles and if anyone has the goods on Trump and knows how to use them to his best advantage, it would be him. This may well bear fruit for Team Mueller.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 08:19 PM

11. I was just about to say...

I watched that and it was just bizarre and surreal. The guy is a pro. It was "live-posted about" here - https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210368865

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:45 PM

29. I saw that and I didnt believe a word he said

He was totally a Trump acolyte in that interview. Glad to hear heís flipped. Iím sure that interview was for Trump and Trump alone.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 08:51 PM

12. Very interesting.

He's a convicted racketeer, so if he's truthful, he probably knows a lot. He's deep into a business relationship with Trump and Russia. Including the Russian mob.

You can't make this stuff up. We have not just a Russian puppet in the W.H., he works with the Russian mob. OMG.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 09:03 PM

13. Does anyone still remember the tweet from earlier this week?

"Everytime Mueller shakes a tree in the collusion probe, a Russian fall out". Or something like that.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 09:18 PM

14. Woo hoo! love it!



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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 11:41 PM

15. Good to know, herding!

Thank you!

Better watch is back as he's saving himself apparently

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Response to Cha (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:59 AM

17. You're welcome, Cha! I think this is one to keep an eye on.

This could get very interesting, and the odds are it will bear fruit.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 12:30 AM

16. Good. nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 09:37 AM

20. 5:15 am SATURDAY, and I had intended on being asleep, not grumpy -

BECAUSE it's Saturday and 5:15. A fucking M....

Until, herding cats, I read your post. (Cats are also why I am up at 5:15 am! Damcats....)This is the single best DU post, for me, of the week.

Hope is springing. What a weasel this guy is! Glad he is on the side of truth.😇

🐻🐻Better than a bear sitting on your tent (long story) as a welcome to the day. THANKS!! 🐻🐻

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Response to raven mad (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 12:28 PM

24. I'm sorry the kitties were being stinkers and woke you up so early on a weekend.

Glad This could smooth the morning out a bit for you.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 10:41 AM

21. K&R

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 10:43 AM

22. Excellent! And about time ...

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 10:44 AM

23. But isnt he a liar. Why would the jury believe him. I watched him on

Chris Hayes and the interview was one lie after another. Does he have any credibility as a witness?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:08 PM

25. The noose is tightening around Trump's neck..........



Because all fingers are pointing to Trump. His actions, words, are coming back to him.

Follow the money? You betcha!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:09 PM

26. Say cheese Donny

https://rantt.com/the-man-from-russia-introducing-donald-trumps-mob-connected-associate-8501726e8b4b

From Left: Donald Trump, Bayrock Group Chairman Tevfik, and Felix Sater at the Trump Soho launch party on Sept. 19, 2007, in New York.

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Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:48 PM

30. Felix Sater was key in tracking down osama bin laden and considered an Asset.

He provided the CIA with his phone number which led to his location and demise. Sater has been a very important piece of the puzzle many times in the not so distant past. Some think he has total immunity for what he has provided. This is an interesting article, lengthy but well worth the read

https://www.buzzfeed.com/anthonycormier/felix-sater-trump-russia-undercover-us-spy?utm_term=.nfMAzD6Z2#.gin3jyQzZ

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 03:08 PM

31. Sing, Felix, sing 🎶!!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 05:03 PM

32. I kind of suspected

all along it was 'streets of Brooklyn' in origin

thieves in suits

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