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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 03:27 PM

Mueller interview notes obtained by CNN show Trump's push for stolen emails

(CNN)President Donald Trump and other top 2016 Trump campaign officials repeatedly privately discussed how the campaign could get access to stolen Democratic emails WikiLeaks had in 2016, according to newly released interview notes from Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation.

CNN sued the Justice Department for access to Mueller's witness interview notes, and this weekend's release marks the first publicly available behind-the-scenes look at Mueller's investigative work outside of court proceedings and the report itself. Per a judge's order, the Justice Department will continue to release new tranches of the Mueller investigative notes monthly to CNN and Buzzfeed News, which also sued for them.

A retelling of events from former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, who served alongside campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is the fullest detail revealed by the Justice Department yet on discussions within the Trump campaign as it pursued damaging information about its Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. The documents were stolen by the Russians, the American intelligence community has found.

"[Rick] Gates recalled a time on the campaign aircraft when candidate Trump said, 'get the emails.' [Michael] Flynn said he could use his intelligence sources to obtain the emails," investigators wrote in a summary of Gates' April 2018 interview with Mueller's team. Flynn was a foreign policy adviser on the campaign and became Trump's first national security adviser.

"Flynn had the most Russia contacts of anyone on the campaign and was in the best position to ask for the emails if they were out there," the investigators also wrote about Gates' interview.

Gates described in an interview with Mueller investigators last year how several close advisers to Trump, Trump's family members and Trump himself considered how to get the stolen documents and pushed the effort, according to investigators' summary.




https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/02/politics/mueller-investigation-notes-trump-stolen-emails/index.html

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Reply Mueller interview notes obtained by CNN show Trump's push for stolen emails (Original post)
RandySF Nov 2 OP
Scurrilous Nov 2 #1
malaise Nov 2 #2
OliverQ Nov 2 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2 #15
OliverQ Nov 2 #17
Roland99 Nov 2 #3
SergeStorms Nov 2 #14
Baked Potato Nov 2 #4
dewsgirl Nov 2 #10
Baked Potato Nov 2 #20
OliverQ Nov 2 #6
Baked Potato Nov 2 #8
renate Nov 2 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2 #16
dewsgirl Nov 2 #9
belpejic Nov 2 #11
LiberalFighter Nov 2 #12
OliverQ Nov 2 #13
mcar Nov 2 #18
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2 #19

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 03:33 PM

1. K&R

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 03:37 PM

2. Mueller is going to be vindicated

The truth is gushing out these days

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:13 PM

5. Mueller should have called for Trump's indictment.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:04 PM

15. Mueller was not given that power

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:48 PM

17. He had the power to say he thought Trump should be indicted

in his Congressional hearing.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. And the RNC KNEW about upcoming Wikileaks info

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:02 PM

14. George Nader.

Didn't Ghouliani recently butt dial a journalist, and in the conversation he was talking to a guy named 'George' and telling him he needed money? Around $250,000 I believe was the amount. Same George.

Either that or my memory is slipping with old age.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:04 PM

4. Really disappointed in Flynn

He must be a severely compromised Russian asset. Russia found them a real stooge. I hope he gets some prison time. Maybe have a look at his pension too.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:39 PM

10. These couldn't have been released at a better time, as far as he's

concerned. No wonder that judge was so pissed off.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:05 PM

20. Agreed, he's dirty

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:15 PM

6. So in light of this:




What is that 90% counterintel information being used for? How could there be this much info, and Mueller still let Trump somewhat off the hook on conspiracy?

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:27 PM

8. I hope the counterintelligence investigations don't get buried

I think the investigations have exposed some pretty bad stuff. I think there are spies and moles in very high places. Probably lots of deals being made to get the top perpetrators.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:23 PM

7. It's so crazy that Hillary's campaign was blamed for her loss

When all this literally nefarious stuff was going on behind the scenes.

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Response to renate (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:08 PM

16. she damn near beat a GLOBAL conspiracy

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:37 PM

9. Seth Abramson is all over this right now, he says it's like

Christmas, it really is.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:42 PM

11. Never though I'd say this...

Thank you CNN!

You're still in the hook for for Wolf "Wolf" Blitzer and the rest of the crew...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 05:47 PM

12. Why didn't others in the media sue for it too?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 05:59 PM

13. Fun fact in the memo:

Cambridge Analytica is headquartered in the News Corp building in New York founded by Rupert Murdoch. That's the building that Fox news, the Wall Street Journal, and The Sun tabloid are based out of.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:51 PM

18. The drip, drip has gone to a full spigot has gone to a fcking flood

This is big.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:01 PM

19. Add one more count to the impeachment list

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