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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:22 PM

The Mueller probe has now broadened to include financial crimes committed by anyone

close to DT.

Bingo! Now Mueller and the FBI are in very familiar territory. And who doesn't think it looks lush with opportunities?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russia-probe-reaches-current-white-house-official-people-familiar-with-the-case-say/2017/05/19/7685adba-3c99-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.4da368da33af

It is unclear exactly how Mueller’s leadership will affect the direction of the probe, and he is already bringing in new people to work on the team. Those familiar with the case said its significance had increased before Mueller’s appointment.

While the case began quietly last July as an effort to determine whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russian operatives to meddle in the presidential election campaign, the investigative work now being done by the FBI also includes determining whether any financial crimes were committed by people close to the president. The people familiar with the matter said the probe has sharpened into something more fraught for the White House, the FBI and the Justice Department — particularly because of the public steps investigators know they now need to take, the people said.

When subpoenas are issued or interviews are requested, it is possible the people being asked to talk or provide documents will reveal publicly what they were asked about.

A small group of lawmakers known as the Gang of Eight were notified of the change in tempo and focus in the investigation at a classified briefing on Wednesday evening, the people familiar with the matter said. FBI Director James Comey had publicly confirmed the existence of the investigation in March.

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Reply The Mueller probe has now broadened to include financial crimes committed by anyone (Original post)
pnwmom May 2017 OP
panader0 May 2017 #1
cstanleytech May 2017 #12
dalton99a May 2017 #2
LS_Editor May 2017 #26
Ilsa May 2017 #3
redstatebluegirl May 2017 #4
forgotmylogin May 2017 #13
ancianita May 2017 #5
pnwmom May 2017 #6
Lee-Lee May 2017 #7
thecrow May 2017 #30
murielm99 May 2017 #8
Amaryllis May 2017 #9
cstanleytech May 2017 #14
Amaryllis May 2017 #15
dchill May 2017 #16
Amaryllis May 2017 #17
cstanleytech May 2017 #20
George II May 2017 #10
pnwmom May 2017 #11
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #18
tclambert May 2017 #19
Hekate May 2017 #21
mgardener May 2017 #22
notdarkyet May 2017 #23
2naSalit May 2017 #24
trof May 2017 #25
TryLogic May 2017 #27
itsrobert May 2017 #28
pnwmom May 2017 #29
Thrill May 2017 #31

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:23 PM

1. A target rich environment.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:27 PM

12. Which might be the real reason Mitch has dragged his heels on any investigation

either because he feared something he was engaged in would be uncovered and or something his fellow Repugnants were.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:24 PM

2. Time for Jared Kushner to hire a lawyer

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:09 PM

26. He looks like a rat to me.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:28 PM

3. How many counts, I wonder. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:50 PM

4. Time for half the republican party to lawyer up.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:28 PM

13. Please...

shave them down to someone who won't pardon them.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:58 PM

5. This might produce double digit indictments like the Nixon era.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #5)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:04 PM

6. I fully expect so. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:05 PM

7. This is moving very fast

That's a real good sign.

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Response to Lee-Lee (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:01 PM

30. I think Comey was much farther along on this than anyone thought.

Mueller may just have to issue the subpoenas!
What bizarre and perfect timing, too, right?

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:18 PM

8. This could get nasty.

Fox will spin it. Trump and Co. will encourage his people to get out in the streets.

Follow the news carefully, as it will be complicated and tangled. Be careful out there.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:23 PM

9. Gang of 8 includes Ryan and McConnell so this should get interesting really fast if they are, as

we believe, complicit.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:28 PM

14. Question is was it because they were protecting themselves, fellow Repugnants or both? nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #14)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:30 PM

15. My guess is multiple motivations at work.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:33 PM

16. Right. All bad.

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Response to dchill (Reply #16)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:36 PM

17. All getting down to CYA as the lowest common denominator.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:40 PM

20. I'm leaning towards that being the case as well. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:24 PM

10. He's negotiating now to be paid per indictment and conviction. MUCH more lucrative!

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:27 PM

11. Okay, I'll chip in! n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:37 PM

18. Let's hope financial matters point to RepubliCON Electoral College fraud & don't obscure it. . . nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:39 PM

19. Follow the money laundering.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:41 PM

21. Tasty, so tasty

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:43 PM

22. I wonder why Jason Chavetz

Is resigning?

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Response to mgardener (Reply #22)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:50 PM

23. Thinks he can outrun it.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:58 PM

24. Oh the irony of it all...

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:01 PM

25. As we used to say "A target rich environment".

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:13 PM

27. I underestimated Trump

I thought he was nothing more than a despicable person who was also a con man and a sociopath... and a liar.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:22 PM

28. Repeat after me, FOLLOW THE MONEY

FOLLOW THE MONEY

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #28)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:24 PM

29. And the FBI is expert at that. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:08 PM

31. They are going to try and get Mueller fired

No way they're going to let him dig that deep

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