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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:55 AM

Manafort will cooperate with Mueller as part of guilty plea, prosecutor says

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Source: Washington Post

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is pleading guilty Friday to two criminal charges under terms of a plea deal that includes his cooperation as a potential witness for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

The decision by Manafort to provide evidence in exchange for leniency on sentencing is a stunning development in the long-running probe into whether any Trump associates may have conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Manafort’s defenders have long insisted that he would not cooperate with Mueller, and didn’t know any incriminating information against the president.

Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann said at the beginning of Friday’s plea hearing that Manafort has agreed to cooperate with investigators.

The plea hearing before U.S. District Court judge Amy Berman Jackson short-circuits his second trial, which was scheduled to begin this month in the District on charges of money laundering and lobbying violations.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/manafort-plans-to-plead-guilty-to-second-set-of-charges/2018/09/14/a1541068-b5c9-11e8-a7b5-adaaa5b2a57f_story.html?utm_term=.ef833cc7e619

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Reply Manafort will cooperate with Mueller as part of guilty plea, prosecutor says (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Sep 14 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 14 #1
groundloop Sep 14 #2
ArizonaLib Sep 14 #11
pecosbob Sep 14 #3
NewJeffCT Sep 14 #4
groundloop Sep 14 #6
C Moon Sep 14 #7
peekaloo Sep 14 #18
lindysalsagal Sep 14 #5
47of74 Sep 14 #8
Mrs. Overall Sep 14 #10
47of74 Sep 14 #12
NastyRiffraff Sep 14 #13
Mrs. Overall Sep 14 #19
ChiTownDenny Sep 14 #15
Achilleaze Sep 14 #9
ChiTownDenny Sep 14 #14
Kingofalldems Sep 14 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 14 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 14 #22
Kingofalldems Sep 14 #24
left-of-center2012 Sep 14 #17
Mrs. Overall Sep 14 #21
bucolic_frolic Sep 14 #23
blue-wave Sep 14 #25
DonViejo Sep 14 #26

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:57 AM

1. boom

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:59 AM

2. How long before Spanky tries to pardon Manafort?

This will surely have steam spewing from Spanky's ears.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:48 PM

11. He pardons those who do not 'rat' on him

I think Manafort knows this means he will not get pardoned. This also means he has to fear any potential Russian organized crime retaliations. If Manafort gets pardoned, it will be very very soon, before he gets a chance to talk or turn anything over, and before the midterms. Such a pardon would be the admission of guilt which could backfire big time going into the midterms. Either way, not good for Pres. Cheeto fingers.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:00 PM

3. Has anyone heard specifically what the conspiracy charges were?

I'm seeing conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice, but in what context?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:04 PM

4. What is the extent of the cooperation is the question

Does this include cooperating about the Trump Tower Meeting and more? There was some speculation yesterday that any cooperation would exclude his dealings with Donny Dollhands.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:06 PM

6. I'd be surprised if Mueller agreed to anything but full cooperation .....

but we won't know until all the details come out.

It seems that things are picking up steam, hopefully this sickening chapter of American history will be over soon.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:16 PM

7. "hopefully this sickening chapter of American history will be over soon"

I'll be parading, that's for sure!

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:40 PM

18. NPR reported it would NOT include his ties to the Thump campaign.



Other reports say just the opposite.



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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:05 PM

5. Off to greatest page for you!

I hope this provides the evidence that 45 committed bank and election and tax fraud.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:23 PM

8. Awaiting the tweet storms

?w=465

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:46 PM

10. Ha ha! Me, too.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:48 PM

12. think i got enough popcorn

Or should I get several tons more?

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:58 PM

13. Orville Redenbacher just sold out

at my local grocery store. I'll have to get Act II.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:01 PM

19. Just need one big bowl:

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:02 PM

15. + 1

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:43 PM

9. The republican-russian conspiracy against America

is unraveling.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:01 PM

14. OMG!

Jaw-dropping! And YEAH!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:12 PM

16. Hey Freepers--This is HUGH!

Tell all your friends.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:03 PM

20. Flip? What flip?


Trump Derangement Syndrome continues unabated, clouding their reasoning and deepening their delusion.

Manafort knows nothing and he will say nothing.

He will be strong.

He could do 20 years standing on his head.

He will not flip, he will not fold, he will not talk.

2 posted on 9/14/2018, 2:25:22 PM by Blue House Sue

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:13 PM

22. One of the saner ones there has second thoughts. Huge cracks are appearing.


Note: within 25 minutes of the FReeper's post he was zotted (banned or suspended).

{emphasis added}

He was in business with Roger Stone and he worked with Trump for nearly thirty years. He's been in business with unsavory tyrants all over the world. Many of them laundered money through New York City. There is a great deal of suspicion that up to 1600 apartment owned by Trump were used to launder Russian mafia money. Mueller most likely can get Manafort to give him Roger Stone. Stone is suspected of being the go between for Wikileaks/Putin(the GRU)/Team Trump for the hacked emails and information used to target certain voters. Remember, we're in a place where Trumpian propaganda and talk show hosts presenting sophistries no longer matter. Attacking others as Never Trumpers when you hear things you don't want to hear doesn't work in courts. Witches are going on the endangered species list. For Mueller, there are these felony convictions: 1) Mike Flynn 2) George Papadopoulos 3) Rick Gates 4) Michael Cohen 5) Paul Manafort.

Principled and thoughtful conservatives must ask themselves these questions. Why did we trust Trump? Why didn't we see that he had a sordid biography? Why did we decide that character did not matter? Why do we still pretend that everything is fine?

Trump's pick of Manafort was identified immediately as a dangerous act. None of this was unforeseeable. We need to see with our eyes and act like the truth still matters. Or allow Trump to ruin the conservative movement. The rule of law still matters. Trump's tweets won't save him.
12 posted on 9/14/2018, 2:38:02 PM by elhombrelibre (Cogito ergo sum a conservative pro-American.)

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:31 PM

24. That guy may get banned.

Or whatever they call it over there.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:36 PM

17. Previously posted on LBN, twice

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:04 PM

21. This isn't about him pleading guilty, which was reported earlier this morning. This story is about

the cooperation agreement, which became breaking news at about 8:30 this morning.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:21 PM

23. "undercover activities"





Natasha Bertrand
‏Verified account @NatashaBertrand

Manafort “agrees...to participate in undercover activities” as part of his cooperation agreement with Mueller. Agrees to “furnish to the government all documents and other material that may be relevant to the investigation” https://www.justice.gov/file/1094151/download

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:03 PM

25. How long before we

find out "What did the President know and when did he know it?"


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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:08 PM

26. Locking...

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