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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:09 PM

 

Manafort's Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON ó A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the presidentís onetime campaign chairman, repeatedly briefed President Trumpís lawyers on his clientís discussions with federal investigators after Mr. Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, according to one of Mr. Trumpís lawyers and two other people familiar with the conversations.

The arrangement was highly unusual and inflamed tensions with Mr. Muellerís office when prosecutors discovered it after Mr. Manafort began cooperating two months ago, the people said. Some legal experts speculated that it was a bid by Mr. Manafort for a presidential pardon even as he worked with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, in hopes of a lighter sentence.

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Reply Manafort's Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller (Original post)
Le Gaucher Nov 2018 OP
RockRaven Nov 2018 #1
Grasswire2 Nov 2018 #2
Le Gaucher Nov 2018 #3
riversedge Nov 2018 #4
SergeStorms Nov 2018 #17
GusBob Nov 2018 #18
Jarqui Nov 2018 #5
Squinch Nov 2018 #8
Jarqui Nov 2018 #11
GusBob Nov 2018 #19
Jarqui Nov 2018 #20
Catamount Nov 2018 #6
The_jackalope Nov 2018 #7
bitterross Nov 2018 #9
redstatebluegirl Nov 2018 #10
BigmanPigman Nov 2018 #13
riversedge Nov 2018 #12
Perseus Nov 2018 #14
onenote Nov 2018 #15
denbot Nov 2018 #22
bluestarone Nov 2018 #16
lancelyons Nov 2018 #21

Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:11 PM

1. Definitely not lying to a federal investigator nor perjury...

that's just for impeaching Democrats, obviously.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:11 PM

2. Does this lawyer have a name? nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:13 PM

3. Kevin M. Downing

 

In the article

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:18 PM

4. the updates assured Trumps legal team that Manafort had not implicated Trump!..

How convenient for fat trump!




...........Mr. Downing did not respond to a request for comment. Though it was unclear how frequently he spoke to Mr. Trumpís lawyers or how much he revealed, his updates helped reassure Mr. Trumpís legal team that Mr. Manafort had not implicated the president in any possible wrongdoing..............


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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 11:30 PM

17. Add "AG" Whitaker to the mix...

and TrumpCo. knows pretty much everything that's going on in the Mueller investigation. It's freaking disgusting how cavalier these fascist bastards are with the rule of law. They honestly think they're above all rules and laws. Those are for the little people, the poor, the middle class, not "men of means" like themselves. If Americans would pay attention they'd never vote for another republican in their entire lives!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 11:32 PM

18. That's just it, though

He was lieing to protect Trump. The FBI knew he was lieing and played along

Manafort ran back to tell Trump what lies he told the FBI (and presumably what lies they pretended to believe)

Trump repeated the lies in his written question proffer

It was a set up

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:23 PM

5. This could blow up because Mueller's team obviously feels strongly that

Manafort lied to them.

If Trump copied those lies in his written response, he's got a much bigger problem than he already had. Here's hoping that is what happened ..

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:25 PM

8. This exactly. I can't imagine Mueller didn't have a contingency plan for this, and may have

set it up to use their own collusion in obstruction of justice against them.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:35 PM

11. And there is real irony that actually makes me laugh

Giuliani and Trump have always complained about a perjury trap which they describe as one person saying something different than Trump and using that against him to nail him for perjury. (Ignoring that if you get two different stories about the same thing, only one can be truthful ...)

Trump has also maintained like a broken record "no collusion"

But here, Trump appears to be colluding with Manafort on a tale to tell Mueller - where they may well both say the same thing to support each other and try to throw Mueller off ... which Mueller knows is a lie and can prove it.

If it turns out that way, Trump is fucked ... by collusion to lie.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 11:40 PM

19. I don't think they felt like he was lieing to them

They knew he was lieing. Which means they have proof

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Response to GusBob (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:06 AM

20. From what I saw of the cases against Manafort

the vast documentation, extensive depth of details and witnesses to back them up, etc, I have little doubt they have proof.

i'm left wondering if they realized it and were playing Trump and Manafort. If I had to bet on it, that is how I would bet.

Trump & Giuliani feared discrepancy in testimony could be used against them to get Trump on perjury. So they stupidly collude with Manafort to avoid that (based on Manafort's lies) ... only to arrive at a likely perjury charge.

It is almost poetic if that is what has just gone down.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:23 PM

6. And the those compliant bastards with him!

K&R

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:25 PM

7. What a convenient channel for feeding misinfo back to the Orange One... nt

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:26 PM

9. How's that working out for 'ya Manafort? /nt

 

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:30 PM

10. I wonder who will be taking care of Manafort's family

while he is in jail. My guess is Trump, or another GOP donor just like the mafia.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:47 PM

13. He is already broke...can't even afford his attorneys.

I hope he rots in jail! His family (his daughters) already told him that they are super pissed off at him and almost need their relationship with dear ol dad, that is when he supposedly flipped.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:36 PM

12. Maddow talks about this right now.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:52 PM

14. A suggestion about the word "Collusion"

 

DU should ban the word collusion, collusion is the preferred word by repubs because they think it diverts people's minds from the real crime, which is "CONSPIRACY". From now on everyone should be talking about their conspiracies with the Russians, themselves, etc.

Just a suggestion...I feel that one change will drive them mad.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 11:03 PM

15. The article states that no laws were broken

It was reported some time ago that there was a joint defense agreement that allows the Trump and Manafort attorneys to share information.

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Response to onenote (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 01:28 AM

22. Well nothing to see here.

Thanks for saving Shitler precious reputation.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 11:14 PM

16. Wonder if the new AG Whitaker was involved??

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:50 AM

21. I'm guessing Downey will be disbarred right?

 

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