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117514 No. 117514 ID: 85023b

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates have been charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and making false statements.

It marked the first criminal allegations to come from Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Gates did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort. Manafort was spotted walking into the FBI’s Washington Field Office Monday morning.
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>> No. 117743 ID: cce514
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cosmic brain: falling for twitter memes to own the libs
>> No. 117744 ID: cce514
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glaxy brain: talk radio falling for twitter memes
>> No. 117784 ID: 3fb10a
>> No. 117796 ID: 004f1f
He's already made a deal, apparently.
>Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process told CNN. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources said.

>The sources did not say when the interview will take place or if the subpoena would be withdrawn.

Bonus amusement:
>He called it “The Great Transition: The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration.” And in part due to that title, Wolff was able to exploit an inexperienced White House staff who mistakenly believed they could shape the book to the president’s liking.

>Nearly everyone who spoke with Wolff thought someone else in the White House had approved their participation. And it appears that not a single person in a position of authority to halt cooperation with the book -- including Trump himself -- raised any red flags, despite Wolff’s well documented history. His previous work included a critical book on Trump confidant Rupert Murdoch, the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. co-chairman.
>> No. 117803 ID: 55d2d4
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FBI now investigating the NRA for funneling Russian money to Trump. Post your face when we get another AWB because second amendment groups lose a bunch of political clout by jumping in the Trump tar pit.

>The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy.

>FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said.
>> No. 117805 ID: a00014
>not everyone is buying our Russian hacker narrative
>I know, we'll throw muh evil NRA into the mix

Liberalism is a mental disease
>> No. 117806 ID: bb6e8e
if you don't want more gun control then maybe you shouldn't jump in bed with a bunch of traitors and Russian neo-fascists.
>> No. 117810 ID: 278cbe
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>the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA
>the sources said

>jump in bed with a bunch of traitors and Russian neo-fascists
>> No. 117840 ID: 1fa029
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Rick Gates started negotiating with Mueller last week.
>Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates has quietly added a prominent white-collar attorney, Tom Green, to his defense team, signaling that Gates' approach to his not-guilty plea could be changing behind the scenes.
>Green, a well-known Washington defense lawyer, was seen at special counsel Robert Mueller's office twice last week. CNN is told by a source familiar with the matter that Green has joined Gates' team.

And his PR guy is just COINCIDENTALLY murdered by the Taliban this weekend in Kabul.
>A spokesman for Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign official indicted in the Russia investigation, was killed over the weekend in Afghanistan during the bombing and siege of a hotel that catered to foreigners.

>Glenn Selig, 49, was in Kabul on business related to his Florida public relations firm when he became one of at least 22 people killed during a 14-hour attack that began Saturday night and stretched into Sunday, a colleague said.

>QUESTION: And on the diplomatic side, why didn’t the President mention Russia’s rearming of the Taliban, which General Nicholson has been talking about very openly? He seemed to be letting Russia off the hook in his speech.

>SECRETARY TILLERSON: With respect to the comment about Russia, to the extent Russia is supplying arms to the Taliban, that is a violation, obviously, of international norms and it’s a violation of UN Security Council norms. We certainly would object to that and call Russia’s attention to that. If anyone is going to supply arms, it needs to be through the Afghan Government.
>> No. 117843 ID: 41441c
>President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.

>The West Wing confrontation marks the first time Mr. Trump is known to have tried to fire the special counsel. Mr. Mueller learned about the episode in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.

The Dutch cyberwarfare agency AIVD had infiltrated the Russian hacking groups and warned the US, but apparently we ignored it like the intel about OBL planning 9/11.
>That’s how the AIVD becomes witness to the Russian hackers harassing and penetrating the leaders of the Democratic Party, transferring thousands of emails and documents. It won’t be the last time they alert their American counterparts. And yet, it will be months before the United States realize what this warning means: that with these hacks the Russians have interfered with the American elections. And the AIVD hackers have seen it happening before their very eyes.

>The Cozy Bear hackers are in a space in a university building near the Red Square. The group’s composition varies, usually about ten people are active. The entrance is in a curved hallway. A security camera records who enters and who exits the room. The AIVD hackers manage to gain access to that camera. Not only can the intelligence service now see what the Russians are doing, they can also see who’s doing it. Pictures are taken of every visitor. In Zoetermeer, these pictures are analyzed and compared to known Russian spies.

>Access to Cozy Bear turns out to be a goldmine for the Dutch hackers. For years, it supplies them with valuable intelligence about targets, methods and the interests of the highest ranking officials of the Russian security service [which they share with the United States]….In return, the Dutch are given knowledge, technology and intelligence. According to one American source, in late 2015, the NSA hackers manage to penetrate the mobile devices of several high ranking Russian intelligence officers. They learn that right before a hacking attack, the Russians search the internet for any news about the oncoming attack.
>> No. 117857 ID: cb8af5
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A independently researched memo confirms many of the claims in the Steele Dossier.
>> No. 117869 ID: b6e249
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The piss dossier:

Commissioned by Dems.
Completely fabricated.
Some sections taken directly from /pol/ Trump fanfic.

>> No. 117870 ID: 55d2d4
>h-how dare the democrats pay a PI to dig up dirt! fake!
>fake! fake! this memo on a napkin by a california republican says it's fake! no collusion! ignore donald junior's emails!
>ignore that everything is being independently corroborated and the FSB has murdered or imprisoned the Russian sources used to create it! fake!
>> No. 117872 ID: f26127
Man that GOP insists was "wrongly" investigated by the FBI: "Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin."
>> No. 117877 ID: 76e412

>How dare Trump Jr have a twenty minute meeting with a Russian lawyer...suspiciously arranged by fusion gps...that's treason!
>Oh, Hillary paid FSB for info, and then did grave damage to American institutions with it in an attempt to win? Well that's just opposition research.

But you're right, a Yahoo news article interviewing Steele independently corroborated Steele's dossier, so it's all over for Drumpf.
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The piss tape is real and the Russians sold it to the CIA.
>The United States intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from Russian operatives, according to sources familiar with the matter. The operation has also inadvertently yielded a cache of documents purporting to relate to Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

>Over the past year, American intelligence officials have opened a secret communications channel with the Russian operatives, who have been seeking to sell both Trump-related materials and documents stolen from the National Security Agency and obtained by Russian intelligence, according to people involved with the matter and other documentary evidence. The channel started developing in early 2017, when American and Russian intermediaries began meeting in Germany. Eventually, a Russian intermediary, apparently representing some elements of the Russian intelligence community, agreed to a deal to sell stolen NSA documents back to the U.S. while also seeking to include Trump-related materials in the package.
>> No. 117886 ID: e744d4
Wasn't it some troll from /pol/ who started the piss story?
>> No. 117887 ID: bb6b17
I've seen the screencaps. Was anyone in the thread proper?
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>> No. 117895 ID: a8533b
All fucking liberals must fucking hang
>> No. 117936 ID: c6cd4e

The feds dropped a bombshell on the White House Friday, revealing the indictments of 13 Russians — one a close pal of Vladimir Putin — for sabotaging the presidential election to boost Donald Trump and slime Hillary Clinton.

The Justice Department’s stunning announcement alleged that the sophisticated skulduggery began in 2014 and involved the creation of social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by more than 80 Russians working day and night.

The accounts were made to look like they were created by ordinary, grassroots American activists but sought to sow political and racial discord and disrupt the nation’s democracy.

“The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told reporters.

“We must not allow them to succeed,” a stone-faced Rosenstein warned, adding that the case “serves as a reminder that people are not always who they appear to be on the internet.”

Signed by special counsel Robert Mueller, the 37-page, eight-count indictment also charged three businesses.

“By early to mid-2016, defendants’ operations included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump . . . and disparaging Hillary Clinton,” the indictment charged.

The feds said the individuals were given $1.25 million a month by a Russian oligarch known as “Putin’s chef,” Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin through a company known as Concord Catering.

Prigozhin, 56, and Concord Catering are charged in the indictment, as is another Prigozhin company, Concord Management and Consulting.

The feds said the Russians even taunted the US by hiring an unsuspecting American to stand in front of the White House on May 29, 2016 — Prigozhin’s birthday — holding a sign that said, “Happy Birthday Dear Boss.”
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Kushner just got his security clearance downgraded.
>> No. 117974 ID: 41441c
Explains why the mango tweeted "WITCH HUNT" this morning.

>Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports on the matter.

>Among those nations discussing ways to influence Kushner to their advantage were the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico, the current and former officials said.

>Investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller have recently been asking witnesses about Donald Trump's business activities in Russia prior to the 2016 presidential campaign as he considered a run for president, according to three people familiar with the matter.

>Questions to some witnesses during wide-ranging interviews included the timing of Trump's decision to seek the presidency, potentially compromising information the Russians may have had about him, and why efforts to brand a Trump Tower in Moscow fell through, two sources said.
>> No. 117985 ID: 5ba6e7
>The Russian “information exchange” Joker.Buzz, which auctions off often stolen or confidential information, advertised a leak for a large cache of the Internet Research Agency’s (IRA) internal documents. It includes names of Americans, activists in particular, whom the organization specifically targeted; American-based proxies used to access Reddit and the viral meme site 9Gag; and login information for troll farm accounts.

>Even the advertisement for the document dump provides a trove of previously unknown information about the breadth of Russia’s disinformation effort in the United States, including rallies pushed by IRA social media accounts that turned violent.

>While special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent conspiracy indictment against the IRA showed a sophisticated organization aimed at targeting U.S. voters with disinformation, the seller appears not to have understood the implications of the auction.

>The listing was titled “Savushkina 55,” the physical address in St. Petersburg from which the troll farm used to operate. The date on the auction is listed as Feb. 10, 2017—seven months before Facebook and Twitter identified and pulled down Internet Research Agency accounts from Twitter. It received no bids. The seller, “AlexDA,” has not posted any other listings, and was unable to be reached. In Russian, the listing promised “working data from the department focused on the United States.”
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Special counsel Robert Mueller has been told of two discussions between President Donald Trump and witnesses central to the Russia probe, according to a person familiar with the issue.

Trump earlier this year approached White House counsel Don McGahn in the Oval Office and questioned why he wouldn’t publicly dispute a New York Times story published in January that reported the president had ordered him to fire Mueller.
>> No. 118055 ID: fced02

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote memos describing his conversations with President Donald Trump and other events and has turned them over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a person close to Mr. McCabe said Saturday.

The memos, written soon after the events they describe, cover Mr. McCabe’s dealings with the White House and what former FBI Director James Comey told Mr. McCabe about his interactions, according to the person.

That revelation came amid increasingly contentious exchanges Saturday between President Trump and some of the country’s most senior former law-enforcement and national security officials, sparked by Mr. McCabe’s dismissal late Friday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions terminated Mr. McCabe two days before his scheduled retirement, saying internal investigators found Mr. McCabe made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and “lacked candor” on multiple occasions.

Mr. Trump, in his third tweet on the subject since Friday night, said Saturday afternoon that Mr. McCabe was “caught, called out and fired.” “How many lies? How many leaks?” Mr. Trump said, adding that former FBI Director James Comey “knew it all, and much more!”

Nine minutes later, Mr. Comey responded on Twitter saying, “the American people will hear my story very soon.” He has a book scheduled to be released next month. “They can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not,” Mr. Comey said.

Mr. Comey himself was fired last May, in an episode that in now under investigation by Mr. Mueller. Mr. Comey testified last year he kept memos of his interactions with Mr. Trump and that he felt Mr. Trump had pressured him to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The volleys Saturday began when Mr. Trump’s personal legal team called for the Justice Department to end the special counsel’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, after the department fired a senior official who at one time had been involved in looking at that and other politically charged matters.

The lawyer, John Dowd, said he wasn’t calling on the department to fire Mr. Mueller, but rather to end the investigation “on the merits in light of recent revelations.”

Mr. McCabe’s termination immediately spurred furious debate over whether the firing was merited or was an attempt to undermine the Mueller investigation, possibly by casting doubt on the credibility of Mr. McCabe, a potential witness. Mr. McCabe, who was deputy to Mr. Comey, had been removed from his deputy post in January and was due to retire on Sunday.

Mr. Sessions said Friday night that he had terminated Mr. McCabe’s employment “effective immediately” after an “extensive and fair investigation.” Mr. Sessions said both the inspector general and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility concluded that Mr. McCabe made an unauthorized disclosure and lacked candor when he spoke under oath on “multiple occasions.”

Mr. McCabe on Friday night said he was fired and his pension threatened because he could corroborate Mr. Comey’s account of interactions with the president.

Mr. Trump said on Twitter Friday night that the action against Mr. McCabe marked a “great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!”

Others saw Mr. Sessions’s firing of Mr. McCabe as aimed at the Mueller investigation. “Every member of Congress, Republican and Democrat, needs to speak up in defense of the Special Counsel,’’ Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.), top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote on Twitter.

In scathing remarks, John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama and an official in the George W. Bush administration, said on Twitter that Mr. Trump would be seen as a “disgraced demagogue,’’ adding, “You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America.”

Mr. McCabe, in a lengthy statement, strongly disputed the allegations, saying that he had the authority to share the information with a reporter and that he “answered questions truthfully and as accurately” as he could “amidst the chaos that surrounded” him. His lawyer said the disciplinary process was rushed and completed “in a little over a week.”

Mr. Dowd, the president’s lawyer, on Saturday called for the Justice Department to follow Mr. Sessions’s “brilliant and courageous example” in firing Mr. McCabe and “bring an end to alleged Russia collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss, James Comey.”

Mr. Dowd directed his call to end the Russia investigation at Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who appointed Mr. Mueller last year after Mr. Sessions recused himself from the matter.

Mr. Dowd said he was speaking for himself, not the president. Earlier Saturday, he had told the Daily Beast he was issuing the statement on the president’s behalf.

Mr. Trump has been eager to see the investigation wrap up as quickly as possible, describing it as a distraction that is hurting the country. His lawyers have repeatedly laid out public time lines by which they expected the investigation to end, with expected end points that have come and gone.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers are seeking to negotiate a deal with Mr. Mueller that uses an interview with the president as leverage to spur a conclusion to the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Tensions will be on further display in coming weeks.
>> No. 118056 ID: c7ef0b
le ebbin swamp may-mays

>Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers.

>In an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News, the company’s chief executive Alexander Nix said the British firm secretly campaigns in elections across the world. This includes operating through a web of shadowy front companies, or by using sub-contractors.

>In one exchange, when asked about digging up material on political opponents, Mr Nix said they could “send some girls around to the candidate’s house”, adding that Ukrainian girls “are very beautiful, I find that works very well”.

>In another he said: “We’ll offer a large amount of money to the candidate, to finance his campaign in exchange for land for instance, we’ll have the whole thing recorded, we’ll blank out the face of our guy and we post it on the Internet.”

>Offering bribes to public officials is an offence under both the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Cambridge Analytica operates in the UK and is registered in the United States.

>The admissions were filmed at a series of meetings at London hotels over four months, between November 2017 and January 2018. An undercover reporter for Channel 4 News posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka.

>Mr Nix told our reporter: “…we’re used to operating through different vehicles, in the shadows, and I look forward to building a very long-term and secretive relationship with you.”

>Along with Mr Nix, the meetings also included Mark Turnbull, the managing director of CA Political Global, and the company’s chief data officer, Dr Alex Tayler.

>Mr Turnbull described how, having obtained damaging material on opponents, Cambridge Analytica can discreetly push it onto social media and the internet.

>He said: “… we just put information into the bloodstream of the internet, and then, and then watch it grow, give it a little push every now and again… like a remote control. It has to happen without anyone thinking, ‘that’s propaganda’, because the moment you think ‘that’s propaganda’, the next question is, ‘who’s put that out?’.”

>Mr Nix also said: “…Many of our clients don’t want to be seen to be working with a foreign company… so often we set up, if we are working then we can set up fake IDs and websites, we can be students doing research projects attached to a university, we can be tourists, there’s so many options we can look at. I have lots of experience in this.”
>> No. 118072 ID: bec165
How much are you guys getting paid to shill for the DNC to where you're even shilling for them on a dead *chan?
>> No. 118073 ID: 623732
not nearly as much as you pay in taxes to the church of.the state. even a dumbass NOT tripfagging on a dead board knows that!
>> No. 118076 ID: 7ca455
I hate an arrogant, champagne socialist New Yorker with an "I know what's best" attitude, tucked away in an elitist bubble with Ivy Leaguers and Hollywood snobs and so should Republicans. Trump is a weed habit and a writing team away from being Bill fucking Maher.
>> No. 118078 ID: fced02
Not wanting to sell out your country and rights because a obese geriatric who has Alzheimers and is working for the Russian government is yelling about a bigly wall means you're a Democrat now?
>> No. 118088 ID: bec165

And you're one more bad day away from suck starting your nigger pistol.
>> No. 118094 ID: 6d4f2e
Nuh uh. In-laws still have my funs. My recent appeal to my wife was denied.
>> No. 118095 ID: eb5fad
>come back to this board after years

Holy shit I didn't think anti-Trump shills would bother with a board this small.
>> No. 118107 ID: 24dbf9
They may be close to proving the long suspected link between the Trump campaign and the wikileaks DNC email debacle (which I still don't blame Trump for. If the DNC didn't want incriminating shit leaking, then they shouldn't have been corrupt).


The FBI has subpoenaed Ted Malloch, an American academic with ties to Republican strategist Roger Stone and former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, to testify in the Russia investigation.

Malloch was detained at the Boston Logan International Airport in Massachusetts on March 27 after flying in from London, according to a statement sent to Business Insider. He said that after he was directed to a "special line for passport control," he and his wife were escorted to a separate corridor by a TSA official and an FBI agent, where they searched his belongings.

Later, he said, FBI agents separated him from his wife and took him to a secure conference room where they seized his electronic devices and interrogated him in connection with the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election.

Malloch said investigators questioned him about his involvement in President Donald Trump's campaign, his relationship with the longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone, and whether he had ever visited the Ecuadorian embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resides.
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>The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress.

>Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York.

>“Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”

>Mr. Cohen plays a role in aspects of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also recently said he paid $130,000 to a pornographic-film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. Ms. Clifford is known as Stormy Daniels.

>Mr. Ryan said Mr. Cohen has cooperated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents to congressional investigators looking into Russian election meddling.

Popehat on why it's a big deal:
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Fuckin' called it.
>> No. 118154 ID: 41441c
Reuters reporting multiple explosions in Damascus.
>> No. 118159 ID: 064463
Remember how the Steele dossier said that Cohen secretly went to Prague to meet with Kremlin agents, and Cohen claimed he'd never been to Prague in his life?

>The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
>> No. 118238 ID: a318a7
2018: the president's divorce lawyer warns that the president's regular lawyer might flip on him because he's scared of getting prison-raped by black men.

>Goldberg sees Cohen "as someone not suited to stand up to the rigors of jail life," he told CNN's Erin Burnett.

>"You think he's of weak character?" Burnett responded.

>"I do," he added. "Prison has a racial overtone...and someone like Michael doesn't see himself walking down Broadway while people are clamoring, 'you're going to be my wife.'"

>Goldberg represented Trump during his divorce proceedings with both Ivana Trump and Marla Maples. During a phone call with the president last Friday, during which Trump reportedly asked for advice on the Mueller investigation, Goldberg told Trump that Cohen would not protect him under duress.

>"Michael will never stand up [for you]," Goldberg said he told Trump.
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>> No. 118331 ID: 41441c
>“It’s going to turn out to be perfectly legal; that money was not campaign money,” Giuliani, Trump’s new lead attorney regarding issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

>“Sorry, I’m giving you a fact now that you don’t know,” Giuliani continued, before saying that the payment was “funneled through a law firm, and then the president repaid it.”

>The news directly contradicts Trump’s statements last month that he had no knowledge that Cohen had paid Daniels. Reporters aboard Air Force One had asked whether Trump knew about the payment, to which the president replied: “No.”

>One of President Donald Trump's attorneys in the Russia probe, Rudy Giuliani, left open the possibility that Michael Cohen might have doled out payments like the one he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to other women.

>In an interview Sunday on ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Giuliani said Trump reimbursed Cohen with his own money in a retainer agreement for his services as Trump's personal attorney, which included $130,000 Cohen paid Daniels to keep quiet about allegations she had a sexual encounter with Trump.

>"The agreement with Michael Cohen, as far as I know, is a longstanding agreement that Michael Cohen takes care of situations like this then gets paid for them sometimes," Giuliani said.

>"So did Michael Cohen make payments to other women for the President?" Stephanopoulos asked.

>"I have no knowledge of that, but I would think if it was necessary, yes," Giuliani replied. "He made payments for the President or he's conducted business for the President, which means he had legal fees, monies laid out and expenditures."
>> No. 118337 ID: 41441c


>The Daily Beast can confirm that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a company controlled by Putin-aligned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.

>The allegations were initially made Tuesday by Michael Avenatti, porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, and confirmed by a source familiar with the matter.

>“How the fuck did Avenatti find out?” the source asked The Daily Beast.
>> No. 118341 ID: a74560

Opinion piece from The Hill, and despite my personal bias, I think the author makes a compelling argument.
>> No. 118342 ID: 09c7e0
>…despite my personal bias, I think…

if your thoughts are in line with your bias then it can't be expected of us to believe that your conclusion was unaffected by your bias without you providing some convincing explanation of your reasoning. given that you made no effort to do that and instead just expect us to trust you on it instead suggests to me that you're attempting to be deceptive. if there was anything of reasonable value in that article you'd have quoted to get your point across.
>> No. 118343 ID: 3fb10a
That's fair. Basically, my personal bias is against trump and for Mueller. The author takes the position that Mueller's close relationship with Comey creates a conflict of interest unsuitable for a special prosecutor, and furthermore lays out a case for wrapping up the investigation and handing it over to congress citing compelling ethical grounds for doing so.
>> No. 118350 ID: c35d40

Manafort ex-son-in-law agrees to plea deal: report

Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law has reportedly agreed to a plea deal with the Justice Department.

Jeffrey Yohai, who was divorced from Manafort’s daughter last year, has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors working on different criminal investigations as part of the plea deal, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, has been charged on several counts related to money laundering and other financial crime in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and is set to go on trial later this year.

The sources told Reuters that Yohai may be asked to help Mueller in his prosecution of Manafort in an effort to pressure him to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors.

Yohai pleaded guilty to misusing construction loan funds and a bank account overdraft charge following an investigation into his real estate and bank dealings that predates the special counsel’s probe, Reuters reported on Thursday.
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