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Old 03-16-2018, 07:07 AM   #26
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:50 PM   #27
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:13 PM   #28
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:16 PM   #29
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Manafort looks like he's enjoying the non-prison food while he still can.
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:26 PM   #30
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:29 PM   #31
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Dunno if you are posting that just for the picture, but "ex-Trump aide" is an utter bull**** way to describe a campaign manager. When the **** has Manafort ever been described as an aide?
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:31 PM   #32
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yeah i just linked it because it's news + a great picture. reuters is extremely soft on trump in their twitter headlines but whoever does their photos is hilarious
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:11 PM   #33
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Friends of Paul Manafort launch legal defense fund, citing expense of fighting Mueller prosecution
However, it is unclear who organized the effort. The fund’s website — which promises to maintain the “strict confidentiality” of those who donate — does not list its trustees. The site was registered Dec. 27 and updated Feb. 25, days after Manafort was hit with new indictments in Virginia and the District, Internet registration records show.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:48 PM   #34
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They are going to launder Russian money to pay his legal bills, aren't they?
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:18 PM   #35
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Mueller Accuses Paul Manafort of Attempted Witness Tampering
Federal prosecutors on Monday accused President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his federal tax and money laundering case.

In court documents, prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said that violated the terms of Mr. Manafort’s release while he awaits trial. They asked a federal judge to revise those terms or send him to jail until trial.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:19 PM   #36
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:28 PM   #37
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Manafort more like Mana****ed ayooooooooooo
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:30 AM   #38
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OK, the "Big Question" for somebody with legal chops - like "Simplicitus" perhaps?

Is this the kind of thing for which Manafort's bail is likely to be revoked with the judge immediately ordering that he await trial from the confines of a jail cell?

I have thought for some time that Manafort is delusional if he thinks he can beat all the charges he's facing and walk out of court a free man fully exonerated. If the judge agrees with Mr. Mueller's contention that Manafort is guilty of [attempted] witness tampering, not only is Manafort delusional - he is also extremely stupid. (I would think his lawyers would be duty bound to warn him not to do something like this ...)

If Manafort is immediately sent off to the clink, a few days (or weeks) in the can may effect a significant recalibration of his attitude concerning cooperation with Mr. Mueller. Suddenly this game is getting real for Paul Manafort.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:11 AM   #39
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It'd be insane if he didn't end up having his bail revoked after attempting witness tampering. Logically the next step would be to try to flee the country to somewhere that doesn't have an extradition treaty with how ****ed Manafort is. Granted it probably wouldn't succeed, but still, he's facing life in jail and it's not like that would affect whether Trump pardons him or not which is his only chance and even then i'm sure they'll find a way to hit him with state charges given the ridiculous number of crimes he's committed
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:47 AM   #40
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:33 PM   #41
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(I would think his lawyers would be duty bound to warn him not to do something like this ...)
Per the talking heads on TV this morning, the judge tells him he's not allowed to contact witnesses, and bail revocation is all but automatic.
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #42
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:02 AM   #43
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He seems to be going to jail starting Friday. He will die in prison.

Anyone discussed his connections to the Russian oligarchs? They could have him and his whole family killed if he gives them up. Can Mueller give him a deal to give up Trump but not the Russian oligarchs?
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:26 AM   #44
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I don’t think the oligarchs will kill anyone in the US. UK is obviously a different story.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:33 AM   #45
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Haven't there already been highly suspicious deaths in the US?
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:31 AM   #46
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Yeah, didn't a Russian in New York 'commit suicide' back in December by being pushed out of a building or something?
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:32 AM   #47
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There's also a nonzero chance that his attorneys dump him after this stunt, assuming they didn't know about it. Gates' attorneys dumped him under similar circumstances.

If the attorneys knew about it, they'd be subject to prosecution themselves.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:23 PM   #48
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Special counsel Robert Mueller files witness tampering indictment against Paul Manafort and Russian citizen Konstantin Kilimink
The superseding indictment lodged by a grand jury sitting in federal court in Washington, DC, came days after Mueller asked the judge in Manafort's case to revoke his bail and jail him because of an alleged effort to tamper with witnesses.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:34 PM   #49
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:40 PM   #50
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I yield to no one in my disdain for President Trump. And I certainly have no brief for Manafort, who has been accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars from sources connected with Russia and the Ukraine. Thus my overall assessment is that Manafort has some significant legal exposure and that, given his role in the Trump presidential campaign, that exposure is of concern to Trump and of interest to the special counsel.

All that said, I think that the special counsel's allegations of witness tampering are rather ... thin. The FBI agent's declaration in support of the allegations is long on detail about what Manafort and the "Hapsburg Group" did before the elections and short on information about the tampering allegation itself. Drill down into the exhibits and you will see that only one, Exhibit N, is evidence of communications between Manafort and the witnesses he is alleged to have contacted in a tampering effort.


Study that exhibit and you will see that Manafort was successful in speaking to one witness (Person D1) for exactly 1 minute and 24 seconds. He attempted three other phone calls that did not connect and he sent two WhatsApp messages—one a link to an article describing his indictment and the other saying "we should talk." When asked about the contents of the conversation with Manafort, according to paragraph 14 of the FBI declaration, Person D1 said that "Manafort stated that he wanted to give Person D1 a heads-up about Hapsburg" and "D1 immediately ended the call because he was concerned about the outreach."

And that's it. Really. The other part of the allegation is that someone else, Person A, reached out to Person D2 and told D2, in a series of texts that "P" (presumably Paul Manafort) was trying to reach D1 to brief him and that "Basically P wants to give him a quick summary that he says to everybody (which is true) that our friend never lobbied in the US, and the purpose of the program was EU." A month later, Person A reached out directly to D1.

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