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Old 08-31-2018, 11:31 PM   #331
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what does this mean? Russian “ties”? I don’t care about “ties”. Either Americans conspired with Russia to rig the election or they didn’t. If a person is innocent of that, I don’t care if they have “ties” or not.

We'll see whether their ties amount to conspiracy or not once they are tried for those charges. Patience...
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:27 PM   #332
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looks like ole beauregard might be in some trouble, not considering being on the verge of losing his job.

papa dop's defense sentencing memorandum just dropped.

in it he claims the gawd knew about his outreach to the russian gov and gave a 'nod' of approval to pursue a meeting between him (emperor) and putin during the campaign. he also says the gawd deferred to sessions who encouraged him to follow up on talks with the ruskis.



problem with this of course is the gawd has claimed no one in his campaign met with russians and (later) if they did, he didn't know about it.

for jeff 'i don't recawww' sessions, he told the house committee that he "pushed back" against papa's efforts.

if papa is telling the truth, beauragard committed a felony.

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Old 09-07-2018, 11:17 PM   #333
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lord lord y'all...

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SCOOP: Manafort and Mueller prosecutors are negotiating over which charges Manafort might admit to, and the length of the sentence to be recommended by prosecutors, @davidvoreacos and @NeilAWeinberg report.

looks like the planned part II to this thread might have to be cancelled...

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BREAKING: SDNY prosecutors zero in on Trump Organization executives following Cohen's guilty plea. Trump Organization is currently run by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump #Corruption https://t.co/GW5TTtAMeS

when it rains it pours amirite?
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:18 AM   #334
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lord lord y'all...

looks like the planned part II to this thread might have to be cancelled...

when it rains it pours amirite?


In before "I don't care" and "Where is the collusion?"
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:16 PM   #335
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In before "I don't care" and "Where is the collusion?"
Fake news, nothingburger, witch hunt and all that other stuff
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:43 PM   #336
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speaking of collusion.

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DNC: Papadopoulos's UK contact may be dead

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday raised the prospect that the London-based professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton may be dead.

DNC lawyers wrote in court filings Friday that Joseph Mifsud, who spoke to Papadopoulos during the 2016 presidential election, "is missing and may be deceased," Bloomberg News reported. The lawyers did not elaborate.

The DNC stood by its claim in a statement to The Hill on Friday. The committee indicated that an investigator had been used to find Mifsud, who has been missing for months, and was told the Maltese professor may be dead.

“The DNC's counsel has attempted to serve Mifsud for months and has been unable to locate or contact him. In addition, public reports have said he has disappeared and hasn't been seen for months," DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said.



putin: "no collusion."
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speaking of collusion.





putin: "no collusion."
Well, surely, Hillary Clinton must have had him killed.
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:34 AM   #338
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first mifsud, now wikileaks members. "someone" is starting to cover their tracks.

keep in mind that julian assange is working on a deal right now that could potentially involve cooperating with u.s. authorities...

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Norwegian police are investigating the disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis, a cybersecurity expert and Wikileaks associate last seen checking out of a Norwegian hotel two weeks ago. Kamphuis, 47, was meant to fly to Amsterdam after leaving a hotel in Bodo on Aug. 20 but never made it. Friends say he was planning to take a 10-hour train ride from Bodo to Trondheim to catch the flight, but it’s not clear where along the way he disappeared. The disappearance has triggered a slew of conspiracy theories involving Kamphuis’ connections to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the group’s publication of hacked Democratic National Committee emails. But Kamphuis is also reportedly known as an “avid hiker” and describes himself as a “mountaineer” on Twitter, leaving some to believe he may have gotten lost in the wilderness. A Norwegian police spokesman confirmed to Agence France-Presse that an investigation has been opened over the matter but declined to “speculate about what happened to him.”

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Peter Tatchell [Human Rights Activist/Wikileaks Supporter]: This certainly is very strange and odd — suddenly he has disappeared. As we know, Arjen is a cybersecurity expert who has given advice and protocols to journalists on how to protect their sources from state surveillance — and those probably quite a matter of concern to various state security services who snoop and spy on journalists, particularly those who are doing investigations that may embarrass a particular government. Now I'm not saying this points to kidnap or whatever from a state agency, but certainly his work was of concern to governments and security services right across the world. We know that he stepped out of his hotel on August 20 in the northern Norwegian town of Bodo and that he was due to fly from Trondheim on August 22, three days later. WikiLeaks are saying: 'We are concerned that we've had no contact from him. His friends have had no contact from him. He either must have disappeared in Bodo, on the train or in Trondheim because he never took that flight that he was due to take on August 22.' So it's a matter of considerable concern, first of all for just his own personal safety, but also who or what may have led to his disappearance.

MISSING DUTCH MAN'S PHONE TURNED ON DAYS AFTER DISAPPEARANCE



if i'm a maga snitch, i would start considering the witness protection program at this point...
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:58 PM   #339
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George Papadopoulos on if he believes collusion will be demonstrated between the Trump campaign and Russia once the special counsel investigation concludes: "I have no idea. All I can say is that my testimony might have helped move something towards that." http://abcn.ws/2NtisSx

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Earlier today, convicted ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos said Jeff Sessions was enthusiastic about his proposal to set up a meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin, contradicting sworn testimony by Sessions.



let's pray that young coffeedopolous doesn't find himself mifsud'ed in the near future.

even the mueller untouchables suspected his wife of being a russian agent. she's been pushing that deep state bullshit for weeks. even tried to get papa dop to break his cooperation agreement with muells.

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NEW: Papadopoulos' lawyer just told reporters he believes Professor Mifsud was acting as a Russian agent when he talked to Papadopoulos. (This contradicts what Papadopulos' wife has been claiming, without proof, that Mifsud worked for Western intelligence to frame Papadopoulos.)

Papadopoulos's wife acknowledges that special counsel team suspected her of being a Russian spy

the game is too real at this point. can't trust a soul.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:50 PM   #340
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“They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,” Bannon said, referring to the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.

The former White House chief strategist also spoke about the 2016 meeting between Trump Jr. and a group of Russians, describing it as “treasonous.”

And Bannon in “Fire and Fury” mentioned the connections between Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and loans taken out from the German bank Deutsche Bank that have come under scrutiny in relation to the investigation.

In December, federal prosecutors subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records tied to Kushner’s family’s real estate business, Kushner Companies.

“It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit,” Bannon said of the probe. “The Kushner shit is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me.”

This report was updated at 9:46 a.m.

TAGS DONALD TRUMP JR. ROBERT MUELLER JARED KUSHNER PAUL MANAFORT DONALD TRUMP RUSSIA PROBE

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First rule of being a criminal: Keep a low profile. Donald, Jr, and Kushner are dirty as shit. They should have just kept a kept their heads down and enjoyed their money. Too bad Don's ego got the better of him.

according to woodward, when reports initially broke saying mueller was looking into the gawd's dealing with deutsche, he wanted to fire the special counsel immediately. he only backed off when he realized they were looking at jared.

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Trump reportedly exploded at his ex-lawyer after he heard Mueller was looking into his relationship with Deutsche Bank: 'This is bulls---!'

President Donald Trump exploded at his former lawyer, John Dowd, after reading news reports that said the special counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, journalist Bob Woodward reported in his upcoming book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," which Business Insider obtained and reviewed.

After learning of the news regarding Mueller and Deutsche Bank, a primary lender to the president, Woodward wrote that a furious Trump phoned Dowd at 7 a.m.

"I know my relationships with Deutsche Bank," Trump told Dowd, with Woodward writing that the president said the bank loved him and was always paid for its loans. "I know what I borrowed, when I borrowed, when I paid it back. I know every godd--- one."

Trump added that "this is bulls---!"

Dowd then spoke with Jim Quarles, a member of Mueller's team who was also an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate probe. Dowd repeated Trump's assertion that "this is bulls---."

During a conference call, Quarles said that Mueller's team had subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank "way back in the summertime, but it doesn't involve the president or his finances."

The New York Times reported earlier this year that those reports led to Trump seeking to fire Mueller in December. But Trump backed down once the initial news reports, which said the subpoenas were aimed at Trump's and his family's dealings with the bank, were inaccurate. Instead, The Times reported that federal prosecutors in a separate inquiry issued a subpoena for entities that were connected to White House senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Times columnist David Leonhardt wrote this weekend about the possible nexus between Trump's business and Russian money laundering involving Deutsche Bank, which has been tied to such illicit money.

The relationship between Trump and the German bank dates back two decades, a time when major Wall Street firms would no longer loan Trump money following a series of disastrous ventures such as the Trump Shuttle and Trump's Atlantic City casinos.

Prior to Trump's election as president, his financial disclosures showed he held roughly $360 million in debt to the bank, with about $125 million in two mortgages for one of the president's major Florida golf courses, Trump National Doral, The Washington Post reported.

Deutsche Bank was under investigation by the Justice Department for both its role in a "mirror trading" scheme with Russian oligarchs that allowed them to launder cash out of Russia in the face of US sanctions, and for its mortgage practices amid the financial crisis, which regulators sought a $14 billion fine for. Deutsche Bank ended up settling with the government on the mortgage front for $7.2 billion just days before Trump took office last January.

Last July, The Times reported that US banking regulators were reviewing the hundreds of millions of dollars in loans Deutsche Bank made to Trump over the past two decades. It was in the same story that The Times reported that the bank was in contact with federal investigators related to the special counsel's probe. Sources said the bank was expecting it would have to turn over information on Trump's accounts to Mueller.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trum...he-bank-2018-9

The Urgent Question of Trump and Money Laundering

not at all suspicious.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:24 PM   #341
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looks like the planned part II to this thread might have to be cancelled...

talks are ongoing, big paulie wants a straight up plea, no cooperation.

muells is like 'f*ck you, gimme maga'

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Sources tell ABC News that Mueller’s office is seeking cooperation from Manafort for information related to President Donald Trump and the 2016 campaign. Manafort, however, is resisting and his team is pushing prosecutors for a plea agreement that does not include cooperation, at least as related to the president, sources said.



based ellis was right all along.

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Didn’t “ABC News” once report that Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to 5 counts of manslaughter? I swear I remember that happening. It was only like a month or two ago.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:43 PM   #343
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another one.

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BREAKING: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that is expected to head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations tell @ABC News https://abcn.ws/2NJg4Hl

no word yet if he's also snitching.

goat witch hunt.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:58 PM   #344
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another one.



no word yet if he's also snitching.

goat witch hunt.

They're finding wizards, warlocks, and gremlins in the process. Sigh... we have to stop this profiling.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:07 PM   #345
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They're finding wizards, warlocks, and gremlins in the process. Sigh... we have to stop this profiling.

let's call them magical russian-american beings.

gotta think that big paulie is now officially a parakeet. mueller already turned down his original plea offer a few weeks ago and the prosecutors were going about business as usual, gearing up for a trial. they actually filed some damning documents earlier today. guess that scared paulie straight.

we'll find out for sure tomorrow, but i'm thinking it's the start of the snitching season playoffs...

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