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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    So... Manafort's awesome lawyers apparently filed a document with the court, including some redacted portions. But they redacted the portions in the PDF file by changing the background color of the text (or something), which means anyone who copy/pasted the text to another file un-redacted it... guess what? Collusion!

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...filing-mueller

    The hidden text reveals that Mueller believes Manafort shared “polling data” that was “related to the 2016 presidential campaign” with Konstantin Kilimnik, a former colleague of his who Mueller has claimed is tied to Russian intelligence.
    Wow, I wonder how much they bill Manafort for their awesome lawyerin'

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    OK, so this feels big. After Trump fired Comey FBI launched a counterintel investigation to see if Trump was doing what he did specifically to benefit Russia? Holy shit!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.f067ff09899b

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    And he's trying to hide all details of discussions had with Putin:

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/12/polit...rds/index.html

    The FBI thing shows how much suspicion there is of Trump's motives in the intelligence community.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    I wonder if those two stories were leaked for a purpose. Odd to have that WaPo story come out on a Saturday, and topically it feels like combo hit following from Friday's NYT story. Both secrets seem to have been well kept until now. The sources don't seem to necessarily be the same; the NYT story cites "former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation", while the WaPo story cites "current and former U.S. officials."

    Linking these because I quoted from them and wanted to see the headlines next to each other, even though stories on these topics were just linked above:

    Friday's NYT Story: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
    Saturday's WaPo story: Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration'

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    James Comey Indirectly Responds To Trump’s Morning Twitter Rant With Single Quote


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    Giuliani: I never said there was no collusion


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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Fast forward to a month from now... Giuliani: Of course, Trump colluded! I never said he didn't! Putin owns him! Go! Arrest him! See if I care!

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Well, lookie here...

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...n?ref=hpsplash

    President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.
    Can you say "suborning perjury"?

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Can you say first item listed in the impeachment articles against Nixon?

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Khieran View Post
    Well, lookie here...

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...n?ref=hpsplash



    Can you say "suborning perjury"?
    Ixnay on the uzzfeedbay eportray, Mueller says

    Given that Mueller's office has never disputed a news report until now, I wonder about the accuracy of Buzzfeed's piece.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Not that it would have mattered anyway. 20 Republican senators voting to convict Trump was not going to and will not EVER happen. They could have his fingerprints on the gun that shot Bernie Sanders and they wouldn't convict him. The GOP are all in on Trump, come what may. Trump actually being removed from office via impeachment would be the end of the GOP and they know it.
    The more I learn the more I realize I have yet to learn.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    The statement is far from an unqualified denunciation of the Buzzfeed story. The nuanced wording leaves much to speculation. Which "specific statements" or characterizations were "not accurate" and in what way were they not?

    Interestingly, Buzzfeed attributes the story to "two officials familiar with the investigation". The problem here is there are at least seven separate investigations that we know of in different jurisdictions.

    As some in the media are saying, Mueller's team has been pretty free of leaks up to now, so the sources being from his immediate team now would seem very unlikely.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Merkus View Post
    Interestingly, Buzzfeed attributes the story to "two officials familiar with the investigation"
    It basically means people from the Justice Department. That's the only organization with "officials" that would be familiar with the Mueller investigation. More specifically, it means Rod Rosenstein and/or people who work directly under Rod Rosenstein, since he's the one overseeing Mueller.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    "The investigation" can be extended to mean those specific parts farmed out to other jurisdictions such as the one in the S. New York District which is said to be relatively leaky.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Merkus View Post
    "The investigation" can be extended to mean those specific parts farmed out to other jurisdictions such as the one in the S. New York District which is said to be relatively leaky.
    It would not know whether Cohen said Trump told him to lie to Congress. That part is irrelevant to the Cohen stuff (Stormy Daniels, basically) referred to federal prosecutors in New York.

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Roger Stone arrested this morning in connection with the Mueller investigation. Working his way up the food chain!

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/25/polit...ted/index.html

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    Re: Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns over contacts with Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Delores Mulva View Post
    Roger Stone arrested this morning in connection with the Mueller investigation. Working his way up the food chain!

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/25/polit...ted/index.html
    Arrested... at 6:30 in the morning.

    No "have your attorney call us and schedule a surrender"

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy LOL

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