Monday, October 30, 2017

Manafort, Gates surrender to Mueller, source says - Charged with 12 Counts including "Conspiracy Against the United States of America"


 

Manafort, Gates surrender to Mueller, source says (CNN link): Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates surrendered Monday to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

Gates is a longtime business associate of Manafort, having worked together since the mid-2000s, and served as his deputy on the campaign.

Manafort arrived at the FBI's Washington field office Monday morning. He and Gates were indicted under seal on Friday, the source said. The two are being processed separately, according to a law enforcement official. They will later be transported to federal district court in Washington later Monday morning.

The indictments are expected to be unsealed later Monday. The extent of the charges was not immediately known.

CNN has reached out to lawyers for Manafort and Gates.

Manafort faces conspiracy, money laundering, false report charges (The Hill link): Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been charged with 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, according to the office of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort’s former business partner and protegé Rick Gates, who was ousted from the pro-Trump group America First Policies in April, has also been charged. The charges are related to work done by Manafort and Gates on behalf of a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine, for which the government alleges they were paid tens of millions of dollars that they then laundered “in order to hide Ukraine payments from United States authorities.”

Manafort and Gates, “together with others, knowingly and intentionally conspired to defraud the United States by impeding, impairing, obstructing and defeating the lawful governmental functions of a government agency, namely the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury,” prosecutors argued in a sprawling 31-page indictment unsealed on Monday morning.

The two have been charged with laundering tens of millions of dollars “through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships and bank accounts,” according to the indictment.

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58 comments:

  1. It will be interesting. It could be something as simple as not declaring taxes on, let's say a $500,00 speaking fee.
    Or it may be that $66,028 donation to the DNC may hinder the lucrative pay this Special Counsel has been racking up.
    Anyway, if it interferes with the election process, than the huge amount spent on countless hours of interviews will have been worth the trouble.
    Just remember, investigation's encompass and work in all directions.

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    1. All directions. Yes. Arrest Trump.

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    2. Troll regurgitate Murdoch talking points

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    3. It could be something as simple as laundering "tens of millions of dollars 'through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships and bank accounts.'"

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    4. Mueller is as clean as a whistle. Not so much the people who are lying about him.

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    5. If they indict trump, will he be tried as an adult?

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  2. It's starting! How much longer until the Snowflake in Chief (to quote you, Mod) gets impeached? Yes! I'm sure our resident troll will post that Hillary will be next.

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    1. LOCK HIM UP!!!
      He is a crook. Impeachment is easy.
      He can complain and all his fans can follow him.
      Kinda difficult to visit him in prison.

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  3. PAUL MANAFORT CHARGED WITH “CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES,” SURRENDERS TO F.B.I.
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/paul-manafort-rick-gates-robert-mueller-russia-indictment

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  4. The first arrests in a situation like this are always people the prosecution hope will plead guilty and start singing.

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    1. Or they get whacked

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    2. Or go to prison for decades. This is a treason investigation. And goes all the way to the White House.

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  5. And for the other's wanted posters are being printed up as you sit and read this message of hope that these criminals will be arrested and put in prison, including donald (quack) trump, for impersonating an real American! Need to bring back stronger measures for dealing with crooked white color criminals, Federal Prisons (luxury spa resorts) are to expensive so the French had a method of dealing with their BAD king & queen.

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  6. Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

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  7. There will be a perp walk later on this afternoon.

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  8. Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI agents in Mueller probe

    BREAKING: Court papers: Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI agents in Mueller probe.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AP/status/925005966445371392

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  9. Where are the "It's fake news!" trolls this morning? Strangely quiet in that corner.

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  10. No Collusion. ....
    The 12 counts that are being charged against Paul Manafort are from his past business deals with lobbing Russia, conspircy to launder money.
    All this occured years before he was involved with the Trump Campaign.
    Former aide, Gates charged with lying.

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    1. The "Conspiracy Against the United States" charges don't register with you? Why lie when the truth is so obvious?

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    2. UM Isn't that collusion? Also;

      Four sources told NBC News that there was a statute of limitations issue in play that may have helped drive Monday's charges by Mueller.

      The sources said the indictment does not preclude other charges being filed against Manafort in the future.

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    3. After he does an appropriate amount of singing, perhaps there will be a superseding indictment to cover any additional crimes.

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  11. Indictment is on NY Times website. Seems pretty detailed and thorough.

    The false and misleading statement on required paperwork counts are probably making Jared feel queasy right about now.

    Forfeiture allegations probably have the whole coven in turmoil.

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  12. Draining the swamp has begun!

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  13. I miss Obama. Cool headed. Eloquent. Savvy negotiator. Empathetic leader. Helped navigate out the Great Recession

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  14. Ah, collusion is not a crime; look it up.
    Muller, "clean as a whistle"! It is true, he does ...blow!!!

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    1. Trumpers have so much class.

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    2. Trump’s sins are your sins

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  15. Internet hilariously mocks Fox News for covering cheeseburger emoji while Russia scandal blows up on Trump

    Trolls trumped again
    Corporate rickroll

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  16. Looking forward to "cool headed Obama" and his involvement with unmasking.

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    1. You’ll be unmasked once your bedsheet has to get laundered

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    2. 8:54 - If Obama unmasked these traitors then he deserves a medal.

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  17. Papadopolous guilty plea (on TPM site) goes right to Trump campaign collusion with Russia even if the plea itself is just for his ham-handed coverup attempt, i.e. lying to the FBI. Bet he did a whole lot of singing after being shown proof of his lies.

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  18. Ukraine,Ukraine,Ukraine. What happened to Russia?

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  19. "This may be a bigger story than Manafort, hard as that is to believe.
    Former Trump foreign affairs adviser George Papadopoulos was secretly arrested in July of this year, and has confessed to lying to the FBI. Not just about contacts with Russia, but about the timeline of when he went to work for Trump.
    The unsealed statement is an agreement between Papadopoulos and FBI officials.
    He's confessed and is cooperating with the FBI. That's very significant. And one of his Russian contacts was "Putin's niece?" "


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  20. Manafort will flip. Then all the goodies will spill out.

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  21. There are two sides of every coin, when will we hear about GPS? Uranium One? DNC and Dossier?

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    1. Fox News and Russia Today are discussing it. Why don't you go there? It doesn't have anything to do with what is being discussed here.

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    2. Troll getting desperate

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    3. Probably a Russian.

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  22. Manafort and Gates are in deep doo doo. Not only do they stand to go to prison for a LONG time, but because they bought stuff with laundered cash, the feds are going to seize their houses and other worldly belongings.

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  23. Democratic super Lobbyist, Tony Podesta stepping down; he is under Federal scrutiny.

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    1. Nothing to do with the Trump treason investigation. Can you stay on topic, please?

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  24. MAGA: Mueller Against Greed & Avarice

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  25. Bet those foreign made Donald J. Trump ties are feeling like tightening nooses today.

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  26. Trump is insane. He is accusing Clinton of what he himself has done. A genuine perversion of the truth.

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  27. Tough times in Troll Town today:

    Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
    Trump’s reasons for the controversial ban “do not appear to be supported by any facts,” the judge found.

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  28. Let's not forget that Manafort, Don Jr, and Kushner met with a Russian operative in July 2016 to get help from Russia, and Trump himself scripted Don Jr's lying response to questions about that meeting.

    So it would be premature to conclude that the Manafort indictment focus on money provides any absolution re collusion.

    Manafort has said he won't cooperate, but he'll be singing soon.

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  29. Didn't Papadopolous work during the campaign under Jeff Sessions, who was chief policy advisor? Hmmm

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  30. Happy Indictment Day! And we're just getting started!

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  31. MAGA - Many Are Getting Arrested

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  32. Russia, Russia, Russia.

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    1. The best campaign manager the GOP has had in decades lives there.

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  33. Look at Uranium One, 145$ Million for the Clinton foundation - John and Tony Podesta are next, And then the DNC and Hillary and Obama and Comey and Muelluer will be exposed as the hypocritical frauds that they are!! All of these people were in office during the selling of Uranium One, geee wizz I wonder why the Democrats are trying to cover their own butts so hard! Because they sold 20% of US Uranium to Russia! While they all were in office at the time! All of them saw this deal go down and now they are trying to cover it all up.

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  34. Any American who denies and supports an attack by an enemy of the United States is by definition a traitor. That is exactly what Trump has done.

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