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The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« on: October 30, 2017, 07:07:38 am »
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Breaking News
Manafort Told to Surrender in Special Counsel Investigation

By MATT APUZZO 14 minutes ago
The Failing New York Times

Paul Manafort, who is a former campaign chairman to President Trump, and his former business associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities on Monday morning, according to a person involved in the case.
They face the first charges in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over Mr. Trump’s first year in office.


WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities Monday morning, the first charges in a special counsel investigation, according to a person involved in the case.

The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Mr. Gates, a business associate of Mr. Manafort, were not immediately clear but represent a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over the president’s first year in office.

Mr. Gates is a longtime protégé and junior partner of Mr. Manafort. His name appears on documents linked to companies that Mr. Manafort’s firm set up in Cyprus to receive payments from politicians and businesspeople in Eastern Europe, records reviewed by The New York Times show.

Mr. Manafort had been under investigation for violations of federal tax law, money laundering and whether he appropriately disclosed his foreign lobbying.

Attempts to reach Mr. Gates on Monday were not successful. A spokesman for Mr. Manafort did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 07:15:09 am »
Figured it would be him.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 07:15:57 am »
Trump will need a war to distract people from this.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 07:20:58 am »
Figured it would be him.

Yeah, if anyone was first to fall.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 12:58:06 pm »
This thread should not die.  :mad:


It's the natural home for the 'Watergate on Viagra foreign state hook-up malarkey'.   :P
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 01:11:26 pm »
Keep on eye on that Cyprus connection.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 01:20:11 pm »
What worries me is that Trump is just going to go nuclear, go Saturday Night Massacre until someone fires Mueller, and then he just pardons everyone around him.

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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 01:21:49 pm »
What worries me is that Trump is just going to go nuclear, go Saturday Night Massacre until someone fires Mueller, and then he just pardons everyone around him.

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 01:39:13 pm »
What worries me is that Trump is just going to go nuclear, go Saturday Night Massacre until someone fires Mueller, and then he just pardons everyone around him.
That worries me as well.  I think events have shown that there is virtually nothing he can do to lose his base, and nothing he can do to win those that are not his base.  Furthermore, GOP politicians have shown that they're not going to move against Trump as long as he has his base, so that means they're not going to move against him.  Those factors mean that there is not a lot to stop him, and he has advisers that are experienced at executing self-coups.

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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 01:46:17 pm »
What worries me is that Trump is just going to go nuclear, go Saturday Night Massacre until someone fires Mueller, and then he just pardons everyone around him.

This is exactly what will happen. Everyone in all three branches of the Government should be girding themselves for this event and think hard about their actions afterward.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 02:17:55 pm »
What worries me is that Trump is just going to go nuclear, go Saturday Night Massacre until someone fires Mueller, and then he just pardons everyone around him.

This is exactly what will happen.

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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 02:26:43 pm »
I'm willing to bet Meuller doesn't get fired.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 02:29:18 pm »
This is a pretty staggering (and long) tweet storm from Seth Abramson, a law and journalism professor at university of New Hampshire.

https://tttthreads.com/thread/924988111880417280

Link to first tweet if you want to see it in original Twitter format

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/924988111880417280
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 02:38:38 pm »
tl;dr

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131/ The Trump campaign colluded with Russia; Trump knew; Trump will be impeached or resign. It was said—and true—in March, and is true now.

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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 02:40:35 pm »
Who would impeach him and why would he resign?
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