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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1215 on: December 11, 2018, 09:09:43 pm »
They met with a lawyer, not a group of hackers.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1216 on: December 11, 2018, 09:20:32 pm »
It does by Trump's cabal meeting with the Russians in Trump tower.

I don't think it's illegal to talk to Russians.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1217 on: December 11, 2018, 09:47:51 pm »
It is illegal for a political campaign to solicit or accept something of value from a foreign party.  Trump Junior was told that a high ranking Russian government official was offering damaging information on Clinton.  Every person associated with the campaign committed a crime just by walking into the meeting.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1218 on: December 12, 2018, 01:56:05 pm »
https://hillreporter.com/butinas-boyfriend-admits-to-setting-up-trump-russia-backchannel-via-the-nra-17705

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Butina’s Boyfriend Admits to Setting up Trump-Russia Backchannel via the NRA

Maria Butina’s boyfriend was responsible for setting up the Trump-Russia backchannel, using the NRA as a “conduit.”

Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican operative, made the claim during a private communication released in Butina’s plea deal. In the email, Erickson wrote in December 2016 that he helped to set up a “very private line of communication” between Russia and the Trump campaign. And he used the NRA to do it.

Butina, a Russian gun rights activist, was charged with working as a foreign agent earlier this year. She agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators this week. During her plea deal, she admitted to investigators that she and “US Person 1” “agreed and conspired, with a Russian government official to act in the United States under the direction of [a] Russian Official without prior notification to the Attorney General.”

ABC News reports that Erickson is “US Person 1” and the Russian official matches the description of Russian banker and Putin ally Alexander Torshin.

Federal prosecutors notified Erickson that he is now a target in the ongoing Russia investigation. In her plea agreement, Butina also admitted she helped Erickson draft a proposal they called “Description of the Diplomacy Project.” Together, they “laid the groundwork for an unofficial channel of communication with the next U.S. administration.”

Prosecutors have said that Erickson “worked with Butina to arrange introductions to U.S. persons having influence in American politics.” Those people included the NRA and the organizers of the National Prayer Breakfast.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1219 on: December 12, 2018, 02:07:11 pm »
Oh, and:

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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1220 on: December 12, 2018, 03:25:47 pm »
Cohen just sentenced to 3 years.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1221 on: December 12, 2018, 03:35:08 pm »
Parent company of National Enquirer struck deal with prosecutors in September to cooperate on hush money investigation:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/nyregion/trump-american-media-michael-cohen.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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Federal prosecutors took a major step on Wednesday in their investigation of hush-money payments made to two women who said they had affairs with Donald J. Trump, announcing that The National Enquirer’s parent company was cooperating.

The company, American Media Inc., the country’s biggest tabloid publisher, played an important role in a scheme to keep the women silent in the months before the 2016 election so that Mr. Trump’s chances would not be damaged, federal prosecutors said.

Under the agreement, which was dated in September but had been kept private, federal prosecutors in Manhattan agreed not to charge A.M.I. in return for the company’s cooperation.

The agreement came after David J. Pecker, A.M.I.’s chief executive, provided key testimony to prosecutors as they investigated the president’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen. Mr. Cohen received a three-year prison sentence on Wednesday in part for his involvement in the payments, which prosecutors said amounted to campaign finance violations.

According to prosecutors, A.M.I. admitted that its $150,000 payment in August 2016 to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who said she’d had a 10-month affair with Mr. Trump, had been made in coordination with the Trump campaign and was intended to suppress allegations about the candidate.

Mr. Cohen initially denied having any connection to the A.M.I. payment, though The New York Times reported in February that he had been in contact with Ms. McDougal’s lawyer as it was being negotiated.

From the onset of A.M.I.’s deal with Ms. McDougal, Mr. Cohen had promised to reimburse the company for the payment.

In late summer 2016, Mr. Cohen contacted Mr. Pecker about fulfilling that promise, prosecutors said in their filing on Wednesday.

Mr. Pecker agreed to sell the rights to Ms. McDougal’s story to Mr. Cohen for $125,000. To carry out the deal, Mr. Cohen incorporated a shell company called Resolution Consultants L.L.C.

Mr. Pecker also directed a consultant to complete the transaction through “a company unaffiliated” with A.M.I., prosecutors said, a technique that presumably helped mask the transaction.

In another sign that A.M.I. may have sought to hide the deal, the consultant provided Mr. Cohen with an invoice that “falsely stated” the purpose of the transaction, according to prosecutors.

The invoice attributed the $125,000 payment to an “agreed upon flat fee for advisory services,” when in fact it was to ensure Ms. McDougal’s silence at a pivotal moment in the campaign.

A.M.I. was also involved in the early stages of Mr. Cohen’s dealing with a second woman, the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. The company did not pay Ms. Daniels but notified Mr. Cohen that she was trying to sell her story.

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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1222 on: December 13, 2018, 10:37:39 am »
Someone nearly got finger cramps this morning.

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I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called “advice of counsel,” and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly......

....stated that I did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply, because this was not campaign finance. Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was not...

....guilty even on a civil basis. Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook. As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!

They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated - the FBI said he didn’t lie and they overrode the FBI. They want to scare everybody into making up stories that are not true by catching them in the smallest of misstatements. Sad!......

WITCH HUNT!
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1223 on: December 13, 2018, 10:38:36 am »
Also, how do you plead guilty to "charges which were not criminal"?  :hmm:
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1224 on: December 13, 2018, 12:43:34 pm »
Also, how do you plead guilty to "charges which were not criminal"?  :hmm:

Well, "they" can do whatever "they" want because "they" have the power to hunt witches.
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1225 on: December 13, 2018, 12:46:03 pm »
Also, how do you plead guilty to "charges which were not criminal"?  :hmm:

Well, "they" can do whatever "they" want because "they" have the power to hunt witches.

Well yeah. "They" must protect the Empire from the corruption of chaos.

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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1226 on: December 13, 2018, 02:58:22 pm »
Also, how do you plead guilty to "charges which were not criminal"?  :hmm:

Well, "they" can do whatever "they" want because "they" have the power to hunt witches.

Does that make Mueller the Witchfinder General?
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1227 on: December 13, 2018, 04:45:50 pm »
What's up with referring to "the president" and then later referring to "me"?  Someone writing pieces of the tweets for him and he can't figure out how to keep them all in the same third person/first person narrative when blended with his own ramblings?  Psychotic break where he cannot decide on how to describe himself?
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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1228 on: December 14, 2018, 01:36:16 am »
What's up with referring to "the president" and then later referring to "me"?  Someone writing pieces of the tweets for him and he can't figure out how to keep them all in the same third person/first person narrative when blended with his own ramblings?  Psychotic break where he cannot decide on how to describe himself?

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Re: The federal indictment/fake news MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1229 on: December 14, 2018, 10:00:42 am »
What's up with referring to "the president" and then later referring to "me"?  Someone writing pieces of the tweets for him and he can't figure out how to keep them all in the same third person/first person narrative when blended with his own ramblings?  Psychotic break where he cannot decide on how to describe himself?

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