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Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe

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Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe (from @AP) https://apnews.com/4469104d83a543cf8fbc82610071bbc4

Is this really the heart of the probe? It doesn’t seem like much other than Manifort’s stupidity. Trump hired a crook, so bad on him, I suppose.
 

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Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe (from @AP) https://apnews.com/4469104d83a543cf8fbc82610071bbc4

Is this really the heart of the probe? It doesn’t seem like much other than Manifort’s stupidity. Trump hired a crook, so bad on him, I suppose.

Could be the heart
Thing is Gates has been an utter gold mine for Mueller- from the campaign to the Inauguration Committee

Then we have those lawyers Mantafort hired. More charges coming there.
 

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I honestly don't believe there is any substance to the Russian electioneering and that's what will finally be proven. Dems don't want to find that, but they'd be well advised to swallow the turd and get back to governing.
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I honestly don't believe there is any substance to the Russian electioneering and that's what will finally be proven. Dems don't want to find that, but they'd be well advised to swallow the turd and get back to governing.
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Do you think the investigation is partisan, and not about rule of law?
 

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Could be the heart
Thing is Gates has been an utter gold mine for Mueller- from the campaign to the Inauguration Committee

Then we have those lawyers Mantafort hired. More charges coming there.


What’s going on with Manafort’s lawyers?
 

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Do you think the investigation is partisan, and not about rule of law?

I don't think Mueller is partisan. The indictments are all financial crimes, perjury, etc.
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I don't think Mueller is partisan. The indictments are all financial crimes, perjury, etc.
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All of which were uncovered investigating their connections to the Russian government. Which means all were susceptible to blackmail, coercion, or manipulation by foreign intelligence agencies. And, regardless of whether they actually were used by Russian intel agencies, we can’t have people like that in positions of power.

Remember, the mandate was to investigate connections to the Russian government (illegal connections is not specified) and any crimes that were uncovered.

This whole thing started as a counter-intelligence investigation (which usually cannot prosecute crimes) and that’s a different beast than a criminal investigation.
 
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