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Mueller Was Authorized to Investigate Paul Manafort’s Work for Ukraine

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posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:01 AM
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WASHINGTON—Special Counsel Robert Mueller was authorized in a secret memo to investigate former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s work for the Ukrainian government, in addition to alleged collusion with Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 elections, according to court filings.

The classified August memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was disclosed in a court filing by Mr. Mueller’s prosecutors. It seeks to counter arguments by Mr. Manafort’s lawyers that his indictment should be thrown out because Mr. Mueller was authorized to investigate only matters strictly arising from the main subject of the probe: Russian interference in the election and links between the Kremlin and Mr. Trump’s campaign.


The Wall Street Journal [Emphasis mine. --DJW001]

And that settles that. Manafort has no defense left. It is safe to assume that Rosenstein's tenure at the FBI will be ending soon.
edit on 3-4-2018 by DJW001 because: Edit to add emphasis. --DJW001

edit on 3-4-2018 by DJW001 because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:09 AM
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Secret memos and procedings....


....it makes me uneasy.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:09 AM
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Pfft, what a novel.

Why aren't people going to jail yet?



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

sure, Manafort may be a scumbag, but just like all the other plants, leakers, spies etc...like Mueller himself....none of this bears witness to a Trump impeachable offense.

What half the country and one party do not get, is that the very practical and more or less non materialistic fly over state folks were finally fed up enough with all of the lying, cheating and stealing going on in governance in this country...that any person that was honestly willing to speak up for their values...would get their vote.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:14 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Secret memos and procedings....


....it makes me uneasy.


Me too... but we are talking about espionage on an unprecedented scale. Rosenstein's boss had to recuse himself from the investigation. The investigation may lead to the highest levels. It needs to be discrete.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket


sure, Manafort may be a scumbag, but just like all the other plants, leakers, spies etc...like Mueller himself....none of this bears witness to a Trump impeachable offense.


Who mentioned Trump? Getting nervous?



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

I know. I recall who Manafort was working for when these alleged dealings were happening.

But she didnt win....why the need for secrecy?



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou


Why aren't people going to jail yet?


Because unlike your country, in the United States you are entitled to a fair trial before you can be imprisoned. Manafort id already under house arrest, as he is a clear flight risk.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan


I know. I recall who Manafort was working for when these alleged dealings were happening.

But she didnt win....why the need for secrecy?


Manafort was working for Viktor Yanukovych, a Russian puppet. He did win, but had to flee when his pro-Russia policies proved unpopular.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

So without disclosing the memo the filing by manafort had standing?
Your source is behind a pay wall , has the judge ruled yet?



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

Take it easy, buddy. I haven't mentioned any names. Just stating that someone should've been arrested by now.

But yea, people using their power positions to investigate opposition, accessing private servers to gather information, forging and destroying evidences... Seems like the judicial system in your country is working very fine.

You must be so proud.




posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: DJW001

So without disclosing the memo the filing by manafort had standing?
Your source is behind a pay wall , has the judge ruled yet?


No; this news broke this morning. It is clearly targeted at Manafort and his legal team. They are trying to force him to "turn."



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

lol nobody needs to with your thinly veiled ops...its obvious you connect Manaforts guilt to the sitting Prez, otherwise...who the hell cares if Manafort got caught being the crook we all know him as.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: vinifalou


Take it easy, buddy. I haven't mentioned any names. Just stating that someone should've been arrested by now.


Paul Manafort is under house arrest.


But yea, people using their power positions to investigate opposition, accessing private servers to gather information, forging and destroying evidences... Seems like the judicial system in your country is working very fine.


In fact it is. The investigation is turning up who has been abusing the system. That is why so much of it is done in secrecy. The guilty will be brought to justice.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: DJW001

lol nobody needs to with your thinly veiled ops...its obvious you connect Manaforts guilt to the sitting Prez, otherwise...who the hell cares if Manafort got caught being the crook we all know him as.


If we all know he is a crook, why did Trump put him in charge of his campaign?
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posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

Is it legal to expand a special counsels jurisdiction via a memo?



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

because Trump as an outsider was extremely ignorant of the machinations of DC, otherwise the dozen or so people that have been fired or resigned would of never been there.

Rosenstein, the entire Mueller team is stacked to depose a sitting president, elected by people who are sick and tired of the DC organized crime family selling our country off to the "big table".

You know this, we all do.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: DJW001

Is it legal to expand a special counsels jurisdiction via a memo?


That is how you authorize an investigation. The secrecy is disconcerting, but there are potentially guilty parties within the Justice Department itself. Most of the memo has been redacted, suggesting there will be more surprises in future.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:48 AM
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www.cnn.com...



Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was "colluding with Russian government officials" to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, prosecutors in the Russia probe revealed late Monday night.

The fact that Rosenstein himself wrote this "secret" memo is interesting.
This is also interesting...



The special counsel's office was able to investigate two avenues of alleged crimes Manafort committed -- working with Russians to influence the election in violation of US law, and for crimes that arose from payments Manafort received from former Ukrainian politicians. The Ukrainian connections and payments form the basis of the federal criminal charges Manafort currently faces.
The investigation into Manafort's alleged collusion with Russians has not resulted in publicly known charges.

The investigation into collusion has not resulted in charges.
I am interested to see the judges ruling on this.



posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket


because Trump as an outsider was extremely ignorant of the machinations of DC, otherwise the dozen or so people that have been fired or resigned would of never been there.


It has nothing to do with DC, and everything to do with Trump's vaunted ability to pick "the right people."


Rosenstein, the entire Mueller team is stacked to depose a sitting president, elected by people who are sick and tired of the DC organized crime family selling our country off to the "big table".


Donald Trump appointed lobbyists to run the agencies that regulate the industries that they lobby for. But that is not the topic of this thread. Mueller is using the techniques he would use investigating a crime syndicate. Right now he is pressuring a lieutenant to cop a plea.




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