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In all public filings and proceedings, federal prosecutors should remain sensitive to the privacy and reputation interests of uncharged third-parties. In the context of public plea and sentencing proceedings, this means that, in the absence of some significant justification, it is not appropriate to identify (either by name or unnecessarily-specific description), or cause a defendant to identify, a third-party wrongdoer unless that party has been officially charged with the misconduct at issue.
In other less predictable contexts, federal prosecutors should strive to avoid unnecessary public references to wrongdoing by uncharged third-parties. With respect to bills of particulars that identify unindicted co-conspirators, prosecutors generally should seek leave to file such documents under seal.
As a series of cases makes clear, there is ordinarily "no legitimate governmental interest served" by the government's public allegation of wrongdoing by an uncharged party, and this is true "[r]egardless of what criminal charges may . . . b[e] contemplated by the Assistant United States Attorney against the [third-party] for the future."
And these words from the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Jerry Nadler..
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Gothmog
Perhaps it is simply because he is "hangry"?
originally posted by: shooterbrody
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: shooterbrody
your opinion is that they lied
No, the facts, that we do know, indicate they lied.
what you get from the magic picture box are not necessarily facts
· Trump had been trying to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, and his attorney, Michael Cohen, had lied to Congress about this.
Campaign chairman Paul Manafort had shared campaign polling data with a business associate linked to Russian intelligence.
Trump friend Roger Stone was in contact with WikiLeaks, which was used by Russian intelligence to release stolen Democratic Party emails. Mueller’s prosecutors wrote that “a senior Trump Campaign official was directed to contact STONE about any additional release and what other damaging information Organization 1 [WikiLeaks] had regarding the Clinton Campaign.”
How is this not collusion? And, by the way, who directed these contacts with WikiLeaks? We still don’t know.
Trump has gotten a big and unexpected political boost from the end of the Mueller investigation. What he did not get was a clean bill of ethical health. Trump may not have “conspired” or “coordinated” with the Russian government, but he definitely welcomed its interference in the U.S. election (“I love WikiLeaks,”), lied to cover up the attack (“It could be Russia. … It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds”), and did his utmost to stymie investigations of Russia’s actions. Trump infamously preferred the false denials of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the accurate assessment of the U.S. intelligence community.
Trump and company
lied during the campaign about their dealing in Russia regarding the plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
That's a fact. They lied to the FBI, Congress and the American people. That's a fact.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: jhn7537
A leak came out today from the doj showing that Bob Mueller finished his Trump Russia collusion probe six months ago. But it was held back so Democrats could use the trump-russia thing to help them win elections in 2018.
That was collusion and obstruction all rolled into one!