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Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:25 PM

 

Trump legal team scrambles to prepare for new stage of Russia probe

Source: Politico

President Donald Trumpís White House and personal lawyers scrambled Saturday to learn where the knife might fall in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, triggering a guessing game among aides after days of trying to turn attention away from allegations of collusion with Russia during the election.

Attorneys involved in the case said their cellphones have been ringing nonstop as they connected with each other, and with reporters, trying to gather more concrete details after a CNN report Friday night that a federal grand jury had approved the first charges in the Russia investigation.

While the report did not cite names, attorneys close to the case said they were discussing whether the indictment was for two known Mueller targets: former campaign chairman Paul Manafort or former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Several attorneys who said they were in touch with the Manafort and Flynn lawyers said they had not been notified of any matter related to an indictment ó which is customary in a white-collar criminal investigation ó leading them to believe it wasnít either of those two former high-ranking Trump aides. An attorney for Manafort did not respond to a request for comment. Michael Flynnís attorney, Robert Kelner, declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/28/trump-russia-probe-legal-244270

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Reply Trump legal team scrambles to prepare for new stage of Russia probe (Original post)
bathroommonkey76 Oct 2017 OP
PatSeg Oct 2017 #1
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #2
ananda Oct 2017 #3
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #5
BumRushDaShow Oct 2017 #6
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #9
Control-Z Oct 2017 #7
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #10
safeinOhio Oct 2017 #17
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #28
AZ8theist Oct 2017 #29
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #32
Demit Oct 2017 #12
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #22
FakeNoose Oct 2017 #15
bathroommonkey76 Oct 2017 #18
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #23
L. Coyote Oct 2017 #19
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #24
AZ8theist Oct 2017 #30
L. Coyote Oct 2017 #31
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #33
Pisces Oct 2017 #26
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #27
Grassy Knoll Oct 2017 #4
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #25
Achilleaze Oct 2017 #8
FakeNoose Oct 2017 #16
milestogo Oct 2017 #20
colbertforpresident Oct 2017 #11
riversedge Oct 2017 #13
louis-t Oct 2017 #14
cstanleytech Oct 2017 #21

Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:31 PM

1. I am looking forward to the day

when this investigation becomes a movie or preferably a HBO mini-series. What is going on behind the scene must be fascinating.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:31 PM

2. If it is not Manafort and not Flynn, who could it be? nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:34 PM

3. Kushner and the boys?

nt

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Response to ananda (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:43 PM

5. If it is Kushner and Donnie Jr, there is a God. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:49 PM

6. I may be wrong but I still think it would be Flynn and/or Manafort

since their attorneys declined comment. They seemed to be the low-hanging fruit.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:56 PM

9. I agree, they are the most likely candidates. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:51 PM

7. KUSHNER!!! I vote Kushner! eom

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:57 PM

10. That would be sublime. And a strong message to the Orange One. nt

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 03:42 PM

17. I'm good with that.

Or, anyone with the last name of trump.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:51 PM

28. What if it was Donnie Jr. ? Wow. Trump would faint. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #28)

Sun Oct 29, 2017, 03:16 AM

29. no he wouldn't

The Pumpkin Headed Imbecile only cares about himself. His whole family could be jailed and he wouldn't give a rats ass....

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 29, 2017, 10:00 AM

32. Yes of course. I meant he would faint because he is next.

I should have stated it more clearly. Because yes he could care less about anyone else but himself.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 02:10 PM

12. As the story goes on to say, it could be Flynn's son.

 

The story even gives the rationale for that.

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Response to Demit (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:37 PM

22. Yes, he has been a "person of interest." nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 03:39 PM

15. It's Manafort, and maybe Michael Cohen

Either one can put Trump behind bars. Either one will sing like a canary and tell what they know, but only one of them will get a deal.



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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 04:21 PM

18. Seth Abramson seems to think it could be

 

Flynn and possibly Kushner.

Manafort said earlier he hasn't heard anything about charges against him.





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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:38 PM

23. Kushner arrest means Trump is guilty too. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 04:39 PM

19. What if the only charges on Monday are against Trump? As in impeachable offenses.

If someone has been singing like a canary, or if all those warrants led to Trump on tape committing crimes, the game is going to be completely over by high noon for the orange Menace. He'll be resigning by sunset.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:39 PM

24. I think they are going to go after Trump more carefully.

Make him sweat for awhile.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 29, 2017, 03:25 AM

30. No he won't resign anytime soon

It's too soon. Even if they had CONCRETE EVIDENCE of Dotards guilt (in any of 50000000 felonies) the spineless jellyfish in the house
(yeah, we're looking at YOU, Lyin Ryan..) will not impeach. They are just as guilty in treason as Dotard. Just look at all the $$$$ invested in Ryan's super PACs and where that money came from.

The ENTIRE Repuke party is guilty of treason. So, therefore, they will not impeach The Imbecile. It would only shine a light on their conspiracy. They WILL NOT Stand for Country. They will only STAND FOR THEMSELVES.

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 29, 2017, 08:19 AM

31. Government and law enforcement works, one way or another. If they fail in Congress, new Congress.

They work with the facts and the rules. When confronted with the evidence, they have to respond. Get it wrong, they lose their jobs! Republicans serve their self interests first, which is why they are tolerating Trump and still doing their $1.5 TRILLION treasury heist. But, if it will cost them all they have stolen over the years and their jobs, watch them turn on Trump in self interest.

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 29, 2017, 10:05 AM

33. Absolutely.

Mueller has to build a strong case. That is why he is going to start indicting the smaller fish all around Trump.

And yes some members of congress are guilty too. So they are going to try to look the other way.

Also there is another reality. I believe that if cornered, Trump can become more dangerous than he already is.

The only way he will go quietly is if some sort of deal is cut. A face saving money type proposition.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:48 PM

26. Carter Page

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Response to Pisces (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:50 PM

27. It's a rogues gallery of names. And he is a sleazy one.

Actually they are all sleazy.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:37 PM

4. What A Wonderful Time For A Wire Tap

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:40 PM

25. Oh I'd love to be listening in to various conversations this weekend. nt

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:56 PM

8. I Vanka* (R) is practicing for a stylish, upscale perp walk



* Daughter of Comrade Casino, republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 03:41 PM

16. Since we're sharing, here's my favorite

Found on Twitter:



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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 04:58 PM

20. I'm looking forward to seeing her new line of prisonwear.



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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 02:06 PM

11. Trump Spokeswoman

claims that Podesta will be arrested.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 02:46 PM

13. scramble away. I read your fearless leader headed to Virginia earlier.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 02:56 PM

14. Can't wait for the next round of bullshit from the

ambulance chasers he hired. They'll get their picture in the paper a lot, but as I'm sure they are aware, they will never get paid.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:33 PM

21. My bet that it's not one of Trumps main people rather it's a small fish that they are hoping

to use as bait to land an even bigger fish and we are probably 6 months to a year away from the really large fish.

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