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Three Trump Campaign Aides Indicted

Postby toucana on October 30th, 2017, 5:28 pm 

Three of Trump’s 2016 campaign aides have been indicted by Special counsel Robert Mueller according to documents unsealed earlier today.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/30/politics/paul-manafort-russia-investigation-surrender/index.html

Paul Manafort 68 who was the campaign chairman for six months in 2016 has been indicted on twelve counts including seven counts of wire-fraud, tax evasion and money laundering, as well as violations of FARA (foreign agents registration act) and charges of conspiracy against the USA and conspiracy to defraud.

Many of these offences which involve up to $75 million of hidden assets relate to lobbying work done by Manafort between 2006 and 2016 on behalf of Viktor Yanukovych, the Russian controlled puppet ruler of Ukraine.

Rick Gates 45 who is a protoge of Paul Manafort and was his assistant in the 2016 campaign faces another seven charges of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. While much lesser known than his mentor Manafort, the indictment of Rick Gates is likely to prove particularly embarrassing to the GOP because he was also appointed as the designated liaison link between campaign Trump and the RNC shortly after the annual party conference in April 2016.

The third person indicted is George Papadopolous who was described as a senior foreign policy advisor during Trump’s 2016 campaign. According to information released today by the SC, Mr. Papadopolous has already pleaded guilty to giving misleading answers when interrogated by FBI agents in January and has been cooperating with the inquiry since being arrested in July. He had been involved in covert links with highly placed members of the Russian political establishment in trying to obtain defamatory information about presidential rival Hillary Clinton, and had also been lobbying hard to set up meetings betweeen Trump and Putin according to emails released by the White House earlier this year.

Reporters who have been studying the indictment documents released today have noticed some interesting details. Steve Reilly of USA Today has noted that there are four other numbered indictments in sequence between those of Papadopolous and Manafort whose contents still remain sealed.
https://twitter.com/bystevereilly/status/925063641870856192

Another writer Kierán Suckling has pointed out that indictment 1-17-cr-00201 which covers Paul Manafort and Rick Gates is flagged as a ‘B’ document, implying that an ‘A’ indictment exists which is still sealed. Some people are speculating that this refers to a sealed indictment against Donald Trump himself.
https://twitter.com/kieransuckling/status/925030925716545536

The indictments unsealed today all relate to Grand jury proceedings that were taking place within the District Court of Washington DC. A separate Grand jury was in session in Eastern District of Virginia which has yet to unseal indictments, and is believed to be dealing with the case of former NSA Michael Flynn.
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Re: Three Trump Campaign Aides Indicted

Postby Braininvat on October 30th, 2017, 7:20 pm 

I look forward to the entertainment value of watching the Rightwing origami masters trying to fold all this served paper into innocuous shapes like cranes and giraffes.

For a quick summary of what's coming.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jixdTHhayvw
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Re: Three Trump Campaign Aides Indicted

Postby toucana on October 30th, 2017, 7:45 pm 

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This was the top story earlier today according to Fox News, when every other channel was covering the indictments.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/twitter-thinks-fox-news-ignored-paul-manafort-coverage-the-tweets-are-ruthless-3068027
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Re: Three Trump Campaign Aides Indicted

Postby zetreque on October 31st, 2017, 12:37 am 

Russian content on Facebook, Google and Twitter reached far more users than first disclosed, testimony says
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-facebook-russia-posts-20171030-story.html

I tried to find if I posted a long time ago how I noticed this but couldn't find it. Youtube seemed particularly bad during the election IMO. Where some of these low viewed pro chump videos got all the thumbs up was weird.
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