Manafort Trial Goes to Jury
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2918) 2 months ago
While the jury is still out, this article sums things up:

"The Government's Revealing Case Against Paul Manafort: The trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman offered a striking microcosm of the questions at the heart of the Russia probe" by Natasha Bertrand, theatlantic.com, August 16, 2018

https://www.theatlantic.c...rt/567661/
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-214) 2 months ago
Manafort’s lawyers have argued throughout the trial that Gates, who testified against Manafort last week, is the one with the credibility problem. “To the very end, he lied to you,” Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, told jurors in his closing statement on Wednesday. The 46-year-old protégé was the real mastermind behind the alleged financial crimes, Downing alleged, as he stole from “the cookie jar” and embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort’s firm.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-214) 2 months ago
Mueller's team was rebuked repeatedly by Ellis during the trial. The 78-year-old judge has openly criticized the Mueller team for prosecuting Manafort only to build a case against President Trump in the Russia probe, and often pointed out holes in the prosecutors' case in front of jurors. At one point, Ellis appeared to tell one prosecutor that he was crying and had "tears" in his eyes after Ellis criticized the government's case, which the prosecutor denied.

It's the democratic play book..make up a story and stick to it, until the lie becomes true with lots of help from the fake news.
So. ...MCD is just doing her part of FAKE NEWS on her chosen fake facts as usual.
GET A REAL LIFE MCD.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+12006) 2 months ago
Michael Cohen flips on Trump, enters guilty plea.

Is that also fake news, Snowy?

Oh, wait...I read it here so it must be true:

http://www.foxnews.com/po...utors.html

Even Fox News acknowledges Cohen as Trump's fixer and lawyer.
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Posted by David Schott (+12604) 2 months ago
- "Cohen says he arranged payments at the direction of 'candidate for federal office' to influence election."

- Manafort apparently guilty on 8 counts.

Bad day for Trump.

But is anyone really surprised by this news?
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2918) 2 months ago
Snowy: Unlike Trump, Manafort and Cohen, I do have a real life and it does not involve criminal behavior. The conviction of Paul Manafort, and the plea deal of Michael Cohen is not fake news; and, the Mueller investigation is not a witch hunt. The next and upcoming trial of Paul Manafort in September should be even more revealing -- it involves the money laundering charges. Stay tuned.

Wake Up, America!
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2918) 2 months ago
"Five of the guilty verdicts were for filing false tax documents; the other three involved bank fraud and foreign bank account registration."

"Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Guilty of 8 Charges in Fraud Trial" by Sharon LaFraniere, New York Times, August 21, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2...rdict.html
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-214) one month ago
An indictment, however, has grown increasingly unlikely. The office of the special counsel has told the president’s lawyers that it plans to abide by the Justice Department’s view that sitting presidents cannot be indicted no matter what the evidence shows.

If Mr. Mueller finds wrongdoing, he has a variety of options short of indictment, including writing a lengthy report. Congress could then use the findings and begin impeachment proceedings if it sees fit.

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Separately, Mr. Trump could be indicted after he leaves office.

How would impeachment work?
The Constitution says that a president can be removed for “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” which members of Congress can essentially define themselves.

The process would begin with House Judiciary Committee hearings, followed by a panel vote to move articles of impeachment to the House floor. How this would be handled would almost certainly depend on whether Democrats or Republicans control Congress in January, after November’s midterm elections.

Sharon LaFraniere contributed reporting.

Keep your fingers crossed MCD, DEPENDING ON THE NEXT ELECTION. Impeaching Trump is highly unlikely unless the DUMBOCRASTS pull off a major fake election....voting two or three times each. Stranger things have happened.
Most real republicans stiil hold Trump as a better election choice than loud mouth Hillary. But hey,,, Burney Sanders still thinks he has a shot...hahaha...NEVER FORGET PENCE HAS PROMICE.
THE DON SENIOR MAY JUST GET HIS SECOND TERM. AND OH YES,,,WE'LL SEE MCD ON A ROLL FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS...OH GOODY...NOT.

GET A LIFE AND TUNE OUT...A TRUE JOURNALIST YOUR NOT!!!
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2918) one month ago
It's okay, Snowy! Just click your heels together three times and say, "There's no place like the Kremlin. There's no place like the Kremlin."
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