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(Matt Kiser) #221

Background:


#222

Judge Berman Jackson sentences Manafort to 3 years concurrently with his other sentence, and an additional 43 months on top of that. Approximately 7.5 total years including the 4 years that he was sentenced to in VA.

ABJ - did take every bit of Manafort’s claims - he had gout, he was in solitary, he did not commit collusion…and straightened out the truth.

Gout - He never showed the ABJ any medical records on the gout.

Solitary -His solitary confinement included phones, internet and was an easy spot for Manafort to hang out, rather than be deprived.

No Collusion - She wanted to make sure Manafort’s lawyers could not spin this verdict to say there was ‘no collusion’ by saying the collusion question was not on trial here, and therefore does not mean it does not exist.

Manafort ordered to serve an additional 43 months in prison

Judge Amy Berman Jackson has ordered Paul Manafort to serve an additional 43 months in prison, on top of his sentence he received last week from the court in Virginia.


#223

Oh shit!


(Matt Kiser) #224

Here’s (slightly) more:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/13/paul-manafort-indicted-by-ny-prosecutors-after-federal-sentencing.html


#225

The NYT


(Matt Kiser) #226

Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been charged in New York with mortgage fraud and more than a dozen other state felonies, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., said Wednesday, an effort to ensure he will still face prison time if Mr. Trump pardons him for his federal crimes.

News of the indictment came shortly after Mr. Manafort was sentenced to his second federal prison term in two weeks; he now faces a combined sentence of more than seven years for tax and bank fraud and conspiracy in two related cases brought by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

The president has broad power to issue pardons for federal crimes, but has no such authority in state cases.


#227

Manafort would go to Rikers island pre-trial? Lol

Fresh Manafort Indictment docs here :point_down:

16 counts!


(Matt Kiser) #228

Added some of these updates to Day 783.


#229

Things are winding down…Andrew Weissmann - lead prosecutor for Mueller is leaving.

He was the one that T hoped he would not be prosecuting him directly, since he’s a very sharp, aggressive prosecutor.

More to come…


#230

The House vote this am showed a commitment to getting the Mueller Report to the public, however it is non-binding. More momentum though towards this makes it clear, they want the Mueller Report revealed.

WASHINGTON — House Republicans joined Democrats on Thursday to overwhelmingly demand the Department of Justice release to Congress and the public the full findings of the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the possible involvement of President Trump’s campaign.

Though the resolution is nonbinding and cannot force the Justice Department to take a particular action, Democrats who put it on the House floor are trying to build public pressure on Attorney General William P. Barr in advance of the investigation’s anticipated conclusion to share what Robert S. Mueller III produces. Far from standing in the way, Republicans joined Democrats en masse. On the 420-0 vote, four Republicans voted present.


#231

Roger Stone will go on trial starting Nov. 5 in Washington, the federal judge presiding over the high-profile case said Thursday.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson set out a calendar for a two-week trial that will pit the longtime Trump associate against special counsel Robert Mueller on charges Stone lied to Congress and obstructed lawmakers’ Russia investigations.


#232

There WILL be a Mueller Report book - in fact two. Here are some links and information…links to my bookstore Diesel, in Los Angeles. But look who’s on top of it…like the Starr Report, etc.

Two editions will be available soon!

The Mueller Report w/intro by Alan Dershowitz
or
The Mueller Report by The Washington Post

Pre-order by March 25th!

*These editions will be available as soon as possible after they are released to the general public by the Department of Justice. Pre-order your copy today!

Not sure which edition to get? Here’s the low-down on each:

The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel Into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion
Introduction by Alan Dershowitz $12.99

Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election of Donald Trump–including links between the campaign and Russian interests, obstruction of justice by President Trump, and any other matters that may arise in the course of the investigation–has been the focal point of American politics since its inception in May 2017.

President Trump and his supporters affirm that the investigation is a “witch hunt” and the product of a plot by the political establishment–the “deep state”–to delegitimize his presidency. Democrats in the US House of Representatives hope to use the report to begin impeachment proceedings, with the support of those critical of the president. Media tracks Mueller’s every move, and the investigation has been subject to constant speculation by political pundits everywhere. It has resulted in the indictments of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and many others.

Now, the wait is over. Mueller, a lifelong Republican, has concluded his investigation and submitted its findings to Attorney General William Barr. The Mueller investigation will join Watergate, and the Mueller Report will join the 9/11 Commission Report, the Warren Report, and the Starr Report, as one of the most important in history.

The Mueller Report is required reading for everyone with interest in American politics, for every 2016 and 2020 voter, and every American. It’s now available here as an affordable paperback, featuring an introduction from the eminent civil libertarian, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, who provides a constitutional, civil law-based commentary sorely needed in today’s media landscape.

The Mueller Report
by The Washington Post $15.00

Read the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning.

This edition from The Washington Post /Scribner contains:
–The long-awaited report
– An introduction by The Washington Post titled “A President, a Prosecutor, and the Protection of American Democracy”
– A timeline of the major events of the Special Counsel’s investigation from May 2017, when Robert Mueller was appointed, to the present day
– A guide to individuals involved, including in the Special Counsel’s Office, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Trump Campaign, the White House, the Trump legal defense team, and the Russians
– Key documents in the Special Counsel’s investigation, including filings pertaining to General Michael T. Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and the Russian internet operation in St. Petersburg. Each document is introduced and explained by Washington Post reporters.

One of the most urgent and important investigations ever conducted, the Mueller inquiry focuses on Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, and Russian interference in the 2016 election, and draws on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and the work of some of the country’s most seasoned prosecutors.

The special counsel’s investigation looms as a turning point in American history. The Mueller Report is essential reading for all citizens concerned about the fate of the presidency and the future of our democracy.


#233

On Thursday, new evidence emerged that indicated that internet service providers owned by Mr. Gubarev appear to have been used to do just that: A report by a former F.B.I. cyberexpertunsealed in a federal court in Miami found evidence that suggests Russian agents used networks operated by Mr. Gubarev to start their hacking operation during the 2016 presidential campaign.

[Read the report here .]

His networks also appear to have been regularly used by cybercriminals and Russian agents to conduct other attacks, such as an assault on Ukraine’s power grid in 2015, the report found.

Yet the report stops short of directly linking Mr. Gubarev or his executives to the hacking, as asserted in the dossier. As Anthony Ferrante, the report’s lead author and a former F.B.I. agent, noted in a deposition: “I have no evidence of them actually sitting behind a keyboard.”

Mr. Gubarev has insisted that neither he nor his businesses knowingly took part in the Russian hacking. He backed up his denials by filing a defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed, the first news organization to publish the dossier, which became public in January 2017. The report unsealed Thursday was commissioned by BuzzFeed to fend off Mr. Gubarev’s suit, which was dismissed in December when the court found BuzzFeed’s decision to publish protected under the law.

Evan Fray-Witzer, a lawyer for Mr. Gubarev, said that hackers using a client’s servers was hardly unique for a web-hosting company, or any tech company. Mr. Gubarev should not be held responsible for the misuse of his network by others that he neither approved nor knew about, Mr. Fray-Witzer said.

“You could say the same thing about Google’s infrastructure and Amazon’s infrastructure — and no one is accusing them of hacking anyone just because hackers used their infrastructure,” he said.


What The Fuck Happened Over The Weekend?
#234

Isn’t he mixed up in that Epstein case with Alex Acosta?


#235

Yes, am watching Maddow explain this…and thanks for linking this breaking news. This Gubarev who tried to sue buzzfeed AND was listed in the Steele dossier was what the Steele dossier thought - a participant in some kind of hacking.

We are so freakin’ close to unveiling the hacking to our systems was a targetted and systematic scheme to upend the votes for The Donald.

I know we are close…how could we not be.?

:exploding_head:


#236

YES he is…as fate would have it, he is a ‘player’ it seems.

Dershowitz had called for the evidence in the renewed Epstein case be limited to just the jury and not the press. An obvious CYA move.


#237

Re: Press access may be curbed at hearing on Epstein sex abuse | Miami Herald

Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard, constitutional law expert and criminal defense attorney, represented Epstein, who in 2008 received what many consider an unusually light sentence for sexually abusing dozens of girls at his Palm Beach mansion. Two women — one of whom was underage — have said Epstein and his partner, British socialite and environmentalist Ghislaine Maxwell, directed them to have sex with Dershowitz, 80, and other wealthy, powerful men. Dershowitz and Maxwell have denied the claims.

WOW! I just thought I heard the name before…
Why is every rabbit hole absolutely terrifying?


#238

Oooo, I’ll have to watch tonight. I had to read that piece three times to understand why he can’t be held accountable.


#239

She had a LOT to say…
I had to watch her 2x to get to the gist of it as well…she lays out the case that quite a few Steele Dossier reveals/assertions are actually very true.

She goes onto how the R’s only defense these days is to dismiss the Steele report, along with Strzok, Page, and FBI guy Bruce Orr, who’s wife worked w/ Glenn Simpson (who linked us to Christopher Steele) and that they have had their testimony (Stzok, Page and Orr’s) released for public review. The gist of it is the R’s are terrified about the Steele Dossier and want to dismiss it out of hand.

All of it is TERRIFYING. I do hope that rule of law plays a big role in this…call it what it was. The R’s with the assistance of T, his campaign people and others helped the Russians navigate our internal intel systems, emails etc. to sway the election towards T.


#240

Some interesting reporting by Natasha Bertrand, The Atlantic who is piecing together who might have been in Prague which is where Steele says Michael Cohen went to work with (pay) the hackers.

This Czech article says there were some FSB (Russian intelligence) IT group in Prague which did in fact do some hacking.

Seems like she’s onto something…she’s a tenacious reporter, and will follow it.

Because Cohen’s phone signal was found in Prague, or near Prague according to McClatchy, it could be one of Cohen’s burner phones that was given to someone else. Someone says (on this twitter link) that Junior does speak Czech, so it could be him. Cohen has denied he was in Prague.

TBD.

From the Inquistir

(Overall we rate Inquisitr, Left-Center biased due to story selection that moderately favors the left and factually Mixed due to the use of questionable sources and a few failed fact checks. (10/16/2016) =from mediabiascheck)
Here’s another review of the Czech reporter

But new revelations revealed on Sunday, while not directly involving Cohen, show that there were, in fact, Russian computer hackers based in Prague — and had been for “several years,” according to Czech investigative journalist Ondrej Kundra, writing on his Twitter account.

Kundra reported that the Russian FSB — the security service that is the successor to the Soviet Union’s infamous KGB — “launched two undercover private firms in Prague, posing as regular IT companies. In reality, they served as hacking entities.”

The journalist added that it was not until 2018 that Czech counter-intelligence broke up the Russian intelligence hacking operation.

Prague as it appears at night.

The historic city of Prague, as it appears at night. Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Kundra published his revelations in the Czech magazine, Respekt Weekly . In the article, he quoted Russian-born former Czech government official Alexei Keli, saying that he was “not surprised” to learn that Russians were running intelligence operations based in Prague, adding that a number of Russians had settled in Prague and obtained Czech citizenship — and some of those citizens were among the Russian spies in the hacking operation.

Journalist Scott Stedman, author of the upcoming book on the Trump-Russia investigation, Real News , noted on his Twitter account that Steele in the dossier had “implied” that Prague was a “hub” for Russian hackers. “Well… He was right,’ Stedman wrote.