Keaton_James - your quote - “The story about how the GOP platform was revised with language favorable to Russia originally hit the news shortly after the convention – now it’s cropped up again and is under Mueller’s microscope. Why now? The answer may lie with Konstantin Kilimnik”
(now not sure how to lift a quote and plant it into the response)
Yes, the connection back to Kilimnik and changing the GOP platform on Ukraine is a red flag, and an incredibly harmful piece of news regarding K’s ties to Russian Intelligence, with all the Trump players all a part of this.
Getting to what Mueller is doing on his various targets is what we all are interested in. We got that lead from the recent filing on van der Zwaag, and his misrepresention of the truth.
Those who are giving up the most information - Gates, Flynn, Pappadopoulos
and potentially Sessions too. Sessions may be filling in Mueller as to what’s what. Some have said that the picture of Sessions, Rosenstein and the other guy eating dinner was a signal that all are on the same page - they will lead justice towards the true answers.
This WAPO article reviews the contexts for the Russian meetings, ie Sessions with Russian Ambassador Kislyak and rounds up what we know about Manafort, Flynn and the others, as of Nov 2017.
“You know you can talk all you want about Russia, which is all a you know, fake news fabricated deal to try and make up for the loss of the Democrats.”
— President Trump, in a news conference, Feb. 2, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.): “You don’t believe that surrogates from the Trump campaign had communications with the Russians?”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “I did not — and I’m not aware of anyone else that did. I don’t believe that it happened.”
–exchange in congressional testimony, Oct. 18, 2017
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III filed the first charges in his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Oct. 30. Mueller brought charges against three former Trump campaign officials — Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos. Manafort and Gates have both pleaded not guilty. Papadopoulos accepted a plea bargain, which detailed extensive contact between himself and various individuals claiming they had connections to the Kremlin.
Despite denials from the campaign and the White House, it is now clear that members of the Trump campaign interacted with Russians at least 32 times throughout the campaign. (There are at least 20 known meetings.) Knowledge of these communications went to the highest levels of Donald Trump’s operation — both Corey Lewandowski and Paul Manafort, two of the campaign’s three managers, were aware of it.
Since the information about members of the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians has come out in dribs and drabs, as a public service, we compiled a comprehensive timeline of what we now know from media reports and court documents detailing which members of the campaign met with Russians during the campaign as well as internal discussions about those meetings. We will update this timeline as necessary."
Check and review what we’ve known to date…and see how the investigation is really getting RED HOT.