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Outside lawyers for Trump did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

It will be interesting to learn who's paying Trump's legal fees, which at this point must be huuuuuge. Taking a follow-the-money approach it could be much of the money comes from the hidden piles that have been laundered for Trump's 'foreign' financial and political backers, those who've paid cash to buy properties from him.

Trump's fellow Huckster Rudy G.'s adding to his personal fortune spinning alt and developing facts that only Trump's truest true believers believe. How many other shady lawyers are also getting cuts.

I guess it's good for the economy and especially niche markets like that for ostrich skin jackets.

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The clock keeps ticking...

It's going to be nice to watch them turn viciously upon each other and then watch them burn.

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Taking a follow-the-money approach it could be much of the money comes from the hidden piles that have been laundered for Trump's 'foreign' financial and political backers, those who've paid cash to buy properties from him.

Or the inauguration slush fund. Or a combination there of. Where did that money go? https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/1043804001

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Of course, they did. Are we surprised Sessions recused himself once the investigation got real.

Tax returns alone would do Dump in. Find the tax returns and the overseas accounts.

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All the President's Lackeys.

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Pro tips: a) Don't lie to the FBI. b) Get an attorney before you talk at all. c) Get a different attorney than your liar boss.

Papadopoulos deserves the strongest sentence for lying to the FBI and for the crimes he tried to cover up!

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With everyone cutting a deal or expecting a presidential pardon, it make you wonder if anyone will be held to account in the end.

A honey pot for lawyers?

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The clock keeps ticking...

Seven more years of ticks.

Enjoy the show.

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All the disgusting lies, cover-ups, and deceit are becoming clear, thanks to a respected Vietnam Vet, successful US Attorney and long term leader of the FBI. The scale of the collusion and criminal behavior of Trump and his cronies will shock almost everyone, maybe even a few in his cult. They'll have to build a new prison just to hold Trump and all his henchmen - I'd suggest they locate it in Orange New Jersey...

But for around 20% of the voters, Trump is "infallible", and their devotion to him is the same as that for Kim Jong Un or Shoko Asahara. Their minds have become infected with Putin's propaganda, and I'm not sure anything can change their views.

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@burningfritzx Seven more years of ticks.

It could be Trump's 'foreign' financial backers continue to 'clean' their money by paying cash for more of Trump's properties, which would give Trump's political campaign enough of a boost for him to buy lots of support in the next presidential election. And Trump is a master media manipulator and does have a solid base that will back him no matter what.

But that would assume Trump would leave the money to be used for his campaign and not spend it on himself like he did with his 'charity'.

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Whenever I read a comment here by someone who defends these sleazy people or makes excuses for them, I know exactly where their loyalties lie....and it's not with this country.

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"Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign."

Is this clown ever going to find anything connecting Trump or his campaign with Russian meddling/collusion?

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SerranoToday  10:19 am JST

"Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign."

Is this clown ever going to find anything connecting Trump or his campaign with Russian meddling/collusion?

You mean other than the witness statement reported in this very story?

We'll have to wait and see. Watergate took longer to investigate and had fewer people breaking the law involved.

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"The clock keeps ticking"

The clock's going to keep ticking all the way to noon, Jan. 20, 2025 for you, Madverts.

"U.S. Attorney General" Jeff Sessions"

Oh my...

Jeff Sessions needs to either resign immediately or put on his big boy pants and be a real attorney general.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpfEXEEE7dc

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@serrano I suggest you watch the link and learn something.

Alphabet/Google stockholders thank you for pushing youtube. No, I won't watch your videos. My clicks would only add to the money they send back to St. Petersburg.

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It’s enjoyable watching Trump’s people go to jail.

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@Pete   Your loss, and St. Petersburg doesn't benefit in any case.

@Super   The crimes Manafort was convicted of have nothing to do with Trump or his campaign. and didn't endanger national security like Hillary Clinton's far more serious crimes did.   She'll be prosecuted and jailed once Sessions and Mueller are out and we get people in these jobs who are concerned with putting America first.

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"The clock keeps ticking"

Six and a half more years to go, Madverts, hehe.

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I remember when Jared had to testify... like LAST YEAR or so, and the same posters were making doom and gloom predictions back then, in most cases with the same terminology.

Mueller's a dud, it's just entertainment at this point as he struggles to even nab absolute nobodys on obscure charges in bizarre countries like Ukraine.

Trump and has family are totally untouchable.

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Serrano: The crimes Manafort was convicted of have nothing to do with Trump

Everyone already knows that. I said that I enjoy seeing Trump’s people go to jail.

like Hillary Clinton

Who? Is she still being talked about? Alrighty then. Good luck!

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Burning BushSep. 2  08:27 am JST

The clock keeps ticking...

Seven more years of ticks.

Enjoy the show.

Only a little while longer until Mueller yanks the rope to bring down the curtain on Trump’s low rating, 3rd rate performance.

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@Burning Bush

Trump and has family are totally untouchable.

Just like Al Capone, until he wasn’t.

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katsu78Sep. 2  10:40 am JST

SerranoToday  10:19 am JST

"Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign."

Is this clown ever going to find anything connecting Trump or his campaign with Russian meddling/collusion?

You mean other than the witness statement reported in this very story?

We'll have to wait and see. Watergate took longer to investigate and had fewer people breaking the law involved.

Quite right katsu.

Mueller is going to “do Trump slowly” by subjecting him to a “death by a thousand cuts”.

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Is this clown ever going to find anything connecting Trump or his campaign with Russian meddling/collusion?

Yes, we know you think all Vietnam Vets are "clowns". As to Russians;

Flynn met with Russians...

Papadapolous met with Russians...

Jeff Sessions met with Russians...

Roger Stone met with Russian agents (Guccifer 2.0)

Manafort is in hock to Russian oligarchs...

Manafort and Gates worked for Russian-backed Ukrainians...

Don Jr, Kushner and Manafort met with Russians at Trump Tower...

Patten represented Russians…

Carter Page worked for Russians...

And Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals, 12 Russian intelligence officers, three Russian companies

The crimes Manafort was convicted of have nothing to do with Trump or his campaign.

See above…

and didn't endanger national security like Hillary Clinton's far more serious crimes did.  She'll be prosecuted and jailed once Sessions and Mueller are out and we get people in these jobs who are concerned with putting America first.

That would be putting Russia first…

Mueller's a dud, it's just entertainment at this point as he struggles to even nab absolute nobodys on obscure charges in bizarre countries like Ukraine.

Manafort, Flynn, Gates, Papadapolous, and many others, to include the Great ORL (Orange Ring Leader) will no doubt be entertained in Leavenworth...

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Would the Mueller probe even exist if Trump had lost the election?  Of course not.  That should be all anyone needs to understand what motivates this BS.

I respect Mueller's service as a Marine, but now he Mueller is just a stooge, he fills his team with Democrats to investigate Trump. What really bothers me is the FBI and DOJ have both been proven to be as corrupt as the Democratic Party.

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Would the Mueller probe even exist if Trump had lost the election? Of course not.

What are you basing this 'of course not' on?

Of course there would have been an investigation. It's ridiculous to think otherwise.

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OMG, Stranger, you really believe there would be an investigation if Hillary had won?  

Mueller’s “Russian collusion” probe is literally founded on a fraudulent dossier, which was paid for by the Clinton campaign, and compiled by “opposition research” firm Fusion GPS.  the politicized FBI and DOJ, working in direct cooperation (and collusion) with the Clinton campaign, was able to use this dossier to trick a top secret FISA court into obtaining warrants to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.   

Additionally, this same dossier, which is completely devoid of one shred of truth, has also been the basis of Robert Mueller’s investigation against the Trump administration – something which has clearly turned into a partisan attack on a sitting President.

This is how a Police State works. "Show me the man and I will find the crime."

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Mueller’s “Russian collusion” probe is literally founded on a fraudulent dossier, which was paid for by the Clinton campaign, and compiled by “opposition research” firm Fusion GPS. the politicized FBI and DOJ, working in direct cooperation (and collusion) with the Clinton campaign, was able to use this dossier to trick a top secret FISA court into obtaining warrants to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. 

@ Serrano

Steele Dossier contents inside are not exclusive to Christopher Steele. 

Proprietary ownership of the Steele Dossier content is Fusion GPS entities. 

Unknown (mostly like Fusion entities) FBI contractors entities used unlawful FBI FISA-702 searches for political oppo-research.

In April 2016 Mike Rogers, NSA Director at that time, shut it down.

Glen Simpson hired Nellie Ohr in May 2016

Bruce Ohr had database access working inside the DOJ-NSD

Nellie Ohr provided much of the research for the dossier content.

Most of Dossier contents was provided my Nellie Ohr who also applied for a HAM radio license (May 23rd 2016) so her and Chris Steele's communication won't be traced.

Michael Cohen traveling to Prague is inside the Steele Dossier is untrue due to the fact it wasn't the right Michael Cohen.

Link to FISA redacted report

http://imgbox.com/aNxFJqSa

Conspiring entities who did the DOJ/FBI FISA-702 searches on“Michael Cohen Travel” screwed up and simply got the wrong Cohen. Too bad for this error because another connection between unauthorized DOJ/FBI FISA search queries, and people who gained custody of this organic data as well as the finished product with fabricated contents within it, the Steele Dossier. A very tangible enough evidence to the connect the dots.

One of FBI's equivocal FISA-702 search subject matter named Michael Cohen. The search organic database results showed a person traveling to Prague which supposedly is/was Trump's lawyer.

But the government contractor or whoever entity that somehow gain unauthorized access to the FISA-702 organic data search "about query" gave a return on the wrong guy who is also named Michael Cohen. Whoever that contractor was doing the searching made an error and got the wrong guy. This raw data was passed on Fusion-GPS to compile it to the dossier.

This significant error connects the use of NSA as well as FBI database searches to the intelligence stratagem between multiple parties consisting of Clinton associates through Percoie, to Glen Simpson of Fusion, to Nellie Ohr, to Chris Steele, to Bruce Ohr, to Peter Strzok, to Stefan Halper, to Sally Yates and then finally reconstructed for a FISA surveillance application to be approved by a FISA judge.

Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer at the FISA courts, profiled that between Nov 2015 - May 2016 of the thousands and thousands of search quaries, she discovered that a staggering amount of 85% of those search queries where illicit and flagitious unauthorized violations in reference to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 85% is unbelievable!!

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OMG, Stranger, you really believe there would be an investigation if Hillary had won?  

Of course there would. It's inane to think there wouldn't be. Democrats, unlike Republicans, actually care if someone hacks the election.

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What a regime the USA has became. Sorry the former USA. It should be known now has the Kingdom of Gop

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