“The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!”
It’s amazing isn’t it? We have evidence of a fake dossier paid by the DNC and Hillary Clinton. We have actual people paid off by Clinton’s campaign. We have actual collusion with Russia-Clinton in Uranium One and Bill’s paid speech. Yet Mueller’s focus is all on Trump. Come on people! Wake up!
Russia wasted no time responding to today’s surprising DOJ charge which found not Russia collusion, but what some have described as criminal trolling: “13 people interfered in the US elections?! 13 against an intelligence services budget of billions? Against intelligence and counterintelligence, against the latest developments and technologies? Absurd? Yes” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharaova wrote on Facebook.
And then, shortly after 3pm, in his first official response which also took place on a social network, in this case his favorite Twitter, President Trump also responded to the DOJ, stating that because “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President” and because “the results of the election were not impacted” then “The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!”
And while Trump can celebrate for now, earlier in the afternoon, the top House Intel Committee Democrat Schiff laid out what the next angle of attack will be in the special counsel probe:
“The indictment leaves open the vital question of whether Americans, including any associated with the Trump campaign, knowingly played a role in Russia’s active measures campaign.”
We expect the answer will be unveiled shortly, especially after yesterday’s news that Mueller managed to flip a third witness in the Russia probe…
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team multiple times to answer questions for “20 hours” this past week.
However, according to CNN, Mueller allegedly flipped Paul Manafort’s former No. 2 man, Rick Gates – though it’s unclear what Gates’ role will be, or what evidence Mueller has on him.
The effort is under seal, so the details aren’t available, but a few days ago it was reported that Gates was working with a new lawyer who, speculation had it, would be more amenable to striking a plea deal.
Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, indicating he’s poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.
Gates has already spoken to Mueller’s team about his case and has been in plea negotiations for about a month. He’s had what criminal lawyers call a “Queen for a Day” interview, in which a defendant answers any questions from the prosecutors’ team, including about his own case and other potential criminal activity he witnessed.
Gates’ cooperation could be another building block for Mueller in a possible case against President Donald Trump or key members of his team.
Once a plea deal is in place, Gates would become the third known cooperator in Mueller’s sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It would also increase the pressure to cooperate on Gates’ co-defendant Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, who has pleaded not guilty to Mueller’s indictment and is preparing for a trial on alleged financial crimes unrelated to the campaign. Gates pleaded not guilty on October 30 alongside Manafort.
“Nobody (who’s charged) goes in to provide incriminating information to the government unless it’s part of plea negotiations,” said a criminal defense attorney who represents a witness in the case. In a Queen for a Day interview, a defendant can typically admit to crimes with little additional consequences, unless he or she lies.
After the interview, there’s a very small chance a defendant could turn back toward fighting the charges, according to several lawyers who specialize in federal criminal cases.
Gates probably didn’t work close enough with Trump to have direct knowledge of misdeeds, but Gates could be valuable in pressuring Manafort to roll on his former boss. Gates’ deal will likely be announced in the coming days, and could also coincide with the filing of new, tax related charges that could increase the amount of prison time he could face. Right now, he’s facing up to 10 years.
The White House sees little sign that Gates’ cooperation could pose any risk to the President. “There’d be no anxiety here” if Gates cooperated with Mueller in exchange for a plea deal, one White House official said.
Again, this just totally blows my mind.
How many crimes does it take for Hillary and her gang to get arrested. Mueller HIMSELF should be under investigation. The whole FBI and CIA were politicitized against Trump. The FBI and CIA were used to act against the Trump campaign and try to ensure that Hillary won the election, but it didn’t happen. America did not want a ‘Crooked Hillary’ as president.
After all THIS….it seems the Democrats will use this information and try to convince the American public that in fact the Russians and Trump did collude in the election. It’s TOTAL insanity!
What about all the real evidence against the DNC and Hillary Clinton? What about Clinton and the DNC PAYING for a FAKE DOSSIER on Trump? What about the FBI knowingly taking the FAKE DOSSIER to the FISA court to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign? Come on people!
Are you seriously going to sit there and tell me that Hillary Clinton is ‘clean as a whistle’? What’s wrong with this system? Mueller should be investigated. Rosenstein appointed Mueller after he FAILED Trump’s interview, but I bet you didn’t hear about that in the MSM did you?
What about Bruce Ohr and his wife who worked at Fusion GPS? No crimes there either? And even if there were, do you seriously think that the MSM would report them if there were? Come on man!
If there’s one thing Obama and Clinton have learned it’s how to cover your trail, even if there is a trail. Power and money. It’s amazing isn’t it? Did anyone have anything to say about Obama meddling in the election in Israel? …No…didn’t think so!
Regardless of how the MSM spins this, Crooked Hillary is STILL not our president!