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Robert Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of lying after agreeing to cooperate with the investigation

November 28, 2018

  According to this article Paul Manafort’s lawyer was briefing Donald Trump’s lawyer about his interviews with the investigators after he had struck a deal to cooperate with Robert Mueller. The article goes on to say that although this is unusual there is nothing illegal about it.

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, repeatedly briefed President Trump’s lawyers on his client’s discussions with federal investigators after Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, according to one of Trump’s lawyers and two other people familiar with the conversations.

The arrangement was highly unusual and inflamed tensions with Mueller’s office when prosecutors discovered it after Manafort began cooperating two months ago, the people said. Some legal specialists speculated it was a bid by Manafort for a presidential pardon even as he worked with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, in hopes of a lighter sentence.

  I would say, yeah he was playing both sides of the fence but if there is nothing illegal about it why wouldn’t he? It seems like the smart thing to do, however because of this Robert Mueller’s investigative team is accusing Paul Manafort of lying to them and breaking the plea deal.

While Downing’s discussions with the president’s team violated no laws, they helped contribute to a deteriorating relationship between lawyers for Manafort and Mueller’s prosecutors, who accused Manafort of holding out on them despite his pledge to assist them in any matter they deemed relevant, according to the people. That conflict spilled into public view on Monday when the prosecutors declared that Manafort had breached his plea deal by lying to them about several subjects.

  Because of this Paul Manafort is most likely headed to jail but is it possible that maybe, just maybe, he did fully cooperate with the investigation and there is just nothing there and now he is going to pay the price for something that did not happen because he refused to say it did?

  Somebody has to go to jail, it reminds me of that scene from National Treasure:

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2018 10:57 pm

    Looks like the Mueller is starting down the road as an epic fail…. Soon Trump will spring the trap… though I have grown impatient about his refusal to release the documents that will reveal the nonsense. Trump no doubt has a plan. But it is upsetting this didn’t fall out prior to the election.

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    • November 29, 2018 6:25 am

      I remember shortly before the election it was reported that Mueller was set to release his initial findings but would wait until after the election and we still have not seen anything. I think there is nothing there and at this point they are desperately trying to send somebody to jail so it doesn’t seem like a complete waste of time and money.
      I hope you are right about Trump having a plan, there must be a reason they are not declassifying all the documents he promised to.

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