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Manafort Trial

Post by IslandPink » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:19 pm

Some great stuff coming out here .
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Starting a couple of days ago, Rick Gate's testimony ( done with 'help' from a plea bargain ) is superbly incriminating against Manafort.
Today the FBI forensic accountant has got her teeth into him and there's plenty of evidence it seems.
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Re: Manafort Trial

Post by jack » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:38 pm

Gate lied through his teeth during his pre-trial deposition . It's going to get messy...

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Post by IslandPink » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:10 pm

Jury still deliberating - decision expected Monday. The evidence must be very complex and extensive when you see what was shown at the beginning of the week. However the defence say the case is not strong enough for them to warrant putting up any witnesses...
Meanwhile the judge has commented that he has received threats and is under protection from US Marshalls.
He's also not going to release the names of jurors ( after the trial ) as requested by the press, as he fears for their safety.
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Re: Manafort Trial

Post by Michael L » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:33 pm

Trump may yet pardon him if there's a guilty verdict.

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Post by IslandPink » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:00 pm

Yes, but each one who's found guilty is a new candidate for plea deals and more dirt on Trump . If you were facing 30 years in jail, would you be absolutely sure Trump would pardon you - or that he might change his mind, or forget ?

Looks like he's guilty on eight counts so far .. superb !
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Re: Manafort Trial

Post by Greg » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:07 pm

Am I missing something? Why is this so significant? I have absolutely no time for Trump and am an avid news media reader. The Manafort Trial is not hitting the headlines. Maybe I need to look deeper?

Mark, what’s your take on this and why have you highlighted it?

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Re: Manafort Trial

Post by IslandPink » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:24 pm

Manafort has been a political operative in the Republican party since the late 70's. He was his campaign manager for the election and crucial in getting Trump the 2016 win. Clearly if he was involved in any collusion with Russia ( he was heavily involved in Ukraine ) or illegal financing of the campaign then it has relevance to Trump's position.
You say the Manafort story is not hitting the headlines, but it was and is a main headline on the BBC this evening . Also Michael Cohen's plea deal is a main headline, that's also got lots of mileage. Who knows what dirt Cohen has on Trump - and he's been insulted and written-off by Trump since he started to look vulnerable - no love lost there.
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