Manafort Wins Partial Victory – Mistrial On Majority Of Charges As Establishment Media & Anti-Trumpers Fume

Paul Manafort was found both innocent and guilty today. Innocent by way of a mistrial on 10 of the 18 charges and guilty of the lesser eight charges. It is an outcome that some are stating is as convoluted as the politically-motivated case against Mr. Manafort has been since its beginning.

Next will come the sentencing phase and quite possibly an appeal by Manafort’s defense team.

What remains unknown is if President Trump will intervene on Manafort’s behalf via a pardon or commuting of his sentence. Whispers indicate Team Mueller is hoping the president will do just that as they believe it will paint Mr. Trump as a man desperate to protect his allies.

With Manafort awaiting sentencing and former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen apparently signing off on his own plea agreement, leftists are salivating at the thought real damage might finally be done to the remarkably successful Trump presidency, though, there is widespread disappointment among them that Manafort was not found guilty on a majority of the charges brought against him.

As for the president, he doesn’t appear too concerned with any of it. He’s off to massive campaign rally in West Virginia later today.


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How The Media Has Threatened & Influenced The Manafort Jury

If a jury finds Paul Manafort innocent this week there will be a full-blown far left freakout of epic proportions. The anti-Trumpers are so desperate for a conviction they’ll do almost anything to achieve it including ongoing intimidation of the jury now deliberating Mr. Manafort’s fate.

Via The Daily Caller:

MANAFORT IS BEING FOUND GUILTY IN MEDIA WHILE JURY DELIBERATES, UNSEQUESTERED

As the jury continues to deliberate in the case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, a number in the media appear to have already convicted him — in full view of members of that jury.

In spite of the judge’s revelation that there have been threats throughout the course of the proceedings against Manafort, the jury has not been sequestered — and as such, although they are not supposed to allow media coverage to influence their deliberations, they have not been prevented from seeing it.

MSNBC’s Ken Dilanian suggested on Monday, as he waited outside the courtroom for the jury’s verdict, that Manafort’s team could only hope for a mistrial. “A full acquittal in this case would still be an unexpected and perhaps shocking development,” he said during a segment of “MSNBC Live.” “The evidence against Paul Manafort is overwhelming.”

Joe Scarborough made similar comments Monday on “Morning Joe,” calling the judge’s behavior into question as well.

Last week the media threatened to gain access to the names and addresses of the jurors. Fortunately, the judge in the case denied that motion. Now the media is handing down a sentence of guilty for Paul Manafort 24/7 in an attempt to convince this same jury to do that same while also sending out a clear message that should the jury find Manafort innocent the media will be coming after them.

That isn’t justice. That is totalitarianism. The Manafort jury is under immense pressure to decide the case on the basis of facts, not media-driven intimidation – no small task. Remember, this is a nothingburger case the Obama Justice Department decided not to pursue years ago. It was only dusted off and re-attempted in order to use/manipulate Paul Manafort into becoming a weapon by Mueller that could be used against President Trump. There is no greater example of organized crime than the Deep State U.S. government.


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CNN Is Attempting To Intimidate Manafort Jury – Wants Names & Addresses Of Jurors Made Public

The Establishment Media is concerned Paul Manafort will be found not guilty and is moving quickly to initiate some intimidation tactics to prevent that from happening. First and foremost is a call to release the names and addresses of the jurors. The intent is clear – hand down a not guilty verdict and we (the media) will make your lives hell.

Chilling.

UPDATE: The Judge in the Manafort trial will NOT release the names of the jurors, citing safety concerns as the judge and jury have apparently received a number of death threats from individuals angry they may not find Mr. Manafort guilty. Basically, the judge is telling CNN to pound sand.


 

WOW: Very Confident Manafort Defense Won’t Bother To Call Defense Witnesses Due To Weak Prosecution Case

It’s a move that has both New York and Washington D.C. buzzing. The defense team for Paul Manafort, after listening to federal prosecutors lay out their case against Mr. Manafort for reported banking and tax discrepancies dating back more than ten years, gave the court a collective shrug and moved to have the trial go straight to closing arguments without bothering to call a single defense witness. Though a potentially risky move, it is also a sign the defense believes federal prosecutors fell far short of presenting a case beyond a reasonable doubt – a form of laughing in the prosecution’s face. If the jury then returns a verdict of not guilty, it will be a serious embarrassment for the Mueller investigation which was clearly pinning its hopes on getting Manafort to provide something, anything, that Mueller could use to go after President Trump.

Via ABC News:

Manafort attorneys opt to skip defense, proceed to closing arguments

“The defense rests,” Manafort’s lead attorney Kevin Downing said in court on Tuesday.

Government prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office rested their case on Monday, so without a defense, the jury is expected to begin deliberations following closing arguments.

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Rumors are also swirling that should the jury come back with a verdict of not guilty the Manafort team will move quickly to file a multitude of complaints against federal authorities, including Robert Mueller himself, over a number of alleged civil rights abuses.  Such a move would certainly add significant fuel to the ongoing concerns that the entirety of the Mueller investigation has been a highly corrupt Deep State operation intended to damage or even overthrow, a duly elected President of the United States.


 

COLLUSION: Boston Herald Lays Out Stunning Connect-The-Dots FBI Collusion Scenario

The article is stunning for two reasons. The first is because few have managed to detail the many parts of the Deep State’s plot to defeat Donald Trump in a way that is easily understood as this week’s article does. Second, it comes from one of the nation’s most respected newspapers – the Boston Herald.

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FISA documents reveal FBI collusion

Our media’s valiant efforts to distract us notwithstanding, information continues to seep out that underscores how badly a housecleaning is needed in Washington, D.C.

Last week saw the release of the applications used to obtain warrants from the FISA court to spy on Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump presidential campaign. Obtained by Judicial Watch, the 400-plus pages of (heavily redacted) documents support the conclusions earlier drawn by the House Intelligence Committee (and denounced by Democrats as hysteria): the FISA warrants were obtained through obfuscation and deceit. (emphasis added)

As various commentators predicted would be proven, the bulk of the information that formed the basis for the FISA warrant applications was the “dossier” of allegations about Donald Trump’s activities in Russia. This dossier was provided to the FBI by British spy Christopher Steele. Steele was hired during the 2016 presidential campaign by opposition research firm Fusion GPS, who was paid by Hillary Clinton’s law firm Perkins Coie, who was paid by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The allegations were scandalous and completely unverified, in violation of federal statutes and FISA court rules.

In other words, the FBI used oppo research paid for by the Democrats as justification for government spying on a political opponent and other Americans.

But there’s more. In another incredible coincidence, Fusion GPS had hired scholar and professor Nellie Ohr as a “paid Russian expert.” Nellie Ohr happens to be married to Bruce Ohr, deputy attorney general in the Justice Department. Bruce Ohr is alleged to have passed his wife’s anti-Trump research to the FBI. He was demoted for failing to disclose not only his wife’s employment with Fusion GPS, but also his own meetings with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson.

The FISA court was never told any of that. They were never supposed to know. None of us was ever supposed to know.

When thousands of DNC emails were leaked to the public through Julian Assange’s organization WikiLeaks, we learned that Hillary Clinton had abused the primary process, nearly bankrupted the DNC and effectively stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders. We also learned the press played favorites with Clinton, getting her approval before running stories and forwarding debate questions to Clinton in advance. (emphasis added) (The official line is Russians hacked the DNC computers and gave the emails to WikiLeaks. Assange and former U.S. and U.K. intelligence officials vehemently deny this, and maintain it was an inside “leak,” not a hack. The DNC refused to turn over their servers to the FBI for inspection.)

And then there is Hillary Clinton’s misuse of a personal email server to handle classified State Department information. We now know that then-FBI director James Comey decided not to prosecute Clinton before the investigation was even concluded. We also know that FBI attorney Peter Strzok rewrote Comey’s initial report to change Comey’s description of Clinton’s conduct from “grossly negligent” — which was a violation of the applicable federal statute — to “extremely careless.”

This is the same Peter Strzok who expressed his loathing for Donald Trump in many of the tens of thousands of texts he exchanged with his lover and fellow FBI attorney Lisa Page. Strzok infamously assured Page that they had an “insurance policy” and that they “would stop” Trump from becoming president. At a congressional hearing two weeks ago, Strzok arrogantly insisted that his bias did not affect his job performance.

He must think we’re all idiots.

But then, we were never supposed to know any of this.

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Now consider this. Today, trial proceedings began for former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, on charges brought up against him via the Mueller investigation/witch hunt regarding financial dealings from many years earlier wholly unrelated to Donald Trump or the Trump campaign. These financial dealings were actually investigated and found acceptable by the current head of the Mueller investigation and #2 at the DOJ, Rod Rosenstein, years earlier. (watch for that stunning truth to finally be brought to light by Manafort’s defense team very soon.) You see, Rosenstein already had the Manafort/Ukraine/Russia lobbying information on hand from that investigation years earlier. He simply handed it over to Mueller and directed Mueller to now use it to arrest Manafort and (they hope) get him to turn on Trump.

In short, the entirety of the Mueller special counsel isn’t about finding a crime but creating one against President Trump and covering up one perpetrated by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the Deep State, influential Establishment Media figures, etc.

That is the only logical conclusion one can make after reading what the Boston Herald outlined above.

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What Next? Is Robert Mueller Going To Start Waterboarding Paul Manafort?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gone full-on Gulag in his attempt to get Paul Manafort to give him something, anything, that might damage President Trump – allegedly even if that something is a fabrication. What is happening to Manafort is an abomination but sadly, yet another example of the “destroy all those who supported Trump” Deep State operation that is now underway.


 

LOL: Buzzfeed Bombs With Misleading Manafort Lead Story

Buzzfeed, which was an essential component of the infamous fake news “Trump dossier” story is working double-time these days to further promote its anti-Trump agenda in what has become an increasingly clumsy and transparent case of media hackery.

Here is the opening paragraph:

The FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, includes a keen focus on a series of suspicious wire transfers in which offshore companies linked to Manafort moved more than $3 million all over the globe between 2012 and 2013.

Buzzfeed goes on to include the words “Donald Trump’s former campaign manager” multiple times in the piece. What it downplays is that the $3 million dollar wire transfers predate Manafort’s role as a Trump campaign manager by several years. There is no evidence, NONE, ZERO, ZIP of any Russian collusion via Manafort during his brief stint as the Trump campaign manager.

The Buzzfeed hackery is also further evidence that the CNN-generated story about “pending indictments” is likely yet another in a long line of nothingburgers. More than a few in D.C. are thinking the quickly released CNN leak regarding those indictments was a response by Mueller and company to push back against the far more stunning revelations that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign itself that paid for the false Trump dossier and then peddled that fake news story to a number of trusted media figures while at the same time the Obama White House was using it to initiate illegal surveillance of private citizens and try and use the power of the federal intelligence community to sway a presidential election.

A few million dollars worth of wire transfers by Paul Manafort five or six years ago vs at least $9 million paid out by the Clinton campaign and the Obama FBI for the fake Trump dossier? If Mr. Manafort did in fact do something wrong he should be held accountable. Of course, shouldn’t the very same apply to Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, John Podesta, etc.?

Absolutely.

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Mueller Investigation Now Using Obama IRS To Go After POTUS Trump

The Obama IRS, notorious for putting its boot heels on the necks of political enemies for then-POTUS Obama is now, under the direction of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, doing the same to POTUS Trump.

So says this report via the Daily Beast:

Special counsel Bob Mueller has teamed up with the IRS. According to sources familiar with his investigation into alleged Russian election interference, his probe has enlisted the help of agents from the IRS’ Criminal Investigations unit.

This unit—known as CI—is one of the federal government’s most tight-knit, specialized, and secretive investigative entities. Its 2,500 agents focus exclusively on financial crime, including tax evasion and money laundering. A former colleague of Mueller’s said he always liked working with IRS’ special agents, especially when he was a U.S. Attorney.

…These investigations, which are often extremely complex, can take a lot of time. That means the people involved sometimes have to spend significant amounts of money on legal fees. The Daily Beast previously reported that targets of Mueller’s probe—including Manafort—are facing financial strain because of the probe, and that Manafort recently parted ways with the law firm WilmerHale in part because of his financial troubles.

Robert Mueller is utilizing the power and funding of the federal government to go after the Trump White House. The investigation has so broadened in scope it now involves the IRS that is filled to near capacity with Obama-era administrators. (a turn of events warned about here at D.C. Whispers months earlier)

Reports indicate Manafort is cracking under the financial strain Mueller’s witch hunt is putting on him. That is exactly what Mueller wants for it will make Manafort willing to say almost anything to make a deal.

Whispers indicate that “anything” involves a critical member of the Trump family.

An already ugly and abusive investigation is about to become more so.

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Source: HERE

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