TRUMP TRIUMPHS: FROM RUSSIAGATE IS WATERGATE TO MANAFORT-RICKYGATE, THERE’S STILL NO SMOKING GUN

 
 
 
 
DONALD TRUMP TRIUMPHS!!!
 
15 months of intensive Russia collusion investigations (FBI, Senate committees and Mueller), and the greatest, craziest, most vicious media witch hunt in US history to find a smoking gun, has come to naught. It's not Russiagate. It's not Watergate. It's not even a Valerie Plamegate.
 
WHAT IS IT?
 
IT'S A NEW "GATE"
 
WORST OF THEM ALL
 
IT'S MANAFORT-RICKYGATE
 
A UKRAINIAN BUSINESS/LOBBYING "CONSPIRACY" THAT STARTED BEFORE TRUMP'S 2016 CAMPAIGN 
 
It's an indictment of alleged white-collar crimes unrelated to the Trump-Russia collusion probe (which remains a gigantic laughable nothing burger) - charges unsuccessfully used by Mueller - starting in September (see below) - to pressure Manafort to turn against Trump whether or not he has dirt on him. Manafort is the only potential weapon Mueller has to nail big fish in the Trump administration going up to the top. And Manafort so far to his credit has been steadfastly uncooperative and useless to Mueller as if he regarded the charges against him as unserious and easily beatable - which I believe they are.
 
 
 
Manafort and Stone
 
Indeed, it seems that everyone has forgotten that late last month former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone told reporters that Manafort's attorneys told his attorneys that he Manafort expected to be indicted; it looks like Mueller was already threatening Manafort with felony charges and possible jail time if he didn't fall in line - and Manafort was convinced he wasn't bluffing. But Manafort wasn't intimidated; though like Edward Snowdon he could have fled to Russia the guest of Vladimir Putin he decided instead to stay put and fight the indictment defiantly telling Mueller to 'BRING IT ON!'
 
And Mueller did: Manafort and Gates were charged with failing to register as foreign agents for their Ukrainian clients (a crime rarely prosecuted by the DOJ); and the millions they made as lobbyists is said in the indictment to be laundered as if it was dirty money derived from criminal activities. It's no wonder Manafort didn't flee to Russia:
the unregistered lobbyist charge is a misdemenor, and the laundering charge is ridiculous. Tom Delay overturned a money laundering conviction that was far more serious than this (see). 
 
 
 
Manafort and Libby
 
In this way, Manafort resembles Scooter Libby who rebuffed corrupt Patrick Fitzgerald's threats to charge him with perjury and obstruction and put him in jail if he didn't comply and lie about his boss Dick Cheney in the Valerie Plame affair. In short, Manafort is Mueller's Scooter Libby loyal to Trump like Libby was to Dick Cheney. That's admirable and will be remembered by Trump if Manafort is convicted on Mueller's lame charges.
  
 
 
POSTSCRIPT
 
 
This is much ado about nothing blown up by the Trump hate media into a criminal collusion conspiracy and vindication of Russiagate scandal which they created. George Papadopoulos a young, low level, stupid, easily duped volunteer foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign had ties to a professor with alleged “substantial connections to Russian government officials” - which proved false. Papadopoulos suggested that the campaign use his contact to meet with Russians to discuss campaign and foreign policy issues; Manafort and members of Trump's foreign policy team (who didn't need Papadopoulos to do this) rejected the suggestion; but he went ahead anyway and met with Russians who turned out to be frauds. One such meeting was with Vladimir Putin's daughter who turned out to an impostor.
 
Apparently, Papadopoulos lied to Mueller about his perfectly legal relationship with the professor, and his perfectly legal meetings with the phony Russians (set up by the professor) to get dirt on Hillary (that never materialized). He was trying to be a hero and land a place in the Trump world. He was caught in a lie about when he started these Russian contacts and pleaded guilty to perjury. And that's it. His collusion with Russians was perfectly legal; if not he would have been charged with additional crimes. Papadopoulos, in short (though you wouldn't know it from MSM), is no smoking gun.
 
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19 thoughts on “TRUMP TRIUMPHS: FROM RUSSIAGATE IS WATERGATE TO MANAFORT-RICKYGATE, THERE’S STILL NO SMOKING GUN

  1. For what Mueller got Manafort and Gates one can walk down the DC Capital streets, randomly throw a dart and hit somebody on the first try that has or is doing what Manafort and Gates have done.

  2. If any of the indictment is based on wiretap data then this may get thrown out. The wiretap was based on the Fusion GPS’ Trump Dossier which was paid for by the DNC and known to be largely speculative and sensational.

  3. What does this have to do with Trump?

    It has nothing to do with him.

    It is all about threatening this guy and use this as a way to come up with fake BS on Trump or else…you fry.

  4. If they can turn Manafort, of course they would like that.
    But someone had to be caught or the whole investigation would be seen as futile, fraudulent, a politically motivated witch hunt.

    (insert picture of Scooter Libby with meme “#ME TOO)

  5. After this laughable witch hunt, Trump needs to focus ALL guns on Mueller, Clinton, Podesta, and the Swamp. Put them in the “Nooses” that Hillary Clinton interestingly fears so much…

    1. Whatever ties Manafort has that led to this list of charges, is much more likely to be part of his association with the John Podesta rat’s nest. And it was not Russia, but the Ukraine.

  6. It may actually be nothing as Apollo says, but it’s something that gives validity to the wild stories the MSM have been spinning.

    Trump better go on the offense and fast.

  7. Personally, I think this indictment is an effort to put the fear of God in Manafort in order for him to “spill the beans” on what he knows about the Trump-Russia collusion ( if there are any ). This, in exchange of course, for leniency in this particular unrelated indictment.

  8. It’s all about eye wash!

    This gives the media plenty of opportunity to talk about Manafort being indicted for fronting for the Ukranians while failing to mention that these actions occurred long before he was associated with the Trump campaign.

    Instead, the talking points will be that the indictment came out of the Mueller probe of a Russian connection to the Trump campaign.

  9. Yep, the Libs are rejoicing right now because Manafort has been charged, What they are stupid to even think that this is the beginning to bring Hillary down. If Mueller charges Manafort he also has to being charges to Tony Podesta & let the dominoes fall where they may. Unless Mueller will find a way to not charge Podesta to cover for Hillary.

    1. I’d separate those two. Mueller definitely does not want to indict Hillary which would trigger civil war because it would leave to Obama as well. So he needs an “out”. He’s already got his scalps and could just say “that’s all folks” and fold up his tent leaving the rest for someone else to deal with.

      Or he could nail one or both of the Podestas on collusion charges related to the Manafort deal but fall short of tying anything to U1 and bail.

      Either way if you look at this thru his lens, the goal is to get out quickly now, not start a chain reaction.

      1. You underestimate how dirty Mueller is. His goal has always been to damage Trump. He will not stop with Manafort, and he will never indict a Podesta

    2. Manafort he also has to being charges to Tony Podesta & let the dominoes fall where they may

      That’s the thing about these prosecutions, they don’t really have to go after others who have done the same thing or worse. They just ignore it, and use the letter of the law to destroy those who are not part of the protected class. Manafort left the protected class when he helped Trump. And that is the most insidious part of all this, that it prevents Trump from hiring anyone for his future elections or to work in his administration, because they will all become targets. So he remains isolated.

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