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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2020, 03:51:15 am »
Sunday, 19th April 2o2o
Ex-mayor who quit after criticizing trunk mysteriously dies in plane crash
by Associated Press




(AUBURN, California) — The former mayor of a Northern California city who stepped down after he harshly criticized trunk and his ridiculous supporters died Saturday in a plane crash, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Dr. Bill Kirby, who was the mayor of Auburn, died in the crash Saturday morning near the Auburn Municipal Airport, officials told the Bee.

Kirby, a urologist, was the pilot of the plane that crashed shortly after 11 a.m., the newspaper reported.

A passenger in the plane suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The Bee reported that a Fakebook post from Sacramento political consultant Jeff Raimundo carried a statement from the Kirby family confirming he was the victim.

“Our family is devastated by this tragic news,” the statement by the family said.

“Bill devoted decades of enthusiastic and loving support to his family, his patients and the Auburn community he loved so much. We will miss him immensely but take comfort in knowing he died while flying – one of the other loves of his life.”

Kirby, 72, had been a licensed pilot since at least 2009, according to public records cited by the Bee.

Kirby gained notoriety last week after social media posts criticizing trunk’s response to the virus pandemic and comparing the trunk’s supporters to kkk members.

He told the Auburn Journal a week ago that his Fakebook posts were made on a personal page and that “this has nothing to do with my job. I reposted it.”

He added that he “absolutely” believes trunk is a racist.

Kirby’s posts and statements created an outcry and calls for his recall.

He announced during a City Council meeting Monday that he was stepping aside from his post as mayor and was expected to be succeeded by Councilman Daniel Berlant, the Bee reported.















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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #106 on: April 21, 2020, 06:12:47 pm »
Tuesday, 21st April 2o2o
Senate Intel report confirms Russia aimed to help trunk in 2016
by MARTIN MATISHAK, ANDREW DESIDERIO and KYLE CHENEY








The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the goal of putting trunk in the Oval Office.

Tuesday's bipartisan report, from a panel chaired by North Carolina Republican Richard Burr, undercuts trunk's years of efforts to portray allegations of Kremlin assistance to his campaign as a "hoax," driven by Democrats and a “deep state” embedded within the government bureaucracy.

The intelligence community’s initial January 2017 assessment of Moscow’s influence campaign included “specific intelligence reporting to support the assessment that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the Russian government demonstrated a preference for candidate trunk,” the committee’s report says.

The panel also found “specific intelligence” to support the conclusion that Putin “approved and directed aspects” of the Kremlin’s interference efforts.

Senators and committee aides examined everything from the sources and methods used for the intelligence-gathering, to the Kremlin’s actions itself.

The 158-page report is heavily redacted, with dozens of pages blacked out entirely.

But its final conclusions were unambiguous.

“The committee found no reason to dispute the intelligence community’s conclusions,” Burr said in a statement, adding that the intelligence community’s conclusions reflect “strong tradecraft” and “sound analytical reasoning.”

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), the committee’s vice chairman, praised the intelligence agencies’ “unbiased and professional work,” and warned that there was “no reason to doubt that the Russians’ success in 2016 is leading them to try again in 2020.”

The panel's findings are in line with a previously issued bipartisan statement in which Senate Intelligence leaders endorsed the January 2017 assessment by the clandestine community.

The newest conclusions come in the fourth of five reports the committee is releasing on Moscow’s interference in the 2016 campaign.

The committee last month approved the report unanimously.

“The fact that you have a committee with members that range from John Cornyn and Tom Cotton to Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden coming to a unanimous conclusion that that report was correct and was soundly based, I think is very significant in light of the continuing questions about what did the Russians do and how did they do it,” Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the intelligence panel, said in an interview.

“This puts it to rest,” he added.

The report devotes “additional attention” to the disagreements among some intelligence agencies about the Russian government’s intentions in meddling in the 2016 campaign.

The report states that “the analytic disagreement was reasonable, transparent, and openly debated among the agencies and analysts.”

It also notes that the committee interviewed officials involved in drafting the January 2017 assessment, which came out days before trunk's inauguration, and states that they were not subject to political pressure.

The January 2017 assessment found that “Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary [Hillary] Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect trunk. We have high confidence in these judgments.”

Notably, according to the Senate’s report, the initial assessment did not include information from or citations based on former British spy Christopher Steele’s unverified dossier of claims about trunk’s relationship with Russia.

It noted that the FBI’s senior leadership insisted, though, that the dossier be mentioned in an annex.

The Steele dossier is expected to be addressed in the committee’s fifth and final report.

King, who has read the unredacted version of the 158-page report, said the heavy redactions were not intended to shield the committee’s findings — rather, to protect the sources and methods of the U.S. intelligence community.

“It’s easy to look at something like that and say, ‘holy smokes, what are they hiding,’” King said.

“I can assure you that nothing’s being hidden except material that would be useful to our adversaries in terms of determining the nature and extent of our intelligence capability.”

Beyond its possible political impact, the report represents a confidence-booster to the country’s intelligence community at a time of great uncertainty.

trunk has openly criticized the intelligence community’s work, both as a presidential candidate and as commander in chief.

His fury has only intensified since its inspector general alerted Congress last year of a whistleblower complaint regarding the president’s posture toward Ukraine, a process that resulted in his impeachment.

The acting-president is still rejecting intelligence officials' more recent warnings — delivered to lawmakers last month — that Russia is interfering in this year's election and that Moscow has a preference for trunk.

In February, the president replaced acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire with U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who previously had not served in any U.S. intelligence agency.

The change set off more personnel moves that prompted fears among career clandestine officials of a widespread loyalty purge — a suspicion that was heightened earlier this month when trunk fired Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community’s inspector general, who had first alerted the congressional intelligence committees about the whistleblower complaint.

The latest report from the Senate panel is an open rebuke to the House GOP’s report issued in early 2018, which faulted the intelligence community's assertion that Putin had developed a preference for a trunk victory in 2016.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee said at the time that this conclusion was the result of “significant intelligence tradecraft failings that undermine confidence in the [assessment’s] judgments regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategic objectives for disrupting the U.S. election.”

But Burr immediately spiked this conclusion, broadly hailing the intelligence community's tradecraft.

The new report, too, dismisses the suggestion that the Putin findings were flawed.

“The committee found that reporting from multiple intelligence disciplines was used as evidence to support this analytic line, and that the analytic tradecraft was transparent,” according to the findings.

The Senate panel’s fifth and final installment in its exhaustive review of the 2016 interference is in the “editing stages,” a committee spokesperson said.

The final product is expected to be around 950 pages long, according to sources familiar with the matter.

That report will focus on the counterintelligence aspects of the government’s Russia investigation, including allegations that trunk campaign officials coordinated with Russian operatives.

Former special counsel Robert Mueller said last year that his probe “did not establish” such coordination.

The exact timing of the final release remains in flux with committee aides largely working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The panel’s work is almost exclusively conducted in a sensitive classified facility on Capitol Hill.















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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #107 on: May 22, 2020, 11:51:06 am »
Friday, 22nd May 2o2o
Appeals court orders judge to respond to Flynn's emergency bid to dismiss charges
by Harper Neidig




The comments section contain the finer arguments of this case:



Substantive enlightener  Kevin failoni • 2 hours ago

You are a political hack whose legal acumen and acuity is suspect (at best)!

YOU EXUDE THE PROBLEM WITH TRUMP'S BASE OF FOOLS.

All of you, like trump, fox and talk radio HAVE PREMISES BAKED INTO YOUR LITANY OF FALSE CONCLUSIONS THAT ARE *NOT BASED IN TRUTH.

You people do not engage and speak with liberals, democrats, muslims, gays and immigrants but you are always misrepesnting their opinions and ideas...WHICH LEADS TO YOU BEING HABITUALLY WRONG, STUPID AND INDIGNANT.


1. The prosecution didn't "drop the case." The disgraced doj, via lawless billy barr, prosecuted disgraced flynn. Their work was completed.

2. The defendant admitted guilt TWICE under oath and WAIVED ALL RIGHTS TO CONTEST THE CHARGES WHEN HE ADMITTED IN OPEN COURT THE BASIS OF HIS CRIME ("stipulation of facts"). (We shouldn't have prosecuted is laughable.)

3. The court (not DOJ) has jurisdiction to hear the case and to pronounce sentence. The dojs work is complete!

4. The 302 is NOT relevant to the crime charged. FLYNN IS A LAIR AND THERE IS NO WAY TO DISPROVE HIS FELONIOUS (FALSE) STATEMENT (LIE) TO THE FBI. There is no exculpatory evidence under these facts and Flynn was not entrapped.

5. The goverment did not spy on flynn...they spied on kysliak!

FLYNN CHOSE TO LIE to protect trump/flynn and he pleaded guilty to protect his son after the squeeze. THIS IS THE WAY THE FBI PURSUES CRIMINALS...(I would have no risk if the fbi threatened me about my 1st grader at catholic school. The point is that his son had criminal liabilities. BALANCE YOUR PARTISANSHIP AND BIAS WITH YOUR SUPPORT OF POLITICALLY BASED SUBPOENAS FOR HUNTER BIDEN 🤔.).

6. FINALLY...THE COURT HAS THE DISCRETION TO DISMISS OR NOT...the late stages of the proceedings (2 years later, after a guilty plea, cooperation with Mueller...then BEING A MOLE FOR TRUMP and reporting back to his defense team) do not give the doj the right to withdraw and dismiss. THE COURT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE AND NOT TO TRUMP AND HIS "UNJUST" LACKEYS.

GBA 🇺🇸



Morton Watts  Cathy • 19 hours ago
Have you seen trunk in a debate?

He can't debate, make a point, or finish a sentence.

It is mostly "I know you are but what am I."




thefinestcheese  Cathy • 19 hours ago
"No puppet. No puppet. You're the puppet"



Samsays  Cathy • 19 hours ago
This how conservatives act when they know their beloved Republican part elite and establishment in Washington are losing and failing ... again.


Jean Grey  Cathy • 19 hours ago
trump can't read, trips over basic words, and uses his finger to help him follow text.

When he's speaking off script, he's largely incoherent.

The examples of this are myriad.



SuperSpreader trunk!  JimDandy • 19 hours ago

Flynn plead guilty.

Twice.

He was trying to avoid more serious charges - Flynn was working as a secret agent for Turkey while serving as an NSA.

Why do you want traitors and liars in National Security?



SaneAmericaVersusTrump • 19 hours ago
Flynn's lawyers asked the Appeals Court to order Sullivan to grant the DOJ's motion and asked the Appeals Court to remove Sullivan.

They got neither lol.



Nu Mil 3 Design  SaneAmericaVersusTrump • 14 hours ago
Trump fired Mike Flynn for lying to VP Pence.

Mike Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about a material fact:

he lied about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, a known Russian spymaster at a time when the US had already known about Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

The only thing left in the case should be the sentencing of Flynn for his self confessed crime.




409-k • 20 hours ago
Innocent men don't plead guilty twice ! Especially if there white !


Smocking Hot Hamberders  stokr • 18 hours ago
And?

You should always have a lawyer when being questioned, it's the most basic of common knowledge.

The fact that he wasn't that smart proves he never should've been in politics.



Substantive enlightener  stokr • 19 hours ago
You have no idea what you are talking about like most trump supporters.

GFY...I WROTE THIS POST FOR YOU...keep reading my post and ENJOY "MAGA" and "WINNING."

You destroyed America you traitor... not democrats, liberals, gays, muslims and immigrants.

ALL OF YOU DHEADS ARE FROM THE FAKE NEWS SITES LISTED in my "this is why i am blocking you" post...

Dear DUMB TROLL...MY COMMON RESPONSE WAS CRAFTED FOR AN INDIGNANT IDEALOUGE JUST LIKE YOU.

ENJOY the silence TRUMP cult worshipper, I will.

Im blocking you...see 1-4.

And before you complain to me, please don't.

1. 50%+ of the people i block are trolls. They do not like *my opinion and attack me and send barbs. Im not going to engage in name calling. IT makes me sound like a jerk when i defend myself and CORRECT ALL OF their MISSTATEMENTS, MISCHATACTERZATION AND LIES!

2. There are the truth deniers spewing hannity, fox, alex jones, GP, newsmax, daily caller/wire/signal, Breitbart, Washington times, newsmax, and oann talking points spun out of whole cloth and spewed by trump and the wh.

3. The deflectors and whataboutism cultists. They go back in time (decades even, when "southern" Democrats were slave owners pre 1964) to find a point of comparison in a sickening and *unpersuasive attempt to deflect from trump's abysmal failure(s), incompetence, lapses in judgment, recklessness, OR LIE(S) that are the topic of the day (examples: hillary, obama, fisa warrants, you can keep your doctor, emails, bengahzi, pallets of cash, tarmac, baby killers, dems hate America, commies, aoc, Deep state, socialism, seth rich, nothing burgers, russia russia russia, SOROS BOTS, freebies and goodies, elites, lamestream media, clinton news network, pizzagate, uranium one, drive by media, spying, fbi, comey/clapper/page/strozk, etc.) YOU KNOW ALL OF THESE TOPICS and they have mostly been dismantled, but for right wing circles and kook websites (YOUR SAFE ❄ PLACES).


4. There are also the FINGERS IN THE EARS, minds closed, TOUNGES OUT..."trump is the greatest president ever" SYCHOPHANTS. THEY are the MOST tiresome and boorish. Like i heard in college..."people that know the sun will rise in the east are not the loudest and most vociferous...it is those with DOUBT (and little faith) that are the loudest."

IM a seasoned attorney.

I can end a bs line of argument with a judge.

But here, i can only "block" to avoid frustrating myself by trying to reason with someone that is not reasonble, incapable or unwilling to accept BASIC FACTS (you).

This ☝️ is who you people are.

Im not going to feed you troll.

Take your outrage and misdirected anger back to Breitbart and daily caller.

Unceremoniously Blocked and tossed into the basket of DISPICABLE, deranged, delusional, detestable, disgusting, deplorables and dregs.

Btw, TRUMP HAS ALREADY DECIMATED THE US ECONOMY. The guy that bankrupted a casino...you fools brought the plague of trump upon us....curses upon all of your houses!
GBA 🇺🇸




Substantive enlightener  Feisty Hayseed • 3 hours ago • edited
Do you enjoy talking with yourself?

I can articulate and defend my own positions, reasoning and legal arguments.

YOU EXUDE THE PROBLEM WITH TRUMP'S BASE OF FOOLS. All of you, like trump, fox and talk radio HAVE PREMISES BAKED INTO YOUR LITANY OF FALSE CONCLUSIONS THAT ARE *NOT BASED IN TRUTH.

You people do not engage and speak with liberals, democrats, muslims, gays and immigrants but you are always misrepesnting their opinions and ideas...WHICH LEADS TO YOU BEING HABITUALLY WRONG, STUPID AND INDIGNANT.


1. The prosecution didn't "drop the case." The disgraced doj, via lawless billy barr, prosecuted disgraced flynn. Their work was completed.

2. The defendant admitted guilt TWICE under oath and WAIVED ALL RIGHTS TO CONTEST THE CHARGES WHEN HE ADMITTED IN OPEN COURT THE BASIS OF HIS CRIME ("stipulation of facts"). (We shouldn't have prosecuted is laughable.)

3. The court (not DOJ) has jurisdiction to hear the case and to pronounce sentence. The dojs work is complete!

4. The 302 is NOT relevant to the crime charged. FLYNN IS A LAIR AND THERE IS NO WAY TO DISPROVE HIS FELONIOUS (FALSE) STATEMENT (LIE) TO THE FBI. There is no exculpatory evidence under these facts and Flynn was not entrapped.

5. The goverment did not spy on flynn...they spied on kysliak!
FLYNN CHOSE TO LIE to protect trump/flynn and he pleaded guilty to protect his son after the squeeze. THIS IS THE WAY THE FBI PURSUES CRIMINALS...(I would have no risk if the fbi threatened me about my 1st grader at catholic school. The point is that his son had criminal liabilities. BALANCE YOUR PARTISANSHIP AND BIAS WITH YOUR SUPPORT OF POLITICALLY BASED SUBPOENAS FOR HUNTER BIDEN 🤔.).

6. FINALLY...THE COURT HAS THE DISCRETION TO DISMISS OR NOT...the late stages of the proceedings (2 years later, after a guilty plea, cooperation with Mueller...then BEING A MOLE FOR TRUMP and reporting back to his defense team) do not give the doj the right to withdraw and dismiss. THE COURT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE AND NOT TO TRUMP AND HIS "UNJUST" LACKEYS.

GBA 🇺🇸



Hot Rats  stokr • 20 hours ago
Trumpers are the stupidest and most gullible people in the world.


Michael Walsh  stokr • 17 hours ago
There can be no pardon after dismissal.

Once the guilty party has been charged or convicted they remain guilty except there are no jail time.


Substantive enlightener  stokr • 19 hours ago
No...the term is "entrapment" and you should look it up...Flynn's lies were knowingly and voluntary.

GBA 🇺🇸



stokr  Smocking Hot Hamberders • 15 hours ago
They destroyed him, over nothing, and threatened to do the same to his son.

Pretty simple stuff, for most.


Smocking Hot Hamberders  stokr • 11 hours ago
How did they destroy him? All he had to do was not lie.


409-k  stokr • 20 hours ago
Bullsh*tt



Substantive enlightener  stokr • 19 hours ago
The fbi...you love them when they threaten Black drug dealer's families for money laundering and conspiracy.
GBA 🇺🇸


Daxis • 20 hours ago
The judge should charge Flynn with perjury & send him to prison immediately.


jackinec  Daxis • 19 hours ago
Yeah, this is a "careful what you wish for" moment for Flynn and Trump.

If Sullivan dismisses the charges without prejudice, he'll face charges again when the next Administration takes over.

If Sullivan doesn't dismiss the charges and Trump pardons him, Flynn's previous statements to the FBI may be used in other criminal trials, including against Flynn's own son.

And Flynn would be compelled to testify in any trial, given he doesn't face any consequences by his honest testimony.


Tim Berland  RT • 15 hours ago
The prosecution phase of the trial is over.

There is a verdict, and they are now in the sentencing phase.

At this point, the judge is in complete control of the trial.




Daxis  RT • 19 hours ago
Flynn already pleaded guilty. Twice.



wrayven  Daxis • 19 hours ago
What the magabillies seem to forget is Flynn's deal was originally a no prison time deal.

It was Sullivan who was disgusted by Flynn's lack of cooperation.

He should have just sentenced Flynn right then & there a couple of years ago.










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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #108 on: May 27, 2020, 09:30:57 am »
Wednesday, 27th May 2o2o

Is this yet another diversion created by the 'grand old pandemic' trying to protect the unqualified game show host pretending to be an American president?



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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #109 on: May 28, 2020, 08:43:13 pm »
Thursday, 28th May 2o2o
Roger Stone ordered to report to prison by June 30th
by Katelyn Polantz



 

Longtime trunk friend and political adviser Roger Stone must report to prison by June 30th, the Bureau of Prisons said on Thursday.

Stone has said in court filings that he plans to challenge that reporting date as he appeals his conviction -- though it's not clear how successful that may be.

An attorney for Stone declined to comment on Thursday.

The Republican provocateur posted about the date on his Instagram account, adding the messages "#deathsentence" and "#freerogerstone."

He wrote he would not be quarantined for COVID-19 when he reports to prison.

Stone is designated to be inmate #19579-104 after a federal judge sentenced him to 40 months in prison for lying to Congress and witness intimidation.

A jury had found him guilty last year in a case that proved he had lied to protect trunk when the then-Republican-led House of Representatives inquired about the 2016 campaign's efforts to reach WikiLeaks.

Stone has been living at his home in Florida since his arrest in early 2019, the last criminal case brought in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

In addition to challenging his jury trial, Stone has openly sought a pardon from trunk in recent weeks.

Other convicted federal prisoners whom trunk personally worked with in 2016, including former campaign chair paul manafort and trunk's estranged lawyer Michael Cohen, are out of prison serving their sentences at home because of the virus, while the Justice Department, now led by Attorney General William Barr, has dialed back its severity toward Mueller cases, including parts of Stone's.

It's not yet known what prison Stone may have to report to.

"For safety and security reasons, we don't share an inmate's designated institution until after they have arrived," Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Sue Allison said.











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