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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2018, 02:05:52 pm »
paul Manafort found guilty on 8 counts and michael cohen plead guilty on 8 counts.


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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2018, 12:03:04 pm »
I'm wondering why it was only eight counts that Manafort was found guilty of.  Were the rest not guilty or mistrials?
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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2018, 06:01:05 am »
Mistrial on the other 10 counts. Apparently there was one holdout on the jury.
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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2018, 02:33:15 pm »
Political cartoonist & daily comic strip artist, Darrin Bell is experimenting with animation, yo!



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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2018, 08:44:31 am »
paul manafort pleads guilty on 2 counts.


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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2018, 09:05:51 am »
Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Mueller Ready to Deliver Key Findings in His Puppetine Probe, Sources Say*

by Chris Strohm , Greg Farrell , and Shannon Pettypiece





Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.

Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry:

whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and emperor puppetines’s 2016 campaign, and whether the acting-president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Mueller’s findings would be made public if he doesn’t secure unsealed indictments.

The regulations governing Mueller’s probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The regulations give a special counsel’s supervisor some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released.

The question of timing is critical.

Mueller’s work won’t be concluded ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when Democrats hope to take control of the House and end puppetine's one-party hold on Washington.

But this timeline also raises questions about the future of the probe itself.

emperor puppetine has signaled he may replace Attorney General jeff 'Granny' sessions after the election, a move that could bring in a new boss for Mueller.

Rosenstein also might resign or be fired by emperor puppetine after the election.

Rosenstein has made it clear that he wants Mueller to wrap up the investigation as expeditiously as possible, another U.S. official said.

The officials gave no indications about the details of Mueller’s conclusions.

Mueller’s office declined to comment for this story.



















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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2018, 04:42:37 pm »
"Wha..? ...huh?!"
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ARRESTED!


WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a chief critic of emperor puppetine and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was taken into police custody Wednesday following an allegation of domestic violence, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.



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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2018, 03:39:11 am »
"...really!?!"
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Domestic violence restraining order!
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An actress is seeking a restraining order against Michael Avenatti after the prominent lawyer was arrested last week on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

Mareli Miniutti filed her petition Monday at the Santa Monica branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court, online court records show.
She was given a follow-up hearing date of Dec. 10.

Best known for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump, Avenatti was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly assaulting an unidentified woman, authorities said.

Avenatti, 47, was cuffed by LAPD detectives and booked for felony domestic assault “on suspicion” he struck the unidentified woman last Tuesday, cops said.

He posted $50,000 bail and was released about four hours after his arrest.





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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2018, 04:05:49 pm »
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DENIED!
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NEW YORK CITY — A New York state judge has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's request to dismiss a lawsuit in which New York's attorney general accused him of misusing his personal charity to benefit his 2016 presidential campaign and his businesses.

In a decision made public on Friday, Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the state supreme court in Manhattan said Attorney General Barbara Underwood could pursue claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty, improper self-dealing, and misuse of assets of the Donald J. Trump Foundation.


Trump's adult children — Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka — are also defendants in the case, which began on June 14. Ivanka Trump is also a senior aide to her father.

The White House was not immediately available for comment. Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the defendants, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Underwood said she welcomed Scarpulla's decision.

"The Trump Foundation functioned as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump's business and political interests," Underwood said in a statement. "There are rules that govern private foundations — and we intend to enforce them."


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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2018, 03:21:44 pm »
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Michael Avenatti settles alimony, child support with ex-wife, will hand over Ferrari and private jet
by Kate Feldman, New York Daily News


The celebrity lawyer and his estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, have settled their messy child and spousal support battle.

Avenatti reportedly agreed to cut a $40,000 check to his ex for child support and another in January, a stark departure from previous figures that added up to almost $2 million.


The difference will come with fly things like five luxury wristwatches...


...and his 2017 Ferrari 488 GT Spider lease...


...and his law firm's share of a 2016 Honda private jet.




The couple were married in May 2011 and split in December.




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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2018, 05:10:00 am »
All eyes are on the Southern District of New York.

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2018, 06:15:28 am »
Meanwhile...

Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Incoming New York attorney general plans wide-ranging investigations of Individual-1 and family
by Allan Smith


New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into Individual-1, his family and "anyone" in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month.

"We will use every area of the law to investigate Individual-1 and his business transactions and that of his family as well," James, a Democrat, told NBC News in her first extensive interview since she was elected last month.

James outlined some of the probes she intends to pursue with regard to Individual-1, his businesses and his family members. They include:

Any illegalities involving Individual-1's real estate holdings in New York, highlighting the October New York Times investigation into the president's finances.

The June 2016 Ivory Tower meeting with a Russian official.

Examine government subsidies Individual-1 received, which were also the subject of Times investigative work.

Whether he is in violation of the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution through his New York businesses.

Continue to probe the Individual-1 Foundation.

"We want to investigate anyone in his orbit who has, in fact, violated the law," said James, who was endorsed by and will serve in the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been mentioned as a possible 2020 Democratic contender but insists he won't run.

James campaigned on passing a bill to change New York's double jeopardy laws with an eye on possible pardons coming out of the Executive Mansion. James told NBC News she wants to be able to pursue state charges against anyone the president were to pardon over federal charges or convictions and whose alleged crimes took place in the state. Under current New York law, she might not be unable to do that.

"I think within the first 100 days this bill will be passed," she said, adding, "It is a priority because I have concerns with respect to the possibility that this administration might pardon some individuals who might face some criminal charges, but I do not want them to be immune from state charges."

She's also enlisting help from some prosecutorial heavy hitters, like former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as a part of her transition to help her identify important hires for her office with an eye on bringing in experts for its Individual-1 related investigations.

New York is home to Individual-1's namesake business, the Individual-1 Organization, and it is where Individual-1's presidential campaign was headquartered and his reelection campaign as well. And it is where a number of key events under special counsel Robert Mueller's microscope, such as the controversial June 2016 Ivory Tower meeting, took place.

All of that falls within James' jurisdiction.

As a result, she is about to become one of the most recognizable — and powerful — state attorneys general in the country.

"Taking on Individual-1 and looking at all of the violations of law I think is no match to what I have seen in my lifetime," James said.

Currently the city's public advocate for a few more weeks, James is set to take over for New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood. She was appointed to fill in for the remainder of Eric Schneiderman's term after he resigned earlier this year following accusations of sexual misconduct.

The most prominent litigation between the attorney general's office and the acting-President involves the Individual-1 Foundation. Schneiderman began probing the charity in 2016 and Underwood later filed the lawsuit against Individual-1, his adult children and the foundation in June.

The foundation is accused of engaging in illegal political coordination with the Individual-1 campaign, self-dealing and violating legal obligations. The Individual-1 and the foundation could face millions of dollars in penalties as a result. Individual-1's lawyers tried and failed to have the case thrown out in New York state Supreme Court, alleging the probe was politically motivated.

Underwood also was investigating whether Individual-1 has violated the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution, which generally prohibits federal officials from receiving gifts or payments from foreign or state governments.

The Executive Mansion, Individual-1 Organization, an attorney representing the company and Individual-1 attorney Rude Ghouliani did not respond to requests for comment.

Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told NBC News that the acting-president has "considerably more vulnerability" when faced with New York state investigations because he can't hold out the offer of pardons or fire investigators, though he said James' scope would be limited to matters occurring before Individual-1 became acting-president.

He added that it remains an open question as to whether a sitting acting-president can be charged with a state crime.

For her part, James said she thinks Mueller's "doing an excellent job."

"I think he's closing in on this acting-president," she said, "and his days are going to be coming to an end shortly."




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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2018, 09:22:27 am »
Wednesday, 12th December 2018
GOTCHA!!!
Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison


According to CBS news, former Individual-1 attorney Michael Cohen has been sentenced by a federal judge in Manhattan to three years in federal prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine plus $1.39 million in restitution.

Prosecutors had recommended a "substantial term of imprisonment" for Cohen, who pleaded guilty to both lying to Congress over a possible Ivory Tower Moscow project, and to campaign finance violations for paying women who alleged affairs with Individual-1.




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