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After Mueller Comes Up Empty, His Targets Speak Out (Cliensmith interviewed Papadopoulos)
Rea Clear Politics ^ | 6/8/2019 | Paul Sperry

Posted on 11/23/2019 10:11:29 AM PST by CaptainK

George Papadopoulos

A junior member of the Trump foreign policy advisory team in 2016, George Papadopoulos was approached by FBI agents in Chicago, where he lived with his mother after the election while waiting for what he hoped would be an offer to join the new administration. The agents said they just wanted to talk to him about contacts he’d made with people in London during the campaign.

He spoke to them without a lawyer or the benefit of notes, emails or a calendar to refresh his recollection — a decision he would later regret. One of the interviews was run by FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who was later pulled off Mueller's team after the inspector general exposed his anti-Trump text messages. Clinesmith zeroed in on Papadopoulos' conversations with a supposedly Kremlin-tied diplomat in London, Joseph Mifsud.

Then on July 27, 2017, while returning to the U.S. from a trip to Greece, at least a half dozen of Mueller’s agents stopped him at Washington Dulles International Airport. They searched his bags, confiscated his passport and slapped handcuffs and leg shackles on him. They also seized his cellphone and demanded he tell them his passcode to access it.

“This is what happens when you work for Trump,” growled one agent — one of several Mueller investigators Papadopoulos described as “mean, nasty and underhanded.”

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1 posted on 11/23/2019 10:11:29 AM PST by CaptainK
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ClineSmith..!

That’s funny..!


2 posted on 11/23/2019 10:13:18 AM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

I transposed by mistake!!!


3 posted on 11/23/2019 10:19:08 AM PST by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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To: CaptainK

I watched Rudy on Fox today. I believe he has the goods on everyone. I hope he has good security.


4 posted on 11/23/2019 10:21:40 AM PST by shelterguy
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I think George P should be asked to identify the FBI agent tha made the comment. He should thus be fired on the spot.


5 posted on 11/23/2019 10:25:29 AM PST by V V Camp Enari 67-68 (Viet Vet)
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"“This is what happens when you work for Trump,” growled one agent..."

Just think what they would do to the rest of us who won't bend a knee to the Fascist state if they manage to get rid of President Trump. Even now, how many people will not work for Trump because of the fear of what will happen to them.

6 posted on 11/23/2019 10:26:11 AM PST by Truth29
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I believe he was stopped at the airport because they thought he had 10K that they had baited him with. PapaD smelled a rat and left the money there.


7 posted on 11/23/2019 10:40:06 AM PST by pnut22
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...Just think what they would do to the rest of us who won't bend a knee to the Fascist state if they manage to get rid of President Trump. Even now, how many people will not work for Trump because of the fear of what will happen to them.

This is why there have to be consequences for the bad actors. 20 and 30 year prison terms, executions for treason and sedition.

8 posted on 11/23/2019 10:40:08 AM PST by CurlyDave
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“PapaD smelled a rat and left the money there.”

That was a good story. I guess GP’s girlfriend (now wife) was the one who encouraged him to turn the $10K over to his attorney in Italy before traveling. Good instincts there; smart man to marry the girl.


9 posted on 11/23/2019 10:43:18 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("I've read the back of The Book, and we win.")
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He left the 10K with a lawyer in Greece (or Cyrus. I forget which). I think the money is still there.

He thought that the money might be marked and I agree with him. I think the FBI or the CIA marked it.


10 posted on 11/23/2019 11:06:59 AM PST by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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NEVER talk to the Feds without your lawyer being present. They tricked Gen. Flynn the same way. It can cost you millions, as well as your freedom.


11 posted on 11/23/2019 11:11:44 AM PST by txrefugee
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She is not only smart. She is stunning. To his credit, George P. did not fall for their temptation to sin with the Russian honeypot, proving he was a much better man.


12 posted on 11/23/2019 11:18:10 AM PST by txrefugee
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She worked for MIFSUD at one time!!!!!WEIRD!!


13 posted on 11/23/2019 11:18:13 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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"This is why there have to be consequences for the bad actors. 20 and 30 year prison terms, executions for treason and sedition."

Agree, but I suspect there will be no indictments or jail terms for any of the major coup plotters. There will only be Justice if the citizenry rise up and administer it. The DOJ will not do the job IMO.

14 posted on 11/23/2019 11:24:51 AM PST by Truth29
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To: txrefugee

The last 3 years have taught me never to speak to any law enforcement officer, starting from a lowly crossing guard up to the head of the Alphabets.


15 posted on 11/23/2019 11:27:53 AM PST by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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A former Associated Press and Christianity Today reporter who co-authored a best-selling bookon homeland security, Moore said he believed the special counsel secretly looked through not just his personal emails and text messages, but also his phone records, even though the agents assured him he was not a target of investigation. Weeks earlier, two other agents had shown up -- also unannounced -- at the suburban Virginia home of his boss, WND.com founder and editor Joseph Farah, asking similar questions about WikiLeaks. They focused on staff editorial conference calls Corsi had joined in August and October 2016. They asked who normally edited the stories filed by Corsi. Farah mentioned Moore, and another team of agents was deployed to Gig Harbor, Wash., where Moore works from home. Not long after the interrogation, the 64-year-old Farah suffered a stroke and is still incapacitated. His nationally syndicated column has been suspended indefinitely as he undergoes therapy.
16 posted on 11/23/2019 11:46:59 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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It’s a good flashback which is suddenly relevant again, but you’re supposed to enter the original date of the article in the date field, not today’s date.


17 posted on 11/23/2019 11:51:31 AM PST by edwinland
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I did post the original date.

6/8/2019


18 posted on 11/23/2019 11:53:26 AM PST by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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To: edwinland

Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/8/2019 | Paul Sperry
Posted on 11/23/2019, 1:11:29 PM by CaptainK


19 posted on 11/23/2019 11:55:06 AM PST by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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To: txrefugee

NEVER talk to the Feds without your lawyer being present...

Have to agree with this. Local LE as well. Trust in our “protectors” has taken a blow it will never recover from, thanks to the 0bama regime’s SS.


20 posted on 11/23/2019 11:55:20 AM PST by Ceebass (The only thing Orwell got wrong was the date)
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