Skip to comments.Manafort might not fight claims he lied to Mueller
Posted on 12/11/2018 2:18:33 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Defense attorneys for Paul Manafort indicated Tuesday they might not contest special counsel Robert Muellers allegations that President Trump's onetime campaign chairman lied to federal prosecutors.
Attorney Richard Westling said in court that it's less clear whether the defense needs to rebut Mueller's accusations.
Mueller filed a heavily redacted memo last week accusing Manafort of breaching his plea deal by lying about five subject areas: Manafort's contacts with Trump administration officials; his interactions with an associate who has suspected ties to Russian intelligence; the associate's role in tampering with witnesses; a $125,000 payment made to a firm working for Manafort; and information he provided related to another Justice Department investigation.
Fridays memo said Manafort stated after signing the plea agreement that he had no direct or indirect communications with anyone in the administration, but evidence has since demonstrated he authorized a person to speak on his behalf.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee on the federal district court in Washington, D.C., asked Westling on Tuesday if the defense agrees Manaforts responses to those topics were false.
Westling said he couldnt answer that yet, but that hes been talking with the government, which he said is being helpful in providing more information.
He said the government is trying to understand how Manaforts breach of the plea deal will impact his sentence.
Berman Jackson on Tuesday ordered Manaforts team to respond to Muellers memo by Jan. 7 and state whether there are any areas of dispute. She said the governments memo didn't provide her with sufficient information to make a factual finding as to whether the allegations are true.
Its a summary of your allegations, she told prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.
She said that while the government may be intending to provide evidence proving that what Manafort said was false, she doesnt want that evidence to be handed to her for the first time at a court hearing.
If you lie to a liar, is it still a lie?
Facing bankruptcy is a very compelling argument. Manafort may end up bankrupt anyway, but he was forced to cry “Uncle!” first.
Mueller isnt God, who they hell made lying to this corrupt swamp creature a crime ?
This investigation is a sick joke
Its an Obama Judge so there is no hoping for fairness. If it was a real judge he could just say Whats the point of fighting this? I cant afford it, Im being held in solitary confinement which is cruel and unusual punishment and Im already going to jail for the rest of my life, so please tell me what would be the point of fighting this.
Do inmates have access to telephones or internet while in solitary confinement? My memory is that PM was placed in the hole while in prison. His only contact was with his lawyers. Hmmmm. Listening in on Attorney/client communications?
Maybe in the future, Manafort can sue the living hell out of Mueller for having him placed in solitary confinement.
Solitary confinement is a violation of the 8th amendment (punishment must fit the crime)for lying to a snake.
Rapists don’t get solitary confinement.
I hope Andrew Weissmann gets herpes.
what happens to all his victims, if Mueller’s appointment as Special Counsel is found to be unconstitutional or worse?
He lied before he told the truth, or told the truth before he lied? I’m confused.
Yes it is and they will ride him down until he gives in, probably with his life when he has nothing left. Real humane.
Amazon: Robert Mueller— Errand Boy for the New World Order Paperback 2018
by John Milkovich (Democrat Senator, Louisiana)
members of the FakeNewsMSM - who picked members from their own “profession” as the winners, also protected Mueller by putting him in the #3 position, thereby providing an opportunity for more FakeMuellerNews today:
12 Dec: Business Insider Australia: Friends say special counsel Robert Mueller is ‘the kind of man’ who flicks lights on and off to tell them it’s time to leave
by Grace Panetta
As Muellers investigation closes in on some of Trumps top allies, friends and former colleagues who spoke to Time described Mueller as fiercely loyal to procedure and duty-driven qualities they said stemmed from his serving in the Marine Corps in the Vietnam War after college...
11 Dec: Vox: Times 2018 Person of the Year runner-up is special counsel Robert Mueller
Mueller came in third, behind the man that may be next in his sights: Donald Trump
by Jen Kirby
Special counsel Robert Mueller has been chosen as Time magazines third-place runner-up for 2018 Person of the Year a recognition of the significance of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign...
Although Mueller rarely makes any public comments, his presence has loomed over American politics and foreign policy for the year.
As Times Brian Bennett and Tessa Berenson point out, the special counsel instead speaks through his work...
Mueller still hasnt answered the collusion question yet, but the investigation around it is already changing the course of American political history.
hasn’t answered the collusion question yet? so why make that the big issue in your opening paragraph, Vox? and why not bring up the real colluders - HRC/DNC/Obama Admin/Intel agencies/MSM/FusionGPS/Steele/Russians/FISA judges, etc etc etc.
They will all be wealthy people.
It’s only a lie if it isn’t the lie Mueller wants to hear....the lies he tries to force out of them are ‘good” lies....
It’s WEISSMANN.....nuff said.
Surprised at an Obummer judge. She seems reasonable.
It’s a typical fake headline. Manafort did NOT say he wouldn’t contest the charges. He said the government did not provide enough information about the charges to be ABLE to contest them. That’s not a trivial difference.
You jest, correct?
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