Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos was sentenced Friday to just 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI despite the position of Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he should spend at least six months in jail. The position of Mueller appeared to reflect a view that Papadopoulos was not as cooperative (or perhaps productive) as a witness. In the end, Papadopoulos appeared in an almost hostile position vis-a-vis Mueller.
Papadopoulos also received 13 months of supervised release, 200 hours community service and a $9,500 fine. That is pretty light as a sentence for the first person to plead guilty in the Mueller investigation.
Trump did not waste time in weighing in with a signature mocking tweet — calling this sentence as a “great day for America” in spending $28 million and getting a 14 day sentence.
Federal Judge Randolph Moss explained that he did “get the sense that [Papadopoulos] does feel remorse and not simply for getting caught.”
This puts Papadopoulos in a more insulated position with Mueller. Unless Mueller can prove that he has lied, the coercive power of the Mueller is substantially reduced.
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Professor Turley lists the multiple indictments against “Russians”. I am disappointed that he accepts this as good faith action. Consider:
Mueller had every reason to believe no ne would ever be brought to trial. Had he really wanted to bring these miscreants to justice, he could have left yhe indictments sealed and unsealed them as opportunities presented themselves.
The fact that when one of these companies he indicted, actually showed up through their attorneys, the Mueller team scrambled not to have a trial, speaks volumes. I will be watching that trial with keen interest, should it ever proceed.
I am disappointed that he accepts this as good faith action.
Turley would rather not admit that the court system in particular and the legal profession in general is wallowing in a state of what Fr. Paul Shaughnessy has called ‘sociological corruption’, which is to say incapable of reform using their own resources. The legal system and every component thereof requires a bloody good hiding from the rest of society, but one of their assumptions is that non-lawyers can never boss around lawyers.
DNC lawyers say Joseph Mifsud, who set up Papadopoulos and had close ties to Russia, may be dead
By Thomas Lifson
“Dead men tell no tales” is the motto of ruthless and bloodthirsty miscreants throughout history. And if the court papers filed by lawyers for the Democratic National Committee are correct, we will never hear what London-based Professor Joseph Mifsud had to say about how and why he set up George Papadopoulos with the information that Russia had “dirt” on the Hillary Clinton campaign. Papadopoulos later passed along this information from Mifsud to Alexander Downer, at the time Australia’s ambassador to Britain, at a fashionable London wine bar. Downer passed this along, and it became a critical piece of evidence in the FBI opening a counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign at the end of July 2016.
DNC lawyers wrote in court filings Friday that Joseph Mifsud, who spoke to Papadopoulos during the 2016 presidential election, “is missing and may be deceased,” Bloomberg News reported. The lawyers did not elaborate.
The DNC stood by its claim in a statement to The Hill on Friday. The committee indicated that an investigator had been used to find Mifsud, who had disappeared for months, and was told the Maltese professor may be dead.
“The DNC’s counsel has attempted to serve Mifsud for months and has been unable to locate or contact him. In addition, public reports have said he has disappeared and hasn’t been seen for months,” DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said.
Coincidentally or not, the DNC chose to make this public on the very same day that Mifsud’s patsy Papadopoulos was sentenced to two weeks in prison for lying to the FBI.
We may never know why Mifsud took it upon himself to set up Papadopoulos with information that became the trigger for the FBI counterintelligence investigation called Crossfire Hurricane, which led to the Mueller probe.
Important to point out that Jonathan Turley has it wrong, once again. The headline and text state that Mueller wanted a sentence of at least 6 months. In fact, he recommended at most 6 months, suggesting 30 days was adequate.
There is also an article in TNYT today about the sentencing which mentions sentencing guidelines.
in case you’ve not had the time or your just to lazy to pay attention to the front lines of the war for our freedom………….
600,000 plus have been banned so far by the Commie/Nazi Dem Libs leaders
OKY1, Alex Jones should be banned from all forms of media. He is mentally unstable and actually causes genuine trouble with rumor mongering.
I understand people of your type of Commie/Nazi Dem/Lib beliefs are greatly triggered by strong/articulate alpha males/females that have such a command of the facts it scares the hell out of you people from commie/nazi sh!thooles.
Sorry, but you can go in peace back to your commie/nazi hole as which ever way things work out you/your people continue to lose.
Peter Hill – using that standard, Rachel Maddow should be banned from all media.
So you favor viewpoint discrimination?
These platforms have the right to ban whomever they wish to but they should lose th open forum designation and be suject to the same rules as newspapers and networks.
They need to lose all exemptions such as immunity from libel laws.
Mueller is catching jaywalkers while felons run by.
Mueller is tasked with investigating Russian actions in our election.
And yet, he has instead charged associates of Trump with non sequiturs like tax evasion, that should have been handled by the appropriate agency. Is this what he’s going to do? Investigate anyone ever connected with Trump for any possible crime? That is not how the federal government is supposed to work.
In the meantime, he has studiously ignored Hillary Clinton, who signed off on giving 1/5 of US uranium to Russia after a large donation to her Foundation slush fund. She paid a British spy for false information from Russian spies against her opponent Trump. And yet, it is her victim who is being investigated.
Until and unless Mueller investigates those who actually did work with the Russians, his investigation is another example of the abuse of power by the weaponized government agencies against conservatives.
14 days for what? Nothing if the young man was entrapped and no one would have been aware of anything if the FBI weren’t involved from the start. He didn’t even involve the President nor does it seem he did anything wrong except to violate a process crime that should not even exist. How was he to protect himself not knowing that he didn’t need to be under oath to be prosecuted and that anything he said even if it were a mistaken memory could lead to prosecution.
His wife was smart in her interview pushing questions that he might fight in court. That placed Mueller in jeopardy should he lose in court. The lawyer made comments against Trump but I wonder if the lawyer did the best job he could. He should have pressed that the sentence be expunged from this young mans record after a number of years. I think that was doable.
The real crime committed in this case was by the government using all its resources to force someone into saying something he otherwise wouldn’t and then have a sentence applied forever being on his record.
These actions do not represent what I believe most Americans believe in, freedom.
Are we any closer to clarifying the red line defining illegal foreign interaction with campaigns?
Didn’t think so. There will continue to be attempts at collusion. The U.S. will continue to interfere (“influence”, wink wink) in foreign elections. Time is of the essence, and it is being squandered on ex post facto, partisan legal warfare. Where are the grown ups?
You are correct in your belief that we are not “any closer to clarifying the red line defning illegal foreign interaction with campaigns”.
I think Rosenstein made a mistake in not putting “everything on the table”; i.e., Rosenstein’s directive to the Special Counsel calls for investigating only those associated with the Trump campaign.
The “foreign interaction” of the DNC, the Hillary Campaign Fund, Perkins-Coie, Fusion GPS , Christopher Steele, etc. is not an area that the Special Counsel was directed to investigate.
There have been some Congressional investigations of Fusion GPS, etc., and possibly investigations by U.S. Attorney Huber of the British/ Russian Dossier.
And investigations of the funding, and methods, and foreign resources used to compile the Steele/ Russian Dossier.
But there is no indication to date that there is any investigation of these issues that come even close to the focus, intensity, and aggressiveness of the Special Counsel’s targeting of those associated with the Trump campaign.
There might be some clearer boundaries set for future campaigns if there’s actually a serious look at ALL foreign involvement in the 2016 campaign.
But at this stage, I agree that we’re “any closer…to defining illegal foreign interaction with campaigns”.
Tom Nash – Rosenstein added a double top secret addition to Mueller’s mandate which seems to give him the Golden Ticket for Prosecutors.
PCS, where is Joseph Mifsud?
“DNC lawyers wrote in court filings Friday that Joseph Mifsud, who spoke to Papadopoulos during the 2016 presidential election, “is missing and may be deceased,” Bloomberg News reported. The lawyers did not elaborate.”
Should be “NOT any closer” in the last sentence.
Whatever the reason, the 14 day sentence is a victory to justice. Remember, it is NOT JUSTICE FOR ME AND NONE FOR THEE. This justice sentence (14 days) is really all it’s worth in the real world – if that! neener neener.
All we now need is Lanny Davis to ‘misstate’ some facts and then we have a real story. What a ship of fools.
Lanny Davis demonstrated that he isn’t as smart as he thinks he is. He gets a pass because he and Clinton are tight.
Martha Stewart got six months if memory serves.
Six posts by Late4Yoga on this trivial matter. I gather her head-shrinker still doesn’t have her lithium dose right.
Bubble dwellers like judges telling us their ‘feelings’ about someone else’s inner life is always amusing.
According to the OSC sentencing memo at the link below, Mueller recommended a sentence of zero to six months for Papadopoulos while citing the Alex van der Zwaan sentence of 30 days as an example for the Judge to consider.
Meanwhile Turley wrote, ” . . . despite the position of Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he should spend at least six months in jail.”
Once again, Turley has to be fact-checked. A maximum sentence of six months is not a minimum sentence of six months–which is what the words “at least six months” imply. Likewise, if Mueller were “demanding” a sentence of six months–as the title of this thread states–then Mueller would not have cited the 30 day sentence for Alex van der Zwaan as an example for the Judge to consider. But he did. And you can fact check that at the link provided.
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – Mueller was pushing for 6 months until George’s wife started screaming about withdrawing the guilty plea because their was exculpatory evidence. Suddenly the sentencing memo changes and she backs down. Funny that.
Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller News Foundation is not exculpatory evidence.
Yes Paul. Muler/DOJ was fearful that George’s wife’s feisty attitude was going to make life more difficult for them. This 14 day sentence is the beginning of the end of this inquisition and Late4Yoga sees the writing on the wall as evidenced by her grasping for straws this morning.
If you seriously think that a 14 day sentence for a cooperating witness is the end of the Mueller investigation, then you’re the one grasping at straws.
P.S. Mueller doesn’t back down, Mr. Wish Fulfillment. And Chuck Ross has been shamelessly exploiting Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos. There is no exculpatory evidence in the case against George Papadopoulos.
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – where is Mifsud?
Late4Yoga: You infer that he is cooperating witness to soothe yourself. Judge sending him home to signal enough is enough of this witch hunt.
Mueller, you say doesn’t back down. Didn’t he sign the first FISA court application to investigate Trump and collusion?
Once Trump releases these so called secret FISA court documents, for all to see, then all of the cockroaches will be running for darkness. And it can’t happen soon enough for me.
His name is “Mueller.” But you can call him “sir.”
“Muler” as in mule/ass. And he is “beyond reproach” per lefty media, so don’t you dare question his actions.
An article in The Hill agrees. with L4D
bettykath – unless God agree with L4D, I am not buying it. 😉
P. S. They say that God is through talking to us.
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – who are this vague “they” that you speak of? Do they have names, address, cellphone numbers, email addresses?
The “They-Sayers” are reputed to have been the students of Aristotle who compiled their lectures notes into books that were sold under the name Aristotle. One of those books bore the title “They Say,” and was a compendium of hypotheses to be tested by empirical inquiry. Here’s a sample paraphrase:
They say that there’s a race of men living at the Southern pole who have their feet above their mouths.
What if Res Ipsa Loquitur is the empirical inquiry into that hypothesis?
This link has comments from Papadoulos’ attorney, Thomas Breen:
Excerpted from the article linked above:
But George Papadopoulos’ lawyers made no effort Friday to point fingers at Mueller’s office or the FBI. In fact, they flatly rejected any suggestion of impropriety by the prosecution.
“Our firm would in a second stand up if we saw prosecutorial or governmental misconduct. We have seen no such thing,” Breen said in response to a question from POLITICO at a brief news conference after the sentencing. “We have seen no entrapment. We have seen no set-up by U.S. intelligence people. … Everything we saw, they’ve been on the square.”
Breen also said that while search warrants were obtained to get information about his client, there was no indication that Papadopoulos was the subject of secret foreign-surveillance warrants.
“We never received and have no reason to believe whatsoever there was a FISA warrant involving George Papadopoulos,” the defense attorney said.
Result = 14 days vs. 6 months sought by persecutors. Defense attorneys not going to rock the boat with that outcome.
Excerpted from the article linked above especially for Bill Martin:
A defense filing last week claimed Papadopoulos said before he was charged that he was asked by the FBI whether he would “actively cooperate and contact various people” and that he replied that he was willing to try. “Active” cooperation in court papers often means wearing a wire or recording phone calls to get associates talking on tape. The filing doesn’t say whether Papadopoulos ever employed such tactics.
“..willing to try…”, Translation: “…willing to compose”
“willing to try active cooperation”–translation–wearing a wire or recording phone calls to get associates to talk on tape.
“willing to try” is such weak verbiage. Does not sound like somebody who is sure they have something to deliver. Most ANYBODY facing jailing time is “willing to try”. #GameOverForLate4Yoga
Bill Martin – no one is having a conversation with George unless he strips naked and goes in a SCIF, 😉
And what if it’s already too late for that, Master Spy-Craftsman???
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – he was on the edges of the campaign to begin with.
Judge was smart to go with catch-and-release of George with 14 day sentence. Judge sent message to anybody caring to pay attention and no Ms. Tin Foil Hat aka Late4Yoga the message does not relate to a cooperating witness scenario. Even if Mr Muler himself came out tomorrow and said it was over, like Japanese soldier on remote island – Late4Yoga would keep on fighting after the surrender.
Surely Turley would post an article on the blawg under the headline: Mueller Surrenders. Investigation Is Over.
Maybe Tab Lockheed might hold his breath under water until said headline is posted right here on the blawg. Or not.
Did you know that some straws are hollow? Not only can you grasp at them, but you can snorkel through them, too. They say it sounds like a wheezy gurgling rasping gasp.
Also excerpted from the article linked above:
Papadopoulos acknowledged that his false statements to the FBI were intentional and were aimed at concealing details about his contacts with Mifsud. “I hid many aspects of my relationship with Joseph Mifsud. That was wrong and it was a crime,” the former Trump adviser said.
In his first media interview, conducted after his sentencing, Papadopoulos left open the possibility that he told Trump campaign officials that Russia had the damaging Clinton emails.
“As far as I remember, I absolutely did not share this information with anyone on the campaign,” Papadopoulos said in the interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, which was set to air later Friday as part of a CNN documentary.
But when pressed, he said: “I might have, but I have no recollection of doing so. I can’t guarantee. All I can say is, my memory is telling me that I never shared it with anyone on the campaign.”
Complicating his denial, though, Papadopoulos also admitted that he told a top Greek official about the Russian email dirt during a meeting in Athens that was part of a trip authorized by the Trump campaign.
“He explained to me that where you are sitting right now, tomorrow Putin will be sitting there,” Papadopoulos quoted the official as saying, referring to President Vladimir Putin of Russia. “And then a nervous reaction I had, I blurted out I heard this information.”
Repeated for emphasis:
“As far as I remember, I absolutely did not . . . I might have, but I have no recollection . . . I can’t guarantee . . . my memory is telling me that I never shared it with anyone on the campaign.”
Yes. That’s what the man said, “absolutely did not . . . might have . . . can’t guarantee . . .”
Also repeated for emphasis:
Papadopoulos also admitted that he told a top Greek official about the Russian email dirt during a meeting in Athens that was part of a trip authorized by the Trump campaign.
“He explained to me that where you are sitting right now, tomorrow Putin will be sitting there,” Papadopoulos quoted the official as saying, referring to President Vladimir Putin of Russia. “And then a nervous reaction I had, I blurted out I heard this information.”
Yes. That, too, is what the man admitted. On a trip authorized by the Trump campaign, Papadopoulos told the Greek Foreign Minister (who would be sitting across from Putin the next day) about the Russian email dirt on Clinton. It just so happens to be the case that, the very next day after the Greek Foreign Minister met with Putin, Aras Agalarov asked Natalia Veselnitskaya to participate in the Trump Tower meeting that Emin Agalarov and Rob Goldstone were in the process of setting up. Coincidence or Koinkydinky?
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – And this is a sign of Russian collusion?
Depending upon the evidence brought to bear in Mueller’s final report on the Trump campaign’s conspiracy to defraud the United States, it could be construed as an overt act in furtherance of said conspiracy to conceal from an agency of the federal government the acceptance, reception, or solicitation of an illegal foreign campaign contribution in the form of thousands of emails damaging to Hillary Clinton.
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – George said he had no contact with the campaign on this issue. Get a grip.
Paul – The parts of the interview I heard said he could not recall sharing the information but I never heard any suggestion he did not have the information. If he didn’t share it, how did the FBI learn of his knowledge?
Enigma – Amb. Downer went directly to the FBI, bypassing the Five Eyes system.
Paul- How did Amb. Downer know?
enigma – ask L4Yoga, she has Mueller’s timeline. 😉
Mueller didn’t enter the picture until after Papadoupolos. There seems to be an insinuation that Papadoupolos didn’t tell Downer and therfore dismissing the rationale for the investigation. None of those insinustions address the issue that Papadoupolos was apparently aware of the hacked emails and someone told Downer. None of this makes the Trump cqampaign any less guilty.
On another topic. Kavanaugh received and used stolen documents which he denied under oath in 2004 and 2006 until his emails shown he indeed had the stolen documents. Did he commit perjury or is that only something Hillary is capable of?
enigma – I do not know enough about any stolen documents to make a judgment. I have been overwhelmed by Cory Booker becoming Spartacus. 😉 Just waiting for him to nail himself to a cross.
Paul – This will be helpful. There is a Fox News version in which some Senate aide claims Kavanaugh had no knowledge the documents were stolen, and says it was “very typical” for people to have documents from the other party. The aide claims the documents weren’t really stolen anyway as they were left carelessly on a shared server. I would post the Fox link as well but blog rules limit me to one linl per post and I chose the more truthful one.
enigma – I think the limit is two links per post. And right now I am too busy searching the interweb for video of Corey Booker either nailing himself or being nailed to a cross and planted in front of the Capitol building. I am not finding anything, so far. I want to see Corey become Spartacus. 🙂
Spartacus was nailed to the cross by Romans. I suspect none of the Republicans in the Senate have the nerve to try to expel Booker and the others for exposing the relevant documents they tried to hide from the American public.
“I suspect none of the Republicans in the Senate have the nerve to try to expel Booker and the others for exposing the relevant documents they tried to hide from the American public.”
When asked for the documents to be released by Cory Booker they were released (I think in less than 24 hours) and Booker knew that before he decided to grandstand. Booker didn’t expose anything not already released. More Enigma BS.
Democrats released far more documents than were approved. If you only get your news from within the bubble, lies are all you know.
“Democrats released far more documents than were approved”
Get your facts straight. I didn’t mention Democrats. I mentioned a stupid grandstand attempt by Cory Booker.
Now you can tell us the exact documents Democrats released that weren’t approved for release. I noted a lot of word play in all the news reports trying to make things appear a way they aren’t.
Democrats and Cory Booker in particular released far more documents than approved. Of course, he had his staff do it so before you call me a liar again, he didn’t personally do it, he caused it to be done. If you want to know the individual documents, feel free to look it up yourself. I am not your staff!
The documents Cory Booker was grandstanding over had been released. Now you are back peddling as usual. You went from Cory Booker to Democrats and now to Cory Booker and Democrats. Get your facts straight since my initial remark had to do with Cory Booker’s rant.
You are now making a new claim that Democrats released documents that weren’t approved for release. One has to assume we are talking about the Senate hearings between the time Cory Booker made an A$$ of himself and a liar out of you to the present. I have seen a lot of news articles that make things purposely unclear but haven’t seen any proof that Democrats released documents that weren’t approved for release during this time span. You made the claim so you have to prove it true. I can’t prove a negative.
” I am not your staff!”
Nor would I ever accept your type of work which is substandard. So I will await your proof of what you say or accept that once again you made another statement that is untrue. That would further demonstrate why I would never want you on my staff.
enigma – the documents were cleared at 4 am and Booker knew about it before he made his “hysterical” claim about being Spartacus. And we don’t know what happened to Spartacus. 😉
This newest allegation is more BS. Just like Cory Booker claiming he was releasing records that were being withheld when they had already been released at his request.
It is also Enigma BS that only one http can be placed in an email and that is why he didn’t place the alternative. One can place two addresses and if there are more one can place the address in a subsequent post. Enigma, you are just trying to bend the truth like you always do. Seldom do I see anyone attempting to bend the truth in such a fashion. You know better but don’t care about truth.
Kavanaugh did absolutely nothing wrong and there is absolutely no proof that Kavanaugh did. He was confirmed in 2006 and this same issue was raised and disposed of. If you have proof show it, but it was not shown in 2006 and won’t be shown today.
The Fox News article that Enigma couldn’t post is at:
Ask Darren about the rules. He cited them to me and I follow them. If you weren’t always calling people liars you might one day learn something.
My memory is two addresses per posting and if there are more one can post them in a followup posting. I’m pretty sure I am correct but you had an alternative, posting in a subsequent reply. You were grandstanding like Cory Booker. Just because ex President Obama acts like a jerk you and Booker don’t have to follow suit.
Ask darren if you don’t believe me. Again, I told the person I was actually talking to that it existed. If he wanted to read it he could easily find it. You are such a troll, not even a good one because you don’t actually know much. Try again.
You can repeat yourself as many times as you wish but it won’t change the facts. Enigma BS is something I have gotten used to.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but those of you who are familiar with the work of the Master Spy-Craftsman, Paul C Schulte, will have no trouble realizing that the coffee boy, George Papadopoulos, was sent on an errand to Greece to deliver a message from Trump to Putin through the Greek Foreign Minister that sent the signal to accept the meeting between senior members of the Trump campaign and representatives of The Russian government that “Covfefe” Papadopoulos had been trying to set up for over a month or so at that point.
(Did I neglect to mention that George’s lawyers boasted in court filings that he had said he was willing to try to “actively cooperate” with the FBI and that active cooperation usually means wearing a wire or making phone calls to get to get people talking on tape???) Don’t take my word for it. Just ask Master SpyCraftsman Schulteacher about that one, too.
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – they already had his phone tapped. And that is the silliest conspiracy theory yet. God you’re easy. What lines did you fall for in high school?
Master Spy-Craftsman said, “And that is the silliest conspiracy theory yet.”
Until tomorrow when you accuse the Greek Foreign Minister of being a Deep-State operative.
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – I am saying the way you are connecting the imaginary dots is the silliest conspiracy theory yet.
BTW, now that the Deep State has come out of the closest in an anonymous op-ed to the NYT are you finally going to admit it exists?
Those are conservative Republicans trying to save their party from President Bozo Boots by preventing Trump from giving sanctions relief and policy concessions on The Ukraine and Syria to Russia.
Do you like c.100 word sentences?
How many blackboards would be required to diagram some of her sentences?
As a teacher, would you ever have given your students a choice of detention, or reading her comments, as punishment for misbehavior?
Tom Nash – I was not in charge of punishment. I would sent them to The Office and they would decide the punishment. 😉 Punishments included picking up the parking lot or being suspended from school or just cooling their heels until I cooled off. 😉
Did you know that George Papadopoulos had hopes of landing a job with the Trump administration? Did you also know that Papadopoulos admitted that the reason he lied to the FBI about exactly when he first met Mifsud and tried to conceal his contacts with Ivan Timofeev is that he didn’t want to nix his chances of landing a job with the Trump administration?
So ask yourself, if you knew the Russians had thousands of emails damaging to Hillary Clinton and were willing to disseminate them depending upon the outcome of a meeting you were trying to set up between Trump and Putin, or members of the Trump campaign and the Russians, and if you wanted to land a job with the Trump administration, then would you really withhold from the Trump campaign your knowledge of the Russians having thousands of emails damaging to Hillary Clinton?
Perhaps it’s understandable that, if you did share that knowledge with the Trump campaign, you might later say something like,“As far as I remember, I absolutely did not . . . I might have, but I have no recollection . . . I can’t guarantee . . . my memory is telling me that I never shared it with anyone on the campaign,” or words to that effect. But who else would you realistically expect to believe that non-denial denial of yours when you were, by your own admission, quite perfectly happy to blab your knowledge of the Russian effort to the Australian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the Greek Foreign Minister?
Certainly not he who will not be deterred, Robert Swan Mueller The Third. Time to rethink the 14 day sentence for Papadopoulos, gentlemen.
L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – a 14 day sentence is shorter that what Lohan got for her last rehab kickback and she only did 25 minutes or something.
BTW, Mueller has a spotty prosecution record. So, don’t get all hot and bothered standing behind him. You are very likely to be disappointed.
There’s no reason Papadopoulos can’t be indicted for conspiracy to defraud the United States. None whatsoever. Papadopoulos is not off the hook, yet. Papadopoulos still has to cooperate with Mueller. As such, Papadopoulos could not go on TV and admit that he spilled the beans on the Trump campaign and ratted out the POTUS, too. If, however, Papadopoulos knows for a fact that he did not share his knowledge of the Russian effort with any member of the Trump campaign, then Papadopoulos could go on TV and say just that. He didn’t. Do the head-scratching, gentlemen.
Another fine point: One reason that Papadopoulos seems to be having such a hard time remembering exactly whether or not he shared his knowledge of the Russians having thousands of emails damaging to Clinton with any members of the Trump campaign might be that Papadopoulos does not yet know what any of the members of the Trump campaign may have said to Mueller or to the grand jury. IOW, Papadopoulos has probably learned the hard way to be more cautious in his statements. And particularly so since Manafort has yet to weigh in on the subject. Of course, one might presume that Gates has already had his say on that same subject with Mueller. Even so, there has to be a reason that Papadopoulos refuses to be emphatic in his denial of having shared his knowledge of the Russian effort with any other members of the Trump campaign. Maybe, just maybe, the unsworn statements that Papadopoulos made to Jake Tapper at CNN and the unsworn statements Simona Mangiante made to Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller don’t really matter in a court of law. Likewise, maybe Papadopoulos will suddenly regain his memory when questioned under oath. Perhaps he already did.
It’s possible that Papadopolous does not remember specifically telling others others in the Trump campaign about the conversation with Mifsud.
Having publicly stated that he can’t remember, his credibility would be shot if he subsequently has a “Eureka” moment, and says “Now I remember”.
There is a widely held assumption that ” someone, somewhere” has given Mueller specific information linking the Trump campaign to Russian involvement in the 2016 election.
Based on 2+ years of investigations, no actual evidence or indictments have supported that assumption.
The wide scope of this fishing expedition may uncover something else to pin on Trump ( e.g., the CFO of the Trump organization was given immunity), but the case for “collusion” seems to be nonexistent.
Read books, meditate, take break from wife, reflect on life, make life plan, watch some TV, do some sit-ups/push-ups play some ball in prison yard, decompress following Muler persecution, etc. With positive attitude he can make those 14 days a decent vacation.
Darren Smith, I and others would like to comment on the stump thread.
“I just asked 4 freshmen…”
“Now Washington state has quite a decent public school system and WSU students come from the upper ranks of their graduating classes.”
– David B. Benson
So, Benson, you are a parasitic public worker living off of the public dole? Who’d a thunk? Help me out here.
Can you pay taxes with taxes? Is it possible for workers paid with collected tax dollars to pay taxes with the tax dollars they just received? Can one pay taxes with taxes? So you don’t actually pay taxes, right?
Should a public worker who is paid by elected officials be allowed to vote for those elected officials?
Now you understand why the American Founders gave Americans a “…republic, if you can keep it,” Ben Franklin. A republic is not one man, one vote democracy; it is representative governance “…in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote.” The American Founders intended for criteria to be met by voters. I doubt being on the public dole is a criterion.
b (1) : a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.
I sense that a portion of the DOJ system is having their own revolution. et us see if they are as kind when it comes to The Clintons, the DNC/DOJ/Collusion or others..
It is a tap on the wrist, not even a slap.
Probably serve his time in a minimum security federal prison with a swimming pool.
Time already served he’s probaby within two days of walking
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
“Papadopoulos Gets A 14-Day Sentence Despite Mueller Demand For 6 Months”
Lisa Page, “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing.”
Lisa Page, “The texts mean what the texts say.”
“If Comey had indicted Hillary, Comey would have convicted Obama.”
– Andrew McCarthy
Criminal co-conspirators in the Obama Coup D’etat in Amerca:
Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Priestap, Kortan, Campbell,
Steele, Simpson, Joseph Mifsud, Stefan “The Walrus” Halper, Kerry, Hillary, Huma, Brennan, Clapper, Farkas, Power, Lynch, Rice, Jarrett,
Obama et al.
All roads lead to Obama.
How about Weissmann. So with this many people in government involved would you label this “Sedition”, “Coup”. The only problem is like Hillary none of them will face the music! One thing I notice all the collusionist, obstructionist and left wing haters who troll this blog disappear when their hopes to take down a President began to vanish. Where’s your call for justice for the American people with this crew.
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