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    MUELLER FLIPS GATES & BANNON SPENT 20 hours with Mueller investigators...

    Then Bannon told CONGRESSIONAL INTEL COMMITTEE today he was told by the WHITE HOUSE TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT and only answer questions PRE-APPROVED by them. He's using bogus executive privileges. Republicans refuse to hold BANNON in contempt of congress.


    CNN reports Gates is finalizing a plea deal with Mueller.

    By Andrew Prokopandrew@vox.com Feb 15, 2018, 6:54pm EST

    Rick Gates Mark Wilson/GettySpecial counsel Robert Mueller may be close to flipping another former Trump staffer.

    Rick Gates — Paul Manafort’s longtime junior business partner, and a 2016 Trump campaign staffer — is “finalizing” a plea deal in which he’d cooperate with the Mueller investigation, CNN’s Katelyn Polantz and Sara Murray report. Gates has been in negotiations with Mueller’s team about cooperating for over a month, their report says, citing sources familiar with the case.

    Back in October, Mueller’s team indicted Gates and Manafort on a combined 12 counts that mostly focused on alleged money laundering, failure to disclose financial assets, and false statements regarding their work for the government of Ukraine and a Russia-affiliated Ukrainian political party — matters that didn’t have anything specific to do with Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. (Both pleaded not guilty.)

    But apparently, Mueller didn’t intend to stop there. The special counsel’s team had prepared superseding indictments that would add to or replace the original charges against both Manafort and Gates, per an earlier CNN report. Facing an expensive legal defense with no end in sight, Gates signed a new lawyer who has been working on cutting him a plea deal.

    The biggest question, though, is whether Gates’s possible flip is mainly bad news for Paul Manafort concerning those lobbying and money laundering charges ... or whether it would have even bigger implications for the investigation into Russian interference as a whole, and into President Trump specifically.

    https://www.vox.com/2018/2/15/16955292/rick-gates-plea-deal


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    FEB 15 2018, 2:56 PM ET

    Steve Bannon met with Mueller multiple times over the past week

    by HALLIE JACKSON


    WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned from two sources familiar with the proceedings.

    Bannon spent a total of some 20 hours in conversations with the team led by Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as well as other issues that have arisen around the probe.

    Bannon left his job as a senior White House adviser in August and returned to a leadership role at Breitbart, the right-wing news site based out of Washington. But he fell out of favor with the site’s financial backers, the Mercer family, after criticizing the president and his family in "Fire and Fury,” a book about the Trump administration published earlier this year by author Michael Wolff...


    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/steve-bannon-met-mueller-multiple-times-over-past-week-n848421


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    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon would only answer questions pre-approved by the White House during an interview Thursday with the House Intelligence Committee, lawmakers said.

    Members from both parties were fuming after the interview, which lasted roughly three hours, saying Bannon had refused to answer any questions that touched on his work for President Trump after the 2016 election.

    "The only questions he would answer were questions that had been scripted, literally scripted, for him by the White House. A set of 25 questions that had been written out for him to which the answer to each must be 'no,'" said Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the panel's ranking Democrat.
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    So, more leaks from the leaky Mueller team. Shocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Then Bannon told CONGRESSIONAL INTEL COMMITTEE today he was told by the WHITE HOUSE TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT and only answer questions PRE-APPROVED by them. He's using bogus executive privileges. Republicans refuse to hold BANNON in contempt of congress.


    CNN reports Gates is finalizing a plea deal with Mueller.

    By Andrew Prokopandrew@vox.com Feb 15, 2018, 6:54pm EST

    Rick Gates Mark Wilson/GettySpecial counsel Robert Mueller may be close to flipping another former Trump staffer.

    Rick Gates — Paul Manafort’s longtime junior business partner, and a 2016 Trump campaign staffer — is “finalizing” a plea deal in which he’d cooperate with the Mueller investigation, CNN’s Katelyn Polantz and Sara Murray report. Gates has been in negotiations with Mueller’s team about cooperating for over a month, their report says, citing sources familiar with the case.

    Back in October, Mueller’s team indicted Gates and Manafort on a combined 12 counts that mostly focused on alleged money laundering, failure to disclose financial assets, and false statements regarding their work for the government of Ukraine and a Russia-affiliated Ukrainian political party — matters that didn’t have anything specific to do with Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. (Both pleaded not guilty.)

    But apparently, Mueller didn’t intend to stop there. The special counsel’s team had prepared superseding indictments that would add to or replace the original charges against both Manafort and Gates, per an earlier CNN report. Facing an expensive legal defense with no end in sight, Gates signed a new lawyer who has been working on cutting him a plea deal.

    The biggest question, though, is whether Gates’s possible flip is mainly bad news for Paul Manafort concerning those lobbying and money laundering charges ... or whether it would have even bigger implications for the investigation into Russian interference as a whole, and into President Trump specifically.

    https://www.vox.com/2018/2/15/16955292/rick-gates-plea-deal


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    FEB 15 2018, 2:56 PM ET

    Steve Bannon met with Mueller multiple times over the past week

    by HALLIE JACKSON


    WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned from two sources familiar with the proceedings.

    Bannon spent a total of some 20 hours in conversations with the team led by Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as well as other issues that have arisen around the probe.

    Bannon left his job as a senior White House adviser in August and returned to a leadership role at Breitbart, the right-wing news site based out of Washington. But he fell out of favor with the site’s financial backers, the Mercer family, after criticizing the president and his family in "Fire and Fury,” a book about the Trump administration published earlier this year by author Michael Wolff...


    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/steve-bannon-met-mueller-multiple-times-over-past-week-n848421


    I'm disappointed that you didn't post the Rawstory link.
    Same true story, but with a side of Alt-Right full diaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    So, more leaks from the leaky Mueller team. Shocking.
    And you know that MUELLER leaked and not the WITNESSES? Sounds LIKE BANNON is loving the game and showing everyone how smart he is! And witnesses walk into Capitol doors with a phalanx of reporters waiting. That's a secret?? You do realize that there is a PAPER TRAIL of legal actions and charges, subpoenas, etc. for each witness/CRIMINAL and what they PLEAD to and are filed in VA and/or DC. Much of of it is available in court dockets--the only secret is WHEN it is available. You do know that don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    So, more leaks from the leaky Mueller team. Shocking.
    Yeah, reporters waiting outside the Building Mueller has set up shop timing the amount of Times Bannon went inside and when he came out. Big leak
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    dang, Maddow predicted Gates was next to be flipped months ago.
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    What is gates supposed to have done exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    dang, Maddow predicted Gates was next to be flipped months ago.
    Didn’t take Harry Houdini to figure it out.

    Working separately from Gates' trial lawyers is the well-known Washington defense attorney Thomas Green. Green, who has known Mueller personally for years, is negotiating Gates' plea deal, according to people familiar with the case. He has visited the special counsel's office multiple times in the last several weeks. Green appeared with Gates yesterday in court, but is not handling his trial situation.

    The judge has already acknowledged that Gates could not show he had $5 million in assets to secure his bail. His financial situation is further hampered by assets he would have to forfeit to the government if found guilty of money laundering charges. A complex criminal case such as this could cost a defendant more than a million dollars in legal fees, especially if he were to go to trial, according to several people familiar with the legal industry.

    The stress has taken a toll on Gates' young family, who have urged him to do what is necessary to conclude these proceedings, a source said. Gates lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and four children.

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/02/15/p...mpression=true
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    I'm disappointed that you didn't post the Rawstory link.
    Same true story, but with a side of Alt-Right full diaper.
    Lololol! Happen to hit a link that went to Vox and figured The Hill likely had something. I'll give the Raw Story crazies time to change their diapers. I have a feeling next week is going to be a roller coaster ride. I don't really know why but I think some serious shit is going to hit the fan. Not the least because TRUMP looks positively MISERABLE. The job and Mueller are bringing him down.

    Priebus was quoted in a book that came out this week saying, "As bad as it LOOKED it was 50 times worse." Did ANYONE among Trump's cast of players get ANY warm and fuzzy feelings??
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