The alleged “Russian trolls” are coming back and biting Mueller in the butt.

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Thread by @Techno_Fog: "Just received the transcript for the May 9, 2018 hearing in the Special Counsel's Russian Troll case. A few observations on this short heari […]"


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Just received the transcript for the May 9, 2018 hearing in the Special Counsel's Russian Troll case.

A few observations on this short hearing.



First, the Court goes over the purpose of the hearing:

to conduct an initial appearance and arraignment of defendant Concord Management and Consulting, LLC



The Judge brings up Concord Catering, saying the gov't alleges an association with Concord Mgmt.

Attorney for Concord Mgmt:

The gov't has "indicted the proverbial ham sandwich."

"That company didn't exist as a legal entity during the time period alleged by the gov't."



THe Judge goes through the typical arraignment process, asking if Concord
Mgmt understands it has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the US.

He also notes the potential $500K+ fine. No jail time for Concord.

Special Counsel could be embarrassed over such small stakes.



Special Counsel Rhee gets up, saying the gov't understands that
Concord Mgmt's attorney was also to represent Concord Catering

Judge: "What would you me to do with that here today?" He says he's not
authorized to represent them

Rhee: Ok, we'll serve them with summons



Judge goes back to the lawyer for Concord.

Lawyer: "We know that the special counsel apparently has access to our confidential filings at the Office of Foreign Assets control, which in and of itself is a disturbing fact."



Done w/ the formalities, Concord's lawyer waives the reading of the indictment and enters a plea of not guilty.

"We exercise our right to a speedy trial."






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RNG

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I don't see the horror or the problem here. Typical legal jockeying.
 
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RNG

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Of course you don't.

Tune in to Rachel Madcow .....

She'll tell you what to bleat.
I know you prefer Fox and Friends, the Republican President's tweets and Breitbart but some of us use some discernment.
 
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Yep .....

This whole Russian Troll Farm ..... Just like all of the rest of Mueller's unConstitutional witch hunt ..... IS FABRICATED.

http://politicalhotwire.com/political-discussion/192847-mueller-rejected-again.html
Yet not one Republican or one of Donald Trump's excellent lawyers have challenged the constitutionality of the Special counsel or his appointment.

Why is that?

There is no appeal process for an impeachment and removal from office for a President. What is Donald waiting for?

He better pardon himself now and get before the Supreme Court fast.
 
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Legal maneuvering by Concord is all a time waster.

The DOJ knows the Russian trolls that participated for Trump are all home being taken care of by Putin.

like those two Russian spies Gates was talking to. They are long gone.
 
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I never expected those Russian groups would actually show up to defend themselves.

I bet mueller was counting on the, staying home too.

Didn't the judge reject mueller Request for a time extension on that one too?
 
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ok, here's a question. Are the Russian's the ones we're cheering on now?
Cheering them for sacking up and facing down the indictment set to prove that these companies stole the election from queen Hillary.

Are you not happy that they actually showed up to face justice and prove that trump needs to be impeached?

Why do you seem so much less confident now that you got one of your major goals of the past year (proving Russian collusion)?