Friday, February 23, 2018

Mueller is coming

This is a late, unique Friday afternoon Roundseventeen posting.

I think it's important enough to stray for my normal routine. I just spent a little time digging through the guilty plea entered by Rick Gates, former Deputy Campaign Manager for Precedent Shitgibbon, you know one of the Best People, he so proudly crows about.

This is an admission of Guilt. And details the many dealings he and Manafort had with the Russians, via their proxy representatives in the Ukraine.

I've excerpted the parts I thought were most interesting and annotated it for my own amusement. If you still stand behind this twatwaffle of a president, you are turning a blind eye to TREASON.

It's a bit long, but worth it:

Between at least 2006 and 2015, GATES and Paul J. Manafort, Jr. (Manafort) acted as unregistered agents of the Government of Ukraine, the Party of Regions (a Ukrainian political party whose leader Victor Yanukovych was President from 2010 to 2014), Yanukovych, and the Opposition Bloc (a successor to the Party of Regions that formed in 2014 when Yanukovych fled to Russia).
(In other words, they were working for Russia!!!)
In order to hide Ukraine payments from United States authorities, from approximately 2006 through at least 2016 (during the campaign), Manafort and GATES laundered the money through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships, and bank accounts.
In furtherance of the scheme, Manafort and GATES concealed from the United States their work as agents of, and millions of dollars in payments from, Ukraine and its political parties and leaders. Because Manafort and GATES, among other things, directed a campaign to lobby United States officials on behalf of the Government of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, and Ukrainian political parties, they were required by law to report to the United States their work and fees.
(In other, other words they were traitors to the USA)
The Party of Regions was a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. Beginning in approximately 2006, it retained Manafort, through DMP and then DMI, to advance its interests in Ukraine, including the election of its slate of candidates.
Between in or around 2008 and 2017 (After Precedent Shitgibbon took office), both dates being approximate and inclusive, in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, Manafort and GATES devised and intended to devise, and executed and attempted to execute, a scheme and artifice to defraud, and to obtain money and property by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises from the United States, banks, and other financial institutions. As part of the scheme, Manafort and GATES repeatedly provided false information to financial bookkeepers, tax accountants, and legal counsel,  among others.
It is illegal to act as an agent of a foreign principal (not just any country, Russia, our number one adversary) engaged in certain United States influence activities without registering the affiliation. Specifically, a person who engages in lobbying or public relations work in the United States (hereafter collectively referred to as lobbying) for a foreign principal such as the Government of Ukraine or the Party of Regions is required to provide a detailed written registration statement to the United States Department of Justice. The filing, made under oath, must disclose the name of the foreign principal, the financial payments to the lobbyist, and the measures undertaken for the foreign principal, among other information. A person required to make such a filing must further make in all lobbying material a "conspicuous statement" that the materials are distributed on behalf of the foreign principal, among other things. The filing thus permits public awareness and evaluation of the activities of a lobbyist who acts as an agent of a foreign power (again Russia) or foreign political party in the United States.
In November 2016 and February 2017, Manafort, GATES, and DM1 caused false and misleading letters to be submitted to the Department of Justice, which mirrored the false cover story set out above. The letters, both of which were approved by Manafort and GATES before they were submitted, represented, among other things, that: efforts on behalf of the Party of Regions? ?did not include meetings or outreach within the Manafort and GATES did not recall meeting with or conducting outreach to US. government officials or US. media outlets on behalf of the [Centre], nor do they recall being party to, arranging, or facilitating any such communications. Rather, it is the recollection and understanding of Messrs. Gates and Manafort that such communications would have been facilitated.
In short, treason. 
Not a political witch hunt. 
Not a hoax.
Our president is a foreign agent of Russia.

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