Tag: George Papadopoulos

HUGE: Judge Orders Mueller to Turn Over Key Documents in Flynn Case

The federal judge overseeing former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s case has ordered Robert Mueller to hand over key documents after it was revealed the FBI suggested Flynn to not have an attorney present for the interview that eventually led to his pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered Mueller’s team to hand over any “302s or memoranda” related to Flynn’s questioning by 3:00 p.m. ET Friday.

The 302 reports are summaries of FBI interviews. Usually written soon after the questioning, Flynn’s report was dated August 22, 2017–nearly seven months after his meeting with FBI agents took place.

Fox News reports:

The judge’s brief order states that Mueller can choose to file the materials under seal if necessary. Sullivan also ordered the Flynn team to turn over the documents backing up its assertions. The judge could determine why the FBI apparently took a significantly more aggressive tack in handling the Flynn interview than it did during other similar matters, including the agency’s sit-downs with Hillary Clinton and ex-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos. Flynn is set to be sentenced next Tuesday — but Sullivan’s move might delay that date, or lead to other dramatic and unexpected changes in the case. Sullivan even has the authority to toss Flynn’s guilty plea and the charge against him if he concludes that the FBI interfered with Flynn’s constitutional right to counsel, although he has given no indications that he intends to do so.

On Tuesday, Flynn’s attorneys filed a sentencing memo in which they cited the 302 report from his interview with the FBI which show then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe urging Flynn to not have an attorney present for the questioning.

**LISTEN: Dan discusses disturbing revelations in Flynn sentencing memo**

“I explained that I thought the quickest way to get this done was to have a conversation between [Flynn] and the agents only,” McCabe wrote. “I further stated that if LTG Flynn wished to include anyone else in the meeting, like the White House counsel for instance, that I would need to involve the Department of Justice. [Flynn] stated that this would not be necessary and agreed to meet with the agents without any additional participants.”

Flynn’s report also stated, “The agents did not provide Gen. Flynn with a warning of the penalties for making a false statement under 18 U.S.C. 1001 before, during, or after the interview.”

Before the interview, McCabe and other FBI officials “decided the agents would not warn Flynn that it was a crime to lie during an FBI interview because they wanted Flynn to be relaxed, and they were concerned that giving the warnings might adversely affect the rapport.”

The Flynn memo points out that the 302 report reveals that FBI agents strategized on how to handle Flynn if he did not remember exactly what he had said in his phone conversation with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak because the agents had already read transcripts of the phone call.

The memo states that FBI officials decided if “Flynn said he did not remember something they knew he said, they would use the exact words Flynn used … to try to refresh his recollection. If Flynn still would not confirm what he said … they would not confront him or talk him through it.”

 

Desperation Time: Why Mueller Put the Squeeze on Michael Cohen

The Russia investigation is winding down, and Robert Mueller still hasn’t found one iota of evidence to support the phony Russia collusion narrative.

After failed attempts to get Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi to roll over and peddle falsehoods about the Trump campaign and Russia, it seems Robert Mueller has made former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen his “star witness.”

Cohen entered a surprise guilty plea today in a New York federal court, saying he lied to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

So, what is the real significance of Cohen’s guilty plea today? Hint: It’s has nothing to do with what you’ll hear the deranged talking heads on television will be discussing.

In today’s podcast, Dan points out how utterly desperate Mueller is to nail President Trump on phony Russian collusion charges. “They bring a guy back in now who has already said the collusion thing is a hoax and the dossier is garbage,” said Dan, referring to a September 2017 statement by Cohen.

In his 2017 statement, Cohen said he “had nothing to do with any Russian involvement in our electoral process,” and said he “never saw anything – not a hint of anything – that demonstrated [President Trump’s] involvement in Russian interference in our election or any form of Russian collusion.” Cohen also blasted the anti-Trump dossier, saying it was “riddled with total falsehoods and intentionally salacious allegations.”

**Listen: Dan’s full analysis of today’s Michael Cohen guilty plea**

“Now does it make sense why they had to get Cohen into the court today to get Cohen to plead guilty to making false statements?” asked Dan.

The podcast also breaks down the significance of today’s guilty plea by Cohen, as opposed to his plea back in August:

“Mueller’s edict from the beginning was to investigate charges related to Russian collusion,” says Dan. Anything not related to the collusion scheme had to be farmed out of the special counsel’s office right back into the standard federal justice system. The prior charges they had on Cohen which he plead to before, were plead to in the southern district. Not under the jurisdiction of the Special Counsel. Meaning that Cohen’s charges…may have been criminal as they’re alleging but had nothing at all to do with Trump or collusion. Why do we know that? Because the Special Counsel referred it out…if it’s not collusion they send it back into the federal system. The fact that he took a plea today to charges levied by the special counsel’s office is significant because it says again that Mueller is bringing them back in to the collusion side despite the fact that Cohen is on the record saying ‘I have nothing to do with the collusion side.’

Dan’s advice to everyone today? “Take a chill pill. Cohen is not credible at all.”

 

 

“Spygate” Figure–Suspected to be Dead by DNC–Willing to Testify Before Senate

A lawyer for the Maltese professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton says his client will testify in front of the Senate.

BuzzFeed reports that Stephan Roh, attorney for Professor Joseph Mifsud, wrote in an email that Mifsud “is to testify in front of the US Senate — we are working towards his appearance.”

Lawyers for the Democratic National Committee wrote in a September court filing for their Russia lawsuit that they believed Mifsud was “missing and may be deceased.”

According to the Daily Caller, an attorney for Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee reached out Roh on Oct. 24, hoping to obtain an interview with Mifsud. The mysterious professor hasn’t been seen in public since November 2017, after Papadopoulos entered a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office.

Papadopoulos was named a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign in March 2016. He traveled to Italy where he met Mifsud, a professor of diplomacy based in London.

On April 26, 2016, Mifsud met with Papadopoulos in London and told him he had damaging information from the Russians on Hillary Clinton–something Mifsud now denies ever saying.

It was Papadopoulos’ contact with Mifsud which helped trigger the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

 

Why are the DOJ and FBI Hiding Potentially Exculpatory Info on Papadopoulos?

In a report on the DailyCaller.com, Chuck Ross reveals that Republican lawmakers are pressing the White House to declassify a small subset of documents related to the FBI’s investigation of the former Trump campaign aide.

Republican lawmakers have hinted for months that the FBI had exculpatory information on Papadopoulos at the time that the Bureau applied for its first a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Fox News first reported that Republicans are interested in less than a dozen pages of documents related to Papadopoulos, who is said to have been the catalyst for the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Papadopoulos is scheduled to testify before Congress on Oct. 25.

The request is substantially narrower than what GOP lawmakers initially wanted President Donald Trump to declassify. Trump ordered the declassification of a slew of documents from the FBI’s Russia probe in September, including 21 pages from a surveillance warrant obtained against Page. Trump rescinded the order on Sept. 21 after consulting with the Department of Justice and intelligence community officials.

Continuing reading at DailyCaller.com

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September 19, 2018: Ep. 810 Did You Catch the Stunning Revelation Last Night?

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September 18, 2018: Ep. 809 Why The Media is Panicking Over The Declassification

In this episode I address the media panic regarding President Trump’s declassification of key documents, and texts, in the Russia case. I also cover the real reason that the FBI is worried about the pending declassification of information regarding their tactics in the Russia probe.

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September 12, 2018: Ep. 805 The Schemers Are Desperately Trying to Cover Their Tracks

In this episode I debunk the increasingly ridiculous liberal attacks on the Trump tax cuts. I also address the media’s desperate efforts to suppress their role in the plot to take down the Trump administration. Finally, I discuss liberal lies about President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria.

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