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BREAKING: Judge Tosses Out Manafort's Plea Deal. Here's Why.
Townhall.com ^ | Fenruary 13, 2018 | Beth Baumann

Posted on 02/13/2019 4:42:52 PM PST by jazusamo

Decision at link.

A federal court judge on Wednesday threw out Paul Manafort's plea agreement. According to the judge, when Manafort entered the agreement, he said he would "cooperate fully, truthfully, completely and forthrightly with the government," but he broke that agreement when he lied to special counselor Robert Mueller.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that Manafort "intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC [office of the special counsel] and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation."

Here's the full court decision:

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amybermanjackson; amyjackson; fbi; judgejackson; manafort; manafortpleadeal; mueller; specialcounsel; trumpprobe
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1 posted on 02/13/2019 4:42:52 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Obama Judge. Should be the lede.


2 posted on 02/13/2019 4:47:08 PM PST by MountainWalker
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so he’s free to go ,LOL


3 posted on 02/13/2019 4:48:44 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: jazusamo

So it’s up to a judge to determine what is/isn’t a lie?


4 posted on 02/13/2019 4:48:54 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: jazusamo

Tragic because it means the difference of a sentence of 80 years vs 60 years in prison to a 70 year old man.

Good grief. This is such a farce.


5 posted on 02/13/2019 4:49:25 PM PST by McGavin999 (Border security without a wall is like having a Ring doorbell without a door)
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To: McGavin999

I predict that his prison sentence will end on Muller’s last day. Same with the charges against Stone and all the other farsical process charges, with the exception of Cohen.


6 posted on 02/13/2019 4:57:42 PM PST by MountainWalker
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To: jazusamo

Amy Berman Jackson......always ‘assigned’ to these cases......we must save the judiciary and keep putting forward judges who are FAIR. Judges who do not seek to MAKE LAW, but just APPLY LAW!


7 posted on 02/13/2019 5:00:23 PM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.)
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To: jazusamo

He never would have been investigated if he didn’t work for Trump for a time.


8 posted on 02/13/2019 5:02:31 PM PST by Trumpisourlastchance
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"I predict that his prison sentence will end on Muller’s last day. Same with the charges against Stone and all the other farsical process charges, with the exception of Cohen."

Agreed.

9 posted on 02/13/2019 5:03:43 PM PST by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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MAGA!

Let’s wrap this Freepathon up, Folks!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

10 posted on 02/13/2019 5:07:03 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: originalbuckeye

One problem is thugs like Mueller judge shopping. They pick the judges that will rule in their favor.


11 posted on 02/13/2019 5:10:45 PM PST by boycott
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To: MountainWalker

I agree. As soon as Trump gets rid of meuller the END will come. The entire fiasco could have been avoided. Flynn will be vacated. Manafort for time served and Pardon. Stone will be released. This is a Game. don’t like the parameters. Could have been done more swiftly. Gonna be a big $hit$torm soon. Praying for POTUS and the good guys.


12 posted on 02/13/2019 5:13:53 PM PST by DrDude
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I read Stone’s objection to Amy Berman Jackson’s assignment to his case, which was based entirely on the SC’s allegation that the case was “related” to the SC’s indictment of out of jurisdiction Russians who will never see the inside of a courtroom, and it appears well-taken. I will be interested to see both the SC’s response, and the eventual ruling. It’s an issue that Stone could potentially appeal right away.


13 posted on 02/13/2019 5:17:06 PM PST by TheConservator (All the blather about Trump’s violation of the law is simply a projection of their own lawlessness.)
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To: MountainWalker

This judge needs to go...and soon.


14 posted on 02/13/2019 5:17:26 PM PST by Mysonsrdoctors
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To: jazusamo

How can one cooperate fully with Mueller and be truthful at the same time?

The main purpose of the Mueller thug team is to get Trump associates to suborn lies against Trump.


15 posted on 02/13/2019 5:24:21 PM PST by grumpygresh (The only check on a rogue DOJ and FBI is jury nullification.)
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To: jazusamo

Where is Hillary’s indictment?


16 posted on 02/13/2019 5:29:12 PM PST by tennmountainman (Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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To: originalbuckeye
So here the Honorable Judge: "The parties are agreed that it is the government’s burden to show that there has been a breach of the plea agreement, but to be relieved of its obligations [the government] under the agreement, it [the government] must simply demonstrate that its determination [the government's determination that Manafort violated the plea agreement] was made in good faith

That's it. That's the legal standard for abrogatting a plea agreement - that you "in good faith" determined that the other party breached the agreement.

You don't have to demonatrate he breached the agreement. You just have to demonstrate a good faith basis for such belief.

And we just get all of these hooligans a fair trail and a fine hangin' to quote Judge Roy Bean.

17 posted on 02/13/2019 5:30:21 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: jazusamo

Berman is just another corrupt, unethical, dishonest, political Democrat judge.


18 posted on 02/13/2019 5:31:20 PM PST by falcon99
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To: jazusamo

Just trying to drag things out


19 posted on 02/13/2019 5:39:56 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: Trumpisourlastchance

He never would have been investigated if he didn’t work for Trump for a time.

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Hillary Clinton is laughing.


20 posted on 02/13/2019 5:42:27 PM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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