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  • Treasury employee accused of leaking documents to reporter

    10/17/2018 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 12:27 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Federal prosecutors say Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is set to appear in court Wednesday in Virginia. The 40-year-old Edwards is a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. She’s accused of leaking the material to a journalist — who’s not named in court papers. Prosecutors say reports on Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Maria Butina were among those leaked. …
  • Judge Ellis Brings Mueller’s Prosecutor to Tears in Courtroom Showdown

    08/07/2018 1:19:14 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    It looks like Mueller’s prosecutors can’t take the heat. Rick Gates, Paul Manafort’s former business associate took the witness stand Monday afternoon in the bank fraud and tax evasion case against Manafort.
  • The Latest: Gates Called to Testify at Manafort Trial

    08/06/2018 1:45:26 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 46 replies
    USNEWS.com ^ | 08/06/2018 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    4:21 p.m. Paul Manafort's longtime deputy has been called to the witness stand to testify against the former Trump campaign chairman. Rick Gates has been regarded as a crucial government witness ever since he pleaded guilty last year and agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Prosecutors will turn to Gates for first-hand support of their accusations that Manafort concealed millions of dollars in foreign income and later lied when he applied for bank loans. Manafort's defense has sought to blame Gates for any illegal conduct and accused him of embezzling millions of dollars. Gates and Manafort worked...
  • Manafort accountant testifies she helped falsify tax records

    08/03/2018 7:10:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | John Bowden
    A former accountant for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort testified Friday that she helped falsify tax records on his behalf in order to misrepresent $900,000 in personal income as a business loan. Cindy Laporta testified before a jury that she was asked by Manafort's former business associate, Rick Gates, that Manafort couldn't afford to pay his taxes 2015, telling her that she should instead misrepresent Manafort's income, The Washington Post Reported. The misrepresentation is estimated to have saved Manafort at least $400,000 in taxes, according to Laporta. Laporta, who has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors for her testimony,...
  • Politico Article

    07/19/2018 2:29:17 PM PDT · by GSAonce · 5 replies
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA | 18th day of July, 2018 | Thomas E. Zehnle (VA Bar No. 27755)
    https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000164-b049-d929-a5e4-b2f9d8e80000 This is a link inside the Politico article. It takes you to the PDF document. Court submission in the Paul Manafort case. The article is about Bernie Sanders strategist name showing up 21 times in court submissions. T. Devine actually shows up 16 times. What is interesting is when you search the document (control F) Bill Gates name shows up 150 times. Look at the dates of the emails. He was an active part of the Obama administration. J Brennan shows up 6 times, look at the dates, he also was an active part of the Obama administration. Then...
  • J. Brennan listed on Manafort E-Mail (vanity)

    07/19/2018 4:32:15 PM PDT · by ghannonf18 · 16 replies
    Link to gov filing | 19 July 2018 | US Gov
    E mail 291 2016.12.07 Email D. Raico to J. Brennan re Moving forward with Manafort's Brooklyn property. Can anyone confirm what J Brennan is listed in the e-mail? (Former CIA Dir ???) This was among the list of documents submitted in the Manafort case. Link below below because the link goes through Politico and is blocked( it in this case shoul not at it provide source material) https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000164-b049-d929-a5e4-b2f9d8e80000
  • Former Skadden Associate Charged in Mueller Probe

    02/20/2018 8:20:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    law.com ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Cogan Schneier
    Skadden partner Gregory Craig, the former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, also worked on the report, as did partners Cliff Stone and Margaret Krawiec. Associates who worked on the report included Alex Haskell, Paul Kerlin, Kara Roseen and Allon Kedem, who is now a lawyer in the solicitor general’s office. Manafort’s indictment claims he likely lobbied and paid at least in part for the report. Van der Zwaan’s case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who also oversees the case against Manafort and Gates. The charges are the latest from Mueller as his activity appears...
  • So why was Trump aide talking to a Russian spy? (Nothingburger Alert)

    04/02/2018 4:31:37 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/1/2018 | Byron York
    The CNN team wanted viewers to know there could be a very big development in the Trump Russia investigation. "CNN has learned why special counsel Robert Mueller wants the cooperation of former Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates," anchor Alisyn Camerota said Friday. "Court documents indicate that Gates could be critical to nabbing even bigger fish in a collusion case involving the Kremlin." [....] So putting it all together, yes, Gates was "in contact with a Russian intelligence officer." And who knows? Perhaps they were plotting to fix the U.S. presidential election for President Trump. But the evidence that Mueller has...
  • The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal (Fake news alert)

    03/29/2018 11:57:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 29 Mar 2018 | Natasha Bertrand
    Court documents call him Person A, but descriptions match the officer to Russian intelligence and to Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Buried in a late-night court filing in Robert Mueller’s expansive probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was an explosive claim: An adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition teams had knowingly been in contact with a former Russian intelligence officer as late as September 2016, prosecutors said. The revelation is the strongest connection to date between Trump’s campaign and Russia’s intelligence services, which U.S. officials say were behind the cyberattacks on Democrats during the election....
  • New Gates tie alleged in special counsel filing on van der Zwaan sentencing

    03/28/2018 8:20:39 AM PDT · by botsnack · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/27/2018 | Katelyn Polantz
    The special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed Tuesday night that prosecutors say they have connected former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates to a person with ties to a Russian intelligence service while Gates worked on the campaign. That Gates and the unnamed person, who had lived in Kiev and Moscow and worked for one of Paul Manafort's companies, were in touch in September and October 2016 was "pertinent to the investigation," a court filing from prosecutors said Tuesday night. The acknowledgment that Gates knew the person had Russian intelligence ties is alleged in a...
  • Q Anon: (3/16/18) Continued from Tuesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/16/2018 7:38:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,049 replies
    we-go-all.com/# ^ | 3/16/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This is a shout out to all the Anons who have worked so hard for months on the Q boards to bake Q's drops for us. THANQ, Anons!. The Q team doesn't like it when they receive praise, but hey, they don't have time to read websites (FR) and besides, they can't stop me! THANQ, Q!!!! It just needed to be said. This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger...
  • Mueller moves to dismiss charges against Rick Gates in Russia probe

    02/27/2018 9:18:53 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/27/2018 | foxnews.com
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller moved Tuesday to dismiss nearly two-dozen charges against former Trump campaign associate Rick Gates, in the wake of his guilty plea last week. Mueller’s team filed a motion to drop 22 tax and bank fraud charges against Gates. The filing was tied to Gates’ agreement last week to plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and lying to the FBI. That plea pertained to charges filed against him in October in Washington, D.C., for which he still faces up to 71 months in prison.
  • Conservative Lobbyist Who Offered Reward For Info On Seth Rich Murder Violently Attacked

    01/18/2018 8:16:31 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:21 AM 01/18/2018 | Jack Crowe
    A well-known conservative lobbyist was sprayed with a “caustic substance” by a masked attacker outside his Arlington home Tuesday, according to local police. Jack Burkman, who made headlines again in 2016 by offering a $130,000 reward for information on the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, was reportedly attacked Tuesday. Local police told The Washington Post they have not yet determined the perpetrator’s identity. Burkman told WaPo he was returning from the grocery store when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out of a black SUV, sprayed him in the face with what appeared to be pepper spray,...
  • Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates plans to plead guilty to 2 charges

    02/23/2018 11:22:47 AM PST · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu and Tom Hamburger
    Rick Gates, a former top official in President Trump’s campaign, has agreed to plead guilty Friday afternoon to conspiracy and lying to the FBI, according to court papers filed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The guilty plea, which is scheduled for 2 p.m., caps a busy week for Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and related issues. It also ends a tumultuous period for Gates, who found himself re-indicted, changing lawyers and agreeing to plead guilty all within 24 hours. According to a criminal information — a document filed with the permission of the defendant...
  • Billionaire Bill Gates Says He Should Pay 'Significantly higher' Taxes

    02/20/2018 12:10:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun February 18, 2018
    Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts. "I need to pay higher taxes," Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday. "I've paid more taxes, over $10 billion, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes," he said. Gates, the second richest man in the world after Amazon's Jeff Bezos, didn't mince his words when it came to the...
  • Exclusive: A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller

    02/15/2018 3:22:25 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 98 replies
    Exclusive: A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller Anchor Muted Background By Katelyn Polantz and Sara Murray, CNN Updated 6:16 PM ET, Thu February 15, 2018 Who is Rick Gates? Play Current Time 0:05 Duration Time 1:15 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:05Fullscreen Configuration Subtitles Now Playing Who is Rick Gates? Source: CNN Who is Rick Gates? 01:15 Washington (CNN)Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case. Gates has already spoken to Mueller's team about...
  • Manafort co-defendant's lawyers quit (GATES)

    02/01/2018 6:33:46 PM PST · by Steven W. · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/2018 | John Bowden
    Lawyers for Richard Gates, a former Trump campaign aide charged with tax fraud and money laundering last year as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, have filed a motion to leave the case. Gates's lawyers filed the motion Thursday, though the reason for their leaving was not made public. "Pursuant to Local Rule 44.5(d), undersigned counsel hereby move to withdraw as counsel of record in this case effective immediately for the reasons set forth in Exhibit 1 which is the subject of a motion to be filed under seal," the filing reads. The motion by Gates's lawyers comes...
  • Trick or Treat: First Charges in the Russia Probe are a Bad Joke

    10/31/2017 6:14:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    With Paul Manafort now being arrested along with his protégé Rick Gates by Robert Mueller, and indicted by a Grand Jury on 12 criminal counts (in particular conspiracy against United States and to launder money, tax/wire fraud etc.) thus potentially facing life in jail, we now have to ask the obvious question: why is Robert Mueller and his team leaking to the Clinton News Network? CNN announced on Friday that indictments/arrests are coming on Monday, and they're the sworn  political enemies of President Trump. The second point is this: after reading all the indictments, 31 pages, President Trump's name is...
  • Bill Gates buys big chunk of land in Arizona to build 'smart city'

    11/12/2017 7:25:28 PM PST · by qaz123 · 60 replies
    12News ^ | 10Nov17 | Bianca Buono
    PHOENIX - One of Bill Gates' investment firms has spent $80 million to kickstart the development of a brand-new community in the far West Valley. The large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix off I-10 near Tonopah. The proposed community, made up of close to 25,000 acres of land, is called Belmont. According to Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group based in Arizona, the goal is to turn the land into its own "smart city."
  • Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates case

    11/08/2017 12:21:39 PM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 8, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    A federal judge has issued a gag order in the federal government's case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, preventing them and their legal teams from speaking to the press.   U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson threatened the order last week, and the lawyers for Manafort and Gates did not object. Jackson's order comes after she chastised Manafort's lawyer last week for holding a press conference after court proceedings, fearing such media attention could taint the jury pool. Manafort and Gates face 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States and money laundering....