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Mueller's office files unredacted memo outlining scope of Russia probe: filing
Reuters ^ | May 17, 2018 | by Sarah N. Lynch

Posted on 05/17/2018 10:40:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office notified a federal court in Virginia on Thursday it had filed under seal an unredacted memorandum that is expected to shed light on the scope of his wide-ranging probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The filing, made as part of Mueller’s criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was requested by the judge, who told prosecutors earlier this month he wanted to see an unredacted copy of an August 2017 memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein which fleshed out Mueller’s investigative mandate.

In a court hearing two weeks ago in the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge T.S. Ellis told Mueller’s office to turn over a copy of the memo under seal to him by this Friday so he could review it before deciding whether or not to dismiss the charges against Manafort.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jamescomey; lisapage; mueller; peterstrzok; robertmueller; trumprussia; tsellis; witchhunt
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1 posted on 05/17/2018 10:40:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is this the ex-post facto document that he and Rosie ginned up real quick like after he indicted Manafort for crap they knew about 5 years ago?


2 posted on 05/17/2018 10:41:57 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

hopefully in the interest of Transparency I hope the judge unseals the copy.

I wouldn’t of thought that Mueller can seal things on his own behalf without getting permission from the judge.


3 posted on 05/17/2018 10:43:04 AM PDT by Fhios (Mr. Magoo or Rip Van Sessions?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Reuters terms it “wide-ranging”. Yeah, you might call it that. Twenty million dollars later we still don’t even have a crime. Twenty mil will, however, buy a lot of slime and innuendo, and it has.


4 posted on 05/17/2018 10:43:17 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Mueller is doing a lot more than purveying slime and innuendo. He’s systematically destroying the reputations and finances of Trump’s supporters and associates. A succession of his targets have confirmed as much. After all, this is dirty cop Mueller’s MO.


5 posted on 05/17/2018 10:49:26 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

IIRC , the authorization was “verbal”. Now we have a back dated memo that will buy Meuller a few months. When will someone step up to these clowns?


6 posted on 05/17/2018 10:51:23 AM PDT by DrDude (Where's the Storm? Its not even raining yet!)
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To: Fhios

i believe a better terminology instead of sealed would be the documents were submitted in camera

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_camera


7 posted on 05/17/2018 10:53:07 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Billthedrill

You have to give the deep state credit. Clinton only paid 10 million for opposition reseaerch. Now the Deep State is getting 20+ million and having we, the people pay for it.


8 posted on 05/17/2018 10:53:13 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: DrDude

Exactly. Mueller stated that it was a, G14 Classified Top Secret For Your Ears Only Special Access Conversation between him and Rosenstein. How do they allow an “alleged” hard copy of anything, especially giving two weeks to make stuff up.

Once again, the judge would be a hero if, at a hearing requested the identity of the person who actually wrote it/typed it and on what computer, in what office, in what building. Then send 4 US Marshals with computer forensic team to get into the computer.

I was hoping this judge was legit, but giving them two weeks to make something up tells me his decision, two weeks ago, was kabuki theater.


9 posted on 05/17/2018 11:00:25 AM PDT by qaz123
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mule-heads team has already asserted that it doesn’t include super secret verbal directions


10 posted on 05/17/2018 11:03:29 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But, I do have a question for FR....

When a prosecutor or law enforcement officer goes before a Grand Jury and provides testimony, they are sworn is (I’ve done quite a few times). Once done with the oath, you are giving sworn testimony, under penalty of, perjury. So, if it’s found out that you lied to the Grand Jury, you can be charged,indicted, and prosecuted for perjury.

You’re telling the citizens on that jury that you have done all the investigating that needed to be done and now you’d like them to decide if a crime was committed by whoever. You’re telling these citizens that you are an expert in the field. A subject matter expert and that you’re the person for the job. And you give them the reasons why you think “they” did it and all the other particulars of the case. You have done all the homework. You’ve dotted all the “I’s”, crossed all the “T’s”. Case is wrapped up. You

You went into the Grand Jury room and told the citizens on that jury that, this company, did this or that and what they did was illegal, under some federal code. But, then, you get caught getting an indictment for a company that didn’t exist. You went into a Grand Jury room and told them one thing, then you went into a courtroom and it’s discovered that the entity you indicted, wasn’t even a real company at the time of your ‘in-depth’ investigation, completed by the finest investigators and lawyers, around.

Did the laywer(s), from the Special Counsel, commit Perjury?

https://www.dailywire.com/news/30556/disaster-mueller-indicted-russian-company-didnt-ryan-saavedra


11 posted on 05/17/2018 11:14:27 AM PDT by qaz123
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He’s systematically destroying the reputations and finances of Trump’s supporters and associates.

And any evidence that Obama and Hillary did even a smidgen of wrong.

12 posted on 05/17/2018 11:15:25 AM PDT by itsahoot (Welcome to the New USA where Islam is a religion of peace and Christianity is a mental disorder.)
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To: qaz123
I was hoping this judge was legit, but giving them two weeks to make something up tells me his decision, two weeks ago, was kabuki theater.

Twenty four hours would have been the correct production date if he was serious.

13 posted on 05/17/2018 11:18:28 AM PDT by itsahoot (Welcome to the New USA where Islam is a religion of peace and Christianity is a mental disorder.)
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To: itsahoot

Absolutely. Rosenstein signed one of the illegal FISA warrant renewals. He’s in it up to his neck. So he chose the Hillary-fixer from U1 days to do two jobs: attack Trump and his associates and destroy evidence of Deep State malfeasance.


14 posted on 05/17/2018 11:20:55 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Fantasywriter

Heimlich Mueller would approve of Robert’s tactics.


15 posted on 05/17/2018 11:21:02 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: itsahoot

At the most. In the digital age, it could have been emailed while the hearing was going on.


16 posted on 05/17/2018 11:21:08 AM PDT by qaz123
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To: jospehm20

An eerily apt comparison.

+1


17 posted on 05/17/2018 11:28:52 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Fhios
The judge can "unseal" it if he wants and make it public.

He would be a very popular guy among Trump supporters if he did so.

18 posted on 05/17/2018 11:36:38 AM PDT by HotHunt
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“Mueller is doing a lot more than purveying slime and innuendo. He’s systematically destroying the reputations and finances of Trump’s supporters and associates.”

Yes, and this needs to be hammered on by the Republican/conservative press. It is another vicious way to damage the President by damaging financially and societally anybody associated with Donald Trump- making it dangerous to have anything to do with the administration. These are unbelievable tactics and it needs to be spoken about and written about much, much more. It is preposterous that this is going on in the United States!


19 posted on 05/17/2018 11:40:37 AM PDT by Antipolitico
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Agree completely. The profound silence of the GOP Permanent Political Class re Mueller’s extreme anti-Trump activities is deafening. They all, McConnell, Cruz, Lee, Ryan, Grassley, etc., etc., want this to continue. It’s revolting.


20 posted on 05/17/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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