Skip to comments.Mueller's office files unredacted memo outlining scope of Russia probe: filing
Posted on 05/17/2018 10:40:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Muellers 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 Muellers criminal case against President Donald Trumps 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 Muellers investigative mandate.
In a court hearing two weeks ago in the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge T.S. Ellis told Muellers 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.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
i believe a better terminology instead of sealed would be the documents were submitted in camera
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.
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.
Mule-heads team has already asserted that it doesn’t include super secret verbal directions
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?
And any evidence that Obama and Hillary did even a smidgen of wrong.
Twenty four hours would have been the correct production date if he was serious.
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.
Heimlich Mueller would approve of Robert’s tactics.
At the most. In the digital age, it could have been emailed while the hearing was going on.
An eerily apt comparison.
He would be a very popular guy among Trump supporters if he did so.
“Mueller is doing a lot more than purveying slime and innuendo. Hes systematically destroying the reputations and finances of Trumps 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!
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.