Skip to comments.Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange
Posted on 12/03/2018 7:18:18 PM PST by SpeedyInTexas
Paul Manafort, the embattled former campaign chief of President Donald Trump, attempted to broker a deal between Washington and the government of Ecuador over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported.
During meetings with incoming Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in May 2017, Manafort suggested he could help negotiate an agreement for the South American country to hand over Assange to the U.S., the Times said, citing people familiar with the talks.
Ridiculous. Manafort was canned from Trump campaign in summer of 2016, and was already under Mueller’s thumb in May 29017. Who in “Washington” would have engaged him?
They don’t discuss the issue of Manafort turning over Assange to the US in a deal with Ecuador goes against the idea of Manafort and Assange in collusion.
I think Manafort also tried to leap tall buildings in a single bound...
Paul kind of lumbers when he walks. You can see him coming from a mile away.
Sounds more like Fake News to me.
And maybe Mueller asked him to do that. Mueller would love to get Assange in jail and have him admit to Russian collusion and implicate Trump (in exchange for a lighter sentence)
The World apparently values itinerant, independent, entrepreneurial, forward thinking fixers.
Anal weasel Mueller is NOT one.
Did you really type in all those keywords?
Fake story. Try connecting the dots to these pieces and they go nowhere. Maybe Manafort intended to have fake US agents show up and take possession of Assange and whisk him off to some tropical isle in the Pacific.
Is this Libel ? Times has been known to do this. The New York Times offers no source or verification this conversation which has serious legal implications occurred. Because it doesn’t could have been presented as speculation which should have been phrased as a question; Did Manafort etc etc etc. Instead this is being presented as fact.
If anything, Manafort would have tried to find a way where Assange could tell the world that he didn't get the DNC/Podesta stuff from Russians, and that the Trump campaign had nothing to do with it.
But, the Deep State wants to nail Assange.... threaten him with life in prison unless he lies and says he conspired with Trump and Russia to steal the election from Hillary.
That's pretty much where the standoff remains today. The Deep State will grab him if they can, and force him to turn on Trump to save his own skin. The State Department (the part run by the Deep State) has for the past several years been putting pressure on Ecuador to try and squeeze Assange. So far it hasn't worked, but I don't know how much longer Assange can hold out.
I stopped there. I'll wait until a credible news source reports this before believing it.
Sounds like someone trying to gin up another game of lets-you-and-him-fight....
Someone from the DS?
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