Skip to comments.Texts between Hannity, Manafort unsealed by court
Posted on 06/22/2019 4:15:47 PM PDT by Hostage
Fifty-five pages of texts between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort make their way online.
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Paul Manaforts messages with Sean Hannity were made public revealing often bitter exchanges about Robert Mueller and Hillary Clinton.
Hannity had regular conversations with Trump and was also a client of Michael Cohen.
Great show tonight, Manafort wrote to Hannity in one exchange. You are so important to saving our country.
Hillary belongs in jail Hannity replied. Witch hunt!
Manafort called Hannitys show powerful, adding that it helps keep my hope and sanity.
The text messages spanned 2017 and 2018, while Manafort was under indictment had been sealed until a judge ordered them unsealed Friday.
Time to say F u and go to war, Hannity said.
Yes, Manafort replied.
War, that will happen now, Hannity said. Then they will get Jared and try to make Potus explode. Maximum damage to the country. Deep state wins
Manafort asked Hannity to help promote his GoFundMe for legal defense but Hannity said it could be problematic for Fox.
They both slammed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions as worthless.
Both expressed sympathy for Michael Cohen, who was investigated and imprisoned after being targeted in Muellers witch hunt.
Hannity messaged Michael is a total mess.
Manafort replied, This is tough stuff they are doing to us, I know exactly what he is going through.
Manafort, Cohen were RAILROADED, Sessions 'worthless'.
Justice better damned be coming!
Theres a river to be crossed. The Rubicon.
Manafort was in tight with the same pro-Russia people in the Ukraine as was Joe Biden’s son. In other words, Hostage, YOUR kind of people. He was almost certainly in on the elaborate Trump-Russia hoax, where the Russians, working closely with the Democrats, tried to set trump up as if HE were an agent of Russia, when all the time it was THEY, the Democrats, who were the ones who were actually doing the colluding. Hostage, You are nothing but a fake-patriot, KGB Putin butt-kissing troll, Hostage. Why you and your Russia-loving pals are allowed to remain on this site is a mystery to me.
How is this not Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law
Try to breakaway from the matrix and this is whats going to you.Message received!
Your inference is off. Mixing with Ukraine powers is no crime. Strongarming them while serving as US Vice-President and having a family member with no qualifications IS a crime of corruption.
“Both expressed sympathy for Michael Cohen”
I’m guessing he has used up all his sympathy at this point.
Manafort has Constitutional Rights, and the mobster Mueller abused them, as he has done to others for decades. That makes your continual rants irrelevant.
Apparently, you think it is fine for the Federal government, with its infinite taxpayer-funded resources, to abuse citizens, as long as they are persons of whom you disapprove.
He had my sympathy at one point. He also had POTUS’s too.
At one time he expressed that he loved Donald Trump and the Trump family. But Mueller and his a-hole thug Weissman uncovered the Taxi Medallion fraud and the Father-in-law’s complicity. His wife too was threatened with decades in prison. So Cohen folded to the deep state a-holes and agreed to do their bidding except it wasn’t enough to hang POTUS with anything because POTUS didn’t do anything wrong.
But Cohen ‘feigned’ that he had the goods on Trump and did his little drama act that Trump was ‘bad’. What many don’t see is, it was an act because he wanted to keep his wife out of prison (apparently she had covered for her father).
All of this is at the feet of Herr Effing Mueller who in turn was doing the bidding of a network that is quite criminal and scary.
Listen to SPM’s research on the communist infiltration that is the network behind Barack Obama.
This is a must-watch for every American.
AG Barr needs to release the Mueller appointment memos. We all deserve to know what the probable cause was for Mueller’s warrants and raids - none of us more than those who were raided.
F Mueller. He's in up to his eyebrows in the fake Trump-Russia hoax. I never said Manafort doesn't have rights. I'm just saying that he is a scumbag POS for working with Putin's people in the Ukraine, the same group that Joe Biden's son worked for and made millions from. Obama's White House counsel, Gregory Craig also was involved with the pro-Russia Ukrainians. You probably aren't even aware that there are two opposing groups in the Ukraine, one of which is closely tied to Putin and Russia.
Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig
Kostiantyn Kulyk, deputy head of Ukraines prosecutor generals international affairs office, said that investigators had evidence that a number of Western figures, such as Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig, also received money from the Party of Regions, the party of ousted Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Craig was recently indicted for allegedly lying about his dealings with Ukraine.
"Prosecutors who brought charges against Craig, the former Obama White House counsel, focused on a Ukrainian businessman who was also a major donor to Clintons organization, the Clinton Foundation, The Epoch Times reported earlier in April."
From The Daily Caller, May 5, 2019
* Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of directors of a Ukranian company [Burisma] as part of an effort to recruit well-connected Americans while the company was under investigation, according to The New York Times.
* Then-Vice President Joe Biden played a role in pressuring Ukraine to oust the countrys top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the company, Burisma.
* Shokins successor initially ended the investigation into Burisma, but decided in March 2019 to reopen it.
Same article, Daily Caller, May 5, 2019
Burisma is a natural gas exploration and production company owned by Mykola Zlochevsky, a cabinet member of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. [Viktor Yanukovich was Putins stooge in the Ukraine -ETL].
Yanukovich was removed from his position in February 2014.
He [Yanukovich] currently lives in exile in Russia and is wanted by Ukraine for high treason.
Zlochevsky later fled the country in late-2014 as Ukrainian prosecutors launched investigations into his time in public office as well as his private businesses.
Viktor Yanukovych (Party of Regions), Putin's stooge in the Ukraine -ETL]
His major rival was Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. ..."
The campaign was often bitter and violent.
Yushchenko became seriously ill in early September 2004.
He was flown to Viennas Rudolfinerhaus clinic for treatment and diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, accompanied by interstitial edematous changes, due to a serious viral infection and chemical substances that are not normally found in food products.
Yushchenko claimed that he had been poisoned by government agents.
After the illness, his face was greatly disfigured: jaundiced, bloated, and pockmarked.
British toxicologist Professor John Henry of St Marys Hospital in London declared the changes in Yushchenkos face were due to chloracne, which results from dioxin poisoning.
Dutch toxicologist Bram Brouwer also stated his changes in appearance were the result of chloracne, and found dioxin levels in Yushchenkos blood 6,000 times above normal.
On December 11, Dr. Michael Zimpfer of the Rudolfinerhaus clinic declared that Yushchenko had ingested TCDD dioxin and had 1,000 times the usual concentration in his body.
Many Ukrainians believe you need look no further than the face of Viktor Yushchenko to understand Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
Once smooth and ruggedly handsome, it still bears the scars from an assassination attempt when someone slipped dioxin into Yushchenko's food. ..."
So, yes, he is someone "for whom I disapprove of". But of course even crap like him have rights.
BTW, I really think you ought to check out what I have compiled on my FR Home page, regarding the Russian collusion hoax. Because you obviously have a LOT to learn about it. Seriously, check it out.
F Mueller. He's in up to his eyebrows in the fake Trump-Russia hoax.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Saturday special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to cover up his involvement with the Uranium One deal that benefited the Clintons while trying to have a coup against the president.
REP. LOUIE GOHMERT (R-TX): Robert Mueller has done more damage during his 12 years as FBI director than any other probably all directors put together...
He has wasted money right and left.
Amazingly, hes hired people like [Andrew] Weissmann that worked with him and [Rod] Rosenstein in investigating the Russian illegal efforts to obtain our uranium which they quashed information in order to allow the sale to go through so that Hillary could get the $145 million for her foundation.
So it is really outrageous. Hes covering for himself at the same time hes trying to have a coup against the president.
So it is really outrageous. Hes covering for himself at the same time hes trying to have a coup against the president.
Weissmann donated $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008, $2,000 to the DNC in 2006 and at least $2,300 to the Clinton campaign in 2007. He was at Hillary Clinton headquarters on election night and is part of the anti-Trump Resistance.
Vadim Mikerin, director of Tenex, plea agreement shows that the Obama DOJs Fraud Section was then run by Andrew Weissmann.
The Justice Department instructs prosecutors that when Congress has given a federal offense its own conspiracy provision with a heightened punishment (as it has for money laundering, racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and other serious crimes), they may not charge a section 371 conspiracy. Section 371 is for less serious conspiracy cases. Using it for money laundering which caps the sentence below Congresss intent for that behavior subverts federal law and signals to the court that the prosecutor does not regard the offense as major.
Yet, that is exactly what Rod Rosensteins office did, in a plea agreement his prosecutors co-signed with attorneys from the Justice Departments Fraud Section. (See in The Hills report, the third document embedded at the bottom, titled Mikerin Plea Deal.) No RICO, no extortion, no fraud and the plea agreement does not mention any of the extortions in 2009 and 2010, before Committee on Foreign Investment in the US approved Rosatoms acquisition of Uranium One. Mikerin just plead guilty to a nominal money laundering conspiracy charge, insulating him from a longer sentence. Thus, he got a term of only four years for a major national security crime.
The team of Mueller and [Rod] Rosenstein essentially allowed Russian oligarchs to extort millions from American energy companies and consumers, and quietly swept it under the rug while the Clinton Foundation walked away with $150 million for brokering the Uranium One deal between Clinton donors and Russian oligarchs who were under DOJ/FBI investigation at the time.
Vadim Mikerin was a Director of the Pan American Department of Tenex (Techsnabexport) from about 2004 through about 2010, and was the President of Tenam (its American distribution arm) from about October 2010 through about October 2014. Tenex and Tenam are subsidiaries of the Russian nuclear giant, Rosatom. Mikerin's bosses are Russian oligarchs connected to Vladimir Putin. Tenam attempted to bring common accepted business practices in Russia to the United States - kickbacks for the award of contracts. Tenam serviced 19 contracts, directly and indirectly, with 12 American energy companies. The contracts were for the transport of Russian uranium from dismantled nuclear bombs to burn in American nuclear power plants under the "Megatons to Megawatts" program. Since the 1990s until sanctions the program is said to have generated about 10% of all electricity in the United States.
Between 2004 and October 2014, Mikerin conspired with others to transmit funds from Maryland and elsewhere in the United States to offshore shell company bank accounts for the purpose of promoting a corrupt payment scheme that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
After Russia took control of the Uranium, the Podesta Group received $180,000 to lobby for Uranium One during the same period that the Clinton Foundation was receiving millions from U1 interests, and after Russia took majority ownership in the 20 percent deal (source you have to add up the years). The uranium company states on its web site it is a wholly owned subsidiary of RUSANO, the Russian State Corporation for Nuclear Energy, a Rosatom entity.
Tony Podesta's lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, represented the Russian-owned company Uranium One during former President Barack Obama's administration and did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, The Daily Caller News Foundation determined. Tony Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign manager.
The Podesta Group lobbied on behalf of Uranium One for part of 2012 and in 2014 and 2015, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The Podesta Group was not listed as a lobbyist for Uranium One during its sale to ROSATOM in 2010. The Podesta Group did not file under FARA during any of the years when it lobbied both Congress and the executive branch.
Bill Clinton listed Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and a key Rosatom board member as one of 15 Russians he wanted to meet with. Rosatom is the parent company of Tenex, then under investigation by FBI Dir. Robert Mueller for money-laundering and extortion of American energy companies. Processing of Rosatom's request to purchase Uranium One was in the works by Hillary's State Dept. at the time. Carter Page is said to have met Dvorkovich about this time as well. Bill Clinton met with Vladimir Putin and Medvedev during the excursion to Moscow, where he received $500,000 from the bank financing the Rosatom-Uranium One purchase. Putin personally thanked Clinton for speaking.
The investigation was an intelligence probe into Rosatom officials. The investigation obtained an eyewitness, William Campbell, known as Confidential Source-1 (CS-1) in court documents, recordings, and emails. The evidence indicates Rosatom oligarchs sent millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation to buy access during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tenure on the Committee on Foreign Investment of the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS is the government body that provided the approval of the sale of Uranium One to Rosatom.
The investigation could prove, through its confidential informant, kickbacks paid in cash and foreign wire transfers.
Mikerin's arrest was scheduled for early summer 2010, but later in August the decision was overturned by Rod Rosenstein and Adam Aik. The appeal, signed by Rosenstein and Aik, urged Judge William Connelly to cancel Mikerin's arrest order. In a statement to the press Rosenstein's office commented, "This is a sealed document, I'm not sure how it found its way into the proceedings," in an attempt to object to the defense discussing the motion publicly. Defense attorney Dan Hurson remarked "In my 40 years [of legal practice] I haven't seen anything like that." On October 17, 2017 The Hill reported that
the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putins atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.The New York Post reported on the Obama FBI and DOJ cover up of Russian crimes. Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch blocked Campbell, the FBI informant, from testifying to Congress about his knowledge that the Russian's wanted access to Bill and Hillary Clinton to influence the decision on the purchase of Uranium One. Newsweek reported
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account backed by documents indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
The racketeering scheme was conducted with the consent of higher level officials in Russia who shared the proceeds from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.
Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putins commercial nuclear ambitions... Attorney General Eric Holder was among the Obama administration officials joining Hillary Clinton on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States at the time the Uranium One deal was approved. Multiple current and former government officials told The Hill they did not know whether the FBI or DOJ ever alerted committee members to the criminal activity they uncovered.
Before the [Uranium One] deal was brokered in 2009, the FBI under Robert Muellerwho is now special counsel in the Russia investigation into potential collusion with the Trump campaignhad begun an investigation into corruption and extortion by senior managers of a company owned by the Russian governments nuclear company, Rosatom. According to court filings revealed by The Hill Tuesday, in 2009 the FBI found enough evidence to suggest Vadim Mikerin, who headed the Rosatom subsidiary Tenex, was corrupt and high-level officials at Rosatom knew about his bribery scheme. In 2014, he pled guilty in a U.S. court case to orchestrating more than $2 million in bribe payments through shadowy accounts in Cyprus, Latvia, and Switzerland.
The Justice Department instructs prosecutors that when Congress has given a federal offense its own conspiracy provision with a heightened punishment (as it has for money laundering, racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and other serious crimes), they may not charge a section 371 conspiracy. Section 371 is for less serious conspiracy cases. Using it for money laundering which caps the sentence below Congress's intent for that behavior subverts federal law and signals to the court that the prosecutor does not regard the offense as major.
Yet, that is exactly what Rosenstein and Andrew Weissmann did in a plea agreement with Mikerin. (See in The Hills report, the third document embedded at the bottom, titled Mikerin Plea Deal.) No RICO, no extortion, no fraud and the plea agreement does not mention any of the extortions in 2009 and 2010, before CFIUS approved Rosatom's acquisition of Uranium One. Mikerin just plead guilty to a nominal money laundering conspiracy charge, insulating him from a longer sentence. Thus, he got a term of only four years for a major national security crime.
In February 2016, Manafort approached Donald Trump through a mutual friend, Thomas J. Barrack Jr.
He pointed out his experience advising presidential campaigns in the United States and around the world, described himself as an outsider not connected to the Washington establishment, and offered to work without salary.
In March 2016, he joined Trumps presidential campaign...
In August 2016, Manaforts connections to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Russian Party of Regions drew national attention in the US, where it was reported that Manafort may have received $12.7 million in off-the-books funds from the Party of Regions.
On August 17, 2016, Donald Trump received his first security briefing.
The same day, August 17, Trump shook up his campaign organization in a way that appeared to minimize Manaforts role.
It was reported that members of Trumps family, particularly Jared Kushner who had originally been a strong backer of Manafort, had become uneasy about his Russian connections and suspected that he had not been forthright about them.
Manafort stated in an internal staff memorandum that he would remain the campaign chairman and chief strategist, providing the big-picture, long-range campaign vision.
However, two days later, Trump announced his acceptance of Manaforts resignation from the campaign after Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway took on senior leadership roles within that campaign.
Thomas J. Barrack Jr
He [Thomas J. Barrack] denies a quote attributed to him in the 2018 book Fire and Fury that he said Trump was, not only crazy but stupid.
In a 2017 Washington Post article, Barrack commented on Trumps inflammatory rhetoric and proposals to ban immigrants from certain Muslim countries and put up a border wall with Mexico. Hes better than this, he said.
Barrack was interviewed during the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, in particular regarding Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Konstantin Kilimnik, Cambridge Analytica, the Trump campaign, the Trump transition team, and the financing of the Trump inauguration.
It's good to be a billionaire!
Thomas J. Barrack
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