Let’s just take a moment to admire this magnificent bastard.

By |2018-09-14T14:31:46-08:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |18 Comments

The Special Counsel investigation has been taking trophies left and right since its very beginning, but today, today was the fucking jackpot!

Paul Manafort clearly did not want to cooperate with this investigation and fought tooth and nail to stay loyal to his old boss, but after being convicted in Virginia of those eight felonies last month it was like his legs were swept right out from under him. 

And just in case you are still not aware of exactly what Mueller got out of Manafort, TPM lays it out for you:

The plea agreement reached between Paul Manafort and the special counsel’s office requires Manafort to cooperate “fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly” with the government on “any and all matters” identified by the government.

Though early reports on plea deal negotiations indicated Manafort was hesitant to agree to a deal that required his full cooperation, the agreement reached is broad and sweeping in outlining the former Trump campaign chairman’s obligation to cooperate, with zero exceptions.

The plea agreement filed Friday afternoon requires Manafort to attend all meetings requested by investigators regarding his participation in or knowledge of criminal activities. He must also give the government all documents and materials related to the investigation and participate in directed “undercover activities.” Manafort is also required to testify in legal proceedings and must always give “complete, truthful, and accurate information.”

Participate in “undercover activities?” 

Does that suggest possibly wearing a wire to you? Because that suggests possibly wearing a wire to me. 

There is also a Vanity Fair article out today that claims that Michael Cohen has been singing like a canary to Mueller for quite some time now:

In recent weeks, it has also become common knowledge among close friends of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, that Cohen is talking to the Mueller team, according to people familiar with the situation.

We also learned from the Washington Post that with the seizure of Manafort’s money and property that Mueller’s “witch hunt” is now officially making more money than it is spending:

The government’s seizures from Manafort could be worth about $42 million, including the upper estimates of just the properties, Federal Savings Bank loan and insurance policies. And that doesn’t include the other accounts, which might contain some portion of the $30 million that Wheeler points to as having been identified by the government as ill-gotten gains. That’s enough to pay for the Mueller probe for some time to come.

And if all of that was not enough let us remember Mueller’s batting average.

Essentially it appears that if Robert Mueller goes after you, Robert Mueller gets your ass.

If I were Trump or anybody associated with Trump, I would be chewing my fingernails down to the bone and jumping at every sound. 

Because for the Trumpsters the boogeyman is real, he is coming, and there is no escape. 

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  1. Whatevs September 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    But he’s not the bogeyman. For most Americans, Mueller is the knight on the white horse who has a chance of saving the country. But a knight who isn’t arrogant or braggadocious, but just calm and collected, hardworking, intelligent and getting it done.

  2. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hence the consistent banging of the drum to shut it all down. “They’ve got nothing!,” the toddler screams. Uh huh.

  3. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    My favorite part is the investigation paid for itself !! Just wait until he gets his hands on the trump criminal organization. Maybe we will be paid back for the millions wasted on golf trips, secret service for business trips and who knows what else that family has stolen.

    Wanna bet little donnie is scambling to put everything in Barron and Tiffany’s names so the government can’t seize it!!! (of course not, his ego is too big for that and thinks Mueller won’t touch him because he is a stable genius).

    And Melanomia better get donnie’s name off the deed to the penthouse 🙂 of course she can always go back to nude modeling.

  4. Whatevs September 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Meanmia is 49. Hahahahahahahhahahahhahaha

  5. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Sarah Suckabee Sanders is saying that this has nothing to do with El Presidente’s win and or with the president in general. Uh huh. I wonder how long she will continue to use her Nurse Rachet persona to protect the evil one. My guess is right up until they drag his ass out of the white house. I see Suckabee saying something like this, “there’s nothing to see here, pay no attention to these men!” Because basically they have been using that method the whole time Trump has been in office being an asshole.

    • viv September 14, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      She has no sense of shame and no dignity, she’ll go right on mouthing her shit until she is drowned out by Trump’s screams as he is dragged away in chains.

    • Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      I bet she’s already writing her tell all book anticipating her leaving the White House sooner rather than later.

      I’ll also bet it hits the bargain bin table almost as fast as Palin’s books did.

  6. Anonymous in Chicago September 14, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Hopefully Robert Mueller has enough evidence against Trump of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors”. Then the Trump family’s best days are behind them and ALL of the Trump’s finally get what they deserve – jail time and confiscation of their ill-gotten, money laundered Russian assets.

  7. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Rachel Maddow spells out the litany of Paul Manafort’s admitted crimes — and explains his cooperation with Mueller


  8. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    The Secret to Cracking Trump’s Base
    New polls show that some of the most hard-core Trumpsters are starting to get a clue. It might be because he finally crossed a line: He’s now insulting them.


  9. viv September 14, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Bob Mueller would be the first to remind you that he has a big team of dedicated experienced professionals working for and with him.

  10. Anonymous September 14, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum


    Well then they will then have to erase President Bill Clinton, of whom she was the First Lady, and Senator, and Secretary of State, and Presidential Candidate! So Obama ran against ‘no one’ in the primaries? So there was no SOS for years during the Obama administration? What bullshit this is.

  11. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Mueller Just Called Bullshit on Lobbying Powerhouse Mercury LLC
    The special counsel’s latest files says that employees of the firm knew that they were working for a foreign government, and not disclosing it.


  12. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 7:43 am

    —But before Manafort enters a new phase of his criminal career, Mueller filed a new superseding criminal information document in federal court listing new details of the man in the ostrich skin jacket’s infamous political resume.

    Here are some of the highlights:


  13. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Robert Mueller Is Winning
    The special counsel outmaneuvered Trump’s implicit offer to pardon Paul Manafort and secured his most significant victory yet.

    —The result is perhaps Mueller’s most important victory yet, and a vindication of his quiet, patient strategy in the investigation. Federal prosecutors in white-collar and organized-crime cases often begin by bringing charges against low-level members, often on unrelated charges. Investigators then work their way up the chain of command by offering leniency in exchange for cooperation and testimony against higher-level conspirators. Mueller has maintained the radio silence of a Soviet submarine captain since taking over the investigation last spring, but his prosecutions so far suggest that he’s employing a similar strategy against Trump and his associates.


  14. Giuli September 15, 2018 at 8:20 am

    According to sources close to Manafort defense:
    “The coooeration agree does not involve the Trump campaign….There was no collusion with Russia.” Another road travelled by Mueller. Same conclusion: no evidence of collusion President did nothing wrong.
    7:16 AM – Sep 15, 2018


  15. DR September 15, 2018 at 8:30 am

    FB>”Breaking news!!!! Unprecedented!!!!
    In our current media and political environment these phrases ricochet across our TVs and social media feeds with such frequency that their currency and impact has been hopelessly devalued. But make no mistake, these sentiments (and many more colorful forms of commentary) are fully justified in processing the news of Paul Manafort’s guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Mueller investigation. As the details emerge, it seems ever more likely that the steel-eyed prosecutor is moving his pawns and bishops towards a very dramatic form of checkmate. Whether the final piece to fall will be the president who would be king we still don’t know.
    Like the fable of the frog slowly being boiled alive, there has long been a sense that because we have been drifting into an uncharted sea of malfeasance at a steady pace that the storyline for just how profoundly critical the crisis is and how unmoored we are from the anchors of democracy is being obscured. To step back and to see the Trump campaign now read like a rogues’ gallery of convicted felons is to constantly pick the jaw up from floor. I search in vain for words, historical measures, or even fantastical analogies that do this state of reality justice.
    And as we contend with existential threats coming from many directions, we must not lose sight of the forces hard at work to protect this President from the sunshine of accountability, as well as the aiders and abetters who peddle their narrow self-interests in the shadow of a corrupt autocracy. On this landscape, the confirmation hearings of Judge Kavanaugh, who may prove the deciding vote on justice and the rule of law in regards to President Trump, is particularly disturbing. His answers and non-answers make pretty clear that he was likely chosen not for his beliefs in any aspect of constitutional law aside from presidential prerogative.
    But while I have never seen anything like a drama of this nature play out before, I have seen many times when a scandal comes into sharp focus in the public consciousness. I have seen people who look like they will escape the grip of justice suddenly feel the full power of the law. I have seen politicians and whole political parties and movements succumb to the realities of public will. If the polls are to believed, even if you treat them with a healthy dose of skepticism, millions upon millions of Americans are angry. They are demanding accountability. And honesty. And facts. And justice. And they have one of the great lawmen of the age carrying the banner. And that man now has applied his pressure points to get a very big fish to start singing. That’s breaking news. And all of this is truly unprecedented.”<Dan the Man Rather

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