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Manafort Sentenced! Will Spend Years Behind Bars

Manafort will be spending some time behind bars, but does this officially mean that Mueller is off the trail of Russian collusion?

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When this whole #RussiaGate mess began, the nation was concerned; not for the possibility that Donald Trump would be outed as a Putin-puppet, but for the likelihood that Robert Mueller would have carte blanche to dig up dirt on the President.

Of course, this would be revenge for the hacking of Hillary Clinton campaign emails back in 2016 that inexorably altered the presidential election after having shown the Clinton team rigging the democratic primary.

So, as Robert Mueller was set off on his wild goose chase, he began, presumably, to look for evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.  After all, that was his stated task.

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Now, nearly two years later, Mueller has been successful in garnering a few indictments of fringe characters in Donald Trump’s inner circle…none of which appear to have been connected to a Russian collusion plot.

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Paul Manafort is a man on the sentencing end of one of Mueller’s wide ranging probes, and will now be facing years in the clink for his crimes.

Paul Manafort’s prison sentence was upped to seven-and-a-half years on Wednesday morning, bringing an end to Robert Mueller’s most public legal battle and capping a spectacular fall for the globe-trotting GOP consultant and former chairman of the Trump campaign.

It’s the longest sentence by far for anyone ensnared in Mueller’s nearly two-year-old probe. Manafort’s punishment reached its final length after U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Wednesday gave Manafort an additional 43 months in prison for a series of lobbying and witness tampering crimes he pleaded guilty to last fall. Manafort also must serve nearly four years for his conviction in a jury trial for financial fraud crimes in Virginia.

Critics of Robert Mueller’s wide-berth will only be further incensed by the verdict, as the rest of the nation awaits the final Mueller report.

 

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HERE WE GO: First Republican Rep. Comes Out & Calls For Trump’s Impeachment (Details)

The MSM is about to have a field day…

John Salvatore

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Well, this isn’t good. The first sitting Republican Congressman has pretty much declared that President Trump needs to be impeached. The media is sure to run with this story like they’re being chased. Check it out… From Politico: Michigan Rep. Justin Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to declare that President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses and that Attorney General William Barr “deliberately misrepresented” special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Amash, whose libertarian views often put him at odds with Trump and his fellow Republicans, posted a series of tweets Saturday afternoon outlining positions that even some Democrats have been unwilling to embrace — an extraordinary development that comes as Democratic leaders face increasing pressure from progressives to launch impeachment proceedings. His tweets: Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report. https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1129831615952236546 I offer these conclusions only after having read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely, having read or watched pertinent statements and testimony, and having discussed this matter with my staff, who thoroughly reviewed materials and provided me with further analysis. https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1129831618712100864 In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is clear that Barr intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings. https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1129831619869728771 Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice. https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1129831620838662145 Under our Constitution, the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” While “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” is not defined, the context implies conduct that violates…

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CONFIRMED: Reporters From Big Name Liberal Outlets Found to Have Working Ties With Antifa

Oh, is that RIGHT!?

John Salvatore

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Antifa is back in the news. Not good. If members of the mainstream media were honest with the American people – or themselves – they’d report this story. But they aren’t. And they won’t. From Red State: After mapping the social interactions of 58,254 Antifa accounts on the social network Twitter, Dr. Eoin Lenihan found that many journalists from major publications such as The Guardian, Vox, and more had a direct working relationship with the Antifa members. Lenihan posted his findings to Twitter where he put up a chart showing Antifa area accounts with their related members. We mapped the social interactions of 58,254 Antifa affiliated accounts on Twitter based on an initial seed of 16 self-identifying and verifiable Antifa accounts (and Mark Bray who chose not to confirm if he is a member of Antifa but whose book makes a solid case for inclusion). https://twitter.com/EoinLenihan/status/1128731412180426752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1128731412180426752&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redstate.com%2Fbrandon_morse%2F2019%2F05%2F17%2Fjournos-prominent-news-publications-found-working-relationships-antifa%2F He then shortened that dataset to only 1.65 percent of the total, leaving them with the accounts that are the most connected to the various official Antifa accounts with a minimum of eight connections or more. According to Lenihan, some had far more than just eight. As the data came out, Lenihan found more than a few journalists with a multitude of connections to Antifa. https://twitter.com/EoinLenihan/status/1128734136640966656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1128734136640966656&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redstate.com%2Fbrandon_morse%2F2019%2F05%2F17%2Fjournos-prominent-news-publications-found-working-relationships-antifa%2F https://twitter.com/EoinLenihan/status/1128746750586564614?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1128746750586564614&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redstate.com%2Fbrandon_morse%2F2019%2F05%2F17%2Fjournos-prominent-news-publications-found-working-relationships-antifa%2F https://twitter.com/EoinLenihan/status/1128761714445570049?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1128761714445570049&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redstate.com%2Fbrandon_morse%2F2019%2F05%2F17%2Fjournos-prominent-news-publications-found-working-relationships-antifa%2F https://twitter.com/EoinLenihan/status/1128740972702183425?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1128740972702183425&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redstate.com%2Fbrandon_morse%2F2019%2F05%2F17%2Fjournos-prominent-news-publications-found-working-relationships-antifa%2F “Antifa” has to single-handedly be the most ironic group in America today. The “anti-fascists” do nothing but promote fascism by refusing to let the other side speak. Former Vice President Joe Biden officially kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign by praising the uninformed group. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbOU2fTg6cI Radical protesters apparently held a protest outside the home of a prominent Fox News host. Yes, outside his private residence. Tucker Carlson just can’t win. Check out the “invite”… This isn’t right. In fact, it is absolutely wrong. The…

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