Paulie Manafort's bad day




It’s exceedingly easy to do redactions in Adobe Acrobat. This is a level of incompetence that I’ve rarely seen in legal filings.


i took the time to cut and paste from the document

s. (See, e.g., Doc. 460 at 5 (After being shown documents, Mr. Manafort
“conceded” that he discussed or may have discussed a Ukraine peace plan with Mr. Kilimnik on
more than one occasion); id. at 6 (After being told that Mr. Kilimnik had traveled to Madrid on the
same day that Mr. Manafort was in Madrid, Mr. M

In fact, during a proffer meeting held
with the Special Counsel on September 11, 2018, Mr. Manafort explained to the Government
attorneys and investigators that he would have given the Ukrainian peace plan more thought, had
the issue not been raised during the period he was engaged with work related to the presidential
Case 1:17-cr-00201-ABJ Document 471 Filed 01/08/19 Page 5 of 10
campaign. Issues and communications related to Ukrainian political events simply were not at the
forefront of Mr. Manafort’s mind during the period at issue and it is not surprising at all that Mr.
Manafort was unable to recall specific details prior to having his recollection refreshed. The same
is true with regard to the Government’s allegation that Mr. Manafort lied about sharing polling
data with Mr. Kilimnik related to the 2016 presidential campaign. (See Doc. 460 at 6).

Government has indicated that Mr. Manafort’s statements about this payment are inconsistent with
those of others, but the defense has not received any witness statements to support this contention.

The first alleged misstatement identified in the Special Counsel’s submission
(regarding a text exchange on May 26, 2018) related to a text message from a third-party asking
permission to use Mr. Manafort’s name as an introduction in the event the third-party met the
President. This does not constitute outreach by Mr. Manafort to the President. The second
example identified by the Special Counsel is hearsay purportedly offered by an undisclosed third
party and the defense has not been provided with the statement (or any witness statements that
form the basis for alleging intentional falsehoods).


Incompetence seems to be a running theme with the people around Mr. Trump. Lol

In all seriousness, I was under the impression Mr. Manafort’s legal team was top notch? Is that the case from your understanding?


I don’t know much about his lawyers, but this is inexcusable. I mean, it’s probably just some junior clerk or intern’s fault - but even so.


I didn’t consider that. But yeah, it still doesn’t excuse the defense team from catching it.

I’ve heard some legal pundits discuss Mr. Manafort’s legal representation and speak highly of them. But this was a pretty large goof.


but thanks to that we are able to get a tiny glimpse into what the leak free Mueller group knows


Yes. The sharing of data with Kilimnik is especially intriguing. To what purpose would the Trump Campaign Chairman need to share internal polling data with a member of the Putin-led Russian Federation?

Well, we all really know the answer to this question. Lol


I haven’t had a chance to look at what was “redacted,” but what are the odds that the ■■■■■■ redaction was intentional?

Anything exculpatory in there?


i posted them couple post up



Ummm, sharing polling information with Kilimnik?

Never mind. I’m pretty sure I’m wrong in speculating that this was intentional.


no collusion, collusion is not illegal, no links to russia


Probably a really good day for the President to give a speech to the nation about a national emergency he has failed to take care of while he had two years of partisan cover in the congress.


That caught my attention as well. Mueller knows everything.


Womp Womp



The same is true with regard to the Government’s allegation that Mr. Manafort lied about sharing polling data with Mr. Kilimnik related to the 2016 presidential campaign.

Why would Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, be sharing 2018 election polling data with Russian intelligence?


i found the answer


True Love…


Hey, Kilminick’s just sort of a US political data buff–it’s his hobby!


2016, and yes, that is the question. I cannot think of a logical explanation, save one of course. And the only logical explanation looks none too good for the Trump claim of “No Collusion!!!”


That’s true… But Obama just gave them little fines. So, it would not end up in court and we’d all find out the truth…