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  1. Joe Bloggs

     /  January 4, 2018

    I have a very good relationship, as you know, with Steve Bannon. Steve’s been a friend of mine for a long time, I like Steve a lot.
    – trump, October 2017

    Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately. . . .
    You realise where this is going. This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner . . .
    It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit. The Kushner shit is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me.
    – bannon. January 2018

    Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency, When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. . .
    Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.
    Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory
    – trump, January 2018

    It’s pathetic that we waste so much time on people like trump and bannon and in the end they prove that they weren’t worth a second of it

  2. Gezza

     /  January 4, 2018

    President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who was indicted in late October as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation, is suing Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the Department of Justice.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  January 4, 2018

      Nothing but a moronic publicity stunt to garner sympathy from people too dumb to know better.

      Manafort’s filings are so legally tenuous that they’re better understood as a political statement to frame himself as a victim of unlawful prosecution.It actually cites blogs and editorials rather than statutes or precedent ffs. Plus its a civil suit that’s separate from the criminal case, and gives Mueller a federal court platform to mount a strong public defense of his work.

      Rosenstein’s order may be broad, and Mueller’s indictment of Manafort may lack an explicit link to Russian collusion so far. But both clearly comply with the relevant regulations, and the special counsel regulations are both constitutional and have already been tested and upheld by previous supreme court action.

      As the DOJ has already said “The lawsuit is frivolous but the defendant is entitled to file whatever he wants.”

      #owngoal #deadcatbounce