NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON MANAFORT SAGA
Shared by Mac E Morris and Ann Rose Laurence
Manafort is flipping against Tony Podesta, Cl1ntons, and Oshama’s WH Counsel Greg Craig! One of his lobbyist also met with Biden and Oshama in 2013!! All revealed today! Furthermore, DiGenova said James Baker has turned state’s evidence against Comey and he will be indicted!!!
FLASHBACK!! REMEMBER THIS!!! ENJOY THE SHOW! Manafort just agreed to testify in ALL government investigations without ANY lawyers and participate in undercover ops!!!! (Past?)
Also, today’s documents proved that the Podesta group KNEW they were working on behalf of the Ukraine which contradicts what they said when they retroactively registered with FARA claiming that Manafort tricked them. Checkmate! Game over!
— Mac E Morris
NEW MANAFORT DETAILS: Per superseding criminal information, Manafort asked European p.r. guys to push false story “[w]ith no fingerprints” alleging YANUKOVYCH’s rival TYMOSHENKO had paid for murder of a Ukrainian official, acknowledging his “goal is to plant some stink on Tymo.”
BAD FOR GREG CRAIG: His white shoe law firm @SKADDEN_ARPS accepted $4M from MANAFORT through overseas accounts to write whitewash report on YANOKOVYCH while privately expressing doubts about the report & also secretly working more broadly for Yanukovych’s pro-Russian regime.
DIRTY: MANAFORT orchestrated a scheme to have, “[O]bama jews,” as he described them, pressure the OBAMA administration to support his pro-Russian client YANUKOVYCH by “spreading stories in the US that a senior Cabinet official” was abetting antisemitism by supporting TYMOSHENKO.
BAD FOR @PODESTAGROUP: Emails suggest that the lobbying firm knew all along that their work was for the pro-Russian government of Ukraine, & not a non-profit group, per new info from MUELLER, which calls into question Podesta’s basis for not registering under FARA.
PODESTA & MERCURY KNEW: New MUELLER info shows that the firms knew the non-profit they were representing was a front for MANAFORT’s pro-Russian client. A Mercury employee said the set-up was “like Alice in Wonderland.” A Podesta employee called it “a fig leaf on a fig leaf.”
When @TheJusticeDept confronted MANAFORT & GATES about their unregistered foreign lobbying back in 2016, they told a series of brazen lies to DOJ’s FARA unit, per MUELLER, who methodically chronicled the lies here:
MORE BIG NAMES ENTANGLED IN MUELLER PROBE: 2012 memo from MANAFORT to GATES, KILIMNIK & @alanfriedmanit laying out a “Ukraine Action Plan for Europe & the US” indicates that PR giants @Fleishman & @BMUKNews also worked on Manafort-directed Ukraine effort.
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HERE IT IS: PAUL MANAFORT’S PLEA AGREEMENT: including a cooperation section.
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MORE BAD NEWS FOR PODESTA, MERCURY & SKADDEN: As part of MANAFORT’s plea deal, he agrees to testify before all grand juries in DC and “elsewhere.” The inquiries into @PodestaGroup, Mercury & @SkaddenArps are being run out of the Southern District of New York.
IN HIS OWN WORDS: In 2010 memo, MANAFORT lays out an international lobbying plan for YANUKOVYCH, but specifies “Publicly, I will not appear as a lobbyist for your government. Those roles would be the firms that I bring in…In fact, I would be the point…”
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Replying to @kenvogel
This joint Podesta/Manafort/Gates/Skadden (Craig) all point to a Clinton-backed operation to keep Yanukovych in power.
The Clinton’s interests (& interests of Viktor Pinchuk, the Ukrainian tycoon who donated $25 mil to the CF) required a pro-Putin dictator in Kiev, at all costs.
Grassley’s letter request for information regarding possible collusion between Clinton campaign and Ukraine
Politico: Ukrainian Officials Secretly Targeted Trump, Helped Clinton, During Election
Politico is reporting that officials in the eastern European country of Ukraine are seeking ways to apologize to incoming President Donald Trump for their secretive efforts to help Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.
Ukrainian officials assisted Clinton by publicly denigrating Trump’s fitness for office as well as pushing documents attempting to implicate Trump or his aides in corruption and by suggesting they were launching investigations into the purported allegations — only to stymie such investigations as the election neared — according to Politico’s January 11 article. 
HRC and the DNC had help from Alexandra Chalupa (a Democratic operative, who had worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton administration — and went on to work as a staffer, then as a consultant, for the Democratic National Committee)…
Ukraine’s collusion with Hillary Clinton to meddle in US elections now exposed (Video)
Ukraine’s US election meddling to help Hillary Clinton is now seeing the light of day. By Alex Christoforou, July 12, 2017 
Don’t forget the EF-forts of Evelyn Farkas — EVELYN FARKAS RESIGNED FROM THE DoD – PENTAGON IN SEPTEMBER 2015 — SO HOW DID SHE STILL HAVE CLEARANCE TO INTELLIGENCE RECORDS AND RESOURCES???
According to Pentagon records, Dr. Farkas resigned in September of 2015.
So how did this non-resident fellow at the ATLANTIC COUNCIL, member of the COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, and 😮 former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, gain knowledge of intelligence regarding members of Trump’s team and their relations with Russia, when she was the senior foreign policy advisor 😮 for Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton?
😮 Farkas was the prime driver behind the anti-Russia phobia inside the Pentagon during the Obama years — 😮 shilling hard for the Ukraine — requesting that the President send them anti-tank missiles — which, essentially, would mean outright war with Russia.
Back to the interview with Mika Brzezinski. Dr. Farkas said ‘WE’ had good intel on Russia. Who does she refer to when she says ‘WE’?
Perhaps someone inside the Obama government was leaking to the Hillary campaign?
H/T Hannelore Morton
If Evelyn Farkas Resigned in 2015, How Did She Have Access to Trump-Russian Intelligence?
by The_Real_Fly, Wed, 03/29/2017 
“Get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration,” said Farkas in an interview yesterday on MSNBC.
She was afraid the Trump people would gain access to their intelligence and whisk it away — because they’re all Russian spies, obviously. Aside from what appears to be a brazen confirmation of spying on the Trump team, the bigger red flag here is Dr. Farkas wasn’t employed by the Obama administration at the time the Russian allegations arose. According to Pentagon records, Dr. Farkas resigned in September of 2015. So how did this non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, gain knowledge of intelligence regarding members of Trump’s team and their relations with Russia, when she was the senior foreign policy advisor for Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton? Farkas was the prime driver behind the anti-Russia phobia inside the Pentagon during the Obama years — shilling hard for the Ukraine — requesting that the President send them anti-tank missiles — which, essentially, would mean outright war with Russia. Back to the interview with Mika Brzezinski. Dr. Farkas said ‘we’ had good intel on Russia. Who does she refer to when she says ‘we?’
UKRAINE CONNECTIONS – GETTING KIND OF CROWDed —
What is CrowdStrike? Firm Hired by DNC has Ties to Hillary Clinton, a Ukrainian Billionaire and Google
by Michael Krieger — Thursday Mar 23, 2017 
As usual, the rabbit hole gets much deeper the more you look.
In yesterday’s post, Credibility of Cyber Firm that Claimed Russia Hacked the DNC Comes Under Serious Question, I examined how CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm hired by the DNC to look into its hacking breach, had been exposed as being completely wrong about a separate attack it claimed originated from the same group it claimed broke into DNC systems, and supposedly works for Russia’s military intelligence unit, GRU. Here’s some of what we learned:
- An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election.
- The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists.
But the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) told VOA that CrowdStrike erroneously used IISS data as proof of the intrusion. IISS disavowed any connection to the CrowdStrike report. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense also has claimed combat losses and hacking never happened.
The challenges to CrowdStrike’s credibility are significant because the firm was the first to link last year’s hacks of Democratic Party computers to Russian actors, and because CrowdStrike co-founder DIMITI ALPEROVITCH (Ukraine billionaire) has trumpeted its Ukraine report as more evidence of Russian election tampering.
(BEAR HUNTING — BEAR IN MIND that Politico predominantly writes articles leaning left.)
Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire
Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton
By Kenneth P. Vogel and David Stern, 01/11/2017 
Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
You know it’s bad when HuffPo even reports it!!
Paul Manafort’s Plea Deal Could Be Bad News For A Bunch Of Washington Operatives
Trump’s former campaign chair had a lot of help with his Ukraine lobbying work — and he has agreed to testify anywhere
By Jessica Schulberg, Ryan J. Reilly, and Paul Blumenthal 
Paul Manafort could be spilling what he knows in a lot more courtrooms.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has, as part of a plea deal, agreed to cooperate with the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller. This is likely bad news for President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign team — but it could also cause problems for a slew of lobbyists and other advocates, including several Democratic operatives.
As part of Manafort’s deal with Mueller, he agreed to testify in any case the government asks him to. Court documents show that high-profile lobbying, public relations and law firms worked quietly with Manafort over the years as he brought in more than $60 million boosting the U.S. image of a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. And like Manafort, they don’t appear to have registered as foreign agents at the time.
Document: Superseding Criminal Information Against Paul Manafort
By Quinta Jurecic, Friday, September 14, 2018 
The special counsel’s office has filed a superseding criminal information in the case against Paul Manafort. The document is available here and below. The plea agreement and 😮 statement of offense are also available below.
Our prior coverage of the Manafort case is available here.
PAUL MANAFORT — SUPERSEDING CRIMINAL INFORMATION (76 pages, pdf file) 
PAUL MANAFORT – EDVA CASE — MSCI team’s September 13, 2018 PLEA AGREEMENT (17 pages, pdf file) (NOTE: MSCI team – filed document in the District of Columbia – U.S. Bankruptcy Court on September 14, 2018) 
PAUL MANAFORT – EDVA CASE — Statement of the Offenses and Other Acts (24 pages, pdf file) — (NOTE: MSCI team – filed document in the District of Columbia – U.S. Bankruptcy Court on September 14, 2018) 
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