Listen: Donald Trump, Manafort And Constantine Kalinic discussed on Skullduggery
"The number of times that Russians are finding their way into the campaign and people close to Donald Trump, and they're getting responses from the Trump people, and they're certainly not getting rebuffed and importantly on not a single occasion any of these times did the Trump campaign where people connect you to the Trump can campaign think about going to the FBI and reporting these probes by the Russians which clearly was part of intelligence operation that they must have known the FBI. Why would you go to the FBI? Let's remember at Richard certainly take note of the Manafort memo, as well, you know, Manafort who would become the campaign manager was under investigation by the FBI, even while he was running the tr-. Trump campaign, and we should take note of some of what's in that Manafort memo, and first of all the fact that what are you lie about he lied about his contacts? With Constantine Kalinic is loyal deputy who had connections to Russian military intelligence that was in a court document that Muller's people filed last year identifying Kalinic as a as a Russian military intelligence asset and even after he pleads guilty and agrees to cooperate with Muller's investigation. He continues to lie about what his contacts with Kalinic were. And that does raise a whole host of questions about why why does Manafort at the highest risk to himself continue to conceal from Muller's team what he was talking to Kalinic about. And how many times he spoke to him? So that's really I pop. Ping. And you know, does that suggest that Kalinic's got something on Manafort is Manafort afraid of disclosing to the US government what his dealings were with his Russian military intelligence asset. And then the other really significant thing in that Manafort memo, I think is the fact that he was continuing to be in contact Trump administration Trump, it'd been lied about it fficials well after he had already been indicted and was headed to trial, and he's lying about that. In February two thousand eighteen I'm reading from the memo here Manafort had been in communication with a senior administration official up through that moment, February eighteen he was indicted in two thousand seventeen look we don't know this. But it raises the intriguing possibility that he's in there talking to the Trump administration about what he should be saying, and what he shouldn't be. Saying and that may be part of a who knows maybe that's part of a negotiation about a potential pardon. Right. I think prosecutors are really interested in those conversations. Yeah. Yeah. There's a couple of a little tidbits in that Manafort memo, the evidence demonstrates Manafort lied about the his contacts with administration officials in attacks exchange from may twenty six two thousand eighteen Manafort authorized, a person to speak with an administration official on manafort's behalf. What about what did he want to get communicated to the administration to the president that deep into his own legal troubles with Jim it questions that we should all have answers to? Absolutely. So let's since we started out talking about Bill bar, and the idea that he is going to be the new attorney general that Trump the president has tapped. Him for that position. We've got an excellent guest who can shed light on Bill bar somebody who worked with him closely for many years. Tim flanagan? Tim, welcome back to skulduggery. Thanks good to be with you. So they'll bar agai, you know, well work closely with what's your take on Trump tapping into the next g I think Bill is probably the best choice that Trump could've made for many different perspectives brings the credibility with the department of time.."