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Ex-Trump campaign aide Gates asks to serve sentence at home over coronavirus fears
"There is growing fear about the corona virus spreading in the U. S. prison system and that has some high profile inmates asking to serve their time at home ex trump campaign aide Rick gates is amongst them he's asking to serve his forty five day sentence from home gates pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from special counsel Robert Muller's investigation in February two thousand eighteen dates is worried about contracting the disease and exposing his wife once he returns home her new system has been compromised from cancer treatments no word yet on whether his request has been
Rick Gates, ex-Trump official who aided Mueller, sentenced to 45 days in jail
"Clear former trump campaign official Rick gates has been sentenced to forty five days in jail CBS's Alison Keyes US district judge Amy Berman Jackson says she was moved by his extensive cooperation with prosecutors but still felt that some punishment was in order gates met with investigators more than fifty times and helps the government convict Republican operatives Paul metaphor and Roger
Rick Gates, ex-Trump official who aided Mueller, sentenced to 45 days in jail
"Clear former trump campaign official Rick gates has been sentenced to forty five days in jail CBS's Alison Keyes U. S. district judge Amy Berman Jackson says she was moved by his extensive cooperation with prosecutors but still felt that some punishment was in order gates met with investigators more than fifty times and helps the government convict Republican operatives Paul metaphor and
Rick Gates gets 45 days of weekend jail, 3 years of probation
"A federal judge sentenced former trump campaign official Rick gates to forty five days in jail despite what the judge said was extraordinary cooperation with special counsel Robert Muller rush
Rick Gates, ex-Trump aide, sentenced to 45 days in prison for lying to FBI
"A federal judge has sentenced trump's former deputy campaign chairman Rick gates to forty five days in jail plus three years probation and ordered him to pay a twenty thousand dollar fine gates had pleaded guilty to conspiracy money laundering and other charges he went on to provide what prosecutors say was extraordinary assistance on a number of cases that spun out of the Russia investigation the judge is allowing gays to serve his forty five days on
Ex-Trump campaign official Rick Gates faces sentencing
"Gates is one of a half dozen people associated with president trump charged in special counsel Robert Muller is investigation into ties between trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign in Russia the political consultant pleaded guilty nearly two years ago to charges relating to work he did you crane and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors including testifying against Paul mana for his one time mentor and the chairman of the twenty sixteen trump campaign and long time trump confidante Roger stone the justice department says he's provided extraordinary assistance in multiple investigations and won't oppose his request probation but whether or not gates does any prison time is a decision left to the judge Matt small Washington
Government to produce messages showing Roger Stone lied
"Statements in Washington DC in the trial of former trump confidante Roger stone charged with lying to Congress muscular is telling the court the trump political ally Roger stone lied five times the Congress on what he knew about the DNC's hack server and Hillary Clinton emails and they claim he lied because the truth look bad for the trump campaign and for Donald Trump the government says they will produce text messages and email proving their case will also bring in former trump adviser Steve Bannon and convicted trump deputy campaign chair Rick gates to
Prosecutors in Roger Stone trial will call Steve Bannon to testify
"In Rogers stones trial he's the long time associate of president trump who allegedly of soft stolen emails on Democrats back in twenty sixteen prosecutors say Steve Bannon and Rick gates will testify against stone down in a former White House adviser work with stone on the twenty sixteen trump campaign gates is another former trump campaign adviser he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to the FBI last year about working with former trump campaign chairman Paul man a fort now in
Bannon to testify against Stone, his ex-Trump campaign colleague
"We are learning more about who prosecutors plan to call in Roger stone's trial he's a long time associate of president trump who allegedly sought stolen emails on Democrats in twenty sixteen CBS is Steve Dorsey is in Washington prosecutors say Steve Bannon and Rick gates will testify against stone that and in a former White House adviser work with stone on the twenty sixteen trump campaign gates is another former trump campaign adviser he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to the FBI last year about working with former trump campaign chairman Paul man a fort now in
Stone unturned? Trumps adviser on trial
"As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues. The start of the trial of his longtime associate is likely to provide him with more discomfort comfort laundry stone flamboyant and controversial political strategist own for using aggressive tactics discredit losing candidates. He's worked As a campaign advisor to a number of Republican presidents including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan stone formed a relationship with the current president for decades ago. He I advised Mr trump to run for the White House in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight but all the polls are showing that I win or do very well in this election. I'm not happy with what's happening. In the country that friendship mentorship torsion even was the focus of 2017. Netflix documentary called. Get Me Roger Stone. Those who say I have no soul. Those who have no principles are losers serve. Those are bitter losers. Mr Jones. EXACT ROLE IN MR TRUMP's 2016 campaign has long been a source of speculation particular over his contact with wikileaks the release of material about presidential contender. Hillary Clinton in January this year. Mr Stone was indicted by Robert Mueller. The special counsel on seven counts they include obstructing an official proceeding witness tampering and making false statements to Congress about his communication with wikileaks and the trump campaign lead. Not Guilty to these charges. I will defeat them at CNN. HAD BEEN SO SURE MR stones indictment was coming to the network had a camera team outside his the house when the FBI turned up for dramatic early morning rest. This is what the first sounds that. Roger Stone woke up to this morning was the FBI pounding on his his door and shouting John Faz. Men Are. Washington correspondent had a similar hunched to C. N. N.'s. But he made his move a month earlier. I reached out to Roger Stone because I had sensed that his indictment was possibly coming and I wanted to hear from him before he went undercover. As it works I wrote him an email. I said I would be down in Fort Lauderdale one weekend soon. If he's free for lunch take him out and And he accepted house lunch. The lunch was a blast. He is in entertaining storyteller. He's charming he's funny. He has a ton of stories. It was a two hour lunch. That felt very fast. Okay before we get into the lunchtime conversation Let's go through with. The charges are against him. He is facing seven charges. Five of them. Uh are making false statements to congressional investigators. One of them is obstructing government proceeding and one of them is witness tampering I believe he tried to get randy. Credit Co who is a longtime friend of his New York radio show host and a sort of as outrageous on the left is as stone is on the right. He tried to induce credit co into not testifying and I think he you threatened to kidnap Randy credit goes dog. Roger Stone's pled not guilty to all of those charges. How how is the dog? I think the dog's fine critical appeared. He did testify. He showed up with his dog. He was photographed with the dog outside the Capitol. It's a I think the dog is a little white dog named Bianca. Last I heard Bianca was fine. Okay okay all these charges that Mr Stone faces have to do with Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference. Is that right yes. Roger Stone presented himself to the trump campaign campaign as a conduit to wikileaks. He said he was in touch with. Julian assange now after the investigation started. He said that in fact he wasn't that was all bluff and posture turn hype and that all he had been doing monitoring wikileaks as twitter. Feed Robert Muller's indictment says that that's not true in that he was actually in touch through a cut out with wikileaks. And what are the stakes. Here what would happen to Mr Stone if he were found guilty These are serious charges. He faces serious prison time if he goes down for these sixty seven years old and that's Facing years in prison at that age is no picnic. You say he was a charming guy with lots of stories. I mean the public persona of Roger Stone is. He's a kind of Kenny often. Cutting political operative to did you get a sense from him about how he operates when you spoke to him. Well he is a political operative the stories that I liked most. He got gotTa start in Connecticut Politics. He's from Norwalk Connecticut. which is which is down along the coast and he said for his his first campaign for Connecticut? State Senator Who on the train platform is a commuter town into New York? Norwalk is and he would be there in the morning with fliers for his candidate and fresh coffee and then he would be either in the evening with fliers for his candidate and freshly mixed Martinis. It was such a a charming portrayal of a bygone world of political campaigning. But that's where he got a start but I mean this this kind of charming and gracious stuff is not really what he's been known for in in more recent decades. No No. He's a dirty trickster. And he's the first one to admit admit that he's a dirty trickster I think he hone those skills working for Nixon's campaign which is famous for using those sorts of tricks. That's his specialty. That's the sort of thing he does. There's and he's he's really unabashed about it so his his ties then to to president trump. I mean how far back do they go so he is known. Donald Trump for forty years. Their connection goes back to Ronald. Ronald Reagan's nineteen eighty campaign in New York Stone arranged a visit to New Hampshire by Donald Trump in nineteen eighty eight. When he was initially flirting with running for president he was connected with the campaigns? In in in ninety six and two thousand I think it was when when trump sought the reform party nomination and his connection to the to the two thousand sixteen campaign pain starts quite early on to so he has no trump for for a very long time but on the other hand the investigation the Muller reports when it's somewhat by now in in the rear view mirror I mean. How much do you think Mr Trump and his team will be will be watching this trial? How much do you think could change the story as we now know it reopened that chapter? I mean I think they would. They are going to be watching can get very very closely. It's true that the report is done but there was a lot of of stone activity in the Muller report that was redacted what I assume is Roger Stone activity that was redacted and it may well come out this trial. I think there are a couple of things that that the trump campaign will be worried about number one. The trials should show whether Roger Stone was in fact talking to wikileaks and whether when he said he wasn't that was all bluff and posture that that was that was in fact the bluff and number two is whether whether Donald Trump lied Robert Muller. You'll remember that trump did not sit down for a verbal interview with Robert Me answered written questions and answer to one of those questions actions. He said that he didn't recall discussing wikileaks with Roger Stone. You may get some testimony from Steve Bannon and Rick Gates about that and so if I were at trump trump camp I would be watching this trial very nervously. And what about Mr Stone himself when you met him. What did he say about the possibility that he would get caught up in Mr Melissa investigation? Well all I ask them exactly that question at lunch and he said it's a it's a line that I still remember. He said I don't worry. I make other people worry whether he would repeat that line today as his trial looms. I don't know but it was a it was a wonderful bit of bluster at the time About the substance of the charges. He had a very. I want to get this quote. Exactly right from transcript. What he said is there is no evidence or proof and no one can honestly say that I had advanced notice of the source or the content? The exact release date of the wiki leaks material either stolen or I should say allegedly stolen and allegedly hacked to my mind that is a very lawyerly. Non Denial Denial He also said during our lunch that you know his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was basically truthful and he may have said some things that were wrong but they were immaterial and inconsequential in the indictment against him alleges. That's not not the case that his false statement for both consequential immaterial well regardless of what happens with this trial and and presuming. Mr Stone is available to take lunch dates. Would you take with them in a heartbeat anytime. Why is that because he has? He has good stories and he has a central role in this in this drama. That's unfolding right now. He has insight he has history talk about. He's an interesting conversationalist John. Thank you very much for joining
House releases transcripts from key witnesses in Trump impeachment inquiry
"We are now starting to see the actual testimony from the depositions in the impeachment inquiry so far the transcripts and they are as damning as expected for the president and and his allies now Republicans wine for weeks and weeks of the fact that depositions were being held behind closed doors despite the fact that many of them were actually attending those very same hearing the president tried to get out ahead of the release of the word for word transcripts today by saying they would be faked and Republicans should release their own indicating indicating that he was clearly not happy with what was about to come out well today we got the first two transcripts from forward top State Department official Michael Mckinley and crucially former US ambassador bastard Ukraine Marie Ivanovich we already know a lot about what McKinley testified about including that he said he resigned his post in part because of quote the failure of the State Department urban to offer support to foreign service employees caught up impeachment inquiry McKinley who was senior advisor Secretary State Mike Pompeo also testified again under growth in this deposition that he told not pompeii about his concerns multiple times before he resigned which makes what pump said last month so much more interesting listen listen to the way the pompeo gives himself absolutely no wiggle room on this question Mike McKinley third me well for a year and a half I chose him my head people tell me he was a great foreign service officer in fact he served America wonderfully for thirty seven years he had in fact had the office that was just just behind mine had a door that he could walk in any time and say whatever he wanted you know from the time that embassador yvonna bitch departed Ukraine until the time that he came to tell me that he was departing harding I never heard him say a single thing about his concerns with respect to the decision you never ask not once not once George did ambassador McKinley say something it to me during that entire time period that's interesting so maybe set it outside that time period or maybe McKinley is lying or maybe pompeo's lying the story though that has has told these depositions of of someone who was in the way of the corrupt quid pro quo abuse of office the President Rudy Giuliani were running to try and squeeze Ukraine to manufacture a dirt the president's political rival particularly in that of the ousted US ambassador Devante vish Ukraine whose career was a casualty of that scheme she testified that she learned from and Ukrainian officials that Rudy Giuliani plan to target her Ivanovich was asked what she thought President trump meant when he said on the phone call with Ukrainian president that she was quote going wing to go through some things Ivanovich said I didn't know what it meant I was very concerned I still am. She testified that a concern senior Ukrainian official told Oldie quote told me I really needed to watch my back former ambassador also told Congress the same Ukrainian official wonder about quote to individuals from Florida Mr Parnasse and Mr Freeman who were working with Mayor Giuliani they were interested in having a different ambassador to the post because they wanted to have business dealings in Ukraine or additional additional business dealings I didn't understand that because nobody the embassy had ever met these two individuals now the president gets to appoint ambassadors and he gets to recall them but in the case of Ambassador Basser Uganda Bitch let's remember her position and removal are also at the center of a criminal case that's currently being brought by the US attorney in the Southern District of New York doc against two men who are associates the president's personal were John Juliani reportedly paid Guiliani at least half a million dollars who hung out Yankee Games among other places with with Rudy who got prime seats at a twenty thousand trump rally and who represented themselves to Congress in an official letter as members of the president's legal team and and let's remember that part of the charges against these two men love Parnasse and eager fruman is that they were giving donations to a member of Congress as part of this sprawling effort to get rid of ambassador of rich so that they could corruptly install from the associates to promote their business interests in Ukraine Ivanovich was standing being in the way of making Ukraine more corrupt on behalf of president trump and Rudy Giuliani and I should tell you we just learned tonight that one of these guys parnasse seems to be ready to cooperate with congressional investigators Reuters reports Parnasse is prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators PARNASSUS lawyer has confirmed that that me see news joining me now from Warren What we learned today so he told me legal reporter for Buzzfeed News and Tasha Berkshire National Security correspondent political NS NBC contributor. Natasha let me start with you on the Parnasse news his old lawyer had been the president's old lawyer John Dowd who'd written a letter being like he's part of the team and he's not going to show up and do anything he's now jumped don't John Doubt and now he's GonNa cooperate is that what's happening. Yeah Chris I mean it certainly seems seems like Parnasse is angry he's angry that the president has said that he doesn't know who he is he feels like the president has completely mischaracterized their relationship and you have to be inclined to believe a bit because there are so many photos of them together over the last two or so years a political events at gallows at fundraisers Parnis and firmin were everywhere and they surrounded the president at many pivotal moments so what we're seeing now is they've opened the door to cooperation with the congressional committees that doesn't necessarily Sara Lee mean of course that it's going to happen because a lot of the documents at the Congressional committees want are in the hands of the FBI which of course rated partisan ferments belongings as part of their indictment it also is remains to be seen whether or not their lawyers are even going to his learned this case has even going to let him testify because he's in the middle of a criminal probe but this does indicate at least a shift for now in how he perceives the president and trump really hasn't learned this lesson that you know when these people are are under scrutiny and he continues to criticize them his former allies and says I don't know them well they usually have receipts Zoe what did we learn today in the Ivanovich Ivanovic testimony in terms of the nexus between this sort of strange plot that was hatched by nuts room in for variety of reasons perhaps APPs personal business reasons as well as Ingraham themselves the president and the president and Rudy Giuliani's attempt to squeeze Ukraine government for for dirt on their political what we saw was perspective from yet another witness in the impeachment inquiry sort of explaining how they learned that there was this other her channel between the White House and Ukraine that was unofficial not sanctioned involved a cohort of non-government officials in this case Rudy Rudy Giuliani left parnasse eager freeman who for months had been traveling around trying to set up connections and Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden trying to discredit the Mueller investigation but all while making entrees into very official circles in Ukraine to the dismay dismay of the career civil servants who you know whose job it was to establish those formal channels between the administration and these foreign government entities and what we heard what we saw in the transcript was the former ambassador Marie Ivanovich saying you know learning about this back channel and being perplexed and concerned -cerned by it but not really seeing away out and being told that if she wanted to keep her job she needed to ingratiate herself with the president and not make waves about this both the one in one point she testified she was told to tweet US support for the president. I mean what what's fascinating here and attach you had these sort of comparative means of of of conducting yourself Marie Ivanovich the lifelong foreign service officer who's there who's trying to like steer American policy and then the Parnassus Fruman and Giuliani's of the world old who are wheeling and dealing and taking meetings and doing God knows what God knows who's behest and those are the people president is listening to and who had the imprimature of the entire hire American state behind them exactly Chris and Marie Ivanovich testified that this wasn't something that the State Department could just ignore they felt really hamstrung owned by the fact that this dual foreign policy track was taking place and at one point she said the Ukrainians didn't know who to talk to didn't know whether we represented US policy whether they should be listening to Giuliani and Parnasse Freeman and the rug really felt like it was being pulled out from beneath us we have to remember also that this is a very sensitive moment what what has been a very sensitive moment in Ukraine for the last five years since the Russians invaded eastern Ukraine and at this moment there trying to negotiate peace in the east with the russian-backed separatists separatist so for the aid to be withheld at this sensitive time was extremely troubling to the Crohn's and on top of that they didn't even know who the interlocutors were are there was supposed to be communicating with fast forward to mushy Ivanovich getting removed recalled from Ukraine someone that they really trusted now they have no choice really okay but to try to negotiate with the president and the best way that they can which is Zilenski you saw on that phone call kind of saying to the President Yes we'll investigate ah yes we'll do what you want essentially to try to appease him because again Ukraine faces an existential threat to its east and they are trying to navigate that right now the best way they can we're also getting a lot more back story on the origins of this I think deranged saying conspiracy theories about Ukrainian involvement in the two thousand sixteen election the idea that actually the DNC hack was a Ukrainian op that they conspired to frame Russia for it doesn't actually make sense when you sort of square it up but this this article near that Manafort was actually spreading that back in twenty sixteen it's been germinating and sold to the president time and time again what do we know about uh-huh so over the weekend buzz feed at CNN received a new cash of documents from the Justice Department then it was as hundreds of pages of records of notes that were taken during the investigation and in one seer set of notes from Rick Gates who had been the deputy campaign manager Paul Manafort's right hand man Rick Gates told investigators that basically as soon as news broke in two thousand sixteen the DNC had been hacked that wikileaks had these messages and they were going to release them. Paul Manafort was immediately saying it wasn't Russia it was Ukraine and Michael Flynn who was at the time a senior advisor to the campaign later became trump's short-lived first national security adviser also was immediately saying adamantly it wasn't Russia it wasn't Russia look at Ukraine so we had at the time three years ago to senior officials in the trump campaign trying to you direct the narrative away from Russia towards Ukraine it raises all sorts of questions of who they were talking to us who's ear they had and it's the theory that it has really persisted notwithstanding the findings of the US intelligence community that it was Russia that orchestrated the hack of the DNC that was
House Intel subpoenas Michael Flynn, Rick Gates for further testimony
"Five, let's go to Washington, where there are more subpoenas delivered today. One four, former national security advisor, Mike Flynn, the other four. Former Trump campaign manager Rick gates, of course, both have already pled guilty in the Russia investigation. They're being called to testify before the house intelligence committee. ABC's Monaco's ATI from
Rick Gates: Taliban Can Retake Afghanistan if US Troops Withdrawal
"Defense Secretary Robert Gates saying the Taliban is still a threat if the US withdraws troops from Afghanistan on CBS his face the nation gates saying Sunday. The Trump administration must be assured that the Afghan government will be stable if the US is going to withdraw. It's twelve thousand troops gates saying there could be grave consequences to a premature withdrawal
New Zealand shooting highlights problems of white extremism
"Just three months ago with reporters, the president said he hadn't read the New Zealand killers manifesto. So in on this Trump declined to weigh in on all of that. But as for the president's claim that white nationalism is not a rising threat. He may want to consider recent FBI figures and other studies showing right wing extremism is a growing concern from the neo-nazi violence on the streets of Charlottesville to the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last year. Now, the mosque attack in New Zealand, it is a threat wolf that cannot be denied. Absolutely, correct. Our Jim Acosta at the White House. Thanks very much. Joining us now democratic Senator maisy Hirono of Hawaii. She's a member of the judiciary and the armed services committees. Senator thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. Well, let's begin with the massacre in New Zealand. The president says he doesn't believe white nationalism is a rising threat around the world. How do you see it? Another instance, where the president doesn't pay attention to facts if act white nationalism extremism is on the rise. And in fact in after nine eleven president. Bush went to mosques and went to see the Muslims and hate crimes against Muslims dropped now with this president as he talks about a Muslim ban. And all of that, we know that hate crimes against Muslims in this country have gone up. Mr President, are you listening? Do you have any idea that your words truly matter? And so as he continues to. Act as though this is not a problem. Why is it that as a result of what happened in New Zealand that the mosques in our country are under heightened alert? Why is that? So I know that New Zealand is in mourning right now, they're in a state of shock. I did have a chance to talk with the ambassador to the United States from New Zealand ambassador banks, and I express my deepest condolences with her. And and we shared the concerns that we both have about the this kind of white supremacist extremists terrorism that is on the rise as you know, Senator several of your democratic colleagues. They've pointed the finger at President Trump accusing him of actually emboldening right wing extremism. Do you agree? I think the kinds of language and the words that uses just add fuel to the fire and so for him to take absolutely no responsibility for the continuing divisive. And hate the kind of language that he uses is is a testament to the fact that we have a president who just doesn't care about the words that he uses, but he must know that the worst. It uses are very harmful. That's why he does it. It really excites. His base. Apparently, did you see the interview he did with Breitbart in which he boasts that his base includes the police the military bikers for Trump by he was going out of his way to say, you know, the things get bad. There could be some serious problems down the road. What did you think of that? I thought of that as the appalling language coming from the president. And it seemed to be an invitation for people to take matters into their own hat hands. And and commit the violence. That's what it sounded like to me. And that's the kind of threat and the kind of language he likes to use. And to think that the that he thinks that our military is so undiscovered that they're going to commit these kinds of violence. But the fact that he says these things shows us where he is. At and where he's at is not bringing the country together.
Trump signs first veto, overruling Congress on border emergency declaration
"Surrounded by supporters. The president turned veto into the day's main event visually rejecting a bipartisan measure in congress that rebuke, Mr. Trump for trying to use them national emergency declaration to go round lawmakers to build his border wall. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to
U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe
"A top worker at the treasury department is charged with leaking information related to the Russia investigation. Treasury department official Natalie Edwards was accused of leaking water known as suspicious activity reports on big banking transactions. The feds say words leak data to a reporter about Paul Manafort. Rick gates, Marie of UT known others linked to the probe of Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen elections, it a Saint Natalie Edwards photographed what are called suspicious activity reports and other
Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump, who claims he slept through speech
"Former President Barack Obama blasts Trump in the first of a number of campaign speeches who'd be giving before the midterm election. The Llamas former presidents usually stay out of politics, but he felt the need to push back during what he calls political darkness. Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different at the university of Illinois. He mentioned President Trump's several times discussing a nation divided. And polarized saying Trump is capitalizing on resentment at politicians have fanned for years is a symptom not the costs. He says democracy depends on Americans voting in the midterms to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics. Saga megani? Washington. Obama will be campaigning for Democrats in California this weekend, and then on the stump next week for other party members running for office in
Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison
"Former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to fourteen days in prison for lying to the FBI. He's the first Trump associate to be sentenced others associated with the campaign, including former national security adviser, Michael Flynn and deputy campaign manager. Rick gates have accepted plea deals. They are. Cooperating with investigators and await
"rick gates" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Witnessed Rick gates took the stand on day five of the Bank in fraud trial of former. Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort testifying that he and his business. Partner. Committed crimes ABC's Chris Turner was in the courtroom for Monday's testimony and tells us. What's next today just testifying to quite a lot of criminal activity. That he says I'm Paul Manafort was directing him to do all, kinds of, stuff falsified. Documents evade taxes we should keep in mind though, that I mean all of this is, part of. Gates plea deal he, has to do you know he has to tell the truth year or every bit of the charges that were against him that. Have been forgiven we'll all snapback manafort's attorneys say that to. Gates is untrustworthy the first round of sanctions suspended under the Iran nuclear dealer back in place after President Trump reinstated the measures lifted under the. Nuclear accord ABC's Connor Finnegan covers the State Department and tells us where the Iran nuclear. Deal now stand the deal itself is still in place You know everyone. Else. Who signed onto the original agreement China Russia European countries in Iran all continue to. Stand by it's only the United States that now has violated and. Withdrawn in fact European leaders released a statement Monday morning saying that, the deeply, regret the. United States decision they continue to stand by his, made than the Europe in the Middle, East but. The whole world safer, in northern California massive twin fires burning or now the state's biggest on record the Mendocino complex fire which is actually two side. By side fire's being fought is one is now the largest. Wildfire in California history in terms of acres burned beating the Thomas fire which burned last January in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties the Mendocino complex. Is burned seventy five homes and it keeps growing the fire being fueled by extremely dry. And hot conditions Alex stone ABC news You're. Listening.
"rick gates" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"He was on top of all of these transactions even if it was Rick gates who is giving the initial orders. So that was all part of this corroboration that the prosecutors are laying the groundwork for so that they can tell the jury, listen, you heard from Rick gates. He told you eight z. Hal of these crimes were committed, but don't forget. He's corroborated by all of this other evidence, including the financial records and the testimony of all of these witnesses who said Manafort knew it was Manafort steel. He was involved from day one Renault. In your experience when when a defendant is put on by the prosecution and says, or a a witness is put on by the prosecution and says, look, yeah, I broke laws. I committed crimes, and I did it with this. This guy just as as you said, how. How effective is that in undercutting the defense's argument, which is how you can't trust this guy because he committed crimes and he just admitted he committed crimes and he's got a deal. I think it's it's very effective because it takes away the thunder from the defendants cross examination. Remember the defense. He's going to go up there after this witnesses been testifying for hours and you know the, obviously the jury is going to be watching this in expecting fireworks. They know that the defense in their opening went after gates said he was the real bad guy. So they're expecting to hear some some real dirt on on Rick gates. And if they've already heard it all already, if if the defense questioning just sounds like it's repeating with the prosecutor already said, it really takes a lot of the thunder out of it. And that's why prosecutors do it. We call it, we call the fronting, and that's what prosecutors do all the time. Jennifer, you agree with the Fronton works. Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. Because you know, you gotta get it all out there. You don't want any surprises on cross. I mean, they'll beat him up for a while about, you know, you're a liar, you're criminal, you know, blah, blah, blah, but they've heard it all before. You know, at some point if they get too aggressive than the jury starts to feel sorry for your cooperator. And that's really the last thing that the defense wants. So they have to be a little bit careful with that. What do you, what do you think gates is going to talk about tomorrow? I mean, he's back on the stand tomorrow. He wasn't really on the stand for for all that long couple of hours today, what do you think we can expect? I think what the prosecution is going to walk through all of their evidence was gates. The walk through the emails that he had with Manafort ask him to interpret those emails. What did you understand? Manafort to me when he said this, what were you saying? Manafort back and forth walking through each one of their counts, each one of the charges against Manafort and explaining exactly what was happening and how it works..
"rick gates" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Radio in Boston the trial of Donald Trump's former. Campaign manager Paul Manafort is about to enter its second week Manford, faces charges, of tax, fraud and Bank fraud financial crimes related to, the, more than sixty million dollars he. Made while working as a political consultant for former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych if convicted he could face decades in jail in Alexandria Virginia where manafort's, trial is taking place federal prosecutors are moving quickly through. Their, list of thirty five witnesses here. To, bring us up to. Speed on the latest developments is Andrea Bernstein senior. Editor for WNYC and host of the trumping podcast Andrea thanks so much for joining us hey. Great to be here so we need. An update on what's been happening the prosecution has said they expect to wrap up their case by the end of the week that is what they said last week So initially they had said it was going to be a three week trial it may just. Be a two week trial the judge is. Bearing down on them he keeps interrupting he keeps, telling them to move along at times he takes, over the questioning and they are clearly trying to go. Along with his set of rules and move rapidly through their set, of witnesses, so we're, still waiting to hear from Rick gates actually, we, just got news that Rick gates. Is testifying this afternoon and it's a big deal Rick gates has very important testimony he has pleaded guilty he is cooperating with a special counsel's, office he was Trump's deputy campaign manager and Paul manafort's. Long, time business partner and he seems. To, know almost everything that. Went on in his company so his testimony could. Be on the one hand damaging to Paul Manafort because he knows so much and also the. Defense is trying to pin its hopes On rickets to, by, saying that, actually the whole scheme? Was Rick gates, idea, so we're, waiting to hear from the Rick, gates. Testimony but what we do know is that there have been waves of evidence. In this trial the first wave was these. Ostrich sued jackets and expand her and. The NATO out. Of roses that cost four hundred and fifty thousand. Dollars there were all these lavish things that people spent money on and the judge kept saying it's not a crime to be rich and with. The prosecution is saying we're not saying it's a. Crime, to be rich they're saying we're saying it's a crime to pay for these directly with. International wire transfers from Cyprus which. Is what he was. Doing it was very interesting because there was. One high end clothier from Fifth Avenue the one who sold him his, ostrich suits and about a million dollars worth of clothing over a period. Of about four years and he was said well I mean aren't your clients wealthy and he said. Yes they're wealthy and then he was asked well have You had other clients pay. By international wire transfer and he said no Paul Manafort. Was the only one so the theory that prosecutors laying out is that he got this. Money from Victor Yanukovych this you cranium strongman who is sort of Russian leaning all of that part hasn't really come up in the trial. And that he was paid secretly by Ukrainian oligarchs through shell companies and that to avoid taxes and to not tell the IRS. He was paying all these vendors, directly so there was that and then there was. A series, of accountants and bookkeepers and we're still in the middle of that and some of them, have they have use immunity which. Means it can't be prosecuted so on Friday the end of the day there, was some dramatic testimony about how Manafort had she knew Manafort was lying she knew that he was filling out improper tax forms. She regretted going along, with, it but, he had been a? Long time great, client, and so. She says she felt obliged, so, Andrew What about. The president's campaign has that come up at all? So far well, so, far it has the name Trump. Has only come up in the context of Trump Tower which was one of the places. Where some of these repairs had been made that were, funded by international wire transfer but not so much the Trump campaign the defense brought in cross examining the witnesses pointed out that this witness was a democrat who had worked with Manafort in Ukraine but this is not a case. About the Trump campaign. Except one thing we're still expecting in this testimony could, come any day now which is that there, was a banker Steve cock, of from Chicago who, wanted to get a job in. The Trump administration, and the prosecution's theory that, they've said in pretrial hearings they're gonna lay out is that he gave Paul. Manafort a big Bank loan that he didn't deserve in. Hopes of getting a high level, job perhaps secretary of the army so, we haven't. Seen that testimony yet and the jurors really haven't Heard about it this trial. Is really about tax fraud and Bank fraud and even, though the prosecution is really? Getting ridden by this judge they're laying out? Very, methodically the evidence that they have this is also the first case to go to trial that, resulted from charges brought by Robert Muller's Russia investigation and I guess the question is are we getting a sense of, how Muller's team will operate as more. Of their cases make it to the courtroom well in the sense that they are not getting caught up in intrigue they seem, to be very straightforward I think what we know is, that we don't know until they tell us what they're going to do and, they're very straightforward I mean they said, we're not going to get into the Russia collusion in this trial it's not part of this case and they didn't in their opening arguments. And it hasn't come in through any of their witnesses now having said that Paul Manafort has another trial in Washington DC which is for money, laundering and conspiracy against the. United States so if that case goes, to trial some of this This could begin to come in? But, obviously the Muller investigation continues to be very active on several fronts, and you know we find out. That there's an indictment when we get a press release in our inbox and it can come at any moment until mine Manafort. Is not, done after, this trial correct he is not done he he's facing the second. Trial in the district of Columbia which is for the same actions but different crimes and he chose us he chose to have. Two, trials one in Virginia one of the district of Columbia so, this one is sort of narrowly focused on these financial crime. And so we're heading into another week, of of testimony Right and, we expect to hear from his former business partner Rick gates the whole thing could hinge, on. Him whether the jury. Believes. What he says about Paul Paul Manafort or they think, he is still lying to save, his own skin. Which is of course. What the danger of cooperating witnesses Andrea Bernstein is, senior editor for WNYC and host. Of the trumping podcast Andrea thank you as always.
"rick gates" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Witnesses related to his case but he was doing so without telling his lawyers and they were in the dark well in that case of course his lawyers wouldn't be in trouble themselves for trying to cover it up and not notifying the court but even if this was happening and they didn't know about it that also is a problem because then there would arise the possibility that they couldn't actually stay on as his lawyers anymore we may have already seen this play out months earlier with rick gates rick gates pled not guilty ultimately he stood alongside paul manafort for a long time right before he finally decided he was gonna flip and plead guilty in that time rick gates went through a number of different legal teams one of his legal teams petitioned the court to withdraw from representing him for reasons that are still publicly unknown the lawyer cited irreconcilable differences with their client rick gates but they said that revealing more than that could be prejudicial and embarrassing to rick gates in that incident it appeared that rick gates is legal team had to withdraw they petitioned the court withdraw from being his lawyers because they found out that gates was doing stuff they didn't know about and so they said okay we can't be your lawyers anymore is there a possibility that paul manafort is going to be up against that as well if he was tampering with witnesses and his lawyers new big problem for them if he was tampering with witnesses and his lawyers didn't know might that be a problem in terms of them continuing to represent him.
"rick gates" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"With with everyone speculating wildly on why deals are caught with rick gates i'll give you an example listen to this prayer i love i love this new woman who's i think it's margaret brennan so margaret brennan on face the nation does a great job really tense she's fair but listen to this question about the molar investigation and trade out he takes the question as fact and i have no idea why so they're talking about the investigation and this is the first question to treat gowdy who has never talked to president trump has been very fair but he's an incredible lawyer and a great prosecutor with a great i've an ear for the truth so this into this question to him the special counsel did reveal this week that trump campaign official rick gates who is a cooperating witness in an investigation knowingly had communications i'm more than one occasion during the campaign with a person the fbi believes had active ties to russian intelligence congressman is a former prosecutor what does it say to you dumb glad we have bob muller i'm glad we have an independent ball and try caller congress has proven itself incapable of conducting series investigations and our best hope your committee house intelligence on that absolutely not just house intelligence congressional investigations leak like the gossip girls on the i mean they're terrible okay i don't want to eat distracted with the last part of that which is all true but the question i don't know that's true most of the stuff leaked out of the muller investigation to his credit is wrong and just innuendo who is a source who told you that bowie rick gates has got a ton of russian context and ukrainian who's working paul manafort they worked in eastern europe all manafort i understand mentored and brought him into his business all of his contacts are russian the pro ukrainian russian leader was might as well been russian so the ukraine was being worked by a russian sycophant he was supported by paul manafort were rick gates worked of course he's gonna to have a lot of russian contacts but you're gonna tell me those rushing contacts cold rick gates in the three months that he was with the trump organization when they became the trump campaign were they became the trump presidency and that's what turned over the election inappropriate context yeah but you know what what there his contacts those are the ones he's talking.
"rick gates" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
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"rick gates" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Breaking tonight former trump campaign aide rick gates please guilty and flips as a new indictment comes down for paul manafort we've got the latest reporting on the muller front plus breaking from the washington post rod rosenstein dhs phone call to the white house two weeks ago about issues with jared kushner's security clearance report coming just hours after the president says he'll let john kelly decide whether kushner gets final approval all that plus highlights from a classic trump performance today before conservatives the eleven thhour begins right now good evening once again from our nbc news headquarters here in new york i'm casey hunt in from brian williams who has this friday night off it is day four hundred of the trump administration and it brings new legal trouble for two former trump campaign aides while the washington post reports tonight the deputy attorney general warned the white house weeks ago about problems with jared kushner's security clearance we're going to have more on that just ahead but we begin with the muller investigation special counsel robert muller has obtained another guilty plea this one from former trump deputy campaign chairman rick gates who stayed on during the transition today gates pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the united states as well as to lying to investigators and he admitted to secret foreign lobbying potentially illegal mortgage schemes and helping paul manafort cheat on his taxes while they're also got gates to plead guilty to lying to investigators after he was indicted gates is now cooperating with the special counsel this is not good for his former business partner in one time trump campaign chief paul manafort who was hit with brand new charges today just hours after gates pleaded guilty muller is accusing manafort of lying to investigators on two specific occasions november of 2016 after the election and february of last year after trump's inauguration muller is also bringing do charges related to manafort lobbying work for pro russian ukrainian political figures gates and manafort were indicted together in october in washington d c on charges related to their lucrative lobbying work and this week faced a new indictment containing additional charges of tax and bank fraud tonight the white house says it has no comment on the latest charges.
"rick gates" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Whatever rick gates is going to tell the miller investigation about whatever he's just traded thirty one felony counts for it's not about hiding money off shore and buying antique rugs in alexandria clearly the moeller investigation has proven they've got all they need to bring multiple felony count prosecutions about that stuff what gates was in a front row seat to see what he was porto with a better vantage point than almost anybody else on earth was the central question of what was actually going on between the trump campaign and russia and now he's muller's star cooperating with us like i said what did you get done in the past week that's what muller did i'll be right back tonight the white house issued a onesentence statement saying it would quote not be commenting on matters involving paul manafort or written gates as the matters between them and the office's special counsel are dated and have nothing to do with their service to the trump campaign and that is despite today's new indictments and guilty pleadings specifically referencing events during and after the trump campaign following the guilty plea from trump deputy campaign chair rick gates today the top democrat on the house intelligence committee offered a different take he said quote written gates was in a position to observe the inner workings of the campaign at its most senior level and as the special counsel looks into potential coordination between the trump campaign in the russian government gates could prove a key source of information on these and other issues joining us now is the top democrat on the intelligence committee congressman adam schiff of california congressman thank you for being with us tonight i really appreciate it.
"rick gates" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"A month after manafort reportedly met with constantine kalinic in new york to get these important messages from oleg deripaska this russian oligarch we now know from the indictment of lawyer alexander swan that rick gates referred alexander's line to that same guy who was meeting with manafort to bring him the messages from oleg deripaska in the indictment of alexander's one we learned that one of the things he lied to the fbi about with this communication with rick gates rick gates in september 2016 sent the under spun documents with an encrypted app and he put him in touch with constantine kalinic swan and kalinic ben had a conversation in russian about payments that were just the tip of the iceberg and about potential legal liability for paul manafort rick eights was connected to the mad and illegal scramble for cash right before manafort and gates during the trump campaign he was part of the initial deals that incurred that debt from deir pasqua he was in communication with constantine kalim who was managing communications between manafort andera pasco wall manafort was running trump's campaign that was all happening during the trump campaign where they were the top two officials running it manafort seems to have been trying to trade on his influence in the trump campaign to get hole with oleg deripaska back in russia there have been a lot of forgive me a lot of dumb hot takes on their written gates guilty plea today about how that so too bad for it gates or too bad for paul manafort about how this is only about the financial crimes in their business life back in the day nothing to do with trump campaign though.
"rick gates" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"What's hanging over rick gates right now is multiple years starting right away and he's already signed for it so this cooperation deal that he signed today these these two charges that he pled guilty to this has been put together as a very serious package for for trump's deputy campaign manager and it therefore puts a huge spotlight on what gates could possibly give muller for his ongoing investigation and here's the part of it that i think is really important and i will just say so much of this is happening so fast that i'm not sure this really important part of it has sunk in yet but after marinated in these legal filings and all this reporting today in my opinion i think this is the most important piece in yesterday's indictment of manafort and gates special counsel's office spelled out in intense detail a twopart scheme by manafort and gates part one we already knew about from the first time they got indicted back in october part one was the older stuff from two thousand six to two thousand fifteen now before the trump presidential campaign phase one manafort and gates were raking in tens of millions of dollars working for proputin interests overseas special counsel's office says they illegally hid that money offshore they disguised its origins through a complex money laundering scheme they've hated taxes on that money those are all the charges associated with what moller's off his calls phase one what was new in yesterday's indictment about manafort and gates was phase two of their scheme which you can think of as the donald trump for president time the second part of their scheme according to moller's indictment started in 2015 and ran until quote at least january 2017 which was of course the inauguration.
"rick gates" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"If he fails to live up to this very fulsome cooperation agreement whether or not the they ever decide to bring any other charges against him just this plea agreement that he signed today gives muller's office tons of leverage over rick gates just what he's pleading guilty to today affords a maximum prison sentence of ten years in prison even under the sentencing guidelines that account for him like not having a previous criminal record and all the rest the filings today make clear that under the sentencing guidelines these two charges he pled guilty today now there's a maximum prison term of ten years but realistically they be looking to put him in prison for somewhere between four and a half to six years and there's no federal parole they're saying that's realistic time that's what he could realistically be looking at surfing now they don't have to put them in jail for four and a half to six years for these two things that he pled guilty to today the court of course could decide to give him nothing or just probation all depending on how well he cooperates with robert muller if he does what they want the court may very well say richter free to go but if you blows it or if you hold anything back from them or if you lies to them murphy refuses to testify refuses to hand something over boom done with nothing else filed he would be going to prison right away four let's start with four and a half years for contacts there in in in in contrast the cooperation agreement that more did with mike flynn that puts mike flynn's jail risk at zero to six months.
"rick gates" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Now it all seems clear that the reason all of his lawyers sought to get rid of him sought to withdraw from his case that day february first is because that day february first he told allied to the fbi and it is a it is an ethical imperative in some cases in the legal profession to withdraw if you are representing a client who is lying and you can't do anything about it it's also just a terrible thing to do i mean not i'm not talking ethically or because what it says about you as a person that you'd live i i mean it's a terrible thing to do strategically for your own criminal case if you're in the middle of a plea negotiation with prosecutors an fbi agents and you tell them something that is provable false in the middle of those plea negotiations at that point they just push back from the table and go we sunk your battleship like that's what they are desperately waiting for you to do because as soon as you prove ably lied to them in a plea negotiation they've got you once you live to them you lose immunity from prosecution for everything else you've already told them over the course of your negotiations lyon during a plea negotiation is a terrible move if rick gates didn't realize what a bad move that was rubber muller's prosecutors decided to make that crystal clear to him yesterday when they indicted him for twenty three new felony charges on top of the ones he was already facing yesterday they hit him with more new felonies than they even through it pull metaphor.
"rick gates" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"In terms of his role for the investigator say in terms of what he might have seen what and who he might have been exposed to in the in the time of a trump as a presidential candidate and trump as president rick gates is actually potentially been witness to a lot more than manafort ever saw he was just there for a lot longer and for a lot of different a lot of extra parts of this uh the trump presidential era manafort ended up miss rickie it's becoming a cooperating witness i think is a big leap forward in terms of how much of a window the moeller investigation is going to have an all different phases of the trump candidacy and the trump presidency now rick gates today plead guilty to two felonies wanting them is lying to the fbi interestingly though this guilty plea for lying to the fbi it's not for something that happened a long time ago it's for something that happened really really recently his lie to the fbi which he pled guilty to today which he admits to now it was something that happened earlier this month february first to any 18 ally about a meeting a few years ago that relates to him in paul manafort lobbying for a foreign power without being registered as lobbying for a foreign power now rick gates reportedly has had a very hard time making this decision about whether he would plead guilty whether he would start cooperating with miller's investigation abc news today obtained a letter that gates wrote to friends and family telling them about his guilty plea he talked about agonizing over that decision and not wanting to do this but when he made that false statement to the fbi on february first that appears to have started a collapse for him that same day february first his three lawyers at the time told the judge and his case that they no longer wanted to represent him a really unusual move the time we didn't know why they suddenly wanted to withdraw from representing rick gates since been a lot of confusion and conflicting reporting about gates's legal representation the court has been doing over this request from his lawyers for three weeks since they first said they wanted to quit him.
"rick gates" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"If you have tried to follow each new step of this as it has ruled out even just over the past day it i it has been a little hard to follow but the days like this i am very very grateful for the very smart people who work with me on this show and thanks to a very smart staff here and us reading tell our eyes bled we have read every word of what has just happened in terms of these legal proceedings and based on that here's where i think we are this is the trump deputy campaign manager everybody talks about him as paul manafort said deputy but when it comes to the trump campaign rick gates was actually there for a lot longer than paul manafort was metaphor was pushed out of the campaign in august 2016 but thereafter rick gates stayed he was there for the duration of the campaign right through election day then in the transition he was a senior official in the trump transition then he was the number two official on the trump inaugural committee after the inauguration it was frequently seen at the white house he worked at a protrump outside group he also has longstanding ties and worked recently over this period of time at the republican national committee at the national republican party so yes people talk about him has manafort deputy and he has had a longstanding business relationship with paul manafort which long precedes the trump campaign which is going to end up being very important here but in terms of his role as a potential witness.
"rick gates" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Let's talk about the rick gates so as i said difficult sometimes to find out the truth about what's going on in the news because of the way some of these writers right the stories up so this is from the new york times maggie haberman as says a former top adviser to donald trump's presidential campaign indicted by the special council was is expected to plead guilty on friday a move that signals he is cooperating with the investigation into russia's interference in the 2016 election no it's not what it means all right rick gates has been accused along with paul manafort of some shenanigans back in two thousand thirteen this was long before the trump investigation or that the trump buck collusion accusations and so what happened was there was an there was an accusation that trump and the trump campaign colluded with the russians in order to affect the outcome of the election that's what but that's what moeller is investigating right now and what they dug up was this guy paul manafort and rick gates were involved in a scandal of money laundering and kickbacks in all kinds of other stuff prior to them joining the the trump campaign in the investigation they determined this and they've already charged manafort with a bunch accounts of corruption in the bunch other stuff and they've actually charged gates as well we'll gates's decided in want to go to prison for the rest of his life and so he's gonna plead guilty uh a likely to would to money laundering and also to uh uh what is it to church lying to the fbi so there are some some very serious charges faith facing both gates and manafort but none of them are in any way tied to the trump campaign these happened years and.
"rick gates" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Paul manafort is innocent of the allegations set out in the newly filed indictments than he is confident that he will be acquitted of all charges the new allegations against mr manafort once again have nothing to do with russia in the 2016 election interference collusion mr manafort is confident that he will be acquitted and violations of his constitutional rights will be remedied ominously for paul manafort and others facing possible charges rick gates released no statement about the new charges filed against him nothing about rick gates being innocent nothing about rick gates being confident that he will be found not guilty of all of these charges joining us now run lane former chief of staff device prisons joe biden al gore and former senior aide to prison bombings also a former chief console of the senate judiciary committee also as paul fishman a former us attorney for new jersey and david kay johnston's with us he's a pulitzer prizewinning journalist who founded dc report dot org he's the author of it's even worse than you think what the trump administration is doing to america a bestseller now paul fish when i want to go to you as the experienced a federal prosecutor here what do you make of these additional thirty two well when the original indictment was was return in october who's a apparent everybody who rented who knows anything about the way these things work the tax charges were forthcoming the indictment described a whole series of moneylaundering transactions that were designed ultimately to get income to paul manafort and maybe two two two gates and the tax approval process in the department justice takes a little while longer this a more tightly controlled process so it wasn't a big surprise that it came nor was really i think the magnitude of those the magnitude of the bank fraud charges honey stunning because what's pretty clear it's for a year and a half paul manafort enrich gates engaged on a on fraud after fraud after fraud on bank after bang after bang and.
"rick gates" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"And tax evasion to the interestingly vague conspiracy against the united states how i wonder what that means it's not spelled out in thirty one paik indictment cuz i looked rick gates manna for its partner and someone who continued with the trump campaign and into the trump white house indicted on similar charges smaller numbers similar charges a guilty plea was revealed by george papadopoulos a young energy consultant who is acting as a foreign policy expert to the campaign his foreign policy having been experience having been serving on a model un project while he was in college and we can only wonder what mr papadopoulos did for the special console to get a potential twenty year sentence up for lying to the fbi whittle down to what is thought to be a promise of less than six months are potentially jess probation parente lay the news reports are that there are some people in the white house today who are a bit nervous we wonder what to our tent to earn that leniency and then tony put guest at the brother of hillary clinton's campaign manager john podesta resigned from his own lobbying and political consulting firm one of the top 10 in the nation after revelations that he worked with man of ford on behalf of the previous pro russian ukrainian government but destiny is said to be a subject of the mueller investigation and so we can dispose of the idea that there than in any way is mueller conducting a witchhunt he's just trying to get at the proof of what really happened how the 2016 election came to be and what foreign interference was there and who was involved i'm joyce accordion you're listening to the reimagined america radio hour and i have to confess that i could not help myself i had to go look up the watergate scandal it's been awhile since i've thought about watergate there are differences and there are similarities the origins you'll find there are some similarities richard nixon was paranoid he was afraid he would not win reelection even against mcgovern and that led some of his underlings to engage with some folks of questionable character who broke into the democratic headquarters and the watergate and planted a bug um some time around june nineteen seventy two and in august eight twenty five thousand dollar cashier's cheque led to the.