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DemocratSinceBirth

(99,719 posts)
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 06:14 PM Jun 2018

Would you let Paul Manafort walk if he has testimony that can bring down the Trump crime family.

Would you let Paul Manafort walk if he has testimony that can bring down the Trump crime family and end the Trump presidency ?


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Would you let Paul Manafort walk if he has testimony that can bring down the Trump crime family. (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2018 OP
only after they are convicted imprisoned and cannot be pardoned. nt msongs Jun 2018 #1
I'd let him walk after they were convicted then arrest him again on new charges right outside. sunonmars Jun 2018 #2
No. But I might be easily persuaded to reduce his sentence. Freethinker65 Jun 2018 #3
Sammy The Bull Gravano basically got time served, four years, for giving up John Gotti. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2018 #4
There ya go. trof Jun 2018 #10
Mueller let sammy the bull walk [12 murder convictions] empedocles Jun 2018 #5
to get most of the trump crime family empedocles Jun 2018 #6
Please see the post above you. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2018 #8
Yes. But it would haveto really break up all or major part of their crime JI7 Jun 2018 #7
Yes if you throw in all the complicit GOP leadership, donors and media as well. meadowlander Jun 2018 #9
I wouldn't let him walk, not after dragging things out this far VMA131Marine Jun 2018 #11
No hesitation! treestar Jun 2018 #12
I'd let him off on the federal charges jrandom421 Jun 2018 #13
I don't believe it works like that Hekate Jun 2018 #14
Google "Mueller Sammy The Bull" DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2018 #15
The ends justify the means? ProudLib72 Jun 2018 #16
Criminals always get reduced sentences for cooperating with the authorities. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2018 #17
The way you phrased the OP implied that he would not serve time at all ProudLib72 Jun 2018 #19
Manafort had no power prior to his arrest. Trump is the most powerful man in the world. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2018 #20
I agree with you on that. The Rump is wrecking the world ProudLib72 Jun 2018 #21
depends on what his crimes are. Then possibly a reduced sentence. Lil Missy Jun 2018 #18

DemocratSinceBirth

(99,719 posts)
4. Sammy The Bull Gravano basically got time served, four years, for giving up John Gotti.
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 06:26 PM
Jun 2018

And he admitted to killing nineteen people.

Using that as a measure letting Manafort walk if he gives up the entire Trump crime family seems like justice, albeit rough justice.

We can thrown in that he has to pay restitution for the taxes he evaded.

meadowlander

(4,413 posts)
9. Yes if you throw in all the complicit GOP leadership, donors and media as well.
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 06:55 PM
Jun 2018

I would let Manafort walk to get Trump, his kids, Pence, Sessions, Hannity, the Mercer Family, Erik Prince, Roger Stone, McConnell, Ryan, Nunes and anyone in the RNC who knew what was happening, turned a blind eye and hasn't already started cooperating.

Just Trump is not enough. The problem we're facing isn't Trump. It's that Republican establishment propping him up which needs to be rooted out and the earth salted to stop them springing up again.

VMA131Marine

(4,168 posts)
11. I wouldn't let him walk, not after dragging things out this far
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 08:13 PM
Jun 2018

But, if he cooperates now, he gets a sentence that doesn't result in him dying in prison.

jrandom421

(1,008 posts)
13. I'd let him off on the federal charges
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 08:15 PM
Jun 2018

But I'd let the State of Virginia and New York have their day in court with him.

ProudLib72

(17,984 posts)
16. The ends justify the means?
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 08:57 PM
Jun 2018

That is not the way the justice system is supposed to work. Either everyone plays by the same rules or there is no confidence in our justice system.

DemocratSinceBirth

(99,719 posts)
17. Criminals always get reduced sentences for cooperating with the authorities.
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 09:11 PM
Jun 2018

It is not difficult to imagine the tortured debate within Mueller’s mind as he weighed the decision. He could allow Sammy, a man who had admittedly killed 19 men, to play for Uncle Sam’s team. Or he could go into the Gotti trial knowing that Teflon Don—the swaggering crime boss who had walked away from three prior trials—could once again get away with murder. Pulling him in one direction was a lifetime of rectitude: a lofty moral code passed on by his education at St. Paul’s School, Princeton University, and the Marine Corps. And doubtlessly pulling him in another direction was a fair share of ambition. He’d be the man who brought down John Gotti, and the world would unquestionably be a better place for it.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/how-scared-should-trump-be-of-mueller-ask-john-gotti-or-sammy-the-bull









An eighteen year old kid with no priors slinging rocks is picked up by the police. The penalties for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute range up to fifteen years in prison. He gives up the dealer who sold him the rocks. He gets probation. Is that justice? Without cooperating witnesses, i.e. snitches and rats lots of bad guys would be walking the streets.

What kind of deals do you think Flynn or Papadopoulos got ? Did you object to those deals ?

If Manafort's testimony led to the removal of Trump from office and his crime family facing charges I would adopt him.

ProudLib72

(17,984 posts)
19. The way you phrased the OP implied that he would not serve time at all
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 09:28 PM
Jun 2018

Papa is fool. Flynn is dangerous but an idiot. Manafort is much, much worse. He was the Russia connection. In my mind, he is a bigger fish than the Rump. So what worries me is that he would be given a reduced sentence and be able to go back to wheeling and dealing with Putin in no time at all. Then #47 would be Kanye!

DemocratSinceBirth

(99,719 posts)
20. Manafort had no power prior to his arrest. Trump is the most powerful man in the world.
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 09:31 PM
Jun 2018
Trump is the most powerful man in the world and is wreaking havoc on our nation and its people. I almost shed a tear writing that.

ProudLib72

(17,984 posts)
21. I agree with you on that. The Rump is wrecking the world
Sat Jun 16, 2018, 09:34 PM
Jun 2018

But getting rid of him at the cost of letting one of his biggest enablers go perpetuates the cycle. That is, unless the plea bargain called for constant surveillance and not being able to leave the country. I might go for that.

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