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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:35 PM

4. doesn't matter. it's a technical question, i don't think we can evaluate it without the transcript.

mueller can't charge anyone with any violation of federal law. it has to be related to the specific investigation his office was set up for.

manafort is clearly a relevant witness and has evidence pertaining to some crimes that fall within mueller's scope. that much seems clear, and is why mueller wants to flip him.

the question is, did manafort himself commit crimes that fall within mueller's scope? if so, using them to try to flip him is fine.

if not, that may be a problem for mueller. he's not free to find any old federal crime to charge manafort with in the hopes of flipping him. any crime he charges manafort with also has to be fall within mueller's scope.

that said, mueller could coordinate with other parts of the doj and have another prosecutor charge manafort with the crimes that fall outside of mueller's scope and work out a deal together to get manafort to flip.


without knowing more about the whole exchange and how mueller came to know of the crimes he charged manafort with, i don't think we can properly evaluate if mueller really has a problem here.

from what i can tell, though, it's certainly a reasonable line of inquiry on the part of the judge.

i just hope mueller has the right answers.

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