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2018-08-10 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Mueller team files complaint against Manafort trial judge over latest reprimand
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Posted by 3dc 2018-08-10 00:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10798 views ]  Top

#1 On Wednesday, Ellis ripped into prosecutors for letting a witness, IRS Agent Michael Welsh, sit in the courtroom before his testimony.

Given that the IRS has not to our knowledge filed charges and / or assessed a tax liability against either Manafort or Rick Gates on the basis of tax fraud, here's a question - why is IRS Agent Welsh a witness in the first place? The only reason I can figure is to create doubt in the jury's mind, as if to say 'the IRS looked at one / both of these guys, so they must be guilty of something.', which is scumbaggery at it's worst.
Posted by Raj 2018-08-10 01:18||   2018-08-10 01:18|| Front Page Top

#2 Can there be any doubt regarding the 'weaponization' of the IRS ?
Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-10 01:28||   2018-08-10 01:28|| Front Page Top

#3 Oh, look -it's Gollum!
Posted by Raj 2018-08-10 01:35||   2018-08-10 01:35|| Front Page Top

#4 Goofing aside, let me restate things. I am fully aware of the weaponization of the IRS, so why wasn't Manafort or Gates taken out on the initial shot? I believe it's because the initial charges were bullshit, and now Mueller gets to take a second shot at them.
Posted by Raj 2018-08-10 01:39||   2018-08-10 01:39|| Front Page Top

#5 Witnesses are not allowed to view or listen to other testimony to prevent them from shading theirs to knowingly match/compliment/repair. Court 101
Posted by Frank G 2018-08-10 07:54||   2018-08-10 07:54|| Front Page Top

#6 Don't forget Raj that the real target is Trump, so it matters not at all what they are doing with Manafort or Gates.

BTW glad that you are still here to share your thoughts on the 'burg. There ain't many of our kind in Massaholia and there will be one less when I move to NH next week. Illegitimi non carborundum.

Posted by AlanC 2018-08-10 07:54||   2018-08-10 07:54|| Front Page Top

#7 Yet another Masshole.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2018-08-10 09:28||   2018-08-10 09:28|| Front Page Top

#8 Everything you need to know about the state of modern criminal justice in the US.
Posted by Iblis 2018-08-10 10:26||   2018-08-10 10:26|| Front Page Top

#9 Just a wild guess but maybe the IRS never went after Manafort because that was back in 2005, before Baraq was president. Now, let's see, who was president than?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-08-10 11:30||   2018-08-10 11:30|| Front Page Top

#10 Is their case really going that badly?
Posted by Tom 2018-08-10 12:34||   2018-08-10 12:34|| Front Page Top

#11 Case is not going their way, the judge isnt letting them play fast and loose. Mueller is a liar and should be up on charges himself along with Comey, and a whole pile off the Obama-Clinton cabal.
Posted by Boss Spoper5850 2018-08-10 13:05||   2018-08-10 13:05|| Front Page Top

#12 “decent folks are running out of patience or faith that "the system" will ever be used properly again. That always ends catastrophically poorly for someone, with the reliability of sunrise. ”
Posted by newc 2018-08-10 16:52||   2018-08-10 16:52|| Front Page Top

#13 It it common for the prosecutors to spar with the judge like this? I can understand they are pouty for not getting their way, but it seems counter-productive in the long run.
/disclaimer: Not A Lawyer
Posted by SteveS 2018-08-10 18:04||   2018-08-10 18:04|| Front Page Top

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