Someone please tell me how does any alleged meeting between Paul Manafort and Wikileaks Julian Assange have to do with Russian election interference or collusion with Russia?
To begin, the criminal charges filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against Paul Manafort and several other Trump associates have absolutely nothing to do with the original purpose of the special counsel investigation.
However, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has allowed Mueller to go far beyond the scope of his authority and investigation which has resulted in these totally unrelated charges.
Now, there are allegations that Manafort met several times with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as if that has anything to do with what Mueller was supposed to be investigating.
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The whole Russian collusion investigation has moved from a quagmire to an incomprehensible spider web of intrigue and inference with very little in the way of facts. That is unless you want to take as gospel the words of anonymous sources. And they are aplenty.
The Guardian, for example, is floating a story that claims “secret talks” occurred between Paul Manafort and Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. And not just once, mind you, but several times:
“A well-placed source has told the Guardian that Manafort went to see Assange around March 2016. Months later WikiLeaks released a stash of Democratic emails stolen by Russian intelligence officers.” …
The story about Manafort meeting with Assange shows just how desperate Democrats are in trying to find anything they can to use against anyone associated with Donald Trump.
If they want to play that game, then Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker needs to start looking into the many allegations surrounding Democrats before and during the 2016 elections.
He needs to look at how it’s been revealed that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee paid millions of dollars for the Steele dossier and then denied having anything to do with it.
He needs to look at the actions taken by Hillary Clinton while serving as Secretary of State in first approving the sale of American uranium to a known enemy – Russia and then the Clinton Foundation receiving over a million-dollar donation from the Russian who purchased the uranium.
What about the many times that Barack Obama violated the Constitution by assuming the authority of Congress to make changes to laws they passed?
The list goes on and on and someone needs to let the Democrats know that if they want to play this game, that they will regret it as there is enough out there to take many of their leaders down and send them to prison.
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