Mueller files new witness tampering indictment against Paul Manafort and a Russian citizen.

By | 2018-06-09T06:27:26+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Courtesy of Bloomberg:

Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on a U.S. lobbying effort on Ukraine’s behalf, was indicted on federal charges Friday by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The indictment comes as part of an existing money-laundering case against Manafort, and charges him and Kilimnik with obstructing justice. On June 5, Mueller accused Manafort of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his case, saying Manafort and another person tried to contact witnesses to secure false testimony about work done on behalf of Ukraine.

The new charges identify that person as Kilimnik, charging him with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. kilimnik is a Ukraine-born Russian speaker who has been tied in previous court filings to Russian intelligence, including one citing an FBI assessment that his ties to Russian intelligence continued into the 2016 election. His whereabouts are unknown.

Kilimnik worked for Manafort’s longtime business partner, Rick Gates, when they served as political consultants in Ukraine. Prosecutors have previously said Manafort and Gates secretly coordinated an extensive lobbying campaign in the U.S. to benefit former President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine before he fled to Moscow. Gates is cooperating with prosecutors in the case against Manafort.

Here is a photo of Konstantin Kilimnik.

According to CNBC, the indictment claims that Manafort and this Kilimnik guy used intimidation or threat of force in order to convince a witness to perjure themselves. 

That is pretty extreme and definitely speaks to how incredibly desperate Manafort has become. 

For those keeping count, Mueller has now indicted 20 individuals and three companies. 

Pretty good for a “witch hunt” wouldn’t you say? 

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    This morning, while he was busy feuding with the leaders of the United States’ most crucial allies, Donald Trump demanded that Russia be added to the G7. It’s one of the most blatantly pro-Russia stances Trump has taken to date, and arguably the best evidence yet that he’s nothing more than a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now the former head of Donald Trump’s campaign has just been indicted for conspiring with a Russian spy to sabotage an investigation in which Trump himself is a confirmed subject. This changes everything.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/big-kilimnik-mueller/10664/

    • Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Let’s call it what it is:
      G6 +1. He wanted his binky boy like Linus needs his blanket.

  2. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    CNN’s Phil Mudd says Manafort’s latest indictment shows his desperation — and predicts he’ll now flip

    …CNN analyst Phil Mudd, former deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center, says Manafort is now more likely to also flip.

    “I’ll double-down on what I’ve said to you before: I cannot believe Manafort is ever going to go into a court with these charges,” he said. “We had charges before in the indictment that I thought were significant and now you add years on to that previous indictment and you say he has to sit down and flip at some point.”

    Manafort showed his desperation by allegedly trying to collude with other witnesses, Mudd said, bringing him even closer to eventually flipping.

    “This guy walks into a courtroom and said, ‘prove that I’m guilty. I never did anything wrong’ and he puts out a statement—a public statement after Gates flips and says he will prove his innocence. And then, in the wake of that, he’s got to go and do something that’s incredibly stupid, reach out to potential witnesses, knowing that he’s being assessed by the FBI, and try to persuade them to say he’s not guilty. Sounds guilty to me, Jake.”

    Watch below.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/cnns-phil-mudd-says-manaforts-latest-indictment-shows-desperation-predicts-hell-now-flip/

  3. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Lock him up, lock him up.

    Pauly Numnuts will soon be in jail. Have fun you fucking traitor.

  4. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Lawyer involved in Russia and NRA connection tied to campaigns of Tennessee Senate hopeful Blackburn

    …Now, The Tennessean has identified a man who appears to be a key link between Putin’s regime, the NRA and Marsha Blackburn, a ultra-Conservative U.S. Rep running for Senate in Tennessee.

    The man’s name is Kline Preston and he works as a lawyer in a tony Nashville suburb. He has also been an “election observer” for Russia, dispatched to polling stations to claim Putin’s elections aren’t rigged, and introduced the NRA’s president to a top Russian money launderer who was formerly in the Russian parliament.

    He also has close ties to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running for Senate and recently got support from Trump in the form of a rally. He is her former finance chair and worked as a lawyer for Blackburn as she battled charges of campaign finance violations. His wife also worked for her campaign in a paid position.

    Preston, like President Trump, insists that the investigation into how Russia interfered in the 2016 campaign is “a witch hunt.”

    Preston speaks Russian and in his now-protected Twitter account often posted about Trump, Russia and confederate causes associated with white nationalism.

    Following Trump’s win, he tweeted this in Russian: “Donald Trump has won and now the relationship between Russia and America will be great!! Goodbye Witch Hillary!!”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/lawyer-involved-russia-nra-connection-tied-campaigns-tennessee-senate-hopeful-blackburn/

  5. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Nashville lawyer who introduced Russian operative to the NRA has ties to Blackburn

    …Among Preston’s U.S. clients: Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and her son-in-law, Paul Ketchel, a Nashville healthcare entrepreneur.

    Preston’s wife, Tiffany, worked for the Blackburn campaign, earning $25,100 between 2004 and 2006 for administrative work, according records filed with the Federal Election Commission.

    In 2005, Preston represented Blackburn when she was facing allegations of possible campaign finance violations. He also provided legal services to her campaign in 2007, according to federal filings.

    https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/03/20/russia-nashville-lawyer-marsha-blackburn/431448002/

  6. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    What Will House Republicans Do If Trump Pardons Himself? We Asked Them.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-pardon-impeachment-house-gop_us_5b195f54e4b09d7a3d6ff81e

    • Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Which goes to prove that they do not comprehend the Constitution if they’ve even read it.

  7. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Tonight’s Weldon-Vekselberg news could be a big pivot point in the Trump-Russia probe—especially when coupled with the news Cohen (who ferried Putin’s so-called “peace plan”) is about to “go nuclear” and make some kind of major move.

    2/ Add the above to Cohen working a Trump Tower Moscow deal until AT LEAST June 2016 and we’re getting close to confirmation of my Trump Tower-for-sanctions thesis. The time from Trump Tower negotiations to action on sanctions is getting smaller. The smoking gun is very near now.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1004896335986819072

  8. anonymous June 8, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    FUCK H. “, sends a really strong signal not just to Manafort but to everyone involved in misconduct here, this prosecutorial team runs silent and runs deep. Occasionally we see the submarine surface and when it does it’s pretty lethal.””

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/08/mueller-hannity-witness-tampering.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run_Silent,_Run_Deep

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