WH: No Talk of Pardons for Flynn or Manafort in Russia Probe

by Garry Watts March 29, 2018, 1:13
WH: No Talk of Pardons for Flynn or Manafort in Russia Probe

As rumors fly about President Donald Trump's possible plans to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, recently departed Trump defense lawyer John Dowd is taking pains to praise Mueller and his investigation.

Gates, who was Paul Manafort's top deputy when Manafort was Trump's campaign manager, was indicted at the end of October on money laundering and conspiracy charges along with his former boss.

Trump has virtually unlimited powers to pardon people even before they have been charged with a crime.

"He's playing chess, and moving that piece now suggests that no matter what Trump is saying about no collusion, that part of the investigation is still very much alive".

Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, was aware that he was communicating with someone linked to Russian intelligence during the 2016 U.S. election, new court filings show.

Unique advice Robert Mueller has actually attached an ex-Trump project authorities to a Russian operative in the weeks preceeding the 2016 governmental political election, inning accordance with a brand-new record Tuesday evening. An attorney for Gates did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Prosecutors have said previously that a longtime Manafort and Gates associate had ties to Russian intelligence, but they have never said those ties remained during the 2016 campaign.

A spokesman for Manafort, who is prevented by a court-imposed gag order from talking to the media, declined to comment.

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The court declaring is attached to the sentencing of Dutch legal representative Alex van der Zwaan, that begged guilty last month to existing to the unique advice regarding his communications with Gates.

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn departs after a plea hearing at U.S. District Court, in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2017. The presidential election was in November 2016.

According to the memo, Gates told van der Zwaan that he was aware that one of their associates was a former Russian intelligence office with the GRU, Russia's military intelligence outfit. In December, they said this associate was "a longtime Russian colleague. who is now based in Russia and assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service".

Reuters was not able to locate contact information for Kilimnik, and his whereabouts are unknown. Manafort was in touch with Kilimnik during the 2016 campaign, offering to provide briefings to Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin-backed Russian oligarch.

The discussions between Dowd and lawyers for Manafort and Flynn indicated Trump's legal team was concerned about what the two former aides would reveal if they cut a deal with Mueller in exchange for leniency, according to the newspaper.

Deripaska has since filed a civil lawsuit in NY state court against Gates and Manafort that accuses them of defrauding him out of an investment deal.

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