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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Tuesday to grant probation to President Donald Trump's former deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates when he is sentenced next week, pointing to Gates' extensive cooperation in multiple criminal investigations.




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"Gates received pressure not to cooperate with the government, including assurances of monetary assistance."

Posted by lamplighter at 03:04

Who tried to bribe him?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-10 06:56 PM | Reply


That caught my eye as well, but i haven't had the time to follow up on it.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-12-10 07:44 PM | Reply

Why didn't the government have him take the bribe, in a sting operation?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-10 07:47 PM | Reply


It looks like the person shall remain nameless, at least for now. A quick spin through the search engines did not reveal anything. Though it seems also to have caught the interest of others...

Prosecutors: Mueller Witness Whose Testimony Doomed Manafort Was Offered Money Not to Cooperate

Elie Honig @eliehonig

Holy crap. According to federal prosecutors, Gates was promised "monetary assistance" if he did not cooperate? By who?? That's a lay-down-your-hand obstruction case. twitter.com ...

Tom Winter @Tom_Winter

BREAKING / NBC News: Federal prosecutors say Paul Manafort's business partner and former Trump campaign staffer Rick Gates should get probation citing his cooperation.

They say Gates was pressured not to cooperate and received assurance of "monetary assistance" if he didn't.
12:42 PM - Dec 10, 2019

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-12-10 07:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#3 ... Why didn't the government have him take the bribe, in a sting operation? ...

At this point, it is not known whether they did or did not do that sting operation.

There are still ongoing investigations, as Mr Gates' probation proposal will require his continued cooperation in ongoing investigations.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-12-10 07:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They know who tried to bribe Gates. They haven't revealed changes against the briber(s).
The only reason that makes sense is if the bribing individual is 1 Individual that can't be charged right now by the DoJ. Individual 1.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2019-12-11 09:46 PM | Reply


Individual #1 wouldn't do it face-to-face. Things like this go through layers of messengers so #1 can keep his hands clean.

IOW, the investigators might "know" it but can they prove it? And since it's Barr's DOJ, would they even want to?

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-12 01:37 AM | Reply

Right, he likely told Jay to make the offer.

Lordy let there be tapes again.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2019-12-12 02:51 AM | Reply


Who is "Jay?"

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-12 02:58 AM | Reply

Trumps smart lawyer.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2019-12-12 03:09 AM | Reply




Do you really think a "smart" lawyer would set himself up to be part of the crime. I think that's how John Gotti's lawyer (Bruce Cutter) lost his license and got barred from even appearing in the courtroom.

Maybe he could use that famous Mafia code Trump knows so well.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-12 06:22 AM | Reply

We have certainly entered an age of corruption at the highest levels of government yet there are still people out there, who post right here, who are fanatical supporters of this corrupt President. Go figure.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2019-12-12 08:10 AM | Reply


I don't think they're fooling themselves. Nobody could fool themselves under these circumstances.

They just like to stir the pot on this site. Unless they're really, REALLY, REALLY stupid.

However, I've noticed that when we get off the subject of politics, we have some very smart people on this board.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-12 08:46 AM | Reply

@#11 ... Do you really think a "smart" lawyer would set himself up to be part of the crime. ...

You're right.

It probably was Mr Giuliani.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-12-12 10:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


I think you're trying to say that Mr. Giuliani is a couple ants short of a picnic.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-12 06:28 PM | Reply

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