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Mueller’s ‘Star Witness’ Rick Gates Falls Apart During Cross-Examination by Manafort Lawyers – Perjures Himself

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Paul Manafort’s legal team painted Rick Gates, a former business associate to Manafort as a liar who embezzled millions of dollars to fund his secret life with his mistress in a blistering cross-examination Tuesday.
Rick Gates previously pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller; he was even referred to as the Special Counsel’s ‘star witness.’

On Tuesday, the Special Counsel’s ‘star witness’ Rick Gates fell apart during the cross-examination and perjured himself which is very damning for the prosecution.

Gates appeared nervous on Tuesday, using the phrases “it’s possible” and “I don’t recall” many times as he was grilled by Manafort’s lawyers, reported The Guardian.

Manafort’s lawyers continued to erode Gates’ credibility. At one point Manafort’s lawyer Kevin Downing asked Gates, “After all the lies you’ve told and fraud you’ve committed, you expect this jury to believe you?”

“Yes.” Gates replied.

Tuesday’s court transcripts are in and it shows Rick Gates completely fell apart, lied many times and perjured himself–which of course infuriated Judge Ellis.
A lawyer who obtained Tuesday’s transcripts breaks down the courtroom drama and shows where Rick Gates was caught lying and committed perjury.

Follow the thread via Techno Fog:
“One thing is clear: Gates is lying and the Special Counsel has suborned perjury with their star witness.

Haven’t seen a witness with this bad a selective memory in a while. Transcript to follow.”

Reading through the cross-examination of Rick Gates in the Manafort case..

One thing is clear: Gates is lying and the Special Counsel has suborned perjury with their star witness.

Haven’t seen a witness with this bad a selective memory in a while. Transcript to follow.

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Defense: “Do you recall when you first started giving false and misleading information to the Office of the Special Counsel?”

Gates avoids directly answering the question – indicating how he was coached by the Special Counsel.

Defense: “Do you recall when you first started giving false and misleading information to the Office of the Special Counsel?”

Gates avoids directly answering the question – indicating how he was coached by the Special Counsel. pic.twitter.com/TQaX7r3Los

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

HERE IS WHERE RICK GATES PERJURES HIMSELF:

Manafort’s lawyer persists, and here we catch Rick Gates in his first lie:

“I didn’t provide false and misleading information to the Special Counsel’s office.”

Their star witness just committed perjury.

Manafort’s lawyer persists, and here we catch Rick Gates in his first lie:

“I didn’t provide false and misleading information to the Special Counsel’s office.”

Their star witness just committed perjury. pic.twitter.com/StPpnVSUC7

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Judge Ellis blasts Rick Gates for lying.
Defense: If you didn’t lie, then why did you plead guilty to providing false information?

Gates backtracks: “Under one instance I did.”

Judge Ellis calls Gates out: “Well, so previously, you said you didn’t provide false information.”

Defense: If you didn’t lie, then why did you plead guilty to providing false information?

Gates backtracks: “Under one instance I did.”

Judge Ellis calls Gates out: “Well, so previously, you said you didn’t provide false information.” pic.twitter.com/TonvdT7Ukg

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Rick Gates blames his “bad recollection” on why he pleaded guilty to lying to the Special Counsel.

Now Gates is blaming his “bad recollection” on why he pleaded guilty to lying to the Special Counsel. pic.twitter.com/53nqDOQ4vD

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Judge Ellis blasts Gates AGAIN for lying!

The patience of Judge Ellis is wearing thin.

Judge: “You just said you just had a bad memory. Did you provide false information or did you have just a bad memory?”

Gates: “Your Honor, I provided false information to the Special Counsel prior to my plea agreement.” pic.twitter.com/TRmnOZ158P

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

The crooked and corrupt Andrew Weissmann confronted Gates about his lies.

Who confronted Gates about his lies?

The equally crooked Andrew Weissmann. The Special Counsel was in a bind and had to charge their witness with lying or they’d lose all credibility with the jury. pic.twitter.com/ANbLMKQj16

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Manafort’s lawyers squeeze Gates and get him to admit he “knowingly and intentionally lied.”

Remember Gates blaming his memory on why he was charged with lying to the Special Counsel?

Manafort’s lawyer now gets him to admit that he “knowingly and intentionally lied.” pic.twitter.com/maj8z9U2LI

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

“THIS GUY HAS ZERO CREDIBILITY”

Defense: Was that the $125K you stole from a SunTrust account?

Gates: “I don’t know what you’re referring to.”

Did the Special Counsel question you about closing the SunTrust account?

Gates: “I don’t recall”

This guy has ZERO credibility. pic.twitter.com/d9UMVVAFSO

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Gates caught in another lie!

Manafort’s lawyer has the notes from the Special Counsel’s interviews with Gates. It seems like Weissmann caught Gates in another lie, this time about the SunTrust account.

Conveniently, Gates can’t recall being confronted by Weissmann. pic.twitter.com/yxKyrxBSey

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Gates changes his language again.

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills – Gates keeps contradicting himself.

Here he switches from “I don’t recall” to “it’s possible” when asked about submitting expenses to the inaugural committee. pic.twitter.com/Dqu7bBHxah

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Another lie!

Gates denies embezzling money to pay for his “secret life” that was mentioned in the bench discussion at the start of this thread.

Another lie. pic.twitter.com/Fi4iQPjBc1

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Manafort’s lawyers go for blood.

Now Manafort’s lawyer goes for blood.

Defense: After all the lies you told and fraud you’ve committed, you expect this jury to believe you?

Gates: Yes.

Defense: Uncorroborated?

Gates: Yes. pic.twitter.com/5IOleZAaRl

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 8, 2018

Judge Ellis blasted Rick Gates again after he said, “Mr. Manafort was very good about knowing where the money is and knowing where to spend it.”

Judge Ellis responds, “Well, he missed the amounts of money you stole from him, though, didn’t he?”

 

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IT’S OVER: Trump Just Released His First Re-Election Campaign Ad & it’s Going Viral

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President Trump tweeted out what is seemingly the first re-election campaign ad for 2020 and it went viral overnight. This will give you chills.

It’s about 2 minutes long and it starts by playing audio of President Trump’s 2016 campaign promises from different speeches. Then, it shows the images of him keeping these promises.

Then, in the final minute of the video, you hear President Trump deliver a message directly to the “forgotten man” and “forgotten women” in a truly emotional way that sums up President Trump and the patriots who support him.

Never ever ever give up. Never stop fighting for what you believe in, and for the people who care about you.

Carry yourself with dignity and pride.

Relish the opportunity to be an outsider. Embrace that label because it’s the outsiders who change the world and who make a real and lasting difference.

Treat the word impossible as nothing more than motivation.

I am asking all citizens to embrace this renewal of the American spirit. Seize this moment. Believe in yourselves. Believe in your future. And believe once more in America.

I will fight for you with every breath in my body. And I will never ever let you down.

The forgotten man and the forgotten woman. You’re not forgotten anymore.”

 

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Al Sharpton Doesn’t Rule Out Running For President, Criticizes Trump

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Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the most visible figures of Black Lives Matter, has not ruled out running for president in 2020.

Sharpton said he wasn’t currently exploring a presidential run but did not rule out running, BuzzFeed News reported Tuesday.
“I never rule anything out,” Sharpton said.

Sharpton was in Florida Sunday leading protests against Florida’s stand your ground laws after the death of Markeis McGlockton. Michael Drejka shot and killed McGlockton in July. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri did not charge Drejka due to Drejka claiming he feared for his life.

Sharpton has been highly critical of President Donald Trump, calling him a racist at a Sunday rally because Trump stumped for Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida and didn’t mention McGlockton’s name.

“You want to know why we call you a racist? [You] talk like a racist and you walk like a racist and you act like a racist!” Sharpton said at the rally, according to BuzzFeed News.
Sharpton also criticized Pastor Darrell Scott, who called Trump “the most pro-black president that we’ve had in our lifetime,” on Aug. 3. He also argued that black ministers were cowards for not bringing up McGlockton’s name when they visited the White House that day.

“I won’t bow to Pharaoh, and I won’t bow to Donald Trump,” Sharpton said.

If Sharpton were to run, he would join a crowded Democratic primary. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and former Vice President Joe Biden are just a few high-profile Democrats who have hinted at running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
Sharpton has run for office before. He ran for the Senate three times in the 1980s and 1990s and the presidency in 2004.

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Antifa Thugs Furious After Police Release Their Pics — Let’s Make Them Famous!

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Police in Berkeley, California and Portland, Oregon, arrested several members of Antifa over the weekend. Now, the Berkeley Police Department has released the names and headshots of many of the individuals arrested during a Sunday protest, posting their pictures and making the unhinged leftists furious. Let’s make these fools famous!

According to The Daily Caller, police in Berkeley released the names and headshots on Twitter of several people arrested during a Sunday protest, and Antifa and its allies are not pleased. The Berkeley Police Department published the information for 15 out of 20 individuals they arrested, resulting in much criticism from left-wing activists. Berkeley Police’s tweets included arrested individuals’ names, ages, city of residence, as well as the charge on which they were arrested.

The arrests were made at a Sunday event billed as a “No to Marxism in Berkeley” rally by conservative activists. What should have been a peaceful demonstration, however, was disrupted by Antifa members hell-bent on breaking the law.

Before the rally, the city issued broad rules prohibiting “weapons” in the area and “anything … that can be used for a ‘riot’.” Officials also banned protesters from wearing masks. As usual, though, the Antifa failed to follow these rules, and thus, many of them were arrested.

Jason Wallach, 41-year-old male from Oakland, charged with possession of a banned weapon.
Kate Brenner, 69-year-old female from Oakland, charged with possession of a banned weapon.
Kristen Edith Koster, 50-year-old female from Berkeley, charged with possession of a dangerous weapon.
Maria Lewis, 29-year-old female from Emeryville, charged with carrying a banned weapon and working with others to commit a crime.
Thomas Parker, 22-year-old male from Berkeley, charged with working with others to commit a crime
Caitlin Boyle, 27-year-old female from Oakland, charged with working with others to commit a crime.
Blake Griffith, 29-year-old male from Oakland, charged with vandalism.
Sarena Perez, 39-year-old female from Oakland, charged with possession of a banned weapon.
David Chou, 26-year-old male from Santa Cruz, charged with possession of a banned weapon and working with others to commit a crime.
Freddy Martinez, 31-year-old male from Berkeley, charged with battery.
Ericka Sokolower-Shain, 28-year-old female from Berkeley, charged with possession of a banned weapon.
Javier Cruz-O’Connell, 22-year-old male from Berkeley, charged with possession of a banned weapon.
Jamie Hill, 30-year-old female from Emeryville, charged with possession of a banned weapon.
Bella Podolsky, 27-year-old female from San Francisco, charged with possession of a banned weapon.
Andres Gonzalez, 35-year-old male from Oakland, charged with five counts of carrying a banned weapon.
Jeffrey Garten, 28-year-old male, from Oakland, charged with a single count of carrying a banned weapon.
The Guardian, which was among the left-leaning outlets that were clearly disgusted by the Berkeley Police Department’s move to release the Antifas’ names and headshots, reported:

Berkeley police have arrested more than a dozen anti-fascist activists and posted their names and photos on Twitter, raising concerns that the department was encouraging harassment and abuse.

Law enforcement’s unusual decision to immediately publicize the personal information and faces of arrested leftwing demonstrators on social media has sparked intense backlash. Critics have accused police of aiding the far right and endangering counter-protesters with “public shaming” and targeted arrests for alleged minor offenses.

The California police agency said it had arrested 20 people on Sunday at an “alt-right” rally, citing many of them for “possession of a banned weapon” or “working with others to commit a crime”. Most, if not all, of the people arrested were counter protesters, according to lawyers and activists working with demonstrators.

The department posted many of their names, photos and cities of residence on its official Twitter account on Sunday before anyone was formally charged. As of early Monday afternoon, a spokesperson for the local district attorney told the Guardian that Berkeley police had not yet brought the cases to prosecutors for consideration.

“This is very disturbing,” said Veena Dubal, a University of California law professor and former Berkeley police review commissioner. “It seems like a public-shaming exercise, which is not the role of the police department … They are making it really accessible for folks who might wish these people harm to locate them.”

 

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