WaPo: Giuliani consulted on Ukraine with imprisoned Paul Manafort via a lawyer.

Well, this is perfect. Washington Post “In his quest to rewrite the history of the 2016 election, President Trump’s personal attorney has turned to an unusual source of information: Trump’s imprisoned former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Rudolph W. Giuliani in recent months has consulted several times with Manafort through the federal prisoner’s lawyer in pursuit of…

Why No Plea Deal for Manafort? Because Manafort is a Blockhead.

I’m convinced that Manafort is just a blockhead.  Tierney Sneed of TPM is reporting that Manafort’s attempts to negotiate with Mueller about avoiding a D.C. trial have proven “unsuccessful.”   Now, this is from an article in the Wall Street Journal, but they vaguely claim that the talks feel through because of “issues raised by Mueller.”…

Can a Federal Prosecutor Help a “Flipper” Out with STATE Charges?

I’m not a lawyer, but can a federal prosecutor, say Mueller, help a felon like Manafort out with state charges?  I got to thinking about this question after reading the Slate article highlighted by Greg Dworkin.  I had some inkling that Manafort might be facing state charges, but Jed Shugerman goes into some great details…

Why there's more to come: Mueller and Russia

The Republicans are circling their wagons today and dancing a little dance of joy because Mueller issued an indictment that doesn’t, in fact, directly implicate any Americans as anything except idiots. And we all know that they’re quite accustomed to being implicated as idiots, so they’re taking that as a win. Indeed, Rosenstein stood at…