Manafort Lawyer: US Govt Has Solely Used ‘Failure to Register as Overseas Agent’ 6 Occasions to Indict Since 1966 (VIDEO)
As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported Monday morning, former Trump marketing campaign supervisor Paul Manafort and enterprise associate Rick Gates had been ordered to give up to federal authorities. Manafort has formally surrendered to the FBI, having entered the Bureau’s Washington, D.C. headquarters shortly after eight:00am EST.
Manafort was arrested for not submitting the identical FARA kinds the Podestas simply filed in August.
Additionally, it was already reported in August that Manafort had not filed these kinds.
Nationwide Assessment reported the next as we speak –
Don’t be fooled by the “Conspiracy towards the USA” heading on Depend One (web page 23 of the indictment). This case has nothing to do with what Democrats and the media name “the assault on our democracy” (i.e., the Kremlin’s meddling within the 2016 election, supposedly in “collusion” with the Trump marketing campaign). Basically, Manafort and his affiliate, Richard W. Gates, are charged with (a) conspiring to hide from the U.S. authorities about $75 million they made as unregistered international brokers for Ukraine, years earlier than the 2016 election (primarily, from 2006 by means of 2014), and (b) a money-laundering conspiracy.
So Manafort acquired popped for failing to register as a international agent.
The Podestas simply retroactively filed the identical FARA kinds.
So why is Manfort being arrested as we speak and never the Podestas?
Sean Hannity performed a clip of Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing talking to the press Monday exterior of court docket. He identified how uncommon it’s for the U.S. authorities to prosecute primarily based on failure to register as a international agent.
Manafort’s lawyer mentioned Monday to the press, “As we speak you see an indictment introduced by a Particular Counsel that’s utilizing a really novel concept to prosecute Mr. Manafort relating to a FARA submitting. The US authorities has solely used that offense 6 instances since 1966 that resulted in a single conviction.”
Sean Hannity, together with Downing identified that there’s ZERO proof of Trump colluding with the Russians.
— Fox Information (@FoxNews) October 31, 2017
The Washington Examiner reported:
In accordance with a 2016 audit of FARA enforcement by the DOJ’s inspector normal, “etween 1966 and 2015 the Division solely introduced seven prison circumstances – one resulted in a conviction at trial for conspiracy to violate FARA and different statutes, two pleaded responsible to violating FARA, two others pleaded responsible to non-FARA prices, and the remaining two circumstances had been dismissed.”