On the 12th January Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave a Status Report to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. This Status Report was on the indictment and investigation into Robert Gates and Paul Manafort. We can see by the information that the investigation are getting enough documentation and evidence to build a case against these gentlemen. They already have criminal counts on them and within this update, they are describing what sort of material they have collected.
If Manafort and Gates should be worried, they should be know. If they have documentation that also connects directly to the Trump Organization or the Trump Campaign. Knowing the connection between the gentlemen and the Trump inner-circle is well-known. Manafort was even running the campaign for a long while for the now President. So its not like he was random fella picked up on the streets in and around the Trump Tower in mid-town Manhattan, New York.
What Mueller was stating was this:
“As of the date of this filing, the government has completed a substantial portion of the discovery in this case, including the following: a. more than 590,000 items1 in load-ready format, including (but not limited to) financial records, records from vendors identified in the indictment, email communications involving the defendants, and corporate records; b. approximately 2,200 documents that the government has identified as “hot” documents” (…) “On December 20, 2017, the government made its fifth discovery production, consisting of, among other things: (1) a hard drive with 123,000 separate items in load-ready format, (2) copies of thirty-six electronic devices and/or media,3 and (3) nine additional “hot” documents” (…) “On January 12, 2018, the government made its sixth discovery production, consisting of, among other things: (1) a flash drive with approximately 50,000 separate items in load-ready format, (2) approximately 7000 pages of additional financial and other records, including additional foreign bank records obtained after the commencement of discovery, (3) approximately 120 additional “hot” documents, (4) two additional search warrants and related applications, and (5) imaged copies of fifteen devices and/or media seized from Manafort’s residence” (…) “The government will continue to make additional rolling productions of load-ready documents, including of documents obtained on an ongoing basis. The government expects to make its next production early the week of January 15, to include copies of six additional devices/or media that will be provided to both defendants. Thereafter, two additional devices seized from Manafort’s residence will remain to be produced to Gates. These devices are currently in the process of being reviewed by a separate team to identify privileged material that will not be produced to Gates” (United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 12.01.2018).
We can see how diligent the FBI investigation and the Special Counsel Mueller is when concerning his case. The build-up and the drop of “hot” documents, proves that they have evidence of illegal activity already within both financial documents and also possible other affairs. As the counts of criminal conduct already been dropped, we can have an idea what sort of connections and sort of paper trail the two indicted men has left behind.
We can just imagine what sort of details and breadcrumbs that are within the material the investigation has alone on this gentlemen. That Manafort and Gates has left behind important information in these documents towards the Russian probe. They should clearly have something in the emails, in the transactions and all through. Surely, the should be something in a big in all of this. Even in it be able to hook people higher up the food-chain. If it would be Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Junior, Ivanka Trump and even the unstable misdemeanor Donald J. Trump. Surely, they are all connected and implicated in the paper trail left behind here. It would be strange if there wasn’t anything, as the Campaign and the Manafort effort was together. There should be some shared information in between the emails and within the documents.
I would really look forward to see the collected and intelligence inside this, to see what these gentlemen has done and why they are under house awaiting trial and motion schedule, which is now put to be on the 14th May 2018. We have to see if there will be more drop of information and documentation into what criminal activity these two has done. Peace.