More BS from the Fed prosecuters

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More BS from the Fed prosecuters

Post by ed » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:17 am

Then: Ooooh ooooh sex for access. Impeach Trump.

Now:
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have admitted that they wrongly accused Maria Butina, a Russian citizen now in custody on charges of illegally acting as a foreign agent, of offering to trade sex for a job as part of a covert effort by Russian government officials to infiltrate Republican circles in the United States.

In a court filing late Friday, prosecutors in the United States attorney’s office in Washington acknowledged that they had been “mistaken” in interpreting what were apparently joking text messages between Ms. Butina and a friend who had helped her renew her car insurance.

Ms. Butina was charged this summer with conspiracy and illegally acting as an agent of the Russian government in what prosecutors have claimed was a secret campaign to try to influence high-level Republican politicians, including Donald J. Trump, both as a candidate and after his election. Denied bail, she is now in custody in the detention center in Alexandria, Va.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/08/us/p ... e=Homepage

So they locked her up on phony charges to get her to commit perjury (anyone seriously doubt that? RCC? You there gnashing your teeth?) and when she didn't what did they do? Let her go?
In their latest filing, prosecutors argued that even if they had wrongly interpreted Ms. Butina’s text messages to a friend, she should not be released from custody, because she was likely to flee the country. Since her arrest, they said, it has become even clearer that she was not simply a foreign graduate student with an interest in American politics, but a Russian operative.

They said that Russian government emissaries had visited her at least six times in jail, and that Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, had complained twice about her prosecution to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The actions of the Russian Federation and its officials toward the defendant have confirmed her relationship with, and value to, her own government,” they said.
They double down because her government showed some interest in her case.

The original "charge" was based on a misinterpretation of a text message. This is the FBI? Really? You feel safe? I don't, this sort of shit scares the life out of me.
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Re: More BS from the Fed prosecuters

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:52 am

So what are the Russian authorities supposed to do? Abandon a wrongly imprisoned citizen of their country?

The FBI appears to have forgotten what a government is for.
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Re: More BS from the Fed prosecuters

Post by ed » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:01 pm

No, this is exactly what is meant by prosecutorial misconduct

And its wrong whether it is directed at some poor black fucker in Rikers or Trump himself.
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Re: More BS from the Fed prosecuters

Post by sparks » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:38 pm

Who the hell would want to fuck that?

(Rob for sure, but then again, he's Rob)
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Re: More BS from the Fed prosecuters

Post by Giz » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:38 pm

ed wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:17 am

In their latest filing, prosecutors argued that even if they had wrongly interpreted Ms. Butina’s text messages to a friend, she should not be released from custody, because she was likely to flee the country.

Can’t imagine why.

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Re: More BS from the Fed prosecuters

Post by Skeeve » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:23 pm

Giz wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:38 pm
ed wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:17 am

In their latest filing, prosecutors argued that even if they had wrongly interpreted Ms. Butina’s text messages to a friend, she should not be released from custody, because she was likely to flee the country.

Can’t imagine why.
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Re: More BS from the Fed prosecuters

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:08 pm


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