Friday, March 24, 2017

Former Trump Campaign Manager Manafort Has Volunteered To Testify Before House Intelligence Panel

Washington Post: Manafort volunteered to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee in its Russia probe

The House Intelligence Committee chairman said Friday that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has volunteered to be interviewed before his committee, which is investigating alleged ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia as well as the Kremlin’s activities in the 2016 election.

Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said that Manafort’s lawyer “contacted the committee yesterday to offer the committee the opportunity to interview his client.”

Nunes did not say whether the Manafort briefing would be public or take place behind closed doors, leaving the decision mostly up to Manafort himself.

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WNU Editor: This should be interesting.

More News On Former Trump Campaign Manager Manafort Volunteering To Testify Before House Intelligence Panel

Trump aide with Russia ties offers to talk to House panel. -- AP
Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel -- New York Times
Paul Manafort to Voluntarily Go Before House Intel Committee in Russia Probe -- NBC
Paul Manafort volunteers to testify before House Trump-Russia inquiry -- The Guardian
Paul Manafort volunteers to talk to House intelligence chiefs as he tries to clear his name in Trump-Russia controversy -- Daily Mail
Manafort volunteers for interviews with Intelligence committees -- The Hill
Manafort Is Willing to Talk With House Committee, Nunes Says -- Bloomberg
Paul Manafort volunteers to testify in Russia probe as committee cancels other testimony -- ABC News


Jay Farquharson said...

"The public hearing is actually less important than putting him under oath and deposing him at length. What you don’t do with a prime suspect who has clearly been a subject of a eight month FBI-led counterintelligence investigation is let him call the shots on how he will be confronted. Having him testify could compromise a possible prosecution, so it must be handled very delicately. I suppose this is better than offering him immunity, but it’s the furthest thing from how the House Intelligence Committee should be treating this witness. Manafort should have no say in whether he has to testify in public and he should definitely be subpoenaed. There should be no time limitations, and the staff should treat him, as closely as possible, the same way that the FBI would if they were questioning him.

I don’t know how much longer Nunes will get away with this farce, but it’s getting more than just ridiculous. It’s beginning to look criminal. At a certain point, a deliberately sabotaged investigation is a form of obstruction of justice."

fred lapides said...

As had been noted: If Trump truly in the clear, he would demand a special prosecutor rather than use people from his own party to investigate.

Anonymous said...

Kind of like Hillary's server right Fred?

Jay Farquharson said...

$17million dollar nothingburger, unless you count Comey throwing the election to Trump.

Aizino Smith said...

When is Manafort going to come out?

His partner worked for McCain, who has Trump derangement syndrome like Freddy and JabberJay.

Jay Farquharson said...


How many years did you waste looking for Obama's Kenyan Muslim (N-Word) birth certificate?

Oh yeah, 9 years of your life wasted.


Jay Farquharson said...

"Additionally Congressman Nunes had not actually seen anything that he talked about at his two press conferences or with the President on Wednesday. He does not actually know what, if anything, was incidentally collected or if anything even was."

Awful lot of smoke coming from the Whitesupremacy House and the Republican leadership for there not to be any fire.