Author Topic: Russian Influence, where is the beef?  (Read 10744 times)

Tom

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Re: Russian Influence, where is the beef?
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2023, 09:13:19 PM »
Charles McGonegal, the man who headed the FBI's investigation into Trump's Russian ties (and who exonerated Trump in a series of interviews with the NYT) has been arrested for taking bribes from Oleg Deripaska for over six years, during which time McGonegal and a partner deliberately steered investigations away from Deripaska and toward his business rivals. After leaving the FBI two years ago, McGonegal went to work directly for Deripaska. It is worth noting that Paul Manafort, before Trump's pardon, was specifically convicted of money laundering on Deripaska's behalf.

wmLambert

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Re: Russian Influence, where is the beef?
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2023, 11:55:07 AM »
So you're saying McGonegal is another Hunter Biden?

You did say that his FBI team did exonerate Trump of any Russian collusion. Factually. He didn't make up facts - he just disproved Hillary's lies and proved her culpability.

wmLambert

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Re: Russian Influence, where is the beef?
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2023, 12:05:05 PM »
Charles McGonegal, the man who headed the FBI's investigation into Trump's Russian ties (and who exonerated Trump in a series of interviews with the NYT) has been arrested for taking bribes from Oleg Deripaska for over six years, during which time McGonegal and a partner deliberately steered investigations away from Deripaska and toward his business rivals. After leaving the FBI two years ago, McGonegal went to work directly for Deripaska. It is worth noting that Paul Manafort, before Trump's pardon, was specifically convicted of money laundering on Deripaska's behalf.

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska told CNBC that his relations with Paul Manafort ended eleven years ago.

Trump got rid of Manafort before Mueller.

yossarian22c

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Re: Russian Influence, where is the beef?
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2023, 12:06:02 PM »
So you're saying McGonegal is another Hunter Biden?

You did say that his FBI team did exonerate Trump of any Russian collusion. Factually. He didn't make up facts - he just disproved Hillary's lies and proved her culpability.

No we're saying that McGonegal was in the employ of Russian oligarchs. That he was payed to manipulate FBI investigations on behalf of Russians and isn't a credible source to exonerate anyone of Russian collusion.

Tom

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Re: Russian Influence, where is the beef?
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2023, 01:26:54 PM »
I actually don't know whether I think McGonegal is "another Hunter Biden," by Lambert's standards. Lambert, what do you think Hunter Biden is accused of doing?