Well this is interesting….
June 3, 2018 at 12:51 am · Reply
2 Jun: National Review: The Papadopoulos Case Needs a Closer Look
By Andrew C. McCarthy
Points to that National Review article where we find that Papadopoulos (where he pled “guilty”) has him admitting that his testimony was “false” in that he said his contacts started before joining the Trump campaign, yet he had actually started them prior to the official announcement he had joined. That is, HE knew he was getting the gig but it had not been announced yet. So is that “before” or “after”? On THAT hangs Muellers “charge”.
Instead, after the big 13-page wind-up, Papadopoulos ends up pleading guilty to a minor false-statements charge — one that is convoluted and, in the scheme of things, trivial. In essence, Papadopoulos is said to have lied about the timing and scope of his contact with the Maltese academic Joseph Mifsud. Mueller, Rhee & Co. allege that Papadopoulos falsely claimed that the contacts started before he joined the Trump campaign. It turns out that they started on March 14, 2016; this was some time after he “learned he would be a foreign policy advisor for the campaign” (page 3, paragraph 4) but a week before the campaign’s March 21 announcement that he was a campaign “policy advisor” (page 4, paragraph 6).
BUT, what caught my eye was this bit, apparently NOT of interest to Mueller:
While much that has gone on in the Mueller investigation is curious, I have assumed the candor of the special counsel’s portrayal of the Papadopoulos case: The young man was approached by an agent of Russia, who eventually informed him (on April 26, 2016) that the Kremlin had “dirt” on the Democratic party’s nominee, Hillary Clinton, in the form of “thousands” of “emails of Clinton” (pages 3–7). To my mind, then, the only questions involved (a) the nature of Mifsud’s relationship to the Putin regime and (b) whether the emails in question were the hacked DNC emails (which Democrats have suggested) or the thousands of emails Clinton deleted from her homebrew server (which seemed to me more likely).
So… Want a copy of Hillary’s emails from her insecure server? Just ask the Russians…
Think that might have compromised her, just a little?
Think her angst about getting a “Russian Reset” might have been “prompted” by some kompromat?
Think maybe all the claims that nobody had really hacked her home brew amateur operation are false?
Just ask the Russians.
No wonder the Democrats are so hot to vilify the Russians
What any of this had to do with Trump is still opaque…