If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   Manafort to Muller: "No, I'll see YOU in court"   ( cnn.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, special counsel, Law, Mueller, counsel Robert Mueller, Pleading, General Rod Rosenstein, challenges Mueller, Allegation  
•       •       •

4132 clicks; posted to Politics » on 03 Jan 2018 at 3:30 PM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



143 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2018-01-03 03:31:53 PM  
FARK Manafort.
 
2018-01-03 03:32:01 PM  
That's a bold strategy, Cotton, let's see if it works out for him.
 
2018-01-03 03:33:00 PM  
"No, Occifer, clearly, YOU'RE drunk!"
"NO, YOU come on that's it let's go"
 
2018-01-03 03:33:19 PM  
This was always bound to happen, and Mueller knows it. Somebody was going to challenge his authority in court. I'm sure Mueller has a plan.
 
2018-01-03 03:34:37 PM  
"I know, I'll put the SYSTEM on trial!"
 
2018-01-03 03:35:29 PM  
i.ytimg.comView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:35:50 PM  
This works 100% of the time.
 
2018-01-03 03:36:00 PM  
Muller?
 
2018-01-03 03:36:33 PM  
Yeah, this was obviously going to happen.

Unmanned fort was just the first Trumpster who didn't flip, so this is the Trump Team's first opportunity to try out this strategy.

My read on the order to appoint Meuller was that it was legit, but I am not a law-talking type jungle cat, so there's a good chance I'm mistaken.

I kinda don't think I am, though.
 
2018-01-03 03:36:48 PM  
Discovery will be a TREAT.
 
2018-01-03 03:36:48 PM  
IANAL but this looks incredibly desperate and really unlikely to succeed.
 
2018-01-03 03:37:21 PM  
Wait a minute. I clearly missed something in my 43 years on Earth. Where is there ANY legal precedent to sue law enforcement for arresting you for breaking the law? I'm all about your 4th Amendment rights, bro. But this is the stupidest sh*t I've seen in a hot minute.
 
2018-01-03 03:37:51 PM  
Oh crap.  Mueller filed in a gold-fringe court, didn't he?
 
2018-01-03 03:38:05 PM  
Also this is a good opportunity to trot this out again:
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:38:18 PM  
Jerky Boys - Punitive Damages
Youtube QhjBlPucpd0
 
2018-01-03 03:38:50 PM  
vignette.wikia.nocookie.netView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:38:51 PM  
You can sue anyone for anything.

Doesnt mean you wont get laughed out of court... but the lawyers will take your money all the same.
 
2018-01-03 03:38:59 PM  
Manafort: I sue you so you can't jail me. I win.
Narrator: He didn't win

peopleneedtolaugh.comView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:39:11 PM  

ClipJoint: Wait a minute. I clearly missed something in my 43 years on Earth. Where is there ANY legal precedent to sue law enforcement for arresting you for breaking the law? I'm all about your 4th Amendment rights, bro. But this is the stupidest sh*t I've seen in a hot minute.


When you're at the end of your rope you tie a knot and hold on for dear life.
 
hej
2018-01-03 03:40:01 PM  
I'm not going to jail.  YOU'RE going to jail.
 
2018-01-03 03:40:15 PM  
A DOJ spokesperson responded with a statement, saying: "The lawsuit is frivolous but the defendant is entitled to file whatever he wants."

Included in the statement but not the article was this gif:

i.imgur.comView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:41:01 PM  
Ken Starr's initial investigations concerned potentially shady real estate dealings. They concluded years later when President Clinton was charged with lying under oath about a consensual extra-marital blowjob.

These investigations typically have a very wide net and the investigator typically has a pretty broad mandate.
 
2018-01-03 03:41:10 PM  
Mueller:

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:41:12 PM  
Manafort's argument is in essence "I'm not arguing that I am not guilty, I'm arguing that I would never have been found out, had Mueller stuck to investigating whether Russia meddled in the election, and colluded with the Trump campaign, of which I was campaign manager. Nevermind that I have well known shady connections and business deals with various Russians who are connected to this inquiry, or that I was the man in charge of the Trump campaign during a time where we watered the GOP platform to be more conciliatory to Russia in regards to Ukraine."

DOJ response is perfect: This lawsuit is ridiculous, but they have the right to be as stupid as they want.
 
2018-01-03 03:41:30 PM  
This is bad news... for Obama.

/not really, I'm sure he's laughing pretty hard over the news
//2018 is going to be a doozy
 
2018-01-03 03:41:57 PM  

humanshrapnel: Muller?


I had to muell that over for a second.
 
2018-01-03 03:42:02 PM  
This tactic is not about winning (since the likelihood of that would be incredibly low). It is about delaying. The attempt is to slow or tie up the investigation by requiring Mueller's team to respond to the bullshiat rather than continue their work.

Also, things like this tend to cause investigators a little pause to go back and triple check their work so far so as not to be screwed by something as trivial as missing paperwork.
 
2018-01-03 03:42:25 PM  
So, did he just waive his 5th amendment protections against self incrimination with this lawsuit?
 
2018-01-03 03:42:34 PM  

ClipJoint: Wait a minute. I clearly missed something in my 43 years on Earth. Where is there ANY legal precedent to sue law enforcement for arresting you for breaking the law? I'm all about your 4th Amendment rights, bro. But this is the stupidest sh*t I've seen in a hot minute.


Sovereign citizen defense. My sister's dogsitter's cousin's bailbondsman met a guy who got off that way once.
 
2018-01-03 03:42:36 PM  

ClipJoint: Wait a minute. I clearly missed something in my 43 years on Earth. Where is there ANY legal precedent to sue law enforcement for arresting you for breaking the law? I'm all about your 4th Amendment rights, bro. But this is the stupidest sh*t I've seen in a hot minute.


Sounds like the argument is Mueller isn't the law. I would think the court he filed the indictments with would have noticed that.
 
2018-01-03 03:43:12 PM  
FTA: "Manafort's attorneys have echoed the President's criticism that Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is pursuing crimes that never happened. "

A grand jury seems convinced that crimes have ocurred, and that's the bar prosecution has to clear for you to be charged.

Sucks to be you, doesn't it?
 
2018-01-03 03:44:53 PM  
The Rosenstein order gives Mueller "carte blanche to investigate and pursue criminal charges in connection with anything he stumbles across while investigating, no matter how remote from the specific matter identified as the subject of the appointment order," the lawsuit says.

LOL sounds like Manafort is breaking the law all over the farking place.  "No, those crimes are off limits!"
 
2018-01-03 03:44:58 PM  
A good assessment from an actual lawyer:
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:45:11 PM  
Prepare for the Flag gold fringe count. Anything less than 100 is part of a communist plot.
 
2018-01-03 03:45:12 PM  

Snapper Carr: Ken Starr's initial investigations concerned potentially shady real estate dealings. They concluded years later when President Clinton was charged with lying under oath about a consensual extra-marital blowjob.

These investigations typically have a very wide net and the investigator typically has a pretty broad mandate.


Starr was operating under different laws than Mueller.

Doesnt make anything you said wrong, doesnt make antimueller crap any less laughable. But starr/mueller are apples/oranges
 
2018-01-03 03:45:14 PM  

Iowan73: This was always bound to happen, and Mueller knows it. Somebody was going to challenge his authority in court. I'm sure Mueller has a plan.


Yeah, hand it off to the NY AG and bring state charges.  Seeya in the state pokey, asshat.
 
2018-01-03 03:45:35 PM  

Shadow writer: Manafort's argument is in essence "I'm not arguing that I am not guilty, I'm arguing that I would never have been found out, had Mueller stuck to investigating whether Russia meddled in the election, and colluded with the Trump campaign, of which I was campaign manager. Nevermind that I have well known shady connections and business deals with various Russians who are connected to this inquiry, or that I was the man in charge of the Trump campaign during a time where we watered the GOP platform to be more conciliatory to Russia in regards to Ukraine."

DOJ response is perfect: This lawsuit is ridiculous, but they have the right to be as stupid as they want.


The old Scooby Doo lament...
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:45:43 PM  
The Manafort lawsuit alleges Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Mueller have unlawfully exceeded the authorities allowed under the law governing special counsel appointments.

The special prosecutor in the Clinton years started off with an investigation into whether the Clinton's lost money in a real estate deal.  It then spread to finding out whether they made money in another real estate deal, how they killed Vince Foster, why the President was allowed to fire White House employees, and finally settled on the damning charge that a married man didn't want his wife to know he had a bit of strange on the side.

The special prosecutor in the Trump administration is apparently only allowed to investigate the spelling of the word "special" and even attempting to write any of the other 19 letters of the alphabet is unconstitutional usurpation of power by the deep state.
 
2018-01-03 03:45:54 PM  
Yeah, good luck with that,Paulie .Sue the Office of SpecialCouncil for uncovering your many crimes. That has always worked for defendents who are charged with crimes, from the poor black sharecropper is accused of looking at the White womens tothe Mafia don who never did anything in his life that he regrets, therefore is innocent.
That has always worked out for perps.
 
2018-01-03 03:46:09 PM  
Court case re-enactment.

Kid gets hit with toy car funny
Youtube 7TXS9YkUmkI
 
2018-01-03 03:46:40 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: ClipJoint: Wait a minute. I clearly missed something in my 43 years on Earth. Where is there ANY legal precedent to sue law enforcement for arresting you for breaking the law? I'm all about your 4th Amendment rights, bro. But this is the stupidest sh*t I've seen in a hot minute.

Sovereign citizen defense. My sister's dogsitter's cousin's bailbondsman met a guy who got off that way once.


Quick! Someone summon P. Barnes and his Taser of Justice!
 
2018-01-03 03:47:03 PM  
Oliver North did this. This was probably expected and will delay things a bit but will be shot down in the end.
 
2018-01-03 03:48:21 PM  
Challenging standing is a pretty predictable approach.  But he's going to lose, and the only group with any clout to influence the decision is going to let him swing.  Manafort is the last person on Earth that Trump would stick his neck out for right now.
 
2018-01-03 03:49:08 PM  
Even if this is immediately laughed out of court, it's going to be another issue that the people trying to discredit Mueller are going to be able to point to to try and end the investigation.  They'll use it as evidence that he is out of control and overstepping his authority.
 
2018-01-03 03:49:39 PM  
Looks like someone is butthurt that his illegal deeds were discovered.

That's the part nobody is catching. He's not saying that he didn't do it, just that Meuller shouldn't have been able to catch him.
 
2018-01-03 03:49:40 PM  

ar393: Oliver North did this. This was probably expected and will delay things a bit but will be shot down in the end.


So you are saying even a cave man could have done it?
nbc.comView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:50:18 PM  
Ha! Suck it, Libs. Manafort's playing 3D chest here.

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-01-03 03:50:42 PM  
Interesting strategy, Cotton, let's see how it works out for them.
 
2018-01-03 03:50:53 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: ClipJoint: Wait a minute. I clearly missed something in my 43 years on Earth. Where is there ANY legal precedent to sue law enforcement for arresting you for breaking the law? I'm all about your 4th Amendment rights, bro. But this is the stupidest sh*t I've seen in a hot minute.

Sovereign citizen defense. My sister's dogsitter's cousin's bailbondsman met a guy who got off that way once.


Your cousin got off with a dog in bondage gear?
 
2018-01-03 03:52:07 PM  

Khellendros: Challenging standing is a pretty predictable approach.  But he's going to lose, and the only group with any clout to influence the decision is going to let him swing.  Manafort is the last person on Earth that Trump would stick his neck out for right now.


You're assuming facts not in evidence, ie. that Trump is a rational actor.
 
Displayed 50 of 143 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report