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SCO Mueller response to Manafort’s Motion to Compel

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Posted on April 05 2018


SCO Mueller response to...

Manafort’s Motion to Compel

When Manafort filed his Motion to Compel, I think I said that this was Manafort’s attempt to force SCO Mueller’s Team to disclose various sources and methods of their investigation. Based on SCO Mueller’s response, I think it’s safe to conclude that Mueller’s team saw right through Manafort’s transparent and ill thought-out objective.

What I can’t help but wonder is:

  • Does Manafort have a “cooperative defense agreement” in place with Trump’s team.

That’s more of a rhetorical question because I do not have any contacts within the White House (my friend resigned a few months ago).

Also I have zero contacts on SCO Mueller’s team. And I remain skeptical for those who “claim” they have contacts within the Mueller team.Just remember that Flynn had a defense agreement with Trump and right around Thanksgiving Flynn abandoned that agreement




  • ...”government produced additional copies of six affidavits previously given to Manafort in redacted form, and the government has since produced an affidavit from a newly obtained warrant.“
  • Three of the affidavits have no redactions, and Manafort’s motion is thus moot as to those affidavits.
  • Three others have minimal redactions, while the newly obtained warrant has more substantial redactions.


“These redactions are fully justified by the government’s interests in protecting the identity of various sources of information and the need to preserve the confidentiality of ongoing investigations, and the withheld information is not necessary to establish probable cause.”

Manafort’s motion to compel should therefore be denied.”



  • March 19, 2018, Manafort requested for the first time unredacted copies of the affidavits that the government had previously produced.


  • On March 28, as the government was preparing a response to that request, Manafort filed the present motion to compel.
  • “That same day, the government reproduced six affidavits either in unredacted form or with substantially fewer redactions than in earlier productions.”
  • “Six affidavits relate to search warrants that Manafort would have standing, or arguably have standing, to challenge’

“The government further explained that the redactions to this set of affidavits concerned two subjects: the names of individuals who had provided information to the government, and information relating to ongoing investigations that are not the subject of the current prosecutions involving Manafort.”

The footnote made me chuckle, if you recall Manafort argued that “how did the Agent get into the Storage Facility”  in his Motion to Compel.



  • On April 4, 2018, the government produced in redacted form, and for the first time, an affidavit supporting a search warrant that had been obtained on March 9, 2018.
  • “That affidavit likewise contains redactions - albeit more substantial ones—relating to ongoing investigations that are not the subject of either of the current prosecutions involving Manafort.“

That last sentence can NOT be overstated, read it AGAIN 

albeit more substantial ones—relating to ongoing investigations that are not the subject of either of the current prosecutions involving Manafort.”


It also appears that late in 2017, Scott Meisler, an appellate attorney with the Justice Department’s criminal division, was added to SCO Muellers Team. I think this is the first time his name has appeared on a filing. Notwithstanding Mr. Meisler has an implacable Judicial record. Here’s a 2015 SCOTUS Case he argued 



  • Items 1 & 2 Manafort’s Condo & storage unit -EDVA
  • Item 3 Manafort’s Email Account* -DDC
  • Item 4 are for 2 different email accounts**-DDC
  • Item 5 Search Of Hard Drive DDC
  • Item 6 Seizure OfFunds From Accounts At Three Banks
    (17-mj-00783, 17-mj-00784, 17-mj-00785) -DDC
  • Item 7 Information Associated With Five Telephone Numbers Controlled By AT&T -DDC

 Aacronyms used below:

  • sw = search warrant
  • mj = multiJurisdiction or Magistrate Judge*

 Based on this Motion, Stopping Russian Oligarchs...this makes me think. Manafort May end up with additional charges. Given the new info that SCO Mueller’s Team to seize Manafort’s bank accounts on Oct 26, just one day before Manafort’s Indictment.


conspiracy to defraud

conspired to defraud 

Tick Tock Russian Dingleberry Mueller’s following the money and as ALL know Trump’s Casino was Money Laundering Central.


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