2/ Manafort agrees not to appeal his EDVA matters. Each count to which he is pleading guilty carries a maximum term of 5 years (some of these counts “group” under the federal sentencing guidelines).
3/ Manafort is factually stipulating as TRUE the facts alleged in the EDVA remaining charges and the Statement of the Offense to this plea (will review later in this thread). The Gov’t agrees to dismiss FBAR, FARA, money laundering and other charges in consideration.
75/ Trump’s tariffs will not affect Deripaska or #Firtash, who both trade their steel/aluminum out of the EU and UK. Neither has been sanctioned by Trump, despite Congressional mandate to the contrary.
Wilbur Ross, who is behind Trump’s steel tariffs, made billions buying up, then selling US steel assets to foreign entities, while abandoning EPA and court ordered clean-up requirements. theintercept.com/2018/03/05/ste…
2/ Here is more information on Wilbur Ross. THREAD:
1/ Let’s talk about Rick Gates. He served as Trump’s Deputy Campaign Director and he has been Manafort’s partner for years. It appears as though he is or will become a cooperating witness for Mueller. What does that mean?
1/ Let’s examine Dmitry Firtash within the context of his ties to Mike Flynn, Paul Manafort & Trump (This thread will be completed over several days. I will place each tweet under its prior tweet, rather than tweet each one to the main feed)
2/ First off, who is Dmytro Firtash? He has business interests, extensive political influence & is close to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in the Maidan revolution in February 2014.
3/ #Firtash is a key figure in Ukraine’s gas industry, serving as middleman to import central Asian and Russian gas to Ukraine. Firtash has ties to #SemionMogilevich, the Russian mafia don who was until late last year on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. theguardian.com/world/2010/dec…