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1) My newest @EpochTimes:

Two key meetings involving George Papadopoulos appear to have been intentionally obscured in legal documents unsealed by SC Mueller.…
2) On July 27, 2017, SC Mueller and Deputy AG Rosenstein were informed by Inspector General Horowitz of his discovery of the Page–Strzok texts.…
3) That same day, July 27, 2017, Papadopoulos flew into Washington Dulles International Airport at 7pm from Munich, Germany.

He was arrested by the FBI immediately upon arrival.

No warrant, indictment or criminal complaint was used during his arrest.
4) Papadopoulos was booked several hours later, at 1:45am on July 28, and was checked out to “federal authority” at 8:27am that morning.

Papadopoulos made a same-day appearance in court.

No defense attorney was present.
5) Despite the lack of legal representation, Papadopoulos agreed to cooperate with the Mueller Investigation and his case was sealed.

The entire sequence of events appears to have been rather rushed.
6) It seems somewhat surprising that an agreement of cooperation with the government could have been worked out in such a short time-frame.

Papadopoulos was in jail from 1:45am to 8:27am on July 28, 2017.

Papadopoulos was in front of a judge, agreement in hand that same day.
7) This sequence of events wasn’t Papadopoulos’ first interaction with the FBI.

Papadopoulos had been interviewed by FBI Agent Robert Gibbs exactly six months earlier, on 1-27-17.

During the interview, Papadopoulos made “material false statements and omitted material facts”.
8) A follow-up FBI interview took place on Feb. 16, 2017.

The next day, Papadopoulos deleted his Facebook account.

A few days later, on Feb. 23, 2017, Papadopoulos got rid of his cell phone and changed phone numbers.
9) There are two legal versions of events relating to Papadopoulos.

One from the July 28, 2017, affidavit signed by FBI Agent Robert M. Gibbs, and one from the Oct. 5, 2017, Statement of the Offense “signed” by Robert Mueller.……
10) These documents provide a relatively similar version of events, although there are some differences.

Individuals are referred to differently in each document & sequences differ.

But overall presentation of events remains fairly similar through June 1, 2016.
11) However, after June 1, 2016, the Mueller version suddenly becomes vague regarding foreign contacts by Papadopoulos:

“From mid-June through mid-August 2016..."

Gibbs version lists 4 contacts with Timofeev in July 2016 and one belated contact with Mifsud in October 2016.
12) The final contact with Timofeev occurs on July 22, 2016.

"Papadopoulos messaged Foreign Contact 2 on Facebook to ask whether Foreign Contact 2 knew a particular individual with extensive ties to Russian-based businesses and persons."
13) The Mueller version simply doesn’t address this contact and the Gibbs version fails to identify or provide any more details on the unknown individual "with extensive ties to Russian-based businesses and persons.”
14) From an article in The Daily Caller:

[Sergei] Millian is the individual Papadopoulos described in a July 22, 2016 Facebook message.

Papadopoulos and Millian met days after the July 22, 2016 Facebook message.…
15) WSJ reported Millian as being Source D and E in the Steele dossier.

The fact that he was meeting with Papadopoulos in July 2016 is MATERIAL.

So why did the Mueller team ignore this entire sequence of events.

The Gibbs version also fails to note the Millian meeting.
16) Papadopoulos sent his Millian message to Timofeev on July 22, 2016.

That same day Australia supposedly told the FBI of comments Papadopoulos made during his Alexander Downer meeting.

These comments were supposedly used to open the FBI’s Counterintelligence investigation.
17) Second and even third-hand comments from Millian had already made their way into the July 20, 2016 memo in the Steele dossier, forming some of the most outlandish bits of the document.

But the legal descriptions of events specifically ignore the meeting.
18) One other meeting also ignored in the legal documents:

The May 10, 2016 meeting between Papadopoulos and Alexander Downer.

The same meeting the FBI used as justification in opening their Counterintelligence investigation into an opposing candidates presidential campaign...
19) We already know the Papadopoulos/Downer meeting did not occur by chance.

It was set up through a chain of two intermediaries linked to Downer.…
20) Downer makes clear what was actually said.

“He didn’t say dirt, he said material that could be damaging to her. No, he said it would be damaging. He didn’t say what it was,”

Downer also said nothing indicated Trump had any knowledge of what was being discussed.
21) Downer’s version of events was later effectively corroborated by the Schiff memo:

“We would LATER LEARN in Papadopoulos’ [October 2017] plea that the information the Russians could assist by anonymously releasing were thousands of Hillary Clinton emails.”
22) Downer, in his interview with The Australian, said that he reported his conversation with Papadopoulos back to Australia.

However, according to a WSJ article, it was Downer who conveyed his information directly to the U.S. Embassy in London.…
23) This version appears to be corroborated by the House intelligence committee, which found that no official intelligence was used to open the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation.

This means that neither Australian intelligence nor the Australian government alerted the FBI.
24) What is known is that details surprisingly similar to the Papadopoulos–Downer conversation show up in the first memo written by Steele on June 20, 2016.…
25) “A dossier of compromising information on Hillary Clinton has been collated by the Russian Intelligence Services over many years and mainly comprises bugged conversations...and intercepted phone calls

…It has not yet been distributed abroad, including to Trump.”
26) Downer’s background seems unusual for an Australian diplomat.

Downer has long-standing ties to UK intel firm Hakluyt.

Hakluyt’s top officials come from MI6. Board members come from GCHQ.

Former MI6 head Dearlove has ties to Hakluyt.

Stefan Halper is tied through Clarke.
27) In the official version of events, the FBI was informed on July 22, 2016, of the Papadopoulos–Downer conversation.

This was the first time Papadopoulos landed on the FBI’s radar.
28) On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into an opposing presidential candidate’s campaign based solely on this single conversation.

A conversation that differed little from details in the June 20, 2016 Steele Memo.

Which the FBI already HAD.
29) The other day a new filing was made in the Papadopoulos case.
30) Although I remain suspicious on anything Mueller, at this point, we need to wait and see on the filing:
31) Regardless, this entire thing stinks to high heaven.

Five days after the arrest of Papadopoulos, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein quietly issued the Aug. 2, 2017, revised “Scope of Investigation & Definition of Authority” memo to special counsel Mueller.
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