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Wow, this is nuts:

"By scrolling over the redacted text, and copying it and pasting it to another document — a function that isn't supposed to work when a court document is properly redacted — the full text shows up."

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I just tried this and it worked. Wow.
Second set:
Third set:
Last set of redactions, I'm just laying them all out here right now before reading over, doing that next:
This is Manafort's response to the SC, so not sure who made the mistake or if it was a mistake at all, crazy.
I've got some errands to run so I'm not going to be able to finish reading over this and giving my take on it for a little bit, I'll come back to this with my opinion on it. Link to document is in the third tweet, some people are saying it's not working for them but it did for me
And I'm back. Manafort's lawyers are disputing that he lied for multiple reasons they put forth that I'm sure they will get to more in depth as I keep reading. I specialize in bird law primarily so a lot of this legalise is over my head.
" Parties can, and regularly do, disagree upon their
interpretation of the facts and they do so without accusing the other side of improper motivations. "
In September and October 2018, Manafort met a dozen times with the Special Counsel's office and testified twice in front of a grand jury.
No surprise here, Manafort's defense team points out the great lengths that witch hunt goes to try to trap people into making false statements, in this example they said that Manafort would be woken up before dawn and grilled all day long by the Special Counsel.
They asked him broad questions about specific events and didn't provide him with the documentation they had regarding those events in advance.

Sounds a lot like what happened with General Flynn
Now we're at the first set of redactions. Manafort discussed a Ukrainian peace plan and met with Konstantin Kilimnik in Madrid. The SC said he lied about it and acknowledged it when shown documentation to prove it.

Manafort's defense said he forgot basically.
The 2nd set of redactions is them going more in depth about why he forgot. They said he wasn't really focused on a Ukrainian peace deal because he was focused on the Presidential campaign, and also that's why he didn't remember sharing polling data with him. Seriously who cares?
Manafort's defense says that the fact he couldn't remember those specific events didn't matter because he remembered when shown documents about it.

The special counsel playbook, get people to lie to them about legal activities and then jam them up. Where's the initial crime!?
*I mean besides all of Manafort's other crimes, which this doesn't seem to have anything to do with so far.
Manafort's defense says that he told the SC office that he and Kilimnik "agreed to reach out to the witnesses". They say the SC wanted him to speak on the mindset of Kilimnik, which is impossible, but that they agreed to contact witnesses to shape their testimony basically.
Next section and redaction covers something I don't know what they are even talking about. Some payment made that was put as income instead of a loan or something.

Redacted: SC says his statements about it are inconsistent with others but haven't provided witness statements.
The SC said Manafort told them one thing and other prosecutors another.

Manafort's lawyers say when his memory was refreshed during that same meeting they said he lied, he corrected himself. Also: "the underlying conduct at issue did not involve any potential crime known to him"
Hey, we get to some interesting stuff finally! The Special Counsel claims Manafort said he had no contact with Trump administration officials both directly or indirectly. Manafort says that's not true. The redacted part is very interesting (1/2)
Someone asked Manafort if they could use his name if they ever met the President (lol) but this is interesting. Some unnamed 3rd party disputes Manafort with hearsay, but he hasn't seen the witness statement.

$100 bucks says weasel is Cohen and event is the Trump Tower meeting.
Back to unredacted, Manafort's defense continues saying that he knew they had all his electronic communications and that he voluntarily gave them a lot of it. Seems like that text message isn't a big deal at all, and the other part was disputed by him as hearsay already.
So that's it. Parts of it were pretty vague but outside of that last redacted bit there wasn't anything in there that was interesting or even possibly related to Trump, and even that part was extremely vague and disputed as hearsay

So far as I can tell, STILL NO COLLUSION! /end
ADDENDUM: This is what I think the last redacted part is referring to. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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