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Brian Cates @drawandstrike
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Here's the summation from the Manafort defense team's filing where the gov't redacted a very damning section of it that points right to violations of discovery:
This redaction was done to HIDE the fact the SC case for Manafort lying is based on hearsay BS, and the first allegation is just the use of his name by some other guy *in case* that guy ever managed to meet Trump.
The second allegation leveled against Manfort by the Mueller Special Counsel is especially sordid.

"Some guy we will not identify to your defense team told us you lied about ____ and no, we're not turning the actual statement over to your lawyers. Deal with it."
How that's not a violation of discovery is beyond me. The SC is using a statement it claims came from an anonymous person and it won't turn over a copy of the actual statement making the allegation against Manafort to his defense team.
If this is the strength of the case the Mueller SC team is using to prove Manafort 'lied' so they can void his plea deal, Manafort's got nothing to worry about.
I'm now being told since this was Manafort's defense team's filing, they did the redactions.

Which....makes no sense to me. Why would they redact this section showing the gov't is basing it's case not only on hearsay, it's hearsay they won't identify the accuser to the defense.
If so, could Manafort's team have been forced to make these redactions, but found a clever way to fix it so the information got made public anyway?
Because after reading these redactions, I don't see MANAFORT'S legal team screaming and demanding that heads roll.

That's what I see the MUELLER SPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM doing.

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