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Dr. Dena Grayson @DrDenaGrayson
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THREAD: Months *before* Rick Gates pleaded guilty, Mueller told Gates he had *plenty of evidence* to NAIL Manafort.🤗

Instead, Mueller wanted Gates' help to investigate ties btwn Trump campaign & #Russia🇷🇺to make a case for “collusion”‼️1/

Here is a written version of the story👇🏼 2/…
Gates was indicted for MULTIPLE serious crimes, yet received a relatively lenient plea deal, as did Misha🇷🇺Flynn (at least thus far).🤨

Meaning: Gates & Flynn have LOTS of dirt against BIGGER fish‼️😎 3/

#Skadden lawyer van der Zwaan court filings allege that Gates was in contact w/a close colleague of Manafort's, Konstantin Kilimnik (who is close w/Oleg Deripaska).🤨

Gates *knew* that Kilimnik also had #Russian🇷🇺intel ties *during* the campaign‼️4/

The extent of Gates' knowledge about any contact btwn the Trump campaign & #Russians🇷🇺hasn't been made public.🤔

But we now know that v.d. Zwaan RECORDED his calls w/Gates, Kilimnkik and/or a senior #Skadden partner.😉


van der Zwaan only saw a glimpse of Manafort's shady dealings, whereas Gates was involved w/ALL of it‼️

Mueller *already* has LOADS of evidence against Manafort. Instead, Mueller wants Gates (Trump's deputy campaign chair) to squeal about ties btwn Team🇷🇺Trump & #Russia. 6/
As Trump's deputy campaign chair, Gates had ties w/other members of Trump's inner circle, including Tom Barrack, a fundraiser & close friend of Trump's who ran Trump's inaugural committee following the election.🤨 7/
Mueller pressured Gates to flip👉🏼held out for ~4 mos, but he finally cracked due to the financial stress. Yet even as his plea deal was being finalized throughout February, Gates wavered on his willingness to cooperate with the prosecutors, then finally caved. 8/
The juicy tidbits about contacts btwn Gates & "former" #Russian🇷🇺intel officer Kilimnkik that were revealed in van der Zwaan's are just TINY fraction of the repeated contacts btwn Team🇷🇺Trump & #Russia. 9/

Team🇺🇸Mueller is playing their hand masterfully and already have MULTIPLE key cooperating witnesses w/INSIDE knowledge of the Trump campaign's contacts w/#Russia🇷🇺, including PapaD, Flynn & Gates.

Now, you can see why Team🇷🇺Traitor is SO nervous‼️😎

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