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If CBS News and Business Insider want to call this “Biggest News” concerning the Mueller Investigation, in quite a while — who are we to doubt them …

Why a Facebook warrant could signal a turning point in Mueller’s investigation

CBSNews — Sept 17, 2017

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti says reports that special counsel Robert Mueller got a search warrant for Facebook content could be “the biggest news” related to Mueller’s investigation since a raid on Paul Manafort’s home.


In an interview with CBSN on Sunday, Mariotti said that until now, Mueller and his investigators were looking into fairly “narrow” and “specific crimes.”

“Things like false disclosures on forms that Mr. Manafort or Michael Flynn made or Jared Kushner; things like obstruction as to the firing of James Comey. For the first time here, what we’ve learned — assuming that The Wall Street Journal’s report about a search warrant is correct — is that Bob Muller went to a federal judge and presented evidence and convinced the judge that a crime was committed involving foreign individuals contributing to a political election here in the United States through their actions on Facebook,” Mariotti told CBS News’ Elaine Quijano.

[…]  [emphasis added]

Mueller just obtained a warrant that could change the entire nature of the Russia investigation

by Natasha Bertrand, businessinsider.com — Sept 16, 2017


Legal experts say the revelation [of the Facebook warrant] has enormous implications for the trajectory of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election interference, and whether Moscow had any help from President Donald Trump’s campaign team.

This is big news — and potentially bad news for the Russian election interference ‘deniers,'” said Asha Rangappa,  a former FBI counterintelligence agent.

Rangappa, now an associate dean at Yale Law School, explained that to obtain a search warrant a prosecutor needs to prove to a judge that there is reason to believe a crime has been committed. The prosecutor then has to show that the information being sought will provide evidence of that crime.


“The key here, though, is that Mueller clearly already has enough information on these accounts — and their link to a potential crime to justify forcing [Facebook] to give  up the info,” she said. “That means that he has uncovered a great deal of evidence through other avenues of Russian election interference.”

[…]  [emphasis added]

As the evidence is piling up, the Trump-enablers are having some “second thoughts” about the course they’ve chosen. And the fact that they have been seemingly “hung out to dry,” by the Billionaire with a heart of stone.


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