Abramson: AG Jeff Sessions is looking like a *primary* target in the Mueller probe

The following article is a thread of issues and highlights noted by Attorney and trained criminal investigator Seth Abramson on Twitter over the past month. Much of what he covers appears to piece together the Mueller criminal case against the Trump campaign and their alleged collusion with Russia. From the way things look and sound, it doesn’t sound good for Trump, Sessions and many others affiliated with the Trump campaign and his administration. 

Here are some of the latest issues highlighted by Seth Abramson today(November 2, 2017) via Twitter:

November 2, 2017 by @SethAbramson

Trump told Gordon—NatSec Director for his campaign policy office—the words he wanted in the GOP platform on Ukraine. 2/ In an interview with OANN (see YouTube) Gordon is introduced as the “Director of National Security for the Trump Campaign Policy O


Continued by @SethAbramson

(THREAD) CONFIRMED: Top Trump aides lied to Fox News (of all places) to hide what Trump knew of Papadopoulos’ offer to set up Putin meeting. 1/ News that George Papadopoulos outed himself as a “Kremlin intermediary” (Washington Post) *directly to Tru


Continued by @SethAbramson

That’s right—Sessions moved *expeditiously* toward conducting his *own* secret negotiations with the Russians in April, July, and September. 2/ And while conducting those secret negotiations he *totally* lost sight of the fact that his subordinate ha


by @SethAbramson

So @mkraju is reporting “concerns” about whether Sessions was “candid” before Congress 5 months after many attorneys said “this is perjury.” @mkraju 2/ BTW, I like Manu. I just think this story has been slow-walked for months by *everyone* in U.S. me


by @SethAbramson

As I’ve been noting over the past 2 weeks, AG Jeff Sessions is looking like a *primary* target in the Mueller probe. 2/ It’s pretty simple, from a criminal investigator’s standpoint: Sessions’ NatSec shop *ran* the sanctions policy-for-Russian aid pl


by @SethAbramson

BREAKING: The next domino falls. Clovis made the hires for Trump’s NatSec committee (including Page & Papadopoulos). 2/ The CBC asked me yesterday who I thought we should be watching based on all the facts reported so far. I said: Clovis and Sess

November 1, 2017 by @SethAbramson

BREAKING (h/t DM): Greek media is telling a *very* different story about George Papdopoulos and Trump than we’re reading here. Check it out. 1/ How long did Papadopoulos work for Trump? Greek media says he was *meeting foreign dignitaries on behalf o

by @SethAbramson

BREAKING: The first plausible Putin-to-Trump intel chain is now confirmed: PUTIN to MIFSUD to PAPADOPOULOS to TRUMP. 2/ The previous shortest chain of intel communication was this long one: PUTIN to CHAIKA to VESELNITSKAYA to GOLDSTONE to TRUMP JR to

by @SethAbramson

Only in the narrowest possible sense is this statement by @maggieNYT true. It shouldn’t have been written. See the pinned thread for more. @maggieNYT 2/ That second sentence isn’t a statement of fact—it’s rhetoric and, worse, on a key point of conten

by @SethAbramson

(THREAD) The White House line on the Paul Manafort indictment—it has nothing to do with Trump—is a lie. Here’s why. 1/ Paul Manafort is alleged by the FBI to have LAUNDERED UKRAINIAN MONEY *while* he was running Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campa

by @SethAbramson

As I said, it’s the (very) beginning of the end for the Trump administration—though we still have many months to go. 2/ (And those who’ve followed the story closely from the start know impeachment was *never* a “liberal fever dream.” It was *always*

by @SethAbramson

BREAKING (on 9/29—then buried by FNC): Trump Was Flattered When Papadopoulos Revealed Himself As Kremlin Agent and Said Putin Wanted to Meet 2/ This is CRITICAL to criminal investigators because it means Trump ACKNOWLEDGED that he’d received Papadopo

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by @SethAbramson

This was reported by The Daily Caller in August and extensively analyzed by me here in September. You guys need to read one another’s stuff. 2/ When this same news was reported back in August by The Daily Caller, the article said Trump was “flattered


by @SethAbramson

PREDICTION: On the day Trump is indicted on Conspiracy charges, literally 50% of my timeline will be folks calling me a conspiracy theorist. (Related paradox—every time one of my legal analyses is confirmed by media, the number of people saying I “ma

by @SethAbramson

BREAKING: Yesterday I wrote about Clovis being the likely target for Papadopoulos intercepts. And now we get this: 2/ Mueller bringing in a top Trump aide to question only *after* getting intercepts via Papadopoulos would fit with investigative proto

Monday, October 30, 2017 by @SethAbramson: 

CLOVIS now *confirms*—as many of us said from Day 1—his “private citizen” email wasn’t shutting PAPADOPOULOS down but negotiating logistics. 2/ I’m still unclear on why media first reported Clovis as “shutting down” Papadopoulos—rather than helping s

by @SethAbramson

Papadopoulos, one week after telling Trump he was a Kremlin intermediary, was sent to Israel to talk Russia policy: 2/ What a strange campaign! Trump sent the “coffee boy” abroad to talk Russia policy—and kept him doing that for over 8 months! How bi

by @SethAbramson

Media must ask Trump aides who sent Papadopoulos to Israel to talk Russia policy a week after he revealed himself as a Kremlin intermediary. 2/ Papadopoulos’ April ’16 Israel trip is especially odd as some Trump official had changed his policy focus

NOTHING can change this fact—MINUTES after Trump “discovered” a Kremlin agent on his NatSec team he ordered a pro-Putin GOP platform change. 2/ When Trump found a Kremlin agent on his NatSec team, he didn’t FIRE him—he PROMOTED him to be a key emissa

by @SethAbramson

(THREAD) Here are the notable takeaways from Trump-Russia probe witness/target Carter Page’s extraordinarily odd interview with MSNBC today. 1/ Page said he “met” Papadopoulos “several times” during 2016—so either he was at the TIHDC or the NatSec te

by @SethAbramson

Mr. President, I’d say the American people are *very* interested in the Trump-Russia probe. This is data I personally have on that question. 2/ (Tweet is in reference to Trump’s many claims that the American voter is “tired” of the Russia probe, and

by @SethAbramson

Here’s a RT of an Interfax piece I tweeted last week—as of 9/30/16 Papadopoulos was on Team Trump talking sanctions. 2/ So as of September 30th, 2016, Papadopoulos held himself out as a Trump adviser on Russia policy. He’d been on the team for seven

by @SethAbramson

(THREAD) It’s now almost certain Papadopoulos *wore a wire* during the last 90+ days. Here are the implications. Hope you’ll read and share. 1/ The FBI arrested Papadopoulos on July 27th, 2017. 2/ Papadopoulos plead guilty to Making False Statements

by @SethAbramson

Yahoo! News is confirming what I’ve said here: Clovis assembled the NatSec team, and Manafort is the person quoted in the footnote on pg. 8. 2/ But Isikoff helps tremendously by distinguishing between Clovis and Sessions— Papadopoulos’ 2 supervisors.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

(THREAD) This is an *itemized list* of every lie Sarah Huckabee Sanders told America on behalf of the President in her press briefing today.

by @SethAbramson

(THREAD) Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are now indicted. This thread analyzes legal and political aspects of their indictment and surrender. 1/ Draw no conclusion from the two being allowed to surrender rather than being arrested at home/work. It ofte

October 28, 2017 by @SethAbramson:

FWIW, all the backchannel buzz—and what clues we have—suggest (a) a Flynn flip and indictment, (b) Jared is closer to arrest than we think. 2/ Certainly, the insane response to yesterday’s news from Gorka, Trump, Hannity and Stone suggests more than

October 23, 2017 by @SethAbramson:

(THREAD) This thread shows how Trump aided (18 U.S.C. § 2) Russian computer fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1030)—an impeachable offense. Please retweet. 1/ 18 U.S.C. § 2 prohibits aiding, abetting, or procuring a crime against the U.S. The penalty is the same as

by @SethAbramson

Just 17 days after his hire, Trump sent self-admitted Kremlin agent Papadopoulos to Israel to talk Russia policy: 2/ So on March 31st, 2016, Trump learns Papadopoulos is a Kremlin agent. He immediately puts him on Russia policy (not actually his area

October 22, 2017 by @SethAbramson

The critical question in the Russia probe right now is whether the president got George Papadopoulos his job on the campaign’s NatSec team. 2/ The only explanation for a new college grad with no experience being on that team—with generals and admiral

October 19, 2017 by @SethAbramson

Knowing all we do now, this may be the most damning story *ever written* on Trump and Russia. I hope you’ll RT it. 2/ I assume investigators will be asking if anyone in this story was with Sessions when he met Kislyak in September to negotiate sancti

by @SethAbramson

As near as I can tell, every single public statement made by Trump’s campaign about this March 31, 2016 meeting at the TIHDC has been a lie. 2/ The witnesses disagree on how Trump reacted to Papadopoulos’ suggestion. They say Sessions shot it down bu

by @SethAbramson

(THREAD) BREAKING: The thesis discussed at the link below has been confirmed—and it’s a smoking gun on collusion. 1/ The September thread above strove to prove that Trump knew Putin wanted to negotiate with his campaign on March 31st, 2016 at the lat

October 17, 2017 by @SethAbramson

I’m at a loss: Sessions made *big* news today—he spoke to Kislyak about sanctions at the RNC *and* in September—and no one is discussing it. 2/ And *all the Democrats had to do* was ask Sessions what Trump knew *when he was a candidate*—not privilege

by @SethAbramson

BREAKING: Sessions admits under oath he discussed Trump’s Russia policy in a long-undisclosed—lied about—September ’16 meeting with Kislyak. 2/ That Sessions discussed Russia policy with Kislyak is something I wrote about here three months ago, but i

by @SethAbramson

Hannity is DANGEROUS—he pretends to be in media while acting as a Trump adviser and surrogate. RETWEET if you agree. 2/ I don’t care about Hannity’s opinions—he can believe what he likes. But pretending to be in the media while advising Trump is VERY

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