EXCLUSIVE: Mueller's star witness says cooperating in the Russia probe was like 'political waterboarding' and wants Trump to pardon him

Source: Business Insider - View Original Article
Published: Oct 13, 2020
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Bias Rating:

82% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 82% Liberal:

  • 2 negative sentiments for Criminal justice


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93% "Former deputy Trump campaign chairman Rick Gates struck a somber tone in the summer of 2018 when he testified against his former boss and ..."
89% "That ending had been disproven by the FBI back in August 2017.""
84% "Based on the information I had at the time, when I decided to plead guilty, I made the best decision I could for my ..."
71% "But Gates struck a different chord in his upcoming book, Wicked Game:""
69% "It's been a difficult journey, but I want people to understand the truth, and frankly, I don't think this type of special counsel investigation ..."
-78% "The best the Mueller Report would offer was a potential case for obstruction of justice, which Mueller himself wasn't willing to prosecute; obstruction of ..."
-82% "I mean, I'm not --""
-85% "Their target was clearly the president, he said.""
-86% "Mueller also did not make a traditional prosecutorial judgment on whether Trump obstructed justice, citing a 1973 Office of Legal Counsel memo saying a ..."
-93% "But prosecutors documented 11 potential instances that could rise to the level of obstruction and wrote that Trump's many attempts to exert control over ..."


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

14% : Mueller also did not make a "traditional prosecutorial judgment" on whether Trump obstructed justice, citing a 1973 Office of Legal Counsel memo saying a sitting president cannot be indicted.
22% : The best the Mueller Report would offer was a potential case for obstruction of justice, which Mueller himself wasn't willing to prosecute; obstruction of justice for a case that never should have moved forward in the first place."
93% : Former deputy Trump campaign chairman Rick Gates struck a somber tone in the summer of 2018 when he testified against his former boss and mentor, Paul Manafort, and admitted to a judge, jury, and packed courtroom that he committed crimes at Manafort's direction.
89% : That ending had been disproven by the FBI back in August 2017.
84% : Based on the information I had at the time, when I decided to plead guilty, I made the best decision I could for my family."
71% : But Gates struck a different chord in his upcoming book, "Wicked Game:
69% : "It's been a difficult journey, but I want people to understand the truth, and frankly, I don't think this type of special counsel investigation should ever happen again to any American."
18% : I mean, I'm not --
15% : I know the mistakes I made, and I'm not countering anything.
15% : When asked how he squares admitting to his crimes with the claim that Mueller ran an illegitimate investigation, Gates said that the FBI and Justice Department "aren't corrupt by nature, but obviously there are a few bad apples.
15% : "Their target was clearly the president," he said.
7% : But prosecutors documented 11 potential instances that could rise to the level of obstruction and wrote that Trump's many attempts to exert control over the Russia probe failed largely because his aides refused to carry out his orders.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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