Update: We’ve been informed that Senator Ed Markey was using Palmer Report as his source. He’s since clarified that he got this from us and not through his own Senate intelligence channels. We stand by our original reporting and sourcing on the matter, which has since been corroborated by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow (link). Several newspapers and online news outlets who were late to the grand story have since tried to cover for their poor reporting by falsely attacking Palmer Report, falsely attacking our sources, falsely attacking Senator Markey, and falsely accusing us of being “fake news” in libelous fashion. We’re pursuing all appropriate legal remedies against the news outlets in question – all of whom have shredded their trustworthiness in the process.
Original story follows:
For weeks, Palmer Report has been bringing you the story of multiple federal grand juries already underway in Eastern Virginia in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, a fact which was finally acknowledged by CNN last night. We’ve also been bringing you the story of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s own case against Trump – and now a U.S. Senator has confirmed that a grand jury is also underway in that New York Case.
The revelation comes from U.S Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, who conducted a television interview about the matter and then posted it to his own official Twitter account today. At around the 1:40 mark of the interview, Senator Markey first confirms what was already known: “Subpoenas have now been issued in Northern Virginia with regard to General Flynn and General Flynn’s associates.”
But then he adds the detail about the separate state level case: “a grand jury has been empaneled up in New York.” Our earlier reporting on this matter, based on sourcing first shared by Democratic insider Claude Taylor and later confirmed by Republican insider Rick Wilson, is that there are two separate federal cases underway regarding Donald Trump. One is a RICO (money laundering) case and the other is a FARA (foreign agent) case.
Taylor has gone on to reveal that New York AG Schneiderman is pursuing his own state level RICO case against Donald Trump and his organization and associates (link), and this appears to be the grand jury “up in New York” that Senator Ed Markey is now confirming. Watch the Senator reveal the New York grand jury information in the video below:
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 10, 2017
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