Paul Manafort was the one to ‘squeal’ about Don Trump Jr’s Russian meeting

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Even though nuclear winter is fast approaching (Trump is tweeting about North Korea as I write this), I’m still feeling slightly optimistic. You know why? Because I am a believer in Robert Mueller. Call me crazy, tell me that my optimism is unwarranted and that we won’t even live to see the fruits of Mueller’s labor, I don’t care. It’s Mueller Time and I’m happy about it. To recap, Mueller’s investigation is so all-encompassing that he is looking into Donald Trump’s finances, Don Jr’s meeting with the Russians, the Mike Flynn saga (LOCK HIM UP), everything involving Jared Kushner, and of course, Paul Manafort. Manafort was Trump’s campaign manager last year, and Manafort was one of the first Russian-operative pennies to drop. Manafort has deep financial ties to Russia, and Manafort, it seems, is a snitch. Mueller has been all over Manafort, serving a pre-dawn search warrant on Manafort’s home last month. And now this:

Paul Manafort squealed to authorities about the now-infamous 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, Bloomberg reports in a piece about special counsel Robert Mueller putting the screws to the former Trump campaign manager. The revelation about the meeting, which Manafort attended, is buried in a story that emphasizes Mueller’s attempt to flip the 68-year-old Trump ally and make him an asset for the prosecution.

It’s unclear when Manafort told authorities about the meeting, which is a detail of some import. But if we assume Manafort tipped off investigators about the meeting before it became public last month, then he’s shown some openness to helping out the prosecution, which may give Mueller reason to believe he can be persuaded to fully switch sides.

That could explain why the special counsel is reportedly being so aggressive in his pursuit of Manafort’s records, sending grand jury subpoenas to banks, raiding his house, and expanding the probe to look into the business dealings of his business partner, Rick Gates, and his son-in-law.

Mueller’s investigation into Manafort was helped along by work done by former Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. When Bharara was fired in March, Mueller reportedly took over the probe into Manafort’s sketchy real-estate dealings in what appears to be an attempt to gain leverage over him.

As an anonymous source told Reuters a couple weeks back, “If Mueller’s team can threaten criminal charges against Manafort, they could use that as leverage to convince him to cooperate.” The revelation from Thursday’s Bloomberg report suggests it might already be working.

[From NY Magazine]

This is why I’m happy. We’re getting to the part of Trump-Russia investigation where insiders are snitching/squealing. We’re getting to the part where Manafort and maybe even Mike Flynn start throwing important people under the bus to save their own skins. Today it’s Manafort who squeals. Tomorrow it could be Precious Jared and Precious Ivanka. #TrumpImpeachmentParty y’all.

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  1. Lizzie says:

    the thing about surrounding yourself with people who are totally immoral is that they are completely immoral. once the snitching starts – it won’t stop. i don’t know if trump will end up in jail (so slippery) but i think sweet jared and don jr should start researching house arrest and the appeals process.

  2. teatimeiscoming says:

    Mueller is a total badass; I too hold some optimism that he’ll get his men. (And also end this embarrassing nightmare.)

    • still_sarah says:

      Yes, Mueller is bad ass but I think we have to remember that it was James Comey who really gave us this moment in time when he “leaked” his not-classified, not-privileged memo about meeting with Trump.

      Both of them are smart but more importantly they are patient. As a former lawyer, I can say that they are my heroes.

      • Janetdr says:

        I still blame Comey for this ridiculous mess that we are in but I have hopes that in the long, long haul we will be better off. I’m rooting for Muller to get to the bottom of all of it!

      • jwoolman says:

        JanetDR- Comey was trying to make things not as bad as they were going to be. Giuliani and Trump already knew about the emails found on the pervert’s laptop and were dancing around in glee about it. The whole thing was going to come out by the weekend and he was trying to get a moderating jump on it. Blame Congressional Republicans – they publicized his confidential letter, as he knew they would, but at least he was able to get ahead of Giuliani’s spin. Likewise in the summer, he felt he needed to publicly clear Hillary since she had been publicly investigated. He should have left off the opinionating, because Trump ran with it and twisted it. But at the time, Comey must have thought Hillary would win easily.

        Also blame voters who don’t think logically. Hillary was so obviously unafraid of what might be in those emails, she just asked that the FBI speed up the examination so their results could be released well before the election. Anybody with half a brain would have ignored Trump’s prancing around trying to claim it was a big deal. Besides, anybody who decided to vote for the corrupt demented idiot instead of the competent sane person based on that – well, they’re hopeless anyway and were totally unreliable in the voting booth.

        Also there is a good chance that Hillary really did win. She won the popular vote by a large margin. The electoral votes were won by Trump by such a tiny margin (80,000 votes different would have given it to Hillary) that just machine error could have done it. But recounts were blocked by Trump’s people.

        I do think our elections have been hacked since at least 2004. (Russians aren’t the only danger.) Obama simply managed to get big enough wins to outrun the hackers. This will continue until we insist in every state that every machine have paper backup that can be checked by the voter, plus hand recounts of those paper backups as a double check must be routine everywhere.

        I was angry at first with Comey, but now I see that he’s an actual honest man and was making tough between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place decisions to the best of his ability. It would go against his character to support Trump for President. My bet is that he voted for Hillary.

  3. IlsaLund says:

    None of those people (especially Trump) have an ounce of loyalty to anyone but themselves. Can’t wait for the sharks to start circling and eating each other. It’ll be like watching a piranha feeding frenzy.

  4. Rapunzel says:

    Manafort was likely on the phone w/ DT at the June 9th meeting. Once that’s confirmed, DT is toast.

    And DT is doing himself no favors by sending the Enquirer after Manafort.

  5. MarionC says:

    Much as I’d love to see Drumpf impeached, if he doesn’t get is all killed first, remember Pence is on deck. He is far more worrisome as he knows the system. Republicans would be overjoyed and more likely to get their racist, hate the poor and elderly, make the wealthy wealthier and put women back in their place agenda done.

    • HelloSunshine says:

      I’m finding it harder and harder to believe that Pence didn’t have a clue that sketchy stuff was going on (at this point I think he realized it was going on and is banking on it getting Trump out) but idk if they can prove that. And if that’s the case, we all need to keep calling, protesting, etc. If Pence becomes president, we’re definitely looking at going back to the dark ages because chances are, he’ll run in 2020 too.

      I’m really confused about the fact that this investigation seems to be touching many, many parts of the administration and how Pence could get out of it cleanly? If it’s proven without a doubt that Russia meddled to get Trump elected, doesn’t that invalidate the whole administration?

    • lightpurple says:

      I suspect there is dirt on Pence. However, yes, his policies are atrocious and would set us back centuries but he is not likely to start World War 3 or tear down our international reputation any further. He certainly won’t be appointing the likes of Princess Nagini to lead international delegations. He completely lacks charisma, doesn’t have much popular support and would face primary challengers if he were to run for the office in 2020. His own party dislikes him and he was going to be ousted in the primaries by his own party if he ran for re-election in Indiana. The GOP is so dysfunctional right now that they can’t get anything passed in the House or the Senate, no matter who is in the White House.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        I suspect there is dirt on Pence, too. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

      • Louisa says:

        I agree completely lightpurple. Until very recently I worried Pence would be even worse as without the chaos of Trump, the GOP policies could pass. However, this situation with NK is terrifying me and we need to get Trump out NOW. I’m worried though that it may be getting too late for Mueller to do anything. If we are in the middle of a full scale conflict, can anything be done to Trump? Genuinely asking because I really believe he knows Mueller is very close and this is the sole reason for his “fire and Fury” and “locked and loaded” rhetoric.

      • OhDear says:

        Pence was the head of the transition team, no? There’s no way that he at least didn’t know about some or all of the [doodoo] going on.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree with ya’ll that there is probably dirt on Pence. He was head of transition team, and at the very least I think he had to be in the loop on Flynn much earlier than he said he was.

        I also agree that while his politics are horrifying, he’s at least sane and responsible enough to not bring us to the bring of nuclear war with NK. He wouldn’t surprise the Pentagon with major changes to military policy via tweet.

        So, Pence might be an ass, but at least he doesn’t operate like a drunk driver.

    • jwoolman says:

      Pence is also so unlikeable that he couldn’t get re-elected governor in Indiana. Republicans avoided mentioning him in their 2016 campaigns. He will pursue the same awful policies as Trump, but he won’t have the core group of admirers that Trump has.

      So unpopular policies will send him downward fast, especially if he pursues repeal of the ACA which he has always hated. He refused federal money to expand Medicaid in Indiana and did not set up a state Exchange. He didn’t object when Anthem offered an apparently good policy on the federal exchange for Indiana (the only choice when I was looking) and then made it essentially a catastrophic policy only because they narrowed the network so much. Half of Indianapolis is out of network. So is our local hospital (serving seven counties) and virtually all local doctors. This is a state with average income $25,000 last time I looked. People here will be devastated by the jacked up insurance premiums without compensating subsidies.

      Pence also isn’t the brightest bulb on the tree. Trump just makes him look like a genius. But Pence is unlikely to blow up the planet and that’s the essential thing to remember. He won’t tweet us into wars.

      Really, we can’t continue with this corrupt ignorant dangerous narcissist in the White House because of fear of Pence. We can handle Pence if we have the will to do it.

  6. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Paul Manafort ratting out Ugly Son #1 backfired hard on him. That is probably why the raid happened; he was only telling partial truths. Him testifying and still being raided is saying a lot but leaves more questions. Did they outright catch him in a lie with the evidence that Mueller has? Thanks, Obama.

    So, Paul Manafort thought he was going to be selling Ugly Son #1 down the river for this meeting, but somehow save himself. How? He was there at the meeting with Ugly Son and Damien. Or maybe he gave up info on Jared too, but they are waiting to get more info to take Damien down too? I honestly didn’t think that Manafort would give up so soon. He has been working with Russian gangsters and supporting a lot of terrible things a good chunk of his adult life. What scared him so bad that he started spilling all the tea? Do they have proof that Trump knew about the meeting through phone or cell phone records or more emails?

    To be honest, I never saw him caving so soon. He has been a political operative for the Rethugs most of his adult life, so we know he doesn’t have morals. What did Robert Mueller or one of his lawyers say to this man to get him rollover and play along? Rachel Maddow mentioned that he has a new lawyer who specializes in tax and bank fraud and a whole host of money related expertise. Dump, Manafort, and co probably won’t be going down for treason but will go down for bank fraud and money laundering. I wonder if the government will try to seize all of the assets that Damien, Ivanka, Dump, and anyone else involved acquired while they were squatting in the Oval Office since they got in while committing a crime. That is one of Dump’s worse nightmares. I seriously need this to happen now.

    Lastly, f-ck Bernie Sanders and Bernie Bros, and people who voted for Jill Stein and the people who stayed home. No, none of those people were mentioned in this story… but my statement still stands.

    • Rapunzel says:

      AT- I think Manafort “cooperated” with Feds by spilling meeting. But Kush may have given Feds more deets which proved Manafort was holding back… perhaps holding back he was on the phone with DT? So Feds raid Manafort.

      My guess: Kush turns first. He know jail and will want to avoid it.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        So was Manafort holding back because of his fear of Putin or some other Russian coming after him? He isn’t doing it to protect Trump and co. out of loyalty. He has been in the game too long to have been so naive to think that he was going to get out of this unscathed.

        This is sort of off topic and further down the hill thinking: What would happen to Putin anyway if there is concrete evidence he had his fingers all over this? Not just the money stuff but possibly even changing votes or successfully tampering with machines so that they don’t work, coupled with the rethugs voter suppression campaign. What court would he even be tried in? Could he even be tried in court? Every superpower would have to be hauled in to this fictional court because they all meddle in elections throughout the globe for their own gains. His part in this is not going to go unchallenged forever.

      • Lynnie says:

        I don’t think he could be tried in any of those big international courts (the specific name escapes me right now), because the US never ratified or signed the agreement to be a part of it based on the fact we thought our institutions were strong enough to handle it (ha!). Realistically, I don’t think he would ever face justice in the traditional way due to his power. Maybe more sanctions if anything.

      • Imqrious2 says:

        Lynnie, the only problem with sanctions is that they never “hurt” those who did the deed…only the populace. Those in power are uber-rich, and won’t feel a thing.

    • lightpurple says:

      I suspect Manafort and Flynn have been trying to cave for months now but there is probably strong evidence of more wrongdoing than they are willing to admit so Mueller hasn’t given them anything.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        Makes sense. They won’t do anything without gaining something first. Evil but smart thinking. They started this because of their greed and selfishness. They are going down the same damn way.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        Flynn said months ago through his lawyer that he was seeking immunity in exchange for talking to Mueller and the gang. It was supposedly not offered BUT now I wonder if it was secretly offered to him and he secretly spilled everything. The problem for Trump’s gang is that once someone starts to talk to Mueller, he (Mueller) won’t need any of the others and the others will have nothing to bargain with.

    • Dahlia says:

      Those sort of comments about Sanders will contribute to the Dems continued losing. Both sides need to figure out how to work together/get along. Keep fighting one another, and alienating each other, keep losing. It’s simple. Hillary lost, not Bernie. Get over it, move on, or enjoy Republican rule ad infinitum.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        Wow, there are still people like you around chanting that same old song. You took the time out of your day to write that lame response. You should have just kept it to yourself. I am not a child and saying something like both sides need to figure out how to get along is something you say to a child, not an adult who has complex thoughts on a wide range of things, How are we supposed to learn to get along without talking?

        I am not even a Hillary fan but knew that she was the best option for the country since Bernie ‘not a dem” Sanders’ got trounced in the primaries. So you when you get over Bernie getting trounced in the primaries, I will get over white America f-cking over everyone else because they refuse to take off their privileged googles and vote for the best option, not the perfect option, the best option for everyone. Take off the entitled googles and grow up. Life aint’ perfect and neither are people. These purity tests that you people want others to take are garbage and will lead all of us left wingers back into the 1930s with no gay rights, roe vs wade overturned, and civil rights for non-whites overturned.

        Also, Bernie would have failed your purity test since he has taken money from large companies before. Yall want all cooperate funds out of politics but back a dude who took money from the parent company of Google and Amazon. He also voted for the crime bill that led to the mass incarceration of millions of black and brown people and has not introduced one single significant law that helps fix the problem that he helped cause to those millions of black and brown men and women. He still to this day cannot take about the intersection between race and economic inequality, even though his platform was about economic inequality between the 1% and the rest of America. He only knows how to talk about white Americans, which are not ALL AMERICANS.

        So, you get over it. America is not going to be whole if we only focus on the needs of the whites americans. White supremacy is going to be the death of this country not me venting at some of the entitled asses who helped caused Dumps rise to power. You people don’t give a damn about equality between races. You hever had to care and you more than likely never will care about what it is to be a minority in this country. If you did, you never would have let this happen. If you are a minority, shame on your for still keeping the special snowflake glasses on after everything that has happened so far. You should have seeen the enemy for who he is, swallowed your negative feelings (like I did) and voted for her. We could have been on our way to single payer, strengething voter rights, etc. Now, we are just holding our ankles and praying that Dump doesn’t get us all killed.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Bernie lost too. He lost in the primaries and no, they weren’t fixed against him. If Bernie bros bothered to read that whole chain of emails, it was decided to do nothing. He lost.

        The election ended 9 months ago. Children conceived that night are already living among us or about to be born. It is long since time to stop telling us we lost and time to start dealing with the monster who is playing Wag the Dog with a psychopath

      • CityGirl says:

        I can’t say it any better than AT who is spot on but the main point here is:
        Sanders DID NOT WIN THE PRIMARY and unless you wanted Trump to win, you MUST VOTE FOR WHOEVER WON THE PRIMARY!
        How hard is that? It’s difficult to admit your own culpability in what’s happened to our country, but it remains true.
        Now, what’s done is done ~ let’s all just hug it out and hope we don’t get nuked, ok?

      • IlsaLund says:

        @AT…👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

      • magnoliarose says:

        We could dissect the election forever and there were lies told by everyone, bad decisions, and interference. Blame the lazy people who didn’t bother to vote. Blame the infighting. Low Dem turnout. Voter suppression. Those are the people and things largely to blame. We all know by now the email was planted by the Russians and repeated just like the exaggerated Bernie Bros.
        I vote Dem but I am not a registered Dem. I can tell you the fastest way to lose and keep losing is to alienate Independents. The majority of Bernie voters like myself don’t deserve this constant derision when I voted for HRC in the main like a majority in my demographic did. She was a flawed candidate(not all of it was her fault) and that didn’t help inspire people to move off the sofa and vote.

        It means nothing anymore.

        2018 and Impeachment. Those are the issues. The Trumples will vote you count on it.
        FWIW Obama would have kicked his ass if he had been able to run. Small comfort but it is true.

      • Leslie says:

        @AT:

        The word you’re looking for is *goggles*.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “I wonder if the government will try to seize all of the assets that Damien, Ivanka, Dump, and anyone else involved acquired while they were squatting in the Oval Office since they got in while committing a crime.”

      This would be so DELICIOUS!!! Their “things” are the most important aspect of their lives, and to hit them there would be soul crushing.

  7. D says:

    He looks like he belongs on the Sopranos or in the Godfather, I keep expecting him to say “Bada bing!”

  8. kaye says:

    HURRY, MUELLER, HURRY!

    (holy smokes, these N. Korea tweets… we are all toast, aren’t we?)

    • Erica_V says:

      My sister came home from CA for Christmas last year. While we were chatting I told her that I believed the election of Cheeto was the catalyst for the end of life on this planet as we know it. She at the time told me that was crazy. She called me yesterday to say “I think you are right. I don’t think we’re ever going to come back from this.”

      I truly believe we are all completely fucked. Whether it be nuclear war, the removal of access to healthcare or climate change – we are all fucked and it’s not going to be in 100 or 200 or 300 years. I think it’s going to be much much sooner than that. I think most of us are going to be around to see our end. IMO day 1 of the beginning of the end was Nov 9th.

      Which is why I took out double my original plan on the loan for my wedding. F*ck it – I’m getting the big centerpieces.

    • jetlagged says:

      Here I was thinking we’d have to struggle through droughts and famines from escalating climate change for years before civilization as we know it finally tanked. Now it looks like I needn’t have worried, we’ll all be vaporized in WWIII or perish during the nuclear winter afterward.

  9. Dahlia says:

    I have difficulty understanding part of this. Where is the threat to Manafort and Trump’s kids when Trump can pardon any of them? I would think if push comes to shove with Manafort and potential charges from Mueller, all Trump has to do is sign a pardon and that’s the end of the threat, right? Am I misunderstanding something?

  10. Sarah says:

    My conspiracy theory is Manafort is already cooperating and they did the pre-dawn raid because needed a cover story as to how Mueller got docs that Manafort hadn’t turned over to Congress already.

  11. B n A fn says:

    I just looked at picture #2, Manafort is looking down and guilty about something and daughter is looking down and is not catching anyone’s eyes. They both looked guilty of something. I believe that’s about the time they were all colluding with Putin to steal the election from Hillary. Manafort better cooperate or he will be doing lots of years in jail like Jered’s father. He knows 45 will not cover him, he will throw him under the bus 🚌 in a heartbeat.

    • bros says:

      the daughters had their phones hacked at some point and there was a big long conversation about the $ he got from Russia to mess with Ukraine and how it was blood money. Manafort is a dirty dirty mercenary and there’s no way he is coming out of this unscathed. For any of you interested in watching how dirty Russia is, you must watch the new documentary on Netflix, Icarus. It’s an amazing must-see film. riveting. about the doping scandal in 2015, but it starts out as something completely different at first.

  12. KiddVicious says:

    I’ve noticed the Trump kids are keeping a low profile lately. It’s Melania we’re seeing sitting next to Trump at these vacation news briefs, not Ivanka. Maybe they’re securing safe passage to Russia.

    Someone here posted this link to how Putin operates http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/bill-browders-senate-judiciary-committee-hearing_uk_597ee55ce4b02a4ebb7675a6 Trump has to realize someone is going to die when he becomes useless to Putin. He’s in so deep there is nothing he can do now to stop this.

    • why? says:

      Jared was sitting across from Melanie and The King of Lies and Fake News during the “fire and fury” speech. For some reason, the press didn’t mention that he was there. It looked like Ivanka was sitting at the end of the table, next to Kelly. They are there, but for some reason, the press has been told to pretend that they aren’t there.

    • B n A fn says:

      ” He’s in so deep There are nothing he can do to stop this”. He can start a war and kill thousands or millions of innocent people just to keep his cheating, lying, conniving, dispictable, self from being exposed to the entire 🌎 world. Don’t put nothing pass this conman to protect himself and family.

      • KiddVicious says:

        I meant there was no way he could stop Putin’s actions. Once a money making scheme is blocked for Putin, someone dies. When Putin is close to being revealed in any of his schemes, people die.

        And I have no doubt Trump would start a war to distract the American people, but that doesn’t mean Mueller would be distracted. There are lawyers who gave up their million dollar salaries to help nail Trump to the wall, they’re in this until the end. I hope.

    • sunnydaze says:

      That hearing was EVERYTHING, btw. Highly recommend hitting youtube to watch in its entirety.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      That hearing was so important. I really hope the GOP members of Congress who were dragging their feet on this matter were paying attention. I hope they appreciate how serious this “Russia stuff” is.

    • magnoliarose says:

      You are right. It sounds outrageous but it is the truth. Who would be prosecuted? Tangerine is afraid and not just about finances. Take a good look at his posturing lately when Russia is brought up.

    • jwoolman says:

      President Tweeter had better start listening to Putin about North Korea. The Chinese and the Russians have a plan based on a carrot rather than on a stick that actually might work to slow down North Korean weapons development.

      President Tweeter doesn’t know this, with his complete lack of diplomatic skills, but you always have to come up with a face-saving solution to such conflicts if you want to resolve them without killing millions of people. And you don’t insult people and then expect them to do what you want. He’s used to dealing with family waiting for an inheritance and employees hoping to keep their jobs. But now he’s trying to bully people who don’t need him and his alleged money.

      But we need to really work on disarmament in general. This is simply not something optional. It’s unrealistic to think that other countries won’t work on nuclear weapons and long-range missiles as long as the US and the Russians have such large stockpiles of them. Why would anybody just let big bullies like the US and Russia have all those WMDs without trying to get a few themselves as deterrence?

      North Korea wants to toss missiles in the waters near Guam not because they intend to aim directly at Guam right now, but to prove they can do it if they want. It’s foolish to think that our President is somehow uniquely “safe” enough to have control of such weapons, and Trump certainly has made that point to any doubters. Even an initially rational President can become a Trump due to illness.

    • Bellagio DuPont says:

      @ Kiddvicious:

      I’ve been saying this for a while and probably sounding like a lunatic, but you guys in America are in a boat load of trouble……one of your chief enemies is Russia/Putin and he has your Commander-in-chief seriously compromised (that’s the most persuasive argument I can see for Trumps recent actions). He’s nothing short of a malignant cancer, you have to get him out immediately or watch the destruction metastasize and calcify.

      If you wanted Trump out in a month, you could. Just by putting an unprecedented, unholy amount of pressure on your republican representatives (both house and senate) to impeach. Noisy but coordinated daily rallies, demonstrations, town halls, etc. With Arab spring-esque energy.

    • Bellagio DuPont says:

      @Kiddvicious…

      Just read this article and meehhhnnn….lol. Just when you think “surely, this can’t get any worse…”

      HA-HA! It can!

      😳😳😳

  13. why? says:

    Who is the source who talked to Bloomberg and told them that it was Manafort who exposed Donald Jr’s meeting with the Russians? Jared? So has it been confirmed by anyone who isn’t a WH staff member, that it was Manafort who told on Donald Jr? The source could be Jared just trying to shift the blame and intimidate Manafort just like his father-in-law had his friend at the Enquirer run a cheating story on Manafort after the news about the raid came out.

  14. Sharon Lea says:

    Rachel Maddow promised to cover the Russian topic tonight on her Friday show. She does an excellent job of describing things chronologically.

  15. Holly hobby says:

    Oh I have total faith in Mueller. His name was the name I typed on criminal pleadings when I was working as a secretary for another agency (not USA office). Mueller was the Chief of the Criminal division when I was at this agency. He won a majority of his cases.

    One of his Untouchables specializes in getting suspects to sing like a bird so I guess that’s who’s been squeezing Manafort.

    Maybe that’s why orange pus is picking a fight with NK he thinks the end is near and he’s going to take us down with him. Selfish bastard.

  16. magnoliarose says:

    Someone called Central Casting asked for a villain type but make sure he is ridiculous looking with obviously dyed hair and let’s see…heavy on the sleaze.
    That is how Paul Mannafort came to be.

  17. jana says:

    Maybe this is why Melania always looks like she’s holding back barf…she knows they’re all about to be exposed as Russian loving grifters.