Paul Manafort found guilty of 8 criminal charges, while Michael Cohen pleads guilty

Paul Manafort Found Guilty In Eight Counts Of Fraud **FILE PHOTOS**

We have to take good days when they come in these troubled times. Tuesday, August 21 2018 was a good day. I took my car in for its annual inspection (clean bill of health), I had an amazing lunch at a great wing joint (sooooo good), and I even had time to take a little disco nap. I awoke from my gentle disco slumber to read this spectacular piece of news: Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight criminal counts. The jury could not agree to a verdict on ten additional charges, but with these eight guilty verdicts, Manafort could end up in prison for something like 8-10 years. He’s 69 years old. On the other ten criminal charges, the judge declared a mistrial. I assume that the prosecution will start anew with those charges and that Manafort will be back in a courtroom soon.

Trump’s reaction was… interesting, I guess. I mean, I still don’t believe that Trump even understands the size and scope of Bob “Sexual Dynamite” Mueller’s investigation. Trump told reporters: “Paul Manafort is a good man…this has nothing to do with Russian collusion. I feel badly for Paul, he worked for Bob Dole…he worked for Reagan.” And he worked for you too, BIGLY.

And then, if Tuesday wasn’t full of enough Christmas-in-August cheer, Michael Cohen was in court in New York, pleading guilty to about a bajillion charges and tentatively entering into some kind of plea deal.

President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Manhattan courthouse to eight violations of banking, tax and campaign finance laws, telling a federal judge that he worked to silence two women before the 2016 election at the direction of then-candidate Trump. Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making a false statement to a bank and two campaign finance violations: making an unlawful corporate campaign contribution and making an excessive campaign contribution.

“Guilty, your honor” Cohen said eight times as Judge William H. Pauley III read the counts.

When it came to the campaign finance violations, Cohen implicated the president directly. He told the court that that he worked with Trump pay off two women to keep their stories of alleged affairs with Trump from becoming public before election day.

Cohen told the court that “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” he and the chief executive of a media company worked in the summer of 2016 to keep an individual publicly disclosing information that could harm the candidate. And he said he worked “in coordination” with the same candidate to make a payment to a second individual.

“I participated in this conduct…for the principal purpose of influencing the election,” he said.

[From WaPo]

Michael Cohen stood in court and told the judge that he committed crimes on behalf of his boss during the election. Just for these charges alone – the ones for which he pled guilty – Cohen could face 46 to 63 months in prison. Sentencing will come in December, but many expect Cohen to cut some kind of massive deal with both federal and state prosecutors. I would imagine that any deal would involve jail time, but not as much as he deserves.

It was a good day.

Paul Manafort sports jailhouse jumpsuit, scruff at new lockup

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To Eight Charges

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  1. Astrid says:

    I’m absolutely giddy!

  2. Who ARE these people? says:

    Yay. Now what?

    Imperative to block Kavanaugh nomination.

    • Jenns says:

      You watched how fast the Republicans will move to confirm him. There is no way he’s not getting through now.

    • lucy2 says:

      The hypocrisy of that is mind blowing, but not surprising. Obama wasn’t allowed to appoint Garland because he was towards the end of his presidency, but this turd is A-OK to appoint 2, when he very well could have a case against him that court would be looking at?!

    • Jan90067 says:

      There should NEVER be any consideration, esp. if Dump is named as an “unindicted co-conspirator” (and even if he’s not!). Plus the fact there are *how many* filings that Republithugs are hiding about Kavanaugh’s rulings? This alone should nullify it.

      Didn’t Dems file a FOIA to get the papers?

      I’M going to a fund raiser for Dems/Ted Lieu this Sunday….can’t wait to hear what he has to say about all this!

  3. Digital Unicorn says:

    Indeed, I fully expect EZ to be tweeting a storm today to distract from this, esp about Cohen admitting to breaking the law under orders from the Orange Sh!tstain. Wonder how the deplorables are reacting to this – probably sticking their fingers in the ears.

    Its now VERY important to block that supreme court nominee. Trump and GOP will be even more desperate to push this through no matter what it costs.

    • Lightpurple says:

      They’re claiming that Cohen is going to prison for something that isn’t a crime, that Obama did it too, and that Democrats are responsible for the murder of Mollie Tibbets.

      • Esmom says:

        And chanting “Lock her up” at the rally last night.

        I had to just laugh at the deplorables on my FB feed expressing so much sadness and faux outrage about Mollie Tibbets. I cannot, cannot believe the loyalty Trump seems to elicit from people he would never, ever give a crap about.

      • Missy says:

        I bet none of those people had one thought in their head about Mollie until hey heard it as an illegal that killed her

      • Millenial says:

        Pretty much. Last night, amidst the news dump about Manafort and Cohen, Fox News was wall-to-wall coverage that an undocumented immigrant killed Mollie Tibbetts. Which is horrible and I feel terrible for her family and friends, but that crowd is either completely unaware that their Glorious Leader committed crimes or they just don’t care, because they are hypocrites and now they can focus their impotent rage on “illegals” because one killed a young innocent white woman

      • Mac says:

        Trump is obstructing justice in plain sight as he tweets about what a good man convicted felon Manafort is and how unfairly he has been treated. Why not just tweet that he will pardon him?

      • Kitten says:

        Nevermind the fact that Mollie Tibbet’s murderer worked at a farm owned by Dane Lang, who is related to Craig Lang, the former president of both IA Board of Regents and a IA Farm Bureau Federation and a 2018 Republican candidate for secretary of agriculture. Craig’s brother is also a co-owner of Yarrabee Farms.

        So this is yet another reason why ICE should be targeting the EMPLOYERS of undocumented immigrants instead. But the GOP will never do that, because that would mean targeting their friends.

        Oh, and f*ck ICE.

    • notasugarhere says:

      They need that Freedom of Information request granted, so Dems can prove K lied under oath to Congress. Not that that will stop the Republicans from shoving him through anyway.

      • jwoolman says:

        How hard could it be to find a competent middle-of-the-road spotless candidate for the SCOTUS that everybody can agree on? Why keep nominating problematic people for this and other positions?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Because the Repuglicans (typo but I’m keeping it for the pugnacious and repugnant aspects) want an extremist Right Winger who will roll back Roe v Wade and any number of other things.

    • Loras says:

      Deplorables busy going on about the illegal alien and the girl that got killed.

  4. mia girl says:

    I’d almost forgotten how normal feels. You know, a normal world where truth really is truth, where justice and fairness prevail. I’d almost forgotten how optimism feels.

    It was a good day.

  5. RBC says:

    45 must be having a off the charts temper tantrum at the moment. Can’t imagine what it must be like to work there today. Wonder what he will do to distract everyone from this news?

    • Jenns says:

      While I have my issues with Maggie Haberman, she made a really good point yesterday that Trump is at his most dangerous when he’s back into a corner. After three days of rage tweeting, he’s been totally silent so far this morning. So God only knows what he could pull next.

      • RBC says:

        That is what worries me. When he is silent , something is brewing. He is impulsive and could pull some stunt to make himself appear to be a “in control president”

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Can you imagine the jeopardy that anyone who works for Trump must feel right now? Or anyone who worked directly with Manafort and/or Cohen? If they were wise, they would be lawyering up and spilling the beans to Mueller. They have to realize that the staff will pay for Trumps crimes.

      • jwoolman says:

        Tiffany- yes, dozens of people went to prison for the Watergate affair but President Nixon wasn’t one of them. Even John Dean spent 18 months in Witness Protection. People need to study history better.

  6. Belluga says:

    You know what Cohen’s plea means? It means that Trump is on tape conspiring to commit a felony.

    Raise a glass or sixteen!

    • Missy says:

      That’s what I’m thinking too. If Cohen pled guilty and said trump told him to do it, he must have proof. The fact that no trump supporters realize this is ridiculous. You don’t plead guilty to something that isn’t actually a crime. Idiots

      • notasugarhere says:

        They realized it and they don’t care. We’ve all *known* the facts of this, the tape was heard months ago. Now the facts are proven, they’ll still support him. As long as Republicans have the power, they get to gut all environmental laws, make money off their tax cuts, and get their Supremes.

        Nothing will stop this except a Blue Wave in November. Independents and Greens need to realize that and stop their games. If they keep pushing, they’ll be to blame if there is a Red Wave in November.

      • Aren says:

        Exactly what notasugarhere said. They’ll change all their arguments to fit any narrative as long as it supports their white supremacy ideals.
        But opinions don’t matter, facts do.

    • Mac says:

      Cohen says he won’t take a pardon from Trump, but I bet he will take one from Pence.

  7. Lightpurple says:

    And the MAGATS & Trumpets are all over the place screaming that what Cohen did wasn’t a crime, that this is just a big set up, that Mueller has gone beyond his mandate of searching for Russian collusion so both Manafort & Cohen should go free, that Obama broke campaign finance laws, and whatabout Mollie Tibbets being killed by an illegal alien? The exploitation of that woman’s death by the MAGATs is disgraceful

    • MaryContrary says:

      One of my dear friends is a Fox watching Republican. She was all over social media yesterday talking about that poor young woman’s death.

    • Beth says:

      MAGAts chanting “Lock her up!” at last nights pep rally made me wonder if those clowns even knew about Manafort or Cohen. I wanted to smack Rick Santorum when he pivoted the subject from Cohen and Manafort, to Tibbets and illegal immigrants. When things look bad for them, Trumpsters have no problem using the death of an innocent person as a shiny object distraction

      • Esmom says:

        They knew. I saw a reporter outside the rally trying to ask them about it. As usual, they adhered to the Fox News narrative.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      Fox News online led with the story about Molly Tibbett being killed by an illegal alien. So typical of The MAGA crowd. Ignore, deny or deflect anything bad (but true) about Trump.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Obama did it too? I haven’t heard that one yet. I don’t see what the argument would be there? How can they possibly think that (even wrongly)? What incidents are they using?

      The Mollie Tibbitts thing really p*sses me off. You can’t prove that any changes to immigration law (or ICE or a wall) would have prevented that “illegal” immigrant from being here “illegally”. It’s just stoking anger over a problem (Undocumented immigrants who kill) that in the grand scheme is not that widespread and isn’t really fixable.

      It’s like the MAGAts think following immigration law means you’re less likely to murder. Or that it makes murder more acceptable? So dumb. And proves these people aren’t really interested in having folks do things right in terms of immigration. What they really want is no brown people. Or black people. Or people of any color.

      • Missy says:

        You don’t remember when Obama had his gangster lawyer use campaign funds to pay off the strippers he had affairs with? Lol

    • notasugarhere says:

      Interview on BBC today with evangelicals in Tennessee. Polling numbers show Evangelicals are now the ones who think someone’s personal life (Playboy models, affairs) *does not matter* in politics. As long as they get their Supremes they will support Drumpf no matter what.

  8. MaryContrary says:

    Not to be Debbie Downer, but where do we go from here? Trump isn’t going to be indicted. The Republicans in Congress still have no spine. He still has his base.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Another one of them was charged with campaign finance violations yesterday

      • Rapunzel says:

        LOL at the fact that both of the first two Republican congressman to support Trump has been indicted for campaign $ violations.

        And now we know why they were supporting Trump.

      • HOLLy hobby says:

        #3 is Keebler himself. The one indicted for campaign fraud reps San Diego. For all that is good and hold please replace this turd.

    • lucy2 says:

      VOTE. Vote, vote, vote. Help Democrat candidates, donate or volunteer if you can, or help with get out the vote initiatives.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes. I’ve been phonebanking to help flip IL-06 and it’s really enjoyable. On those nights I go home feeling uplifted and positive, even if only briefly. It’s more fun with a group but people with little time can do it on their own when they get a few minutes of spare time. Easy peasy and it works!

      • Kitten says:

        That’s awesome, Esmom, good for you!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      1. Vote so Dems take over the House and possibly Senate in November.
      2. Repeat the mantra that the GOP is the Party of Corruption.
      3. Trump becomes a lame duck president in the last two years of his presidency.
      4. Dems win presidency in 2020 because the GOP stench of corruption won’t rub off.
      5. Dems will be in power and get control over redistricting efforts after 2020 census.

  9. Beth says:

    Who’s next?!

  10. Pamm says:

    Will Congress impeach him? The Republicans have no plans of doing so, the only hope is if the disorganized Dems win majority in Congress during the mid term elections.

    • jwoolman says:

      I wonder if Trump will end up indicted anyway as POTUS? I don’t think we’ve ever had this big of a crook in the office before. I’m sure Mueller has loads of money laundering evidence directly for Trump and his progeny.

      Bill Clinton’s crimes were so minor in comparison and the House impeached him while the Senate acquitted. Nixon’s crimes were serious, but he was convinced to resign before impeachment.

      Trump may very well be afraid to resign and lose whatever protection the Presidency offers him, because he has state and federal prosecutors ready to pounce on crimes that he has been engaging in for many years, plus of course that little collaborating with a hostile foreign power thing to win an election. Maybe he thinks that because Reagan got away with trading arms for hostages and convincing the Iranians to hold on to the Embassy hostages for many months longer just to win an election – he can get away with his Putin love also.

    • Beth says:

      It’s pathetic that Congress will waste time and money to impeach a guy for fibbing about blow jobs, but will do nothing about Trump, who is a proven liar and criminal who’s putting our democracy in danger

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I don’t think they will impeach him for this. But if it is conclusively proven in dramatic fashion that he conspired with Russia to commit election fraud, I think it could be a possibility then.

    • jwoolman says:

      Actually, disorganization of the Democrats is a feature, not a bug. It’s like with cats. Love them and can’t live without them, but am really glad they don’t have opposable thumbs or work all that well in packs.

      My observation over many decades has been that while attacks on civil liberties can occur with a Democrat in charge, just as they can also be corrupt, they are not anywhere near as organized and persistent about it as the Republicans when Republicans are in charge. We are simply safer with disorganized Democrats. Organization is fine at the very local level when ordinary citizens are doing it, but we need things to be looser at the top to be safer. Also makes it more likely that there will be a sufficient number of honest people to counteract the dishonest ones.

      Imagine if the Trump White House was full of very competent crooks rather than the disorganized each-one-out-for-themselves gang of crooks there now. A competent and organized Trump Administration would be the real nightmare.

      We are very lucky that Trump is not the great businessman that he claims to be but rather is a bumbling failure who isn’t living under a bridge because when his dad’s money ran out to bail him out of the consequences of his stupid decisions, he simply shifted over to engaging more in illegal activities such as routine money laundering. His enterprises aren’t very profitable because they don’t have to be. They are just fronts.

  11. boredblond says:

    Moron-in-chief will only be concerned about Cohen, because that’s about him, and his dirty history. I wanna feel relieved, but until Cohen gives it all up and there’s a dem Congress to actually bring sanity back, I still worry.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    I want to be more excited about this, but the last two years have taught me not to assume that the law is going to work the way it is supposed to whenever one of this monster’s cronies are involved.

    Manafort’s mug shot shows the face of a man who knows he isn’t going to be in jail for long.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I was happy for a few seconds yesterday but it didn’t take long to feel uneasy and pessimistic again.

  13. Eric says:

    Emperor Zero, in the symbolic card game he’s playing with Mueller and the SDNY, drew a dead-mans hand of a pair of 8s.

    It was a blessed day and one incredible hour of time yesterday!

  14. Jenns says:

    I rarely get excited about these things, but yesterday between 4:08pm and 4:45pm was pretty awesome. I love watching the part of “Law and Order” spin in circles like a dog on the rug with an itchy butt trying to rationalize all of this.

    And while I have no idea what this means in the long run, I do think this is just the tip of the iceberg.

    • Christin says:

      I was telling someone yesterday about what a Bigly bad afternoon it had been for the gang of cons. The response was, this is only what we know. Imagine what else there is, and how much more may not ever be known. These people have been involved in questionable activities for decades.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Part of me thinks this is why Manafort didn’t plead. He gets a Federal pardon from Drumpf, and even if convicted on state charges? Time in a US prison is better than what he faces from his Russian puppet masters.

      • Christin says:

        One silver linings in PM’s legal situation are that he had a seemingly favorable judge and non-sequestered jury in this case and was still found guilty on various counts. He faces a more significant set of charges next month, so this trial run may not bode well for his chances.

        Bigly has tried to distance himself from the fact PM was head of his campaign. Will be interesting to see what he does next.

      • Nic919 says:

        Manafort has another trial waiting for him in DC next month. A pardon at this point wouldn’t clear him for those charges.

      • jwoolman says:

        Not only did Manafort get guilty verdicts on 8 charges – he got a hung jury on the remaining 10. No acquittals. He can be tried again on the 10 counts the jury couldn’t agree on.

        If the prosecution figures out what kept the jury from agreeing (this is a complex case and they were concerned about reasonable doubt issues), they might figure out how to explain things better the next time. Preet Bharara says they may or may not decide to try him again, depending on what happens with the second trial and with Trump’s itchy pardoning fingers. But Manafort does have that hanging over him.

        And if Trump leaves the White House due to resignation, skipping out to Dubai to live in unextradited exile, getting carried out in a strait jacket, etc. — doubt very much that Pence would pardon any of these characters. He might pardon Trump if necessary to avoid messes for the Republican Party, but he probably has no personal stake in the rest.

        I never did understand how Ford managed to issue an all-encompassing pardon for “any crimes he may have committed” for Nixon. I suspect it wasn’t actually legal but everybody was just tired of it all and were glad to have a reasonably honest guy in the White House. That actually was the reason Ford did it – time to move on. But Trump is a whole different class of crook compared to Nixon. He has certainly been a large-scale money launderer for decades. He also has been engaging in deliberate attempts to stop investigation of himself and tamper with juries and witnesses. I don’t know how Pence feels about that, in addition to Trump’s repeated unfaithfulness to his wife.

  15. Rapunzel says:

    Cohen’s lawyer is apparently saying that Cohen will spill everything he knows about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. This is definitely going to be a problem for Trump.

    • Christin says:

      Davis said last night that MC has information about the candidate knowing in advance about hacking activity. I truly hope he has proof of that.

      Legal experts are saying it’s early to know what kind of information MC has, or what deal he may get, because he’s only been talking to feds for a week. He’s going to have a credibility challenge, plus I still don’t completely trust him. He could still be trying to get help from his Daddy Figure.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The VF reporter who is close to him? She said it may be because his wife’s name and signature could be on many of the documents. He might be pleading in exchange for no charges being filed against her.

      • Christin says:

        Emily seems to have a hotline to MC, so that is an interesting twist. It could be the home equity line he/they obtained under false pretenses to pay off Stormy.

      • Giddy says:

        I also saw Davis saying that last night. I absolutely can’t imagine that he would say that unless there is proof that Trump had prior knowledge of the hacking.There is a world of difference between Lanny Davis and Rudy Giuliani, thank heavens. The Orange Blob better look out, a freight train is coming to run him over!

      • Lady D says:

        I read an article this morning where Cohen stated he would “refuse a pardon from the criminal” He’s rather adamant that he isn’t taking anything from Trump.

    • Dara says:

      Cohen may also be a bigger problem for the entire Republican party. After Trump took office, Cohen was Deputy Finance Chair of the Republican National Committee for over a year. He knows where their money comes from and what it is was used for.

  16. IlsaLund says:

    I guess I should be thankful for conviction on eight counts but was hoping for more. Now, we’ll have to see what kind of sentence the pro Trump judge hands down and whether/when Orangino will play the pardon card. The good thing is Manafort still faces trial in D.C. and he won’t have as easy a time with the judge interfering in the case.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      Trump doesn’t have to pardon him to keep him quiet. Manafort is in so deep with the Russians outside of his relationship with 45 that Putin could “quiet” him in another way, if you catch my meaning. I think the threat of THAT is going to keep Manafort quiet.

    • Dara says:

      Methinks the next trial is going to be a doozy. He was convicted to tax fraud and bank fraud in this trial, the one coming up will be for money laundering and being an unregistered agent of a foreign government, those sound like far more serious crimes to me and CNN reports that Mueller’s prosecutors have a sh*t-ton of evidence they want to present. https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/16/app-politics-section/mueller-manafort-evidence-next-trial/index.html This is also the case where he was accused of witness tampering, which tells me Manafort is more frightened of this case than the other.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        This.

        They are NOT done with him, and maybe he will be motivated to cooperate more now.

      • Nic919 says:

        Manafort would be smart to flip and get witness protection. The Russians will likely poison him because he knows too much.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      @IslaLund – don’t be too discouraged. The other 10 counts were declared a mistrial under the judge. That doesn’t mean he is innocent/not guilty of those crimes. It means that the prosecutors can RE-TRY those 10 counts with a DIFFERENT jury and judge. So he is not totally off the hook for that.

      Sept. trial is going to be so much worse because it WILL tie to the campaign and Bigly directly, I have a feeling that this trial was just a warm up.

  17. Lightpurple says:

    Orange Dotard just tweeted that if you’re looking for a good lawyer, don’t hire Cohen. The day’s shenanigans have begun.

  18. why? says:

    What will the Dotard and his administration do to distract? Start a war? Cultural war? Take away more security clearances?

    Manafort was found guilty of 8 out of 10 counts. Analysts are saying that it’s unlikely that Mueller will retry him on the 10 mistrial counts(most were related to the crimes he committed with Rick Gates), so Judge Ellis’ attempts to tank the case succeeded on those counts. Could Mueller file charges against Judge Ellis because his comments about Rick Gates(he said Rick Gates was doing these crimes all on his own and that Manafort had no idea what he was doing as if he was working for the defense) clearly played a major role on the decision that the jurors made in regards to those 10 counts. When the prosecutors asked that Judge Ellis’ make a statement to the jurors about the comments he made about Rick Gates, the judge said that he had a right to do that and that he didn’t do anything wrong. What the press should be concerned with is what Judge Ellis will do when it comes to sentencing Manafort. Will he try to interfere like he did during Manafort’s trail?

    Why does the press keep saying that Manafort’s lawyer didn’t say that they would appeal? When he said that Manafort was evaluating all of his options, it’s clear that he meant they would appeal. Manafort may not please guilty because his fear of what the Russians can do to him and his family is greater than his fear of the court system.

    Why are Donny D and that reporter from Vanity Fair always making Cohen out to be the victim? They claimed that Cohen just met with prosecutors, but Lawrence pointed out last night that Cohen has been making trips to DC. Cohen keeps leaking that he is cooperating and wants to make things right for his family, but like Rachel said, if he was really serious about cooperating why hasn’t he given the special master the password to his blackberry?

    Why does the press keep giving Rudy, Kellyanne, and Sarah Lieabee a platform to spew their lies?

    • Christin says:

      Donny and Emily are basically his PR people. They say the same lines over and over — he has a family; he’s ready to do the right thing. They’ve said that for months. One Morning Joe legal expert panelist called out the nonsense this morning (with both Donny and Emily appearing on the same panel). He doesn’t fully trust MC, and neither do I.

  19. Rapunzel says:

    He’s now Tweeting like a mob boss about Manafort, praising him for not “breaking”

  20. Case says:

    We’re now exiting The Empire Strikes Back and entering Return of the Jedi, I hope.

    • Annie says:

      Lol! Just the other day when I was talking politics with my kids, I explained to them that the Republicans are the Sith and we are the Jedi. 😝

  21. Sam says:

    Manafort is looking at 80 years not 10. He will probably spend the rest of his life in prison.

  22. Fluffy Princess says:

    On an amusing note, Stormy Daniels sent out a tweet after Cohen’s guilty pleas that said,
    “How do you like me now?” I was LMAO!

    Also, Michael Avenatti has been 100% on everything so far. He said Cohen would flip within 90 days and he did. He also said that all the “stays” on Stormy’s case will be lifted now and that they can proceed with both the criminal and civil trials. He said he is coming for the President and he WILL depose him for his case and will do all he can to help end this “dumpster fire presidency.” He laughed at Guiliani and told him, “I told you to Buckle up Buttercup” because we aren’t going away.

    Cohen’s atty was on cable news last night saying that Cohen WANTS to talk to Mueller and that he has lots of evidence to share. . .and that yes, EZ was definitely the “unindicted co-conspirator” named in the 8 guilty pleas.

    I know Manafort and Cohen were the big Biggies yesterday, but Republican Rep Duncan Hunter (R-San Diego, Ca) and his wife who are HUGE Bigly supporters were also indicted yesterday on Bank Fraud and misusing campaign funds to support a lavish life style that they couldn’t afford. The indictment was 47 pages long! Hunter immediately threw his wife under the bus and said it was all her fault…such a nice man.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Don’t know why, there’s no sun up in the sky, “STORMY WEATHER”….
      I would love to hear Alec Baldwin sing that song in Trump character.

  23. adastraperaspera says:

    We were on our way home after 4PM when the news started rolling in. I almost drove off the road! Delicious! Step by step the Law will close in on all of them. Slowly, but surely!

  24. Kat says:

    If they lose either chamber in Congress after the midterms, Republicans will throw Trump under the bus. They will not lift one finger to impeach him or compel his resignation otherwise. They will not even criticize him, no matter how compelling the evidence of criminality. The GOP is and will continue to be complicit unless there is a massive change in November. Vote, people. (On another note, I appreciate the irony that Republicans would impeach a president for lying about a blow job, and now they bury their heads in the sand when allegations of campaign violations resulting from the pay-off of women alleging sexual misdeeds are lodged against one of their own.)