A Very Dark Cloud will follow President Donald Trump as he enters the Civic Center in Charleston,West Virginia in a few minutes where he plans to encourage voters to support Republican Candidates in the midterm elections.
Just a few hours ago, his former campaign chairman was convicted by a Virginia jury of eight unrelated felonies: Five counts of felony tax fraud, one count of failing to report a foreign bank account, and two counts of bank fraud. The 68 year old faces eighty years in jail.
Manafort is due back in court in Washington next month in Washington for a second trial centered on allegations of lying to the FBI, money laundering and foreign lobbying.
Michael Cohen accepted plea in the United States District Court in New York where he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of tax evasion,bank fraud and breaking campaign finance laws. He said that he arranged payments to two women“at the direction of the candidate” to secure their silence about affairs they said they had with Donald Trump. He went on to say the payments were “for the principle purpose of influencing the election”
Robert Mueller’s Witch Hunt has seen the conviction of Donald Trumps national security adviser Michael Flynn. George Papadopoulos ,a former foreign policy adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign. Alex van der Zwann at Dutch attorney he was charged for lying to federal investigators in the Russia probe. California resident Richard Pinedo who pled guilty to using stolen identities to set up the bank accounts in February. Deputy Campaign Chairman Rick Gates and his business partner and his former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and his long time personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen.
In the last few minutes in West Virginia. President Trump told reporters he feels “very badly” for him” (Paul Manafort) he called Manafort “a good man” He also said the charges had “nothing to do with Russian collusion,” which he called “a witch hunt and a disgrace.”
Will he go off script in West Virginia? Will he forget to endorse the candidates? At 4am should we expect a Twitter Storm? Will he call Michael Cohen a good man?
Its been one hell of a news day! News at eleven? How bout news in 15 minutes!
August 21, 2018 the day it sucked to be President Trump