Holy shit. How weird would that be if Trump fled the country, set up in Russia and then acted like some resistance leader? You know his people would eat it up. What a bizarre idea.
Is the conspiracy charge against Manafort related to the campaign, or his own unregistered lobbying?
If he’d ended up in the general population for any significant amount of time he wouldn’t have died of old age but rather from a shiv or dose of agonising poison wielded by an incarcerated Russian “tourist.”
Ve thought ve vere on Alcatraz tour. Sorry for shiv in neck.
Apparently Manafort has agreed to answer Mueller’s questions without his attorney being present (presumably so information will not find its way back to Trump). Nice.
Hopefully it’s actual cooperation and not Ollie North style “cooperation”.
That photo of Manafort SO needs the Norman Bates, ‘I wouldn’t hurt a fly’ skull overlay.
The plea deal stipulates “successful” cooperation, so I doubt Manafort will be able to weasel out.
Oh, man. This just gets better and better. Unintelligible tweet storm in 3…2…1…
Oh, hummm, just a little something I need to check on today:
Ohhh… I just love it when one-word sites update.
I’m guessing he was fearing for his life and his family (probably in that order) and is just now starting to freak out.
I’m totally down with going after Pence next. Doesn’t mean we should hold off on impeaching Trump though.
Chances are good that he’s been splashed with plenty of shit from the ‘explosive diarrhea’ diaper that is 45’s presidency…
Yes, history doesn’t bode well for the VPs of disgraced former Presidents. Bill Clinton’s personal indiscretions were enough to cost Gore the Presidency and Ford’s pardon for Nixon put his poll numbers in the toilet overnight.
This very possibility is what I like to think was the topic of his secret chat with Putin.
Possibly, though all he has to do is wait 2 years till the investigation is over and Trump is on his way out of office (ie, the Libby deal), surely he’ll be getting more than 2 years now. And Trump must know the GOP wouldn’t impeach him for pardons. And if Trump did break his word Manafort could start talking from jail and put Trump in prison.
I really don’t get Manafort’s thinking here unless he really thinks the pardon isn’t coming or if this is some sort of fake cooperation trick.
Like Yanukovych? I’ve been wondering if that’s the outcome since the start. Though I don’t think Trump becomes a resistance leader as much as he becomes irrelevant. Fleeing the country isn’t a great look for a strongman.