by Mark Angelides
Former Campaign manager to the Trump team, Paul Manafort has turned himself into the authorities after the long-awaited charges were finally filed on Friday. It is not our place to judge his guilt, but we can ask one question…What has this got to do with Donald Trump and the Russian conspiracy?
Back in the summer, the media had a frenzy about the FBI raiding Manafort’s home searching for evidence of money laundering from his days as a Ukraine spin master and lobbyist. According to the filed charges (you can read them here), they’ve found it. But not one of the charges mentions a single word about Donald trump, his campaign team, his presidential bid, or in fact anything whatsoever that you would expect from an investigation into the aforementioned!
So why are the charges coming out now? If I were of a more paranoid bent, I would suggest that since the eruption of at least four major scandals over the last two weeks (all of which concerning Russia, Mueller himself, and the DNC) that Mueller, along with press, are trying desperately to get back to “the narrative.”
It seems fairly obvious that when Manafort’s home was raided and he was warned by prosecutors that he would be facing charges, it was an attempt to get him to roll over on the president and either give up some real evidence or make up some tales to extricate himself. Those who know Manafort personally have stated that “he wouldn’t lie,” (at least not to get others IN trouble, getting himself OUT is clearly a different matter).
So with Manafort refusing to dish the dirt, they have just gone ahead with the charges of money laundering, tax evasion, and of course, lying to authorities about it. Yet this really seems to have nothing to do with the president.
Lest you think this is an indulgent flattery piece that suggests the president can do no wrong, rest assured, I think it highly likely that at some point in time, the president has been involved in some questionable practices (especially with regards to his business dealings). But this is about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and this has turned up nothing to do with a Trump-Russia collusion deal! So what is the purpose?
Simply, the prosecutors (most of whom were large Clinton donors), Mueller (who was the guy who tried to falsify evidence in the case of trying arrest Julian Assange in Iceland), and the DNC, who have the most to gain by getting rid of Trump, have no realistic route back to power other than forcing the president to leave in disgrace. They have no new policies, no new ideas, and no new candidates…All they have are hints and allegations of some mysterious scandal that even today, with Manafort’s arrest, has still failed to materialize.
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17 thoughts on “Manafort surrenders…What has this got to do with Trump?”
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c2049727bfea75c4b60b2328d5f7a8543aed99b591ed8500b5c1952723dbefd.jpg Papadopoulos is the one to worry about. He has admitted to lying to the FBI about Russian contacts. What’s more damning is the footnote on the indictment that indicates that people in the Trump campaign might have run with it. The indictment also says that he is cooperating with the FBI.
There’s nothing wrong with Trump going to Russia or meeting with representatives of Russia – after all he has to deal with them now, might as well get to know them first.
But of course the media will turn that into something completely different.
The Donkeys will NOT be happy to till kick off WWIII!
Sadly, neither will certain Elephants (McCain, Graham, all Bushes, Cheney, …)
The criminals have to go, regardless of party affiliation.
It’s no longer Donkeys vs. Elephants, it’s Communazis (those combining the worst aspects of Communism and Nazism) vs. We The People.
The Gloablsit BAnkster Sum have been financing the Bosheviks, NAZIs and and now the Progressives. They truly are ALL children of Satan! They will not be happy till they murder 6.5 BILLION people for Satan and set up the BEAST to rule their NWO with Islam as the forced religion of da BEAST!
The Globalist Bankster Sum have been financing the Bolsheviks, NAZIs and now the Progressives. They truly are ALL children of Satan!
In a prosecution you always go after the low hanging fruit before shaking the tree.
do ya think hillary will fall out?
If everything Manafort is charged with is completely true, it doesn’t compare with Uranium One the Clinton Foundation and Hillary selling her office and 20 percent of America’s Uranium to Russia. When you hear about Manafort playing games avoiding Taxes ask yourself how did the Clintons become multi-millionares. Look how the money for Haiti just disappeared. The whole thing is an absurd double standard and everyone know it.
Except Hillary wasn’t just indicted by a grand jury.
So keep up with the “whatabouts.” It’s entertaining, really!
Everyone has noticed Hillary hasn’t been indicted.
Because the system is totally corrupt!
Manafort has known Trump since the 1980s and served as Trump’s campaign manager.
He was indicted by a grand jury for charges including conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud with regard to some $10M that was kept in offshore accounts that he didn’t pay taxes on.
Manafort is looking at some big jail time and will likely take a deal and reveal what he knows.
No matter how you try to spin it, this is a serious problem for the Trump administration.
Does Podesta goes down also?
Step 1: Make a case against Manafort for something he did years before he even knew Trump
Step 2: Tell Manafort that he’s up for a life sentence for that
Step 3: Tell Manafort that he can get out of it if he does as instructed
Step 4: Write up a “confession statement” in which Manafort confesses to torturing Americans and giving free nukes to Putin, and maybe catching a few puppies and kittens for dinner on Trump’s command
Step 5: Manafort signs it and is released
Step 6: Impeach and arrest Trump!!! He tortured Americans and gave free nukes to Putin!!! Even his own campaigners are saying he did, so it must be true!!! And he eats puppies and kittens!!!!! He is worse than Hitler!!!
Stalin’s court system LIVES!