Robert Mueller and his special counsel investigation into the president’s business connections had a huge day on Tuesday with Michael Cohen pleading guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations and Paul Manafort being found guilty of eight financial crimes in court.
Trump’s former lawyer and campaign manager are now likely going to spend some time in prison. Cohen’s crimes could get him between 51 and 63 months in prison and Manafort could be going away for a lot longer.
Two people, very close to Trump and his campaign are guilty and it doesn’t look very good for the president. Despite what Trump’s current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says.
“There is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the President in the government’s charges against Mr. Cohen. It is clear that, as the prosecutor noted, Mr. Cohen’s actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time.” – Rudy Giuliani
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to talk about Cohen’s pea deal.
Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime. President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2018
It is true that Obama’s campaign was fined one of the largest fines in history for breaking campaign finance laws.
The Obama campaign paid $375,000 in fines and the issue went away very quickly. There were no special counsels or criminal investigations. CNN didn’t spend most of their time talking about it, like they do with Trump. It was easily settled, but that may not be the case for Trump.
The president is in the middle of what he calls a “witch hunt”, but Robert Mueller just got two victories and Trump is now down 0-2 and the left is screaming impeachment.
US Senate candidate from Maine wants him impeached.
Under oath, Michael Cohen said that Donald Trump ordered him to commit a federal crime.
Congress needs to do its job and impeach the president of the United States.
— Zak Ringelstein (@RingelsteinME) August 22, 2018
Dr. Dena Grayson is ready to impeach.
To recap, all of this happened today:
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) August 22, 2018
Donald Trump’s lawyer and campaign manager are heading to prison, and the president better find a way to calm all the impeachment talks before the midterms or things could go downhill quick.
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