Trump should pardon his ass immediately, and dare the Klown Kar Koup plotters to do something about it.
WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sent to jail today as a judge agreed with special counsel Robert Mueller that the lobbyist needed to stay behind bars until his trial.
A week ago, a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned the third superseding indictment against Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik of Moscow, adding obstruction of justice charges alleging they “knowingly and intentionally attempted to corruptly persuade” two people associated with Manafort’s lobbying operation “with intent to influence, delay, and prevent the testimony of any person in an official proceeding.”
Manafort’s attorneys argued that his “innocuous” contacts with witnesses was twisted into a “sinister plot” of witness tampering by prosecutors.
Which, of course, is true.
Manafort is charged with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, and false statements, in addition to the obstruction charge. He’s expected to go to trial in Virginia late next month and in D.C. in September.
Not one bit of which has anything whatsoever to do with the Deep State’s “RussiaRussiaRussia!!” witch hunt.
“But I feel so — I’ll tell you, I feel a little badly about it. They went back 12 years to get things that he did 12 years ago?” Trump said. “You know, Paul Manafort worked for me for a very short period of time. He worked for Ronald Reagan. He worked for Bob Dole. He worked for John McCain, or his firm did. He worked for many other Republicans. He worked for me — what? — for 49 days or something. A very short period of time.”
“I feel badly for some people, because they’ve gone back 12 years to find things about somebody. And I don’t think it’s right.”
True, but no longer relevant. The shit is now getting real; the Deep State isn’t going to go down without a fight. The treasonous scum behind the coup attempt will stop at nothing—right, wrong, or ridiculous—to undo the results of the last election and teach normal Americans a stiff lesson about daring to vote for unapproved candidates against the will of their rulers.
Which, there damned sure needs to be a lesson taught here, right enough. But it ain’t the one Deep State malefactors might think or wish.