Manafort: Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty. Cohen pleads. Omarosa has more tapes. | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Manafort: Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty. Cohen pleads. Omarosa has more tapes.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 3:52 PM

TEAMMATES: Cohen, Trump, Manafort.
  • TEAMMATES: Cohen, Trump, Manafort.
A jury has found Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort guilty of eight felony charges but couldn't reach a verdict on 10 other counts in his fraud trial. The judge declared a mistrial on the 10. Also today: Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has entered a guilty plea. And Omarosa has tapes to play on Chris Matthews tonight. Fake news?

ABC is quoting sources on the Cohen deal. UPDATE: It was announced. He pleaded to bank fraud, tax evasion and violations of campaign finance law. Manafort and Cohen join Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, in the felon gang. This is big. Cohen admitted violating campaign finance law to help Trump by shutting up two of his mistresses.

Observed legal writer Jeff Toobin:

Cohen committed crimes "In co-ordination with, and at the direction of" @realDonaldTrump . Thus, President appears to be co-conspirator and/or aider and abettor of a federal crime.
Common Cause noted that it pressed for the prosecution of Cohen for finance charges.

Looks like they nailed Manafort on five tax charges, two bank fraud charges and a failure to report a foreign transaction.

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