Why do I care that Manafort has been indicted?
Why should other GOP supporeters care.
I read the entire 31 page indictment, and it is clear that he has been doing as charged, large scale money laundering, hiding assets in foreign banks, lying to mortgage companies.
All of this happened well before he was hired by Trump, who hired him for a particular job, and fired him only two months later, when that job - delegate wrangling - was complete.
Perhaps Mueller should resign, but I don't see any reason for Trump to support Manafort - who is merely a common criminal who got caught.
The best defense is an offense. He should *instruct* Sessions to appoint a Special Prosecutor to look into the Clinton Foundation. Maybe a couple, another for the emails.
Old fashioned Conservative: the laws mean what they say and apply equally to everyone, weak and powerful.
Manafort knew damn well he was cheating his taxes for years, he just thought he was too smart and well connected to ever get caught.
No sympathy from me, and I hope none from Trump either.
imo, Muller has got na-da and hes hoping someone flips.
My concern is that they may coerce Manafort into “confessing” to knowledge of Trump wrongdoing of some kind. This is a witch hunt after all and that’s how a witch hunt works. The pardon power needs to be laid out there on the table imo but gently.