Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is expected to plead guilty to conspiracy charges at a court hearing in Washington DC today
While we await Manafort’s appearance in court, here are some tidbits from today’s court filing.
When @TheJusticeDept confronted MANAFORT & GATES about their unregistered foreign lobbying back in 2016, they told a series of brazen lies to DOJ’s FARA unit, per MUELLER, who methodically chronicled the lies here: pic.twitter.com/QQMDQN1ga7
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After Manafort was convicted last month – moments apart from when Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations – the president lavished praise on his former campaign chair for refusing to “break” and cooperate with federal prosecutors investigating Russia inference in the 2016 election.
I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” – make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!