Manafort was convicted the same day Trump’s ex-lawyer pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. Here’s what we know so far

On any given day the Trump administration has proven itself capable of compressing what would under any other presidency be weeks worth of news into a few scant hours. The sheer rate of controversies compels us to move onto the next before last has been fully digested. It’s safe to say that Tuesday, however, was not just any other day, as Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to a raft of campaign finance violations shortly after a guilty verdict arrived in the case of Paul Manafort, his former campaign chairman, for bank and tax fraud.

To update Lenin, sometimes there are minutes when decades happen. It may yet take a while to fully unpack the extent of yesterday’s overstuffed news cycle, but here’s what we know so far.

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