Following weeks of looking as if it was on the ropes, the Deep State landed a devastating one-two punch on President Trump late this afternoon.
First, the president’s unethical former personal attorney Michael Cohen cut a plea deal with prosecutors in which he fingered then-candidate Trump in signing off on “hush money” payments to silence woman of ill repute and jaded smut queen Stormy Daniels. Even though Cohen is a notoriously duplicitous rat who secretly recorded numerous clients, the media has already tried and convicted the president on campaign finance violations so look for the media to swarm now there is another excuse to appeal to the prurient interests of low information voters with the sex angle.
Then in what is really a much more ominous sign for the embattled Trump, Bob Mueller’s unaccountable political Gestapo scored a big win in a federal court this afternoon when they predictably delivered a staggering blow to former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
The jury found Manfort guilty of 8 of 18 counts brought by the compromised Mueller hit squad (all before he ever worked for Trump) and now the 69-year-old who has been treated worse than a terrorist is looking at dying in prison if he doesn’t cooperate by helping to frame Trump and set up the now inevitable impeachment and Stalinist show trial in the Senate.
Manafort is looking at a maximum of 80 years behind bars and still faces another criminal trial on charges ginned up by the Deep State’s hitman Mueller.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 21, 2018
Via The Hill, “Manafort faces maximum of 80 years in prison”:
Paul Manafort faces a maximum of 80 years in prison for his conviction Tuesday on eight charges of bank and tax fraud.
President Trump’s one-time campaign chairman was found guilty on five counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of failing to report foreign bank and financial accounts and two counts of bank fraud.
Manafort faces a maximum of 15 years in prison for the tax fraud charges, a maximum of five years for the one charge of failing to report a foreign bank or financial account, and 60 years for the two bank fraud charges, which each carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years.
Federal prosecutors said in a February court filing, however, that Manafort will likely only get eight to 10 years for the tax fraud charges, based on the federal sentencing guidelines, which are advisory.
Judge T.S. Ellis III could decide to sentence Manafort over or under the recommended range. Judges also often allow sentences for separate charges to run concurrently as opposed to consecutively.
Trump commented on the verdict as well as lamenting that the lynching of Manafort had nothing whatsoever to do with Russia although that won’t matter to his enemies.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 21, 2018
This is not a good day for the American legal system which thanks to Mueller now resembles something out of the old Soviet Union nor for the POTUS whose inaction on declassifying the Justice Department-FBI documents on real collusion between Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele would have been a devastating preemptive strike.
Will Manafort hold out or will Mueller’s inevitable threats of throwing him in with the general population seal the deal to save his own ass in exchange for dealing a staggering blow to the republic?
This is a developing story…