Manafort's former business partner Rick Gates testified today. A couple things of note:
1) Gates says Manafort had 15 offshore bank accounts, none of which was reported to IRS, all of which was illegal and that Manafort was well aware of this.
2) Gates cheated Manafort out of several hundred thousands of dollars. No honor among thieves, I guess. Note, Gates was Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager....
None of this really has anything to do with Trump, except show that he is clearly a really, really bad judge of character.
Deng, it's practically impossible to keep track of all of the characters in this story, lol .
Well, super short crib notes version:
-Manafort almost certainly broke the law. We will see if the jury finds him guilty or not. At this point it is hard to believe they won’t.
-The fact that Trump had Manafort and Gates run his campaign tells you all you need to know about Trump. If you didn’t already know from Flynn, Zinke, Pruitt, etc...
Honestly, after a while I just couldn't take listening to it, anymore, and for someone as to who grew up in the 90s, the whole thing reminded me of the Oklahoma City bombing, TWA, and the Lewinsky Scandal in that we'd go to watch the evening news and the broadcast would always open with, "It's day x of the Lewinsky Scandal," after which my mom would immediately turn off the television set. At some point, it just becomes too much, imo.
That said, I do know a tiny bit about Manafort, Flynn was the "lock her up" former compromised general who sat next to Putin at some dinner which supposedly proves his guilt
(right?), and Pruitt is the now former head of the EPA, although I have no idea as to how he factors into all of this, and until recently I'd never heard of Gates and "Zinke" isn't exactly ringing a bell at the moment, either, lol.
Sorry about all of this, but TP for your efforts, anyway