by Countable | 10.30.17
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates were arraigned in federal court today following indictments for money laundering, tax and foreign lobbying charges and providing false statements to the FBI. Despite posting significant bonds — Manafort posted $10 million and Gates $5 million, both were placed under house arrest and ordered to surrender their passports out of concern they would be flight risks.
Here’s some of what’s being said on Twitter:
I don't know if Paul Manafort will cut a deal (his "not guilty" plea today was predictable and doesn't tell us anything). But I'll say this: if Manafort does flip, it's all over for Donald Trump.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort arrest of course no surprise. Tony Podesta should have resigned long ago for taking Yanukovych money. What about Tad Devine, senior adviser to both John Kerry and Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns. Will he get swept up in this? https://t.co/r7dYKkA4xn pic.twitter.com/bjssD4dMuj— Andrea Chalupa (@AndreaChalupa) October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort is being indicted for crimes that took place when he was working with the Podestas... in 2012! Nice try Democrats!— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) October 30, 2017
Mike Pence has known Paul Manafort for years. Pence met w/Putin advisor this year—& hired Flynn knowing he was Russian agent—& lied about it— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 30, 2017
The MSM spent all morning trying to conflate Paul Manafort's indictment with Trump, & then as soon as Tony Podesta stepped down... silence.— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) October 30, 2017
They say Paul Manafort is on house arrest.— Silence Dogood.🕯 (@realBigBalls) October 30, 2017
He better have to wear that fancy anklet and not just have to call in
Any other President of the United States that made the "mistake" of hiring someone like Paul Manafort to run his campaign would have apologized immediately. Not our boy Trump. Manafort is Trump's reflection just like all of the other corruption that plagues his regime. pic.twitter.com/uM6KTL68Hg— Richard Saunders (@BoycottUtah) October 30, 2017
Paul manafort is a small fish "Tony Podesta" is a shark— Anonymous America (@KORANISBURNING) October 30, 2017
The White House responds to today's indictments of former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort pic.twitter.com/iybJ002tXQ— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 30, 2017
Dear Paul Manafort & Richard Gates: Here's a fun fact for you. Federal prosecutors have a conviction rate of 93%. https://t.co/u0Ex15MtID— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 30, 2017
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I think what everyone is missing here is just how deep the RussianConnection goes. The real truth is that high level Republicans and members of the Trump Family did actually work with a foreign government in getting negative information to influence a US Presidential Election. For the sake of our nation, our very democracy, can we just stop playing this “blame” game and work on facts? Real Facts, Not Tweet facts and opinion. Guilty is not Democrat or Republican... it’s just Guilty and all Americans should just care about that that!
Dear Countable, please do not repost Twitter. This site either is or is NOT better than the ramblings of the uninformed mob. On the subject matter, house arrest is awfully nice for indictments suggesting $millions in foreign corrupt monies for both of these men. We will see how this rolls out.
They should be in jail like any other criminal
This is the start of the downfall of trump and his goons
it’s about to go down for the Trump administration
Why house arrest? Should be in jail like a private company run prison
It is the demise of good reporting when reporters think the story is in a tweet. Please, we so need a forum where we can just get the facts without the mainstream fake and not fake news. What do you think we don't all have twitter accounts. We can look that crap up ourselves. Let the judge decide what is best for these bozos. House arrest is fine for a first time 12 offenses-sarcasm.
Democrats, Republicans, Whigs, I don’t care. Political corruption is a crime that affects everyone. I support capital punishment for all those involved at any level.
House arrest? Oh poor babies. They are languishing in their tax payer stolen money laundered homes.
HEY maybe TRUMP can go to there house and keep them entertained.
And when will Pence and Lisa Murkowski be investigated because I would bet they are BOTH IN DEEP. Murkowski is trying to sell out Alaska every chance she gets to the 🇷🇺 Russians and Pence is a known associated.
This is proof there IS NO RUSSIAN COLLUSION. The crimes allegedly committed by Manifort occurred between 2001-2014 during Obama's tenure also under the watch of Holder and Mueller when he was FBI director. Mueller had a staff of of 16 lawyers and an unlimited budget and all he could dredge up was this?
This leads right to Hillary and Obama AND THEY WHOLE CORRUPT ORGANIZATION .
Wish trump was under house arrest with a gag order.
America cannot rest easy until the provocateur of this mess, the deranged and sick Trump is put under house arrest.
Why would it surprise anyone that the Liar in Chief hired a thug like Manafort to run his campaign. Crooks like them stick together. It's obvious that Manafort committed many crimes prior to becoming the head of the Liar in Chief's campaign, perhaps it's the reason he was hired. Mr. Mueller just followed the money, (which was cleverly being hidden by Manafort and Gates). Papadopoulos is another story altogether. He's singing like a bird, which may get him a lighter sentence. It'll be interesting to see how many other indictments will be issued, seeing Bannon, Conway, Kushner, the Liar in Chief. Don Jr.. Eric and Ivanka in handcuffs, in the custody the FBI will be poetic justice.
These are serious, serious charges. This was an attack on multiple fronts on our democracy.
It’s pretty sad that the reality star can’t remember his campaign manager and now, the Russians , are trying to come to the rescue....No Collusion, are you crazy..
I support capital punishment for corrupt politicians.
These things start out with the low then move to the higher ups I’m sure this is just the start House arrest, despite how I feel about them this is still our country and a person is innocent until proven guilty Yes, I did choke on that