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Manafort and Gates Confined to House Arrest

by Countable | 10.30.17

What’s the story?

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:

What do you think?

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  • Loretta
    10/30/2017
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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!

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  • BeStrong
    10/30/2017
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    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.

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  • Mauro
    10/30/2017
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    They should be in jail like any other criminal

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  • Deirdre
    10/31/2017
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    This is the start of the downfall of trump and his goons

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  • Jesse
    10/30/2017
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    it’s about to go down for the Trump administration

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  • Arvind
    10/30/2017
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    Why house arrest? Should be in jail like a private company run prison

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  • Judy
    10/30/2017
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    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.

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  • RadicalModerate
    10/30/2017
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    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.

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  • shevotes
    10/30/2017
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    House arrest? Oh poor babies. They are languishing in their tax payer stolen money laundered homes.

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  • Brenda
    10/30/2017
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    HEY maybe TRUMP can go to there house and keep them entertained.

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  • NoHedges
    10/31/2017
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    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.

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  • Ureeka
    10/31/2017
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    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?

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  • Mark
    10/30/2017
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    This leads right to Hillary and Obama AND THEY WHOLE CORRUPT ORGANIZATION .

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  • Chuck
    11/01/2017
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    Wish trump was under house arrest with a gag order.

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  • Walter
    10/31/2017
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    America cannot rest easy until the provocateur of this mess, the deranged and sick Trump is put under house arrest.

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  • Marylynn
    10/31/2017
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    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.

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  • Christine
    10/31/2017
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    These are serious, serious charges. This was an attack on multiple fronts on our democracy.

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  • Vanessa
    10/31/2017
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    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..

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  • RadicalModerate
    10/31/2017
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    I support capital punishment for corrupt politicians.

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  • Azrael
    10/31/2017
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    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

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