Apparently, things are not going so well for Donald Trump and his corrupt crew. After wishing for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to be locked up, one by one the Trump administration and anyone affiliated with them are slowly being put behind bars – and it’s delightful.
This just happened:
Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, just practically begged for a federal appeals court to order his release ahead of his two criminal trials, where he will face the music for the charges Special Counsel Robert Mueller brought against him.
Manafort hasn’t even spent that much time in jail, and already he is whining. It wasn’t until earlier this month that Trump’s former right hand man was put behind bars – up until then he was simply on house arrest at his condo in Virginia.
Manafort’s request was filed last night with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, stating that all evidence brought against him to prove that he engaged in witness tampering is “thin—to be generous.” The request said:
“The detention order gravely impairs Mr. Manafort’s ability to prepare his defense in the two federal criminal trials that are set to begin imminently. Mr. Manafort—a 69-year-old man facing criminal charges in two complex federal cases—is now being housed in solitary confinement, locked in his cell for 24 hours per day (excluding visits from his attorneys), at a facility that is approximately two hours away from his legal team in Washington, D.C. Under these circumstances, it is impossible to prepare for his upcoming trials.”
Looks like Manafort doesn’t want to do the time for his crimes. He’s scheduled to go on trial on July 25, on several charges – including “bank fraud, tax evasion and failing to report foreign bank accounts.” Manafort will go on trial again on September 17 for separate charges related to a federal indictment for money laundering, failing to register as a foreign agent and tampering. With a list like that, it’s highly unlikely that he’s getting out of jail anytime soon.
This is enough to send Trump and his team into a panic, as they come to terms with the fact that they are NOT above the law.