On a news day that was already anything but slow, the White House announced that Jeff Sessions has resigned from his position as attorney general, at the request of President Trump. From CNN: President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, effectively firing him. Sessions’ resignation letter has been delivered to White…
Paul Manafort, the political consultant and one-time campaign manager for then-candidate Donald Trump, has apparently reached a plea deal to avoid his second trial in Virginia.
Paul Manafort, the one-time Trump campaign manager on trial for bank fraud and tax charges related to his overseas consulting work, was found guilty on 8 counts. The guilty verdicts include 5 Charges of tax fraud, 1 charge of hiding a foreign bank account, and 2 charges of bank fraud.
DAG Rosenstein announced indictments of 12 Russian GRU members for various activities related to the 2016 Presidential Election.
Paul Manafort is in custody after a US District court judge ruled he had violated the terms of his pre-trial release. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation had filed additional charges alleging Manafort had been attempting to tamper with witnesses in the six months of house arrest.
Legal tea leaves are among the hardest to read, but plenty of folks are immediately speculating what this might all mean for not just Manafort but the Mueller probe as a whole
Somewhat buried by other news of the day, comes reports that some members of the House are working on articles of impeachment for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man overseeing the Mueller Special Counsel investigation.