President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer Michael D. Cohen admitted he made illegal campaign contributions at the behest of Trump, Cohen’s lawyer said after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.
Lanny Davis, one of Cohen’s lawyers, issued a statement after the plea saying that Trump directed Cohen to “commit a crime.”
Wall Street Journal wrote:
Paul Manafort was convicted Tuesday of not paying taxes on more than $16 million in income and lying to two banks when he sought millions of dollars in loans—a stunning fall from grace for the onetime Trump campaign chief who earned some $60 million as a star political consultant in Ukraine.
The 12-member Virginia jury of six men and six women reached the guilty verdict on eight counts after four days of deliberations, but couldn't agree on 10 additional counts of bank fraud and reporting violations Mr. Manafort faced. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on those counts.
Heck of a day from the Trump alumni. Meanwhile, Fox News gives a demonstration on how to bury the lede
Edit: Man, it's a red letter day for campaign finance crimes
Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted Tuesday on charges related to the misuse of $250,000 worth of campaign funds for personal expenses and the filing of false campaign finance records.
The charges of wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations and conspiracy were the culmination of a Department of Justice investigation that has stretched for more than a year, during which the Republican congressman from California has maintained his innocence.
Hunter was a founding member of the "Trump Caucus" in the House during the 2016 campaign, and alongside Rep. Chris Collins, was the first of two sitting congressmen to endorse Trump for President back in February 2016. Collins was indicted earlier this month on insider trader charges.
Trump only surrounds himself with the best people! Edited, Aug 21st 2018 6:39pm by Jophiel