The conviction of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohens guilty plea leaves a chairwoman who vowed to stand for law and order looking more like a cross between Nixon and Tony Soprano
Donald Trump promised to be a law and order president who are able” hire the best people “. On Tuesday he seemed more like a cross between Richard” I'm not a felon” Nixon and Tony Soprano.
Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, was found guilty of eight counts of hoax. Minutes later, in a Hollywood-worthy cutaway, Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and consigliere, pleaded guilty to eight charges of fraud and campaign finance violations.
It was a double whammy to the solar plexus of the president. It was a doubled win for the credibility of the special attorney. The rating was Robert Mueller 2, Donald Trump 0.
” This is the worst hour of Trump's entire presidency- no, build that entire life ,” tweeted Norm Eisen, a former White House” ethics czar “.
But it was also a sobering reminder of how closely the president of the United Nation resembles a crime boss struggling to keep his head above water as his henchmen are picked off by law enforcement, one by one.
During Manafort's trial, Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and deputy chairman of Trump's inaugural committee, confessed that he stole money both for and from Manafort.