Here we go!
Courtesy of TPM:
In a dramatic reversal, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday morning to federal criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Manafort’s decision to cooperate with Mueller is a potentially grievous blow to President Trump.
Prosecutors in the DC case against Manafort filed a Superseding Criminal Information on Friday morning in the Washington D.C. case, charging Manafort with a single count of conspiracy against the United States and a single count of conspiracy to obstruct justice through witness tampering. Those two charges appear to be the basis for a plea agreement.
Okay, this is huge!
Clearly, Manafort knows very damaging information based on how hard Mueller pursued him, and how aggressively Trump and his lawyers tried to shut him up.
It was pointed out earlier that Manafort has only pleaded guilty to two felonies but he admitted guilt in ALL of the charges brought against him.
That means that if Manafort cannot expect a presidential pardon, and that door is clearly closed, then he is pinning all of his hopes on Mueller pulling strings to reduce his jail time.
Trump must be completely losing his shit right about now.
Update: Remember this?
Flashback. Trump last month, talking about the possibility of his former associates turning on him, says, “It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal.” (via Fox) pic.twitter.com/zD8jlXmaxm
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 14, 2018
I can hardly wait for Trump’s tweets today.