Nobody should underestimate how much Paul Manafort did to get this campaign to where it is right now. – Newt Gingrich (Last August)
CNN reported on Friday a federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.
So we eagerly waited for Monday. The New York Times reported early Monday that Paul Manafort, who once ran the Trump campaign, was told to surrender.
Several news outlets, including Fox News, reported that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates were indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the US and money laundering.
In addition, Fox News reported that a guilty plea by former Trump campaign policy adviser George Papadopolous was announced by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He admitted to making false statements to FBI agents as part of the investigation.
It was reported that Manafort and Gates surrendered to authorities Monday morning.
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end. – William Shakespeare
Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:
Deputy Mason Moore
Big Money in House Race
Trump & Classified Material
The Comey Memo
Deputy Mason Moore:
My condolences and prayers go to the family, friends, and co-workers of Broadwater (Montana) County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore. Moore was killed while on duty early Tuesday morning. Moore is survived by his wife and three children. He was 38.
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.