Back in March I made a prediction:
Today I feel vindicated.
Reading the 76 pages of charges against Manafort is like reading an international sequel to “The Godfather.” Money laundering, illegal lobbying, tax evasion, perjury, conspiracy to get others to commit perjury, movement of tens of millions of dollars through offshore bank accounts in Cyprus and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Involved with Manafort were his partner and deputy, Rick Gates, and one Konstantin Kilimnik, a former Russian intelligence agent also charged in the conspiracy and currently on the lam in Moscow under the protection of none other than the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. [Emphasis added, naturally.]It's true that nothing in the public record implicates the president directly -- yet. However, the circumstantial evidence is pretty damning, and Mueller isn't done.
For anyone keeping score, that five close associates of the president either convicted of or pleading guilty to felonies, thirteen Russian nationals indicted for interfering in our election, and I've lost count of how many ancillary indictments and convictions there have been along the way. For a witch hunt, Mueller sure seems to be catching himself an awful lot of witches.
And can you imagine if that was Hillary or Obama instead of Trump?