Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: Paul Manafort

Mueller makes ‘em sing

Paul Manafort is the latest Trump crony to change his mind about taking a bullet for the president.

Manafort pleads guilty to conspiracy against U.S. and obstructing justice

Manafort also admitted guilt in 10 outstanding counts previously filed in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Former Manafort associate pleads guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign...

Patten’s case was initially under investigation by the Special Counsel’s Office before being referred over to the Justice Department.

Why Manafort and Cohen thought they’d get away with it

It takes a special counsel to actually catch white-collar criminals.

Michael Cohen pleads guilty & implicates Trump as Paul Manafort is...

“If those payments were a crime for Michael Cohen, then why wouldn’t they be a crime for Donald Trump?”

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, August 22

Paul Manafort found guilty, Michael Cohen pleads guilty, EPA admits Trump would sacrifice lives for coal, and more.

Paul Manafort found guilty of bank and tax fraud

Manafort faces a maximum of 80 years in prison for his recent conviction.

Paul Manafort guilty on eight of 18 charges

The government alleged Manafort "hid income from foreign consulting from the IRS" and later "lied to banks to qualify for loans to sustain his lavish lifestyle."

Judge sends Paul Manafort to jail – first Trump campaign official...

“There is a history of deception on behalf of Mr. Manafort in this case."

Paul Manafort accused of witness tampering

Manafort allegedly contacted at least two witnesses by phone, through an intermediary, and an encrypted messaging app.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

U.S. Cold War China policy will isolate the U.S, not China

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.