SHARE
idiot

PAUL MANAFORT IS IN BIG TROUBLE NOW, GO BACK TO HOUSE-JAIL, MISTER. Or real jail! Or wherever Robert Mueller decides you need to go!

We think former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort might not be taking his many indictments very seriously, because as soon as he was out of court, he immediately starting working with one of his Russian spy pals on a secret project. No, seriously, he did that! Manafort ran to one of his Russian spy pals (probably his longtime business associate Konstantin Kilimnik) so they could work on an op-ed about Manafort’s Ukrainian foreign agent work, with the intention of making Manafort look good and innocent in the eyes of the American public.

Fucker either doesn’t know or doesn’t care what a gag order means.

So now Robert Mueller, in a new filing, has pulled his support for a bail deal that would have let Manafort walk around like a semi-free man while he awaits trial.

From the filing:

As late as November 30, 2017, Manafort and a [Russian spy] colleague were ghostwriting en editorial in English regarding his political work for Ukraine. Manafort worked on the draft with a long-time Russian colleague [spy] of Manafort’s, who is currently based in Russia and is assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service. [Like we said.]

As the Court is aware, at the first appearance before this Court with Manafort present, the Court admonished all of the parties not to try the case in the press.

Was that not clear? We guess it wasn’t clear. Or Paul Manafort is stupid. Or he thinks Trump is going to pardon him, so it’s no big. Asshole has some balls, we’ll give him that.

Mueller makes clear in the filing that this op-ed would have been a violation of their agreement even if it had been a truly “fair and balanced” look at Manafort’s foreign agent traitor work, which it obviously wasn’t intended to be.

In the bail deal that was on the table, there was no GPS monitoring, no guarantee from a close family member, and it did not “provide for a fully secured bond of unencumbered real estate.” This involved four properties (worth over $11 million) Manafort would have had to forfeit if he tried to flee, including his condo in Alexandria, Virginia, a Manhattan condo, and two homes, one in Florida and the most ‘spensive one, in Bridgehampton, New York.

The new filing notes that the Bridgehampton property (which is probably the most ‘spensive because it has a lot of marble countertops) “is already subject to forfeiture in the Indictment,” therefore it can’t be called “unencumbered,” now can it? We could give you other details, but ZZZZZZZ legalese ZZZZZZZZ.

Point is Manafort done fucked up, and now, if he can’t prove to the judge that was behaving (pffffffft), he will probably have to wear the ankle bracelet of shame ALL DAY LONG, because that’s what happens to bad guys like Paul Manafort.

Follow Evan Hurst on Twitter RIGHT HERE.

Wonkette salaries, servers, and all of the things are fully funded by readers like you! If you love us, click here to fund us!

[Mueller filing]

$
Donate with CCDonate with CC
  • Ali | A Grumpy Cat

    So maybe Mueller was giving him enough rope to hang himself?

    • Joe Beese

      All I know is that I will not play poker against Robert Mueller.

      • TJ Barke

        I’d be a little apprehensive to even play connect 4 with him…

        • Joe Beese

          “Pretty sneaky, Bob.”

  • Joe Beese

    He can’t collaborate on exculpatory op-eds using the Internets?

    Fucker’s never heard of Dropbox?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    The nom de plum Natasha Fatale was the giveaway.

  • Elvis Causticfellow
    • Msgr_MΩment
      • little miss high and mighty

        Marse Chester!

    • Ill-Advised

      I didn’t see a handcuffs charm. I haz a disappoint.

    • Querolous

      A towel charm from Mother Pence could do double duty.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “I had no contacts with Russia except my intimate work with all the Russians.”

    Dumb fuck couldn’t make it two damned weeks! That Russian ‘hold’ is a powerful drug, huh?

    • GoutMachine

      I’ve been to Russia before. Thought that, with the exception of the noveau riche douchebags running around, people were nice and hospitable. But damn, I sure didn’t like it that much to sell out my soul and country.

  • h4rr4r

    How can they be this stupid?

    Aren’t these supposedly successful people? How can they be this dumb?

    I bet if he just mailed a letter using a fake name they would not have even noticed.

    • J. M. Tusks, Esq.

      Because nobody cared enough about them to intervene until now.

      This is the rich old white man problem. They’ve been criming for so long, they no longer simply believe they should get away with it–they’ve forgotten it’s even a crime.

      • h4rr4r

        When you crime you have to be careful.

        Everyone you don’t know is a cop. All Phones are tapped. All smartphones are listening at all times, put the phone in your car and have your talk in your house. Does your car have a phone in it, like onstar, that shit is also tapped. Use USPS, they need warrants to open that.

    • shivaskeeper

      No dumb at all. Not really. Just arrogant. And entitled. And have never been held to account before. Decades of doing what they want, when they want, with not repercussions at all. That kind of lifelong habit does not change overnight. It probably can’t change at this point. So they will go and do what they have always done, whatever they want to do and expect there to be no repercussions.

    • Historicat

      Stupid? Arrogant? How about scared? Maybe he’s worried Vlad’s going to gift him some nice polonium tea.

  • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

    I wonder if Paulie Walnuts is still under FISA surveillance. Either way, he’s fucking stupid is going to club fed for a long time.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Asshole has some balls, we’ll give him that.

    Aren’t balls what got us guys into the whole #metoo mess?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Don’t blame balls! My balls only go where they’re welcome.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    That is some rich white male privilege on display, to think one can thumb a nose at the IC and just figure you can get away with it.

  • TJ Barke

    Traitors gonna trait. Or something.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Why didn’t he write under his pen name of ‘Boris Monofart’?

  • ArgieBargie

    Speaking of which…
    Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-deutsche-bank/deutsche-bank-gets-subpoena-from-mueller-on-trump-accounts-source-idUSKBN1DZ0XN

    Calls for “partisan” Mueller to resign in 3, 2, 1…

    • wide_stance_hubby

      This cheers me greatly.

      • ArgieBargie

        I won’t be cheering until his whole entourage is handcuffed and taken into custody (we already know Dotard himself won’t).

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          He will likely be confined to a home for the Terminally Bewildered. I would rather he go to a private facility, so his family pays the bill.

    • DrBigHead
    • Villago Delenda Est

      The walls are closing in on Donald the Douchemonster.

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        Can we hurry them along a bit?

    • tomamitai

      Shit, I hope Mueller is eating only pre-packaged food bought from random stores and drinking nothing that doesn’t come from a sealed bottle he’s opened himself!

      • Persistent Demme

        Hate to be literal, but…
        When we did things with the Clintons, they could only drink from sealed water bottles that they opened themselves.
        I don’t know about food except that they didn’t eat in public, (avoiding photos), but the water thing was pretty standard.
        I hope that gives you a little reassurance!

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I’m not sure how useful ankle bracelets are. I suppose it depends on the expertise and professionalism of the law enforcement agency monitoring it. Where I live, the sheriff’s department is supposed to monitor people with ankle bracelets, but in fact they don’t. I asked a sheriff’s deputy about this when a neighbor with an ankle monitor who was not supposed to be driving was, in fact, driving every day, and was told “we don’t know how to use the software.” Then he said “His mother told us she was driving him everywhere” but this was not true. Perhaps they needed to put an ankle monitor on the mother, as well? But it wouldn’t matter, because they don’t know how to use the software.

    • h4rr4r

      The software is something they have to use?

      This should all be automated. If some ruleset is violated, send email to cops. Simple.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I assume the software has to be configured by someone with I.T. experience to properly automate the sending of alerts, and perhaps this hasn’t been done? Also, the sheriff’s deputies are not the brightest fish in the sea, so they probably need to be trained to respond to alerts. They don’t have their own departmental I.T. staff, so they probably rely on the small County Administration I.T. staff. I know those people, they are Not Very Bright.

        • h4rr4r

          I would think the company selling it would do that. This would be a subscription service, I would expect.

          Trained to respond to, “GO PICKUP BOB AT LAT AND LONG”, really?

          • Angela Ruzzo

            So they got a grant from Homeland Security to install the monitoring system, but I don’t think the grant came with subscription tech support.

            Yes, really.

          • h4rr4r

            Good jerb!

            I am honestly shocked this is sold at all. I would have thought it was month to month including support and no sales of anything just rentals.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I don’t know how Homeland Security grants work. I DO know how the e-Rate grants work for public libraries. If your county’s public school system free-lunch percentage rate is over the annual cut-off set by the federal e-Rate program (usually around 90%) then you qualify to get federal funding to buy hardware and software to provide free internet access to the public at your library. The application process is incredibly complicated, and every year you have to simultaneously submit extensive paperwork to 1) report in detail on how you used last year’s funding and 2) show in detail how you plan to use this year’s funding and 3) apply for next year’s funding. It’s exhausting, and full of multiple differing deadlines. It all depends on getting accurate free-lunch statistics from your local school district, which is not always easy, and the grants do not provide for any training costs, although they do cover ongoing subscriptions for tech support from the hardware companies. If Homeland Security works that way then your average rural sheriff’s department would fail miserably to handle the paperwork.

          • h4rr4r

            I am kinda shocked that the ISP does not do this for you.
            Just to earn your business. Are you not spending enough?

          • Angela Ruzzo

            The Library staff must do it, as it involves REAMS of copies of invoices, bids, circulation statistics, telephone records, etc, all of which are only available to the Library staff. And a wise Library Systems Admin would never trust an ISP to do it correctly, especially meeting deadlines. When I did this job in southern Louisiana, the Systems Admins in an 8-Parish region would get together twice a year and help each other with problems, and we were constantly e-mailing each other about it. The State Library also held e-Rate application training sessions once a year, and their outreach staff was always available to assist by phone or e-mail.

          • h4rr4r

            Copies like paper?
            What the fuck. So much of this world is stoneage.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            We had to accumulate the 300 or so pages of paper and fax it to them. You can imagine how much fun this was, and how long it took, and how you sometimes had to start over if the fax machine had a hiccup.

            It would be easier if we had had document imaging software. My last job at an insurance company had everything digitized, and we had network fax software, but most public libraries don’t rise to that level of technology due to expense.

          • h4rr4r

            What?
            Huh?
            Why print paper to fax it? Why not just fax the pdfs?

            What expense? You have a copier for scanning, a faxmodem is $10 and hylafax is free. The total cost here is nearly nothing. It would be a couple hours worth of work. If you really took your time.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            The originals are not PDFs. The originals are paper. Many of the originals are invoices or phone bills that are not 8-1/2 x 11, or they are double-sided originals, and usually they are both. It is necessary to copy a lot of them before you can fax them. The fax machine is not digital, it is manual. If you want to go before the Parish Library Board and ask them for money to finance fax modems and fax software, then be my guest – they won’t have a clue what you are talking about. They wouldn’t even approve a telephone system with voice mail. They are Olympic-gold-medal class procrastinators, as well.

            Think one year’s worth of itemized monthly telephone bills for 20 land lines (4 at each of 5 branches) and 10 cell phones, all on paper, all non-standard paper sizes and double-sided, plus the same for itemized monthly electric bills for 5 branches, and monthly ISP bills, and a year’s worth of circulation records exported from a UNIX server to an Excel spreadsheet that is tabulated by an Assistant Director who does not know how to use Excel very well, or save anything to a network drive as a PDF.

            And that is only a part of the paperwork that must be faxed several times a year. Cause they want all that for last year’s grant, plus this year’s grant. A fax server would have been really nice, but I couldn’t even get the money to buy a decent bulk shredder. It took me 2 years to get approval to buy a spiral binding machine.

          • h4rr4r

            They are that hard up for $10? You can’t find a donor for $10, you want me to donate $10?

            I bet you can get PDFs of the bills from the carrier.

            What do you mean tabulated? This is a job for a script. Certainly one of the library patrons can do this for you.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            A patron? In rural Louisiana? A script? That Assistant Director barely knew how to double-click a mouse. Are you crazy, or are you just being deliberately obtuse and argumentative? You don’t know what you are talking about. You try and run a multi-branch library network single-handed while simultaneously supporting 200 public access computers, a WiFi network, 50 staff who can’t plug in a printer properly, an Assistant Director who falls asleep at her desk because she is over-medicating and who interrupts you every 15 minutes to ask how to copy and paste in Excel, which you showed her how to do 5 times yesterday, the routers, the firewall, the Exchange server, the Web Server, the Backup server, the UNIX catalog server, and all the staff desktop computers and printers. I had to take a ferry across the Mississippi River just to visit 2 of the branches, this is very time consuming. If you think you could do that job better then you are welcome to go apply for the position in LaPlace, LA and find out for yourself. Don’t criticize what you don’t understand.

          • h4rr4r

            Huh?
            I was trying to be nice and suggest solutions. All your problems seemed to have solutions. Offering solutions is not criticism.

            I would fire the staff first, in such a position. If you can’t fire the staff, you aren’t running anything.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            If you were trying to be nice, then you need to write your comments differently so this is clear, because that is not what they sound like. It should have been very clear from my earlier comments that if there had been an easier way to do things, I would have done it that way. If I misunderstood you, then I apologize.

            What staff? I *was* the IT department. Just me. Nobody else in the entire system knew how to plug in a mouse. I once had to take the ferry to the branch on the other side of the River because the Branch Manager there had a phobia about plugging things into electric outlets, and one of the printers came unplugged. In any case, I had no authority to fire anyone.

            The Director was willing to learn about computers, but getting him to part with money or make a decision on anything in less than 2 years was like pulling teeth. The Assistant Director was a drug-addicted incompetent fool who was universally despised, but she had “connections” in local government so nobody dared to fire her. She made $30,000 a year more than me and fat chance I was going to do her work for her, which she constantly asked me to do. I barely had time to do my own work. I forgot to mention I also taught 3 computer classes to the patrons every week, AND gave seminars on Internet Security every month AND supervised and organized the annual public auction of out-of-date library computer equipment AND reapplied for a Gates Grant every 3 years. Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed that job most of the
            time…because I was always very busy, and I like being busy at work.

          • Holy cross-species matrimony!

            That sounds like the job I retired from last year, only ten times bigger! I thought mine was stressful, but the users and managers were decent folks (private company, still owned by the founders’ families). And all the machines including the printers* were within a half kilometer of my desk. [Gets up and offers an IT salute, including the secret hand signals of respect and awe.]

            * Demonic spawn from the darkest pits of Hell.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Thanks for the salute, but I’m not sure it is deserved. I think maybe I was very stupid to stay in this demanding job for so long. In fact, everyone working there was so nice, so friendly, so appreciative (except the Assistant Director) that I stayed longer than I should have. I told my boss after 18 months that I absolutely positively needed a second person, and he agreed, but being the World’s Greatest Procrastinator, it took him 18 months to hire one. However, it kept me very busy, and I like being busy. And yes, printers are definitely the Demonic Spawn, particularly the little thermal ones that print receipts that they use in libraries. Bar code scanners come a close second.

            Actually, once you are out in the middle of the Mississippi River on a ferry, it is very pleasant, especially on a hot summer day. When the river rises during a flood spell and they close the ferry, and you have to drive 30 miles to a bridge and then back 20 miles to where you used to get to directly by ferry, you start to appreciate them more and more. It is just that they run only once an hour, and you have to time your day around them.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            So much of the government is stoneage. There’s never money for tech unless it can make something go boom.

    • TJ Barke

      I’d hope that, given the gravity of this situation, that they’d put competent people on it.

      • h4rr4r

        Top Men!

        • TJ Barke

          I hope in the end they wheel Donnie into some massive warehouse…

          • Invisible Bunyip

            … shut up in a big wooden crate. With no phone reception.

        • Daniel Hooper

          Really? Who?

          • Arolpin

            Men, TOP men!

        • wide_stance_hubby

          Top men will get to the bottom of this.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        They found out about that article fast enough

    • J. M. Tusks, Esq.

      Manafort isn’t being monitored by the sheriff of Podunk County. This will be a hand-picked team of U.S. Marshals specially assigned to be the zookeepers for all of these animals. Look what happened here: Paulie basically farted with a Russian accent and now Meuller is on him again.

    • Ali | A Grumpy Cat

      I’ve worked with kids who had ankle monitors before, and they were INSANE about monitoring. One missed curfew by 5 minutes because his bus was late and they called the cops.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        And then what happened?

        • proudgrampa

          The murders began…

    • jodyleek
      • Gayer Than Thou

        Just make sure you move it around your house every day so they don’t think you died in your odds and ends drawer.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          Could you put it on your dog? Hang it from their collar, or something? This would NOT work with a cat.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Say, you know who else does not know how to use the software?

  • Daniel Hooper

    As the beautiful, powerful, and wise demigoddess(self-appointed) of retail employees, I understand the desire to make yourself seem as important as possible. I think if I were under threat of legal action for trying to make myself seem even more awesome than I already am, though, I’m pretty sure I would be even wiser than my already near-infinite wisdom and shut my trap, letting my actions speak for me.

    Then again, my actions don’t involve colluding with a foreign power to steal an election, which is kinda why Manafort got into this particular situation to begin with.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Forget Moose, get Squirrel!

    • puredog

      Erik Prince, with a clusterbomb, on the Mall.
      Worst Clue game evah.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Msgr_MΩment

      There’s GOT to be some skeletons in that man’s closet. Please.

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        He did cheat on his wife for seven years.

        • wide_stance_hubby

          Best seven years of her life, I’ll bet.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        If not, a bony knee rammed into his testicles (with votes) would do.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Do people actually find that kind of humiliation entertaining to watch?

      • Christopher Story

        Republicans masturbate to that kind of public humiliation

      • Bill D. Burger

        rotfl….Obviously. Chef boot camp.

      • Ellie

        Dunno. Never watched.

    • tomamitai

      How much do they get paid to put up with that kind of shit? I’ve walked away from jobs for far, far less.

  • Msgr_MΩment
  • Jenny

    A poor person would go directly to jail. White rich men always get the benefit of the doubt, even when they’re proven to have lied repeatedly.

    • tomamitai

      There are poor people who have spent more time in jail awaiting trial than they would serve if convicted. That’s one reason why so many accept a plea bargain even when they’re not guilty.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    LOCK HIM UP (IN A CELL)! LOCK HIM UP (IN A CELL)!

  • goonemeritus

    Jesus even Lizzie Borden had enough sense to not go axe shopping after her trial.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      And to be fair, she really needed a new axe because would you want to use the old one?

  • Covfefe
    • MynameisBlarney
    • Ghenghis McCann
      • MynameisBlarney

        The fuck is that in the ice cream?
        Looks like a twig.

        • Daniel

          It’s a flake. It’s chocolate.

        • Blanche de Shambles

          It’s a “flake”. The English have a weird relationship with ice cream.

          • Non-Threatening Ron

            They invented it, they’re allowed.

          • kareemachan

            Wrong-o. The Chinese did. A LONG time ago.

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            Chinese tend to be lactose intolerant. So I need more proof. The did invent student placement testing and the Civil Service, so there’s that.

          • Non-Threatening Ron

            Then why is my favourite flavour not 薄荷巧克力片, hmm?

        • That Ice cream is a 99

          • Msgr_MΩment

            Rushing to urbandictionary to see if that’s some kind of sexxy euphemism.

        • grindstone

          That is Cadbury Flake, if my eyes don’t deceive me. Before Cadbury got all cheap on their chocolate, it was the world’s best candy bar.

          • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

            The ex hailed from Liverpool and would bring me back U.K. Cadburys and it was amazing!

        • Ghenghis McCann

          It’s a Cadbury’s Flake. When stuck in an ice cream cone, the combination becomes a ‘Ninetynine’. And nobody knows why.

          • Doug Langley

            It’s Barbara Feldon’s favorite?

          • Covfefe

            That’s better than what I thought it was. Anyone would eat a Cadbury’s Flake

          • IdRatherBeDancing

            I’d prefer a ‘Sixtynine’

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            Always sounds better than it is.

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            Is it like Hash in a cigarette being called a B-52?

            Or is it the Toto song?

          • Persistent Demme

            Flake!!
            My girls used to scarf them up when we lived in England!

          • Grumpy Twat

            It’s also extremely difficult not to ask for a Sixty Nine. Just because you are trying so hard not to.

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          It sure ain’t no churro. Or a Slim Jim.

      • Daniel

        Where is the raspberry sauce?

    • Bill D. Burger
      • IdRatherBeDancing

        Personally, let him Tweet away. He’s hanging himself. Good times.

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          I thought his attorney was writing his Twitter litter.

    • elviouslyqueer
    • Riley Whodat Venable

      I love Abilene. I lived there when one ward finally went wet in the 70s. As the local Baptists had predicted the ward became full of bars and liquor stores.

  • puredog

    OT: “The concern is that every time the president feels a little bit of pain
    from what Mueller’s doing, [his lawyers] give him OxyContin and tell
    him he’ll be fine by the morning,” this strategist said metaphorically.
    Worst Tom Swiftie ever.

  • anon_the_great

    Paulie Walnuts must be imprisoned for his word isn’t worth shit.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    It’s a damn good thing Manafort isn’t accused of stealing a back pack. Oh wait. He’s white. My bad. Carry on.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It’s a good thing he’s not walking around after dark in a hoodie with skittles in his pocket.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        I had to shoot your post with my gun because I felt threatened and needed to stand my ground.

        • Doug Langley

          He grabbed the sidewalk and started hitting me with it! What else was I supposed to do?

  • jenny_whyme

    Hey, all you Trumpkins who think a pardon will make it all go away. All a pardon does is keep you out of jail (which is nice, I suppose)… but accepting a pardon means admitting guilt.. HAH… Guilty as fuck. And then you lose your 5th amendment rights because you’re not in jeopardy of going to jail.

    Guilty. Can’t plead the fifth. Must.testify.when asked.

    Good times.

    • little miss high and mighty

      Col.Olly North USMC?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Lt. Col. He never made it to O-6.

        • little miss high and mighty

          thanks.:)

          • Villago Delenda Est

            My Professor of Military Science told me a story about “telephone colonels”, that is, O-5s who try to pass themselves off as O-6s when you can’t see their rank insignia.

            Typically, an O-5 is addressed as “Colonel” even though they’re not a full bull. In writing, however, they have to fess up to their Lieutenantness.

          • little miss high and mighty

            The real deal is called “Full Bird” still, right?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Aye Full Bird or Full Bull, slang, out of the subject’s hearing. Like “The Old Man” for the commander even if he’s a 26 year old Captain.

          • Bobathonic

            As opposed to bottle cap kernel.

          • Tetman Callis

            Yep. And the step down is often referred to as a “Light Colonel.” Or was often — I’ve been away from that world a while.

          • Blanche de Shambles

            And for some reason, when I call someone “Almost-a-Colonel,” they get upset.

            I’m just trying to encourage them.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          Good, if he’d reached O6, he would have sunk my battleship.

      • jenny_whyme

        He’s out of jail.
        He’s guilty.

        I suppose Trump may be hoping he never gets charged with anything. Generally why pardons happen after someone’s convicted and after the dust has settled. Not before.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          There was of course the infamous pardon of one Tricky Dick Nixon before he was even indicted for anything he did while President.

          • jenny_whyme

            Right. But that got him out of office without the country going through a painful impeachment hearing and trial.

            Looking back, maybe we would have been better off if they had gone through with impeaching him instead.

        • Blanche de Shambles

          Apparently his convictions were vacated due to issues around his testimony before Congress.

          Ain’t that some bull shit?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            It’s called “following the process” when you’re white, “technicalities” when you’re blah.

        • little miss high and mighty

          I just pray Bob M. does not break our hearts.

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      They could still get out on a technicality, like a common Pointdexter.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      And it does not extend to state law violations – heh heh

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I like this Slatesplain. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/11/robert_mueller_s_brilliant_strategy_for_outmaneuvering_trump_pardons.html
      IOW, Mueller holds off on some charges, so that NY has something to hang them on. Refuse to cooperate and you’re fucked. Accept a pardon and you’re fucked.

      I like cut of this guy Mueller’s jib.

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        I can’t WAIT for his memoirs when this is all over.

        • kareemachan

          Dang, I hadn’t even thought of that. Me too!

    • kareemachan

      Hey, you expect them to appreciate nuances of a situation. Silly….

    • Ms.Moon

      Plus because Manafort did so much of his criming in New York AG Schneiderman will be waiting for him outside the courtroom to have him arrested and charged with his many, many crimes and then go to State prison.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just sayin’! A little sumthin’ for the ladies. ___ Looking at you Conway, Sanders, McFarland, Hicks….and you might try one on yourself, Ivy!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DN42dtGVAAAo8jR.jpg

    • elviouslyqueer

      Sarah Sanders (PBUH) is gonna need one the size of a Birkin Bag. Or, failing that, a saddle bag to hang around her neck.

      Yea yea yea. BLESS HER HEART.

      • Andre

        I won’t attack her for her physical attributes, I mean can you imagine having to grow up Huckabee. That being said, regardless of the size of canklette(?), it will have to be reupholstered in what haute couture refers as “Grandma’s slipcovers”.

        • Spurning Beer

          Or possibly a quilted ankle bracelet cozy.

          • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

            That’ll just lead to sweaty ankles…

  • BreakingDeadMen

    Go to jail, do not collect 200 Rubles.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    So while awaiting trial for selling drugs, the suspect began selling drugs to prove his innocence.

    • anon_the_great

      Well, lawyers don’t grow on trees

      • Me not sure

        Nuts do.

      • little miss high and mighty

        “Here I sits
        My buns all burny
        Givin birth
        To a new attorney.”

      • puredog

        They do if you’re wearing a “lawyer-tree-rope” t-shirt.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Scorpion gets a ride on a frog….

    • Covfefe

      How late are you going to raise money to pay your lawyer? Then the feds come to the lawyer and seize that money as contraband and maybe charge the lawyer as a co-conspirator.

  • Gorillionaire

    Again, pretty lenient treatment considering this fucker is literally a traitor to his country.

    • Non-Threatening Ron

      He can’t run – he’s too easy to spot and track. And if he DOES run they just need to follow him because the twunt will almost certainly run to another of the players in this little melodrama. Gotcha!
      Come to think of it, that’s exactly what happened here. I’d bet a cookie Mueller was expecting it.

      • Historicat

        Maybe this whole editorial thing was a cover and Paulie was trying to arrange a nice vacation on the Black Sea?

  • Bananas Foster

    OT:

    I’m fairly certain that Trump and the RNC’s revived support of Moore is what made the Democrats force Conyers out.

    • Paperless Tiger

      A sacrifice to the Getcha Gods?

      • Bananas Foster

        Regaining moral high ground.

        • cmd resistor

          For what it’s worth.

  • Joe Beese

    The German bank that has lent President Trump hundreds of millions of dollars over the years was subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Reuters and Bloomberg reported. Deutsche Bank received a subpoena “several weeks ago” for financial records related to Trump and his family, unnamed sources told the outlets.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/deutsche-bank-trump-records-mueller

    • Joe Beese

      Josh Marshall:

      As we’ve discussed before, actually going back 18 months, all major banks have for years refused to do business with Donald Trump. The exception is Deutsche Bank, which is of course not a US bank but does substantial business in the US and is on the scale of other big banks that have refused to do business with the now President.

      Why Deutsche Bank still works with Trump (they financed most of the DC Trump hotel project, for instance) is a basic question running through the Russia story. I’ve had a couple theories. One is simply this: that years ago Trump realized that he couldn’t be shut out by every major bank. He needed at least one major lender who would still do business with him and thus made sure not to cheat or gouge them as actively as he did the others. (This wasn’t terribly credible since he got in a legal tangle with DB a few years ago demanding that he be released from his debt to the bank and be reimbursed because of the banks role in the 2008 financial crisis. Yes, he sued saying he should be released from repaying a loan.) The other possibility is that there was some extra-economic factor that kept them lending.

      Along those lines many have pointed out that lots of Russian money goes through Deutsche Bank and indeed the bank has been repeatedly fined for Russian money laundering. The Deutsche Bank subpoena is certainly about probing the President’s financial ties to Russia, which are as we know extensive.

      Let’s note too what we’ve argued repeatedly which is that Donald Trump’s finances, quite apart from the specific matter of campaign collusion, simply can’t withstand any real legal scrutiny. This is the kind of move Trump has suggested might provoke him to fire Mueller.

      • h4rr4r

        Who cosigns these loans, that is what I want to know.

        I suspect the loans are not to “Donald Trump” but to a series of companies one of which is used to launder russkie rubles.

        So company DJT and Company backward R get a loan. Company DJT immediately gives 75% of the borrowed money to Company backwards N. Company DJT can’t pay back the loan and backwards R steps in and pays it back. TaDa!

        • Me not sure

          Is Deutsche Bank simply acting as a “pass through” for Russian money going to Trump? If so are these truly loans or some kind of conduit for payments for service to Trump in pursuit of Russian policy objectives. Inquiring minds…

          • little miss high and mighty

            Bet its part of the Nordstream pippeline monkeyshines in Berlin

          • h4rr4r

            Another good theory.

        • FauxAntocles

          Hint: Initials are VVP

          • h4rr4r

            I suspect not.

            Vlad is not a stupid man. He has some other asshole who will end up holding the bag. This person takes that risk in exchange for a lot of money.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            Vlad has all the best villains, believe me!

      • Tetman Callis

        There is no bad loan that DB, the Bundesrepublik’s foremost RICO, wouldn’t want to get a piece of. I can know this, having worked on several white-collar cases where DB was among the usual suspects.

        • Joe Beese

          Still more trustworthy than Wells Fargo.

          • Non-Threatening Ron

            ‘I demand to see the manager. I never opened a “Special Russian Money Laundering Account”!’

          • Mehmeisterjr

            And still a better love story than Twilight.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Dirty rubles go in, clean Euros come out. You can’t explain that!

  • Blanche de Shambles

    Jared Kushner: “Hey! I thought I was the stupid one!”

    Carter Page: “Hold my beer.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Uday and Qusay: “Ours too!”

      • Blanche de Shambles

        Boys, boys- you can all be the stupid one.

  • Me not sure

    “Paul, don’t make me stop this car and get out the Lecter mask!” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9075103e26bcee4f194188dfcb214e7270255ac370817ec894daaf13438194e8.jpg

  • Christopher Story

    Haha haha! Can’t fuck around like you could in Ukraine.

  • Scooby

    Next he is going to call Putin as a character witness.

    • Bill D. Burger

      And if he cooperates with Mueller, Putin probably has some fresh polonium tea ready to serve him.
      What’s a traitor to do?

  • MynameisBlarney

    3000 hrs of what turmp said on vidja.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2017/12/3000-hours-searchable

  • Baconzhurtzin’

    OT.
    I’m still curious about this kangaroo thing.

    • Daniel

      It’s natural to be curious. Just don’t put anything in its pouch without its consent.

      • Baconzhurtzin’

        I want to engage in fisticuffs. Because really. Given the opportunity wouldn’t you punch a large rodent?

        • Daniel

          Well, I’m no Westley the farm boy.

          Sadly.

          • MynameisBlarney

            As you wish.

        • Doug Langley
          • Msgr_MΩment

            “This is for framing dingo, yoooman!”

        • kareemachan

          Not one of them. They can kill you with a kick. But you can try, if you wish. We’ll watch.

        • Invisible Bunyip

          Up to a certain value of “large”, sure. When a full grown male red kangaroo straightens up they can top six feet. They also have a lower center of gravity than you, claws, and can balance on their tails to use all four legs to attack.

    • little miss high and mighty

      is this a thing or is it the new meds?
      We are just as curious.
      What you got there, Bac?

      • Baconzhurtzin’

        Just on pcp 3 boxes of wine, nine joints, and sniffing that stuff on scratch off lottery tickets. But I can stop any time

        • little miss high and mighty

          holdin out on us again, we see.

    • tehbaddr

      Kangaroo curious? That’s usually a passing phase in young adulthood!

  • Oblios_Cap

    If Manafort was a brown, he’d be under the jail.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      He would have been shot dead before even getting to the jail to be fingerprinted.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Who was THE FUCKING MORON who made this guy the head of his presidential campaign anyway?

    • Edith Prickly

      Trump hires only the best stupid people.

      • Bill D. Burger

        Trump surrounds himself only with the smartest, bestest’ people.

        • kareemachan

          Yuuugely bestest.

    • gd

      It rhymes with “toot in”.

  • canes_pugnaces

    This is really little more than the parable of the frog and the scorpion. Although, in this case there are a lot more scorpions than frogs.

    • little miss high and mighty

      needz moar skorpions!

    • RandomNameAllocated

      Ah, the winds of change….

  • Joe Beese

    Whatever you think about Conyers, are you not disgusted by his endorsement of his son to replace him?

    • Edith Prickly

      Yes. That’s not how democracy is supposed to work.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Then again, Muriel Humphrey Brown served out her husband’s Senate term.

        • Royal Ugly Dude

          I don’t think Monica Conyers is available. I think she’s still in prison.

        • Querolous

          Also Maurine Neuberger.

      • Antonin Dvorak

        Agreed, it’s a good thing the Michigan Primary isn’t until August. Local Dems have plenty of time to find someone else.

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        It’s not?
        – Shrub
        Apparently not.
        – ¡Jeb!

        • Edith Prickly

          In Jeb’s case, it did work. :)

    • Bananas Foster

      Fuck the whole concept of legacy politics.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      yes. He’s so entrenched he thinks its a dynastic entitlement.

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      His wife lost her seat on the Detroit city council when she went to prison for bribery, so, I guess she’s ineligible…

  • fawkedifiknow

    I swear, the consummate stupidity is strong in everyone Trump comes into contact with.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Seriously, would you make any deal with that guy?

      Would someone with an ounce of brains or integrity?

      • Bill D. Burger

        And you’ve just put your finger on exactly why the flailing idiots that surround him are there.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      When you’re used to getting away with all kinds of illegal stuff, that little angel that sits on your shoulder whispering worries about you getting caught into your ear quits.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        and you go from a position of nobody really cares what you are up to to being watch by millions of people.

        • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

          I think it’s only dozens he really has to worry about, but… he can’t seem to do that either.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Shortey, who served as chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign in
      2016, can be seen wearing a T-shirt saying “make me a sandwich” with the
      Biblical quote from Ephesians 5:22. The reference is about the
      subjugation of women.

      Economic anxiety comes in many forms.

    • Bill D. Burger

      “Moore” Oklahoma, child trafficking, pedophilia……~warning…stand back!~

      Irony overload!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9cb17e7be718239e090cf6e0484d0f28e82e812d5a5b3c838c7d48debd591787.jpg

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Shortey continues to request proof that the boy is under age and the officer continues to promise that the age is true.

      So from ‘Innocent until proven guilty’, we now reach ‘over age until proven under.’ Did Roy Moore come up with that?

      • Covfefe

        I believe the cop. It’s called “entrapment.”

    • elviouslyqueer

      Something something Party of Family Values something something something.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      “You got ID. Shortey does not sound like a real last name.” “Whatever you are doing here, it’s a bad fucking idea.” LOL. Cop is hilariously to the point.

      • Nockular cavity

        “Whatever you’re doing, it’s a bad f*cking idea.”

        Kinda the motto of Trumpist US America, right?

    • TJ Barke

      “Only the best people”

  • ManchuCandidate

    Trumpopoly
    The new board game from Parker Brothers. It’s fun for the whole family…
    Dad, this game sucks! Almost every space is a GO TO JAIL or TRAITOR GO TO JAIL spot. The only one you can win is TAX CUTS or PUTIN BANK GRANTS YOU A LOAN OF 300 MILLION.
    Shut up Johnny. It will teach you that character doesn’t matter only how you look important.

    Trump poly!!!

    • Spurning Beer

      I think I’ll wait for the Papadopoly game.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Me too. Not hyperbolic, Soft spoken to the point guy.

      • Mary

        Google is paying 97$ per hour,with weekly payouts.You can also avail this.
        On tuesday I got a brand new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four weeks..with-out any doubt it’s the most-comfortable job I have ever done .. It Sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
        fj323d:
        ➽➽
        ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleOnlineBoxEasyTechJobsOpportunities/easy/jobs ★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫:::::fj323lhh

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Adam Schiff for preznit!!!!!

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    These assclowns just are not taking Mueller seriously. This and the bungling contradictory defenses by Dotard’s lawyers — Dowd (president cannot obstruct justice, which appears to assume he has) to Cobb’s (no no, we are not going that route). Good thing they are so fucking stupid or this could take years to unravel.

    • Thiazin Red

      And based on the emails, public statements and everything we’ve seen so for they didn’t even try to cover it up.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        And based on the emails, public statements and everything we’ve seen so for they didn’t even try to cover it up.

        If Watergate taught us anything: the cover up is worse than the crime. These morans avoided a cover up by accident.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Who names their kid Ty Cobb anyway? He was a vicious sadistic old racist.

      • Antonin Dvorak

        He is Ty Cobb IV, so he carrying on the family tradition.

      • kareemachan

        And give me a break with the mustache crap.

    • Edith Prickly

      They really are a special kind of stupid .

    • kareemachan

      Well, the good lawyers bailed out FAST once they figured out the situation.

      • Ms.Moon

        Good lawyers will not represent Trump is is a crap client. His entire history is of non payment for services rendered and lies, lies, lies. A good lawyer would say thanks but no thanks and save themselves a world of headache.

    • Bill D. Burger

      ~They are the best. Trump only hires the best.~

      https://mattsko.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/buster-keaton-cops-gif.gif

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      Somebody described Mueller as a Panzer Tank. It seems to fit.

    • Historicat

      That’s what worries me. I mean, they are incredibly stupid but even they have to have some sort of emergency backup plan. If their plan is “start a war” or “ignore the courts” we’re going to go from bad to nightmarish.

  • The Wanderer

    I actually see people like Manafort among our clientele. Two cases in point: One guy back in the late 1980s who tried to contact Soldier of Fortune to hire mercs to bust him out of jail, and another (last week) who was using a third party to email the victim in his attempted murder / domestic violence case.

    Balls big as church bells.

    • BigCSouthside

      Brains big as peanuts

      • The Wanderer

        Nature has to balance the books somehow.

    • beatbort

      And brains small as peas

  • Non-Threatening Ron

    May I suggest THIS ankle bracelet? http://www.edmontonjournal.com/cms/binary/11412347.jpg

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      And a trip on a boat? With votes?

      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        Why, you’d have to be dinghy.

        • Oblios_Cap

          Oar maybe not.

        • SDGeoff3

          How canoe say such a thing?

        • FlemmishSpy

          It sounds nautical.

        • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

          Seems like a rather stern reaction.

          • Nockular cavity

            Take a bow.

          • mailman27

            I’m raising a glass of port as we speak!

        • Paul

          Stop, you’re keeling me.

          • Querolous

            Mast stop this punning!

      • OrdinaryJoe

        I’m sure Putin would love to have one of his people take Manaforte out fishing. “Won’t see Paulie around no more.”

      • BearGHAZI

        I’m on starboard with that

  • little miss high and mighty

    we gotta run. work
    be well
    bye
    leaving still sore on the unnoticed occuatin problem vocal support.
    It was due to the ORANGE DISTRACTION investigation.
    DJT will get away with tons of crap whie we bemoan the optics way over here.
    So, sore, sleep it off.
    We’re still friends.
    Love

    LMH&M

  • Spurning Beer

    Mr. Mueller should apply for patent protection on his Smirk Remover technique.

    • FlemmishSpy

      It starts early in the morning with FBI agents in your apartment and you still in bed.

      • Spurning Beer

        Stubborn smirks may require repeated treatment.

        • C4TWOMAN

          Flynn isn’t keeping up with his treatments, I see.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          Before using Mueller Smirk Removal, consult your attorney. Possible side-effects may include incarceration, forfeiture of assets and Sudden Presidential Estrangement Syndrome.

  • The Wanderer

    (sighs) Well, here’s part of my day off done. I’ve had breakfast, tea (not coffee), done some Xmas cybershopping, and have taken a shower.

    Nothing for it.

    I must put on pants and do a bit of shopping.

    • C4TWOMAN

      No! Not the PANTS!

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      They’re not pants. They’re LIES.

    • kareemachan

      I did some cyber shopping on Amazon last weekend, and got an email yesterday from them saying they couldn’t ship a PLASTIC TRICYCLE to WA state cuz of state regulations. A freaking plastic tricycle. WTF?

  • beatbort

    Manafort has lived by the rules of the dictatorships from which he made his cash stash that he can’t handle living in a place that has the rule of law. He’s like a porn actor who is trying to quit his profession…uh, never mind, don’t know where I was going with this metaphor, probably nowhere good…

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      And then the boning began

      • Oblios_Cap

        After 4 hours, call a doctor…

  • Cock Blockula

    I once worked with a woman who had scars on her ankle caused by an ankle bracelet. Her story, however, was that it was an alien implant and she was able to remove it post-abduction, hence the scar.

    Manafort could borrow this story to convince Alex Jones’ listeners of his innocence.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      How cause scarring? Bad removal tools?

      • Cock Blockula

        Exactly.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Alex Jones wouldn’t need to be convinced. He would even claim to have helped take it off.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      That alien probe must have been seriously miscalibrated if it hit the ankle.

    • Teto85

      It’s not alien abduction until he gets his anal probe.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    “There are a lot of non-accusers.”

    https://twitter.com/kharyp/status/938053386737475585

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      There are two kinds of teenage girls in Alabammy. The ones Roy Moore has perved on, and the ones he hasn’t met yet.

      • Parakeetist

        Vomit

    • Spurning Beer

      “Your honor, the court fails to appreciate all the pedestrians my client did not run over.”

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Why do you hate Jesus and Christians?

      • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

        I don’t hate Jesus. I don’t *believe* in him, but I don’t hate him.

        His followers, on the other hand, regularly test my dedication to great grandmotherly kindness.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I don’t actually have damage with Jesus, and some of the best people I’ve known have been small-c christians.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          I occasionally meet a real Christian, and I tend to like them, also, too.

  • Belasaurius

    throw his ass in county

  • Joel T Sprecher

    Do these master criminals not know that FBI/CIA/NIA are listening and reading every email & phone call? What kind of security professional is Mike Flynn? Makes calls to Russians on cell phone, figures it is secure. Wow. Not exactly Lex Luthor(?).

    • Ghenghis McCann

      As supervillains go, he might be Lex Pretend.

    • Me not sure

      A govt. issued phone at that. All govt. issued phones are subject to monitoring.

      • h4rr4r

        Your post has many extra words. I have tried to fix it for you.

        A govt. issued phone at that.All govt. issued phones are subject to monitoring.

    • bbayliss

      Of course he knew, which raises the question of why he thought he was immune.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      It’s almost as if the Russians are trying to set him up by getting him to do things that will end up putting his ass in jail.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      These guys are a couple sequels removed from the original cold war spymasters, kind of like Richard Pryor in Superman III.

    • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

      Have you tried to find a pay phone these days.

  • Anne Of Green Bagels

    only the best people.

  • Ricky-pus gutted tub of guts

    Remember folks, he is innocent until
    he proves himself guilty!

    • OrdinaryJoe

      And he is doing one hell of a job accomplishing that.

      • Ricky-pus gutted tub of guts

        Manafort Destiny

        • ColumbusLib

          Nice!

  • Zach Williams

    Wondering if we can put a taser in shitheel’s ankle bracelet this time.

  • bluicebank

    This is either a Mueller team-member sending a message at Manafort’s Florida home, or Florida Man making the rounds on a Friday night. Could be both. Vid and screen shot:

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/enraged-man-caught-stabbing-inflatable-snowman/exdwlrzde64faun9oocvwkl-9-yu9xku

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2fa4ef66e9740b23ba30f4dc64d8aa0c0b7c425160c90ccd62c041fb7635e22d.jpg

  • WotsAllThisThen

    This is the worst injustice since Brock the rapist was unable to enjoy his favorite steak.

    http://www.scarymommy.com/brock-turner-dad-judge-letter/

  • Ergoetal

    Don’t know what’s wrong with a regular old jail cell for this guy. Anybody?

    • Christopher Story

      Rich

    • The Wanderer

      I don’t see a problem with this.

      Lock him up!
      Lock him up!
      Lock him up!

    • NastyBossetti

      Well, he’s white, for one thing.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      That’s for the little people

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      not blah or Messican or poor, so no real jail

    • OrdinaryJoe

      I’m shocked he hung around in the US long enough to get arrested. As I understand it, he has assets all over the world that are untouchable.

      • C4TWOMAN

        This is what I wonder about Jarvanka. They know what’s coming , why not leg it?
        In Manny’s case maybe he really thought he was untouchable…

        • OrdinaryJoe

          I believe they are all counting on pardons.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Man, if true, that is some reckless, arrogant delusion. Trump can only pardon federal crimes. How can they be so sure they won’t be nicked at the state level?

        • NastyBossetti

          All of these people have never seen a consequence for anything in their lives. I’m sure they believe they are above consequences, so they’re probably not worried about it.

      • The Person.

        What if the plan from the beginning was for Russia, Poland, Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines to invade as a ‘peacekeeping coalition,’ on Trump’s request, when impeachment/conviction becomes inevitable. If trump ordered the Armed Forces to stand down, some of’em would and some of’em wouldn’t, and there’d be no way to fight that many fronts while also suppressing mutiny.

    • rocktonsam

      In time my friend, in good time.

    • Crystalclear12

      I imagine there were objections from the other prisoners.
      That whole cruel and unusual thing.

    • LiberalANDProud

      Regular jail? Puleeease. He’s gonna be high class pussy in the slammer.

    • Shibusa

      Maybe one of those nice, for-profit prisons that Jeff Sessions is so fond of.

    • phoenix00

      That’s for the poors. Like, say, Hillary.

  • nightmoth

    Nobody in Trump’s camp understands or practices STFU.

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      Why should they? They seem to believe they are above the law.

      • nightmoth

        Good. Being above the law puts them in a fine position for it to bite them in their butts.

        • Bebecca

          Fortunately their arrogance has made them stupid and wreckless.

          • Jennaratrix

            Oh, I don’t know; they seem to be leaving plenty of wrecks in their wake.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I used to have a job where I’d write STFU on my hand in Sharpie every morning.

      • NastyBossetti

        Like on your knuckles, so it would be the last thing someone testing your patience saw before you hit them?

        • Courser_Resistance

          I’ve seen that in photos! But no, on the webbing between my left thumb and forefinger. As a reminder that when my supervisor wanted to hear from me, she’ll beat it out of me. No idea what happened, but one day she suddenly loathed me. Eventually got my fired under the ‘We can fire anybody at any time and don’t have to give a reason why. Fuck you’ law.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      That’s ‘cuz “omertà” is a furrin word. It even has one of them funny marks up top!!

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    Mr. Mueller today notified Deutsche Bank that he wants to see the Trump Family banking records.
    I’m sure some of Trump’s dummy corporations transferred funds back and forth to Manafort’s dummy corporations.

    • Shibusa

      Imagine the raging that went on in the West Wing when that news hit President Bone Spurs twitter feed.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Does he even know? If it isn’t on Fox & Friends, it didn’t happen.

    • James Smith

      Yes, I believe in all this mess, a lot of dummies were involved

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Courser_Resistance

    Mueller should put him under house arrest. In a Motel 6

    • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

      As a maid for community service.

    • phoenix00

      Can’t even claim that he stayed at a Holiday Inn last night. Sad!

  • Jennaratrix

    Looks like Manafort should go back to Aldrich Ames’ School for People Who Can’t Traitor Good and Want to Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    These people really do feel that the rules don’t apply to them.

    • Boscoe

      And unfortunately, history mostly reinforces their point of view.

  • Dutchman

    Soooo, if Jared and Ivanka get sent to the hooscow would their kids go to Tiffany? Noone else in the family has good enough character to be acceptable to any DCFS organization that I’m aware of.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Either Tiffany or Jared’s liberal brother.

      • MamaBrown

        Tiffany no more wants to be saddled with the Kushner issue than she wants to fly to the moon. Real talk.

  • Boscoe

    I don’t understand why Manafort isn’t in a cell. Does anyone really think the $11 mil in real estate wasn’t just a fee to get that gps removed from a guy worth well over $100 mil so he can flee? Super rich guy + lots of foreign friends + looking down the barrel of what could amount to essentially a life sentence = HE IS GOING TO RUN, YOU MORANS. :P

    • orlaheho

      I am not a law type person, but I suspect if I google “flight risk” I will get a picture of Paul Manafort.

      • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

        Google Asshole, also too!

        • phoenix00

          Trump’s the top hit on there. Trust me I’ve checked.

    • Jennaratrix

      According to the linked article, Manafort and his wife were required to turn over their passports, and did so.

      http://uk.businessinsider.com/paul-manafort-bail-agreement-mueller-russia-investigation-trump-2017-11?r=US&IR=T

      • MamaBrown

        All of them? Doesn’t Manafort have three passports? (couple of visas? doesn’t even know his real name?) Sorry. I’ll see myself out.

      • phoenix00

        That’s not gonna stop him trying.

    • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

      I believe in the filing it mentions that one of the properties he put up for bail is subject to forfeiture under the indictment anyway.

  • ltmcdies

    did Manafort really think Mueller wasn’t going to keep tabs on him. It’s not like surveillance wasn’t a thing before GPS monitoring

  • Bitter Scribe

    These guys need help from Russians to whine in the press? Do they need Ivan to give them directions to the john too?

    • redarmyzombie

      Da.

  • theblackdog

    Wonder if sending him to jail will make him flip.

  • MamaBrown

    The gall is breathtaking. This guy really thinks he can do whatever he damn well pleases and somehow he won’t land in jail. I’m living for the day I see him perp walked into court in a fetching orange jumpsuit. LIVING for it.

  • emberglance

    Manafort cannot be allowed to go jail without access to his preferred brand of “deep chestnut” hair dye. The consequences otherwise are cruel, unusual and probably unconstitutional.

    • mailman27

      Not to mention unnatural, because that dye job looks so frigging natural!!

      • emberglance

        His youthful looks are a bit part of his appeal.

  • Cat Cafe

    It seems so clear to me–he’s frightened of someone/something a whole lot nastier than the United States.

    • evergreendeadly

      Yep – my husband and I were saying the same thing. Checking his tea for polonium right about now, I’d imagine.

    • evergreendeadly

      Yep – my husband and I were saying the same thing. Checking his tea for polonium right about now, I’d imagine.

  • Dude tried to use a leveraged property for bail
    LOL

  • chronozoan

    And this guy was THE BRAINS behind Donald Trump

  • Tony Prost

    Bunch of fucking amateurs

  • phoenix00

    LOCK HIM UP!

  • javadavis

    I can see an argument that he is likely willing to forfeit all of his US properties in order to post bail. If he runs, it won’t be to anywhere in the US anyway, will it?

  • Mary

    Google is paying 97$ per hour,with weekly payouts.You can also avail this.
    On tuesday I got a brand new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four weeks..with-out any doubt it’s the most-comfortable job I have ever done .. It Sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    fj323d:
    ➽➽
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleOnlineBoxEasyTechJobsOpportunities/easy/jobs ★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫★★✫★✫:::::fj323lh

  • SeeTrainOffTheRails

    This isn’t even “Stupid Watergate” anymore.

    It’s just “Stupidgate.”

Previous articleBarack Obama Seizing 4,000 Guns — From Beyond The Grave!
Next articleRape Fan Mike Cernovich Gets Sam Seder Fired For Not Liking Rape. Welcome To Trump’s MSNBC!