The Trump administration has been finding themselves in various sticky situations since Donald Trump became the president of the United States. Yet another person with close links to the president has been indicted by a federal grand jury; things are not looking good.
Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as well as his business associate Rick Gates are facing charges of conspiracy against the United States in addition to other felony charges.
The indictments were unsealed on Monday and contain 12 counts, which include conspiracy to launder money, failing to register as a foreign agent, false statements and multiple counts of failing to file reports for foreign bank accounts.
Scott Dworkin, co-founder of the Democratic Coalition, shared a segment from Manafort’s indictment on Twitter, outlining details of just how bad it is for Manafort. According to the segment Dworkin shared, Manafort had over $75 million go through offshore accounts, more than $18 million of which was laundered. Not only that, but Manafort kept this all hidden from the US Treasury, the Department of Justice, and others.
Paul Manafort had over $75 million flow thru offshore accounts, he laundered more than $18 million of it—concealed it from US Treasury & DoJ pic.twitter.com/NjHrAmasrb
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 30, 2017
Both Manafort and Gates turned themselves in to the FBI on Monday, and are expected to appear in court later on Monday to face the charges brought forth by Robert Mueller’s team, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
People had very strong reactions to Dworkin’s Tweet regarding Manafort’s indictment, but all seemed to agree on one thing; Paul Manafort is in deep trouble, and it may just be deserved.
The real issue is not allowing a Criminal President to abuse & use his power to Pardon.His treason is unprecedented & should be treated as .
— LaMonica (@LaMonica) October 30, 2017
Just the tip of the iceberg ?
— Pauline Wilson (@ANSTELLOK) October 30, 2017
Will Manafort have to pay back taxes on the $75 million?
— Chauncey Gardener (@turnedontruth) October 30, 2017