According to the New York Times, Robert Mueller has informed Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, that he’s getting indicted.
Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret offshore bank accounts. They even photographed the expensive suits in his closet.
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, then followed the house search with a warning: His prosecutors told Mr. Manafort they planned to indict him, said two people close to the investigation.
The focus of the investigation appears to be on Manafort’s personal finances, and doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Trump.
Mr. Manafort is under investigation for possible violations of tax laws, money-laundering prohibitions and requirements to disclose foreign lobbying. Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, is being scrutinized for foreign lobbying work as well as for conversations he had last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. On Monday, Mr. Flynn’s siblings announced the creation of a legal-defense fund to help cover their brother’s “enormous” legal fees.
When you think about it, this actually makes sense. I mean, after all, since the extensive mission to find any hint of evidence to Trump-Russia collusion has fallen completely flat, and considering all the digging, someone has to be a scapegoat, right?
Unfortunately for Manafort, it looks like he is destined to be just that.