Today has certainly been an incriminating day in the United States Government. Two of the president's top men Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort have been found guilty of crimes that directly could tie back to the Trump Administration.
First of all, Let's look at the Manafort verdict. Manafort was convicted of 8 of the 18 charges brought against him. Charges of Tax fraud, hiding international bank accounts, and bank fraud. The other ten charges were considered a mistrial. Manafort is expected back in a DC area court for more possible convictions later. Here is a breakdown of the counts he was found guilty on.
Count 1: Tax Fraud — Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2010 (3 year maximum sentence)
Count 2: Tax Fraud — Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2011 (3 year max sentence)
Count 3: Tax Fraud - Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2012 (3 year maximum sentence)
Count 4: Tax Fraud — Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2013 (3 year maximum sentence)
Count 5: Tax Fraud — Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2014 (3 year maximum sentence)
Count 12: Hiding Foreign Bank Accounts — Failure to File Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts in 2012 (5 year maximum sentence)
Count 25: Bank Fraud — $3.4 million Citizens Bank loan (30 year maximum sentence)
Count 27: Bank Fraud — $1 million Bank of California loan (30 year maximum sentence)
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty today on eight counts of tax evasion, lying to a financial institution, and campaign finance violations. Cohen said that "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office," he kept information that would have been harmful to the candidate and the campaign from becoming public. This means Cohen has admitted to paying off Stormy Daniels at the advice of Trump. So long story short, Trump has been implicated.
Other news today also has involved Mollie Tibbets a missing Iowa college student who went missing. It has now been known her body was found in a cornfield and a 24-year-old illegal immigrant has been arrested in connection to the case.
Whether you want to admit it or not, this has been a wild news day. What do you think is going to be next in the Robert Mueller investigation? How much longer do you think it will be until we see another Watergate or Teapot Dome style hearing?