Open thread—BREAKING: MANAFORT PLEA DEAL GONE!
News has just broken as of a few minutes ago that Paul Manafort’s plea bargain with the government has been rescinded. Why? Because he was caught lying to the Office of the Special Counsel after agreeing to his plea deal.
Remember that ten days ago Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III asked for a delay in reporting to the court on Manafort’s deal. Now we know why. It wasn’t because Manafort was needed for upcoming indictments, but because he foolishly continued to lie to the OSC.
This tells me two things.
Manafort is one of the dumbest people on the planet. He still, after all this time, thought he could put one over on Mueller. He found to his terminal detriment that this isn’t the case.
Mueller doesn’t actually need Manafort’s testimony. If he has information which ferreted out Manafort’s lies, then he likely has all the information he needs to go after the regime.
It is just gobsmacking that these people think they are above the law and consequences. But there you have it. Fascists usually do think this.
We are very fortunate that we’re not dealing with the sharpest tools in the shed. But if you look at your average American fascist, they’re not the brightest bulbs. If they were at all competent, we’d be in camps by now.
So what now? For what it’s worth, I think Mueller is waiting until Democrats take over in little over a month. Then the dams will burst.
But, we just don’t know. Except this: they’re all morons filled with hubris. That will be their downfall.
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