Tuesday open thread—Oh, the shit's about to hit the fan
Forgive the cussing in the title, but the shit is about to hit the fan.
First, in the Manafort trial, it seems that the jury is deadlocked on only one count of the indictment. Now, of course, in bizarro-world, this could meant that they've voted to acquit on all other 17 counts. And, as we are bizarro-world-adjacent, we don't want to discount that. But more likely than not, it means that they've voted to convict on 17 counts and are deadlocked over one. The verdict could come down today.
And then, MSNBC is reporting that Mickey Blue Eyes is in talks to plea bargain with the Southern District of New York, and it may be announced as soon as today. If your choice is between going down for a $20 million bank fraud, or give up the chief rat Donnie Brasco—who has thrown you under the semi and run you over repeated times—well, it's not a hard choice.
Today may turn out to be a very bad, no good, awful day for Don John Trump.
Stay tuned to this space.
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