Rachel Maddow is breaking the news that a criminal subpoena has been issued about a loan that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort took out with a Trump business associate.
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) May 17, 2017
Maddow said, “NBC News can confirm tonight that another subpoena has now been issued in the ongoing federal investigations into Donald Trump’s campaign and his associates…This new subpoena relates to a loan that was taken out by Paul Manafort immediately after he resigned from the Trump campaign under a cloud of suspicion about his ties to pro-Putin political interests in Ukraine….A subpoena has gone out. It is related to a specific loan from a company that is related to a previous Trump business associate.”
The news that Maddow broke is flying under the radar compared to a Comey that could provide evidence that Trump obstructed justice, but it really shouldn’t because it is a reminder that there are already ongoing criminal investigations into the Trump campaign.
This White House doesn’t have just one scandal. They have multiple five-alarm fires going on around them on all fronts.
The answers to many of the questions relating to the Russia scandal are likely to be found by following the money, and the money trail may lead us right back to Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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