Robert Mueller filed a superseding indictment against Paul Manafort for obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Mueller went after Manafort for obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice:
The charges dealing with Obstruction of Justice and Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice are from 2018 pic.twitter.com/uxSiN3sGv1
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) June 8, 2018
Read the full indictment:manafort-indictment
Mueller’s indictment also included charges of tax evasion, money laundering, and working as an unregistered foreign agent. The new name in the indictment is Manafort’s Ukranian associate Konstantin Kilimnik.
Mueller’s Manafort was a message to Trump
It isn’t a coincidence that Robert Mueller indicted Paul Manafort for the same crimes that President Trump is under investigation for, and that this indictment comes days after Trump’s propaganda arm Sean Hannity told Mueller’s witnesses to destroy evidence. The new Manafort indictment is a loud and strong message to Trump and his allies that obstruction of justice will not be tolerated.
Trump is running out of options, so he and his supporters tried to use Fox News to obstruct the Russia investigation. What Sean Hannity did on the air was a crime, and Robert Mueller is making it known that anyone who tries to commit this crime is going to get themselves into a world of legal hurt.
The Special Counsel is playing chess while Trump is playing Candyland.
If Trump wants to obstruct justice, Robert Mueller just showed him this is going to end.
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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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