It is the circle of (Putin) life as Paul Manafort’s lawyers are representing Rudy Guiliani’s arrested co-conspirators in the Ukraine scandal.
Ken Dilanian of NBC News tweeted:
Representing Parnas and Furman for today’s initial appearance: Kevin Downing and Thomas Zehnle, who also represented Paul Manafort in his trial here. Because, why not. https://t.co/j1AUIvI8Xw
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) October 10, 2019
The nation has reached the point in Trump’s crime wave, where the storylines are beginning to overlap. It isn’t a coincidence that the same guys who represented Paul Manafort are representing two foreign nationals who are accused of illegally funneling foreign political donations to PACs supporting and Republican candidates. There is a web of crime and corruption that wasn’t explored by Mueller to its full extent because that wasn’t his mandate.
The fact that Manafort’s lawyers are representing Giuliani’s clients who were helping him try to dig up dirt on Biden in Ukraine should set off red flags and alarm bells for the country. The top of the Republican Party has sold itself to foreign governments and nationals. Ukraine was just the beginning.
The corruption at the core of Trump’s Republican Party is only beginning to be exposed.
For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association