DEEP STATE ROLLS DEEP
Manafort, Cohen, Flynn: The List of Trump’s Crooked Apprentices Keeps Growing
Including Michael Cohen, there are at least 8 people in the president’s orbit who are either convicted, guilty, or under investigation.
President Donald Trump every day decries federal investigations as a “witch hunt,” but the venn diagram of Trump associates and people indicted, convicted, or under investigation for federal crimes is getting bigger. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has extracted guilty pleas or convictions of six Trump associates. Another Trump intimate, Roger Stone, appears to be the focus of a growing scrutiny by Mueller’s office. Take a look at all the president’s men who are now facing down the feds.
Former chairman of the Trump presidential campaign in 2016. Mueller’s office charged Manafort with 18 counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy and he was convicted of eight counts in August 2018.
Trump’s former personal attorney. He pleaded guilty in August 2018 to two counts of campaign finance violations for orchestrating hush money payments to Trump’s alleged mistresses at the direction of his former boss, in addition to tax and bank fraud charges.
Former Trump campaign advisor and longtime friend of Trump. Mueller’s team has focused its investigation closely on Stone as of late, issuing subpoenas to a radio host who allegedly acted as a middleman between Stone and WikiLeaks in August 2018 and Kristin Davis, the “Manhattan Madam,” a friend of Stone’s, in July 2018.
Trump’s former National Security Advisor. He pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
Manafort’s former employee and a staffer on the 2016 Trump campaign. Gates plead guilty in February 2018 to lying to federal authorities and conspiracy against the U.S. government in order to avoid prosecution on 23 counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy. Gates testified against Manafort in his first trial.
Former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor. He pleaded guilty in October 2017 to lying to the FBI about his interactions with Joseph Mifsud, an alleged Russian intelligence agent who promised to provide dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Dutch attorney who pleaded guilty in February 2018 to one count of lying to the FBI for concealing his work with Gates lobbying for the pro-Russian former president of Ukraine,. Van der Zwaan’s work with Gates took place in 2012, long before Trump’s election.