Manafort Indicted!!!

Yawn.

The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Mr. Gates, a business associate of Mr. Manafort, were not immediately clear but represent a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over the president’s first year in office.

Sorry, Matt Apuzzo, but I don’t think “significant escalation” means what you think it does.

4 thoughts on “Manafort Indicted!!!

  1. DaveL

    Cut him some slack, it isn’t easy turning a federal prosecution into a spectator sport, especially when it doesn’t involve the spilling of blood (or other bodily fluids).

    1. SHG Post author

      Matt Apuzzo is one of the handful of trustworthy reporters who does serious legal reporting. But NYT is a good gig, and, well, an assignment is an assignment.

  2. B. McLeod

    Despite the attempt at weekend drama, this is the indictment reportedly predicted by Manafort’s own counsel many weeks ago. More a snore than a yawn.

  3. Sacho

    “The Justice Department disclosed on Monday that Mr. Manafort had withheld evidence from Mr. Mueller that was discovered during that raid.”

    What does that even mean? Was Manafort supposed to provide all incriminating evidence on unspecified charges(since he wasn’t indicted at the time of the raid) to Mueller?

    “The United States has concluded that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia tried to tip the outcome of the 2016 election in favor of Mr. Trump.”

    Four authors but not one editor to tip them off how ridiculous this sentence reads?

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