Donald Trump’s horoscope for today: There will be much breaking news about legal cases that may or may not affect you. But the stars are saying they probably won’t.
On the same day that Trump’s personal attorney and noted “fixer” Michael Cohen reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in the Southern District of New York that could land him in prison for 3-5 years, the jury in the Paul Manafort trial taking place in Virginia reached a unanimous verdict of “guilty” on 8 out of 18 counts. They said they couldn’t agree on the other 10 counts, and Judge T. S. Ellis III declared a mistrial on those.
But since the defendant is 69 years old, he could be spending the rest of his life in prison.
This trial is the first to result from Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible “collusion” with the Trump campaign. Notice that none of the charges faced by Manafort, let alone the ones he’s been convicted of, have anything to do with the Trump campaign –- or with Donald Trump himself in any way, except for the unfortunate fact that Trump employed him for a few months.
That's all for now. Much more to say about this tomorrow.