Day Two of the Manafort Trial- Al Capone
The ghost of Al Capone looms large in the trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager. Only Trump could think of tweeting about Al Capone. The last time I heard that name mentioned, was when I went for a motorcycle ride to visit an alleged safe house of Capone where rum runners dropped off their load of illegal booze.
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With Manafort on trial, there is no doubt that the President will continue to get unhinged until he finally cracks, if he hasn’t already. Manafort is on trial for his life literally, since a conviction on one charge is enough to lock him away for the rest of his life since he is almost seventy years old.
Trump’s Mob Obsession
At a minimum, Trump has already shown he lacks the emotional and psychological maturity to hold the most powerful office in the world. His tweets are nothing more than a train wreck that occurs multiple times a day. But, somehow he manages to one-up himself.
Michael “the fixer” Cohen was nothing more than Vinny Boombatz with a law degree. On the Cohen-Trump tape regarding Karen McDougal, it sounds like Trump says to pay in cash like it is a drug deal. Then of course, there is Trump comparing Manafort to a rum-running pimp known as “Scarface.” In only Trump World. Only in America.
“Looking back on history, who was treated worse, Alfonse Capone, legendary mob boss, killer and “Public Enemy Number One,” or Paul Manafort, political operative & Reagan/Dole darling, now serving solitary confinement – although convicted of nothing? Where is the Russian Collusion?”- President Trump
Of course, at the White House Press Briefing, Sarah Sanders, his wannabe-mistress, backed up Trump’s erratic behavior. I’ll skip the misspelling, one of many for Trump, of Al Capone’s first name which is spelled Alphonse.
The funny thing, it has already been made clear by the judge, the prosecutors and the defense, that the word Russia won’t be heard in this trial because Manafort’s money laundering case is not about collusion with Russia.
As a matter of fact, the judge gave prosecutors a stern warning to not use the word oligarch when describing Manafort’s inner circle. Yet, here is Trump tweeting about Russian Collusion when it is not even applicable. No different than his other tweets regarding Jeff Session ending the Mueller Investigation, even though the investigation is being headed by Rod Rosenstein.
Meanwhile, in the real world, Manafort’s trial focused on an FBI agent testifying about the raid at Manafort’s condo, while President Trump continues to believe that you need to show ID at the grocery store to buy a box of Cheerios.
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