President Donald Trump is the captain of a sinking ship – his top campaign official just received the worst legal news of his life.
According to the latest reports coming out of Washington D.C., former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has officially been issued a subpoena by the U.S. Senate. Manafort is basically being forced to provide information to the Senate Judiciary Committee, after he previously tried to slip up investigators.
BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 25, 2017
Manafort is finding himself right in the middle of all the legal scandals and controversies facing the Trump campaign and the White House administration. And now he’s trying to avoid taking accountability.
“Mr. Manafort, through his attorney, said that he would be willing to provide only a single transcribed interview to Congress, which would not be available to the Judiciary Committee members or staff,” the two senators said. “While the Judiciary Committee was willing to cooperate on equal terms with any other committee to accommodate Mr. Manafort’s request, ultimately that was not possible,” Senate Judiciary Committee leader Dianne Feinstein said, according to the Washington Times.
We have known for months now that Trump operatives held secret meetings with Russian operatives and that they used that information to intentionally impact the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Whatever was going on, Paul Manafort definitely knew about it.
It’s no surprise that Manafort has been reluctant to cooperate with the investigation – the whole thing is making him look guilty as hell.