Famous Last Words

“I don’t think Manafort will flip.”

Yeah, I said that a while back.  And then yesterday, he did just that.  And Mueller’s office’s apparent claim that they had no interest in his story suddenly turned out to be an expert bluff.

I’d hate to play Mueller at poker.

I’ll write more later about what I make of this whole situation.  Meantime, I understand Trump is tweeting about something unrelated being Obama’s fault.

Update, late November:

Turns out I was right in the first place.  Not only that, but Mueller suddenly pretending to be interested in anything Manafort had to say…well, that may have been a trap, because he probably knew Manafort would/had to lie.  Having long experience prosecuting the Mob, Mueller probably also knew that Manafort and Trump’s legal teams would be passing notes.

Then Trump suddenly turned in his written responses to Mueller’s questions, very shortly before Mueller told Manafort to take a perp walk to prison.  I’m guessing the fact that they were passing notes was very, very clear at that point.

So in conclusion, Manafort did end up giving evidence, but unintentionally.  I guess you could say that if this whole scandal is “Stupid Watergate,” Manafort must be “Stupid James Bond.”

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