11 Trump associates have now been charged with crimes. 11! | CNN Politics
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 2: Roger Stone, former advisor to President Trump, attends a campaign event for Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., who is running for Georgia senate, in Buford, Ga., on Monday, November 2, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
There's an old saying that goes something like this: You can judge a man by the company he keeps. Which spells trouble for Donald Trump.
3. Elliott Broidy: Broidy, a top fundraiser for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, pleaded guilty in October 2020 to conducted a secret lobbying campaign in exchange for millions of dollars.
4. Michael Cohen: The one-time fixer for Trump, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for a series of crimes, most notably secret hush-money payments made during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign to two women alleging affairs with Trump.
7. Paul Manafort: Trump’s campaign manager for part of the 2016 presidential campaign, Manafort pleaded guilty in 2018 to on count of conspiracy against the US and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice due to attempts to tamper with witnesses – and agreed to cooperate with the ongoing Russia probe.
9. George Papadopoulos: Papadopoulos, a relatively junior adviser to Trump’s campaign, was sentenced to 12 days in prison for lying to investigators about his contacts with individuals tied to Russia.
The Trump Organization, which was also indicted and has pleaded not guilty, called the Weisselberg a “pawn in a scorched-earth attempt to harm the former president. ”