🚨 breaking: after being sentenced in virginia last week to 47 months in prison for bank and tax fraud, paul manafort was sentenced in d.c. to 73 months for crimes related to his work as a political consultant in ukraine. 30 months of the sentence will overlap with the previous sentence.
why it matters: president trump's 69-year-old former campaign chairman has been sentenced to a total of 90 months, or 7.5 years in prison, and is the fifth person to be sentenced in the mueller investigation.
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Some believe that if trump is impeached and it is found that he obtained the presidency illegally, the constitutional crisis that would follow would necessarily require a reversal of the entirety of the trump administration and every action taken by it — court appointments, executive orders, bill signings, everything.
but if that didn’t happen, the line of succession is clear, should trump be impeached: mike pence would become the president of the united states.
that’s a dream come true for many evangelical christians who share pence’s views that g**s should be forced into heterosexuality, puritanical norms should be enforced in entertainment and society, and women’s b****y autonomy should be relegated back to the control of males.
unfortunately for pence — but fortunately for everyone in america who likes women’s rights, their g*y uncle sal, and r-rated movies — his future looks bleak as well. it’s not just trump who should be worried about his connections to paul manafort, or indeed, to the occurrences at trump tower or during the transition period between obama’s presidency and trump’s. #trump#pence#lies#nationalenquirer#truthisnttruth#manafort#criminal#immunity credit @pollydeemurdoch