On Monday morning, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort surrendered to the FBI and was indicted on charges that were brought about by White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Hours later, a former Secret Service agent who worked under Barack Obama revealed the one thing we all missed about the scandal.
Mad World News reported that Dan Bongino, a former agent who served under Obama and George W. Bush, spoke out to say that Monday’s indictment of Manafort was strategically timed by “desperate” Democrats.
“Don’t be distracted for a moment by liberal-media hackery regarding the Manafort indictment (Note: Trump’s name doesn’t even appear in the Manafort indictment). This is STILL about the DNC-Clinton-Obama collusion with the Russians to target Trump and his campaign,” Bongino wrote on Facebook.
Awfully convenient how the Mueller team leaked secret Grand Jury information right after the explosive news about Clinton-Russia collusion 🤔
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 28, 2017
“The Democrats are DESPERATE to keep your mind away from the growing scandal that implicates them in a major international scandal for buying fake information from the Russians which was used to brief President Obama and may have been used by the FBI as a pretext for a counter-intelligence investigation against the Trump campaign. Don’t fall for this nonsense,” he added.
This was later confirmed by Republican political operative Jack Posobiec.
“I’m told Mueller and Rosenstein scrambled to push up Manafort tax charges immediately after Uranium One FBI story broke,” he wrote.
Clearly, Democrats thought that they could distract us all, but they were dead wrong!
Manafort and his former protege Rick Gates were hit with 12 separate criminal counts including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.
The indictment states that Manafort and Gates “generated tens of millions of dollars in income as a result of their Ukraine work.”
“In order to hide Ukraine payments from United States authorities, from approximately 2006 through at least 2016, Manafort and Gates laundered the money through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships and bank accounts,” it continues.
Manafort joined Trump’s campaign in March of 2016, but he left it in August of last year as questions about his financial dealings mounted.
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