For over a year, Donald Trump has ranted that the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is a “witch hunt” and an expensive waste of taxpayer money.
….At what point does this soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt, composed of 13 Angry and Heavily Conflicted Democrats and two people who have worked for Obama for 8 years, STOP! They have found no Collussion with Russia, No Obstruction, but they aren’t looking at the corruption…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018
Actually, that “witch hunt” has now seen FIVE Trump associates plead guilty to felony charges.
A lot of witches out there, huh?
This week, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort joined that elite group of Trumpers who have copped to felony charges.
The previous four are: Michael D. Cohen, the president’s longtime personal lawyer; Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser; Rick Gates, the former deputy campaign chairman; and George Papadopoulos, a former campaign adviser.
And about that “waste of money” charge?
Check this from NY Magazine – a little nugget that was slightly overlooked by many in the heat of the news of Paul Manafort’s plea deal this week.
Manafort will forfeit many of his assets as part of the deal, including money in several bank accounts, an apartment in Trump Tower, and one in downtown Manhattan; worth about $46 million, these assets single-handedly cover the cost of the Mueller investigation.
When your investigation costs $17m but you get $46m in forfeitures from Manafort. pic.twitter.com/PZFIMaa35O
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 14, 2018
Here is how bad it is. Mueller got Manafort to plead guilty, flip on Trump AND give up 46 MILLION in assets. Best witch hunt ever.
— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) September 14, 2018
Keep in mind, at last count, Trump’s excessive golf habit has cost the American taxpayers $77 million in less than two years.