In a shocking turn of events, Paul Manafort was just sentenced to 47 months in prison which is a miracle considering Mueller wanted him to serve 19-25 years.
Wow, the Democrats and their friends in the media are furious. You can see the shock on CNN reporters faces.
Watching the reports on MSNBC whine is almost as good as whHillaryary lost. Look, the judge saw all the redacted information and if after all this Manafort gets 4 years, Mueller has nothing.
From NBC: Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was sentenced to 47 months in prison Thursday by a federal judge in Virginia on tax and bank fraud charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Manafort, 69, wore a green jumpsuit and white long sleeve shirt and was seated in a wheelchair throughout the proceedings. Before his sentence was imposed, he gave a short statement in which he did not apologize and did not seem to express remorse.
He told the court that he has been humiliated, and asked the judge for “compassion.”
“I have felt punishment during these proceedings,” he said.
The longtime political operative faced between 19-and-a-half to 24 years behind bars, according to federal guidelines. Judge T.S. Ellis called that range “excessive” prior to announcing Manafort’s sentence, and said he “has lived an otherwise blameless life.”
In a sentencing memo to Ellis last month, prosecutors for Mueller called the charges against Manafort “serious, longstanding, and bold,” arguing that the offenses were so serious that “the government has not located a comparable case with the unique array of crimes and aggravating factors.”
“Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law, and deprived the federal government and various financial institutions of millions of dollars,” prosecutors wrote in the memo. “The sentence here should reflect the seriousness of these crimes.”