The Mueller filings are full of holiday goodies for you to enjoy

The Mueller filings are full of holiday goodies for you to enjoy

by digby

Delusional Dotard

There is so much being written about the Manafort-Cohen documents from yesterday that I'm not sure I can add anything of value. So I thought I'd gather what I've found to be the best articles and link to them if you are interested in going down that rabbit hole. Suffice to say that Trump's idiotic tweet that he's been totally cleared is incorrect. The fact is that we are seeing more and more that the prosecutors have evidence that Trump violated campaign finance laws (although many commentators are saying he can't be held responsible for that due to the fact he's a fucking moron) and that he and his campaign and business were colluding with Russia all over the place from 2015 on ---  and that there was both money and political favors involved. In other words, they saw nothing wrong with selling out American policy for their personal gain. Some might even call that treason but I doubt that will ever happen because it's just so rude.

Anyway, there are a ton of good articles out there worth reading about all this. If you want to spend a little time doing so I'd start with the following links:

The Daily Beast: Mueller Is Telling Us: He's Got Trump on Collusion — The special counsel is connecting the dots and it doesn't paint a pretty picture for Trump. — For nearly two years, since the U.S. intelligence community released its report on the Russian campaign to assist Donald Trump in the 2016 election …

The Guardian: Mob mentality: how Mueller is working to turn Trump's troops

Mother Jones: Here's What Robert Mueller Says Paul Manafort Has Lied About

New York TimesIs This the Beginning of the End for Trump? — Sentencing memos reveal damning evidence about collusion and campaign finance violations. — Mr. Berke is a lawyer specializing in white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Bookbinder is a former federal corruption prosecutor.

Wired: The Mueller Investigation Nears the Worst Case Scenario — WE ARE DEEP into the worst case scenarios. But as new sentencing memos for Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen make all too clear, the only remaining question is how bad does the actual worst case scenario get?

Just SecurityMueller's Roadmap: Major Takeaways from Cohen and Manafort Filings — Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and from the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed significant documents in the criminal cases of President Donald Trump's former personal attorney …

Paul Waldman: The latest filings show that nobody can save Trump now — At the end of the day Friday, we learned what federal prosecutors in New York think of Michael Cohen: … This is bad news for Cohen, but there's something else interesting in the filing: Prosecutors explicitly state that Cohen coordinated …

The right has been a bit subdued (except Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, of course.) But there have been some who stepped up immediately to defend Trump and/or create a diversion: