The nation is fixated on the troubles and heartache that have been brought to the Carolina coast by Hurricane Florence.
Then this happened …
Former Donald Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two more felony charges — and then has agreed to “cooperate” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into whether the campaign “colluded” with Russians who attacked our electoral system in 2016.
Manafort has copped a plea admitting conspiracy and witness tampering.
Is this how a “rigged witch hunt” is supposed to go? Oh, no. Mueller probe is proceeding. Manafort now joins other campaign aides and former White House staffers who have been determined to have done something illegal while working for the president of the United States.
Manafort already has been convicted by a trial jury of eight felony counts involving money laundering and tax evasion. He faces a lengthy prison term.
It would be foolish in the extreme to try to predict the outcome of whatever Manafort will tell Mueller and his team of legal eagles.
However, Mueller’s reputation as a painstaking, meticulous and detail-oriented lawyer reportedly is well-earned.
And so … the drama continues to build.