Former Donald Trump campaign chairman and lover of ugly-but-expensive suits Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts on Tuesday, the first verdict in a case stemming from Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Manafort was found guilty of filing false tax returns and bank fraud. While the case was a byproduct of the election meddling investigation, it centered on Manafort’s financial dealings. According to CNN, the judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts after the jury could not reach a consensus.
The trial had its fair share of fireworks, including plenty of chuckles about the perks of Manafort’s lavish lifestyle. Who can ever forget the infamous $15,000 ostrich jacket that was entered into evidence?
This trial may be over, but Manafort’s not even done; he faces another trial in D.C. in September for “money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent,” the more serious of the two cases.
But the internet is ready to roast Manafort now and any verdict will do, it seems.
i can’t believe Sacha Baron Cohen was Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen all along
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 21, 2018
In a scene you couldn’t script, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is found guilty on eight counts and Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to eight counts within minutes of each other. Trump is on Air Force One flying to a rally in West Virginia.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 21, 2018
Manafort and Cohen share a cell. All Manafort wants is quiet. All Cohen wants is a friend.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) August 21, 2018
Now all we have to do is wait a few more weeks and we get to relive this all over again, proving that the Trump administration is one of those nightmares you never wake up from.