Rick Gates testified that he and Paul Manafort were involved in criminal activity together. He also said that he and Manafort held 15 foreign bank accounts that were not disclosed to the federal government. https://t.co/NVxGh4TNsU
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 6, 2018
In court now:
Prosecutor on Mueller’s team asks Rick Gates if he committed crimes with Paul Manafort.
“Yes,” Gates says.
First time a senior Trump campaign official has confessed to a crime on the stand.
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) August 6, 2018
I have seen some cold stares in my life but watching Paul Manafort stare down his former deputy, arms crossed, as Rick Gates recounted the long list of his alleged crimes was remarkable. #ManafortTrial
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 6, 2018
Prosecutors star witness is already going to prison for 5 years Judge could decide to send him for less time if he is of substantial assistance to prosecutors Manaforts shadow for years Gates will be attacked by Manforts defense team#ManafortTrialhttps://t.co/nj0ZwaB88C
— Kristen's Kulture (@paz4u) August 6, 2018
Gates admitted embezzling from Manafort, along with other crimes, under questioning from prosecutors. That's a typical trial tactic called "fronting," where the lawyer asksabout misdeeds so the jury hears about them from the witness instead of during cross-examination.
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) August 6, 2018
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 6, 2018
Donald Trump’s day so far:
– Rick Gates testifies
– Paul Manafort incriminated
– Donald Trump hosed
– Donald Trump Jr panicking
– Robert Mueller winning
– Alex Jones banned
– Rudy Giuliani in legal trouble
– The Trump ship is sinking!
– It’s still only 5:45pm
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) August 6, 2018
Yep, Senate Republicans are worried about election security, which is why they…
Blocked a bill to issue $250 million in election security funds to the states. https://t.co/nKlVD5DxuX
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) August 5, 2018
BREAKING: Trump signs executive order reimposing many Iran sanctions, says US policy is to levy 'maximum economic pressure'
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) August 6, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) August 6, 2018
A reminder that for the entire Presidential campaign, Trump and his company were aware that their business partner in Azerbaijan was almost certainly laundering money for Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) August 6, 2018
Why not actually create a policy that does this and get our allies to go along? Oh, that’s right — we acted unilaterally and now are threatening their businesses. https://t.co/ykTlILzXhB
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 6, 2018
Netanyahu welcomes new Trump sanctions on Iran pic.twitter.com/1JkC3NZf24
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) August 6, 2018
Forget Brexit, Britain is failing to tackle its "burning injustices". I've stepped in on @FinancialTimes political column this week to write about the greatest challenge facing the country that no one is talking about https://t.co/HDk6a0h5JB pic.twitter.com/RElreV8FaM
— Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) August 6, 2018
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) August 6, 2018
A leaked letter from the national body of police and crime commissioners has warned that no deal poses a substantial risk to public safety, with police officers losing vital access to cross-border investigative powers and databases.
— Best For Britain (@BestForBritain) August 6, 2018
How Brexit and the falling pound are making Britons' holidays more expensive https://t.co/KFLdmR9881
— Marks🇪🇺 (@gizanebula) August 6, 2018
— Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) August 6, 2018
Here are the names of public representatives putting country ahead of party affiliation and demanding a full investigation of Brexit law breaking. If we condemn election cheating in Zimbabwe we need to condem it at home too. And decide what to do about it. https://t.co/W8n0Z6P1dt
— Gavin Esler (@gavinesler) August 6, 2018
Labour grassroots members have turned against Brexit, with nearly 200 constituency parties pushing for a policy shift at the autumn conference next month https://t.co/E3cIiheuHg
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) August 6, 2018
Listen up Labour.
No chance Brexit will result in a revival of manufacturing…meanwhile, for the first time in 8 years, our services industry has shrunk.
— Fionna O'Leary #FBPE #BrexitBetraysBritain (@fascinatorfun) August 6, 2018
— BBC News NI (@BBCNewsNI) August 6, 2018
BMW begins stockpiling parts in case of no-deal Brexit, with the exception of indicators – which its cars don’t have.
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) August 6, 2018