— Hardball (@hardball) March 8, 2019
Manafort’s 47-month sentence in ED Va is outrageously lenient. Judge Ellis has inexcusably perverted justice and the guidelines. His pretrial comments were a dead giveaway. The DC sentence next week had better be consecutive.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 8, 2019
REMINDER: The extraordinary bias of the judge in the Manafort trial https://t.co/t15fBjPG3n "He disparaged the prosecution's evidence, misstated its legal theories,"
— Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) March 8, 2019
Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, asks judge for compassion and does not apologize for his conduct https://t.co/d5uzrlGCu2
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 7, 2019
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 7, 2019
Manafort was originally slated for 305 years until he fake-cooperated with Mueller. All of this is disgusting and disgustingly predictable. https://t.co/3919RmHVew
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) March 8, 2019
Manafort led a "blameless" life, says the Judge? Huh? He helped every dictator around the globe he could attach his arrogant dyed hair to….Good Lord.
— John Weaver (@jwgop) March 7, 2019
'waaaaaaaa, my life is ruined,' cries man who enabled mass murderers, genocidal maniacs, torturers, and dictators. https://t.co/QmrVj68QBJ
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) March 7, 2019
Mueller had the choice to recommend Manafort’s DC sentence be served consecutively or concurrently and decided to wait and see what Ellis did first. Glad they still have that card to play because justice was not served tonight.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) March 8, 2019
Change of plan. I’m now planning to commit my federal felonies in eastern Virginia, and *soon*, because Judge T.S. Ellis III is almost 79.
— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) March 8, 2019
ELSEWHERE IN TRUMPWORLD
Democrats did not have a shining moment, but at least they figured out that tolerating anti-Semitism and excuse-mongering for anti-Semitism is reprehensible. Republicans just reminded us of who they are. https://t.co/vwX7u3C9Ku
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) March 7, 2019
GOP Rep. Doug Collins charges that the sweeping Trump probe opened this week by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is unconstitutional and an abuse of congressional power https://t.co/d1q5Tmvbho pic.twitter.com/KMayLgvaVs
— CNN (@CNN) March 7, 2019
Revisiting that time my lawyers asked President Trump under oath about an $18.3 million insurance payment he got for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago. He pocketed a chunk of that money and couldn’t remember how badly damaged his club actually was. https://t.co/oCcaAdRf3u
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) March 7, 2019
The RNC holding their Spring Retreat at Mar-a-Lago is a great way for Republican donors to circumvent campaign finance law and put money in the pocket of the President of the United States while they bend his ear on policy issues.
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 7, 2019
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) March 7, 2019
— WHS_HistPol (@WHS_HistPol) March 7, 2019
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) March 7, 2019
Better late than never but such insensitivity begs the question of whether Karen Bradley is fit for this role. Notable that Baroness Nuala O’Loan has called for her resignation #bloodySunday https://t.co/H1t6mbozbx
— Joanna Cherry QC MP (@joannaccherry) March 7, 2019
Bloody Sunday in Selma was today 1965: pic.twitter.com/CJHga5DMJN
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) March 7, 2019