On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former associate and campaign chair Paul Manafort had three and a half more years tacked to his sentence, resulting in 7.5 years altogether.
Right after his sentence was announced, New York Attorney General Cy Vance announced New York would also go after Manafort, in which case he can’t be pardoned by the President.
On CNN’s The Lead Wednesday, former prosecutor Elie Honig said the sentence was still too light, given the scope of his crimes.
“I still think it’s too light. When you look at the totality of what Manafort did … the guy wrote a whole textbook about obstructing justice,” Honig observed.
‘He does not belong in this office’: Ron Reagan says Trump ‘has been crazy because he is crazy’
The son of Republican President Ronald Reagan blasted President Donald Trump on MSNBC on Tuesday.
Ron Reagan, Jr. was interviewed on "Hardball" by Chris Matthews.
The host recounted Trump's attacks on Denmark after they said Greenland was not for sale.
"He wants to fight with everybody, including the quiet, American-loving Danes. What’s up?" Matthews asked.
"Well, it’s craziness, but I take a little umbrage at this idea that we have to ascribe it to something like the economy or his anxiousness about re-election. He’s acting the way he’s acting because he is who he is and what he is," Reagan replied.
Trump may look unstable now — but the economy is going to make him much worse: CNN’s April Ryan
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," analyst and American Urban Radio Network Washington bureau chief April Ryan walked through how President Donald Trump backed himself into a corner by trying to build his brand on a great economy — and is coming to pieces as a result.
"April, what are you hearing? Is the economy causing the president's erratic behavior?" asked anchor Kate Bolduan.
"Yes, yes, and yes," said Ryan. "This president has been touting a great economy, and this is the cornerstone since I guess since the very beginning of his administration for people to feel that he should win re-election, that he is firmly planted for the American public and he's working for them," said Ryan. "But indicators, non-traditional indicators, are saying something different. He is having a hard time trying to marry the great economy with what it looks like for the American public, particularly the grassroots."
Trump’s State Department busted helping Rudy Giuliani dig up campaign dirt against Joe Biden
The State Department assisted President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in setting up a meeting with a Ukrainian official to “strongly urge” the new administration in Ukraine to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.
Giuliani backed out of a planned trip to Kiev earlier this year that was meant to dig up dirt on Biden. But the New York Times now reports the former New York mayor instead traveled to Madrid to meet with a top aide to new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, with help from the State Department.