According to reports this Tuesday, Donald Trump's one-time deputy campaign manager, Rick Gates, has received 36 months of probation after pleading guilty last year to financial fraud and lying to investigators. He will also serve 45 days in jail on weekends "or in accordance with the schedule of the probation office," POLITICO reports.
Despite the light sentence that was handed down due to his cooperation with the Mueller investigation, many on Twitter saw his sentence as just another example of a Trump associate facing a reckoning for corruption.
update— Rick Gates: jail, 3 yrs probation Cohen: 3 yrs prison Manafort: 4 yrs prison Stone: GUILTY AS FUCK Flynn:… https://t.co/OCbkW6kLwI— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1576601928.0
@nytimes Trivia: Name a former Trump campaign staffer not in jail— NPC (@NPC)1576602083.0
@nytimes Draining the swamp.— Rick Campbell (@Rick Campbell)1576602129.0
@nytimes And how many associates of President Obama went to jail? Once again only the best people associated with trump— John Anderson (@John Anderson)1576601879.0
Why are so many of Trump’s close associates going to jail? Paul Manafort Rick Gates Michael Cohen Michael Flynn Ge… https://t.co/BZy56yZSKa— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1576602388.0
Judge Jackson right now speaking to Rick Gates... “Politics don’t corrupt people. People corrupt politics,"— Mo Latno Bill Phelan (@Mo Latno Bill Phelan)1576600479.0
@dsamuelsohn @politico @joshgerstein I get the impression this judge is sick of alternative facts.— Sandy TennisBall (@Sandy TennisBall)1576600035.0