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Get ready for a busy day: Manafort, Flynn, Cohen, Comey and … Mike Pence?

Mike Pence

Unfortunately, the Pence news isn’t so much news as speculation. So don’t expect to see Mother’s boy in court today, or hold your breath for that indictment. However, multiple sources are suggesting that today’s Manafort appearance might also point some fingers in the direction of Indiana’s most-secretly-hoping-for-a-Trump-impeachment son. Most of this fervor seems to boil down to the pressure that Manafort applied to get Pence on the Trump ticket. As CBS reported, Trump had several other names on his list, including Chris Christie, but Manafort shoved Pence to the front of the line. Manafort arranged for a “mechanical problem” with Trump’s campaign plane that forced him to spend some time with Pence.

What had previously been reported as a “lucky break” by the New York Times was actually a swift political maneuver devised by the now fired campaign manager. Set on changing Trump’s mind, he concocted a story that Trump’s plane had mechanical problems, forcing the soon-to-be Republican nominee to stay the night in Indianapolis for breakfast with the Pence family on Wednesday morning.

Yeah. But why? Why would Paul Manafort, lobbyist to international criminals and the go-to man for arranging fake anti-America protests, take an interest in America’s Most Bland? There’s some hope that today’s information might provide a few clues.

George Papadopoulos

While all these folks are spending times at the courthouse wondering how long they’re going to spend in jail, they might look for a fuming figure heading the other way. This is the day that Trump adviser Papadopoulos is slated to leave federal prison after serving his brief sentence for lying to investigators. If it seemed like the shortest sixty days ever—it was just two weeks. Apparently he’s been a good boy. In jail.

In any case, locate your popcorn now and stay tuned. It’s going to be a busy day.

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