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August 22, 2018  

President Trump didn't have a good day yesterday, and from the looks of things he's in for many more such days. 

Trump's former campaign chairman and trusted political operative, Paul Manafort, was convicted of eight counts of bank and tax fraud (the jury deadlocked on 10 other counts; a mistrial was declared on those).

In a separate development, Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, pled guilty in a plea agreement to bank and tax fraud, paying hush money (at Trump's direction) to women with whom the then-presidential candidate allegedly was romantically involved, and violating federal campaign finance laws. 

The Manafort and Cohen cases now threaten to draw Trump into the circle of criminal wrongdoing. 

Leid Stories discusses Trump's predicament.

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