Follow the money
The real significance of the conviction of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is that the money he laundered to cheat on his taxes came from Russian Ukrainian crime lords. In the 2016 election, Manafort helped change the long-standing provisions of the Republican platform to support Russian national security concerns. When the president defends Manafort’s actions, he is giving his approval to working for foreign governments in opposition to American policy and tax cheating. These events are more than a dark day for the presidency. They are a dark day for America.
Martin Peters, Tarpon Springs