Transcript for Manafort found guilty on 8 counts
Here but of course found guilty on eight counts in this trial on the other ten what does this mean for mad at fort and what does it mean for the president. Don good morning of former chairman of the trump campaign is now a convicted felon. Facing a maximum of eighty years in prison he won't get nearly that much time but he facing years of incarceration. Perhaps nearly a decade in prison. The jury convicting him of eight felonies including tax evasion. Bank fraud and failing to disclose an overseas bank account. So despite failing to convict on those ten other charges the jury nonetheless issued a stinging verdict it. And hear this case wasn't it tied to Russia collusion and related to the campaign but is the first case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller of course is investigating that so. What does this mean for the Russian investigation going forward. It was an important win for Robert Mullen make no mistake remember metaphor with at that meeting it front tower. When the questions came in allegedly promising to give dirt on Hillary Clinton. And what matters but it made no about Russian collusion is a major reason why federal prosecutors keep. Putting such incredible pressure on him the president is well aware of this pressure he does not like it. Yesterday he again indicated mad at fort. Has been treated unfairly take a look. So this is far from over from man fort he faces yet another tryouts set to start of September 17. He's sitting down right now in jail on allegations of witness tampering in connection with the upcoming Trout. And Pierre. He hasn't cooperated with prosecutors yet that is there any indication that he still might. Well. Yesterday his attorneys after saying that day he felt they felt that he got a fair trial. Said the basically our options are on the table for him to consider so we don't know what's. Going to happen going for it so we'll have to stay tuned to that but the man is under tremendous pressure. Again sitting in jail already facing years in prison. Right here Thomas there for us here thank you so much giving great write up happens case even standing in the rain forest coming out is appreciated thank.
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