The Mueller investigation can add another guilty plea to its list of victories.
This one is Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law:
Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law has reportedly agreed to a plea deal with the Justice Department.
Jeffrey Yohai, who was divorced from Manafort’s daughter last year, has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors working on different criminal investigations as part of the plea deal, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, has been charged on several counts related to money laundering and other financial crime in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and is set to go on trial later this year.
The sources told Reuters that Yohai may be asked to help Mueller in his prosecution of Manafort in an effort to pressure him to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors.
Yohai pleaded guilty to misusing construction loan funds and a bank account overdraft charge following an investigation into his real estate and bank dealings that predates the special counsel’s probe, Reuters reported on Thursday.
Well that seems like a problem, but again, like with other indictments, it has very little to do with Trump himself. So it looks like Mueller has trapped a lot of rats in his net, but has fallen short (so far) of presenting any information to incriminate Trump. As long as he’s been honest in these proceedings, I don’t see why anyone should find fault in it, but I’m pretty sure given the political climate that *everyone* will find fault with it no matter what happens. So I’m just gonna sit back and sip my beer instead…