Anyone who allies with President Trump is an enemy to the Democrat Party.
They become a target who must be destroyed.
And one new Supreme Court decision is life-ending for a Trump ally.
Robert Mueller’s Russia witch hunt proves that Trump did nothing wrong, and that Russia collusion is a hoax.
But in proving that, there was a lot of collateral damage, tying in Trump allies for crimes completely unrelated to collusion, or the Trump campaign.
Among them is Paul Manafort, who is Trump’s former campaign chairman.
He is now serving seven and a half years in prison for charges relating to tax and bank fraud.
Those charges are only on him due to the useless witch hunt into Trump.
It is a witch hunt that only targets Trump and his allies.
While Democrats like Hillary Clinton can get away with much bigger crimes, Trump allies are in a different category.
But that’s what happens when you target the establishment.
That’s the only reason Roger Stone is facing charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.
But in the case of Manafort, things are beginning to get even worse for him.
While he is already facing prison time for federal charges, the state of New York is going after him.
This is both the state and federal government charging him for the same conduct, which shouldn’t happen under double jeopardy.
Double jeopardy prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same charges and on the same facts.
But that doesn’t apply when it is a federal and state court both taking action.
A Supreme Court case was likely to change that.
It stems from a 2015 case where an Alabama man was pulled over, and found with drugs and a gun in his vehicle.
The man is a convicted felon, so he was facing both state and federal charges for possessing the gun.
In challenging the decision, his case went all the way to the Supreme Court.
And the highest court in the country just ruled that the rule should stand the way it is now.
“All told, [the] evidence does not establish that those who ratified the Fifth Amendment took it to bar successive prosecutions under different sovereigns’ laws — much less do so with enough force to break a chain of precedent linking dozens of cases over 170 years,” the court’s decision reads.
This is bad news for Manafort.
If Trump is to grant him a pardon, it won’t matter much if he is facing both state and federal charges.
There’s no telling if Trump would actually grant Manafort a pardon, but there has been speculation since his conviction.
This is almost certainly why the state is pulling him forward.
With New York being so anti-Trump, they are looking for a way to ensure that Trump cannot get to Manafort.
Currently, Manafort is in a New York prison awaiting trial.
The state initially put him in the infamously dangerous Riker Island prison, but shortly before arriving the Justice Department stepped in and moved him to a safer prison.
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