Jimmy Dore: Instead Of Russian Collusion, Mueller Finds That Manafort Didn't Pay Taxes, Cohen Paid A Hooker; "Woo, You Got Em!"

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On 'The Jimmy Dore Show' Ron Placone, Stef Zamorano, and Jimmy Dore discuss an NBC News article which reported that the conviction of Paul Manafort for tax fraud was the first successful "public test" of Robert Mueller's investigation.

"The problem with this is, you can't charge the sitting president with a crime, and Trump will never be impeached," Dore said. "Get that out of your head, that will never happen. Well, maybe if they found collusion, like if there was evidence of him being a Manchurian candidate to help Russia at the expense of the U.S., then maybe, maybe, maybe."

"Manafort convicted on 8 counts; mistrial declared on 10 other charges," NBC News reported this week. "The trial was the first public test of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian meddling and obstruction of justice by Trump."





"People see the headlines," Dore said. "If this was the 'first public test' of Mueller's investigation into Russia meddling, wow it sounds pretty successful. Everyone is saying this really validates Mueller. But in the article, it says he was convicted on five counts of tax fraud, one count of failing to file a report... on foreign accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. A mistrial was declared in three counts of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts, and seven counts of bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracy. So this is what they got him on -- tax fraud and bank fraud."

"I don't know if you're a regular viewer of this show, but what we've been saying from day one is that yes, of course, Donald Trump and his minions are corrupt, just like most people in DC and Wall Street. They're corrupt, and if you put a special prosecutor on them, you're going to find normal corruption. But I don't understand how this validates the 'first public test' of Mueller's investigation into Russia meddling, because none of this shit is about Russian meddling. None of it. This is about bank fraud and tax fraud that happened before the guy ever worked for Trump."

"How can that be the headline?"

"If you put a special prosecutor on anybody in Washington D.C., they're going to find crimes," he said. "I'm old enough to remember a special prosecutor being assigned to Bill Clinton to go investigate a land deal, fast forward a bunch of years and we're talking about did he get a blow job or not in the Oval Office, that is the same thing here."

"We're supposed to be investigating Russian meddling, we got a guy paying off a hooker, we got a guy committing tax fraud," he said. "There's already an IRS -- why didn't the IRS get him for tax fraud? There's already an SEC and whoever else, why didn't they get Manafort for his bank fraud or the FBI? We already have agencies who are supposed to investigate this stuff. Why do we need a special prosecutor to investigate tax fraud? We don't."

"We didn't put these people in jail for torture, we're gonna put this guy in jail for paying off a hooker? Are you crazy? Gina Haspel is the head of the CIA, a confirmed torturer, but we're going to put away Cohen for paying off a hooker. This is all wasted political energy."

"I don't know who else will be reporting it this way," Dore also said. "I'm going to be some of our favorite lefty shows will not report it this way. They say, 'We got him! they're all corrupt!' Yes, they're all corrupt. Woo, you got him! I can't believe there is gambling here!"

"They're all friggin' corrupt. Do I have to sit here and show you every headline? ... I can't wait until there is a court case that involves that, and we get to hear why the FBI never got to inspect the DNC server. That's what I'd like to know."

"To me, that's the headline, Manafort convicted of a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with collusion, Cohen paying off a prostitute," Dore joked.

"That's like an Onion headline," co-host Ron Placone said. "Two-year investigation with tons of money and tons of resources reveals white color people shady."

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