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Guilty: 6 Takeaways From Manafort's And Cohen's Big Day
In a split-screen whiplash, a regular Tuesday turned into a blockbuster, with two top people close to President Trump now facing prison.
First, it was Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud by a jury in Virginia. Minutes later, in New York, it was Trump’s longtime former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, pleading guilty to tax evasion, falsifying submissions to a bank and campaign finance violations.
The kicker was that Cohen said he made those unlawful contributions — intended to silence women who had dirt on Trump — at the president’s behest.
So what should be made of Tuesday’s developments? Here are six takeaways: (Click the image to continue the article)
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU RENOUNCE YOUR CITIZENSHIP BUT DON’T BELONG TO ANOTHER COUNTRY WHEN YOU DO IT?
It turns out, renouncing your citizenship to a given nation is generally a fairly simple affair in many nations of the world. It doesn’t even usually cost that much. For example, in the UK- fittingly for a country stereotypical known for its aversion to social conflict- renouncing citizenship can be done by mail and costs a mere £272. (Click image to continue article)