After being pardoned by President Trump on Wednesday night, one of Paul Manafort’s first moves was to tweet for the first time in four years. “Mr. President, my family and I humbly thank you for the President’s forgiveness you gave me. Words cannot fully convey how grateful we are.” Nevertheless, Manafort tried his best and sanctified two more tweets’ worth of lavish praise.
The president’s campaign chairman in 2016, Manafort, was found guilty of tax and bank fraud and later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice in allegations stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In May, he was sentenced to seven and half a year in prison, although he was allowed to serve at home for fear of COVID-19. Before tonight read his last tweet – posted December 19, 2016 – “President Donald J. Trump! Nothing more to say except now it’s time to make America good again”!