What Does Manafort & Cohen Convictions Mean for GOP Midterms?

At the beginning of the year, Democrats claimed a huge lead in most national polls (for what that mean).

By May, the Democratic lead in most polls had shrunk quite a bit and it appeared that Republicans had the momentum going into summer.

The events of this week, could, according to some jeopardize that GOP momentum.

First, we have a jury finding Paul Manafort guilty of 8 of the 18 charges, enough to put in prison for at least, 10 years.

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In less than 24 hours, the nation was told that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen has reached a plea deal and had turned on Trump, claiming he committed crimes.

So, what does this mean for Republicans with the midterms less than 3 months away?

(Fox News) – History may not repeat itself. But it sure does rhyme.

The war in Iraq wasn’t going well in the fall of 2005 and early 2006. A federal grand jury indicted top White House aide Scooter Libby. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, faced an indictment and was forced to step aside from his leadership post. DeLay aides Tony Rudy and Michael Scanlon encountered criminal charges in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. So did Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio. Ney went to jail. Rep. Duke Cunningham, R-Calif., resigned and did time after pleading guilty to bribery and fraud charges.

But none of that quite sealed the deal for the rival party in the midterms.

Then, word surfaced on the final two days of September 2006, that Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., sent inappropriate text messages to male, teenage House pages. The Foley news erupted in the final hours of Congress trying to wrap up work in Washington and head home to campaign for the midterm elections…

Democrats and the mainstream media are hailing the convictions of Manafort and Cohen as the end the Trump presidency and end of control of Congress for Republicans.

Republicans are operating in crisis mode, trying to figure out how to survive the scandals and retain control of Congress.

In the wake of everything, America needs an Attorney General who will go after Obama, Clinton, Holder, Lynch, Comey, Mueller, Brennan, McCabe, Ohr and the Clinton Foundation for the allegations that have been mounting up against them.



Dave Jolly
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.
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