Another Ex-Trump Associate Is Getting Jail Time
Donald Trump’s one-time deputy campaign manager Rick Gates will be serving time in jail after pleading guilty last year to financial fraud and lying to investigators, according to reports.
Politico report on Tuesday that Gates has received 36 months of probation and will have to serve a total of 45 days in jail on weekends “or in accordance with the schedule of the probation office.”
The sentence might seem light, but Twitter users still blasted Gates and Trump himself for yet another example of a Trump associate facing a reckoning for corruption.
Rick Gates: jail, 3 yrs probation
Cohen: 3 yrs prison
Manafort: 4 yrs prison
Stone: GUILTY AS FUCK
Flynn: Jan 28 sentencing
Individual-1: getting his dipshit ass impeached
Hillary: enjoying a nice walk in the woods, probably
me: laughing at all you "lock her up" morons
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 17, 2019
Trivia: Name a former Trump campaign staffer not in jail
— NPC (@NPCesq) December 17, 2019
Draining the swamp.
— Rick Campbell (@RangerRick99) December 17, 2019
And how many associates of President Obama went to jail? Once again only the best people associated with trump
— John Anderson (@JohnAnd28780436) December 17, 2019
Why are so many of Trump’s close associates going to jail?
Because Donald Trump is a corrupt politician, and we all know it. https://t.co/a8a7xJtgaM
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 17, 2019
Judge Jackson right now speaking to Rick Gates…
“Politics don’t corrupt people. People corrupt politics,"
— Mo Latno Bill Phelan (@MoBill) December 17, 2019
I get the impression this judge is sick of alternative facts.
— Sandy TennisBall (@LaurelBunce) December 17, 2019