Ellis said that he thinks the sentencing guidelines are “excessive”.
Manafort speaks briefly and does NOT apologize —asks for “compassion”
AND Ellis gives him 47 months. LESS THAN 4 years.
Now it’s up to Amy Berman Jackson to hit him and hit him hard for the other case he pled guilty on.
Mueller’s guys at the time did not ask for the sentences to run concurrently—they said they would wait until after Ellis sentenced—so they can ask Berman not to do that.
This is a freaking joke.
ALSO: Nadler saying he believes Rosenstein and Barr are making plans to bury the Mueller report. I hope i get to feeling better soon and it gets warmer—because we are going to need to hit the streets if that happens.