As you can imagine the Twitterverse is full of tweets about two things today: Halloween and the arrests resulting from the Mueller investigation. I predicted a couple of days ago that Paul Manafort would be the first arrest. Yesterday, though I didn’t say it anywhere publicly, I began to think there would be a second person. I had no idea who it would be though.

Now Manafort and the second person, who we now know is Rick Gates, have both pleaded Not Guilty. Manafort’s bail is US$10 million and Gates’s is US$5 million.

On Fox News, they’re saying Mueller will have a hard time getting a guilty verdict. Their opinion is it’s easy to get a grand jury in Washington DC to charge Republicans. The legal advisors on CNN though have been saying for some time that Mueller would not bring charges unless he was sure he could get a conviction, and that conviction was safe from appeal.

However, we also have the news that George Papadopolous pleaded guilty earlier this month. I would speculate that means Papadopolous probably has a deal to flip on a bigger fish. He’s described as a “cooperating witness.”  Apparently that phrase can mean he was wearing a wire. If that’s the case, it may mean there are a lot more shoes to drop.

If indeed there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, there must be many people in the White House who are very worried. CNN says:

Watching the developments unfold on the large television screens installed in his private residence, Trump was “seething,” according to a Republican close to the White House.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens next. Legal processes move slowly, and they seem to move even more slowly when you’re waiting on the outcome.

 

Political Tweets

As someone who replied to this tweet said, it could also be a Tory, or anyone else who still adheres to the fallacy of trickle-down economics!

 

Donald Trump on Vladimir Putin.
(Via Ann German.)

 

Just sayin’.

 

Mueller Time Tweets

I tweeted this yesterday, but the joke is going to keep working!

 

This is the first tweet in a thread that provides extensive information about the Papadopolous charges.
(Via Ann German.)

 

Says it all.
(Via Ann German.)

 

Human Rights Tweets

If you go to the first tweet, you’ll see a whole lot more great replies to Kate Harding’s tweet.
(Via “Archie Debunker”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion Tweets

Nailed it!

Science Tweets

What’s that light?

 

Quite apart from anything else, the dollshouses are very cool. Fantastic work!

 

Comedy Tweets

Read it again!
(Via Ann German.)

 

Scenic Tweets

Even if I could afford it, I wouldn’t go to Myanmar at the moment because of what they’re doing to the Rohingya Muslims. But if they ever sort themselves out, it would be a great place to visit.

 

Marine Tweets

Who knew?!

 

Very cool!
(Via Ann German.)

 

More very cool stuff from the sea!

 

Bird Tweets

Now that’s style!

 

I’m glad I found Paul Bronks! His tweets are great!

 

Other Animals Tweets

When your best friend is a cow.

 

Did that guy really think shooing it away would work? Clearly stopping horses from getting in is not his area of expertise!

 

This time, the animal is the security guard it seems!

 

Bathing a hedgehog!

 

They can move really fast when they want to!

 

Dog Tweets

This is why I prefer big dogs. Little ones like this so often have a bad attitude.

 

That’s what happens when you leave a pet alone with paper!

 

Dog owners have this thing about humiliating their pets.

 

Cat Tweets

Hilarious!

 

Strutting its stuff!

 

Hilarious as well!

 

When you have to get your eighteen hours are day in, your staff are not going to stop you!

 

Don’t laugh at me! Bubbles are scary!

 

Isn’t she cute?!

 

And a real sweetie to finish on! This is the kitten I want!

 


 

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