There is "unequal justice" at play regarding former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who was found guilty on eight counts of bank and tax fraud Tuesday, author Jerome Corsi told Newsmax TV.
During an appearance on "Newsmax Now," Corsi said Manafort's first trial — the second one is slated for next month — could end up helping President Donald Trump.
"It raises the question of unequal justice because [lobbyist] Tony Podesta was involved in virtually the same contracts as Paul Manafort in Ukraine – and I believe if he were scrutinized, you would find similar kinds of tax violations, bank fraud issues, and other violations of law, which in some instances are really kind of technical," said Corsi, author of The New York Times bestseller "Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump," published by Humanix.
"Here you've got Paul Manafort who never would have been prosecuted had he not been President Trump's campaign manager. And the politics of this, the unequal justice, I think are going to offend Trump supporters and actually cause a greater demand for why do all these Democrats get off when Manafort is tried on offenses that are completely unrelated to Russian collusion or to President Trump."
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Manafort was investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is probing whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
Regarding Tuesday's guilty plea of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, Corsi said that case — in which Cohen claims to have worked in tandem with Trump to make hush payments to women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump before he was elected — will not have a lasting impact on Trump.
"I think this is a case that is more cosmetics and more show," Corsi said. "It may have a very temporary political impact, but I think in the long run, it can't be proved."
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