Trump promised the American people he would appoint “the best people.” That turned out to be a lie, too. What we got was continuous turnover in staff and senior positions, dozens of indictments and multiple guilty pleas. WC recognizes that it can be hard to keep track of the criminal convictions so, as a service to readers, WC is providing this handy guide to just a few of the felonious low-lifes that composed the Trump Administration, 2016-2020. Some of these crooks have been pardoned for some or all of their crimes, but a pardon doesn’t change the fact that they are convicted felons.
|Paul Manafort||Trump’s 2016 Campaign Chair||Found guilty of tax fraud and bank fraud in a jury trial in August 2018. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges related to money laundering, lobbying violations and witness tampering.|
|Rick Gates||Trump’s 2016 Deputy Campaign Chair||Pleaded guilty in February 2018 to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators.|
|Michael Cohen||Trump’s Personal Lawyer||Plead guilty to lying to Congress and orchestrating hush money payments to women Trump bedded|
|Michael Flynn||Trump’s National Security Advisor||Plead guilty that year to lying to the FBI about his interactions with Russia’s ambassador|
|George Nader||Trump’s Foreign Policy Advisor||Plead guilty to possessing child pornography and bringing a boy to the United States for sex.|
|Steve Bannon||Trump Advisor||Convicted of contempt of Congress over his refusal to comply with a subpoena to appear before the January 6 House select committee|
|Rep. Chris Collins (R, NY)||First U.S. Congressman to endorse Trump for president||Plead guilty to securities fraud conspiracy and making false statements|
|Rep. Duncan Hunter, (R-CA)||Second U.S. Congressman to endorse Trump for president||Plead guilty to conspiring to misuse $250,000 of campaign funds for his personal expenses.|
|Roger Stone||Trump Advisor||Convicted on all seven criminal counts of obstruction of a congressional investigation, five counts of making false statements to Congress, and tampering with a witness.|
|Allen Weisselberg||Chief Financial Officer, The Trump Organization||Plead guilty o 15 felonies, including failing to pay taxes on some $1.7 million in income|
|George Papadopolous||Presidential Campaign Advisor||Plead guilty in 2017 to lying to FBI agents.|
|Elliott Broidy||Presidential Campaign Fundraiser||Plead guilty to carrying out a secret lobbying campaign in exchange for millions of dollars.|
Still no word on indictments of Trump himself by Georgia, New York or the federal special prosecutor. But WC remains hopeful.