News that Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman is heading to jail exploded across the internet on Friday, after U.S. District Judge Amy Berman ordered Paul Manafort held in custody until he stands trail.
On Twitter, users chimed in with opinions, facts and a healthy amount of snark.
Here is some of the best speculation and commentary on Paul Manafort heading to jail:
Right about now, in the movie, a Russian gangster is getting arrested for some bar fight, just to get inside with Manafort.
He sidles over and whispers, "Pasha, Oleg sends his greetings. Act accordingly."
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 15, 2018
JUDGE: Your bond is revoked
— Alfred Spellman (@AlfredSpellman) June 15, 2018
Mueller is sending one legal message to Manafort today:
This will be the first day of the rest of your life in jail if you don't cooperate with us.
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) June 15, 2018
Paul Manafort is the first warlock in custody, and the hunt continues.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 15, 2018
What's the over/under on Manafort having an "accident" in jail?
— Nick Kolakowski (@nkolakowski) June 15, 2018
NBC News: Judge Amy Berman Jackson told the court that, "this isn't middle school, I can't take your phone" before remanding Manafort to jail after revoking his bail, @CharlieGileNBC reports.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) June 15, 2018
Today, Trump tried to claim that Paul Manafort had worked on the Trump campaign for 49 days.
Manafort worked on the Trump campaign from March 28, 2016 to August 19, 2016. That's 144 days.
For context: Bannon and Conway each worked about 84 days on the campaign.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 15, 2018
I'm sure Trump shaving two thirds off the time Manafort was his campaign manager on the morning he goes to jail was just an honest mistake.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) June 15, 2018
Trump’s campaign manager is in jail pending trial.
Stop saying none of this has anything to do with the Trump campaign.
Manafort was Trump’s CAMPAIGN manager.
— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner) June 15, 2018
If Manafort goes to prison,
but @FoxNews doesn't report it,
did it actually happen in Trump's America?
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) June 15, 2018
These nothingburgers sure have a lot of calories, don't they? https://t.co/U6UTTCYyrA
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) June 15, 2018
How long until the GOP claims putting Manafort in jail ahead of father’s day thus separating him from his 35-year-old children is anti-family and anti-American
— Caroline Moss (@socarolinesays) June 15, 2018
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is going to jail to await trial for being an unregistered agent of a foreign government, money laundering, tax evasion, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and witness tampering.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 15, 2018
For those who doubted that Special Counsel Mueller's investigation is serious and is uncovering real wrongdoing, a federal judge just locked up the President's former campaign manager pretrial for trying to tamper with witnesses. Extraordinary. https://t.co/FtnE6EZqpq
— Noah Bookbinder (@NoahBookbinder) June 15, 2018