Below is a list of what the indictment claims Manafort and Gates bought between 2008 and 2014 with illicit funds.
1. Antique rugs: Two offshore accounts wired multiple thousand-dollar payments to an antique rug store in Alexandria, Virginia, where Manafort lives, as well as a second vendor “related to” the antique rug store, for a total of $1,034,350.
2. Other antiques: Offshore accounts wired a total of $623,910 to New York.
3. Suits: A men’s clothing store in New York received $849,215, and $520,440 was transferred to a clothing store in Beverly Hills, California, adding up to a total of $1,369,655 in clothing purchases.
There’s also a million stories about Trump officials unnecessarily using private planes at government cost, rather than flying commercial like reg’lar Americans.
Is there a way to use this kind of thing to portray Republicans as the out-of-touch “elitist” grifters that they are? I tend to think there is.