Chelsea Handler, Seth Rogen, Kumail Nanjiani and Mark Ruffalo among the Hollywood stars weighing in on Manafort's woes.
"I can't wait to see what happens to Manafort's hair in prison," Chelsea Handler tweeted while relishing in the first results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump's campaign.
"There are 12 charges. It rather evokes a Xmas carol: 'On the first day of charges, Mueller gave to me: Manafort on treas'nous conspiracy!'" tweeted actor and activist George Takei.
"If we all weren’t so tired of a stream of constant outrages this would have a much more shocking effect on us," Ruffalo said. "It’s a new low for our country in an historical context. Probably going to get worse. Hard to celebrate."
According to the indictment, Manafort was able to generate millions of dollars by lobbying for a pro-Russia party in Ukraine and laundered the money through off-shore accounts. The indictment was unsealed once Manafort was told to turn himself into law enforcement.
Some of his charges include conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering, being an unregistered foreign agent and seven counts of failing to file financial reports.
See more Hollywood reactions below.
I can't wait to see what happens to manafort's hair in prison.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 29, 2017
Hey @realDonaldTrump, you up?— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 30, 2017
The former campaign manager of the current President of the United States has been arrested.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 30, 2017
For a first round arrest, this one is big.
Good morning. https://t.co/wakbN2ztym— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 30, 2017
There are 12 charges. It rather evokes a Xmas carol: “On the first day of charges, Mueller gave to me: Manafort on treas’nous conspiracy!”— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 30, 2017
It’s normally wrong to celebrate like it’s Christmas before it’s even Halloween, but dammit let’s make an exception today. #MuellerMonday— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 30, 2017
This is a very sad day for America. If we all weren’t so tired of a stream of constant outrages this would have a much more shocking effect on us. It’s a new low for our country in an historical context. Probably going to get worse. Hard to celebrate. https://t.co/sMA0V39jBU— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 30, 2017
Donald Trump has known Paul Manafort for nearly 40 years. First hired him for lobbying over 30 years ago. He owns a home in Trump Tower.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 30, 2017
Why did Paul Manafort handpick you @VP?— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 30, 2017
Asking for every law abiding American citizen.
Imagine no 🎼collusion...it’s easy if you try...🎼 https://t.co/GHhRtayKRp— JEN KIRKMAN (@JenKirkman) October 30, 2017
MANAFORT morning!! https://t.co/UAAEKr3GOn— Marcia Cross (@ReallyMarcia) October 30, 2017
That's a lie. This was all happening while he was working for you on your campaign. Your reality is way off. I can tell by your body. https://t.co/xvtO2w915A— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 30, 2017
Why did Trump choose a person with close, complex & illegal connections to Russia as his campaign mgr?— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort just agreed to turn himself in to the FBI. What should we report on?— Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) October 30, 2017
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