From happy dances to naked dances, here's how Hollywood stars are celebrating Paul Manafort's guilty verdict.
Hollywood stars could not contain their excitement when they heard that Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of tax and bank fraud.
Cher tweeted, "I'm so excited about Paul Manafort's guiltily verdict I could [dance]!!" Kathy Griffin celebrated "topless, naturally." And Elizabeth Banks was "feeling optimistic for the first time in months."
On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager was found guilty on five tax fraud charges (which come with three-year jail terms each), one charge of hiding a foreign bank account (which comes with a five-year jail term), and two bank fraud charges (which come with 30-year terms each).
Manafort was found guilty on eight of the 18 charges he was facing, and if the aforementioned verdicts stand, he is looking at spending the rest of this life behind bars. A U.S. District Court judge declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 counts because the jury failed to reach unanimity.
Manafort faced the 18 counts of tax and bank fraud as part of the first case brought to trial by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
See how Hollywood stars celebrated the news in the tweets below.
When I first saw House of Cards on @netflix I thought it was improbable fiction...— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 21, 2018
I’m So excited about Paul Manafort’s Guiltily— Cher (@cher) August 21, 2018
Verdict I Could 💃🏻 &🥂‼️
BIRDS OF A FUCKING FEATHER. pic.twitter.com/aECqIXvgH9— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 21, 2018
Celebrating the Manafort and Cohen verdicts...topless, naturally pic.twitter.com/o0AO7rXFHb— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 21, 2018
Wow.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 21, 2018
Disaster zone for Trump. https://t.co/TLZ3e0vY9Q— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 21, 2018
LOCK 👏🏾 TRUMP 👏🏾 UP 👏🏾 https://t.co/s7G3RUAnLy— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) August 21, 2018
National security advisor:— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 21, 2018
Foreign policy advisor:
Deputy campaign chair:
Feeling optimistic for the first time in months. pic.twitter.com/C3fRSgmSHF— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) August 21, 2018
Michael Cohen: possible 46 to 63 months in federal prison— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 21, 2018
Paul Manafort: *Hold my prune juice.*
Imagine if Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and Donald Trump were all in the same prison. That would be the best season of The Apprentice ever.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018 mark it down on your calendars folks, today changes everything! Michael Cohen Says He Paid Off Woman Who Claimed Affair at Trump’s Direction https://t.co/3myCinONsE— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) August 21, 2018
Dear Donald,— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 21, 2018
Speaking of stolen campaign slogans: Maybe you would be better informed if you watched less TV & read more history books.
Good luck with your Rigged Witch Hunts,
Trump just now: “Paul Manafort is a good man...this has nothing to do with Russian collusion. I feel badly for Paul, he worked for Bob Dole...he worked for Reagan.”— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 21, 2018