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Trump associates who have had legal trouble of their own

Wandering Monk

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Known by the company you keep, as they say. Not a comprehensive list. Missing, for instance, is Mike Lindell.

Roger Stone
Trump's longtime friend and adviser was convicted in 2019 of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump commuted his sentence the day before Stone, a veteran Republican political operative, was due to report to prison to serve a sentence of three years and four months. Trump later pardoned Stone.

Steve Bannon
Trump's former campaign and White House strategist was convicted in 2022 of contempt of Congress. Bannon was charged after defying a demand to appear before a House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack by Trump supporters seeking to prevent Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's November 2020 election victory. Bannon has been sentenced to forty days in jail beginning July first. Bannon also faces New York state charges of money laundering and conspiracy, accused by prosecutors of swindling Trump supporters in a scheme involving donations solicited to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bannon, who pleaded not guilty, is due to go on trial in that case in May 2024. He also was charged in federal court over that same project, but the case ended when Trump pardoned Bannon in the final hours of his presidency in 2021.

Michael Cohen
Trump's former fixer was sentenced to a three-year prison term after pleading guilty in 2018 for his role in making illegal hush money payments before the 2016 election to two women - porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal - who have said they had sexual encounters with Trump years earlier. Cohen also pleaded guilty that year to lying to Congress about negotiations concerning a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow, a project that never materialized.

Allen Weisselberg
Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg leaves the courtroom during his New York state tax evasion trial on Nov. 17, 2022. The former chief financial officer at Trump's real estate company served more than three months in jail for helping to engineer a wide-ranging tax fraud. Weisselberg pleaded guilty in 2022 and served as a star witness in the Trump Organization's criminal trial on tax fraud charges. The company was convicted but Trump himself was not charged. In April 2023, Weisselberg pleaded guilty to additional charges of perjury and was sentenced to serve five months at the Rikers Island jail complex.

Elliott Broidy

Elliott Broidy ,a former Trump fundraiser and official at the Republican National Committee, pleaded guilty in 2020 to violating foreign lobbying laws by attempting to influence Trump's administration on behalf of Chinese and Malaysian interests. Trump pardoned Broidy.

Paul Manafort

Donald Trump's one-time campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at a Manhattan courthouse in June 2019 on to face mortgage fraud charges that were later dismissed. Trump's former campaign chairman was found guilty in 2018 of federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges in Virginia, and pleaded guilty that same year to federal conspiracy and witness tampering charges in Washington, D.C. Manafort was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison but was pardoned by Trump in December 2020.

Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, served as Trump's national security adviser for less than a month in 2017. He pleaded guilty later that year to lying to the FBI about his interactions with Russia's ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump took office, then tried to withdraw that plea. Trump pardoned him in 2020.

Peter Navarro

Former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro turned himself in to a federal prison on March 19, 2024, following a conviction for contempt of Congress. Navarro was sentenced to four months after refusing to provide testimony to the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Two other close Trump associates, former chief of staff Mark Meadows and White House aide Daniel Scavino, did not face similar criminal charges despite a House vote recommending them.

Rick Gates
Rick Gates, former campaign aide to former President Donald Trump, departs federal court after being sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years probation, in Washington, DC, U.S. on December 17, 2019. Gates was Paul Manafort's former business partner and served as deputy chairman of Trump's 2016 campaign. He pleaded guilty in 2018 to conspiracy and lying to investigators in the Russia campaign probe. Gates was sentenced in 2019 to 45 days in jail. He testified as a prosecution witness at Manafort's trial.

Rudy Giuliani
Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani speaks with the media after being processed at the Fulton County Jail. A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia indicted Donald Trump. The indictment includes 41 charges against 19 defendants, from the former president to his former attorney Rudy Guiliani and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. The legal case centers on the state's RICO statute, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Mark Meadows
Mark Meadows, who was charged with Trump and 17 others in what prosecutors say was a sprawling conspiracy to reverse President Joe Biden's 2020 victory in Georgia, argued the crimes he is accused of committing were part of his federal job.

John Eastman
He was indicted alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 others accused of a scheme to steal the 2020 election from President Joe Biden. He faces charges on conspiracy to impersonate a public officer, conspiracy to commit false statements and writings and other charges.

Jeffrey Clark
Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, charged along with former President Donald Trump and 17 others, accused of participating in a wide-ranging scheme to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory and keep the Republican Trump in power in Fulton County Superior Court, speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland.

Sidney Powell
A second co-defendant with Donald Trump in the Georgia election conspiracy case, Sidney Powell, pleaded guilty on Oct. 19, 2023, to a half-dozen misdemeanors dealing with a conspiracy to interfere in the 2020 election. Legal experts said Powell's central role in the conspiracy, as an election lawyer who baselessly claimed widespread election fraud in 2020, could have an impact on other defendants charged in the alleged racketeering conspiracy that sought to keep Trump in power.

Jenna Ellis
Ellis, an attorney and prominent conservative media figure, reached a deal with prosecutors on Oct. 24, 2023, in Atlanta, and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge over efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Georgia.

 

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Known by the company you keep, as they say. Not a comprehensive list. Missing, for instance, is Mike Lindell.

Roger Stone
Trump's longtime friend and adviser was convicted in 2019 of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump commuted his sentence the day before Stone, a veteran Republican political operative, was due to report to prison to serve a sentence of three years and four months. Trump later pardoned Stone.

Steve Bannon
Trump's former campaign and White House strategist was convicted in 2022 of contempt of Congress. Bannon was charged after defying a demand to appear before a House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack by Trump supporters seeking to prevent Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's November 2020 election victory. Bannon has been sentenced to forty days in jail beginning July first. Bannon also faces New York state charges of money laundering and conspiracy, accused by prosecutors of swindling Trump supporters in a scheme involving donations solicited to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bannon, who pleaded not guilty, is due to go on trial in that case in May 2024. He also was charged in federal court over that same project, but the case ended when Trump pardoned Bannon in the final hours of his presidency in 2021.

Michael Cohen
Trump's former fixer was sentenced to a three-year prison term after pleading guilty in 2018 for his role in making illegal hush money payments before the 2016 election to two women - porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal - who have said they had sexual encounters with Trump years earlier. Cohen also pleaded guilty that year to lying to Congress about negotiations concerning a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow, a project that never materialized.

Allen Weisselberg
Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg leaves the courtroom during his New York state tax evasion trial on Nov. 17, 2022. The former chief financial officer at Trump's real estate company served more than three months in jail for helping to engineer a wide-ranging tax fraud. Weisselberg pleaded guilty in 2022 and served as a star witness in the Trump Organization's criminal trial on tax fraud charges. The company was convicted but Trump himself was not charged. In April 2023, Weisselberg pleaded guilty to additional charges of perjury and was sentenced to serve five months at the Rikers Island jail complex.

Elliott Broidy
Elliott Broidy ,a former Trump fundraiser and official at the Republican National Committee, pleaded guilty in 2020 to violating foreign lobbying laws by attempting to influence Trump's administration on behalf of Chinese and Malaysian interests. Trump pardoned Broidy.

Paul Manafort

Donald Trump's one-time campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at a Manhattan courthouse in June 2019 on to face mortgage fraud charges that were later dismissed. Trump's former campaign chairman was found guilty in 2018 of federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges in Virginia, and pleaded guilty that same year to federal conspiracy and witness tampering charges in Washington, D.C. Manafort was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison but was pardoned by Trump in December 2020.

Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, served as Trump's national security adviser for less than a month in 2017. He pleaded guilty later that year to lying to the FBI about his interactions with Russia's ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump took office, then tried to withdraw that plea. Trump pardoned him in 2020.

Peter Navarro
Former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro turned himself in to a federal prison on March 19, 2024, following a conviction for contempt of Congress. Navarro was sentenced to four months after refusing to provide testimony to the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Two other close Trump associates, former chief of staff Mark Meadows and White House aide Daniel Scavino, did not face similar criminal charges despite a House vote recommending them.

Rick Gates
Rick Gates, former campaign aide to former President Donald Trump, departs federal court after being sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years probation, in Washington, DC, U.S. on December 17, 2019. Gates was Paul Manafort's former business partner and served as deputy chairman of Trump's 2016 campaign. He pleaded guilty in 2018 to conspiracy and lying to investigators in the Russia campaign probe. Gates was sentenced in 2019 to 45 days in jail. He testified as a prosecution witness at Manafort's trial.

Rudy Giuliani
Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani speaks with the media after being processed at the Fulton County Jail. A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia indicted Donald Trump. The indictment includes 41 charges against 19 defendants, from the former president to his former attorney Rudy Guiliani and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. The legal case centers on the state's RICO statute, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Mark Meadows
Mark Meadows, who was charged with Trump and 17 others in what prosecutors say was a sprawling conspiracy to reverse President Joe Biden's 2020 victory in Georgia, argued the crimes he is accused of committing were part of his federal job.

John Eastman
He was indicted alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 others accused of a scheme to steal the 2020 election from President Joe Biden. He faces charges on conspiracy to impersonate a public officer, conspiracy to commit false statements and writings and other charges.

Jeffrey Clark
Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, charged along with former President Donald Trump and 17 others, accused of participating in a wide-ranging scheme to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory and keep the Republican Trump in power in Fulton County Superior Court, speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland.

Sidney Powell
A second co-defendant with Donald Trump in the Georgia election conspiracy case, Sidney Powell, pleaded guilty on Oct. 19, 2023, to a half-dozen misdemeanors dealing with a conspiracy to interfere in the 2020 election. Legal experts said Powell's central role in the conspiracy, as an election lawyer who baselessly claimed widespread election fraud in 2020, could have an impact on other defendants charged in the alleged racketeering conspiracy that sought to keep Trump in power.

Jenna Ellis
Ellis, an attorney and prominent conservative media figure, reached a deal with prosecutors on Oct. 24, 2023, in Atlanta, and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge over efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Georgia.

Yep, as they say: "Birds of a feather flock together."
 
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