Paul Manafort, a longtime Washington lobbyist and President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has legal troubles, indeed. They tend to cluster, however, in the nonviolent areas of money-laundering and conspiracy as well as witness tampering.
The Erik Wemple Blog has sent ABC News an inquiry regarding this incident. We’re interested in knowing just how this whole thing materialized. The universe of explanations falls roughly into three categories: 1.) The graphic was a big joke by some wise person in the newsroom, which is a clear scandal with disciplinary implications; 2.) Someone had written the graphic in the belief that the news was real, which is a clear scandal with disciplinary implications; or 3.) Someone hacked into the ABC News graphics system, which is a clear scandal with disciplinary or perhaps law-enforcement implications.