The secret to being a successful Trump grifter, you see, is to have made sure that – at some point along the way – you secured a formal role in the Trump administration.

Those guys are mostly safe. It's the Trump grifters who never drew a government paycheck that get prosecuted.
Manafort and Gates? Prosecuted. Manafort's banker who tried but failed to bribe his way into a government job? Prosecuted. Papadopoulos, who also failed to get a job? Prosecuted. Guys who tried to use Trump connections to lobby – Barrack, Nader, Stone, Broidy, Patten? Prosecuted.
The exceptions to this rule are Flynn & Bannon. And things worked out pretty okay for both those guys.

But if you were ever officially a part of the Trump administration, you're probably okay. The DOJ is too afraid to open up the can of worms it would take to prosecute you.
On the flipside, if you're the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, watch out, because the DOJ is probably coming for your ass.

Of the 4 Trump-era RNC finance chairs, 2 have been convicted, 1 is under investigation, and the 4th is DeJoy – who got a gov't job.

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