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If you enjoy watching the telenovela that is the Trump administration, you might know that this morning, the first indictments in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election came out. Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates both turned themselves into the FBI this morning for charges that include money laundering and conspiracy against the United States.

While that’s some serious stuff, it’s 2017, so people–mainly Trump critics (so the majority of the world)–were quick to find the humour in it. Just like when former FBI director James Comey testified about his firing by the president and people got excited like it was some kind of anti-Trump holiday (#ComeyDay).

People have been holding their breath waiting to hear any little snippet of the investigation lead by special counsel Robert Mueller and on Friday, they announced that the first charges were being laid with the news that we could hear as soon as Monday who they were against. By Sunday night, people were kind of losing their minds.

As Christmas Monday morning dawned, people were 100 per cent ready for whatever indictments could be coming our way. Would it be Donald Jr. for those sketchy Russian lawyer meetings? Maybe Jared Kushner for his private email server? Would they go for the big guy himself? The anticipation was almost unbearable.

Then around 8:00 am EST, things got rolling with the announcement that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were the first casualties in the investigation. About an hour later the charges were unsealed. A little while after that, it was revealed that former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pled guilty earlier in October to lying to the FBI. People were over the moon.

So, happy Indictment Day, everyone! How are you celebrating?

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