The charges: https://www.justice.gov/file/1007271/download against Manafort and Gates look pretty serious. Money laundering, tax evasion, lying to federal agents, and fraud... Meanwhile, Trump is saying on Twitter that George Popadopolis was just a gopher in the campaign. Sorry, but whether he was or not, how is that at all relevant. This is classic Trump making an argument that, if you actually think about it, makes him look much worse. Claiming that this guy was a gopher implies that he was acting on someone else's orders, since gophers in campaigns do not pull off schemes like this on their own impulse... But hey, whatever. The charges against these guys keep getting worse and worse. Whatever ace is the FBI holding onto still to play against Trump or Trump Jr.?