The government, a presidential campaign, a principled candidate, and a bumbling campaign payoff, with a top level bumbler, married to the grand-daughter of the principled candidate.
This could be an HBO miniseries.
It's still too early to tell how this drama will end. There are high stakes, including potential jail terms. David Weigel walks us through the first week of the trial, with bombshell emails, Ron Paul testimony required by the prosecution against the man married to his granddaughter and a government witness who "no longer looked like a man worth bribing," here.