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Manafort's deal reins in a pardon's impact

10 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The plea deal special counsel Robert Mueller granted to Paul Manafort on Friday appears built to be pardon-proof. That doesn't mean President Donald Trump won't try to legally absolve Manafort anyway, a step the president has considered taking for months. But Friday‘s events mean Trump's ability to contain the legal damage from his former campaign chairman is now severely limited. Two new factors appear to stymie the impact of a potential Trump pardon for Manafort. The first is that Manafort is already talking. One obvious rationale for a pardon would be to reward Manafort for holding out...
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'It's getting lonely on Trump Island': Mueller just snagged his biggest victory yet in the Russia probe

'It's getting lonely on Trump Island': Mueller just snagged his biggest victory yet in the Russia probe

10 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Paul Manafort's decision to plead guilty and flip in the Russia investigation is the single-biggest victory for the special counsel Robert Mueller, so far.
Before agreeing to a plea deal with Manafort, prosecutors likely sat down with him or his attorney for a proffer session, during which a defendant has to answer several key questions from investigators about his own case or any criminal activity he may have witnessed.
"This means Mueller's team feels that what Manafort has to offer is not just credible, but important," said one Justice Department veteran.
Manafort's decision to flip...
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All the Ways Paul Manafort's Guilty Plea Will Hurt Donald Trump

10 monthes ago   |   By Slate

It's impossible to know precisely how significant Paul Manafort's decision on Friday to accept a guilty plea in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe and agree to cooperate with investigators will ultimately prove to be. Every indication, though, is that it is tremendously bad news for President Donald Trump.
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