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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:56 AM

Can New York Charges Flip Manafort?

<snip>But just when Manafortís cases were over, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance charged Manafort in state court in New York. The timing could not have been a coincidence. What to make of these new charges against Manafort?

One obvious point of speculation is that these new charges were filed to prevent Manafort from escaping accountability for his crimes through a pardon. Other former Trump associates, such as former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former deputy campaign chair Rick Gates and former attorney Michael Cohen, have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the special counsel. Manafort, in contrast, has not. Manafortís plea agreement in the District of Columbia included a cooperation provision that gave him an opportunity to earn a reduction in his sentence by providing substantial assistance in the investigation of others, but prosecutors discovered that while feigning cooperation, Manafort lied to investigators, and his deal was rescinded, causing some to speculate that Manafort is angling for a pardon from President Trump.<snip>


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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:04 AM

1. No

Manafort is not going to flip.

The Trump DoJ means that the Witness Protection Program is compromised.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:57 AM

2. I agree 100%. And he knows it.

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