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Response to Gothmog (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 10:36 PM

30. Why would Manafort agree to a plea then?

He could just go into court and plead guilty. He doesn't have to cut any deal to do that. He just takes his sentence and waits for a pardon that may or may not come. If he's pardoned, he'll have to testify before a federal grand jury and he'll still be subject to state prosecution.

If he cuts a deal including cooperation, he can probably get his jail time reduced and maybe the feds will step in and persuade VA/NY not to prosecute him for crimes committed in their states. Trump can still pardon him regardless.

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