Manafort Deal Includes Cooperation

The details are still very sketchy at the moment, but Paul Manafort has reportedly agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation: "Federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann told the court that Manafort has agreed to cooperate apparently in exchange for the government dropping the remaining charges against him."

Agreeing to cooperate sounds good. Dropping all the remaining charges against him doesn't.

What concerns me at the moment is that George Papadopoulos agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation, too, and then got 14 days in jail after offering nothing of any substance.

Another thought I just had: Maybe it isn't the current president who has promised Manafort a pardon. Maybe it's the man who believes he is the future president — the current vice-president who was hand-picked by Paul Manafort.

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