The big question is will Manafort have to give info against Donald Trump in exchange for a cap of 10 years jail time ?
Mueller & Co. gets a conviction on two cases out of this….
Mueller also saves money and resources….
Trump CAN always pardon Manafort if he can convince Trump he didn’t roll over on him to Mueller….
Manafort has co-legal deal with Trump’s lawyers …..
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty in a foreign-lobbying and money laundering case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
The plea deal, set to be officially announced at an 11 a.m. court appearance in Washington, D.C., calls for a 10-year cap on how long Manafort will be sent to prison, and for Manafort to serve time from his separate Virginia and Washington cases concurrently, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
Prosecutors filed a new slimmed-down set of charges against Manafort Friday morning, reining in the felony counts pending against him in D.C. from seven to just two: conspiracy against the U.S. and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Notably, though, it remained unclear whether the Manafort plea will include a requirement that he cooperate with the Mueller prosecutor, an arrangement that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told POLITICO earlier this week he did not expect from the former campaign chairman whose lawyers he has been repeatedly in contact with as part of a joint defense agreement.
“If the deal does not include cooperation, then it will be a PR gift to the president and his legal team,” said Shanlon Wu, a white collar defense attorney who previously had represented Rick Gates, the former Manafort deputy who also pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe.
Still, legal experts say the deal can be seen as a win for Mueller — more examples that the probe is not producing fabricated charges, as the president often alleges.
Gene Rossi, a former federal prosecutor from Virginia who has been tracking Manafort’s case called the plea “another huge victory and a seminal moment for the Mueller team.”
Manafort is gonna give up $46 Million to the Fed’s making a profit for the taxpayer….