Robert Mueller’s top two star witnesses —Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen — have pleaded guilty and are working with him. And, as it turns out, both of them have a history of very close connections with not only the president but also Donald Trump’s friend and supporter Sean Hannity.
According to Glenn Kirschner, a former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s District of Columbia office, Manafort has certainly already “delivered the goods” to the special counsel. He said that, based on his experience of being in the same situation many times, the prosecutors always demand to see the incriminating evidence being offered by the defendant BEFORE a plea agreement is entered into.
Yesterday the news came fast and furious about Paul Manafort’s plea deal, against a backdrop of a major hurricane making landfall in North Carolina.
So much was going on that it was difficult to absorb it all. What does the plea deal mean? How might it affect such people as Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner and even Ivanka Trump?
We are following live reports from the Paul Manafort hearing via Twitter. More updates will be added as they occur.
There has been some very important breaking news during this hearing, such as:
“Prosecutors say Paul Manafort‘s plea deal includes 17 page cooperation agreement.”
Just minutes ago NBC News reported that former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to federal charges and reached a plea deal with prosecutors. They provided a link to a video discussing this breaking development on their news website.
Is convicted felon Paul Manafort finally ready to give Bob Mueller the evidence he needs to bring down Donald Trump?
According to the Washington Post, Manafort is again having serious discussions with the special counsel’s office about a possible plea deal.
After President Donald Trump distanced himself this past week from Paul Manafort it became clear that the former campaign chairman should not be expecting a presidential pardon. Trump posted a tweet that seemed to come out of nowhere, and it was a clue that something new and very important was about to come out about Manafort. Trump tweeted at 6:34 a.m. on Sunday: