Manafort cuts tentative plea deal with Mueller

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    Currently reported on MSNBC. Apparently ABC is the original reporting source. Apparently we won't know details until maybe tomorrow.

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that will head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations tell ABC News.

    The deal is expected to be announced in court Friday, but it remains unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors or is simply conceding to a guilty plea, which would allow him to avoid the stress and expense of trial, according to three sources with knowledge of the discussions.

    More: Tentative deal reached between Manafort and special counsel: Sources
     
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    Then you should have waited.
     
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    I'm reading that that details will be released on Friday.
     
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    I saw something about that earlier. Seems that Manafort is looking for a way to get a lesser sentence, because he knows that a pardon isn't going to help.
     
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    Manafort's second trial is due to start on September 24. He is facing much more serious charges for that one.
     
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    A plea deal is a plea deal. Happens every day, to save both sides the cost of a trial in exchange for a lesser sentence.

    It does not mean he has agreed to be a witness for the prosecution against Trump. Don't get a boner just yet.

    Wait for facts.
     
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    BOOM!! :D

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    Let's make a deal? .... You're the next contestant on The Mueller's ...... :rolleyes:

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    September 13, 2018 7:18 pm
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    U.S. President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is close to reaching a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller but an agreement has not been concluded, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

    “It’s close but not there yet,” the source said of negotiations in Mueller’s investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusions that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, which Moscow denies.

    Earlier, ABC News, citing three unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions, said Manafort had tentatively agreed to a plea deal and it was expected to be announced at a court hearing on Friday in Washington.

    ABC News said it remained unclear whether Manafort had also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

    Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing and Mueller spokesman Peter Carr declined to comment on the ABC News report.

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    I guess we'll know in a few hours the details of Manafort's plea deal.
     
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    That's a darn shame... now we won't get to see and hear all the evidence Mueller's prosecutors had.... this works out great for Trump and the elite/elect Republicans running, not having this trial exposing all the Russian ties, right before the election....

    Manafort's expecting the pardon Trump promised him for ''not ratting him out''
     
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