As I wrote yesterday, Paul Manafort looks to be in a bit of a mess. He awaits sentencing on his convictions in Virginia, and he may go on trial in D.C., due to Monday’s claim that he violated his plea deal by lying to investigators “on a variety of subject matters” (here).
That’s a heap of trouble.
Who could save him?
Well…we all know of one: that caped crusader, Donald J. Trump. The President could swoop in and rescue Paul like a spandex’d Clark, hauling Lois over-the-threshold style.
Donald’s keeping the “pardon” option open for his former campaign chairman, as expressed to the New York Post:
“It was never discussed, but I wouldn’t take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?”
Trump’s not much for the workings of Robert Mueller’s investigation (here):
“If you told the truth, you go to jail. You know, this ‘flipping’ stuff is terrible. You flip, and you lie, and you get — the prosecutors will tell you 99 percent of the time, they can get people to flip. It’s rare that they can’t.”
Manafort’s attorneys contend he’s complied with the investigation as best he can, not at any point having intentionally misled authorities.
And he’s A-Okay in Trump’s book, along with author Jerome Corsi and GOP operative Roger Stone — all three have kept purportedly kept coy under pressure from the Special Counsel:
“I had three people: Manafort, Corsi – I don’t know Corsi, but he refuses to say what they demanded. It’s actually very brave.”
The Donald thinks he’s got Mueller’s number: It’s McCarthy, all over again:
“While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang of Dems is viciously telling witnesses to lie about facts & they will get relief. This is our Joseph McCarthy Era!”
While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang of Dems is viciously telling witnesses to lie about facts & they will get relief. This is our Joseph McCarthy Era!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2018
Whether or not Mueller’s McCarthy, Paul Manafort may need Trump to be McCartney — and “Help” him get “Free as a Bird.”
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