Editor's Brief

Paul Isn’t Flipping; He’s Locking In His Pardon

September 13, 2018 6:30 pm

As you can see ABC News is reporting a “tentative” plea deal between Paul Manafort and the office of special counsel. Assuming this is accurate and moves from tentative to real by tomorrow, I think there’s good reason to expect that this is not what it seems. This isn’t Manafort flipping on Trump. It’s Manafort locking in his pardon. 

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