Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager for the 2016 presidential race once previous manager Corey Lewandowski was dismissed and money from Russian oligarchs Aras and Emin Agalarov made its way to participants in the June Trump Tower meeting, has been held in prison for months since his bail was denied in preparation for the trial at which he’s already been found guilty of 8 felonies.
Today it is reported that Manafort has agreed to some sort of deal with the special investigators in charge of rooting out evidence of the campaign’s conspiracy with Russia to throw the election in favor of Donald Trump.
Whether Manafort has agreed to turn state’s evidence on his former boss in a plea deal that would reduce his sentence or has simply agreed to plead guilty in advance of his upcoming trial to save himself the time and trial in another courtroom after his last debacle is as yet unknown.
According to ABC News, their reporters spotted Manafort’s legal team arriving in a dark SUV Thursday morning, “pulling into a secret entrance out of public view at the building where Special Counsel Robert Mueller is based.”
Manafort’s second trial was scheduled for later this month in Washington, DC.
New evidence recently suggested that Manafort may be tried in state court as well, a process which would lead to convictions that the President would not be able to vacate through pardons.
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