It seems as though former Trump campaign manager and shady international operator, Paul Manafort, has chosen to bet on getting a presidential pardon after all.
While Manafort was supposedly spilling his guts to Mueller's investigators are part of his plea bargain, his counsel was reporting back on Manafort's interviews to Rudy Giuliani. Obstruction of justice, anybody?
A lawyer for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly briefed the White House on meetings with special counsel Robert Mueller even after his client had flipped, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Kevin Downing gave the Trump camp a rundown on the line of questioning pursued by prosecutors, the newspaper reported, citing Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two other sources.
Giuliani acknowledged that the information could potentially give Trump’s team valuable insight into a case against him, and noted that the prosecutors had been particularly interested in whether the president had advance knowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting between his son and several Russians.Why is this information coming out today? Because Mueller has finally decided to release it. Mueller wants it out in public that Trump's own lawyers were meddling in the investigation even after Manafort was a cooperating witness under a plea bargain.
Manafort could be angling for a presidential pardon in return for passing information to Trump’s lawyers, legal experts told The Times.