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Compelling listening – The Report a podcast from Lawfare detailing the Mueller Report – Part XIII: Pardons On The Table

29/10/2019

Lawfare has a new podcast series explaining the Mueller Report. It seeks to make the document more accessible. I found it compelling. Furthermore it is very helpful to an overseas observer like myself.

I commend this podcast to everyone.

 

It’s January 2018. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are in a whole lot of trouble. The past is catching up to them. Three months earlier, they’d both been indicted on multiple felony counts and now it looks like there might be even more charges coming. Gates is getting nervous–they’re facing many years in prison. Manafort tells Gates to relax. He’s talked to the president’s personal counsel. He says they’re going to “take care of us.” Manafort tells Gates he’d be stupid to plead guilty now, “just sit tight, we’ll be taken care of.” Gates wants to be crystal clear on what exactly Manafort’s getting at. So he asks: Is the president going to pardon them?

 

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