Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
Despite that fact that Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to charges brought against him by special counsel Robert Mueller and has begun cooperating with investigators, one judge overseeing the case thrown the spotlight back on President Donald Trump’s former campaign chair by questioning the plea deal.
Judge T.S. Ellis issued an order Thursday calling part of the agreement “highly unusual.” His objection is based on the 10 charges over which a jury deadlocked in his Virginia court while findingÂ Manafort guilty on eight other charges. Manafort later pleaded guilty to charges brought against him â also by the special counsel â in a separate case in Washington, D.C.…