The government asked in a court filing to delay Rick Gates’ sentencing further as his cooperation continues in cases Mueller referrred to other prosecutors.
We don’t know why Manafort sent sensitive polling data to a Russian oligarch — a potentially conspiratorial act — because he lied to Mueller.
By dangling a pardon, Trump could have kept quiet the best source of information about a conspiracy with Russia: campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Judge Jackson chided Manafort at sentencing, saying it was "hard to overstate" the numbers of lies he had told and the fraud he had committed.
Konstantin Kilimnik, named as a Russian agent by the FBI, told the Wall Street Journal: “I have never had anything to do with any intelligence service of Russia."
District Attorney Cy Vance in Manhattan reportedly has devised a plan that would undermine any attempt by Trump to pardon Manafort.