And the Manafort team thanked him. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump pardons Manafort. The Republicans won’t do anything and Democrats are powerless.
.@PaulCallan pulls no punches about Trump speaking out today on the #Manafort case: “If Jeff Sessions said it rather than Donald Trump, if a lawyer said it, he’d be held in contempt of court…” pic.twitter.com/bIROHRJ7C7
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) August 17, 2018
UPDATE: Judge in Manafort trial says has received threats related to case, is being protected by U.S. Marshals https://t.co/vzu1h66JxR
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 17, 2018
Manafort’s lawyer probably knows that his comment about Trump’s support for Manafort violates Virginia Rule of Professional Responsibility 3.6 (below). Judge Ellis will admonish him for the ethical violation, but there is no practical way for the damage to be undone. pic.twitter.com/yIl8cMK0RR
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) August 17, 2018
Remember when conservatives were not-at-all fake-mad about Obama saying Hillary Clinton didn't endanger national security during the email investigation, but then mysteriously didn't care when Trump praised Paul Manafort while his jury was deliberating?
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) August 17, 2018
This sounds suspiciously like Trump is sending Manafort a message to stay strong and not cut a plea deal with the government while the jury is out. Because he has, you know, that pardon power. https://t.co/xm5IgC7zTD
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) August 17, 2018