The Art of the (Plea) Deal

“I believe it’s fair to say that’s probably the longest and most detailed summary that ever preceded this question, but is what the prosecutor said a true and accurate description of what you did in this case?” So said U.S. District Court judge Amy Berman Jackson as she accepted Paul Manafort’s guilty plea “that includes his cooperation as a potential witness for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.” The White House insists the case has nothing to do with them, but I’m guessing that from space, the Oval Office is indistinguishable from Hurricane Florence right about now.

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