“I accept responsibility for the acts that have caused me to be here today. Furthermore, I want to apologize for all that I did that contribute to these actions and to the effects that they had on both people and institutions.” So said Paul Manafort before his second sentencing in a week. The two sentences combined will send him to prison for more than seven years.

+ Just about the time Manafort was getting sentenced, a Manhattan grand jury was indicting him on 16 counts tied to residential mortgage fraud and conspiracy. A key element of this case: “Trump has the power to pardon Manafort on federal charges, but the president would not be able to intervene in the event of a conviction on state charges.”