Explanations For Why Paul Manafort Risked Life In Prison By Lying To The Feds
Many legal scholars are wondering why Paul Manafort violated his plea deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller and risk life in prison.
According to Business Insider most Justice Department veterans say there are likely only two reasons for the former Trump campaign manager's actions.
One is that Manafort may be angling for a presidential pardon.
But it may not be that simple; with the 2020 election coming up and a newly-empowered Democratic-led House of Representatives, pardoning Manafort could be politically fatal for Trump.
Another reason could be that because telling the truth would reveal something more sinister." One criminal defense attorney, who requested anonymity due to his or her active involvement in the Mueller probe, asked, "Who else would risk doing something this stupid without a guarantee of freedom?"