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    Quote Originally Posted by time4fun View Post
    I'm inclined to agree. Mueller would have wanted some assurances.

    And whatever they got must have been at least reasonably important. Manafort is likely effectively getting off with no actual additional jail time from the second set of charges.

    Though the fact that he agreed to give up all of his money gives me some pause. I wonder if Mueller's team actually had more on him- some Collusion-related charges for example (Rick Gates has been cooperating for a while now).
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    I'm wondering about the asset part as well. Maybe he did that so they wouldn't go after his wife?

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    According to his lawyer:

    Manafort's lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors "to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life." (Sept. 14) AP

    That's odd phrasing. How would his family be not safe if he kept up his defense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Androidpk View Post
    I'm wondering about the asset part as well. Maybe he did that so they wouldn't go after his wife?
    I think you're hitting on one of the possibilities here: that in some way, shape, or form this deal is a better deal for Manafort than meets the eye. (Saved his family, staved off even more charges, etc)

    Or he was likely going to lose it anyway in the case so it was a sunk cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwolff View Post
    According to his lawyer:

    Manafort's lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors "to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life." (Sept. 14) AP

    That's odd phrasing. How would his family be not safe if he kept up his defense?
    Allegedly, when that pornstar came out and said some stuff on Trump she claims that the big pushing factor were men approaching her telling her they know where her kid was. I'm not 100% but if that did happen, shit is worrisome to say the minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwolff View Post
    According to his lawyer:

    Manafort's lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors "to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life." (Sept. 14) AP

    That's odd phrasing. How would his family be not safe if he kept up his defense?
    Likely it's just what PK said- they went after a bunch of assets but agreed to leave enough for the family.

    The more taudry interpretation is that the information he has puts his family in jeopardy. That's always been a suspicion, that's really all it's been

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    Quote Originally Posted by peam View Post
    Analysis that the plea agreement is pardon-proof: https://www.emptywheel.net/2018/09/1...-pardon-proof/
    You should probably stop reading shit websites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astray View Post
    Allegedly, when that pornstar came out and said some stuff on Trump she claims that the big pushing factor were men approaching her telling her they know where her kid was. I'm not 100% but if that did happen, shit is worrisome to say the minimal.
    Ya right. We may never know about half this stuff. It could have been some throw away line to somehow make his client look like a stand up guy doing right by his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwolff View Post
    According to his lawyer:

    Manafort's lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors "to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life." (Sept. 14) AP

    That's odd phrasing. How would his family be not safe if he kept up his defense?
    See my comment above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astray View Post
    Allegedly, when that pornstar came out and said some stuff on Trump she claims that the big pushing factor were men approaching her telling her they know where her kid was. I'm not 100% but if that did happen, shit is worrisome to say the minimal.
    If it IS something along those lines, it's likely not Trump he's worried about. Allegedly, there have been a lot of suspicious deaths and disappearances among people suspected of being informants for Steele or cut-outs for the Russian government.

    I'm not sure how much of that has actually been verified though

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