Teri Kanefield @Teri_Kanefield Author, lawyer (U.C. Berkeley). My threads are here: terikanefield-blog.com/ My author website is here: www.terikanefield.com/ Feb. 16, 2019 1 min read

(1/3) I'm getting questions about pardons and whether a pardon will save Manafort.

A pardon won't save him. He might think a pardon will, but it won't.

See the threads in the next two tweets.

@chou9980

Read this:

BTW, I suspect that he Manafort entered a plea deal because he wanted to save Trump from a trial just before the midterms. A Manafort trial in October would have hurt the Republicans enormously.

And this one:

Adding, and yes, it would be political suicide.👇
Bottom line, the only way Trump can get way with pardoning his former campaign chair is if he manages to make himself a dictator.
He won't. If he does, pardons will be the least of our worries.


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