Former criminal investigator and criminal defense attorney Seth Abramson drops a bomb on Paul Manafort and Team Trump.
Seth Abramson weighed in another disturbing example of obstruction of justice committed in plain sight by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
MSNBC justice and security analyst Matthew Miller tweeted a link to a bombshell report by Politico explaining why Trump has no concerns regarding Paul Manafort’s ongoing plea negotiation with federal prosecutors.
As per Politico:
The prospect of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort cutting a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office to avoid a second criminal trial set to open next week doesn’t concern President Donald Trump or his legal team, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told POLITICO.
Giuliani also confirmed that Trump’s lawyers and Manafort’s have been in regular contact and that they are part of a joint defense agreement that allows confidential information sharing.
“All during the investigation we have an open communication with them,” he said. “Defense lawyers talk to each other all the time, where, as long as our clients authorize it, therefore we have a better idea of what’s going to happen. That’s very common.”
Responding to the last two paragraphs noted above, Miller tweeted: “Sometimes the scandal is right out in the open. Hard to believe Manafort’s team and Giuliani aren’t discussing a pardon as he negotiates a no-cooperation plea with Mueller.”
Sometimes the scandal is right out in the open. Hard to believe Manafort's team and Giuliani aren't discussing a pardon as he negotiates a no-cooperation plea with Mueller. https://t.co/GvGnFOvruy pic.twitter.com/PrtfPrFNQw
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) September 13, 2018
Abramson weighed in with a four-part thread.
“This is legitimately shocking inasmuch as it is criminal obstruction in plain sight,” he began, adding: “The stories of a Manafort plea that I said didn’t make sense didn’t make sense until the new info we’ve just gotten that Manafort doesn’t care what his DC sentence is because he’s almost certainly been promised a pardon. Mueller should end negotiations and seek life in prison.”
Continuing, he tweeted: “I wrote over and over again that NBC had reported in January that Trump was telling friends on the phone that he’d be in trouble if Manafort flipped, but knew Manafort wouldn’t. Now we know how Trump knew that, and it is criminal Obstruction of Justice beyond almost any doubt.”
Concluding, he wrote: “Mueller needs to get the longest possible series of consecutive sentences from Paul Manafort, from the largest number of charges and trials possible, in order to make Trump’s eventual pardon even more clearly criminal than it is. Plus, more trials keeps Manafort in jail.”
This is legitimately shocking inasmuch as it is criminal obstruction in plain sight https://t.co/0CHZJimjwK
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) September 13, 2018