Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman agrees to cooperate at a court hearing in Washington DC, formally entering into a plea deal
Paul Manafort’s cooperation with Robert Mueller “could spell serious trouble for Trump,” the Guardian’s Tom McCarthy reports.
Manafort’s guilty plea – with cooperation! – is an absolute nightmare for Trump, and his family,” former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega told the Guardian in an email.
“Hurricane Paul hits Washington,” said Randall Eliason, a professor and former prosecutor.
“This is an existential threat to the Presidency,” tweeted Mitchell Epner, a former assistant US attorney.
Former federal prosecutor and a CNN legal analyst Renato Mariotti breaks down what Manafort’s cooperation might mean.
1/ Today prosecutors with Mueller’s office announced that Manafort’s plea agreement in the D.C. case was a “cooperation” agreement. That is big news—Manafort has agreed to tell Mueller everything he knows about potential criminal activity by anyone.