BREAKING: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that is expected to head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations tell @ABC News. https://t.co/lNNV9VizCv pic.twitter.com/fUihKNEYYa
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 13, 2018
As Josh Marshall notes, a plea right now is a favor to Trump as it keeps the FARA for the Pro-Russian plutocrats out of the October news cycle.
This tentative Manafort plea deal reported by ABC isn't about flipping. It's Paul locking in his pardon (sub req) https://t.co/ezpEZnv38R
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 13, 2018