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Trump: Manafort Pardon Still on the Table

“It was never discussed, but I wouldn’t take it off the table," Trump said about pardoning Manafort.

By NTK Staff | 11.28.2018 @3:26pm
Trump: Manafort Pardon Still on the Table

President Trump said that a presidential pardon for his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was still on the table during an interview with the New York Post on Wednesday.

“It was never discussed, but I wouldn’t take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?” Trump asked aloud.

The New York Post reported that Trump “ripped Mueller’s probe and charged that Manafort, his former political adviser Roger Stone and Stone’s associate Jerome Corsi were all asked to lie by the special counsel.”

“If you told the truth, you go to jail,” Trump said. “You know this flipping stuff is terrible. You flip and you lie and you get – the prosecutors will tell you 99 percent of the time they can get people to flip. It’s rare that they can’t.”

Trump went on to applaud Manafort, Stone, and Corsi, calling them “very brave.”

“I’m telling you, this is McCarthyism. We are in the McCarthy era. This is no better than McCarthy, and that was a bad situation for the country. But this is where we are, and it’s a terrible thing,” Trump said.

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