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Washington DC.- Manafort faces charges including conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy against the United States

In a Twitter thread, former federal prosecutor and CNN legal analyst Renato Mariotti explains that Manafort has agreed to cooperate with the feds on any potential activity by anybody that's relevant to Mueller's investigation.

Manafort began working for Trump's campaign in March 2016 and was made manager two months later.

Manafort's decision could be mixed news for Trump, who tapped the consultant to serve as his campaign chairman in June 2016 as he was securing the GOP presidential nomination.

The guilty plea also heads off a second trial that would have taken place in Washington. If they were to defend Manafort's integrity as someone now willing to tell the truth, what would happen if Manafort were to implicate Trump in a crime? Vanity Fair reports that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is talking to investigators: "he has bristled at the feeling that he has taken the fall for a man who has refused to take any responsibility or face any outcome himself". In that case, he was found guilty on eight counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failure to report a foreign bank account.

The sentencing guidelines outlined in the plea indicate Manafort could face between 17 and nearly 22 years in prison for the crimes and pay a fine of $42,400.

The deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Trump has not said whether he would pardon Manafort, but the president has not publicly ruled it out.

Nothing linking President Trump personally to any criminal acts surfaced during the first Manafort trial in Virginia.

During Manafort's Virginia trial, the president had spoken spoke warmly of him.

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Manafort's conviction in Alexandria, Virginia, last month was at a trial arising from Mueller's investigation.

Scott Dworkin, a Democratic strategist and MSNBC contributor, believes that Manafort's cooperation will spell the end of Trump's time in office.

The court filing said Manafort's homes in New York City, in the Hamptons and in Virginia, as well as money from his bank accounts and life insurance policies may be seized by the government as part of the deal. The second count, for conspiracy to obstruct justice, concerns attempts to tamper with witnesses related to Manafort's foreign lobbying.

Senator Mark Warner, the leading Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said any attempt by Trump to pardon Manafort "would be a gross abuse of power and require immediate action by Congress".

Randall Eliason, a former federal prosecutor and a law professor at George Washington University, said the agreement, which caps at 10 years a sentence which could have been much longer, was a "pretty good deal" that suggested the Mueller team valued Manafort's cooperation.

We recently discovered just how angry Donald Trump was over the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate allegations of Russian meddling.

The charges include conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. The president agreed to wait at least until the investigation concludes, Giuliani has said.

Moscow rejects the conclusions of US intelligence agencies that it interfered in the American democratic process and Trump denies campaign collusion. He sat straight or leaned his chin on his right hand throughout a lengthy recital of the charges to which he pleaded guilty.

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