“But what does it all mean?” Has Trump offered them pardons? Did Gates change his mind about cooperating with Mueller? Inquiring minds want to know! (Read the indictments)
3/ The only obvious reasons there haven’t already been deals with Manafort and Gates are the possibility of pardons or their unwillingness to accept the reality that significant prison sentences are likely even if they cooperate.
Federal,pardons would not protect Manafort and Gates from many years in prison for their financial and money laundering charges once the states charge them for those crimes. In fact, pardons would mean they admit they are guilty. https://t.co/yOO5kJq7St