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ecib  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Paul Manafort Convicted in Fraud Trial

What that man would do if he only could. In a different time in our history he would already have blood on his hands.





b_b  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When the manafort jury took so long I was convinced that one or more of them were being paid off or threatened into not convicting. I was a little surprised actually that it came back guilty. I thought the Russia/Ukraine/Trump crime axis was doing the dirty work.

tacocat  ·  473 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was expecting a retrial

b_b  ·  472 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Still could be one. They only convicted 8/18. They didn't acquit on any of the 10, but just couldn't come to a verdict. Very possible the case could be refiled after his next trial. Probably depends on the total sentence he receives in both trials. If he's already gone for life, then what's the point?

tacocat  ·  472 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Would he get retried on all counts and will the pardons play into it?