This is the third guilty plea by a major Trump campaign figure—putting Mueller on Trump's doorstep. Hope you'll read and share.
With his co-conspirator now aiding Mueller, Manafort, 68, is looking at an unwinnable trial and life in prison.
1. Manafort fights his case in the hope of making it drag out years—until his death—with him on bail during any appeals.
2. Mueller refuses to offer Manafort a deal that keeps him out of prison for the rest of his life.
In Manafort's case, I'd say—based on my experience with major felonies—that Manafort would be willing to take up to 5 years in prison.
That latter fact is going to be *critical* here. reuters.com/article/us-usa…