Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman praised special counsel Robert Mueller for his success since being appointed, during an appearance on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes."
"This really shows you just how focused Mueller has been from day one," Ackerman noted. "I mean, this has been a masterpiece in prosecutorial work."
"He got appointed last May," Ackerman reminded. "In ten months, he came down with that massive Manafort indictment, and then a few months later came down with the second indictment in Virginia, and almost immediately flipped Rick Gates."
"And then four months later they go before a jury, because of the rocket docket in Virginia that moves cases along, and lo and behold, he's convicted of eight counts," he continued. "Prosecutors then go ahead full-speed into the D.C. case and -- bang -- the white flag goes up and Manafort gives up, unconditional surrender basically."