Manafort serving as a mole for Trump could be prosecuted as obstruction of justice: Ex-federal prosecutor

The bombshell New York Times report that Manafort’s lawyers coordinated with President Donald Trump’s legal team could amount to obstruction of justice according to a former federal prosecutor.

Former United States Attorney Barbara McQuade explained the details during a Tuesday appearance on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

After recapping the breaking news, Maddow asked, “Is that also a violation of the plea agreement?”

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“You know, it’s not contemplated by the plea agreement because I can’t tell you how unusual this is,” McQuade answered. “I don’t know that I have ever seen this happen.

“I think this is even potentially an act of obstruction of justice,” she noted.

“When someone switches sides, you refer to it as flipping because you now assume they are all in,” she explained. “Some prosecutors refer to it as, ‘joining team USA.'”


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