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Some lawyers and analysts said the state charges appeared to be a kind of insurance policy against a potential Trump pardon of Manafort. The New York case could not prevent Trump from granting clemency, but the new prosecution would have kept the pressure on Manafort to explain any knowledge he had of wrongdoing by Trump.
archived mistrial and double-jeopardy, Flowers v Mississippi
by Cat on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 08:39:34 PM EST
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