Manafort pardon coming? Mueller may have made sure it won’t work

Will Donald Trump pardon Paul Manafort to confound special counsel Robert Mueller and his attempt to use the former campaign manager as a material witness? That already seemed less than likely, but Politico’s Josh Gerstein discovered that Mueller played eight-dimensional chess in the plea agreement with Manafort. If Manafort seeks a clemency action — or even if he gets one without asking — Mueller will come after Manafort’s remaining assets and use his confessions to get more...

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