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No Pardon for Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort, 70, is a lobbyist, political consultant, former lawyer, and now convicted felon. He joined President Donald Trump’s campaign team in March 2016 and was a campaign chairman from June to August 2016. Convicted for Federal Bank Fraud Last year, Manafort was convicted on federal bank fraud, tax and conspiracy charges in two related cases. In March, a Manhattan grand jury indicted him with 16 state felonies including residential mortgage fraud and accused him of a yearlong scheme of falsifying business records to obtain millions of dollars in loans. President Trump cannot pardon him because it is a state, […]