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Is Paul Manafort angling for a presidential pardon?


NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams weighs in on whether former Trump chairman Paul Manafort is hoping for a presidential pardon after Robert Mueller’s prosecutors accused him of lying to investigators, breaking his plea agreement. “The president can pardon him for federal crimes but not state ones,” Williams says. “Manafort has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and bank fraud, and if a state decided to prosecute him for that and he was convicted, no presidential pardon could bail him out.”