Apparently the big Manafort news this evening is that he’s either reached a plea agreement or he’s very close to reaching it with Hurricane Mueller.
CNN has the big news:
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is close to reaching a guilty plea deal with special counsel Mueller ahead of his upcoming trial, a source says https://t.co/QSiHOF8sJW pic.twitter.com/Cltf0LSrhy
— CNN International (@cnni) September 13, 2018
CNN says nothing is really known at this point about the actual plea agreement and whether or not he’s cooperating with Mueller.
But it sounds like from their reporting that whatever is in this plea agreement would save him from going through the costs of a 2nd trial and avoid a possible retrial of the charges the jury hung on.