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Trump has made it clear in recent days that he believes his former campaign chairman was mistreated and praised Manafort for being “brave” and refusing to “break” despite all of the charges he faced. Last week, while the jury was still deliberating, Trump brushed off a question about whether he’d pardon Manafort but called the situation “very sad.”

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“This is not an ordinary case, and if the witness tells you, ‘I can give you the president of the United States,’ if your canada goose purpose is to investigate whether there was collusion at canada goose black friday sale the top levels of the campaign, how could you say no?” Harry Sandick, a former federal prosecutor, told HuffPost.

So it would make sense for Trump and his legal team to send Manafort a message that he has nothing to worry about in the long run and that he’ll be pardoned down the line, Sandick said.

But neither Manafort nor Trump can let on that pardoning Manafort is about protecting the president, his son Donald Trump Jr. or his son in law Jared Kushner, he Canada Goose Parka added.

“You’d say these crimes are old, the jury didn’t convict on every count, most people aren’t prosecuted for tax fraud, he was selectively prosecuted,” Sandick said. “Not like, by the way, he’s going to send your son to jail if you don’t pardon him.”

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