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Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted of multiple felonies and described as a ‘grave counterintelligence threat’

Paul Manafort.
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President Donald Trump has pardoned his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
Manafort was convicted of eight counts of tax and bank fraud as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election.
He also later pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and another count of obstruction, but a federal judge voided the plea deal after finding that he lied to prosecutors after agreeing to cooperate.
Manafort was sentenced last year to 7 1/2 years in prison for his crimes, and the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that he represents a “grave counterintelligence …read more

Source:: Business Insider