Here it is, the de facto life sentence for Paul Manafort.
BREAKING: Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller say they don't take a position on what prison sentence Paul Manafort should have, but they say the sentencing guidelines call for just over 17 years to nearly 22 years in prison, according to their filing.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) February 23, 2019
The guideline is purportedly over 800 pages, so I fail to see how a position has not been taken. Apparently we’ll find out.
Two thoughts come to mind: one, Manafort’s fear of Russian retribution must be greater than the fear of prison — although who’s to say the Russians can’t get him there? Two, does Manafort have anything else to trade out with Mueller, or is this the last hurrah?