Adam Schiff: Manafort Will Be the Last Man Defending Trump and Bet It All on a Pardon
‘That may be where at least he’s making his appeal’
SCHIFF: "I don’t entertain that possibility. I think what is going on here is, if Paul Manafort — even if he cooperated with authorities, he was still looking at a very substantial amount of time given the weight of these charges. At his age he may have concluded he doesn’t have that kind of time to spend behind bars. It is going to go all in for a pardon. He is going to be the last man defending Donald Trump and bet it all on a pardon. That may be where at least he’s making his appeal."