As Mueller Russia Investigation Concludes, New York State Precludes Manafort Pardon

Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, leave the microphones after ddressing the media outside federal court after Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, leave the microphones after ddressing the media outside federal court after Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Jacquelyn Martin / AP Photo
Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, leave the microphones after ddressing the media outside federal court after Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, leave the microphones after ddressing the media outside federal court after Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Jacquelyn Martin / AP Photo

As Mueller Russia Investigation Concludes, New York State Precludes Manafort Pardon

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump-Russia investigation may be completed as soon as early next week. The Justice Department has not officially confirmed that timeline. Meanwhile, on Friday, Mueller’s sentencing memorandum regarding former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s prosecution is due to a federal judge. The memo will address charges to which Manafort plead guilty in September, including conspiracy against the U.S and witness tampering. Joining us for an update is Yoni Appelbaum, a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Ideas section. He recently wrote about why he thinks the U.S. House should begin the impeachment process to remove President Trump from office.