From Quartz:

“The main reason Manafort is on trial is that he’s thought to have information about other things within the purview of the special counsel relating to Russia and the Trump campaign and collusion,” says Paul Rosenzweig, a senior fellow at the conservative R Street Institute think tank. In other words: Mueller may be prosecuting Manafort in order to pressure him to take a plea deal, in which he might offer up any information he might have about Trump and the Kremlin.

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