Legal question: In a future scenario, if Trump were to pardon Manafort, would it be possible for prosecutors to charge Manafort with foreign lobbying and money laundering–the two charges they dropped as part of Manafort’s plea deal in Washington D.C.? Presumably, they have evidence of these crimes and simply agreed not to prosecute them as part of a deal, but could they prosecute them in a post-pardon scenario?
Same question in the Virginia trial. Remember those 3 felony charges on which the jury couldn’t reach a verdict? Prosecution so far has chosen not to re-try those, but could they drag a pardoned Manafort back to court on those charges?
Wondering just how magical a Trump pardon would be for Manafort in the end. And whether holding back on prosecuting certain crimes is a valid strategy in cases (Manafort, Stone) where Trump might be expected to issue pardons.