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    Trump Floats Possibility of Manafort Pardon

    “We are in the McCarthy era.” So said President Trump in an interview yesterday lambasting special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and saying a pardon for his former campaign chair Paul Manafort wasn’t “off the table.” According to another report, Trump told Mueller in writing that political operative Roger Stone didn’t tell him about WikiLeaks’ release of hacked Democratic emails. The president also reportedly said he wasn’t told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving his son, campaign officials and a Russian lawyer allegedly offering compromising information on Hillary Clinton.

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