The number of people that are going down in flames aboard the S.S. Trump seems to be growing by the day.
Now, the former son-in-law of disgraced and indicted Trump aid Paul Manafort appears to be cutting a deal with government officials to save himself and could possibly put a lot more legal pressure on his twice-indicted former father-in-law.
Reuters reports “the guilty plea agreement, which is under seal and has not been previously reported, could add to the legal pressure on Manafort, who is facing two indictments brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.”
Jeffrey Yohai is a former business partner of Manafort and also was divorced from Paul Manafort’s daughter in August of 2017.
Yohai has yet to be told how he will be used to cooperate in the plea deal, but the Reuters reports points out that two people familiar with the matter say “they consider it a possibility that he will be asked to assist with Mueller’s prosecution of Manafort.”
Why is this bad news for Trump and his associates?
This is the latest in big moves from Robert Mueller, which is being seen by legal experts as a move to get applying pressure on Manafort to plead guilty and assist prosecutors with their probe.
Put another way, Muller and his team of prosecutors are trying to get Paul Manafort to flip, which just got a lot easier given the fact that Manafort’s own former son-in-law just entered a plea deal with Mueller. We can only assume that Jeffrey Yohai has knowledge of something very big, or the plea deal would have never been given. The moment Paul Manafort flips, it’s not going to be a good day for Donald Trump.