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Manafort."887 In an interview on November 28, 2018, the President suggested that it was "very brave" that Manafort did not " flip":

If you told the truth, you go to jail. You know this flipping stuff is terrible. You flip and you lie and you get-the prosecutors will tell you 99 percent of the time they can get people to flip. It's rare that they can't. But I had three people: Manafort, Corsi-I don't know Corsi, but he refuses to say what they demanded.888 Manafort, Corsi . It's actually very brave.889

Tn response to a question about a potential pardon for Manafort, the President said, "It was never discussed, but I wouldn't take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?" 890

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887 Stephen Collinson, Trump appears consumed by Mueller investigation as details emerge, CNN

(Nov. 29, 2018).

888 "Corsi" is a reference to Jerome Corsi,

who was involved in efforts to coordinate with WikiLeaks and Assange, and who stated publicly at that time that he had refused a plea offer f r o~ ' s Office because he was "not going to sign a lie." Sara Murray & Eli W a tk in s ,~ says he won't agree to plea deal, CNN (Nov. 26, 2018).

889 Marisa Schultz & Nikki Schwab, Oval Office Interview with President Trump: Trump says pardon for Paul Manafort still a possibility, New York Post (Nov. 28, 2018). That same day, the President tweeted: "While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang ofDems is viciously telling witnesses to lie about facts & they will get relief. This is our Joseph McCarthy Era!" @rea!DonaldTrump 11/28/ 18 (8:39 a.m. ET) Tweet.

890 Marisa Schultz & Nikki Schwab, New York Post Oval Office Interview with President Trump:

Trump says pardon for Paul Manafort still a possibility, New York Post (Nov. 28, 2018).

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