Manafort’s decision to take his chances in court has startled many observers. Speculation about whom Manafort may be protecting with his silence – and why – has steadily intensified.
Bradley Moss, a Washington-based attorney who specialises in national security issues, expressed dismay that Manafort was allowing his case to go this far.
“They have him nailed dead to rights,” said Moss. “He is going to spend the rest of his life in jail if convicted.”
Maybe he thinks he’s got a defence?