Nadler warns Trump "dangling a pardon" for Manafort is "close to obstruction of justice"

“I suspect they’re dangling a pardon in front of Manafort,” Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, told Erin Burnett on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Out Front,” “but the President should understand that even dangling a pardon in front of a witness like Manafort is dangerously close to obstruction of justice and would just fortify a claim or a charge of obstruction of justice against the President.”…

“Manafort is a demonstrated criminal, a convicted criminal, a convicted liar, and someone who is lying again now, according to the special counsel,” Nadler said, adding that Manafort “may very well implicate the President in collusion with the Russians to try to rig the election.”

“Any attempt to get him to change his testimony or not to testify by dangling a pardon would be very, would be obstruction of justice,” Nadler said.

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