Those charges may come closer to touching on his actions during the five months he was involved with Trump’s presidential campaign. The prosecution has compiled more than twice as much evidence as it presented to the jury in his first trial.
Manafort’s conviction will also increase the pressure on others in Trump’s orbit to cooperate with Mueller. And it may encourage Mueller to move sooner rather than later to bring in the president himself to testify, possibly by issuing a subpoena.
Legal experts say the special counsel’s chances of success in that are high, despite the vow of Rudolph W. Giuliani, Trump’s lead lawyer, to fight a subpoena all the way to the Supreme Court.