it's mueller time
Over the past few weeks, members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have been sharing evidence and communicating frequently about a potential case involving President Trump's onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, several people familiar with the matter told Politico.
Both teams have collected evidence on financial crimes, including possible money laundering, one of those sources revealed to Politico, although they have not made a decision regarding filing charges and "nothing is imminent." Trump has no pardon power over state crimes, and state and federal prosecutors think the prospect of a presidential pardon could affect whether or not Manafort cooperates with federal investigators working on Mueller's inquiry on Trump and Russia, one person familiar with the investigation told Politico.
Manafort has long denied any wrongdoing, and representatives for Mueller's office and the New York attorney general's office declined to comment to Politico.