Alan Dershowitz: Manafort Taking Deal Was ‘Very Bad Day for the Trump Administration’

Alan Dershowitz said on Meet the Press today that Rudy Giuliani can downplay the Paul Manafort deal, but there’s no question Friday was a “very bad day for the Trump administration.”

He told Chuck Todd that both Manafort and President Donald Trump “acted too late,” explaining that Manafort could’ve gotten a better deal before being convicted and that if Trump was going to pardon his former campaign chairman he should’ve done it already.

Todd brought up the immediate response from Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani downplaying this news and claiming the deal is limited and not about the Trump campaign.

Dershowitz said the deal doesn’t have limits on it:

“So look, I understand why Rudy Giuliani, who’s a good lawyer, wants to put this in the most positive light. But this was a very bad day for the Trump administration. It’s bad because he doesn’t know what Manafort is saying and he can’t count on Manafort saying only things that the special counsel already knows, and when you don’t know what a cooperator is saying, then it’s a bad day for you because you’re vulnerable and exposed.”

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