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Paul Manafort’s plea deal may affect Vice President Mike Pence because of the former campaign chairman’s role in making him Donald Trump’s running mate.
Esquire‘s Charles Pierce wrote that with Manafort’s guilty plea and cooperation deal with special counsel Robert Mueller – Pence ‘has one foot in the barrel now too’.
The indicted former campaign chairman – according to reporting from CBS News in late October of 2016 – was the person who moved the ex-Indiana governor into the role of Donald Trump’s running mate.
According to that report Trump had initially picked former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) as his running mate but Manafort ‘had another idea in mind’.