Former top Mueller prosecutor argues Manafort, Stone not out of the woods yet despite pardons

Appearing on MSNBC, former lead Mueller prosector Andrew Weissman argued that despite being pardoned, Paul Manafort and Roger Stone are not out of the legal woods yet.

Weissman said he believes both Manafort and Stone may be brought before a grand jury again and asked to testify.

Weissman explained “You cannot be pardoned for future crimes and each of those people, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, has evidence in their head. They have information that a grand jury could seek, they can all be given grand jury subpoenas, required to testify in the grand jury.”

He continued “If they then lie before the grand jury, which is a new crime, and that happens after 20 January, there is no president Trump at that point to give them a get out of jail free card and so all of this effort by the president to shield his friends and allies and potential conspirators will be for nought.

“Because all of these people can be in that trick box of being put before the grand jury where they either have to tell the truth or they risk being prosecuted for a new crime of perjury and obstruction of justice,” he added.