2 Legal Heavyweights Join Forces In The Paul Manafort Investigation

The former Trump team adviser is being investigated as part of a broader probe into possible collusion and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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2 Legal Heavyweights Join Forces In The Paul Manafort Investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are reportedly joining forces to investigate former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Mueller has been investigating Manafort as part of a broader investigation into possible collusion and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Schneiderman has been looking into Manafort's financial dealings in New York for potential money laundering and fraud.

Politico, which cited unnamed sources, reports the pairing of the two could mean Mueller's investigation is heating up.

Manafort hasn't been accused or charged of any wrongdoing. But if he is, President Donald Trump couldn't pardon Manafort over state crimes.

Politico's sources say they think that detail, plus the two legal minds joining forces, could affect Manafort's cooperation in the federal Russia investigation.