What if Congress or some other investigator calls Manafort up, and asks him the same questions that Mueller asked in the first place. And what if Manafort tells the same lies again (or any lies) this time. Can Manafort then be charged afresh with a new crime? Or does the original pardon prevent that?
I’ve not clicked on the WP link (not a subscriber) but the facts described in your OP have been known for years and much discussed and publicized years ago in all sorts of public forums including this MB.
I think what’s coming out now was all pretty much what we all assumed had happened. The campaign shared intel with the Kremlin. I respect Mueller, but it’s really unfortunate that he couldn’t have come up with this a couple years ago.
Best as I can tell from this Lawfare blog post, Mueller and the Senate Committe report, who covered the same ground, were unwilling to definitively say that Deripaska passed the info to Russian intel, while the Treasury is now saying that explicitly. OK.
Mueller couldn’t because it was hidden from him by the Trump administration. Manafort lied under oath, knowing Trump would pardon him, and Mueller did not receive cooperation from Trump administration officials who had the proof.
It’s only now that actual proof has finally come to light with the recently-declassified DNI report referenced below:
I wouldn’t think so. Lying to the FBI on a specific date is a separate crime from lying to Congress on a different date. In spite of what you may have seen in some movies. Just because you served your time for killing your husband once doesn’t mean you can do it again with impunity.