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Manafort May Have Been Duping Giuliani For The Last Few Weeks, MSNBC Ari Melber Reveals

As legal experts wonder how President Donald Trump’s legal team were caught so flat-footed by Paul Manafort’s guilty plea and cooperation deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, MSBNC host Ari Melber just put his finger on what may have transpired behind this week’s stunning development.

“‘They did not see it coming.’ That’s a quote from how one expert on the how the Mueller probe is describing Donald Trump’s legal team’s reaction at this hour,” Melber said.

He added: “Trump’s lawyer look surprised because over the past few days they were publicly boasting that Manafort was still on their team, Rudy Giuliani touting coordination with Manafort’s lawyers and even telling reporters they had an active joint defense agreement.”

“A new question is whether the facts just changed quickly, or whether Manafort’s side was actively duping his former boss at the White House,” Melber explained.

“And that brings us back to the blindsiding point,” Melber noted.

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