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Manafort Forfeited Trump Tower Apartment In Deal

Former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Star, who became a regular character in American politics as the independent counsel during President Bill Clinton's impeachment proceedings, said President Donald Trump would be ill-advised to get rid of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Dershowitz argued Manafort should have agreed to cooperate with Mueller before he was found guilty on 8 counts last month before pointing out the "deal says that Manafort will cooperate on anything the special counsel asks him about".

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"I think that there would be hell to pay if the president fired Mueller or ordered the firing of Bob Mueller", Starr said.

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Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of conspiracy and agreed to fully cooperate with Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any possible collusion by Trump associates.

He is now forfeiting five properties-four in New York City and one home in the Hamptons-in lieu of hanging onto the contents of one of his four seized bank accounts and his Arlington, Virginia home, according to NBC.

In addition to the Trump Tower apartment and the Baxter Street property, Manafort will also forfeit two other Big Apple properties: a condo at 29 Howard St.in lower Manhattan, and a townhouse at 377 Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Prosecutors said Manafort dropped more than $5 million on improving that house and another $820,000 on landscaping there over a six-year period.

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