It is noteworthy that the jury is examining the facts and law very carefully. One of the questions the jury sent to the judge is whether an American who owns less than 50% of a foreign account and does not have signature authority over the account but who does have disbursement power is required to file an FBAR report with the Treasury Dept. Manafort had such an account and he didn't file the FBAR. The judge told the jury that yes, he should have filed the FBAR, so it looks like Manafort will be found guilty on this count, at the very least.
In the unlikely event that Manafort skates on all 18 counts, he's hardly out of the wood. Court filings from Thursday reveal that for his second trial, set to begin Sept. 17 in Washington D.C., the prosecution has just a tad bit more evidence. And the second trial focuses on different crimes than the first one (money laundering and illegal foreign lobbying vs. tax evasion and bank fraud), the evidence is almost entirely new. Manafort's attorneys will certainly earn their money. Whether they actually get it is another matter.
They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.