This is obvious from anyone following closely but the friend makes clear that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is a bulldog.
As has been reported, Mueller will attempt to get New York state charges brought against Paul Manafort in an attempt to squeeze Manafort. President Trump has no authority to grant pardons in state cases.
But here is the thing that has not been reported yet. Mueller is working with at least one other state beyond New York to put the squeeze on.
Also, Mueller believes he has enough on Jared Kushner that could result in some very serious charges being brought against him.
Although I initially believed that the second state may have involved a person other than Manafort, indications are that Manafort may be the target in this second state also.