Well, it wouldn't be so much stopping law enforcement from getting Manafort to rat on Trump; rather, it would be an "I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine" deal--in exchange for Manafort *not* telling on Trump he would receive a pardon. As noted, this scenario presumes that Manafort has dirt on Trump, which is pure speculation on my part. Still, that decision tree seems to fit Trump's mode of thought--he rewards those who are loyal (especially if those who are loyal are willing to suffer harm while keeping him safe) and attempts to punish those who are not (even if he only *thinks* they aren't completely loyal). If I were in Washington, D. C. and I had dirt on Trump, I would sleep with one eye open and always be looking over my shoulder as I walk from point A to point B. I would also have a binder at my lawyer's office with a "open in the event of my untimely death" clause tied to it. Based on what I know of Trump, I would trust him about as much as I trust my drug- and alcohol-abusing brother who stole money and jewelry from our house as payback for our kindness for giving him a place to live after he got out of jail the last time. @jjstraka34 Don't forget--the officers showing up had *zero* information about the situation. How many shooters? Where are they? Are there hostages? Are there explosive devices? Who is in charge of the situation on the ground?The main point I was making was that the parents of the victims aren't going to care about questions of logistics or tactics.
The point is, if there is something they are satisfied by, at all, then your argument is in fact invalid. They can be satisfied. And sure, games like New Vegas shouldn't be made to shut up people's whinning, games like those should STILL be made. Doesn't matter if your goal isn't to please whinners, by making a good game you'll naturally decrease the negativity. It both supplies a niche audience with a product and is shutting people up. Win-win scenario.And if the next installemnt won't live up to expectations, then backlash is understandable, from old fans and regular customers alike. Bethesda is target of a critique just like every other game publisher. They're unfortunately also good with their marketing, and unsurprisingly it results in good sales. Even if actual products are lacking in quality or polish.I don't even know why I'm worked up over that. Screw that company.
If that happens, then New York state charges will be filed.
Mueller continues to throw the book at Manafort, and appears to have flipped his #2. At this point, it seems like the only intent here is to make Manafort realize he is facing the rest of his life in a prison cell if he doesn't sing.