Did Giuliani just send Manafort a smoke signal to keep his mouth shut and wait for a pardon?

The former New York Mayor, who now serves as President Trump’s personal lawyer, told the Daily News that “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons.”:

Giuliani’s stunning remark came hours after a Washington, D.C., judge revoked Manafort’s bail and ordered him to remain behind bars while awaiting his September trial on charges relating to his shady pro-Russian business dealings in Ukraine. The ruling came after Mueller’s investigators alleged the ex-Trump campaign chairman had attempted to secure false testimony from potential witnesses in the Russia probe.

Giuliani, who worked as a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade, claimed he had seen no evidence to warrant locking up Manafort.

“I don’t understand the justification for putting him in jail,” Giuliani, 74, said. “You put a guy in jail if he’s trying to kill witnesses, not just talking to witnesses.”

Rudy Giuliani knows better than that. So you have to wonder what was really going down. Some would say Giuliani was sending a smoke signal to Paul Manafort to keep his mouth shut — that a pardon is coming.