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"The hour. Prosecutors are due to file papers today explaining last week's collapse of a cooperation agreement by president Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort correspondent, Linda Kenyon has our top story. Several aspects of the Muller pro were about to meet in the middle and reveal some of the inner workings of the investigation into Russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. It starts with Paul Manafort who until recently was believed to be cooperating with the special counsel. As part of a plea bargain agreement that agreement would have helped him to avoid a second trial on financial fraud charges charges that came out of the Mueller probe, but Manafort has since committed what some legal experts are calling legal suicide by allegedly lying to federal investigators in breach of his plea agreement. Members of congress are wondering if President Trump has an appetite to pardon Paul Manafort, if he's convicted of multiple charges that include lying, we all have to take seriously the potential that he may pardon Manafort, democratic Senator Chris Murphy that will be it would be too far. For that would be too far from my Republican colleagues in the Senate. But I think you need to take it seriously in an interview on NBC's meet the press in September. Congressman Adam Schiff said a pardon wouldn't get Manafort off the hook even if he got pardoned by the federal government by by Donald Trump. He gets prosecuted by numerous states, potentially. He goes away for a long time, but shift said Manafort should necessarily count on Trump bailing him out on federal charges anyway trust and loyalty with Trump run in one direction, only your loyal to him. He's not guilty. You congressman Bob Goodlatte? The chairman of the house intelligence committee is cautious about the possibility of a presidential pardon, especially given the newest charges against Paul Manafort presidents should use that pardon power advisedly. But they should also certainly use it when they have all the facts and the facts justify mercy when it comes to mercy special counsel, Robert Muller has recommended no jail time for Michael Flynn. President Trump's former national security advisor Flynn was caught up in the Muller probe early on and pleaded guilty to. The lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials Mahler has said that Flynn has since provided substantial cooperation with the Russia probe. Meanwhile, they special counsel's office and federal prosecutors in New York yorker due to provide memo's today to recommend a sentence for Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney and personal fixer who has cooperated with multiple investigations. He's been convicted on two charges outside of the molar probe. But last week pleaded guilty to lying to congress about plans for Trump Tower project in Moscow, and if that wasn't enough former FBI director James Comey is due to testify behind closed doors before the House Judiciary and oversight committee's for a Republican led probe into the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation. Linda Kenyon, Washington. It's ten after State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is expected to be chosen by president. Trump has the next US ambassador to the UN in October. Nikki Haley announced she would step down from the post at the end of this year now or. Would face confirmation hearings the fight over funding a border wall has been pushed closer to Christmas and a government shutdown temporarily avoided, Jerry bowed. Lander explains government shutdown was set for tonight, if a long term agreement couldn't be reached on spending. But lawmakers didn't wanna be negotiating while president George H W Bush was lying in state in the capitol rotunda or during his state funeral and so decided on a two week extension of funding, which President Trump went along with that extension one swift approval. There was no debate and passage was by voice vote. I in the house without Jackson. The joint resolution is engrossed read a third time and passed and less than an hour later in the Senate. The question is on passage on the joint resolution. All in favor. Say I oppose nay. The ice appear to have it. The I still haven't and the joint resolution is passed. The new deadline for avoiding a shutdown is now four days before Christmas. The stumbling block to keep the government operating after December twenty first continues to be the president's insistence on five billion dollars for a border wall. Senate Democrats say they only want to approve the one point six billion dollars for border security. That's in the Bill that funds the department of homeland security money that could not be used for a wall. Some Republicans warned that level of funding will result in a presidential veto top Senate. Democrat Charles Schumer says any shutdown would be the president's fault. So President Trump wants to throw a temper tantrum and shut down the government over Christmas over the wall. That's his decision. But there are two sensible options on the table to avoid one Schumer and house minority leader Nancy Pelosi were to meet with the president this week to discuss a way forward, but that meeting was pushed to next week because of the former president's death Pelosi says she's not interested in a deal that would provide money to build the wall in exchange for a permanent solution on DACA children who were brought to the US illegally while they were children. She says those are two different subjects. Meanwhile, a group of Senate Republicans has introduced a Bill that would give the president the twenty five billion dollars. He wants for the wall covering the cost by eliminating benefits for people who were in the country illegally. But that measures not expected to get any traction to rebuild lender. Washington. It's thirteen minutes after the hour up next on America in the morning, the final stop for."