A Donald Trump supporting juror who voted to convict his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has warned the president not to pardon him, saying if Trump decided to do so, it would be a "big mistake" both morally and politically.
Paula Duncan, 54, is the only juror who has spoken out since Manafort was found guilty of eight of the 18 financial crimes he was charged with, according to Newsweek. Following an on-camera interview, Duncan told Reuters that a situation in which Trump pardoned Manafort would send wrong signals to Americans -- and especially to those who support him -- because his former campaign chairman actually broke the law and must be punished for it.
"He should absolutely not pardon him. I think it would be a big mistake," Duncan warned the president.
"If President Trump pardons him without him doing any time at all it would look like President Trump was saying it's OK that you broke the law. It's not OK to break the law."