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Mueller Says Manafort Faces Up To 24.5 Years In Prison

Robert Mueller

The special counsel’s office said Friday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces between 19 and 24.5 years in prison for the tax and bank fraud charges for which he was convicted in August. Citing federal sentencing guidelines, prosecutors also said that Manafort faces a fine of up to $24 million for his fraud. The longtime GOP operative was ...

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Manafort Meeting With Alleged Russian Operative Is At ‘The Heart’ Of Mueller Probe, Prosecutors Say

Paul Manafort

A secret meeting that Paul Manafort had in August 2016 with a former business partner with ties to Russian intelligence “goes … to the heart” of the special counsel’s investigation, prosecutors told a federal judge in a closed-door hearing earlier this week. “This goes, I think, very much to the heart of what the special counsel’s office is investigating,” Andrew Weissmann, ...

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Top Obama White House Lawyer Made False Statements To DOJ About Manafort-Related Work

The Justice Department is alleging that the former Obama White House general counsel made ‘false and misleading’ statements regarding consulting work done for Ukraine. Greg Craig was lead partner for the law firm Skadden Arps on its Ukraine work, which was done in partnership with Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman.  Skadden Arps agreed Thursday to settle with the ...

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Manafort Reportedly Passed Trump Campaign Data To Russian Oligarch

Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, provided polling data to a close associate during the 2016 campaign with instructions to share the information with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, according to a new report. Manafort’s legal team accidentally revealed in a court filing on Tuesday in the special counsel’s probe that the longtime GOP consultant provided the data to his ...

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FBI Probe Initially Focused On Four Americans

Michael Flynn

James Comey made the surprise revelation in his congressional testimony on Friday that the FBI opened investigations into four Trump associates in late July 2016 It was previously known that four Trump advisers were the focus of the FBI probe, but it was not known that they were targeted at the outset of the investigation It was previously believed that ...

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Giuliani: Mueller’s Team Doesn’t Believe Paul Manafort’s Trump Statements

Robert Mueller

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told CNN Friday that the special counsel’s office does not believe Paul Manafort’s denials regarding President Donald Trump. Giuliani claimed that prosecutors believe Trump had advance knowledge of an infamous meeting held at Trump Tower with a group of Russians on June 9, 2016, according to CNN. Special counsel Robert Mueller accused Manafort on Nov. 26 of ...

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Alleged Fabricator Contributed To The Guardian’s Manafort-Assange ‘Bombshell’

The Guardian is under fire over a questionable article published in November that alleged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met secretly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But as The Washington Post notes, one of the reporters who helped write The Guardian piece has been accused of fabricating documents provided to The Guardian for a 2014 story about an oil ...

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Upcoming Double Jeopardy Ruling From Supreme Court May Let Paul Manafort Off The Hook, Says Judge Napolitano

Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said an upcoming Supreme Court decision could change the game on double jeopardy and allow former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to walk free. “The framers wanted this in there because British kings would try you — you were found not guilty. They’d try you again before another jury and again before another jury. ...

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WikiLeaks To Sue The Guardian, Sets Up GoFundMe For Legal Fees

julian-assange-wikileaks-10-year-anniversary

WikiLeaks announced Thursday that the whistleblower organization will bring legal action against The Guardian after the British paper published a story accusing Paul Manafort and Julian Assange of meeting several times from 2013 to 2015.

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Rush Limbaugh: Trump Approval Steady Despite Barrage of Fake News Attacks

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed that President Donald Trump’s approval rating held steady despite continuous negative press and constant attacks. That came as no surprise to radio host Rush Limbaugh who predicted last week these ‘scandals’ would not upset the president’s approval numbers on balance. “I predicted last week that these scandals would not upset Trump’s approval numbers on ...

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Rush Limbaugh: Mueller Cannot Have Credibility If He Ignores Hillary’s Crimes

On his nationally syndicated radio program host Rush Limbaugh said special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation “cannot have any credibility” if it continues to ignore Hillary’s misdeeds while going after President Donald Trump. The man behind the “Golden EIB microphone” told his audience Wednesday that the Mueller “investigation is absent of all credibility” because it specifically ignores what happened on ...

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Manafort and Cohen both guilty of several felonies

Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort

A former attorney for Donald Trump has pleaded guilty and another Trump associate are both guilty of several felonies. A jury in Virginia convicted Trump associate Paul Manafort in 8 of 18 felony counts that the Mueller investigation brought against him, but the judge declared a mistrial on the remaining counts. The convictions center on tax fraud, bank fraud and ...

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Newt Gingrich: ‘Good Chance’ Manafort Wins at Trial, Making Mueller ‘Look Like a Fool’

Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said that there’s a good chance Paul Manafort wins his case, and if he does, Robert Mueller is gonna like a fool. Appearing on Foxs’ America Newsroom, Gingrich discussed the case of former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort who’s trial started on Tuesday. Manafort is being prosecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller. ...

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Federal Judge Ellis Delays Manafort Trial

Paul Manafort

Federal judge T. S. Ellis on Monday agreed to delay the trial of former Trump campaign  Paul Manafort. This comes after Manafort’s lawyers argued on Monday that they needed more time to review thousands of documents that had just recently provided by the prosecutors.  Judge Ellis also ordered the government to provide the defense with a full witness list.  Five witnesses names had not been ...

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