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Did Paul Manafort outmaneuver Robert Mueller? His sentencing Wednesday will tell.

Manafort avoided a trial that would have exposed his ties to criminal elements in Ukraine and positioned himself well for future mercy from Trump.


'Humiliated and ashamed': Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, must pay more than $24 million in fines and restitution. He faces more prison time next week.


Trump renews attack on McCain at Ohio tank plant visit: 'I never liked him much' – live

The president returned to his criticism of John McCain Wednesday, while visiting Lima, Ohio. Follow the latest newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.19pm GMT A lawyer for Rick Gates, the former top aide to Paul Manafort, told the House Judiciary Committee that Gates will not cooperate for now.Politico reports that Gates is not doing so on the advice of prosecutors. Gates has pleaded guilty in federal court and has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.“H...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, Congress, Politico, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Ohio, John Mccain, Biden, Donald Trump, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Gates


Manafort-Linked PAC Tries To Explain Unreported $1M To FEC

A super PAC tied to Paul Manafort tried to explain on Tuesday to the Federal Election Commission why it failed to report a $1 million contribution it received one week before the 2016 election. Rebuilding America Now PAC sent a letter laying out its position on the “inadvertent omission,” telling the FEC that a series of clerical errors had led to its failure to report the $1 million contribution. The note also revealed that the PAC conducted an internal audit in late September 2018. That man...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Fbi, Palmer, PAC, Committee, Trump, FEC, Federal Election Commission, Larry Noble, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Geoffrey Palmer, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Rebuilding America Now


Mueller’s Team Asks For Deadline Extension, Cites Large Workload

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team said in a recent filing that they “face the press of other work” in asking for an extension on unsealing documents in the Paul Manafort case. According to a Tuesday Politico report, it’s unclear if this is a sign that the probe is winding down or ramping up. The top lawyers on the team are reportedly still joining Mueller in working long hours, though some have returned to their Department of Justice posts, and FBI agents and prosecutors rotate in and out...
Tags: News, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort, Mueller probe, Kate Riga


Opinion: Trump is turning his pardon power into a shield

President Donald Trump can't stop talking about pardons. Among other news stories last week were various, sometimes conflicting, accounts about whether and when Michael Cohen may have sought a pardon. And in the wake of Paul Manafort's second sentencing last week, the White House again refused to rule out a pardon for him; in fact, Sarah Sanders as much as said a pardon would be considered, when the President is ready.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, Sarah Sanders


Poll: 50 Percent Say Mueller Investigation Is ‘Witch Hunt’

50 percent of adults surveyed in an astonishing new USA Today/Suffolk University poll say that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is a "witch hunt" and believe that President Trump has been the target of more investigative scrutiny than other presidents because of his politics.The poll shows that trust in the president has increased as well. A majority of 52 percent still say they have little or no trust in Trump's insistence that his campaign did not collude with Russ...
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Recapping The Busy Week In The Russia Investigation

Paul Manafort was sentenced for the second time, Roger Stone appeared in court and a key investigator is leaving the team.
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Russian oligarch sues US over sanctions

The Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who at one time had financial ties to Paul Manafort, is suing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the US Treasury Department over financial sanctions imposed on him amid a congressional crackdown on Russian interests over meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Tags: US, Cnn, Treasury, US Treasury Department, Paul Manafort, Steven Mnuchin, Oleg Deripaska


This Week: Manafort Faces More Prison Time, Indictment In New York

If last week saw Paul Manafort get off easy in a Virginia courtroom, this week saw the former Trump campaign chairman’s legal problems multiply. DC District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Manafort to another seven years in prison, though he’ll be allowed to serve his sentence for conspiracy-related charges concurrently with his Virginia sentence. In total, Manafort was ordered to spend some seven-and-a-half years behind bars. The tone of the two hearings couldn’t have been more different. Wh...
Tags: New York, News, Virginia, Fbi, House, House Of Representatives, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Ellis, Pelosi


Week In Politics: Paul Manafort Sentenced For Second Time, O'Rourke Announces 2020 Campaign

NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and NBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy join Here & Now to delve into the week in politics.
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WaPo: Trump Inaugural Spent $8,000 Per Guest At A Lavish Diplomats Dinner

The Trump inaugural committee spent $8,000 per guest at an over-the-top opening dinner thrown for the capital’s diplomatic corps, the Washington Post reports. The event was the Global Chairman’s Dinner, a $4.3 million Jan. 17 gathering hosted by inaugural committee chairman and longtime Trump friend Tom Barrack, Jr. the dinner also featured top incoming Trump administration officials as well as wealthy foreign businesspeople. The Post quoted one anonymous guest as saying “It was very strange....
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Analysis: Explosive Russia revelations equal bad day for Trump

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Manafort


Analysis: Explosive Russia revelations add up to bad day for Trump

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Manafort


Analysis: Explosive revelations add new twist to Russia saga

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Donald Trump, Paul Manafort


Senior prosecutor Weissmann to leave U.S. special counsel's team soon

Andrew Weissmann, who orchestrated the prosecution of President Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort, will leave the special counsel's team "in the near future," Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said. News of his departure, first reported by National Public Radio, came a day after Manafort was sentenced by a federal judge in Washington, bringing his total punishment to 7-1/2 years in prison from two criminal cases brought by Mueller's team. Manafort was convicted of or pleaded guilty to...
Tags: News, Washington, Donald Trump, National Public Radio, Mueller, Peter Carr, Andrew Weissmann, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Weissmann


Top Mueller Prosecutor Will Soon Depart DOJ In Another Sign Probe Is Wrapping Up

Andrew Weissmann, a top prosecutor on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team who led the case against Paul Manafort, will soon leave the special counsel’s office and the Justice Department as a whole to teach at New York University, NPR reported. A source told NPR that the latest departure of a prominent prosecutor is the strongest indication yet that the special counsel’s investigation into President Trump’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election is quickly wrapping up. Weissm...
Tags: News, Fbi, Npr, Justice Department, Trump, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, Paul Manafort, Brandon Van Grack, Nicole Lafond, Weissmann, Mueller probe, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Manafort Rick Gates, David Archey


Why would NY's DA want to pile on punishment for Manafort?

He could have waited a day ... or an hour. Instead, mere minutes after Judge Amy Berman Jackson delivered her sentence and sealed Paul Manafort's fate, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced a multicount New York state indictment against the former Trump campaign chairman for an alleged "yearlong residential mortgage fraud."
Tags: New York, News, Stories, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Trump, Amy Berman Jackson, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Suspicions about bad presidential behavior underscore the peril Trump may face as his ex-campaign chair disappears behind bars

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Manafort


Analysis: Revelations in Russia saga add up to a bad day for Trump

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Manafort


Revelations in Russia saga add up to a bad day for Trump

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Manafort


Analysis: Explosive revelations in Russia saga add up to a bad day for Trump

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Manafort


Explosive revelations in Russia saga add up to a bad day for Trump

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Manafort


Explosive revelations add new twist to Russia saga

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort's new sentence was the least of Donald Trump's worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Donald Trump, Paul Manafort


What the judges got wrong on the Manafort cases

In "Cross-exam," Elie Honig writes that despite the gravity of Paul Manafort's crime, both federal judges in Virginia and Washington DC gave Manafort relatively light sentences -- sentences that ultimately fail to do justice.
Tags: Virginia, Cnn, Washington Dc, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Elie Honig


NY prosecutor's Manafort move looks political

He could have waited a day ... or an hour. Instead, mere minutes after Judge Amy Berman Jackson delivered her sentence and sealed Paul Manafort's fate, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced a multicount New York state indictment against the former Trump campaign chairman for an alleged "yearlong residential mortgage fraud."
Tags: New York, News, Stories, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Trump, Amy Berman Jackson, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Opinion: NY prosecutor's speedy indictment of Manafort looks political

He could have waited a day ... or an hour. Instead, mere minutes after Judge Amy Berman Jackson delivered her sentence and sealed Paul Manafort's fate, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced a multicount New York state indictment against the former Trump campaign chairman for an alleged "yearlong residential mortgage fraud."
Tags: New York, News, Stories, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Trump, Amy Berman Jackson, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Report: Beto O'Rourke confirms plans for a presidential bid in 2020 – live

Senate votes to end support to war in Yemen, in a rebuke of Donald Trump’s foreign policySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.08am GMT An El Paso-based television station is reporting that O’Rourke has confirmed via text message his plans to enter the 2020 Democratic race for president. “I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents,” O’Rourke told KTSM. “It’s a big part of why I’m running. This city is the best example of this country at its best.”It's...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Plane Crashes, Air transport, US Congress, Yemen, Donald Trump, Boeing, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, El Paso


Analysis: Paul Manafort's very bad day

First, Donald Trump's former campaign chair was sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in federal prison for a decade's worth of financial and lobbying crimes, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
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Paul Manafort's very bad day

First, Donald Trump's former campaign chair was sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in federal prison for a decade's worth of financial and lobbying crimes, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Paul Manafort



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