Tag Archives: Paul Manafort

Russian Billionaire Sues Paul Manafort For Fraud

Talking Points Memo reports: A Russian billionaire and Putin ally sued former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime deputy Rick Gates Wednesday, alleging that the two men “siphoned for themselves millions of dollars” as part of a Ukrainian investment scheme that was paid to their “alter ego companies.” The complaint — filed by Surf Horizon Limited, a company ...

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Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Challenges Mueller’s Authority

CNN reports: Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller. The suit brought Wednesday in US District Court in Washington where Manafort and another former Trump campaign aide are charged, challenges ...

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Court To Lift House Arrest For Paul Manafort

Reuters reports: A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings. In her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released ...

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Mueller: Paul Manafort Just Wrote Op-Ed With Russian Spy In Attempt To Sway Public Opinion On His Case

The Associated Press reports: While facing several felony charges, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been working on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague “assessed to have ties” to a Russian intelligence service, according to court papers filed Monday by prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller. In the court filing, prosecutors say Manafort and the colleague ...

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Paul Manafort Asks Court To OK Bail Deal With Mueller

Talking Points Memo reports: A month after turning himself in for charges he faces connected to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort reached a bail deal with Mueller’s team, according to court documents filed by Manafort’s lawyers Thursday. Manafort’s lawyers are now seeking for a federal judge to approve of his release under the ...

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REPORT: Manafort Visited Moscow At Least 18 Times

McClatchy reports: Political guru Paul Manafort took at least 18 trips to Moscow and was in frequent contact with Vladimir Putin’s allies for nearly a decade as a consultant in Russia and Ukraine for oligarchs and pro-Kremlin parties. Even after the February 2014 fall of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, who won office with the help of a Manafort-engineered image ...

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Paul Manafort Granted Thanksgiving Break From House Arrest, Ruling Stipulates That He Must Remain Sober

Buzzfeed News reports: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime associate Rick Gates got permission from a judge on Tuesday to temporarily leave house arrest later this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. The order from US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson came with a few conditions: Manafort and Gates will remain under GPS monitoring, must report exactly where they’re ...

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Paul Manafort Pledges Trump Tower Apartment In Bid To End House Arrest, Claims At Least $28 Million In Assets

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who’s facing a federal indictment on charges of money laundering and hiding his work as a foreign agent, claims to be worth $28 million, prosecutors said in a court filing Sunday. Lawyers from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disclosed the figure as negotiations continue over a package of assets Manafort would pledge ...

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Preet Bharara: Paul Manafort Will Likely Flip On Trump

Raw Story reports: Appearing on CNN, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller hit former Trump campaign chair Paul Manfort with so many charges, that he is likely talking with his lawyers about flipping on President Donald Trump to get a favorable plea deal. “Investigators will make an approach, say ‘we have good evidence against you,’ ...

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SNL Takes Trump Team To The Shower [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: Alec Baldwin killed two birds with one SNL stone last night, reprising his Trump to jab both the president and Harvey Weinstein. “What an idiot,” said Baldwin in character about the disgraced ex-Miramax honcho. “He could have gotten away with all of it if only he’d gotten himself elected president.” With Alex Moffat playing Paul Manafort, Beck ...

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Mueller: Paul Manafort Case Will Take Weeks In Court UPDATE: Judge Sets Trial Start For May 7th, 2018

The New York Post reports: Robert Mueller says his prosecutors will need three weeks in court to lay out their case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. The special counsel filed papers Friday estimating a 15-day timeline for presenting his case against the former campaign manager and his business partner, Rick Gates, to a jury. The pair are accused ...

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Federal Judge Worries That Paul Manafort Poses Flight Risk After Lawyers Request Removal Of Ankle Monitor

The Hill reports: U.S. district court judge Amy Berman Jackson said President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort could be a flight risk on Thursday as she mulled requests to loosen the conditions of his house arrest. The judge set a bond hearing for Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a request made by Manafort’s lawyers to remove a ...

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Trump Shrugs Off Manafort Dumpster Fire: I’m Not Under Investigation And My Name Isn’t Mentioned

The New York Times reports: President Trump projected an air of calm on Wednesday after charges against his former campaign chief and a foreign policy aide roiled Washington, insisting to The New York Times that he was not “angry at anybody” and that investigations into his campaign’s links to Russia had not come near him personally. “I’m not under investigation, ...

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New Court Filing By Robert Mueller: Paul Manafort Holds Three US Passports And Poses Significant Flight Risk

The Washington Post reports: Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort keeps three U.S. passports with different identification numbers and submitted 10 passport applications in as many years, the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III disclosed in a new court filing Tuesday arguing that Manafort poses a significant flight risk. The 17-page filing came one day after Manafort and ...

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Randy Rainbow – Sweet Indictment [VIDEO]

Viral YouTube satirist Randy Rainbow is back today with a timely Halloween-themed rip on the Mueller indictments, all set to the tune of Rocky Horror’s Sweet Transvestite. I won’t spoil any of the jokes, just watch below.

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Lewandowski Wildly Contradicts Himself On Manafort

Lewandowski is literally blaming the FBI for not warning Trump about Manafort. Check out the twisting. Via Mediaite: “He came on to the campaign in a very limited capacity, to help us find delegates,” Lewandowski said of Manafort, who was hired by the Trump campaign as chairman. But when Fox News’s Steve Doocy asked if federal authorities are supposed to ...

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Stephen Colbert: ‘Tis The Season For Treason [VIDEO]

The AV Club reports: In what looks to be just the start of a late-night comedy feeding frenzy at the news that the first indictments have been handed down in Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers all took well-earned, long-delayed pleasure in mocking the crumbling House of Trump on Monday. On The Late Show, Colbert—whose ...

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Trump Rages That Mueller’s Indictments Are Fake News

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to respond to the indictment of Paul Manafort, his former campaign chairman, and others. Concerned that the president may fight back after Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling led to two indictments and a guilty plea for his former advisers Monday, top Democrats laid down a marker for ...

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Trump Campaign Money Begs Off Manafort Arrest

USA Today reports: Less than two hours after President Trump’s former campaign manager was indicted Monday, the Trump re-election campaign decided to send out a fundraising email. The email, entitled “Still Standing” and from presidential son Eric Trump, describes the “opposition” to the administration. “The mainstream media continues to play politics, creating division and turning the American people against one ...

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Paul Manafort And Rick Gates Plead Not Guilty

The Associated Press reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates have pleaded not guilty following their arrest on charges related to conspiracy against the United States and other felonies. The charges are the first from the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. Manafort and Gates appeared before a federal ...

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