Tag Archives: Paul Manafort

VIRGINIA: Paul Manafort Moved To Less Cushy Jail

The Washington Post reports: Paul Manafort has moved, over his objections, to a new jail with a history of illustrious guests. Officials confirm the former Trump campaign chairman was booked Thursday morning into the Alexandria Detention Center, a complex of low-slung brick buildings just off the Capital Beltway and a few blocks from the federal courthouse where he will be ...

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Mueller Rips Into Paul Manafort’s “VIP” Prison Privileges

Bloomberg reports: Paul Manafort is being treated like a “VIP” in prison, with a private bathroom and shower, a personal laptop and phone, and access to a meeting space for his legal team, Special Counsel Robert Mueller told a judge. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, set to go on trial July 25 on bank fraud and tax charges, asked ...

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New Filing By Special Counsel Claims Banker Lent Paul Manafort $16M In Return For Trump Administration Job

The Washington Post reports: On Friday, attorneys for the special counsel made clear in a filing how they plan to link Manafort’s alleged bank fraud to the Trump campaign. “The government does not intend to present at trial evidence or argument concerning collusion with the Russian government,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye writes. However, he said prosecutors will present evidence ...

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Manafort Doesn’t Want To Be Seen In His Jail Jumpsuit

CNN reports: Paul Manafort does not want to visit court until his Virginia criminal trial and he waived his right to appear in court for any upcoming hearings in the Eastern District of Virginia, his attorneys wrote in a filing Friday. His reason for not appearing has been the “the great time and distance involved in having the US Marshals ...

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CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp: Holding Paul Manafort In Solitary Is Worse Than We Treat Terrorists At Gitmo

Mediaite reports: American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp today contrasted the treatment of Paul Manafort with the treatment of detainees at Gitmo. And he responded to one comment with a dig at Barack Obama. Needless to say, the comparison of Guantanamo Bay as “better” than Paul Manafort being held in solitary confinement after his bail was revoked over alleged witness ...

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Manafort Assistant Gave FBI Access To Storage Locker

Reuters reports: A personal assistant to Paul Manafort granted an FBI agent access to a storage locker in Virginia, allowing the government to secure evidence that President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is trying to suppress, according to testimony Friday in a federal court hearing. FBI special agent Jeff Pfeiffer made the disclosure at a hearing to consider whether evidence ...

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Paul Manafort Took $10M Loan From Kremlin Oligarch

Reuters reports: A search warrant application unsealed on Wednesday revealed closer links than previously known between President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin. In an affidavit attached to the July 2017 application, an FBI agent said he had reviewed tax returns for a company controlled by Manafort and his ...

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Manafort Loses Challenge To Mueller’s Authority

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to throw out charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, clearing the way for a much-anticipated trial to start as scheduled next month. The decision Tuesday by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III was a setback for Manafort in ...

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Paul Manafort Appeals Ruling That Sent Him To Jail

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him over charges that he attempted to tamper with the testimony of two potential witnesses against him. Ten days after U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson revoked Manafort’s house arrest and ordered him jailed, his defense attorneys filed an official notice Monday appealing her ...

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ABC News Apologizes For Botched Manafort Graphic

Deadline reports: ABC News has apologized for the botched graphic that appeared at the bottom of the screen during its coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would sign an executive order ending his baby-snatching southern border policy, while sticking with the “zero tolerance” strategy. As Trump was talking, ABC viewers could read, at bottom of screen, “President Trump: ...

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Virginia Jail Denies Giving Manafort “Special Privileges”

NBC News reports: Paul Manafort may be in the VIP cell at a Virginia jail — the same one where ex-NFL star Michael Vick once did time — but the superintendent said he is not getting any “special privileges.” The jail’s online database listed Manafort’s name and inmate number and showed he was assigned to the “VIP-1” housing unit in ...

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Rudy Giuliani Dangles Pardon For Paul Manafort

The New York Daily News reports: In one of his most forceful attacks on the special counsel yet, Rudy Giuliani on Friday claimed the Russia investigation could get “cleaned up” with pardons from President Trump in light of Paul Manafort being sent to jail. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,” the ...

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Trump Wails About Manafort’s “Very Unfair Sentence”

In his sixteenth tweet since 6AM today, Glorious Leader wails about Paul Manafort’s “sentence” even though Manafort has not yet gone to trial, much less been convicted and sentenced. (But hey, we’re ALL looking forward to that, amirite?) And of course, what would a Trump tweetstorm be without mentions of Crooked Hillary, James Comey, and “all the others” conspiring to ...

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BREAKING: Paul Manafort Ordered To Jail Pending Trial

The Daily Beast reports: Paul Manafort is going to jail. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday morning to revoke his bail, meaning the president’s former campaign chairman will be incarcerated until his July trial. The move came after Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s team moved for the judge to change the terms of Manafort’s bail. Mueller’s team alleged that ...

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TODAY: Paul Manafort To Plead For Continued Bail

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is set to ask a federal judge on Friday not to revoke his bail and send him to jail pending trial after Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new charges of witness tampering last week. Manafort, whose charges arise from Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential ...

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CNN’s Phil Mudd: Manafort Will Flip On Trump [VIDEO]

“I’ll double-down on what I’ve said to you before: I cannot believe Manafort is ever going to go into a court with these charges. We had charges before in the indictment that I thought were significant and now you add years on to that previous indictment and you say he has to sit down and flip at some point. This ...

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Mueller Files Obstruction Charges Against Manafort

The New York Times reports: The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, brought new obstruction charges on Friday against President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and added allegations against a close associate, who prosecutors suspect has ties to Russian intelligence. Prosecutors said the obstruction charge relates to Mr. Manafort’s efforts to coach the stories of witnesses against him. He ...

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Former US Attorney: Paul Manafort Should Take His Toothbrush To Court On Friday, He’s Not Coming Home

The Hill reports: Former U.S. attorney Harry Litman said he expects President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to be sent to federal prison by the end of the week. “Prosecutors hate this, judges hate this and he’s going to have to bring his toothbrush to court on Friday because the statute says, if they find this happened, there’s a ...

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Mueller Caught Manafort’s Witness Tampering When Encrypted Messages Backed Up To His iCloud Account

Vice News reports: Tech pro tip to Paul Manafort: Encrypting messages doesn’t mean much if your iCloud is backing them up. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager may now be going to jail for witness tampering, after Robert Mueller’s team accessed his iCloud account and found evidence he was trying to shape the testimony of two witnesses in his bank ...

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Mueller Accuses Paul Manafort Of Attempted Witness Tampering, Demands That Court Revoke Or Revise Bail

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing on Monday. Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, asked the judge overseeing the case in U.S. District Court for the District of ...

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