Tag Archives: Paul Manafort

Manafort’s Plea Deal Breach Hearing Set For Jan. 25th

USA Today reports: A federal judge set a tentative hearing for Jan. 25 to hear disputes about whether Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, breached his plea agreement by lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. But the hearing might not be needed. Defense lawyers said they need more time to evaluate five subject areas of allegations that …

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Rubio Warns Trump: If You Pardon Manafort, You Will Trigger A Debate About Amending Pardoning Powers

ABC News reports: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said repeatedly that President Donald Trump pardoning former campaign chairman Paul Manafort would be a “terrible mistake,” and that doing so could possibly “trigger a debate about whether the pardon powers should be amended.” “I think that would be a terrible mistake if” Trump pardoned Manafort, Rubio said on “This Week” Sunday. “I …

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Mueller Reveals How Manafort Breached Plea Deal

Vox reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a document late Friday explaining why he believes former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has lied to investigators in recent months. After being convicted of financial crimes at a Virginia trial in August, Manafort struck a plea deal with Mueller to avoid a second trial on separate charges in September — and, as …

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Giuliani: Mueller Thinks Manafort Is Lying About Trump

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has made clear to Paul Manafort’s attorneys that they believe the former Trump campaign chair is lying to them about President Donald Trump, according to the President’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. “In the questioning of Manafort, they did tell them at the time that they believed he was lying about certain things related to …

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Tomorrow: New Mueller Dirt On Manafort And Cohen

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team could reveal tantalizing new details in its investigation into possible Russian collusion on Friday thanks to a pair of court filing deadlines involving President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former lawyer Michael Cohen. Mueller’s office has a Friday deadline to explain to the court why it accused Manafort of lying …

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Manafort’s Wife Faces Eviction From Florida Home

The Palm Beach Post reports: Paul Manafort’s efforts to make sure his wife could continue living in the couple’s Palm Beach Gardens home should he go to prison fizzled after special counsel Robert Mueller III filed court papers last week asking a judge to throw out the deal because Manafort lied. Also in the plea deal, Manafort agreed to forfeit …

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Manafort Sentencing Set For March 5th, Next Week Mueller Team Will File Argument He Breached Plea Deal

USA Today reports: A federal judge on Friday set March 5 to sentence Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, after the collapse his plea agreement on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s hearing capped a busy week in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Mueller’s …

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Trump: Pardon For Paul Manafort Isn’t “Off The Table”

The New York Post reports: He’s never discussed a pardon for Paul Manafort, President Trump said Wednesday — but it’s “not off the table.” “It was never discussed, but I wouldn’t take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?” the president said during an Oval Office interview. He ripped special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and …

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Manafort’s Lawyer Briefed Trump On Mueller Talks

The New York Times reports: A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, repeatedly briefed President Trump’s lawyers on his client’s discussions with federal investigators after Mr. Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, according to one of Mr. Trump’s lawyers and two other people familiar with the conversations. The arrangement was highly unusual and inflamed tensions …

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Manafort Issues Jailhouse Threat To Sue The Guardian Over Their “Libelous” Report Of Meeting With Assange

NBC News reports: Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort strongly denied a report Tuesday that he had secretly met with Julian Assange several times in the WikiLeaks founder’s refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in recent years. Manafort, in a statement through his spokesman, called the article from The Guardian “totally false and deliberately libelous.” “I have never met …

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Giuliani: “Manafort Met Assange” Report Is Fake News

Law & Crime reports: Following a groundbreaking report accusing Paul Manafort of meeting with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prior to President Donald Trump‘s 2016 election win, it seems the Commander-in-Chief’s attorney is doing some damage control. NBC News’ Kristen Welker tweeted Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani described the Guardian scoop as “unequivocally fake news I am told.” Giuliani, who in the …

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BOOM: Manafort Held Secret Meetings With Assange

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a …

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Trump Freaks Out After Latest Mueller/Manafort News

ABC News reports: The morning after Robert Mueller’s prosecutors accused the president’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of lying and breaking his cooperation agreement with the special counsel, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize the probe as a “Phony Witch Hunt” that’s doing “TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System.” Manafort, who agreed to cooperate with the special …

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Mueller: Manafort Breached Plea Deal By Lying Again

The New York Times reports: Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement he signed two months ago, the special counsel’s office said in a court filing late on Monday. Mr. Manafort’s “crimes and lies” during a series of interviews with prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller …

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Judge Sets Manafort’s Sentencing Date For February

Talking Points Memo reports: U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis on Friday sought to tie up the remaining loose-ends in Paul Manafort’s case in Virginia, in a hearing where Manafort showed up in a wheelchair, with his right foot appearing to be in some sort of white sock or wrapping. Kevin Downing, Manafort’s attorney said that the former Trump campaign chair …

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Judge Forces Manafort To Wear Orange Jumpsuit

Well, this is just a shame: A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Paul Manafort’s request to wear a professional suit during a hearing later this week about his sentence, noting the former Trump campaign chairman is now a convicted felon who has lost the right to wear street clothing in all his court proceedings. “This defendant should be treated no …

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REPORT: Ex-Trump Lawyer Wanted To Divert White House Legal Funds To Pay For Paul Manafort’s Defense

Talking Points Memo reports: Ex-Trump lawyer John Dowd wanted to contribute to the legal fees racked up by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, but White House ethics officials who wanted to keep an arm’s length between the trials and the President foiled the effort. According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Dowd first …

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Trump: I Believe “Honest” Manafort Will Tell The Truth

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning insisted he had no concerns about former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s recent agreement to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. “If he’s honest, and he is, I think he’s going to tell — as long as he tells the truth, it’s 100 percent,” Trump said on the South Lawn of the White …

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Kenneth Starr: Paul Manafort’s Plea Was Good For The Country, For Trump To Pardon Him Would Be “Unwise”

USA Today reports: Ken Starr, the man who led the investigation that resulted in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, said he was was not surprised to see former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. “He was under tremendous pressure,” the former judge said Sunday during an interview on “ABC This Week.” “Given the seriousness of the …

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Adam Schiff: Trump And His Lawyers Are Terrified About Manafort Plea, Mueller Takes Everybody Down [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he believes President Trump and his lawyers are “terrified” at the prospect of what former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could tell prosecutors as part of a new cooperation agreement. “They may think they know what Manafort has to say because he was part of that joint defense agreement, but …

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