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Manafort Lawyers Argue Double Jeopardy In NY Case

Politico reports: Paul Manafort’s lawyers are arguing that the former Trump campaign chairman shouldn’t have to face a “politically-charged” prosecution in New York state because of the state’s so-called double jeopardy law. They made their case in a motion filed Thursday that blasts Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for prosecuting Manafort over crimes that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team …

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Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To New York Fraud Charges

The Associated Press reports: Paul Manafort’s lawyer says he intends to seek the dismissal of state mortgage fraud charges, citing New York’s strong double jeopardy protections. Manafort is the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. He pleaded not guilty Thursday at a Manhattan arraignment. Defense lawyer Todd Blanche said it’s his view that “the laws of New York …

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Unsealed Court Docs Reveal Hannity/Manafort Texts

Axios reports: Court documents previously filed under seal with the government’s sentencing recommendations for Paul Manafort were made public on Friday. The documents include a months-long text exchange between Manafort and a “Sean” who appears to be Fox News host Sean Hannity. In one March 2018 exchange, Manafort appears to offer a source to Hannity regarding a Russian-Ukrainian associate of …

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Paul Manafort To Be Transferred To NYC’s Infamous Rikers Island, Solitary Confinement For Own Protection

The Daily Beast reports: The brutal prison on New York’s Rikers Island has been home to some of the most notorious criminals in the city’s history, from serial killer David Berkowitz to John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman—and now it’s set to add Paul Manafort to its rogues gallery. The former Trump campaign chairman—who was sentenced this year to four …

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Feds Move To Seize Manafort’s Trump Tower Condo

The Huffington Post reports: The U.S. government has formally moved to seize control of the Trump Tower apartment of Paul Manafort, a convicted felon and former Trump campaign chairman, according to court filings on Friday obtained by HuffPost. As part of a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Manafort was forced to forfeit five of his New York properties …

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Kushner Replied “On It!” When Manafort Emailed To Seek Top Position For Banker Who Loaned Him $16M

Bloomberg reports: Shortly after Donald Trump’s 2016 election, his onetime campaign chief Paul Manafort wrote to Jared Kushner to ask the incoming administration to consider giving a “major appointment” to Manafort’s banker. “On it!” Kushner replied to Manafort on Nov. 30, 2016. That email exchange, which was admitted as evidence during Manafort’s tax-fraud trial last year, gained new significance Thursday …

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Bank CEO Arrested On Charges He Loaned $16M To Manafort In Return For Secretary Of The Army Position

A top Chicago banker was arrested this morning on charges in made loans to Paul Manafort in return for a high-ranking position in the Trump administration. The Associated Press reports: Stephen M. Calk, 54, was scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court in the afternoon. Authorities said Calk committed the crime while serving as CEO of The Federal Savings Bank …

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Manafort Delivered To Prison, Release Date Xmas 2024

The Washington Post reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to a minimum-security prison near Scranton, Pa., to serve his federal prison sentence after being convicted in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation. He is set to be released on Christmas Day 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The U.S. Penitentiary at Canaan …

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Trump Rages On Coverage Of Former Obama Lawyer

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has angrily criticised a newspaper over the page it chose to place a story about the indictment of a lawyer who served in Barack Obama’s administration. Greg Craig was indicted on Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation. The probe intersected with Robert Mueller’s special counsel …

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Manafort Gets To Keep His Infamous Ostrich Jacket

CNN reports: In the end, Paul Manafort gets to keep the python jacket and the ostrich vest. The FBI and the Justice Department never actually took possession of the two most memorable artifacts from the former Trump campaign chairman’s fraud trial last summer. The FBI, in searching Manafort’s home and other possessions, had taken photos of dozens of hangers full …

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Mueller Again Delays Sentencing For Manafort Crony Rick Gates Due To “Continued Ongoing Cooperation”

CNBC reports: Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates “continues to cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations,” special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday. “Accordingly the parties do not believe it is appropriate” to move on to Gates’ sentencing phase, the filing in Washington, D.C., federal court said. The joint report from Mueller and Gates’ attorney, which …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Pardoning Paul Manafort Would Be Seen As A “Political Disaster For The President”

ABC News reports: Shortly after Paul Manafort was sentenced to another 43 months behind bars on conspiracy charges by a federal judge in Washington, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that any presidential pardon “would be an obstruction of justice.” “Pardoning Paul Manafort would in effect send a message that you can break the law, defy the justice …

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New York State Charges Manafort With 16 Felonies

The New York Times reports: Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been charged in New York with mortgage fraud and more than a dozen other state felonies, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., said Wednesday, an effort to ensure he will still face prison time if Mr. Trump pardons him for his federal crimes. News …

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BREAKING: Manafort Gets 73 Months In Second Case

Moments ago federal judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 73 months in prison. This was Manafort’s second sentencing in as many weeks and part of today’s sentence will run concurrently with the 47 month sentence handed down last week by federal judge T.S. Ellis. The New York Times reports: Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former …

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Kamala On Manafort’s Sentence: “Justice Is Broken”

Politico reports: Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday held up Paul Manafort’s relatively lenient prison sentence as evidence that the criminal justice system is “broken in America.” The California Democrat said during a presidential campaign stop in South Carolina that the former Trump campaign chairman’s four-year sentence for tax and bank fraud was emblematic of major discrepancies in the justice system …

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Trump: Paul Manafort Ruling Proves No Collusion

Trump is parroting Manafort’s lawyer: The trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has found no evidence of any collusion with Russia, Manafort’ s lawyer Kevin Downing told reporters. The lawyer spoke after Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison in the US state of Virginia over bank and tax fraud related to his work in Ukraine. “Most …

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BREAKING: Paul Manafort Sentenced To Only 47 Months

Moments ago Reagan appointee federal judge T.S. Ellis sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 47 months in prison. The sentence was handed down after nearly three hours of discussion on his finances, his level of remorse, and whether he fully admits to his crimes. Manafort is due to be scheduled in a second case in Washington DC next …

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LIVE VIDEO: Federal Judge Sentences Paul Manafort

CBS News reports: A federal judge will sentence Paul Manafort on Thursday afternoon. The penalty may be steep enough to keep the longtime lobbyist and former Trump campaign chairman in prison for the rest of his life. Prosecutors say that Manafort, 69, deserves between 19 and 25 years in prison as well as millions of dollars in fines and restitution …

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TODAY: Paul Manafort To Be Sentenced In First Case

Newsweek reports: Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump who found himself as one of the major players at the epicenter of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, will be sentenced Thursday afternoon at a federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia. In their sentencing memo last month, Mueller’s office recommended a sentence of 19.5 years to 24.5 years in …

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Paul Manafort Attacks Mueller In Plea For Leniency

Buzzfeed News reports: Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort on Friday continued to attack special counsel Robert Mueller, accusing Mueller’s office of not only vilifying him, but also of “spreading misinformation.” Manafort and his lawyers have used pre-sentencing memos not only to lobby for a lower prison sentence, but also to criticize the special counsel’s office — something they’ve had …

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