Paul Manafort

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In Court for His Sentencing Date, Manafort Looked ... Different

He wore prison garb (not his usual suit), and he arrived in a wheelchair, missing one shoe

(Newser) - Paul Manafort was there in a Virginia federal courtroom Friday to hear details on his sentencing, and his appearance seemed markedly different than the last time he was seen in public. NBC News notes the 69-year-old looked "visibly grayer," and that he showed up, in a wheelchair, wearing... More »

Mueller Signals He's Ready for Michael Flynn Sentencing

The former National Security Adviser's legal battle could soon come to a close

(Newser) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to a court document filed Monday. The move would bring Flynn's involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with... More »

Manafort Cuts a Deal With Prosecutors

The former Trump campaign chair will avoid a second trial

(Newser) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has cut a "cooperation agreement" with prosecutors and intends to plead guilty to charges related to his Ukrainian consulting work, the AP reports. The deal allows Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington. Manafort... More »

New Filing: Manafort to Plead Guilty to Conspiring Against US

And conspiracy to obstruct justice; prosecutors' new charging documents signal guilty plea

(Newser) - Prosecutors have filed new charging documents against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, suggesting he'll plead guilty ahead of a second trial next week. The charges in Friday's filing were contained in a criminal information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant's consent and... More »

Manafort Daughter Just Made a Move to Be Her 'Own Person'

Jessica Manafort has filed paperwork to dump the 'Manafort,' become 'Jessica Bond'

(Newser) - Bond. Jessica Bond. That will be the new official name for one of Paul Manafort's adult daughters, who has decided to dump her father's last name and default to her mother Kathleen's maiden name instead. "I would like my new name to be Jessica Anne Bond,... More »

Manafort Associate Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate

W. Samuel Patten admits failing to register as a foreign agent

(Newser) - A business associate of a key figure in the investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to failing to register as a foreign agent, per the AP . W. Samuel Patten entered his plea in federal court in DC, after prosecutors released a charging document that accused... More »

Dershowitz: Trump Has a Much Bigger Problem Than Mueller

President should be worried about state prosecutors in New York, he says

(Newser) - Michael Cohen's guilty plea . Paul Manafort's conviction . The granting of immunity to longtime Trump allies. Last week provided one big headline after another in regard to the legal trouble swirling around President Trump, and Harvard legal scholar Alan Dershowitz sees a clear takeaway: Trump's biggest legal worry... More »

Giuliani: We Sat Trump Down, Told Him No Pardons

At least none that have any connection with Robert Mueller

(Newser) - President Trump has discussed the political fallout of a potential pardon for Paul Manafort, whom he believes "has been horribly treated"—and understands a pardon is off the table, at least for now, according to Rudy Giuliani. The president's personal lawyer made the comments to the New ... More »

Trump: If I'm Impeached, the Market Would Crash

And 'everybody would be very poor'

(Newser) - President Trump sat down with Fox & Friends amid his tumultuous week , and the interview that aired Thursday morning is making headlines on a number of fronts:
  • The money: The cash that Michael Cohen paid to women so they remained quiet about alleged affairs was not a violation of campaign
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Prosecutors Nearly Got Manafort on All 18 Counts

Juror Paula Duncan tells Fox News there was a lone holdout

(Newser) - Paul Manafort was apparently one woman's opinion away from being found guilty on 10 additional charges. This according to a juror in the trial who spoke with Fox News on Wednesday. "It was one person who kept the verdict from being guilty on all 18 counts," Paula... More »

Trump Offers Dueling Tweets on Cohen, Manafort

And throws Obama in for good measure

(Newser) - President Trump briefly mentioned Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort's situations while in West Virginia on Tuesday night; on Wednesday morning he elaborated on his thoughts on the men's legal developments on Twitter. CNN reports it spoke with White House advisers who say Trump and his backers will be... More »

Trump: 'Where Is the Collusion?'

Cohen's lawyer says he has information for Mueller

(Newser) - If President Trump was rattled by the conviction of former campaign manager Paul Manafort and the guilty plea of former lawyer Michael Cohen , he didn't show it at a rally in West Virginia hours later. He told the crowd in Charleston on Tuesday night that he felt "badly"... More »

Paul Manafort Guilty of 8 Charges, Years of Prison Likely

A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts

(Newser) - Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury... More »

Manafort Jury Recesses as Trump Laments 'Sad' Case

Jurors will be back at it on Monday

(Newser) - Paul Manafort won't learn his fate this week. The jury weighing charges against him has gone home for the day and won't return until Monday. US District Judge TS Ellis III allowed the panel to leave at 5pm because one of the jurors had a scheduled "event"... More »

Manafort's Fate Is in Jury's Hands

Closing arguments conclude

(Newser) - Closing arguments in Paul Manafort's trial wrapped up Wednesday; the case against President Trump's former campaign chairman now heads to the jury, which is expected to begin deliberations Thursday, the Washington Post reports. In their closing arguments, prosecutors told jurors Manafort, accused of tax evasion and bank fraud,... More »

Manafort's Defense Calls No Witnesses—Not Even Manafort

Defense rests, and closing arguments begin on Wednesday

(Newser) - Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, per the AP . US District Judge TS Ellis III made the announcement after Manafort rested his case without calling witnesses or presenting evidence. Asked by Ellis whether he wished to testify in... More »

Rick Gates Admits Affair During Cross-Examination

He says it's possible he stole from Trump inauguration committee

(Newser) - There were more bombshells as Rick Gates' testimony in Paul Manafort's trial continued Tuesday, with the former Trump campaign chairman's defense team attacking the credibility of his erstwhile right-hand man. Gates, who has already admitted embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort, confessed to an extra-marital affair... More »

Weirdest Exchange Yet at the Manafort Trial

Judge sees tears in prosecutor's eyes, but the prosecutor denies it

(Newser) - The high-stakes Paul Manafort trial is underway, and Bloomberg takes note of a particularly odd exchange Monday between US District Judge TS Ellis III and prosecutor Greg Andres. It came during a break in the testimony of former Manafort partner Rick Gates as the judge and prosecutors clashed, out of... More »

Manafort's Right-Hand Man: I Stole From Manafort, Too

Rick Gates testifies against former partner

(Newser) - The star prosecution witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he concealed millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts on Manafort's behalf and falsified documents to help his former boss obtain millions of dollars more in bank loans. Rick Gates also admitted he embezzled... More »

Manafort Judge Instructs Prosecutors Not to 'Gild the Lily'

Judge likely won't allow pictures of flashy clothes to be shown to jurors

(Newser) - Paul Manafort's bookkeeper took the stand on day three of the former Trump campaign chairman's trial on bank and tax fraud charges, but the buzzier portion of the day saw the judge instructing prosecutors not to "gild the lily" when it came to Manafort's luxurious lifestyle.... More »

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