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Mueller Triple Whammy Involves 2 Old Names, Plus a New One

News from special counsel's probe on Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and now Sarah Sanders

(Newser) - How long will Paul Manafort go to prison for? If Robert Mueller has his way, a "long, long time," Vox notes, per a "harsh" sentencing memo filed by the special counsel's office Friday. In the memo, Mueller agreed with a probation department's recommendation that the... More »

Manafort's Hope for a Reduced Sentence Just Sank

A judge rules he lied during the Russia probe

(Newser) - A federal judge has found that Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the Russia probe, the AP reports. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says in an order that there's sufficient evidence that Manafort lied in breach of his plea agreement. The decision... More »

Improperly Redacted Filing Reveals Accusation Against Manafort

He's been accused of lying about sharing polling data with alleged Russian operative

(Newser) - A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence. The information is in a redacted court filing Tuesday from Manafort's lawyers. The AP was able... More »

Mueller Filing Cites Offer of 'Political Synergy.' Trump: 'No Collusion'

Documents drop on Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen in Russia probe

(Newser) - All eyes were on three new filings related to the Russia probe, dropped Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller's team and New York prosecutors, and related to two men: former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen . One person seemingly not fazed by the details: the... More »

On What May Be a Big Mueller Day, Trump Unloads

President unleashes tweetstorm ahead of court filings on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen

(Newser) - Those paying attention to the particulars of the Robert Mueller investigation are keeping an eye on two big court filings Friday, developments that might shed important light on where he's at. In the bigger one, Mueller must explain to a judge why he believes former Trump campaign manager Paul... More »

Mueller Considers New Charges for Manafort

The hectic pace of developments continues

(Newser) - The special counsel in the Russia investigation is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying to investigators, prosecutors said Friday. The development in Manafort's case comes at a time of frenetic activity in special... More »

Manafort Pardon 'Not Off the Table,' Trump Says

The presidential pardon is not a "personal tool," Democrat Senator says

(Newser) - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's never discussed pardoning his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, but it's "not off the table," the AP reports. In an interview with the New York Post, Trump asked rhetorically: "Why would I take it off the table?" The... More »

Report: Manafort Secretly Met With Assange in 2016

'Guardian' says they met around the time Manafort became campaign manager

(Newser) - And suddenly Paul Manafort is making big headlines again. First came Robert Mueller's allegation that Manafort has been lying , not cooperating, despite his plea deal . Now a report in the Guardian alleges that Manafort held secret meetings with none other than Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, another key figure in... More »

Mueller Makes a Big Move Against Manafort

Accuses him of violating plea deal by repeatedly lying

(Newser) - The Robert Mueller investigation just lost an important witness—and Paul Manafort may have lost additional years of freedom. In a court filing Monday, the special counsel's team said President Trump's former campaign chairman had violated a plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators. The team said... More »

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 »

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