Paul Manafort

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Report: Ukraine at Crux of Whistleblower Complaint

Giuliani denies, then admits asking country to investigate Joe Biden

(Newser) - More details on the whistleblower complaint from an intelligence official about President Trump are beginning to emerge—and they include a possible connection to the 2020 election. Sources tell the Washington Post that the complaint centers on Ukraine and may involve a call to the country's president that House... More »

'Bedraggled,' 'Shaggy' Manafort Heckled at Latest Arraignment

Pleads not guilty to state mortgage fraud charges in New York

(Newser) - Paul Manafort, the imprisoned former chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, pleaded not guilty Thursday to New York state mortgage fraud charges that could keep him locked up even if Trump pardons him for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian election meddling, the AP reports. He... More »

Secret Manafort Texts Reveal His Take on 'DT' and 'JK'

And show his strong alliance with Sean Hannity

(Newser) - In newly unsealed text messages with Sean Hannity, Paul Manafort said he would never "give up" two people to the special counsel—and you can guess who tops the list. "They would want me to give up DT or family, esp JK," Manafort wrote the Fox News... More »

Manafort Stays Out of Rikers, With Unusual Help

Barr's deputy intervenes to stop temporary transfer

(Newser) - Paul Manafort, President Trump's onetime campaign manager, has been spared from a planned transfer to the notorious Rikers Island jail after the Department of Justice stepped in. Manafort, who has been imprisoned in Pennsylvania, was scheduled to be moved to Rikers while awaiting a state trial in New York,... More »

Reports: Manafort Headed to 'Worst Place on Earth'

He'll be in solitary confinement at Rikers Island for 'protection,' per Fox

(Newser) - President Trump's former campaign chairman is reportedly headed for what was once described as " the worst place on Earth ." As soon as Thursday, Paul Manafort is to be transferred to New York City's notorious Rikers Island prison and "will be held in solitary confinement for... More »

Prosecutors: Banker Bribed Manafort to Land Job

Stephen Calk of Chicago's Federal Savings Bank faces federal charges

(Newser) - A Chicago banker caught up in Paul Manafort's orbit now faces serious jail time himself. Stephen Calk of the Federal Savings Bank of Chicago is accused of bribing Manafort by approving $16 million in iffy loans in order to land a post in the Trump administration, reports Bloomberg . Federal... More »

After Manafort Is Sentenced, Breaking News: He's Indicted

He faced up to 10 years for illegal lobbying, got 43 additional months

(Newser) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was on Wednesday sentenced to 73 months—but just 43 of those months additional, reports CNN —with a judge in Washington showing him a small dose of mercy. In what the AP describes as a "calm and steady voice," Manafort read... More »

Democrats Slam Manafort's 'Disgraceful' Sentence

AOC says it shows justice is 'bought'

(Newser) - Paul Manafort received a sentence far below the federal guideline Thursday, and Democrats are seething. The former Trump campaign chairman was sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for bank fraud and cheating on his taxes, which would have been roughly 20 years if US District Court Judge TS Ellis... More »

Paul Manafort Receives His First Sentence

69-year-old gets 47 months in Virginia case; 2nd sentencing in DC is next week

(Newser) - It could have been much worse: A judge sentenced Paul Manafort to 47 months in prison Thursday over bank and tax fraud , reports Politico . Under federal sentencing guidelines, the 69-year-old could have received more than 20 years, though US District Court Judge TS Ellis deemed that "excessive" and gave... More »

Mueller's Sentencing Memo on Manafort Is Harsh

He 'repeatedly and brazenly' broke laws, says special prosecutor's team

(Newser) - If Robert Mueller has his way, Paul Manafort will likely spend most, if not all, of his remaining days in prison. The special prosecutor released part of a sentencing memo Saturday that was unsparing in its judgment of the 69-year-old. Federal prosecutors say Manafort "repeatedly and brazenly" broke laws... More »

Even if Manafort Is Pardoned, New York Has a Plan

State prosecutors may bring their own charges

(Newser) - Even if Paul Manafort receives a presidential pardon for his federal crimes , he could face state charges that would send him to prison. Manhattan prosecutors have assembled a criminal case against Manafort, President Trump's onetime campaign manager, the New York Times reports. Presidents have no pardon power in state... More »

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 »

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