Paul Manafort

  • Paul Manafort Jan 3

    Ex-Trump Aide Manafort Told FBI He Had ‘No Chance at Trial’

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he knew he “had no chance at trial” when he pleaded guilty last year in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. That’s according to a summary of an interview with investigators that was made public Thursday.

  • Paul Manafort Dec 18, 2019

    Judge Tosses Paul Manafort’s Fraud Case in New York

    A judge has thrown out Paul Manafort’s New York mortgage fraud case on double jeopardy grounds. Judge Maxwell Wiley ruled Wednesday that state law precludes prosecution. Manafort was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016. He was later convicted in two federal cases stemming from his business dealings and is serving a 7½-year prison sentence.

  • Rudy Giuliani Dec 17, 2019

    Indicted Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Can Stay Free on Bail After Prosecutors Argue He Hid Money

    Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani facing charges of violating campaign finance laws, will be allowed to remain free on bail despite arguments from prosecutors on Tuesday that he concealed assets, including $1 million from a Russian oligarch with ties to President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, NBC News reported.

  • russia probe Dec 10, 2019

    Prosecutors OK With Probation for Ex-Trump Aide Rick Gates

    The Justice Department is not opposing a sentence of probation for a former Trump campaign official who cooperated extensively in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Prosecutors say in a sentencing memorandum that Rick Gates provided “extraordinary assistance,” meeting with investigators more than 50 times. They say he testified in three criminal trials and admitted to his participation in crimes about...

  • Donald Trump Sep 5, 2019

    Manafort’s Lawyers: New York Charges Are Double Jeopardy

    Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed court papers seeking the dismissal of his New York mortgage fraud case, arguing that the charges brought in the wake of his federal convictions amount to double jeopardy.

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2019

    Judge Bars Trump Friend Roger Stone From Social Media, Says He Broke Gag Order

    No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order. Stone, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, has used social media repeatedly to disparage the case against him and...

  • Donald Trump Jun 17, 2019

    Supreme Court Declines to Change Double Jeopardy Rule

    The Supreme Court declined on Monday to change the longstanding rule that says putting someone on trial more than once for the same crime does not violate the Constitution’s protection against double jeopardy, NBC News reported. The case drew attention because of its possible implications for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. The 7-2 ruling was a defeat...

  • NBC May 23, 2019

    Bank CEO Pleads Not Guilty in Bid to Get Trump Post

    A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump’s administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to a financial institution bribery charge as his lawyer said he’s done nothing wrong. Stephen M. Calk, 54, was released on $5 million bail after making a brief...

  • Department of Justice May 1, 2019

    WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks for Bail-Jumping

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in prison for jumping British bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. Judge Deborah Taylor said Wednesday that Assange merited near the maximum sentence of one year because of the seriousness of his offense. She rejected his claim for leniency based on the nearly seven years...

  • Department of Justice Apr 13, 2019

    UK Pressured Not to Overlook Swedish Claims to Assange

    British lawmakers are heaping pressure on the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape investigation against him. There is mounting concern that Assange should not be allowed to sidestep the Swedish investigation stemming from his 2010 visit to Sweden. The complaints from two women eventually led him to seek...

  • Department of Justice Apr 12, 2019

    Takeaways From the Case of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

    Julian Assange’s arrest on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London opens the next chapter in the saga of the WikiLeaks founder: an expected extradition fight over a pending criminal prosecution in the United States. It’s also likely to trigger a debate over press freedom and call attention to unresolved questions about Assange’s role in the release of stolen Democratic...

  • Department of Justice Apr 11, 2019

    Ex-Obama WH Counsel Charged With Lying About Lobbying Work

    Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him of willfully concealing material facts from the Justice Department about work he performed for the Ukrainian government.

  • Donald Trump Mar 29, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Fabrications on Autos, Health Care

    Rallying in Michigan, President Donald Trump bragged about a surging auto industry that isn’t surging, a Republican rescue for health care that has yet to take shape, a “total” exoneration in the Russia investigation that was not offered. And Trump, as he routinely does, took credit for a veterans health care initiative that his predecessor achieved and ignored the reality...

  • Donald Trump Mar 27, 2019

    Taking Stock: What Mueller’s Trump-Russia Probe Revealed

    Since the Justice Department announced that Robert Mueller found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, President Donald Trump has urged Americans to toss the whole Russia investigation aside as a waste of time. It’s true the special counsel didn’t find an agreement between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government to influence the 2016 election, and he decided...

  • Donald Trump Mar 24, 2019

    GOP Cheers Mueller Report Summary, Dems Seek Transparency

    President Donald Trump and the White House claimed vindication by the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election of President Donald Trump after the attorney general said it found Trump’s presidential campaign did not coordinate or conspire with Russia. Other Republicans, like Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, cheered the summary...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2019

    Key Findings Coming on Mueller Report — But Not Quite Yet

    Attorney General William Barr spent Saturday reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but Barr’s “principal conclusions” summary for Congress was not coming for at least another day. No summary for Judiciary Committee leaders — or the public — just yet, said a senior Justice Department official, speaking only on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t...

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2019

    Admissions Scandal Unfolds Amid Cynicism About Moral Values

    In some ways, the college-admissions bribery scheme newly revealed by federal prosecutors seemed almost inevitable. Ethics experts say Americans these days are barraged with accounts of corruption, greed and amoral behavior to the point that many likely wonder, “Why should I play by the rules?”

  • JUDGE Mar 13, 2019

    Manafort Gets 7 Years in Prison, Then Faces Fresh NY Charges

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president’s power to pardon. In Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson brushed aside Manafort’s pleas for leniency and...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 13, 2019

    Judge Adds 3.5 Years to Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Manafort’s Prison Time

    Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Wednesday by a federal judge after his guilty plea to two conspiracy charges last September. He now faces a total sentence of 7.5 years in prison from cases in Virginia and Washington, D.C., that stem from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

  • JUDGE Mar 13, 2019

    Manafort Faces Second Sentencing for Conspiracy Charges

    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort faces a second sentencing for conspiracy charges in federal court today. All eyes will be on Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s ruling, both for its length and whether it and the Virginia sentence will run concurrently or consecutively after the first ruling faced backlash for its light sentencing from the legal community.

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