• Russia Investigation Dec 17, 2019

    Ex-Trump Campaign Official Rick Gates Gets 45 Days in Jail

    A judge on Tuesday sentenced former Trump campaign official Rick Gates to 45 days in jail despite what she said was “extraordinary” cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and other Justice Department investigations.

  • 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...

  • president Nov 12, 2019

    Stone Trial Testimony Ends With Talk of Outreach to Kushner

    Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to “debrief” him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Chairman Aug 20, 2018

    Jury Deliberates for 3rd Day in Manafort Fraud Trial; Still No Verdict

    The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort did not reach a verdict Monday, which was the third day of deliberations. Jurors will reconvene at 9:30 a.m. ET Tuesday. Federal prosecutors allege Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars in foreign income. They also say he lied on loan applications to obtain millions more...

  • attorney Aug 16, 2018

    Manafort Jury Ends First Day of Deliberations With Questions

    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to “redefine” reasonable doubt. The questions came after roughly seven hours of deliberation, delivered in a handwritten note to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. Ellis read the questions aloud...

  • attorney Aug 16, 2018

    Manafort Money Trail ‘Littered With Lies,' Prosecutors Say as Trial Closes

    Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. The government’s case boils down to “Mr. Manafort and his lies,” prosecutor Greg Andres said. “When you follow the trail of Mr. Manafort’s...

  • Chairman Aug 10, 2018

    Banker Says He Was Pressed to Lend Manafort $16M

    A New York bank executive testified Friday that Paul Manafort received more than $16 million in loans after the bank’s chairman expressed interest in joining Donald Trump’s cabinet if he won the 2016 presidential election. The testimony in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial came after proceedings were halted for hours by mysterious backstage discussions between the judge...

  • attorney Aug 4, 2018

    All Eyes on ‘Right-Hand Man' Rick Gates When Manafort Trial Resumes Next Week

    The bookkeeper said Paul Manafort submitted fake financial documents. The accountant testified he hid foreign bank accounts. And a series of businessmen said he used international wire transfers to pay for millions of dollars in luxury items. On Friday, a tax preparer even admitted that she helped disguise $900,000 in foreign income as a sham loan to lower Manafort’s tax...

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2018

    Mueller Probe: Manafort Hit With New Charges After Gates Pleads Guilty

    After a former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges to become a cooperating witness, special counsel Robert Mueller charged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the probe of Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election interference. The plea by Rick Gates revealed that he will help special counsel Robert Mueller’s...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2018

    White House Says There Are No Discussions of Pardons

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in the press briefing that President Donald Trump is not discussing pardons for Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates in the Russian investigation.

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Manafort Pleads Not Guilty to New Russia Charges, Gets September Trial Date

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort maintained his innocence on Wednesday to new charges he acted as an unregistered foreign agent and directed an international money-laundering conspiracy. Manafort appeared at the federal courthouse and entered a formal plea of not guilty to a second indictment brought against him by prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller. It was...

  • NBC Nov 22, 2017

    Mike Flynn Business Partner Bijan Kian Now Subject of Mueller Probe

    A former business associate of Michael Flynn has become a subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation for his role in the failure of Flynn’s former lobbying firm to disclose its work on behalf of foreign governments, three sources familiar with the investigation told NBC News. Federal investigators are zeroing in on Bijan Kian, a partner at the now-dissolved Flynn...

  • NBC Oct 30, 2017

    Podesta Group, Mercury Are Companies ‘A' and ‘B' in Indictment: Sources

    Two lobbying firms, the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs, are the unnamed companies in the grand jury indictment of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, three sources with knowledge of the investigation told NBC News. The indictment refers to “Company A” and “Company B” as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby...

  • Department of Justice Apr 12, 2017

    Lobbying Firm, Manafort Register as Foreign Agents

    A Washington lobbying firm that worked on a covert influence campaign in the U.S. under the direction of two former top campaign advisers to President Donald Trump has registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. It acknowledged its work could have principally benefited Ukraine’s government, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party. The...

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