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  • Paul Manafort Shows Up for Court in Prison Jumpsuit, Confined to a Wheelchair...

    10/19/2018 11:56:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Oct 19th | Tamar Auber
    Paul Manafort, back in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia. Manafort was wheeled in to court in a wheelchair clothed in the court mandated, “guilty prisoner (stripless but colorful) costume” emblazoned "Alexandria Inmate, courtesy of Alexandria Detention Center. Paul told the judge that they were eager to expedite the sentencing process, citing confinement and "significant issues" with his health. Judge T.S. Ellis (sorta master of the rocket docket) figured a more better next year, (yuppy torture) sentencing date. A mistrial declared on the ten (of the eighteen) charges brought by “special counsel” who, won’t retry Manafort on those...
  • Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report

    10/17/2018 4:18:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort about his former business partner Roger Stone, according to ABC News. Mueller in recent months has interviewed multiple people linked to Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser. Some of those people have also testified before the grand jury. "I am highly confident Mr. Manafort is aware of no wrong doing on my part during the 2016 campaign, or at any other time, and therefore there is no wrongdoing to know about,” Stone told ABC News. “Narratives to the contrary by some in the media are false...
  • Deep State Treasury Leaker Arrested

    10/17/2018 1:24:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 46 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Sundance
    You might remember back in May 2018 when sketchy porn lawyer Michael Avenetti was releasing U.S. Treasury notifications on Michael Cohen received from an unknown source within the Treasury Department. You might also remember when New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow wrote a sympathetic article after talking to the leaking treasury official. As a result the Treasury Inspector General began an investigation. Today, a U.S. Treasury employee named Natalie Mayflower Sours-Edwards was arrested and charged with leaking to numerous reporters multiple financial reports about suspicious financial transactions related to: Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, Maria Butina, and others.
  • Treasury employee accused of leaking documents to reporter

    10/17/2018 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 12:27 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Federal prosecutors say Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is set to appear in court Wednesday in Virginia. The 40-year-old Edwards is a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. She’s accused of leaking the material to a journalist — who’s not named in court papers. Prosecutors say reports on Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Maria Butina were among those leaked. …
  • US moves to take control of Manafort’s Trump Tower condo

    10/05/2018 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 05, 2018 5:56 PM EDT
    The federal government is moving to take control of the Trump Tower condo of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. […] In a court filing Friday, prosecutors said the government would take control and custody on or after Oct. 20 of the Trump Tower condo and a luxury estate in the Hamptons. Mueller’s also moving to seize other New York properties of Manafort’s, as well as funds from different bank accounts. …
  • Manafort meets with Mueller team: report

    10/01/2018 2:40:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with special counsel Robert Mueller's office Monday as a routine part of his cooperation in the Russia probe, according to a report from Politico. The news outlet spotted two of Manafort's attorneys, Richard Westling and Tom Zehnle, outside Mueller's office conferring with one of Mueller's lead prosecutors, Andrew Weissmann. The men left to get lunch and then reconvened with their food in the secure building that headquarters Mueller's team, according to Politico. Spokesmen for both Manafort and Mueller declined to comment to Politico. Manafort pleaded guilty to two federal charges earlier this month,...
  • Trump-proof aspects of Manafort deal rankle lawyers

    09/18/2018 6:09:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/18/18 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Robert Mueller seems to have built in safeguards to discourage the president from pardoning Manafort. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s plea agreement with Paul Manafort on Friday took unusual and possibly unprecedented steps to undercut President Donald Trump’s ability to pardon his former campaign chairman. The plea deal Mueller struck with Manafort contains several provisions that appear intended to discourage the former Trump aide from seeking a pardon and to rein in the impact of any pardon Trump might grant.
  • Former Fusion GPS Employee Shreds Firm’s Work On Paul Manafort

    09/18/2018 3:19:00 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/18/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Graham Stack, a freelance journalist hired by Fusion GPS, says the opposition research firm was “almost completely wrong” about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Stack says Fusion GPS provided most of the research cited by the media that suggested Manafort was a Kremlin stooge. Stack says he “shares the blame” for pushing the research, which he now says is part of a false narrative. A former contractor for Fusion GPS claims the opposition research firm got its investigation of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort “almost completely wrong.” Graham Stack, who was hired by Fusion GPS in July 2016,...
  • President Trump 'not going to survive' testimony by Paul Manafort, former Obama ethics czar predicts

    09/17/2018 9:52:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is a sign that he has some "very helpful information" for the ongoing Russia probe, onetime Independent Counsel Ken Starr said Sunday. And Norman Eisen, who served as White House Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform in the Obama administration, flatly predicted that President Trump wouldn't "survive" Manafort's testimony. Manafort pleaded guilty in his Washington, D.C., trial on Friday and agreed to fully cooperate with federal officials looking into the possibility of illegal cooperation between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government, although none of...
  • Schiff: Trump team 'terrified' of what Manafort could tell Mueller

    09/16/2018 9:19:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 16, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he believes President Trump and his lawyers are "terrified" at the prospect of what former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could tell prosecutors as part of a new cooperation agreement. "They may think they know what Manafort has to say because he was part of that joint defense agreement, but they have to know that he may not have told them the full truth," Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel, said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "They’re terrified of what he has to say," he continued. "I’m surprised that we...
  • Check out the 4 homes Paul Manafort must forfeit

    09/15/2018 1:53:34 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 46 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Rick Newman
    The plea agreement between Paul Manafort and special counsel Robert Mueller requires him to hand over four properties acquired or furnished with ill-gotten money, including a lavish estate in the tony Hamptons, on Long Island, New York. The four homes are worth about $16 million, combined, according to estimates from real-estate firm Zillow. Manafort will also hand over $30 million or so in cash and other assets, including a life-insurance policy. 174 Jobs Lane, Water Mill, N.Y. 5,574 square feet / 10 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms. Estimated value: $7 million. 377 Union Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 4,284 square feet / 7...
  • BACKFIRE: Probe Of Manafort Leads To Possible Federal Charges For Lawyer With Ties To Obama And...

    09/15/2018 12:02:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 15, 2018 | Aleister
    FULL TITLE: BACKFIRE: Probe Of Manafort Leads To Possible Federal Charges For Lawyer With Ties To Obama And Clinton Greg Craig is a lawyer who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations. He is now likely to face federal charges for failing to register as a foreign agent. The irony is that this probably would never have come up without the investigation of Paul Manafort. FOX News reports: Lawyer with Obama, Clinton ties may face federal charges: report A lawyer with ties to the Obama and Clinton administrations may face federal charges for failing to register as a foreign agent,...
  • Manafort Indictment Also Implicates Tony Podesta, The Clinton-Connected Superlobbyist

    09/14/2018 12:46:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | September 14, 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Clinton-connected lobbyist Tony Podesta knew he was working with Paul Manafort on behalf of a Ukrainian politician, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office. Podesta, Manafort and Mercury Public Affairs all failed to register as foreign agents of Ukraine for the work. Manafort entered a plea agreement with the special counsel Friday. Two lobbying firms, including one owned by Democratic superlobbyist Tony Podesta, knowingly worked with Paul Manafort at the direction of the Ukrainian government, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office. The indictment, which was released ahead of an expected plea...
  • Federal prosecutors weigh charges against Democratic powerbroker in Manafort-linked probe

    09/14/2018 5:02:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Erica Orden and Evan Perez,
    Federal prosecutors in New York are weighing criminal charges against former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig as part of an investigation into whether he failed to register as a foreign agent in a probe that is linked to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to sources familiar with the matter. In addition, these sources said, prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York are considering taking action against powerhouse law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where Craig was a partner during the activity under examination. Prosecutors are considering a civil...
  • Trump Ex-Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Reaches Deal to Plead Guilty

    09/14/2018 8:38:30 AM PDT · by Coronal · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 14, 2018 | Aruna Viswanatha and Julie Bykowicz
    Paul Manafort reached a deal to plead guilty to two criminal charges Friday, according to court documents, a move that heads off a second criminal trial for the former Trump campaign chairman. Mr. Manafort, who becomes the fifth associate of President Trump to plead guilty in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, is expected to admit to conspiracy against the U.S. and conspiracy to obstruct justice. He already was convicted last month by a federal jury in Virginia of not reporting to tax authorities more than $16 million he earned for political consulting work in Ukraine in the early...
  • Paul Manafort and special counsel reach tentative plea deal

    09/13/2018 3:40:59 PM PDT · by Coronal · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 13, 2018 | Katherine Faulders and Trish Turner
    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that will head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations tell ABC News. The deal is expected to be announced in court Friday, but it remains unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors or is simply conceding to a guilty plea, which would allow him to avoid the stress and expense of trial, according to three sources with knowledge of the discussions. Manafort and his most senior defense attorneys spent more than four hours Thursday in discussions with...
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v.PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR., Defendant. SUPERSEDING CRIMINAL INFORMATION

    09/14/2018 10:19:08 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 87 replies
    DocumentCloud ^ | Friday, September 14, 2018, 9:32 AM | THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    1. PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR. (MANAFORT) served for years as a political consultant and lobbyist. Between at least 2006 and 2015, MANAFORT conspired with Richard W. Gates (Gates),Konstantin Kilimnik (Kilimnik), and others to act, and acted, as unregistered agents of a foreign government and political party. Specifically, MANAFORT conspired to act and acted as an agent of the Government of Ukraine, the Party of Regions (a Ukrainian political party whose leader Victor Yanukovych was President from 2010 to 2014), President Yanukovych, and the Opposition Bloc (a successor to the Party of Regions that formed in 2014 when Yanukovych fled to...
  • Judge: Manafort agreed to cooperate 'fully and truthfully' with Mueller

    09/14/2018 9:36:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to cooperate “fully and truthfully” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in federal court on Friday. Jackson said this would include submitting to interviews with the special counsel and providing documents related to the probe. Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by witness tampering on Friday. He agreed to forfeit several properties and bank accounts, including his property at Trump Tower in New York, as part of his deal. Manafort's decision to cooperate...
  • Paul Manafort Agrees to Cooperate With Special Counsel, Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charges

    09/14/2018 9:30:26 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 60 replies
    Failing NY Times ^ | 9/14/18 | Sharon LaFraniere
    WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, agreed on Friday to cooperate with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as part of a deal in which he pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Appearing in United States District Court in Washington, Mr. Manafort entered guilty pleas on two charges. Andrew Weissmann, the lead prosecutor, told Judge Amy Berman Jackson that there was a cooperation agreement with Mr. Manafort.
  • Trump Ex-Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Reaches Deal to Plead Guilty

    09/14/2018 8:39:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/14/2018 | By Aruna Viswanatha and Julie Bykowicz
    Paul Manafort reached a deal to plead guilty to two criminal charges Friday, according to court documents, a move that heads off a second criminal trial for the former Trump campaign chairman. Mr. Manafort, who becomes the fifth associate of President Trump to plead guilty in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, is expected to admit to conspiracy against the U.S. and conspiracy to obstruct justice. He already was convicted last month by a federal jury in Virginia of not reporting to tax authorities more than $16 million he earned for political consulting work in Ukraine in the early...