Paul Manafort

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Prosecutors Describe Manafort's 'VIP' Jail Treatment

Prosecutors were in court to oppose delaying trial

(Newser) - A new court filing reveals that Paul Manafort's life in prison apparently isn't all that awful. Federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that the financial crimes trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman should not be delayed, as Manafort's lawyers have argued for. Despite his lawyers saying he... More »

Manafort Held in Solitary Confinement 23 Hours a Day

His lawyers say he can't adequately prepare for his trial

(Newser) - Paul Manafort's lawyers are pushing to get him out of jail to prepare for his upcoming trials, and their newly filed court documents reveal something of a surprise: President Trump's former campaign manager is being kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, reports Axios . The reason?... More »

Judge's Ruling Is Bad News for Manafort

Rejects former Trump campaign chairman's bid to see charges dismissed

(Newser) - A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to throw out charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation, clearing the way for a much-anticipated trial to start as scheduled next month, the AP reports. The decision Tuesday by US... More »

Giuliani Suggests Mueller Probe Will End in Pardons

'Things might get cleaned up,' says the presidential attorney

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is again making headlines for comments related to the Robert Mueller investigation—this time strongly suggesting that President Trump will be flexing his pardon power before all is said and done. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,”... More »

'Abused the Trust': Judge Sends Manafort to Jail

Bail of former Trump campaign chief is revoked after witness tampering charges

(Newser) - President Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail. Paul Manafort was ordered into custody Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of justice charges , reports the AP . The move by US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson came after prosecutors accused Manafort and... More »

Mueller Delivers More Trouble to Manafort

Trump's former campaign chief faces obstruction charges after alleged witness tampering

(Newser) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought additional charges against President Trump's campaign chairman and a longtime associate, accusing them of obstructing justice. The new charges were unsealed Friday against Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik just days after prosecutors accused the two men of attempting to tamper with witnesses as... More »

Manafort Allegedly Called a Witness, Got Hung Up On

Prosecutors working for Mueller ask judge to revoke his house arrest

(Newser) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider revoking his house arrest . In a court filing, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller wrote that Manafort and one of... More »

Judge Gives Manafort Bad News

Special counsel did have the right to charge Manafort, judge finds

(Newser) - Special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday. The decision was a setback for Manafort in his defense against charges of money-laundering conspiracy, false statements and acting as... More »

Manafort Case: Judge Questions Mueller's Powers

'We had to follow the money where it led,' Justice Department lawyer told the court

(Newser) - The indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort took center stage in federal court on Friday and things got a bit testy. US District Court Judge T.S. Ellis tartly asked Robert Mueller's prosecution team to explain how their indictment of Manafort on financial charges relates to Mueller'... More »

Mueller's Question About Manafort Is 'Intriguing'

It suggests special counsel has yet-to-be-revealed evidence related to collusion

(Newser) - The New York Times delivered a big scoop in regard to the Robert Mueller investigation Tuesday when it revealed nearly 50 questions the special counsel has submitted to President Trump's lawyers that he wants the president to answer. "The open-ended queries appear to be an attempt to penetrate... More »

Mueller's Questions for Trump Leaked

Special counsel has dozens of things to ask president

(Newser) - President Trump is not happy about a story involving three of his least favorite things: the Robert Mueller investigation, leakers, and the New York Times . Trump denounced the "Russian Witch Hunt" early Tuesday after the Times reported on a leaked list of around four dozen questions that Mueller wants... More »

Rosenstein Authorized Mueller to Probe Manafort, Memo Shows

Court filing reveals previously unreleased memo

(Newser) - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explicitly authorized the Justice Department's special counsel to investigate allegations that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman colluded with the Russian government, according to a court filing late Monday night. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of prosecutors included that detail in a... More »

Trump Lawyer Reportedly Floated Pardons for 2 Figures

But John Dowd denies report in 'New York Times' regarding Flynn, Manafort

(Newser) - President Trump's lawyer, John Dowd, discussed pardons for Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort with their lawyers as special counsel Robert Mueller was building cases against them, three people with knowledge of the conversations tell the New York Times . If true, the Times points out the timing would be significant,... More »

Manafort Hit With New Allegation, Gates Pleads Guilty

More legal trouble for former Trump advisers

(Newser) - A former top adviser to President Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation, the AP reports. The plea by Rick Gates was a strong indication that he is planning to cooperate with Robert Mueller's investigation as... More »

Mueller Unveils New Charges Against Ex-Trump Advisers

Manafort, Gates face 32 new counts in Virginia

(Newser) - Special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled 32 new criminal charges against former Trump advisers Paul Manafort and Rick Gates on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reports. The charges are laid out in an indictment from a federal grand jury in Virginia. According to ABC News , there are 16 counts related to... More »

Report: Former Trump Aide Plans to Plead Guilty

Rick Gates will testify against Paul Manafort, sources say

(Newser) - A former Trump campaign aide has decided 18 months in prison for fraud-related charges is the best deal he's going to get from Robert Mueller's team, insiders tell the Los Angeles Times . The sources say that in return for leniency, Rick Gates plans to change his plea to... More »

Manafort Sues Justice Dept. Over Mueller Investigation

Ex-Trump campaign manager wants charges against him dropped and Mueller removed

(Newser) - In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is challenging special counsel Robert Mueller's authority to investigate crimes and seeking to have the indictment against himself thrown out, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the Washington Post , the lawsuit calls the actions of Mueller, Deputy... More »

Trump Responds to Bannon's Damning Comments in Book

'He lost his mind,' says the president of former adviser's comments to author Michael Wolff

(Newser) - A highly anticipated book about the Trump White House comes out next week, and some advance peeks already are making headlines. Two in particular from Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (a Newser founder): The Trump team, including Trump himself, genuinely did not expect to... More »

Trump on 2020: Media Needs Me to Win for 'Ratings'

President also speaks on Roy Moore, Democrats, and how he thinks Mueller will 'be fair': 'NYT'

(Newser) - A New York Times reporter was granted an "impromptu" interview with President Trump Thursday at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club, and among the nuggets Michael Schmidt extracted was Trump's apparent faith in special counsel Robert Mueller. "I think he's going to be fair,"... More »

Paul Manafort Wrote an Op-Ed While Under House Arrest

Prosecutors on Mueller's team say the piece was written under someone else's name

(Newser) - Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller say Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been working on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague "assessed to have ties" to a Russian intelligence service, the AP reports. Court papers say Manafort and the colleague sought to publish... More »

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