Paul Manafort

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in New … Continue reading Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Judge jails former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing Wikileaks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Judge jails former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing Wikileaks. By Associated Press

The Latest: Trump calls House resolution ‘disgraceful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Rep. lIhan Omar and a House resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has branded as “disgraceful” the resolution passed after Democratic Rep. lIhan Omar’s comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances. The House on Thursday passed a resolution condemning … Continue reading The Latest: Trump calls House resolution ‘disgraceful’

Manafort gets 47 months, judge cites mostly ‘blameless’ life

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from gout, had no … Continue reading Manafort gets 47 months, judge cites mostly ‘blameless’ life

The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. … Continue reading The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I | Manafort family business defends name as cousin sits in jail

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — What do you do if you share a name with one of the most prominent defendants in the special counsel’s investigation into Russia? Paul Manafort‘s daughter decided to change her name . Leaders of New Britain, Connecticut, considered renaming Paul Manafort Drive, a street named after his father. At Manafort Brothers … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I | Manafort family business defends name as cousin sits in jail

Lawyers for Manafort seek leniency ahead of sentencing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are asking a judge in Virginia for leniency ahead of a sentencing hearing next week. Manafort is to be sentenced next Thursday after being convicted last summer of eight financial crimes. Probation officials have calculated a sentencing guideline range of between 19.5 and 24 … Continue reading Lawyers for Manafort seek leniency ahead of sentencing

Facing prison, Manafort asks for leniency in Mueller case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political consultant who once led Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, asked a federal judge for leniency Monday as he faces the potential of spending the rest of his life in prison in criminal cases stemming from the Russia investigation. In a new court filing , Manafort’s attorneys described the … Continue reading Facing prison, Manafort asks for leniency in Mueller case

Manafort lawyers cite ‘garden variety’ crimes, seek leniency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is asking a federal judge for leniency as he awaits sentencing in criminal cases stemming from the Russia investigation. Manafort’s attorneys say in a new filing Monday that the 69-year-old political consultant isn’t a hardened criminal but rather a wealthy consultant who committed “garden variety” crimes … Continue reading Manafort lawyers cite ‘garden variety’ crimes, seek leniency

WASHINGTON | Rep. Schiff warns of subpoenas, lawsuit over Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat threatened on Sunday to call special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents and sue the Trump administration if the full report on Mueller’s Russia investigation is not made public. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his committee will keep close watch on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rep. Schiff warns of subpoenas, lawsuit over Mueller report

WASHINGTON | A stern memo about Manafort says he ‘brazenly violated’ law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to “the heart of the criminal justice system” and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and his own lawyers, according to a sentencing memo filed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. In the memo, submitted Saturday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A stern memo about Manafort says he ‘brazenly violated’ law

WASHINGTON | Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An August 2016 meeting between President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman and an associate with ties to Russian intelligence goes to the “heart” of the Russia investigation. That’s according to a newly unsealed court transcript in Paul Manafort’s criminal case. A prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller says the meeting between Manafort … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe

WASHINGTON | Lawyers: Manafort suffers from depression, anxiety

WASHINGTON —January 08, 2019—  Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is suffering from depression and anxiety and is at times confined to a wheelchair because of gout. That’s according to a court filing from defense lawyers Tuesday responding to allegations that Manafort has repeatedly lied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators. Manafort’s lawyers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyers: Manafort suffers from depression, anxiety

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flynn requests probation, community service

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser is asking for probation and community service in his false statements case stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Michael Flynn is making the request in court papers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flynn requests probation, community service

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘People would revolt’ if I were impeached

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a new interview that he is not concerned about being impeached by Democrats, saying, “I think that the people would revolt if that happened.” In a Reuters interview Tuesday, Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘People would revolt’ if I were impeached

WASHINGTON | Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as “substantial.” The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn’s assistance … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation

WASHINGTON | Trump says Manafort pardon ‘not off the table’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday a pardon for Paul Manafort is “not off the table” — a comment that drew swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe. The president’s discussion of a possible pardon in an interview … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says Manafort pardon ‘not off the table’

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. | City votes to change name of street honoring Manafort’s dad

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — A city council in Connecticut has voted to change the name of a street that honors the father of Paul Manafort. The proposal now goes to the Republican mayor of New Britain, but she is expected to veto it. NBC Connecticut reports councilors would need 10 votes to override it. Mayor … Continue reading NEW BRITAIN, Conn. | City votes to change name of street honoring Manafort’s dad

WASHINGTON | Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

WASHINGTON — As Trump associates folded one by one over the last year under the pressure of federal investigators, there was always Paul Manafort. Until suddenly there wasn’t. Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime loyalists caved, reached … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Lawyer says Manafort cut deal to protect family

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Paul Manafort’s lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors “to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life.” Kevin Downing says Manafort, of Alexandria, Virginia, has “accepted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Lawyer says Manafort cut deal to protect family

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Prosecutors file new Manafort charging documents

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Prosecutors have filed new charging documents against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, signaling he may plead guilty ahead of a second trial next week. The charges in Friday’s filing were contained in a criminal information, a document … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Prosecutors file new Manafort charging documents

WASHINGTON | Manafort expected to plead guilty before new trial

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was expected to plead guilty Friday ahead of a second trial on charges related to Ukrainian political consulting work, a new court filing shows. It is not clear whether any agreement with prosecutors would require him to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into possible … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort expected to plead guilty before new trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va | GoBlueDressGo: Sprinting intern competes to break news

ALEXANDRIA, Va  — Even on a fast-paced day of breaking news, the sprinting intern in the blue dress stood out. Photos and video going viral on social media captured NBC News intern Cassie Semyon’s mad dash from a Virginia courthouse to deliver the news of Paul Manafort’s conviction on Tuesday. In a tweet punctuated by … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | GoBlueDressGo: Sprinting intern competes to break news

WASHINGTON | Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction

WASHINGTON — A juror in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial says a lone holdout prevented the jury from convicting the onetime Trump campaign chairman on all 18 counts. The jury on Tuesday found Manafort guilty on eight counts. The judge declared a mistrial on 10 counts the jury was deadlocked on. Juror Paula Duncan tells … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump accuses Cohen of lying under pressure

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grapples with allegations that the president orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump accuses Cohen of lying under pressure

ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va— The Latest on the Paul Manafort trial (all times local): 9 p.m. Paul Manafort, the political operative who once led Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, has been found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge declared a mistrial on … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Manafort judge says he fears for jurors’ safety

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the “peace and safety” of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why he doesn’t intend to make jurors’ … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Manafort judge says he fears for jurors’ safety

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va— Jurors began their deliberations Thursday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who prosecutors say earned $60 million advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, hid much of it from the IRS and then lied to banks to get loans when the money dried up. Manafort’s defense countered that he wasn’t culpable … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. Jurors will begin deliberations Thursday. In his defense, … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial