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RICHMOND, Va | New PAC formed to encourage McAuliffe presidential bid

RICHMOND, Va  — A newly formed political action committee says it’s trying to “encourage” former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to run for president. The group called “Tenaciously Moving for American Change in 2020” announced its formation Tuesday. The group’s name is a play on McAuliffe’s “TMac” nickname. Co-founder Shannon Kane said the group … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | New PAC formed to encourage McAuliffe presidential bid

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 | ‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

ALEXANDRIA, Va — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in 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 … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | ‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

ALEXANDRIA, Va — Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the first trial to emerge from … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Bank official recalls red flags on Manafort loan application

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A bank executive said he found several red flags with Paul Manafort’s finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans. The testimony, on the 10th day of Manafort’s financial fraud trial, comes as the prosecution is expected to rest its case later Monday. James … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Bank official recalls red flags on Manafort loan application

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | The Latest: Small group of white nationalists end DC rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 6:20 p.m. White nationalists who marched on Washington and rallied at a park near the White House have left the area in white vans under a police escort. The demonstration led by the principal organizer … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | The Latest: Small group of white nationalists end DC rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Charlottesville victim’s mother: ‘So much healing to do’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  — The mother of a woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last summer said Sunday there’s much healing to do a year after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, laid flowers at a makeshift memorial at the site of … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Charlottesville victim’s mother: ‘So much healing to do’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | The Latest: White nationalists rally in WDC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A contingent of about 30 white nationalists is marching down a Washington street toward the White House surrounded by a protective bubble of police officers and vehicles. Hundreds of counterprotesters are walking … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | The Latest: White nationalists rally in WDC