Tag: Paul Manafort

Trump Ex-Campaign Chair Paul Manafort’s Trial Begins

Paul Manafort, the veteran Republican political operative and lobbyist who helped run President Trump’s 2016 campaign, is scheduled to go to trial on financial fraud charges starting on Tuesday in United States District Court in Alexandria, Va.  It is the first trial stemming from charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the…

Manafort Accused of Witness Tampering, Will He Go to Jail? [VIDEO]

Federal prosecutors on Monday accused President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his federal tax and money laundering case.  In court documents, prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said that violated the terms of Mr. Manafort’s release while he awaits trial. They asked a…

Manafort’s Son-in-Law Has Cut a Plea Deal, Ruh-Roh!

Jeffrey Yohai, the former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes.  The former son-in-law is a former business partner of Manafort.  The case against  Yohai involves real estate and bank dealings in California…

Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Tax And Fraud Charges In Virginia

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to tax and fraud charges in Virginia federal court, and will be outfitted with a second GPS monitoring bracelet. His trial will start July 10. The bracelet will be in addition to the original tracking device Manafort was assigned last month, after he pleaded…

Mueller Files 32 New Charges Against Manafort And Gates

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has filed 32 more charges against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and Manafort’s business associate. The indictment, handed down Thursday by a federal grand jury, charges the men with financial crimes including tax and bank fraud. In October, Manafort and Gates…

Rick Gates Agrees to Testify Against Paul Manafort

Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign aide indicted on money-laundering charges in October, has agreed to testify against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Rick Gates is going to change his plea to guilty,” a source was quoted as saying by the Times, adding that the revised plea will be presented…

Paul Manafort Sues Robert Mueller, The Department Of Justice

President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the Department of Justice. Manafort has been indicted for financial crimes to which he has pleaded not guilty; his lawyers now claim he was improperly targeted by Mueller. Rosenstein appointed Mueller last spring to oversee the…

Judge Imposes Gag Order In Paul Manafort Criminal Case

A federal judge signed a gag order on Wednesday in the criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate, Rick Gates. Under the order, prosecutors and defense lawyers are barred from making statements to the news media “or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice…

Trump Explodes In Tweets After Manafort Charges: ‘NO COLLUSION!’

Shortly after it was reported that Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and George Papadopoulos—all on President Trump’s campaign—were charged by special counselor Robert Mueller in the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, the president himself, predictably, fired off a series of tweets weighing in on the bombshell news. “Sorry, but this is years ago,…

Fox & Friends Cover Hamburger Emoji As CNN, MSNBC Break Manafort Arrest

Fox News repeatedly interrupted its coverage of Paul Manafort’s indictment on Monday morning. The news network decided to highlight a number of stories that didn’t revolve around President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief, including a story about a cheeseburger emoji. “I googled it and it showed the cheese should be on top of the burger,”…

INDICTED: Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Surrenders to FBI

BREAKING: Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and associate, Rick Gates, turn themselves in to federal authorities in Mueller Russia investigation. The Special Counsel announced that Paul Manafort and Richard Gates have been indicted by a federal grand jury. The 12-count indictment is on “conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of…

Mueller will serve up an indictment Monday in Russia probe

BREAKING NEWS – Office of the Special Counsel will serve up an indictment Monday in connection with Russia probe confirmed NBC News. There is not yet official word, but good money is on Paul Manafort or Michael Flynn, who both had ties to foreign governments and accepted payment without registering as a foreign agent. WATCH…

Report: Manafort Offered Russian Magnate ‘Private Briefings’ On Campaign

While he was still serving as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort sent an email to an employee of his consulting business in Kiev requesting he tell a Russian billionaire with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin that if he wanted “private briefings” on the presidential race, Manafort would set it up, several people…

Mueller Working With NY Attorney General in Manafort Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is reportedly working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to look into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s finances. According to Politico, the two sides “have shared evidence and talked frequently in recent weeks about a potential case,” and have allegedly uncovered “evidence on financial crimes, including potential money…

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Issued Grand Jury Subpoenas

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort. This is the first public indication that Mueller’s investigation is beginning to compel witness testimony before the grand jury, a significant milestone in an inquiry that is examining…

Manafort Alerted Authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager to Donald Trump, tipped off authorities to the controversial meeting between Trump’s son and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information about then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The June 9, 2016 came to light after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted emails leading up to the meeting (he initially claimed…

FBI Agents Kick In Door & Raid Paul Manafort’s Home

The FBI raided Paul Manafort’s home last month, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, executing a search warrant to seize documents. Agents allegedly entered Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia before dawn on July 26. “The search warrant was wide-ranging, and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records,”…

Senate Judiciary Committee Issues Subpoena For Paul Manafort

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday night issued a subpoena to compel Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort’s presence at a public hearing Wednesday. “Mr. Manafort, through his attorney, said that he would be willing to provide only a single transcribed interview to Congress, which would not be available to the Judiciary Committee members or staff,”…

Secret Service Denies Vetting Trump Jr. Russia Meeting

On Sunday, one of President Trump’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, tried to bring the Secret Service into the meeting Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials had last June with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering negative information on Hillary Clinton. “Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed…

FBI Reportedly Investigating Manafort and Son-in-Law

The FBI is investigating real-estate deals financed by Paul Manafort and his former son-in-law, The New York Times reports. Jeffrey Yohai, the ex-husband of Manafort’s daughter, and Manafort reportedly formed shell companies to buy luxury properties. Manafort, President Trump’s campaign manager who resigned amid reports of back-door financial transactions with Ukrainian and Russian clients, then…

Bloomberg: Business Ties Between Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort [VIDEO]

Jared Kushner was a junior at Harvard when an enterprising political operative was drawn into his family’s orbit. His name: Paul Manafort. It was 2002, and, back then, few might have imagined that the two men’s worlds would intersect one day in the figure of Donald Trump. But the Kushners and the Manaforts, it turns…

Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Payout Money Laundering

New financial records reportedly show that at least $1.2 million in payments listed on a handwritten ledger in Ukraine were received by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s consulting firm in the U.S., the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Investigators in Ukraine have called the “Black Ledger,” and the listed payments from 2007 and 2009,…

Manafort’s Cyprus Linked Accounts Raised Red Flags

Financial accounts in Cyprus linked to Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, were probed for possible money-laundering, NBC News reported. The Mediterranean island nation has been a well-known hub for transferring money in and out of Russia. Manafort’s past is under intense scrutiny, in part, over his ties to a Russian oligarch who has…

Russian Bank: We Met With Kushner

A controversial Russian bank disclosed Monday that its executives met with Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, in December. The meeting, just weeks before the inauguration, holds significance because the Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank has been under Western economic sanctions after Russia’s invasion of Crimea and forays into Ukraine. Kushner, 36, is now a top…

Nunes Calls Off All House Intel Meetings This Week

During escalating tensions for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) to recuse himself from investigations of Trump team contacts with Russian officials on Tuesday morning, Nunes reportedly canceled all upcoming full committee meetings. Multiple outlets reported the move, based on sources, the morning of a public hearing set for Tuesday, which Nunes had previously…

Nunes: Manafort Will Testify to Intel Committee

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, reached out to the House Intelligence Committee to volunteer his testimony before the panel, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said during a Friday press conference. Manafort has offered to be “voluntarily interviewed” by the committee, but whether it will happen in either open or closed session…

Intel Committee’s Devin Nunes Tries to Rescue Trump & Blows Himself Up

Intel Committee’s partisan hack Devin Nunes tries to rescue Trump, and may have made the deepening scandal worse House Intelligence chair rushes to White House with supposed bombshell that definitely doesn’t help Team Trump. Here is his press conference he held after he inappropriately ran to Trump to tell him of what he learnt and…

Manafort Worked For Russian Billionaire To ‘Benefit Putin Government’

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to “greatly benefit the Putin government,” according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The new report directly contradicts the Trump administration and Manafort, who have both alleged that the former campaign operative never worked on behalf of Russian interests. In his…

Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what…

Trump: Flynn Was ‘Just Doing His Job’

President Donald Trump on Thursday said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “just doing his job” when he reportedly spoke numerous times with Russia’s ambassador about the sanctions levied on the country by the Obama administration, and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about those conversations. The president gave contradictory messages about Flynn, saying…