US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

24 May 2019

Chicago bank CEO Stephen Calk accused of bribing Manafort for administration job

Stephen Calk, a former economic adviser to President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was indicted Thursday for allegedly approving $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for his help seeking a top post in the administration.
Stephen Calk, a former economic adviser to President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was indicted Thursday for...
14 Mar 2019

Paul Manafort is sentenced to a total of 7 1/2 years in prison for conspiracy and fraud

Once a globetrotting lobbyist and consultant to presidents, Paul Manafort on Wednesday was ordered to spend a total of 7 1 / 2 years in prison for his two federal cases after sentencing by a Washington judge. And soon after he left court in a wheelchair to return to the Virginia jail cell where he has begun serving his time, prosecutors in New York announced a 16-count grand jury indictment charging the former Trump campaign chairman with mortgage fraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy.
Once a globetrotting lobbyist and consultant to presidents, Paul Manafort on Wednesday was ordered to spend a total of 7...
27 Nov 2018

Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement he signed two months ago, the special counsel’s office said in a court filing late on Monday.Prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said Mr. Manafort’s “crimes and lies” about “a variety of subject matters” relieve them of all promises they made to him in the plea agreement.
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a...
15 Sep 2018

Manafort plans to plead guilty to second set of charges

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty to federal crimes at a hearing Friday morning, ending his long losing battle with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The planned plea, if accepted by a judge, would short-circuit his second trial scheduled to begin this month in the District on charges of money laundering and lobbying violations. He is expected to enter his guilty plea this morning in federal court.
President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty to federal crimes at a hearing...

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1 Sep 2018

Lobbyist Sam Patten Pleads Guilty to Steering Foreign Funds to Trump Inaugural

An American lobbyist on Friday admitted brokering access to President Trump’s inauguration for a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch in a scheme that highlighted the rush by foreign interests to influence the new administration.
An American lobbyist on Friday admitted brokering access to President Trump’s inauguration for a pro-Russian Ukrainian...
29 Aug 2018

Vice President Pence Now Being Investigated For Campaign Fraud, His Ties To Russia And Manafort

Unfortunately for Pence — but fortunately for everyone in America who likes women’s rights, their gay uncle Sal, and R-rated movies — his future looks bleak as well. It’s not just Trump who should be worried about his connections to Paul Manafort, or indeed, to the occurrences at Trump Tower or during the transition period between Obama’s presidency and Trump’s.
Unfortunately for Pence — but fortunately for everyone in America who likes women’s rights, their gay uncle Sal, and...
22 Aug 2018

Paul Manafort Guilty of 8 Charges in Fraud Trial

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, was convicted on Tuesday in his financial fraud trial, bringing a dramatic end to a politically charged case that riveted the capital. The verdict was a victory for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, whose prosecutors built a case that Mr. Manafort hid millions of dollars in foreign accounts to evade taxes and lied to banks repeatedly to obtain $20 million in loans.
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, was convicted on Tuesday in his financial fraud trial,...
16 Jun 2018

Judge Orders Paul Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Citing New Obstruction Charges

A federal judge revoked Paul Manafort’s bail and sent him to jail on Friday to await trial, citing new charges that Mr. Manafort had tried to influence the testimony of two of the government’s witnesses after he had been granted bail. Mr. Trump, in a tweet on Friday, defended Mr. Manafort and criticized Judge Jackson’s action against him, though he seemed to misunderstand what the judge had done.
A federal judge revoked Paul Manafort’s bail and sent him to jail on Friday to await trial, citing new...

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9 Jun 2018

Mueller Adds Obstruction Charge on Manafort and Indicts His Right-Hand Man

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, brought new obstruction charges  on Friday against President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and added allegations against a close associate, who prosecutors suspect has ties to Russian intelligence.
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, brought new obstruction charges  on Friday against...
6 Apr 2018

Former Trump aide approved ‘black ops’ to help Ukraine president

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort  authorised a secret media operation on behalf of Ukraine’s former president featuring “black ops”, “placed” articles in the Wall Street Journal and US websites and anonymous briefings against Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort  authorised a secret media operation on behalf...
29 Mar 2018

Manafort associate had Russian intelligence ties during 2016 campaign, prosecutors say

The FBI has found that a business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, including during the 2016 campaign when Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, were in touch with the associate, according to new court filings.
The FBI has found that a business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had ongoing ties...
29 Mar 2018

Trump’s Lawyer Raised Prospect of Pardons for Flynn and Manafort as Special Counsel Closed In

A lawyer for President Trump broached the idea of Mr. Trump pardoning  two of his former top advisers, Michael T. Flynn and Paul Manafort, with their lawyers last year, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions.
A lawyer for President Trump broached the idea of Mr. Trump pardoning  two of...
22 Feb 2018

Mueller files new charges against ex-Trump aides Manafort and Gates

The special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin has stepped up pressure on the former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, by filing new sealed court charges against him. Reuters saw a court record referring to the sealed charges, which were also directed against Rick Gates, Manafort’s former business associate, but the documents provided no details on the nature of the charges.
The special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin has stepped up...

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31 Oct 2017

Paul Manafort’s central role in the Trump-Russia investigation, explained

Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, is facing charges in Mueller’s investigation. But though Manafort’s history of pro-Russia consulting work and experience with international skullduggery have long made him a prime suspect for potential collusion, Monday’s indictment does not actually have anything to do with the question of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.Instead, it largely relates to matters predating Manafort’s involvement in Trump’s campaign. It’s about whether Manafort and Gates appropriately disclosed about a decade of foreign work, and whether they were was involved in illegal money laundering.
Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, is facing charges in Mueller’s investigation. But though Manafort’s...
7 Oct 2017

Here’s How the Russian State Media Has Been Covering Trump’s Russia Scandal

On Wednesday September 20, the Washington Post published yet another evening bombshell about the Trump-Russia investigation. The Post found that while serving as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort  offered to provide regular “private briefings” on the presidential campaign to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who is closely linked to Vladimir Putin.
On Wednesday September 20, the Washington Post published yet another evening bombshell about the Trump-Russia...
5 Oct 2017

Manafort’s Son-In-Law Accuses Him Of Misleading Court In Bankruptcy Legal Tussle

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his son-in-law are  engaged in an ugly legal battle that escalated last week with the son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai, alleging that Manafort was part of a conspiracy to mislead a federal bankruptcy court.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his son-in-law are  engaged in an ugly legal battle that...

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22 Sep 2017

Skadden, Big New York Law Firm, Faces Questions on Work With Manafort

Five years ago, Paul Manafort arranged for a prominent New York-based law firm to draft a report that was used by allies of his client, Viktor Yanukovych, the Russia-aligned president of  Ukraine, to justify the jailing of a political rival. And now the report is coming back to haunt it.
Five years ago, Paul Manafort arranged for a prominent New York-based law firm to draft a report that...
19 Sep 2017

Mueller Inquiry Sets Tone With Shock-and-Awe Approach

Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President  Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret offshore bank accounts. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, then followed the house search with a warning: His prosecutors told Mr. Manafort they planned to indict him, said two people close to the investigation.
Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search...
10 Aug 2017

Manafort’s Home Searched as Part of Mueller Inquiry

Investigators for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently searched the Northern Virginia home of President Trump’s  former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, for tax documents and foreign  banking records, a sign that the inquiry into Mr. Manafort has  broadened, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Investigators for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently searched the Northern Virginia home of President...
26 Jun 2017

Evidence mounts Russia meddled in US election

Evidence is emerging that the hacking and disinformation campaign waged at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin took at least four separate but related paths. The first involved establishing personal contact with Americans perceived as sympathetic to Moscow — such as former Defense Intelligence Agency chief Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and early Trump foreign-policy adviser Carter Page — and using them as a means to further Russia's foreign-policy goals.
Evidence is emerging that the hacking and disinformation campaign waged at the direction of Russian President Vladimir...
20 Jun 2017

At height of Russia tensions, Trump campaign chairman Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine

Investigators show interest in Manafort and his business colleague Kilimnik, a Russian army veteran. Kilimnik said his meetings with Manafort were “private visits” that were “in no way related to politics or the presidential campaign in the U.S.” He said he did not meet with Trump or other campaign staff members. However, he said their contacts included discussions “related to the perception of the U.S. presidential campaign in Ukraine.”
Investigators show interest in Manafort and his business colleague Kilimnik, a Russian army veteran. Kilimnik said his...
25 May 2017

Former FBI agent details how Trump and Russia team up to weaponize fake news

In this post, former FBI agent offers specific examples of when Trump and Paul Manafort, diverted attention from questions posed to them to fake news articles propagated by the Russians.
In this post, former FBI agent offers specific examples of when Trump and Paul Manafort, diverted attention from...

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13 Apr 2017

After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump Ties

A shell company created by Paul Manafort the same day he left the presidential campaign quickly received $13 million in loans from the businesses with ties to Mr. Trump, including one that partners with a Ukrainian-born billionaire and another led by a Trump economic adviser. They were among $20 million in loans secured by properties belonging to Mr. Manafort and his wife.
A shell company created by Paul Manafort the same day he left the presidential campaign quickly received $13 million in...
16 Aug 2016

Can Trump chairman Paul Manafort survive new Ukraine revelations?

New evidence and handwritten ledgers show 12.7 million dollars in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort, Donald Trumps campaign manager according to Ukraine's newly formed National anti-corruption bureau.
New evidence and handwritten ledgers show 12.7 million dollars in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort,...

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