Tag Archives: Paul Manafort

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Manafort Gave 75 Pages of Polling Data to Russian Spy

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Marcy Wheeler notes that redacted court filings suggest that Paul Manafort gave Konstantin Kilimnik — whom Special Counsel Robert Mueller has alleged is a Russian spy — 75 pages of recent polling data. The data was referenced in an email with Manafort’s associate, Rick Gates, and in emails sent by Kilimnik.

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Manafort PAC Failed to Report $1 Million Donation for Two Years

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“A super PAC closely linked to Paul Manafort is facing questions about why it failed to report a $1 million contribution received just before the 2016 presidential election,” TPM reports. “In a Tuesday letter, the Federal Election Commission asked the Rebuilding America Now PAC for more information about the contribution, which the PAC first disclosed in an amended report in November 2018—some two years after the fact. The FEC letter raises new questions about the murky financial operations of the PAC, which was operated by two Manafort deputies.”

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Most Think Trump New About a Coverup

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A new Monmouth poll finds that more than 62% of Americans believe that President Trump was aware that people like Roger Stone, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort or others tried to conceal information from federal investigators and 50% believe that he personally asked at least some of them to do it. The poll also finds the public remains divided on Moscow’s sway over Trump with 55% saying the president’s family either definitely (32%) or probably (23%) has financial interests or other ties to Russia that influence how Trump deals with that country.

Poetic Justice

Big Paulie Rolls

So far, there’s been 40 indictments, all tolled,
And Papadopolis and Cohen have come in from the cold.
But the day we’ll remember,
Come 2020’s November,
Is the day that Paul Manafort rolled.

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It’s the End of the Beginning for Trump

“He’s not going to survive Manafort’s testimony. … I think there’s a substantial possibility that this evidence that Manafort is offering will implicate somebody up the chain.”

— Former White House ethics lawyer Norman Eisen, in an interview on ABC News, saying that he believes this is “not the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning for Donald Trump.”

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Manafort’s Lawyers Call No Witnesses

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“Defense attorneys for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses or having the former Trump campaign chairman testify in the trial where he is accused of bank and tax fraud,” Reuters reports. “At the same time, the judge overseeing the trial rejected Manafort’s motion to throw out the 18 charges against him.”

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Manafort’s Lawyers’ Hail Mary — Gates’ Affairs

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“Lawyers for Paul Manafort accused his longtime deputy Rick Gates of having four extramarital affairs and lying about them, a last attempt by the defense to undermine the credibility of the government’s star witness at the fraud trial of Mr. Manafort on Wednesday,” the New York Times reports.

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Mueller: Ukraine Paid Manafort $60 Million

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“Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Monday that Paul Manafort earned $60 million from his work as a political consultant in Ukraine and challenged a motion by the former Trump campaign chairman’s attorneys to exclude dozens of exhibits on the topic,” CNN reports. “Manafort is charged with lying on tax forms and bank fraud. He has denied all charges against him.”

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Judge Grants Immunity for Manafort Witnesses

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A federal judge has granted the request for five witnesses to testify with immunity in the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, CNN reports.

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Manfort Now Wearing Two Monitoring Bracelets

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“Paul Manafort will stay under home confinement after pleading not guilty Thursday to the latest set of charges filed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, but now he’ll wear two GPS monitoring bracelets, instead of just one,” BuzzFeed News reports.