Collusion with Ukraine in Obama’s time: Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden

U.S. 11/30/19, 13:58

President Donald Trump's impeachment for allegedly trying to use his position to force a foreign government to help him win the elections has put the media and political focus on Ukraine and the fact is the collusion seems to point in another direction. When President Trump announced that he had had ...

Latest Manafort charges may be double jeopardy

New York 06/27/19, 17:28

Former chairman of the Trump 2016 campaign, Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to mortgage fraud and other criminal charges filed by New York state authorities, on June 27. His lawyer said he intends to challenge New York courts under their strong double jeopardy protection. The longtime influential is already serving a ...

Update: Ex-Obama WH aide denies guilt in lobbying case

Politics 04/12/19, 12:54

The Latest on court appearances of two political consultants in foreign lobbying cases that grew out of the Russia probe (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation spun ...

Adviser and allies warning Trump against issuing pardons

Politics 03/28/19, 03:51

The end of the special counsel's investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It's also spawned a don't-go-there chorus from some of Trump's closest advisers and GOP allies. They're warning that pardons could ignite a political firestorm that overshadows what Trump ...

Manafort gets 7 years in prison, then faces fresh NY charges

New York 03/13/19, 17:37

Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York. In Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson brushed aside Manafort's pleas for leniency and rebuked him for misleading the ...

Fears of pardon for Manafort spark push to change NY law

New York 03/13/19, 15:51

New York lawmakers say they will work quickly to close a loophole in state law to ensure anyone pardoned by President Donald Trump may still be charged in state court. The change is proposed by Democratic state Attorney General Tish James. It aims to alter the state's double jeopardy law. Prosecutors ...

Update: Trump says he feels ‘very badly’ for Manafort

Politics 03/08/19, 10:33

The Latest on Paul Manafort's sentencing for tax and bank fraud (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says he feels "very badly" for Paul Manafort. This courtroom sketch depicts former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, center in a wheelchair, during his sentencing hearing in federal court before judge T. (Dana Verkouteren ...

Manafort gets 47-month sentence

U.S. 03/08/19, 02:28

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. But that was much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from ...

Update: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

Politics 03/07/19, 19:03

The Latest on Paul Manafort (all times local): 6:59 p.m. Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. Judge T.S. Ellis III imposed the sentence Thursday, capping the only jury trial following indictments stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's ...

Prosecutors: Manafort ‘blames everyone’ but himself

Politics 03/05/19, 18:30

Paul Manafort has not shown remorse or taken responsibility for his crimes, federal prosecutors said in a court filing two days ahead of his sentencing hearing. Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Tuesday that Manafort "blames everyone from the Special Counsel's Office to his Ukrainian clients for his own ...

Manafort family business defends name as cousin sits in jail

Business 03/03/19, 09:41

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — What do you do if you share a name with one of the most infamous figures to emerge from 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 ...

Lawyers for Manafort seek leniency ahead of sentencing

Politics 03/01/19, 18:48

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 ...

Manafort lawyers cite ‘garden variety’ crimes, seek leniency

Politics 02/25/19, 22:54

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" ...

Mueller reveals few new details in 800-page Manafort court filing

Politics 02/23/19, 20:04

The special counsel’s office released a scathing memo Saturday in the case against Paul Manafort in what is likely the last court filing in the case against the former Trump campaign chairman. But the filing, which clocks in at more than 800 pages, including exhibits, appeared to contain no new or ...

Reports: NYC prosecutors preparing case against Manafort

New York 02/22/19, 20:21

Prosecutors in New York City are building a potential criminal case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as he awaits sentencing on federal conspiracy and fraud convictions, according to reports published Friday. If the Manhattan district attorney's office brings state-level charges, Manafort could face prosecution even if Trump ...

Mueller to file sentencing memo in Manafort conspiracy case

Politics 02/22/19, 12:15

Special counsel Robert Mueller faces a Friday deadline to weigh in on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s punishment in one of his two criminal cases. The sentencing recommendation comes as the 69-year-old Manafort, who led Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for several critical months, is already staring down the possibility of ...

Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe

Politics 02/07/19, 19:24

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, according to a court transcript unsealed Thursday. The transcript from a sealed hearing in Paul Manafort's case provides further insight into what special counsel ...

Manafort due back in court over allegations he lied

Politics 01/25/19, 00:37

Paul Manafort is making his first court appearance in months as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue over whether the former Trump campaign chairman intentionally lied to investigators. Attorneys with special counsel Robert Mueller's office say Manafort breached his plea deal by repeatedly making false statements after he began cooperating with them ...

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