POLITICAL consultant Paul Manafort is a US lobbyist and lawyer who joined Donald Trump’s campaign team in March 2016. We take a look at why he was on trial, his upcoming sentencing and what the US President has said about him. Why is Paul Manafort on trial? Paul Manafort, 69, has been under investigation by various federal agencies in the US. He is a person of interest in the FBI probe looking into possible interference in the 2016 presidential election by the Russian government. The charges against him related to his consulting work for the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych in the Ukraine. Manafort surrendered to the FBI on October 30, 2017. The charges against him include: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failure to file reports of a foreign bank and financial accounts and being an unregistered agent of foreign principal. In August, 2018, Manafort was found guilty of five tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts … [Read more...] about Why was Paul Manafort on trial, when is he due to be sentenced and when was he Trump’s campaign manager?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Mueller’s Office Recommends Paul Manafort Serve Up to 25 Years in Prison Supported by BySharon LaFraniere Feb. 15, 2019 WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors recommended Friday that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, serve up to 25 years in prison and pay up to $25 million in fines for a fraud scheme that they said spanned more than a decade and showed that he believed “the law does not apply to him.” The prosecutors, who work for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recommended a sentence that would most likely ensure that Mr. Manafort, 69, spends the rest of his life behind bars. They said that a tax and bank fraud scheme allowed Mr. Manafort to hide millions of dollars in “ill-gotten gains” from political consulting work in Ukraine … [Read more...] about Mueller’s Office Recommends Paul Manafort Serve Up to 25 Years in Prison
Philip Bump, The Washington Post Published 9:00 am PST, Friday, February 8, 2019 Paul Manafort arrived at President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign under conditions that would be hard for any campaign to refuse: An experienced hand at securing convention delegates who was happy to work free. This was in March 2016, when the Republican nominating contest seemed as though it might easily head to a contested fight at the convention. Many in the Republican establishment were still wary of joining Trump's campaign; that Manafort, having worked for the campaigns of Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bob Dole, was willing to join up - with the apparent recommendation of his former business partner Roger Stone - was probably refreshing. Manafort, too, was mostly outside the Republican establishment at that time, thanks to his questionable past lobbying clients such as the Philppines' Ferdinand Marcos. His most recent political work had been to help elect a … [Read more...] about Here’s why Robert Mueller is so interested in Paul Manafort’s time on the campaign
World Russia investigation President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort lied repeatedly to conceal the nature of his interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, a man with suspected ties to Russian intelligence agencies, prosecutors allege. In a partially redacted transcript of a hearing that took place Monday, February 4, prosecutors told the judge that Manafort had continued working with Kilimnik on issues related to Ukraine until 2018, even after Special Counsel Robert Mueller had indicted the longtime Republican political consultant. The special counsel’s office is working to determine whether members of the Trump campaign collaborated with the Russian government to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections. Manafort’s longstanding partnership with Kilimnik, who was once in the Russian military, goes “to the heart of what the special counsel’s office is investigating,” prosecutors told the court. Prosecutors … [Read more...] about Trump Associate Paul Manafort ‘Changed His Story Completely’ to Protect Suspected Member of Russian Intelligence, Prosecutors Say
Special counsel Robert Mueller is treating former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort "like a terrorist," the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told NBC News on Wednesday.The New York Times reported Tuesday that one of Manafort's attorney briefed Trump's lawyers on his client's conversations and details of his cooperation with the special counsel. Responding to that story by text, Giuliani accused the special counsel's office of treating "Manafort like he's a terrorist, incarcerating him before trial, solitary incarceration and repeated questioning."Giuliani claimed that Mueller's conduct "shows they are willing to exert unusual pressure that could tempt someone to lie and get out of jail," echoing Trump's repeated claim that the Mueller team is trying to get his allies to lie.While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang of Dems is viciously telling … [Read more...] about Giuliani: Mueller treating Paul Manafort ‘like a terrorist’