Listen: Prosecutor, Russia And Paul Manafort discussed on Sean Hannity
"One, Sean if you wanna be a part of this extravaganza, we expect the imminent sentencing of Paul Manafort member in July, this is the Ellis courtroom in Alexandria. Nothing to do with Russia. Nothing at all to do with Russia. But he was convicted on five counts of tax fraud. One count of failure to file a report. Third time. This is ever been done. Let me know in the control room when we're getting some news on that. Anyway. Five counts tax fraud. One count of failure to file a report with the foreign Bank financial accounts known as far two counts of Bank fraud. And then there was a mistrial in the other ten charges that he faced charges involved his work on the Trump campaign at all. Not how it's going to be played in the media at all. The trial was you know, this. This is like all of the other charging how many other people didn't who do. We learn Linda recently didn't file Linda Furrer. What are they going to get charged? Prosecutors. No mercy here. He's sixty nine years old and prosecutors Muller's people want between nineteen and twenty five years in prison. Okay. They want him to die in prison. Which is fairly obvious some restitution fines. They say Manafort has shown little remorse even lied under oath following a plea deal after the trial etcetera etcetera etcetera. So we'll see what happens with when you look at the cone case. And you look at the Manafort case there is some there are lessons for everybody to learn here. I've taught I tell my staff I tell everybody pay your taxes. Do not not file you don't have the money held them. You don't have the money. Only three people since nineteen sixty six Linda reminding me here have ever been convicted of oh, not abiding by completely the Farrell who's the one that recently got updated, though, some there's a democrat that had an issue with far, and I don't remember which one it was I wonder if they're going to end up being prosecuted. Now, Michael Cohen, I guess Qazi cooperated. I mean, he had instances again on tax issues. He had instances of lying, Bank, applications, etc. You got three years in his particular case. And I don't know why the people around him allowed him to put himself. This new allegations out today that all what he said before. And what he's saying? Now, I think something is a relates to the attorney. Oh, I changed my remarks because of a joint defense agreement and they wanted me to change statement and was blaming someone else. But then they actually looked at the notes written in the notes don't corroborate. What Michael komo's saying there? It's like, you know. You're just going to allow this guy to go before congress under oath again, and again, and again when he got convicted for lying to congress and tax issues. There is a sidebar to the whole cone issue. So New York is interesting, the the socialist state of New York, so New York City has a zillion taxi medallions, and at one point, and I guess cone invested in this this stuff apparently had a lot of them and then taxi medallions at one point. I think worth like one point four one point five million dollars now taxi drivers, I know because over the years, I've I talked to everybody and I ask them about their job. How's your day? What's going on? How much they rent the cab for if they own the cab some people on it is very few owner drivers out there. But imagine you're an owner driver. And imagine that you know, your mortgaged everything you had and you got a million dollars or let me say you bought in at five hundred thousand you got your own taxi medallion you wanted to you know, you're willing to drive eighteen hours a day, you'll rent it. The other eight hours a day running on the weekends and let somebody else drive it and make some money that way, they don't make a lot of money. They're lucky after they have to pay gas. They have to pay for the twelve hour shift at the drive in the car, and you know, so they have to work serious hours. The minimum twelve hours, you know. And these guys Sundays are coming home with one hundred bucks, maybe one hundred and fifty bucks two hundred bucks. Max that's like a really good day. So but somebody invested don't say they paid five hundred thousand it's up to a million and a half. So they're looking at that as their retirement money, then the city of New York allows in Uber, and lift I don't even share a ride and all these other, you know, all this other competition out there. Well, that means the taxi business is going down the tubes. But you don't have to pay a million Ford to drive a new wbur or lift or share a ride in New York. And now the city that made you pay all that money for a taxi medallion. Well, now, they just decided to change the rules in anybody can drive anybody can be quote taxi driver, and you got all these apps and people aren't using taxis as much as they used to. And now, the value I think has gone below like two hundred thousand one hundred thousand dollars now, right? Linda. Yes. Very very low. How does how does the city for somebody to pay all that money? Let's just talk about one guy not Michael comb because he invested in it. Now, all of a sudden what was worth or what you thought was worth so much. I mean, it's pretty amazing anyway, eight hundred nine four one Sean toll-free telephone number that puts people that's the government putting people they're the ones that set a number the set number drivers, then they allow everyone else to come in free. Then the people that have Bush stupid enough to go into business with the city and pay all that money. They all get screwed. Anyway, we're waiting to judge Ellis on the metaphor case this has nothing to do with Russia collusion, though. The sentencing is ongoing right now as I just got done Saint John sale. Former prosecutor southern district of New York Greg Jarrett, author of the number one bestseller the Russia hoax. All right. So that we know this has nothing to do with Russia. John whatsoever. Just like the case has nothing to do with Russia. Just like any of these processes crimes have nothing to do with Russia. And then well, people can argue well Muller was able to go after these Russian bought companies and Russian intelligence people that are never going to be deported and never going to be extradited to the United States to face the charges. So they're not coming here. So we're told this is going to end with what Manafort Farah act only three times since nineteen sixty six tax issues cone tax issues, lying congress. Was it worth all of this? Donzel? Hi, sean. This is something we were talking about the other day the way prosecutors can abuse abused their authority. You know, what was this case all about? Joe jealous who has a reputation of being sort of a maverick that are very good judge during of the pretrial hearings. I recall he said, the vernacular here is this case is about getting this man to sing. But the we have to be careful not to that is singing doesn't become composing. What you were saying is. Of course, the case is being brought because social council wanted him to quote, unquote, cooperate. And that's the danger zone was cooperate main. I can tell you that if he had said in debriefings what they wanted him to say which could be true or it could be false. He can applicator the jailhouse instead because he didn't say what they thought was the truth. He is facing a sixty nine year old man along prisons have now these guidelines nineteen to twenty five years, you're asking for their only advisory. The judge is not bound by and one of the things that he's. Permitted vary. Downward about is they call it the history and the characteristics of the defendant. Susan, and I think judge Alice is going to take into consideration. Why this case was brought I'm hesitant to protect what a federal judge says. But I predict that he's going to be way way low than the prosecutors asking for well, they're basically saying die in jail. And I listen, you gotta pay taxes, Greg. I mean, this happens all the time. I advise friends just pay him. Whatever it is now sometimes the IRS can question things deductions at a legitimate, etc. You know, like, you're the Clintons you get away with the ducting your old underwear. But if you don't this is one area where they're always going to get people, right? Sure, I can't defend or condone somebody not paying their taxes or line to a Bank during the course of loan negotiations. And he's are the things that Manafort was convicted of but like, John what troubles me is has been underscored by judge Ellis. Apparently in the last forty five minutes, and that is this case has nothing to do with Russian collusion. In other words. This case is is well beyond the the original mandate to the special counsel. Robert Muller showed. They did precisely what jello seared they were trying to pressure and intimidate and dishonesty stand extort Paul Manafort into seen something incriminating about Donald Trump. Apparently, you know Manafort wouldn't compete late probably because he has nothing incriminating this say about Donald Trump. So what troubles me is a special counsel that goes way beyond the bounds and limits of his mandate. This was a case that was examined by the tax division of the department of Justice for roughly a decade, and they chose not to bring charges Muller decided to bring charges for one reason only and that used to force Manafort to say something incriminating about Donald Trump in the Andy didn't. Ju respond to that John. And then it gets into the issue if they give something of value say, well, we want and we give you get out of jail free card well in their sentencing memo, the government calls him and quoted irredeemable felon, which is just such hyperbole, but it would be hesitant to use the word hyperbole because that word sort of has a little bit of a colorful tone to it. We'll tell you about a man's life. This man has been in isolation, which is virtually solitary confinement. His health is deteriorating. And if this case will were brought by the United States attorney ended up nothing to do with the special counsel. We wouldn't even be talking about it. Because after all there was a lot of money involved at a jury convicted him, but why as Greg said, why did a special counsel pick it up only to get him to cooperate? And I deal with this in my practice all the time. And if somebody just truthful testimony does not incriminate the target. That's the person suffers. And the person gets the red the prosecutor and a special counsel's have no accountability. That's the problem and the danger with special prosecutors what about this wide net that has now been cast by congress. I mean, basically, just investigate everything and don't serve the American people in any way doesn't seem like a constitutional oversight to me. It sounds like a fishing expedition. Unlike we've ever seen in history, Greg Jarrett. Well, there is actually a supreme court case that suggests that it congress only has a thority in their oversight abilities to examine something that has occurred during the course in scope of the duties of the president of the United States. So when you're trying to get tax records going back decades. And when you were investigating an organization that pre exists his presidency and conduct that may have no application. To what Trump has done since the date. He was sworn in that troubles me. And I think it would trouble jurists says well now are we'll take a break. We're still awaiting that sentence in terms of Manafort John sale, and Greg Jarrett is with us also the vote on the house resolution opposing hey, does not mention congresswoman Omar that's going on as we speak eight hundred nine four one Sean is our toll free telephone number. You wanna be a part of the program. Hey, if you want your house to look its best, and you want."