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'The View' Co-Host Morgan Ortagus Clashes With Adam Schiff Over Discredited Dossier
"So I guess Adam Schiff thought he was on the view and it was a safe space for him or whatever it is was he being micro aggressive or what But Morgan ortegas was having none of it So she asked him about his constant promotion of the dossier I want you to keep in mind as you're listening to this Keep this clearly in mind That Adam Schiff and I am quoting him directly please go to the Internet and double check me Always Double check everything I tell you Adam Schiff had said repeatedly that there was smoking gun evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians We now know that whatever Adam's shift said was evidence was in fact nonsense created by the Clinton campaign And notice how he doesn't apologize I want you to notice here he throws out another debunk conspiracy theory that Paul Manafort was dealing with a Russian intelligence agent Constantine kilimnik That's who he's talking about in this cut Constant the kilimnik was in fact a source for the Obama administration too So if Paul Manafort was dealing with some Russian spy then we have a damage assessment to do about the Biden Obama Biden administration which had trusted this guy This is a great clip Did you cut it into two No the whole thing Okay all right play that cut And let's not forget what we learned in that investigation We learned that the Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was giving internal polling data campaign polling data to Russian intelligence while Russian intelligence was helping the Trump to be clear if he was fired halfway through the campaign Well he may have been fired Yeah But the effort to get Russian help continued and even beyond the effort to get Russian help But you made president information yourself for years by promoting this I think that's what Republicans and what people who entrusted you as they Intel committee chair are so confused about your culpability in all of this Well I completely disagree with your premise It's one thing to say allegations should be investigated and they work It's another to say that we should have foreseen an advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele which is impossible of course to do But let's not use that as a smokescreen to somehow shield Donald Trump's culpability for inviting Russia to help him in the election which they did for trying to course Ukraine into helping him in the next election Which he did into inciting an erection insurrection which he did None of that is undercut None of that serious misconduct is in any way diminished by the fact that people lie to Christopher Steele No I think just your credibility is Did he say Donald Trump was inciting an erection You would like to say that on the radio Yeah I thought I heard that right Adam get your head out of the gutter Get your head out of the gutter you slob Disgusting Adam Schiff it's gross Talk like that on the radio But notice how he continues to parrot fairytales that no one could have possibly known Christopher Steele was lying Really Because the FBI as of January of 2017 when they interviewed Christopher Steele determined that Christopher Steele was in fact
Investigative Reporter Julie Kelly on the Criminalization of Conservatism
"Julie Kelly. Welcome to America first one on one. Hi Seth. Thank you for having me on. I appreciate it. We're going to go through all the incredible things that you have documented in your investigative journalism and American greatness. The specific cases Americans should know about. But let's start with the 50,000 foot picture. I didn't come up with this phrase. I use it every day on the radio show. Do you believe is it hyperbole to say that what we are witnessing in the United States is an attempt to criminalize conservatism? No, it absolutely is accurate. And I think that that's something that really started in the Trump era, what we're seeing is just really have a progression of crossfire hurricane, which started in July of 2016. What explain explain cross fire hurricane for those who don't live in the swamp, don't follow the minutiae of the weaponization of law enforcement and intelligence. What is operation crossfire hurricane and who did it target? It's a great point. Thanks for saying that, because, you know, we throw away throw these terms around like everyone is supposed to know. So crossfire hurricane is the counterintelligence probe that Jim Comey's FBI opened up against four Trump campaign associates, Mike Flynn, George papadopoulos, Carter page and Paul Manafort. And that was really just the conduit to spy infiltrate sabotage the Trump campaign. And that resulted in a Pfizer warrant against Carter page where the FBI and DOJ went to the secret court that is supposed to root out foreign terrorists called Carter page a foreign agent of Russia got a fisa warrant to spy on him that was in October 2016. And that just really accelerated this criminalization of Donald Trump, his associates, then his cabinet, his administration, and now we have almost 5 years later, four and a half years later. Now criminalizing his supporters and his
Manhattan DA Expected to File Charges Against Trump Organization, Has Nothing on President Trump
"Charlie Gasparino, who is a real reporter, Eleanor Tariff. Don't know who she is. For the past five years. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has been investigating the Trump Organization. Donald Trump his sons, Eric and Don Jr for alleged tax front. The inquiry produced three million pages of documents based on 100 subpoenas. Is Fox Business First report advance even created it task force some accountants and lawyers to make a possible indictment of the former president and his sons. The office is top priority. The result of this effort will be disclosed tomorrow on what appears to be a case that falls significantly short. Prosecutors initial grandiose visions and by the way, prosecutors are not supposed to have grandiose visions. Fox Business has learned that Vance's office plans to charge the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, Alan Wisenberg, and the organization itself with fraud. For what Over perks. Why Sandburg received that We're not Canada's income and thus allegedly criminally evaded taxes. Now this is unbelievable. Usually the IRS will come and slap your hand pass for the perks with penalty and interest. Neither the former President Norris, two signs with with whom he runs his real estate and country club empire are expected to be charged. People with direct knowledge of the matter told Fox Business. Expected indictment of wisely break. I have no doubt they tried to force Wisenberg to testify to say anything like they did with Manafort. But they don't have
Rick Gates being charged in Russia investigation
"Check it out. So I told you before the break. I was going to get to this clip here. This is Rick Gates, who used to work on the Trump campaign as well. When he's on CNN. He confronts Jake tapper about this is well, this talking point that you have to be able to debunk immediate with your friends. And no. Maybe Trump didn't collude with the Russians. But Paul Manafort definitely did He dealt with this guy constantly, Kalinic. Except for the fact that constant clinic was an Obama administration source. So Gates it's Jake Tapper Jake tapper on it and says, Hey, you got any evidence about that? Check this out. It was very clear through State Department cables from the U. S embassy in Kiev that Constantine was also a high value asset of the United States government. He was providing information to the United States government. On a host of information that was coming of Ukraine as well as other countries that I'm not even aware of the Senate intelligence just to say that there was a Russian operative. That's according to the Senate, the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee that's not from the media. That's from the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee. That's correct. But where's the evidence? There's been no evidence to the contrary. And more importantly, why did they include the evidence that does exist, which is the State Department cables? U. S. State Department officials. Recording exactly what they did and didn't do with Mr Clinic. Yeah, That's kind of a good question, right? If Kalim nix this big time Russian spy Manafort was dealing with And why was he dealing with the Obama State Department? And why haven't we seen that information? Because the Obama State Department has all that. Why have we seen them? Because we live with a bunch of dishonest, You know, fools, and the media can't seem to get the story right
Private Undisclosed Emails Leaked From the Mueller Investigation
"Got another three hundred pages or so of underlying mueller investigation emails and texts and memos and in them we learned that don jr. vodka and kushner way more involved in russia talks than previously known at least to the public. I mean we knew Ivanka reportedly informed a co co-chair of her father campaign that her brother don jr. could make recommendations for military advisers while kushner offered details about his private meetings with henry kissinger We also learned that in january. Twenty seventeen manafort. Send an email to katy mcfarland. That's flynn's number two Saying i have some important information. I wanna share with you that i picked up my travels over the last month. Well she manafort was already you know knee deep in shit by this point she immediately fired off an email to flint. Saying hey given all. That's going on. Meet with them. And flynn said i would not be with him until we're in the hot seats unknown who he is working for and perception would not be good especially now they even knew it. They even knew it the record show. Flynn soliciting trump strategist bannon as far back as september twenty fifteen before bannon officially joined the campaign steve. He wrote just reaching back out. Let me know if mr trump needs any help with national security intel an intel community issues of foreign policy. So that's i think flynn's i reach out that december. He wrote corey lewandowski. And said i wanted to send this to you this past week but had forgotten shared a link to an article from russia state run sputnik news quoted. Flynn saying the. Us must work with russia and arab countries to defeat isis. He said this is an f. y. But something trump should at least be aware of. I have been very outspoken. On the issue at this point in the conflict with our current administration has run out of good options. also i met with president putin last thursday in moscow. We actually sat at dinner together. Merry christmas
Bannon, Pardoned by Trump, Now Faces Manhattan New York D.A. Investigation
"There's three others that were charged with bannon by the way who were not pardoned by trump but investigators working under sivan's in his office In the major economic crimes bureau office or in the early stage discussions to see if there's a state case that they can bring against bannon for his actions in the fundraising campaign. That's according to two people people familiar and who spoke on the condition of anonymity now. It's not clear whether the us attorney's office in manhattan which is still handling the case against bannon because it has not yet been formally dismissed if they're assisting the state prosecutor's office in its preliminary investigation. I'm kind of wondering if the us attorney in manhattan went over to sivan's and said hey bro you want this. I got a gift for you. Don't screw it up. Yeah although a judicial sharing order is required for swapping evidence between the agencies and it's not clear if one has been obtained so there's no evidence of one but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist and while these talks among investigators advances officer preliminary. The focus is on whether a state case against bannon covering the same criminal conduct from his federal case would be an option once. A judge formerly dismisses it. Unlike advances attempted prosecution of manafort double jeopardy probably won't apply here given that bannon has not been convicted at the federal level
The Blood Libel Accusation with Magda Teter
"I'm jason leg. And i'm joined today by magden tater to talk about the history of the blood libel accusation and its continued relevance listen in for a wide ranging conversation about the history of the blood libel its origin in mediaeval europe and how it has transformed over the centuries and what it tells us about misinformation and how it spreads magdi. Tater is professor of history and the fiddler chair of judaic studies at fordham university. She's the author of numerous books. Most recently blood libel on the trail of an antisemitic. Myth which will talk about today. The blood libel is one of the long-standing false accusations against the jews. It is the myth in different variations and incarnations the jews murdered christian children and used their blood for various rituals. And it's obviously patently false but somehow people still believe it. And it has persisted. Across nearly a thousand years from medieval england to nazi anti semitism and beyond we can see the ways in which the imagery of the blood libel and it's false narrative persists even in new reconfigured forms like the conspiracy theories of cunanan as mark the these accusations across the centuries and different places and in different times became a vehicle for different anxieties about jews and about people's lives at large. And so we can see the blood libel in a certain way as a mirror of the fears that people had not just about jews but about all sorts of issues nevertheless the blood libel is not just a relic of medieval superstition. Or something like that. It's something which has changed with the times and which in many ways has piggybacked off of new technologies and new developments and this is one of magdi key arguments which is that. It's the printing press that enabled the proliferation and persistence of these false myths and disinformation which when published allowed them both to spread more widely. And also give these false accusations in air of quote unquote respectability because the existed in print in the first place and so this allows us to think deeply about the role of media technologies both image evil and early modern europe and also more recently with things like the radio. The newspaper even the internet as avenues. Not for the spread of information but rather of information. Thank you so much for listening in to this conversation. I hope that you'll check out. Magas book blood libel and also the accompanying web site the blood libel trail dot org where you can learn more about the book and also check out some really fascinating maps and other media about the anti semitic myth of the blood libel. Thanks again for listening. Hi magda welcome to the podcast. Hi jason thank you for having me. This is such an interesting topic. It's i think unfortunately very relevant to talk about bible accusations. Yes unfortunately i'm a scholar of premodern history and we always want to be relevant. But as i always said be careful what you wish for. Suddenly my book became quite rather than to although when i started. It was an academic exercise. Yeah i mean. I think that we are going to get to the question of the ways in which the historical blood libel accusation is still very relevant today but before we do that i think it might be useful for us to think kind of really brawley. What actually is the blood libel accusation manafort putting it into the context of thinking about how this is similar or different to other kinds of accusations that we see throughout history thinking about for instance the accusation of decide the accusation that jews had murder jesus and then also things like the accusation of the desecration of the host the totally kind of bizarre accusation. That jews would steal the the wafers from the church. You're right blood. Libel is one of a series of accusations against jews that emerged in the middle ages. And it's one that has relevance today decide was a theological belief and obviously accusation but became embedded as a believe and maybe then projected onto jews causing violence especially during easter. But it was so to speak a victimless crime. Every year whereas a number of other accusations emerged in the middle ages justice christianity catholicism where also solidifying certain and defining certain types of buildings and then there were also libels that emerged in moments of crisis such as epidemic. So poisoning of wells for instance. So blood libels one of the three medieval accusations. The so-called ritual merger. Acquisition are. Although i prefer to call it murder liable. But it's an accusation that emerged in twelfth century that claim that jews killed christian children to reenact the passion of jesus so that connects to the this site as it projection onto contemporary jews and reenactment that emerged in england and then in the thirteenth century it emerged in a new way on the european continent. And that's when it became blood. Libel that shoes killed christian children to obtain their blood. Although the very first accusation claimed of perhaps some other kind of form of cannibalism of eating a heart or something like that they reason why blood became so central is that this was the moment when the catholic church in the thirteenth century has affirmed the dogma of trans substantiation that is the communion wafer that was consecrated by a priest during mass turned into the actual body and blood of christ therefore blood becomes central motif in christian worship. So this is a moment where we have this both the transformation of the murder liable into blood libel of killing but the purpose of blood but also the emergence of not their occupation that you mentioned day host the secretion accusation that jews obtain steel by the consecrated wafer and then tried to stab it to obtain the blood of christ and both are connected in the sense that the blood becomes a even because jews cannot make their own consecrated way for they needed this blood of the innocent christian to be added to mater effectively making it into both the body and the blood of christ night but a accusation that jews stole the consecrated wafer then desecrated and blood flowed dot accusation kind of waned and disappeared after the reformation the blood libel and the murder liable kind of continued the life of their own. The reason for is is that they are related to deaths of children and to some perhaps victims perhaps accidentally killed drown children so it becomes a very intimate actually charge because it involves a death. Having a way for stabbed doesn't sound as unless you really believe what this way for means but accusing someone of a child. That may be found dead on sometimes. It wasn't even body that may have been somebody's child that becomes a very kind of an intimate accusation and very embodied accusation even that transformation from the murder libel that is of reenactment of the passion of christ which emerges at the moment when christians are beginning to liturgically focus on the passion of christ. So you think about jews and reenactment and all that stuff but the transformation to the blood libel shows you that this begins to be a very malleable accusation that can change depending on needs and the needs to came that connection between the new liturgy and the new theology of the blood and body of christ in the thirteenth century
Trump issues 26 more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"And the partners. Just keep coming. Cnn reporting president trump wednesday announced twenty six new pardons including ones for longtime ally roger stone former campaign chairman. Paul manafort and white house senior adviser. Jared kushner's father charles those pardons of manafort and stole reward. Two of the most high profile and widely condemned for advisors of the president. Both of whom were indicted by special counsel. Robert muller went to trial and were convicted by jury of multiple crimes.
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Partners. Just keep coming. Cnn reporting president trump wednesday announced twenty six new pardons including ones for longtime ally roger stone former campaign chairman. Paul manafort and white house senior adviser. Jared kushner's father charles. Those parts manafort and stone reward two of the most high profile widely condemned for advisers of the president. Both of whom were indicted by special counsel. Robert muller went to trial and were convicted by juries of multiple crimes.
Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner
"Trump has doled out more pardons to some controversial figures. Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone were granted pardons. Both have been called in the special counsel's Russia probe. Manafort convicted of tax fraud stone convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers, President Trump also pardon Charles Kushner, the father of presidential adviser Jared Kushner. The older Kushner admitted to tax fraud. He was prosecuted by former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. At the time. Christy called the case disgusting, saying part of the Lord crime involved Kushner paying a prostitute to seduce his brother in law and videotaping the encounter.
Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner
"Merry Christmas for a long list of felonies on President Trump's newest pardon list. 29 more pardons and commutations and all the president issued pardons to former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone. Manafort convicted of financial crimes stone convicted of lying The lawmakers, he told Fox is Tucker Carlson. My prosecution was completely politically motivated, which are also pardon Charles Kushner, father of presidential son in law, Jared Kushner. The older Kushner prosecuted for tax fraud by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was the U. S attorney at the time in
Two dead, 1 injured after wrong-way crash in south Houston
"Houston Fire Department had to cut the driver of the other vehicle from her car. She was transported to the hospital with leg injuries. Ktrh news time 403 President Trump pardoning his former campaign chief Paul Manafort and associate Roger Stone. Brian shook As the details. Manafort was convicted on charges that emerged during the
Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner
"New evidence surfaced of just how wild and crazy things could get in the last days of donald trump's presidency. The white house announced that the president had issued a new round of pardons that included. Paul manafort his former campaign chairman and roger stone his longtime political adviser both of whom had been convicted of crimes. Going out of robert muller's russia investigation. And as if that wasn't enough trump also pardoned charles kushner. The father of his son-in-law jared kushner who had been convicted of illegal campaign contributions tax evasion and witness tampering
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"People receiving pardons Wednesday, including Tomb or associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. Former Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone were granted pardons. Both have been called in the special counsel's Russia probe. Manafort, convicted of tax fraud stone convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers, President Trump also pardon Charles Kushner, the father of presidential adviser Cherry Kushner. The older Kushner admitted to tax fraud. Fox is Jill NATO on Fox is Tucker Carlson Tonight, Roger Stone said his prosecution on charges of lying to Congress was purely political Election day when no one was watching. The Justice Department released the last remaining redacted sections of the Muller report in which they admitted that they had no evidence whatsoever of my colluding with Russia. Wikileaks Julian Massage trafficking and emails President had previously commuted stones prison sentence. He has now traveled to his moral Lago resort for the holiday.
Trump pardons 29, including Manafort, Stone, Charles Kushner
"Churn, hardens or sentence commutations for another 29 individuals on Wednesday, many of them loyalists and supporters. These were friends and family pardons. The president pardoning his son in law. Jared Kushner is Father Charles for tax and witness tampering convictions, a case prosecuted by former Trump outside adviser Chris Christie. Mr Trump also lifting the Mueller investigation, federal crime convictions and shadow off two more loyalists convicted former campaign chair Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. Many other pardons issued at the request of other Trump loyalists, ABC Sandy Field and you can expect still Mork clemency actions. President Trump is going to have more pardons in the coming weeks. Our sources tell NBC News that we do not leave. More pardon will come from now until the end of the year. But as everyone cost, but you never know with Donald Trump. But going into the beginning of 2021 Donald Trump has 20 games left in office, and we know from our sources is pardoned list is massive. ABC is John Santucci, inviting a congressional override the
President Trump Pardons Jared Kushner's Father Charles
"Pardons his former campaign chief Paul Manafort and associate Roger Stone. Two of 26 pardons Wednesday. Manafort was convicted on charges that emerged during the Russia investigation. Stone was convicted on charges of witness tampering and making false statements during the Russia probe. Trump had already commuted his 40 month sentence. The president also pardoned the father of his son in law and adviser Jared Kushner. Charles Kushner had been prosecuted by then U. S attorney for New Jersey Chris Christie in the early two thousands for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions. House
As Corrupt As It Gets? Trump Pardons Ex-Campaign Chief Manafort, Adviser Roger Stone
"Or wipes out prison sentences for nearly 50 people over the past two days, including 29 today. If he's Jackie Quinn reports. Those help by Trump Today include some key figures among the dozens of new pardons issued by President Trump, his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his close associate, Roger Stone, who months earlier had his sentence commuted by Trump. Observers say this underscores the president's determination to use his office in the final weeks to unravel the results of special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation Tuesday. President Trump Pardon to other people convicted In the Russia probe. Before the pardon
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Trump parted another batch of loyalists including Roger Stone and Paul Manafort tonight. Charles Kushner, the father of Mr Trump's son in law. Jared Kushner also had his legal record wiped. The president made this new batch of clemencies just after leaving the White House for Mar A Lago in Palm Beach, Florida ABC News Political director Rick Klein joined W. T. O P s Dmitri Sodas to take a deeper look at those pardons, stunning series of names, the kind of list that you can't imagine any other president ever. Compiling about a month before he leaves office. These are political loyalists of the father of his own son in law, Jared Kushner, among them in Paul Manafort, Roger Stone to individuals who remained loyal through some very tough legal times. They really brought upon themselves the president clearly using his power now, on the way out the door to reward loyalists in ways that would be unfathomable. You know the any other administration. This is not The normal channel or the normal course of business. These are not people that would have been pardoned, or Heather senses committed by any other president, but saying oil to President Trump has paid off for them. Can we talk about the Mueller investigation as sprawling and wide ranging as it was essentially being undone here? Is that my my overreaching or is that correct? I think the president is systematically taking away the accomplishments and undermining The very real prosecutorial work that they accomplished particularly with the Paul Manafort conviction. I think the Roger Stone one probably fits into this is well, you had a office inside the Department of Justice that was very aggressively looking for things that were prosecutable, and they found them in many cases, and now the president is coming out and saying This whole thing was Was a witch hunt from the start. And that's That's what his former national security adviser, or, you know, already the beneficiary of one of these pardons one of these computations and I think yes, I think anything associated with Mueller, the president is more inclined than most to say. This is something that I can undo with this pardon power we have heard in recent months. Defenders of the president point to the sheer numbers that is that other presidents maybe take Bill Clinton as an example, may have actually pardoned more people in the end and that President Trump should Not be criticized for using one of the few powers that a president can wield. Shall we say unilaterally, and he can use it, But I think the criticism is very much justified when you realize that this is not the normal process where people petitioned for the Department of Justice, you get a recommendation not to say that other presidents have never used political loyalties, particularly Bill Clinton in the past, But we remember times were Where there was outward lobbying on George W. Bush for Scooter Libby from his own Vice President Dick Cheney. He's still resisted and said, No, I'm not gonna issue that pardon. Actually, he was pardoned ultimately, by President Trump similar for Barack Obama. He did not consider pardons that that would have that kind of personal connection. They went up to the Department of Justice. The president has this part in power, he can use it. It's one of the few unchecked, unchallenged powers, but it's clear that President Trump is using it specifically to single out people that have been loyalty to him to pay off political patron's political donors, people in his own family. It may be setting up the ultimate pardons, which would be potentially pardons of people in the inner inner circle and maybe in his own family. There are partners on the way out the door of his sons of his daughter, Ivanka, maybe of himself. That would be the ultimate tell and truly without precedent. That's ABC News political director Rick Klein, who joined us on Skype.
"manafort" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Into this press coverage that it's all coming together? We are days away from the conclusion of the Muller investigation. I see you're nodding. No. And if not what names do you expect we will? Here disposition of before you'll then get the signal that may be now Muller's done. Yeah. I'm sort of nodding kind of like this because it had seemed implausible to me for a number of reasons you start with stone that the you'd think about avant and Kushner and Trump junior, and they just seem to be critical pieces of the investigative puzzle. Yes, I know he can pass along certain cases to prosecute but his real mission to find out. What happened seems like it really needs. Some basic information, for example from stone who we may find out on Thursday is going to trial. Nevertheless, the drumbeat has been so consistent in Washington that it's coming soon that I've had to try to adjust my thinking, but I don't see tangible indications of that unless Muller is prepared in fact to give a kind of a partial report to bar, and let some very big investigative questions remain unanswered that just doesn't seem like, Bob. Muller to me, knowing I have are very patient other guests to get to one more quick one. Give us a preview what you expect with Manafort tomorrow straight up. She's a very good judge. I think she won't get when the max but won't depart months, I think seven or eight years out of the ten and she'll play it straight. Unlike say judge Ellis from last week. All right. Phil Rucker you heard that the president has gone out of his way to exhibit of almost sympathy. Kindness compassion to Mr. Manafort, I imagine you believe that the next thing the president says will be fairly critical. Yeah. I think that's right, Brian. The president has been quite sympathetic about the case Paul Manafort and has been for many months now, including at the end of last week after the judge in Virginia issued that four year prison sentence, my colleagues, and I am sure are going to be asking the president at first opportunity after tomorrow's court developments. What he thinks about the Manafort, situation and importantly, whether he's considering pardoning Paul Manafort, he has notably not close the door on that. Although his lawyers insist that he is not at this moment considering any active pardons..
"manafort" Discussed on AM Joy
"We know for instance, homeland security investigations a federal agency is involved in the probe now. And you know, but for the moment the investigation continues the by me herald is going to stay on that story and David you're going to stay on all these stores selling access. Thank you. Both David corn and nNcholas HAMAs. Thank you both for being here this morning. Thanks, george. Thank you coming up. Paul Manafort heads back to court. We'll tell you about the next round of team Trump Crimewatch that's next. Mr. Manafort finally got to speak for himself. He made clear accepts responsibility for his conduct. And I think most importantly what you saw today is the same thing that we had said from day one. There is absolutely no evidence to pull Manafort was involved with any collusion with any government official from Russia. Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort returns to a DC courtroom Wednesday, and thanks so much differently than they did last week in Virginia Manafort will once again, come face to face with judge Amy Berman Jackson who unlike judge T S Ellis has been anything but sympathetic to him in this case, which hints at the heart of the Muller investigation. Manafort faces up to ten years in prison, and it's a busy week ahead for many of Donald Trump's other associates and for judge Jackson to on Thursday. Roger stone returns to her courtroom for an appeal. On the gag order that she imposed on him. Joining me now in the tasha Bertran staff writer for the Atlantic and Mimi Rocca MSNBC legal analyst and former assistant US attorney for the southern district of New York beat me, I'm going to start with you Manafort is charged with a lot..
"manafort" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Paul Manafort to several more years in prison, the Manhattan District Attorney indict someone charges of mortgage fraud and falsifying business records. Manafort is President Trump's former campaign chairman, I feel very badly football metaphor and here he worked for Ronald Reagan versus successfully he worked for John McCain. He worked for Bob Dole and many others for many years that feel badly for I think it's very sad situation. If convicted of the charges in New York Manafort would be out of reach of a pardon from the president who can only act on federal crimes the alleged boss of the Gambino crime families gunned down. In New York City police tell the New York Post it happened outside his Staten Island home last night. Please say that Fifty-three-year-old Frank Kelly was riddled with bullets. They say that the gunman then sped off in a blue pickup truck. Police are checking security cams in the area to see if any of this was captured on video Kelly became the defacto godfather of the Gambino's in two thousand fifteen Gerry bomb Garten, Fox News, India and Pakistan, tried to ease tensions between the two nuclear armed countries. Teams are meeting today to discuss an opening a visa-free border-crossing that would let pilgrims easily Sika attend a Sikh shrine there that is close to the border with Pakistan. Australia's prime minister says no to ISIS brides who wants to come home. Scott Morrison says he won't put officials endangered by sending them to retrieve extremists from the Middle East and Australian ISIS widow who is in a Syrian refugee camp told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that she understood. Bands the anger against her. But she said the kids don't need to suffer. Dow futures down just thirty six points at this hour after a positive day yesterday. The Dow climbed.
"manafort" Discussed on WCPT 820
"The move new marvel movie is free for everybody. Theaters, make it free. All right. Powers? Okay. We're in the midst of the Manafort sentencing hearing prosecutors again, laid out metaphors violations in their arguments asking Jackson to stop and think about manafort's conduct with regards to the witness tampering allegation. The prosecutor prosecutor Weissmann said that Manafort engaged in criminal conduct that goes to the heart of the American Justice system, and that all came after being indicted, while on bail from federal courts in a high profile matter Weissmann said Manafort chose to lie over and over again to the both FBI agents and grand jurors. What's the big chesty guy? That's his attorney manafort's attorney, Kevin downing. I'm. Chesterson? He says we wouldn't be there. But for the two thousand sixteen election, computer? Darn kids. Right. He said it can be all could I have a tiny violin again. Please. It can be oh Carlos can just do it. That's fine. It can be very harsh the media. Yeah. I know. Thanks, very hot. We have some new equipment here at Boeing. Autopilot doesn't work. Downing. So they can be very harsh the media attention that comes along with it. The political situation is so unreal. Everybody's going nuts over this. Right. People. Get so touchy one.
"manafort" Discussed on AM Joy
"Today. A limousine brought former Attorney General John Mitchell decor, they used to call him the big enchilada at the White House. He came to be sentenced as a convicted felon for sixty four days, these men sat in judge circus courtroom. When the time came for a final statement Mitchell and his lawyer had nothing to say all eyes were on the man who is known as maximum job. The judge wasted. No time on the speech, Mitchell, Haldeman and Airlib Mun each must serve at least two and a half years in prison. Maybe as long as eight years judge director would not comment on the case as he left the house. John Mitchell left growling, it could have been worse. He could have sentenced me to spend the rest of my life with Martha Mitchell. Good morning and welcome to joy. Well, just like Richard Nixon's campaign manager, John Mitchell, it could have been worse for Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, too, a lot worse. And depending on how things go in a DC courtroom next week. He could still spending and up spending the rest of his life in prison. But this week it's how he ended up with an unusually light sentence that still reverberating throughout the legal community. We know that judge T S Ellis has been openly critical of the Muller investigation. But it still came as a complete shock when he handed down a forty seven month sentence, which if you're doing the math is one fifth of the sentencing guideline for manafort's crimes Ellis said, quote, these guidelines are quite high. I think this sentencing range is excessive Manafort has been a good friend to others. A generous person he has lived an otherwise blameless life and otherwise blameless life. Generous to others who the Russian oligarchy generously shared Trump campaign data with look, even if you didn't know the decades long work that he's done for dictators manafort's own admission of guilt for some of the crimes that he's charged with in the Muller investigation proves that he's not remotely blameless. You know, what else isn't true? Wait, there's more shortly after manafort's lawyer scored that very good sentencing day from a clearly friendly federal judge he walked out of the courtroom and parroted trumps favorite phrase. Mr. Manafort finally got to speak for himself. He made clear accepts responsibility for his conduct. And I think most importantly what you saw today is the same thing that we had said from day one. There is absolutely no evidence to Paul Manafort was involved with any collusion with any government official from Russia. That sounds vaguely familiar and then Trump offered this predictable spin. There was no collusion with Russia said nothing to do with collusion. There was no collusion collusion hoax collusion, which I don't collude with Russia..
"manafort" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Manafort sheriff's deputy killed. I'm Elliot Francis. Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has been sentenced to forty seven months in prison for tax and Bank fraud, relating to his work advising your cranium politicians. Bob Costantini, recall Manafort, told the judge to say, I am humiliated and shamed would be a gross understatement. His attorney Kevin downing clearly accepts responsibility for his conduct. I think most importantly, there's absolutely no evidence. Appall Manafort was involved with any collusion with any government official from Russia democratic member of the judiciary committee Senator Richard Blumenthal. Suggesting Manafort got quite a pass, the American people would be justified in feeling that there has been some miscarriage of Justice here. The recommendation of nineteen to twenty five years is an assessment of the severity of these crimes. Bob Costantini, Washington. Illinois, a sheriff's deputy was shot while helping to serve rush. Restaurant. He's died. Authorities identify his thirty five year old Jacob Kellner twelve and a half year veteran of the department Gauthier. We're working to bring the suspect in the after fleeing the scene and crashing his vehicle. Don't feel Macura stormy Daniels lawsuit against President Trump has been tossed out of federal court US district. Judge James Otero says the suit which sought to invalidate the one hundred thirty thousand dollars agreement that kept Daniels from speaking publicly about her allegations of an affair with Trump ahead of the two thousand sixteen election should be sitting Baxter California's superior court because he likes quote, subject matter jurisdiction, and that the suit was irrelevant after Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen agreed not to enforce the DA and his statement Daniels. Lawyer Michael have a ninety set the court found his client received everything she asked for adding that she eventually came out victorious. I'm Sierra Crawford. Ohio Senator short Brown says he will not seek the democratic presidential nomination. Expected.
"manafort" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"That Manafort was set to the campaign to be there to ensure that they get Trump was elected in every way that they possibly could. Yeah. That's that's that's it. Right there. The perfect example of I believe, but I don't have the proof. Let's listen to that one more time, I believe in. I don't have the proof. But I believe that Manafort was set to the campaign to be there to ensure that they get Trump reflected in every way that they found so they could. I believe that. I don't have the proof last week Cohen's like well, there is no collusion. I suspect that doesn't count. I live in a world of facts of her feelings, if you show me facts that he's done something so heinous, so vile so that he needs to go on the first one to stand up and say get him out of there. We don't need a person like that. And I don't like a lot of who he is as a person there's a lot of people out there. I don't like as a person, but I can recognize that they have talent. And do the things they do. But you're going to turn the people that you need the most off the independence. Not only you going further laugh, which is scaring independence and scaring moderates. And centrists, it's people say, what's the centrist? Somebody who I think lives in a world of commonsense who doesn't run around with their hair on fire screaming this that and the other and trying to outdo somebody. Somebody who's standing there in the middle of saying, you know, what? The. We've got to have some normality, right? We can't just because what I see in politics. Now is the other side now is just completely abandoning. The other half. And maybe that's it. Maybe that's where we are. But there's going to be huge fight. Going further and further left. If you look at the forty.
"manafort" Discussed on KGO 810
"Don't leniency for Manafort clocking, the Oscars. I'm Evan Haning. President Trump's one time campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison, especially if he does not get a presidential pardon. Correspondent Bob Costantini reports special counsel Robert Mueller's memo to a federal judge says Manafort should feel the full force of the law when he sentenced next month the memo hints of other lines of inquiry for special counsel, Robert Muller on Russia's election interference. And whether anyone in the Trump campaign helped still for Paul Manafort Muller's team tells the Washington federal judge, the one time Trump campaign, chairman has not cooperated as he should have under a plea deal that involves two conspiracy counts Muller portrayed Manafort as a hardened criminal who was at risk of repeating criminal behavior. If released from prison, a judge in Chicago has said bond for our singer R Kelly at. Million dollars on charges. He sexually abused for women from nineteen ninety eight to two thousand ten one alleged victim is a saute McGee. I started crying tears of joy to know that we finally got a Dighton in after two decades of him getting away with allegations. It was a Jewish won't Joyce moment. For me Kelly's lawyer says he's innocent that he's quote a rockstar. He doesn't have to have nonconsensual sex tomorrow night's Oscars will feature all two dozen categories within the show this after a correspondent Jim Rupe? Reports the motion picture academy took some heat for a time-saving move. It was first announced that the categories of hair and makeup live action short, film, editing and cinematography would be awarded during commercial breaks in an effort to keep the show at a three hour maximum. But there was lots of outcry of disrespect because these categories are key to moviemaking, especially cinematography in the heart of cinema cinematography. It's unclear how the academy now expects to keep to its promised timing. But we're told it will at the spirit of. Awards in Los Angeles. If Beale street could talk won best feature film. I'm.
"manafort" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Because the first part of it is this part. See it's a little thinner. This is a narrative from an FBI agent who works at the special counsel's office, and it is a narrative. So theoretically, we should be able to read it. But all the good parts of it are redacted. Here's here's a typical page. This is from page nineteen of the declaration of the FBI agent. It says Manafort was asked in the grand jury redacted Manafort explained that he had not told redacted metaphor was then asked what redacted after a lunch break, comma, Manafort redacted. Oh, now, I see. Right. So this technically is a narrative declaration from an FBI agent explaining all the things that Manafort has done wrong in terms of lying to prosecutors. But the whole thing is like that they also attached to that declaration, four hundred six factual exhibits laying out their evidence that Manafort told them all these lies, and so that's the other big fat part of this. This is the declaration these are the exhibits, and again when this landed on my desk today, I was like holy whack-a-mole. How am I gonna get through all of these exhibits and time for so time given everything else that's going on in the world with all these gigantic news earthquakes, watch this magic trick turns out you can pull off all of this all of it. Every single one of these pages is either a black box or just the word redacted absolutely nothing in the vast majority of the violent. It's all completely blacked out the few remaining pages the last thin remaining pages that remain in the stack. It's basically. Handful of Bank records that are pretty undecipherable. A whole bunch of pages of big black boxes with nothing on them except of Bank letterhead and a date. It's page after page that looked like that. There are a couple of pages where Manafort lays out, we'll prosecutors lay out what Manafort offered them in terms of his his proffers his initial cooperation proposal. But most of that is stuff that has already appeared in other court filings. So what's important about this? Big fat unreadable Manafort court filing today, it's really big and fat. And it's unreasonable. And so the takeaway here from this criminal case involving the president's campaign chair is that boy there is still a lot blacked out. There is still a lot that we don't know about the criminal case against the president's campaign chairman, boy is this still a live issue in the courts and one of the as yet unexplained threads in this criminal case is the allegation from prosecutors that the president's campaign chairman was sharing internal polling data from the Trump campaign with a guy who was associated with Russian intelligence who had also served as manafort's intermediary with a Russian oligarch named Oleg Dera Pasqua for some reason that same Russian oligarch Oleg der Pasco was also offered private briefings on.
"manafort" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"All right. Let's get through at Jordan. You get to pick. I this time because I picked first last time I'll draft last this time, and we'll go around into each have five sound good. All right. Don. I know he's got him last week like last all right. Junior. Eric prints. No, ace proctology prints. Superseding Manafort, diamonds, superseding Manafort, s Manafort all aboard. He has or we'll just keep going and see Fargo. So someone catches us. That's what that does. Cried some reason something you'd say. I'm gonna go with us on. Oh, buck. Leeza Trump org. Trump org. They just hired a new lawyer didn't they all right Kushner? Hush and we're out. No kidding. How about? I von Secca. Nice doogie Coursey yet. No, no. Of course, he dropping the Paul. Let's do. I definitely want a Rando. Oh, wait. You know, what I'm gonna do vessel net sky. On the off chance that dots are connected. So she wasn't ided Ron her whole civil forfeiture in that separate case. But you're saying. Related indictment. No plea agreement. No, no God. No. Damn. Boy, Arken nice. That's right. That weird name. I can remember. Erickson the beast did someone get did. You know, you got prints. Okay. One two three four you got one more. Okay. Rando? Julius randle. Please. The leaves me. I went last. I don't know why. Damn. Stone. I'm kidding fixed. It's going to be him. How about Boyle? Okay. Molehill? It's been awhile. It's time. Yeah. Yeah. All right. So I've got junior Assange Ivanka boy in Boyle, Julius got prints tampons. No Trump or Coursey Ericsson and Rando and Joko. You've got stone. Superseded Manafort Cush, doesn't it sky in the Muller investigation and Rando. Yes, I'm good. All right. Cool. You guys ready for sabotage. Yes..
"manafort" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"We're back with breaking news in our world lead moments ago, the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee Senator Mark Warner of Virginia questioned what the president knew. And when he knew it. This comes after former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort admitted in new court filings that while he was leading the Trump campaign. He was also sharing internal campaign polling with a Russian who has ties to Russian military intelligence to me, this appears as the closest we've seen yet real live actual collusion. Clearly Manafort was trying to collude with Russian agents. And the question is what did the president? Now, what are Donald Trump know about this try this exchange of information? You know, did the Russians ended up using this information in their efforts that took place later in the fall Senator Warner also said he wanted to see exactly what Manafort turned over to the Russians something the top Democrats in the house could ask for now that they are in. The majority theoretically CNN Sara Murray reports. Democrats today seizing on the revelation that Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared campaign polling data with his Russian associate Constantine Kalinic before the twenty sixteen election raising concerns about whether that Intel could have been used to meddle in the election. What the Manafort lawyers by mistake revealed is accurate hours that not evidence of an effort to Claverie it in some way, particularly when we saw subsequent to this sharing of information the Russians use their social media army to in effect, try to influence the election. According to prosecutors Kalinic heads ties to the same Russian military intelligence unit that had the Democratic Party Democrats are asking whether it's possible that the Russians could have also used manafort's sensitive polling data to help direct Russians propaganda and disinformation campaigns in two thousand sixteen why.
"manafort" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Well, good evening. Once again from our NBC news headquarters here in New York day, seven nineteen of the Trump administration day eighteen of this government shutdown as you may have heard the president was on television tonight. So were the Democrats, and we'll look at all of it in just a moment. But we want to begin with the latest revelations in the story that came roaring back earlier today the Muller investigation, specifically, it's what we learned in error from Paul manafort's lawyers his legal team. The new details in a document filed by manafort's lawyers. There it is some of the lines were redacted blacked out. The problem was all those details are revealed again by copying and pasting them into any sort of new documents so mistakes happen. But this one revealed some pretty stunning news that Paul Manafort shared campaign polling data with a prominent Russian named Constantine Kalinic and lied about it the Muller team and. Media profiles have described Kalinic as someone with longstanding ties to Russian intelligence as you see there. He's a former Manafort partner tonight, the New York Times reports that quote, Mr. Manafort and Rick gates, the deputy campaign manager transferred the data to Mr Colom Nick in the spring of two thousand sixteen as Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination, according to a person knowledgeable about the situation. Most of the data was public. But some of it was developed by a private polling firm working for the campaign. According to this person, Mr. Manafort asked that Mr Colom, Nick past the data to Oleg Dera, pasta, a Russian oligarch who is close to the Kremlin. And who has claimed that Mr. Manafort owed him money from failed business venture, the person said it is unclear whether Mr. Manafort was acting at the campaigns behest or independently trying to gain favor with someone to whom he was deeply in debt. Today's filing from manafort's lawyers. Also says he and Kalinic met in. In madrid? And that they may have discussed something billed as Ukraine peace plan on more than one occasion. Which prosecutors say Manafort lied about as well tonight. The Washington Post reports quote, Jason Melania spokesman for Manafort said the Madrid meeting took place in January or February of two thousand seventeen after the presidential campaign was completed. Today's filing from manafort's legal team mistake included is in response, and this gets complicated to the Muller teams allegation that Manafort violated his cooperation deal by lying to the feds..
"manafort" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Stories including today. Startling court filing that revealed Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared information with an associate who the FBI says has direct ties to Russian intelligence. Let's ask our experts about the impact of today's revelations says what does it tell us this new revelation in advertently by manafort's lawyers included in this court document. What is what does it tell us about the state of the Muller investigation? Once again, it shows that Muller knows a whole lot that the rest of us. Don't substantively it shows that there is this ongoing communication this ongoing. Contact we aren't just thinking Trump campaign officials receiving information as of an alleged in the past that's about enough. We're actually seeing them providing information in this case. And so I think the big question is why why was Paul Manafort, providing this internal polling information did he intend for some action to be taken based on it? How was it seen as beneficial to the Trump campaign now these documents? Don't don't answer those questions, but they continue to raise a very very big question. What about this Ukrainian peace plan that that Manafort supposedly discussed with this Russian operative? Yeah. So this is a peace plan that is reportedly favorable to Russian interests, reportedly Michael Cohen hand delivered a version of Ukraine peace plan to then national security adviser, Michael Flynn. I think the question here is you know, there's always been a little bit of a question with regards to Trump's physicians whether or not his impulse and entered of natural inclination. Leads him to adopt pro Russia positions or whether or not he's adopting those positions in coordination or at the direction of Russians. And so I do think that this gets us a little bit closer towards wondering whether or not there actually is some coordination. Find the seats beyond a if in fact, Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman during the campaign gave sensitive internal Trump campaign polling information to this Russian tell our viewers why this potentially could have. Insignificant in the Russian effort with trolls or whatever to try to help Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Well, well, one of the ways that it could help is that it gives you a closer sense as to how Russians were so in tune with the temperature the political temperature in the United States. I mean, you know, the big question for the president. And I'm sure we would hear from him. If we hear response at all is that, you know, he barely knew Paul Manafort that he acted so low on on this exchange in the president went out on his own and campaigned on his own in places like Michigan in places like Wisconsin places where the he says his rival Hillary Clinton didn't go. So you can already see a line of defense for the president saying I had nothing to do with this. This is Paul Manafort, and maybe he was acting rogue, you know, that he had his own financial woes and financial obligations to some oligarchs. So maybe this is one of the reasons but another question is. Why did he come work for the Trump campaign to begin with and for no money at all no income at all or through those are good questions? Dente does raise questions about what Donald Trump new during the campaign about any context with Russians and what he knew after he was elected president. Oh, absolutely. Look, it's no small thing. Just underscore. What you've been talking about for a campaign chairman for a candidate for a major party to meet with a Russian intelligence officer, clearly somebody who Paul Manafort knowing the business dealings that he had understood was just that. In the first place never mind, if he didn't share anything more than you know, a Turkey sandwich..
"manafort" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"They've all folded, and they've all turned into cooperators. Except one person. That's the person who faces the most amount of criminal exposure in the most amount of prison time, he was offered a really sweet deal, and he has not cooperated. I think we'll he's seeking to protect the Russians and he's seeking to protect the president benefits. Attorneys say he has cooperated extensively with Muller and his team and any lies that he told were unintentional. Do you buy that? I don't I don't buy it at all, you know, he was charged with line. He made false statements that he was convicted of this man is a convicted liar. I don't think Aleppo changes spots. What about the revelation in these new documents that after President Trump took office that there was Muller contact with individuals in the Trump administration, including the president? I believe it will because we saw in our own investigation that you had these witnesses were all talking to each other, and it appeared that they're trying to get their stories straight. And you had a number of witnesses who all had the same. Which seems to be a conflict of interest. So the only people who've been in the dark have been the American people because the Republicans won't release our transcripts while these witnesses were working in concert. So I think they've all been working together to protect the president and keep this investigation from getting closer contacts between Paul Manafort and the president and the administration after he took office, you believe what those were inappropriate illegal. What do you believe? It's not what innocent people do wolf and knowing the way that the president has dangled out there pardons, and he hasn't said affirmatively that he would not pardon Paul Manafort, I think we can conclude that Paul Manafort is fishing for a pardon of sorts, and is not going to be a true cooperator. If he believes that is ultimately his way out of this. Let's turn to the government shutdown right now eighteen th day. The president isn't budging and his demands for a border wall funding package, and he's about to take his case directly to the American public and his Oval Office address late. Her tonight. Shook Democrats offer some sort of compromise to the president. Even if it's just a way to help him save face. So the federal government can reopen fully we're not here to help the president safe face wolf, we're here to save the American people from the threats that we have abroad and domestically and we have put forward legislation that passed the Senate one hundred zero one hundred Republicans and Democrats who came together to fund border security. Donald Trump is not interested in border security. He is interested in border theater, and he's not interested in the facts, which that there is a net outflow of immigration leaving this country right now in that the majority of undocumented individuals overstayed their visas, so we should look at better enforcing that. So well, he can interrupt the Super Bowl and a couple of weeks as far as I'm concerned, he is not getting a wall. But what would you say congressman to those federal workers in your district and indeed across the country who want to see the Democrats at least offer some sort of compromise in order to reopen. The government we've op. Offered the compromise that Mitch McConnell already passed in the Senate wolf, and I think the fact that these workers are not getting paid as is as immoral as putting a wall on our southern border with an ally it contradicts that lady with the torch in New York harbor, and the sick tired huddled masses that you know, she is welcoming give us your your tired. Your poor your huddled masses. That's the message of America, and we have to draw a line somewhere wolf because when will what will the president want next if he's able to shut down the government for something that is so. American consciousness. Well, well, thank you so much for joining us. My pleasure. There's more breaking news. We're following Paul manafort's lawyers revealed at the former Trump campaign chairman shared confidential campaign information with an alleged Russian operative and President Trump gets ready for that Oval Office speech, candy, get congress and the American public to change their minds about his border wall. You know, what's smart kicking off twenty nine thousand nine by planning out, which rolls you need to hire. For and you can start.
"manafort" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"The Trump came campaign had any understanding of. What Manafort was doing. I think that's a legitimate question that we don't quite yet know the answer to Jeff again, it's not just that. He shared information. It's that he allegedly lied about sharing information. Like everybody connected with Donald Trump. Everybody lies about their connection with Russia. They missed remember. They know, you know, while I forget Jeff Sessions for God his meeting with the Russian ambassador, Jared Kushner forgot, and they they never deal accurately with their dealings with Russia and sixteen members of the Trump campaign in one way or another met with Russians, and here's what we don't know about this interaction between Kalinic and Manafort, what it Kalinic give give Manafort because remember we have the intelligence agency saying that the Russian government was dedicated to getting Donald Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton. So yes, we now know according to manafort's lawyers. That he presented information. This polling data to to Kalinic. What did he get in return? Also, I mean, I don't know you can't imagine that that anyone involved in. This is probably all that thrill that manafort's legal team flubbed these redaction now, I don't think that anyone is particularly thrilled about these things. I'm sure, you know, Muller's team, obviously has been very quiet. They don't want these details out. I think manafort's team is probably feeling a little bit embarrassed that they mangled the formatting of this document, and ultimately made their client, look even worse than the process. I mean, they were trying to just put out a filing that said you're asking my client about a lot of intricate details. These things happened years ago. He was running a presidential campaign. Anyone can miss remember these things, and then they put out all this. This information about his conversations and his interactions with a Russian associate. So again, imagine. There are police today. The the other part has manafort's legals team explanation. Not only that he just missed remembered. He was depressed. They say suffers from suffers from gout. I mean, does it is it likely judge is going to accept those kind of explanation? I don't think those will be legitimate. That's nations for the judge in terms of why he affirmatively lied to investigators. I mean, he knew that he was under tremendous criminal exposure and a variety of fronts in terms of all sorts of financial crimes, he had an incentive to tell the truth if he wanted to so I don't think that that will be persuasive. And as far as the reductions, I think what that also underscores just to add on there is that there is so much information. There have been other filings made in this case that are also under redacted documents. And it just underscores that there's a lot more that both special counsels. Investigators in the judges because they see that information the judges know in these cases the job. That's really important point. Again, we've talked about a lot that we've only seen kind of the tip of the iceberg in terms of what Manafort has access to, you know, this this is I have a lot of sympathy for ordinary civilians who were trying to follow the Russia story, and they're trying to figure out is this a big deal. You know stuff comes out every day. It doesn't come out in a sort of linear chronological way. I promise. This is a big deal. I mean, the fact that a that that the the campaign chairman is meeting with a Russian intelligence agent during the campaign presenting him with apparently confidential polling material and then after the campaign goes to Madrid which is not exactly a convenient meeting. Spot meets with him again at a time when the Russia policy is under review in there in Russia's trying to get sanctions lifted. I mean, this is the definition of contacts between the Trump campaign. And Russia now, that's what we've been looking for. That's what investigators have been looking for. How far it went? How extensive it was. We don't know. But this contact is very significant to insert Murray. Thanks very much. Carry Cordeiro is going to stick around coming up next..
"manafort" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"This is CNN. Breaking news. Breaking news. A startling new revelation emerges from court documents in the Muller probe with lawyers for Paul Manafort, inadvertently revealing that the former Trump campaign chief shared polling information with allege from trembling operative meeting with him overseas during the election campaign that comes as President Trump prepares to deliver his first speech from the Oval Office just hours from now part of an all out effort to convince hysterical public that there's a crisis on the southern border which requires a wall, and is worth a painful government shutdown boss with democratic congressman Eric swallow of the intelligence and judiciary committees. And our correspondents in specialists are also standing by. Let's begin with the breaking news in a truly stunning document stemming from the Muller investigation, Paul manafort's lawyers have inadvertently revealed that the former Trump campaign chairman shared sensitive information. Luding secret polling data with an alleged Kremlin operative. Let's bring in CNN seven for as Shimon capacity. Susan Hennessy Shimon, I to you tell our viewers. What you're learning you have wealth woeful quite seriously the Manafort team here the defense attorneys here. Putting this information in these court documents that would not meant to be seen by certainly anyone in the public information about a meeting that Paul Manafort hat overseas. The first time that we're learning also that Paul Manafort chaired internal polling data with this Russian operative of person believed to be connected to Russian intelligence a person who has connections to the Kremlin. He shared this internal polling data with this operative. The other information that we learned was that Paul Manafort even traveled to Madrid. This is the first time that we're learning that Paul Manafort had traveled overseas to meet with this person really all of this coming after a mistake. It was a formatting mistake by the Manfred team by the defense team in their filing of these court documents. They just for whatever reason they didn't check something. They didn't see if it could be seen by someone. All you have to do here was copy and paste what they thought was blacked out. All you did was copy and pasted it you'd be able to see what was underneath the blackout part. And that's what happened here. What rookie mistake by these lawyers? So clearly does this new information of insig- jest that there wasn't fact what they call collusion between the campaign and the Russian look, I think, well, if this is the certainly the most detailed window, we have into what Muller has been pursuing. He and his investigators have been pursuing with regard to collusion. It tells us that they are developing this theory that people connected to the campaign, especially Paul Manafort war, essentially, colluding with with Russians, and here's how we know that we know the Kalinic is a according to the FBI someone connected to the GR GRU is the Russian intelligence. Agency, that was involved in hacking, the DNC, and what we're learning Shimon mentioned this meeting in Madrid where he and Kalinic are having a meeting, they're they're exchanging according to the defense here, they're admitting that Paul Manafort shared sensitive polling data from inside the campaign. This is all happening during the time that Paul Manafort is managing he's chairman of the Trump campaign. What this tells us is that the the Muller investigators are pursuing very much the idea that there was this some kind of exchange of information behind the scenes that was not known to everybody perhaps not even known to candidate Trump himself. Again, does not a lot. There's still a lot of questions that are unanswered here. But what it tells us is that the collusion investigation is very much alive, and they're pursuing it because he was travelling Susan during the campaign. He's the chairman goes to Madrid for this meeting with his Russian provides sensitive polling information with seems to suggest if if this g are you the Russian intelligence unit. I was trying to influence the election, various states, baby. This kind of sensitive information would be useful to them to help. Donald Trump got elected, president of the United States manafort's, a probably, you know, he lied about this..
"manafort" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Afternoon in our world lead newly filed court documents accidentally revealed that Paul Manafort has admitted that while he was chairman of the Trump presidential campaign. He shared information with a Russian believed to have ties to Russian military intelligence information was inevitably redacted by manafort's attorneys. So journalists were able to ultimately read the portions the lawyers had blacked out. It's just one of several developments in the Russian investigation today as CNN's Sara Murray reports. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort insists he never intentionally lied to federal investigators in a new court filing that reveals more than the metaphor team intended the filing a response to special counsel, Robert Muller's team saying Manafort repeatedly lied when he was supposed to be cooperating. It was the mid under seal then made public with reductions, but a formatting error allowed those reductions to be made public. The reductions reveal when Manafort was campaign chairman. He shared polling data related to the presidential campaign with Constantine Kalinic manafort's Russian associate who prosecutors say has ties to Russian intelligence. The filing also revealed the two men met in Madrid while Manafort was on the campaign another redaction show. Someone asked us manafort's name if they met the president prosecutors claimed that was one of the Trump administration contacts Manafort lied about manafort's team says that hardly counts as outreach for metaphor to the president. Meanwhile in Italia vessel. Sky up the Russian lawyer that Manafort and other senior members of the campaign met with in that now infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting is now facing an obstruction of Justice charge veselnitskaya Trump Tower meeting which campaign officials attended believing they would get dirt on Hillary Clinton is focus Muller's investigation. But the new indictment from the southern district of New York relates to a money laundering case against a Russian owned investment firm based in Cyprus, prevalant holdings, and it highlights Veselin. It's has close ties to the Russian government. The indictment says vessel. It's submitted unintentionally misleading declaration to the court, which she allegedly traffic in secret cooperation with a senior Russian prosecutor vessel. Its guy has previously denied any ties to the Kremlin. Teak because no, I'm certainly flattered by being marked in cold as a government attorney. But I've never worked for the government in the first place in written testimony to the Senate Judiciary in two thousand seventeen she claimed she had no relationship with Russia's prosecutor-general quote, other than those related to my professional functions of a lawyer and April twenty eighteen she revised her story. Again, calling herself on informant in Fremont. That today vessel in its guy had declined to comment on the indictment, but vowed to defend my professional honor. Now that guy I probably will never see the inside of a US courtroom. But obviously that is not going to be true for Paul Manafort and explained that he never intentionally lied to prosecutors. He said the days cooperating with Muller came more along he missed remembered some things and on a couple of these occasions, he was frankly, more focused on running the Trump presidential campaign than his dealings with Kalinic, Jake interesting. But let's talk about this and that's bringing former federal prosecutor lower coast. I I just want to make sure I understand this correctly. Okay. So Paul Manafort who was the president's campaign chairman during two thousand sixteen while he was campaign chairman was in Madrid and he met with somebody who's likely tied to Russian military intelligence, and he was talking he's sharing insider campaign information why what were the Russians interested in insider, campaign information. How how big a story is this. I mean, I think it could potentially be a big story the other for you MRs that, we know this because Paul manafort's lawyers accidentally told information, so, but I think the question is if Muller has been able to tie all these threads together behind the scenes, we know the Russians obviously wanted inside information about the Trump campaign, and we know they were running this whole Russian troll fire farm. They were trying to sway American voters. And one of the big questions has always been to they get some kind of Intel some kind of direction about where they should be targeting. Who were they should be targeting? And is it possible that somehow traces back to Manafort, we don't know the answers to that? Yet. But it is very striking that home afford somehow thought it was in any way appropriate to be in contact with his Russian official while he was running the Trump campaign sharing polling data talking about Ukrainian piece lands all while he was also overseeing the convention..