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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.
Victims' families in Iraq furious over Trump's Blackwater pardons
"Second time. In today's donald trump has dropped a batch of pardons for people mostly comprised of his political cronies and allies among the partners. That were last night. We're four blackwater contractors Former service members who opened fire on unarmed iraqi civilians in this source square into thousand seven at least fourteen people were killed. Seventeen wounded took years to bring those shooters to justice. Three of them were sentenced to thirty years in prison one of them. The sniper who first opened fire was given life without parole now. All four of them have been fully pardoned by president. Donald trump. paul dickenson is a lawyer. Represented the families of several victims in the two thousand seventy source square massacre in civilization. And paul dickson joins me now. I'm paul thank you so much for making time. I wonder if we can just start with your description of what happened in this source square back in two thousand seven and and what it did to the to the families that you represent. Thank you chris. What happened on that day was a traffic circle And traffic going through an ordinary day. Why client ali kanani and his family were an suv. Mohammed was driving through with other family members through the traffic circle. For armored vehicles. Tan-colored armored vehicles were entering. The traffic circle held up their hands and on a stop sign to have the traffic stop muhammed. Who was ali's father thought. Nothing of it because it's frequent especially this close to the green zone where they were the tower. You say there is a blocked from the entrance to the greens on Thought that someone important with either leaving or entering the green zone He looked to his right. Saw the person that's in one of the white vehicles in this video. Say that somebody in rome had just been shot at about that time. Bullets started to rain down his suv. He ducks for cover. Hold his sister. Who's sitting in the front seat down. Ali his son and his two cousins or in the backseat as the bullets rained on muhammed peaks. Up trying to see what's going on sees victims being shot killed machine go viral. All over is if ub as riddled with bullets As soon as it started at stopped He thought everybody was ok. That they had lived through a miracle When one of the cousins in the backseat said that ali was her Mohammed got out of the car opened. The door went to the back seat. Saw blood on the inside of the window and ali slumped over against the glass. He opened the door. And this is a bit graphic but what happened was ali slump towards muhammad is. Skull was open. Portion of his brain fell out onto the pavement in its sort square in fact. There's an image of that in that video that you were showing which i presume that you are not showing on tv. Mohammed cold pushed his son back in. The car turned his vehicle around On flat tires and a shutout windshield and drove to a hospital with only a few blocks behind them behind the source square when they arrive. Ali was doing everything he could for his son but knew that he probably had a fatal injury. Ali was still alive at the hospital. He had doctors look at ali He wanted to get treatment for his son. They told him they could not treat ended. The hospital was like a war zone. There were people in the hallways pickup trucks were bit bringing victims into the hospital. They had an ambulance dispatch for muhammed and ali to neurologic hospital across town. They had to actually go back through new source square to get there during the ride ali convulsed as muhammad held his hand and he died. I was contacted to represent them and others in a civil lawsuit against blackwater Eric prints and other of the people that were convicted of these murders and manslaughter charges. We proceeded with a civil lawsuit in north carolina against blackwater in the men. The shooter's that case was removed from state court to federal court. We fought to have it back and say it was in a court of appeal. The four circuit court of appeals in richmond virginia And we eventually resolved the case favorably for all parties without the necessity of trial. And i represent him a kanani family and several others.
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Trump has granted pardons to his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort is former adviser Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father in law of Ivanka Trump. The case but least Manafort and Stone. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more on White House grounds for the pardons. The White House said that the president had granted man for a full and complete pardon on then, as we have seen with others that Trump has pardoned who were implicated as part of the rush investigation. The White House called that probe hoax. It claimed that Manafort was a victim of prosecutorial overreach. Trump today Pardon 26 people and commuted the sentences of three others the second consecutive night of pardons and was expected be a flurry of acts of clemency before he leaves office.
Trump pardons Paul Manafort and Roger Stone
"Issuing pardons to his convicted and former campaign chair Paul Manafort, along with former campaign and political advisor Roger Stone, the president, saying both were treated unfairly by what he called the Mueller investigation, which hunt all Manafort received the toughest sentence of any associate of President Trump entangled and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The former Trump campaign chairman, was sentenced to seven years after his convictions on charges of filing false tax. Turns in fraud. Manafort was released to home confinement in May on coronavirus concerns. Manafort's also being pursued by the district attorney in Manhattan who wants to prosecute him for fraud. They would not be covered by a pardon. Aaron
Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort
"President trump has issued another batch of pardons to nearly thirty people including his son in law's father and trump's former campaign chairman on the new list of those now pardoned or granted clemency Charles Kushner a real estate developer who pleaded guilty to tax evasion witness tampering and making illegal campaign contributions in two thousand five Kushner son Jared as a White House adviser and married to trump's daughter Ivanka and two more trump confidants convicted in order to jail in the Russia probe former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and close friend Roger stone whose prison sentence had already been commuted by the White House observers say the president's using the power of his office to dismantle the results of special counsel Robert Muller's investigation having pardoned another campaign associate Tuesday Jackie Quinn Washington
Trump grants full pardon to Russia probe figure George Papadopoulos
"Granting 15 pardons. This includes full pardons to two men who were convicted in the Mueller investigation. George Papadopoulos and Alex Vander is one tough. A novelist pleaded guilty and 2017 is is lying lying to to FBI FBI agents agents while while vendors vendors want want pleaded pleaded guilty guilty and and 28 28 scenes scenes a a lying lying to to invent invent Stew. Stew. Gators Gators from from the the special special counsel's counsel's office office also also pardoned pardoned former former GOP GOP congressman congressman Duncan Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins, both convicted on corruption related charges. I asked Kyle Cheney, congressional reporter for Politico if President Trump pardoning Papadopoulos and Vandals. Juan is rebuke of the Mueller. Russia investigation question. I mean, we saw him pardon Mike Flynn a couple of weeks ago, which was sort of part of that long running effort. He's also commuted the sentence of Roger Stone, his longtime ally. Both of those men were caught. Up in the Mueller investigation and convicted or pleaded guilty. And in this case, you know Evander's Juan is sort of a bit player. But Papadopoulos is very interesting because he was the whole basis for the origin of the investigation. His interactions with the Russia linked figure led the FBI to probe the Trump campaign first place. So this is really the origin story of the Mueller probe and Trump pardoning him is really a shot at its existence in the first place. Other convictions of Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins essentially centered around corruption that they were convicted on. Why do you think the president chose toe? Pardon these two former congressman? This is pure, rewarding political loyalty here. I mean, Chris Collins was the first member of Congress to endorse President Trump and his 2015 2016 campaign. Hunter with the second, So it's pretty clear political payback here for loyalists and you know, doing in the lame duck when it would have been politically explosive to do it earlier. It's sort of a tried and true thing and other presidencies. But clearly what happened here, Kyle, I know that many of the president's supporters defend these decisions He's making by saying he's used the pardon less often than many other presidents. I guess that is true. But are you expecting Morva? Four? Mr Trump leaves office. I would anticipate it. I think it is fair to say he's used it less often, but he's used it more to three or or he let off the hook. People who are closely allied with him, like very deeply connected with him personally. In terms of politics. And yes, there are others out there that have not been issued People like Paul Manafort, Steve Bannon and others that we had on our watch list for a while now, so I would expect this is not the final round of the That's politico Congressional reporter Kyle Cheney. 10 13. NOW
Mueller prosecutor says special counsel 'could have done more' to hold Trump accountable
"A former top prosecutor on special counsel Bob Miller's team writes in a new. Tell all book where law ends that the Group failed to fully investigate trump's financial ties and should have stated explicitly in their report that they believed he obstructed justice. Andrew Weissmann claims that Muller's efforts were limited by the ever present threat of trump disbanding their office and by their own reluctance to be aggressive against a sitting president. The team made sure it's work was logged into a computer system in a way so that it would be preserved if trump got rid of Mueller but Weissmann says the pressure caused them to pull punches. He likens it to a sword of Damocles hanging over all of their investigative decisions, leading them at certain times to act much less forcefully and more defensively than they would have if they were investigating anyone but the president. Weisman says it led them to delay and ultimately forego entire lines of inquiry though were quite promising particularly regarding this president financial ties to Russia. This bothered him deeply because in America no one is supposed to be above the law not even the president here is a key paragraph from Weisman's new book which comes out next week, and which we got an early copy of he writes quote. We still do not know if there are other financial ties between the president and either the Russian government or Russian oligarchs. We do not know whether he paid bribes to foreign officials to secure favourable treatment for his business interests a potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. That would provide leverage against the president. We do not know if he had other Russian business deals in the works at the time he was running for president how they might have aided or constrained his campaign or. Even if they are continuing to influence his presidency. Weisman was considered one of the top prosecutors at the justice, department had been a senior supervisor before Muller brought him onto his team. Now he teaches it Nyu law school in the book. Whitesman lays particular blame on Muller's number two errands assembly for stopping investigators from taking a broader look at trump's finances and he writes that he wonders whether investigators quote gave it their all Weisman lambasts attorney general bill bar for among other things giving the public a deeply misleading four-page summary of Moore's work before the full report was released publicly. bowlers report was far more damning than the anodyne description that bar put out. It was upon reading bars misleading four-page memo that Weisman decided yet moral obligation to write this book. Weisman is critical of Molar himself for not stating plainly that he concluded trump obstructed justice which Weisman says the evidence clearly shows Weissmann said in an interview on Monday with my colleagues Matt Sabotage and Spencer Sue that he told more, he would have stated that conclusion in the teams final report. More. Critically, Weisman complains how he felt more was wrong not to green light issuing a subpoena for trump's testimony, and he also details how he personally pressed the special counsel repeatedly to do so. The office also declined to compel testimony from the President's son Donald Trump Junior, or even to seek an interview with first daughter Ivanka trump who was involved in a lot of the potential misconduct described in the final report. Weisman's primary task was to lead the team called Team N, which investigated former trump campaign chairman Paul manafort for financial crimes in hopes that he'd flip to become a useful witness another team team are was tasked with exploring whether the trump campaign had coordinated with Russia to influence the election and another team six hundred was tasked with exploring whether trump had obstructed justice. Weisman is critical of that ladder team teams six hundred saying that an FBI agent assigned to it complained to him that it was quote pulling its punches and shooting down her views. And weisman alleges that its leader Mike driven another veteran former prosecutor. Confided in him privately that he would not have been. So mealy mouthed about saying the president had obstructed Justice Weisman's says driven. told him quote if you and I were in charge this is not how it would read. I should say here that Zebedee Moeller Andrew even did not respond to our requests for comment about what said about them in the book.
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
"Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat.
"paul manafort" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"That was president trump or others or if it got to the very heart of cooperation about Russia but it may be that those lies or whatever it was he continued to protect was the reason that Robert was never able to establish a conspiracy between Russia and trump campaign in March. Two Thousand Nineteen Judges Manafort cases in Virginia and DC hand-down separate sentences totalling seven and a half years in prison. Metaphor did not respond to requests for coming. His is a fall from grace for the king-maker who wants behind the most powerful men in the world. Many who studied manafort's long career as an influence peddler remain baffled by the words of the Virginia judge in his federal case who said except for his recent crime manafort had lived in otherwise blameless life. There was so much evidence revealing Manafort be a shady operator that to hear the judge sort of almost applaud him. For a blameless life to that point was sort of going to a lot of people that phrase in an otherwise blameless life really does stick into the crawl because everything that manafort had done from the moment that you opened up his lobbying shop in Washington had been done to personally enrich himself at the expense of American democracy. Thanks for listening to the American read podcast presented by CNBC. I'm Stacey Koon.
"paul manafort" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"In two thousand sixteen presidential candidate. Donald trump makes waves promising to clean up American politics. We are going to Washington. Dc and we are going to drain the swamp that Spring to hope to cure. His party's nomination. The outsider candidate turns to a big time. Washington insider Paul Manafort. Ken Bogu is a reporter for the New York Times. There's a lot of irony in the trump manafort connection not the least of which is a candidate who's running as a climber. Party's platform on draining. The swamp has just hired to run his campaign. The ultimate swamp creature metaphors path to the trump campaign begins years earlier in an industrial town. Not Far from Hartford Connecticut Paul Manafort. I became enamored with politics at his father's knee. His Dad ran for and won the mayorality of new Britain Connecticut. Their home town. Franklin fourer is a staff writer for the Atlantic is Dad was a was a guy who practice a very hard style politics but new Britain was also a place that was filled with corruption. Palma for his father was accused and even charge with perjury but never convicted and had a road named bathrooms kind of a hero in his hometown. So certainly possible that the sun would conclude that you can walk right up to the end of the line without paying the penalty in the late nineteen sixties metaphor leaves new Britain for Washington. Dc Very attends Georgetown University while many members of his generation celebrate peace and love. He's pictured in the school yearbook flashing V-for-victory Son and apparent celebration. The nineteen sixty eight election. Victory up Richard Nixon after Nixon's resignation in nineteen seventy four manafort than a lawyer serves in the White House under his successor. President Gerald Four Paul Manafort even in those early days showed signs of becoming the master. Strategist that you would eventually fully realize you just this shrewd operator. Who understood how to get the head of somebody to figure out what they wanted and how he can deliver it to them after helping four defeat robber Reagan for the GOP nomination in nineteen seventy six metaphor. Works on Reagan's presidential campaign. Four years later the south will be targeted. We'll get specialized media. We will carry the Reagan record to the south particularly He kind of went where he saw an opening and by the time he was I getting evolved professionally around Reagan. That was the hot thing. In American politics it turns out to be a good bit in this present crisis. Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem out of Ronald Reagan's nineteen eighty camp in Washington suddenly flooded with Republicans. Who'd been out of power for several years and they had this new power in town but nobody had figured out how to really capitalize on power. Manafort will lead the charge on K. Street DC's lobbying center in one thousand nine hundred eighty. He teams up with two other. Reagan Campaign Veterans Charlie Black and Roger Stone who will later worked for the trump campaign together. The three men form political firm with an innovative to part business marble. They were electing people who'd established intimate relationships with and then they would turn around and ask them for favors on behalf of corporate clients and this was an incredible advantage and it made them a fortune. The firm's principles bring in six figure salaries representing big-name domestic clients including a high powered New York real estate developer name Donald Trump manafort ran affirm that blew up based on a reputation for getting things. Done if you're a lobbyist you're going to be effective some of the time you're going to be effective. Maybe not all the time but the important thing is to create the perception of power and Manafort was a master of that. The way he creates. This perception is partially spelled out in a company pitch obtained by NBC News. In one thousand nine hundred ninety eight but document lists the close political ties that key members of the firm had in the Reagan administration and it promised that personal relationships with Department of State officials would be utilized to upgrade a back channel relationship. What they're doing is legal. Some considered questionable some of the old guard in Washington. Dc turned up their noses at what blackstone and Manafort were doing and they saw it as really unseemly they were breaking all sorts of norms. They were creating all sorts of new conventions for Washington. And I think it's even possible to say that through their firm Paul Manafort and his crew did a lot to create the swamp if you will as we know it over the decades that he works in Washington Paul Manafort becomes a behind the scenes master of crafting politicians images. When you set up here with all this gadgetry no because Amb where we'd have curtains on the front of the window but in this world power and money. It's not just American politician and American lobbying clients who turned to him for help. The definitely is this is before Paul Manafort of lobbyists working on behalf of scuzzy foreign governments but nobody had made it a cottage industry in quite the same way that Paul Manafort did he basically went out and found all manner of folks with unsavory reputations. Who are willing to pay huge psalms in order to try to buff their reputations and improve their standing in Washington. The word is not without controversy. The Prime Minister of the Bahamas Lynden thinly and key officials of his government have long been described in reports of American drug agents as receiving huge payoffs from big time Colombian and American drug bosses but in Nineteen eighty-four Washington. Lobbying firm run by these men. All of whom are now key advisers in the Bush campaign went to work for the pindling government at eight hundred thousand dollars a year when these reports I surface manafort's partner. Charlie black denies any wrongdoing. Saying the firm would never work for a foreigner whose interests are at odds with those of the United States. But other bad press will follow in Nineteen Ninety-two Manafort's firm then called black manafort stone and Kelly features heavily in the torturers lobby published by the center Republican Teddy. This report outlines the company's work on behalf of questionable foreign clients said to receive US aid and abuse human rights. That's certainly an argument to be made. That manafort was kind of the angel on the shoulder of some of these arguably very bad people that he was trying to get them to embrace democratic tactics and strategies but also democracy that certainly manafort and his allies saw manafort's detractors say that's a bunch of bull it's possible to know who manafort's firm works for who they lobby and how much they make because of a law called the foreign agents registration there or Farah created in the nineteen thirties. Think this is right in Madison Square Garden. Usa This a strict Cuban leader german-american hiding behind the American flag artist. Berlin the Foreign Agents Registration Act was enacted in nineteen thirty eight in response to congressional concerns about Nazi subversive activities in the United States in particular clandestine propaganda being disseminated throughout the United States. Now a partner at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana. David lawmen once served as chief of the Department of Justice's countered intelligence and Export Control Section. There he was responsible for enforcement of Farah law that requires people like metaphor disclosed their lobbying and public relations work performed in the US on behalf of a foreign power. The whole point of the statute is not to suppress or regularly the content of speech but when that speech is propagated by people United States acting on behalf of a foreign government or foreign political party to require registration with the government in periodic disclosure. So that the American people or US lawmakers can be properly put on notice of. Who's behind that content? So they can way what credit or wait too attached to it in. Farah filings like these from the nineteen eighties. Manafort divulges which foreigners? He's working for what he's doing for them. And the vast sums he's paid Paul Manafort went from being a guy came from relatively little means to a guy running affirm that was suddenly printing money. This was nineteen eighties. The age of four in Gecko and benefit with somebody when suddenly stumbled upon. Well really set out to enjoy it. Manafort and his partners and even some of the associates at the firm were wearing flashy tailored suits driving. Big Shiny cars often foreign. He got one of the biggest homes and his friends said when he had a pool. He didn't like where it was positioned so he had. It moved several feet he would disappear for weeks and come back and expense concord round trip to Paris and a week and a half and the nicest hotel.
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I have to imagine one of the people who's looking carefully at the sentencing today is the man sitting in the White House and he's saying to himself Paul Manafort leading otherwise blameless lights. I think we're going to be hearing that again, if President Trump ever issues say ever decides us one of his other constitutional powers in connection with Paul Manafort as the judge said he leading otherwise blameless life around Klay. I think we now have the title of Donald Trump's next memoir, otherwise blameless life, the to hear any Washington lobbyist described as having lived and otherwise blameless life is a first for me. Those are words I personally would be very uncomfortable applying to a lifetime Washington, lobbyist true. And obviously unsure about Paul Manafort. I mean, look he is he. He is about to get sentenced at another criminal case next week. So to suggest this is an otherwise blameless life, ignores the fact that he was convicted of other crimes Bill to other crimes for which he'll be sentenced and the sentence is I think ridiculously short I mean because of his shenanigans America's been sentenced to forty eight months of Donald Trump is president. It seems like forty seven months for Manafort jail seems like a very light sentence for that. And I do think gills core point here really is the most serious one, which is this just illustrates again, we have two systems of Justice in this country. Paul Manafort engaged in fifty five million dollars tax fraud. There are poor African Americans in jail tonight much longer than manafort's sentence who still fifty five or one hundred fifty five dollars from a seven eleven or committed some kind of non violent crime evens of drug offence. Just hard to give people confidence in our criminal Justice system when a crime of this nature get such a short sentence compared to the sentences that poor people people of color, get everyday in our court system. Cars would Alec Sandra Causey Cortez tweeted just moments before the show, Paul Manafort getting such little jail time for such serious crimes lays out for the world. How it's almost impossible for rich people to go to jail for the same amount of time as someone who is lower income in our current broken system. Justice isn't blind. It's bought Miko yet, your reaction to the Paul Manafort sentence tonight. Yeah. I think that if really shows that you've got someone here who has a real pattern of deceptiveness and cheating..
"paul manafort" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"My relatives lived in vans. There you go. We go so digital Vance. Yes. Veins even. Yeah. Android that? It was a fun little digression. So this moment, we don't know. How long exactly what's going to spin in prison? I think next February's when he gets sentenced the max from the plea deal. He signed is a decade, it'll probably be somewhat less than that. However since polls already sixty nine even five years swish. Pretty sick. Even a five year sentence is good chance of being a life sentence for him. The odds of Paul Manafort, dying in prison seem to have raised recently based on an appearance he made in court on Friday, October nineteenth is this the wheelchair. Things the wheelchair thing. Yeah. Okay. All was wheeled into court in a wheelchair. Very sick. His lawyer says the he has significant health issues related to the terms of his confinement. He had like his one leg elevated in like a sock on instead of shoes so much. It was so fun. It reminded me of when Robert Durst when court bringing neckbrace and was like, I couldn't have done it. I was on meth. That was what Manafort took it to an eleven. He's like Robert had no personality. Yeah. Nobody wanted to hang out with Robert Durst. Which everyone fortunately does. I mean, who wouldn't he's so cool super cool calendars of my fan art of him. I know that that's not joke which takes a step too far, and I stopped doing it. No. When you realize you've taken the step too, far, what are your options? He step backwards or you step even further. Are you make posters? Yeah. You make posters you change your name, anyway, Paul Manafort. Yeah. Basically, it seems like he's claiming he has gout, and that's what he has to be in a wheelchair in his leg. Rich man's the Richmond Richmond leg rich eating too much sugar, either gout or diabetes would be possible causes of something like that. Or he might just be lying to try and get you know out of being in prison for longer. Does. He have a history of line. History. Paul Manafort does he ever lied before? I don't know. I don't know if we have any evidence of him being manipulative set Robert tres, anyone we don't accept it in Celtics on self defense. And that time he admitted it in the bathroom. Time Paul Manafort. Of course, we have the text messages his daughter sent talking about the things their dad told them about the crimes that he was committing. Or so chaotic evil. It's amazing. How almost no criminals at that level of crime can avoid admitting what they've done you don't run into a lot of like crack dealers who in interviews with people are like, Yep. I sell crack, right? I don't know if you're doing crimes don't brag about brag about the crimes while you're committing them in Portland. So crazy, it's pretty wild. Don't tell your daughter's text unsecured cellphones. About the crimes you're committing for a dictator these lessons that nobody should actually learn because then these people wouldn't get caught. But right. Yeah. That's true. Yeah. So Paul Manafort is apparently very sick and on death's door, according to Paul Manafort. To be released. Let me up to prison. Please. The prosecution does still have the option to waive a lot of his convictions. If he helps them out enough. So right now, the ten things that he wasn't convicted for when he got his original sentence. They've said we're not gonna try you again on these things, but we could try him again, if he doesn't wind up giving the prosecution very much so so is the deadline for that when his trial begins or is that just indefinite. I think it's like by February or something. Triumph. It seems like there's a ticking clock. We're gonna see what else they get from him. But yeah, it's possible. He'll be dismissed won't spend much more time in prison. It's possible. He will die there. I do want to draw your attention, Jamie. Yes. To one last line from CNN article that I read that was sort of introducing the fact that he'd come to court wheelchair quote, metaphors wife was not in the courtroom on Friday. She previously attended most of his hearings in the entirety of his Virginia trial. Why am I that be? I don't I don't know. Was it perhaps was serially philandering on her and probably wasn't actually sick..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"We are also of course covering this hurricane's path night. We have reporters up and down the coast plus our other top story tonight, new reports, Paul Manafort reaching a plea deal with special counsel Bob Muller that would have huge ramifications for where the Miller probe is headed. Our legal experts are all over this along with a US Senator. So we will bring you that important news coming up this hour and later in the show, we're also going to dig into news with implications that long outlived the bombshells in this Bob Woodward book or that controversial. New York Times op Ed today, Democrats scoring procedural victory in delaying Donald Trump's March to another lifetime appointment to the supreme court and why one Senate democrat is calling the FBI. So we have all of that on the beat tonight. But we begin with millions bracing for hurricane Florence right now. Torrential rain and winds gusting up to one hundred miles per hour. That's battering their Carolina coastline, bringing warnings of life threatening storm surges and. I wanna go right to Joe fryer who is in Jacksonville, North Carolina, braving the elements to report Joe. What can you tell us. Lori, just as the afternoon goes along, the winds continued to get stronger. The rain is picking up and this is a scene that's going to be playing out for the next two to three days because of how slowly this system is moving through. Now to set the scene where we are, this is Jacksonville North Carolina. It is not right on the ocean, like some of the other reports that you've seen, but they're still concerned about the conditions here. Why is that? Well, you can see we are still on a river, take about twenty mile trip that way, then you will hit the ocean. So the river feeds into the bays which then feed into the water. And even though we are not right directly where the beaches are the words, storm surge, still carry some weight here, they're concerned that the waters could rise up to seven feet here. That's just how dangerous the storm surges. Even if you're not there right on the coast, the waters are going to rise. So they're definitely concerned about this river which floods during a normal storm. Pretty much area where I'm standing, they fear is going to be underwater. The question is just how much is it going to be underwater? You're not just talking about the storm surge. About two or three days of consistent, heavy rain and nowhere for that rain to go. These rivers are going to overflow. It's not just the situation here. You can travel another two hours inland to a place like Fayetteville. They're concerned, their people have been packing up their belongings and putting them up on the second floor of their homes. They saw two years ago with hurricane Matthew. It was way inland where they started to see heavy amounts of rain that caused flooding. There were just nowhere for the water to go. Some inland areas here in North Carolina could see anywhere from six to twelve inches of rain. Isolated parts could see up to two feet. So along the coast, there's clearly concern, especially because the storm is is going to be turning over the coast, but really throughout much of North Carolina, they are worried about just how much water is going to be coming down over the course of many hours Ari. Thank you, Joe, and we turned out a God short who's in radio island, North Carolina, Godley. What are you seeing. Yeah, right now we're seeing these winds continue to hammer this area. I think. About seventy five miles an hour, but they're still not strong tonight. Either these types of wins that have been battery this area since about twelve. These types of. Atmos- director. These are not as bad as hurricane-force winds, and we'll get to be phased tonight. Pull it off our periodically restart losing visible in this area. It's almost like we're plastic bag. This ways is extremely powerful attracted no starts with bit up this rain and hits your face. It's pretty painful, but the worst of all this is going to be happening tonight around eleven o'clock. The worst. The storm surge coming up that we also got high tide to. That's going to be the end that that this whole area going to be like her down, we're going to be..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Thanks for joining us for the beat. Tonight. We have breaking news right now on Paul Manafort reporting that suggests he's changing his entire approach to the molar probe, and I'm going to get into that with the reporter, breaking the story. But I, I also have a necessary programming note. I was on vacation last week because I'm very good at picking slow new cycles from my time off. But I do want to thank and Moyle dean and Ali Val. She for anchoring while I was out. Now, what changed last week? Was it actually illegal inflection point, four, this Trump presidency. The answer is yeah. And that is part of our top story. Tonight. We have reporting on how this conviction of Paul Manafort is only the beginning of his problems as he faces up to two more trials. New evidence about links to rushed intelligence and signs. He's changing his mind as we will get to. Also later you should know, I'll be joined live by Michael Vana discussing all of the developments out of the Michael Cohen, plea deal that could put his case on a fast track. There's also later in the hour and important conversation with the White House veteran warning Trumpism three. Threatens America and is exposing an immorality in the Republican party. That guest was a top Republican advisor to President Bush. But we begin with how Trump is starting this week. This is the first week of his presidency that begins with two of his most senior aides as guilty met. Michael Cohen admits it. Paul Manafort of course, was dealt that status by jury of his peers, and there are signs. The pressure is getting to him, which does bring us to this breaking news. I can tell you tonight brand new reporting from the Wall Street Journal that Paul Manafort was working actively to seek a plea deal with Bob Muller to space stave off the upcoming trial in DC. Now, the reporting which is important is that those talks broke down plea discussions that were going on. Imagine this, how dramatic this was these discussions going on while everyone was awaiting what that Virginia jury would do deliberating on the tax and brink Bank fraud charges against Manafort. The talk stalling quote, over issues raised by special counsel, Robert Muller journal, not yet able to confirm what those issues are. Now, this is remarkable reporting. If you follow these stories, if you think about the images last week, the captivated the nation, all of this show something we didn't know until tonight that something was getting demand for. Maybe it's a potential jail time that he sees now is all too real in his own trial, or maybe it is this mounting pressure across. The entire Trump universe with Michael Cohen. Implicating Trump in a crime with the Fred's granting immunity to Trump's money man and his tabloid alley ally. Plus these aggressive moves from New York state prosecutor's as they either Trump organization itself. In fact, it is that federal probe in New York that is seriously worrying some Trump allies. Perhaps the special counsels the Lisa threats, the president faces right now, you've got the southern district. You've got the new York Attorney General. You've got the Manhattan District Attorney, where's the greatest threat? Well, I've said that right from the beginning because I think he has constitutional defenses to the investigation being conducted by Mahler, but there are no constitutional defenses to what the southern district is investigating. So I think the southern district is the is the is the greatest threat here, the quote, they're the greatest threat to Donald Trump according to Alan Dershowitz would be from this office that got the guilty plea out of Michael Cohen that is actively granting immunity.
"paul manafort" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Cohen. Kilty Paul Manafort guilty Mr. Manafort is disappointed on eight felony counts each tonight. The implication for the president. I didn't understand as Michael Kohn claims Trump directed his hush money crime. Boss what's next for the president's former lawyer and fixer. Now facing years in prison, I'll do anything to protect Mr. Trump what's next for the president's former campaign chair. Now, facing years in prison is evaluating all of his options at this point and the possibilities of pardons for both of that. I can't think of what Mr. men forced onto deserve reporting. An all in starts right now. I love loyalty. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes on a day of extraordinary news. There is one big headline above all the rest, and that is this. The news of the president is states who's identified in court documents today as individual one directed his personal attorney to break the law in order to influence the outcome of the two thousand sixteen presidential election. That's according to Michael Kohn who pleaded guilty to his part in those crimes. And for the next hour, we're going in the implications for individual one, Donald J Trump. It was a historically bad day for the president as to close associates Cohen. His longtime lawyer and fixer. And Paul Manafort is former campaign. Chairman were simultaneously appearing in different federal courtrooms Cohen in New York Manafort in Virginia. Both determined to be guilty of multiple federal crimes within the space of just a few minutes is after noon, Cohen, pleaded, guilty. Two, eight counts tax evasion lying to financial institution and crucially campaign finance violations Manafort was convicted by a jury on eight counts of tax fraud and Bank fraud. At the same time, the president was leaving for a campaign rally in West Virginia..
"paul manafort" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"Susan Glasser joins me to discuss the courtroom spectacle of the Manafort trial, how the Muller investigation stands to benefit or be hurt by this trial. And what Trump's inner circle looks like when it's under examination in a courtroom. Susan, I just wanna start here to talk about essentially, what are the charges in this case? Can you just sort of walk through what exactly Paul Manafort is accused of doing well, thanks David. Not a trial at the moment that has anything to do with Russia or Trump or alleged collusion of Manafort or anyone else. What it is is a pretty damning indictment of Paul Manafort and the business. He was in the years leading up to his association with Donald Trump and special counsel Muller and his team have. Found evidence and indicted Manafort on an array of financial charges, primarily income tax fraud, incapacitation and Bank fraud that stemmed from an alleged sixty million dollars that he earned just from this one Ukrainian party and associated Ukrainian oligarchs over a four year period of time. Basically. A pro Russian party in Ukraine ahead of it was, you know, kovic who was the president one time. I, it's been barred by the judge from raising, you know, the nave Latimer Putin in court, but is there a tie to Putin? They're absolutely. I mean, it's very interesting. So you know, visited the courtroom this week in Alexandria where this dramas playing out and the judge has has played a very strict rule of overseer in this case, and he's really narrowly defined it as let's make this case about income tax evasion and about Bank fraud and money laundering. In effect, it's not supposed to be about Russia or Ukraine, or Putin or Trump. And of course, that is the context of it. You know, the jurors won't necessarily hear that, but that is the story here. You crane was very much operating in very close connection with Ladimir Putin under the presidency of victory on the kovic and base. Basically a street revolution in twenty fourteen forced Yana kovic from office. He fled by the way, enormous corruption was uncovered there. The spectacle of this poor country being pushed around by Russia effectively adopting policies that Putin favored disclose Yana kovic not only was paying millions of dollars to the American political consultant. Paul men for absolutely. There's a Russia connection between this and Manafort had a longtime relationship in fact, and was paid millions of dollars that he also then owed millions of dollars to the Russian oligarch Oleg their pasta who is not only clues to Putin in his inner circle, but figures in the story of connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. And there's people that Miller investigative sort of cooperating with this investigation Manafort has not, and he's he's fought these charges and to be fair to Manafort though as far as we know, there is no evidence of Manafort in any way working with the Russian government during the two thousand sixteen campaign. Well, I, I wouldn't put it that way. We, you know, again, that's not the source of this trial in any way, and no one has released any results of the investigation that may bear on that question. Many people see this trial that's going on right now in Alexandria, courtroom as possibly an effort by the molar team to pressure metaphor into cooperating in that larger investigation of Trump and Russia in two thousand sixteen, and there's been a lot of exhibits about clothing. How he spent his money. Look at the trial is is a fascinating American spectacle, and that's what we've seen on display over the last two weeks. You know, you have fifteen thousand dollar ostrich jackets, you have lavish real estate purchases of millions of dollars, luxury cars, even seven figure, landscaping bills, you know..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Today is day six of the Paul Manafort trial. Now, remember Paul manafort's is Donald Trump's former campaign manager and evil husband in a lifetime movie. Well, anyway, thanks to the mullahs investigation. He is now on trial for tax crimes and money laundering and things ongoing well for him because this week prosecutors brought Rick gates to the witness stand and gates has been pulled manafort's right-hand man for years. And on top of that, he worked as the deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump. So he knows where the bodies are buried and yesterday he dug them up Robert Muller star witness, Rick gates, taking the stand against former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort Rick gates becoming the first Trump campaign official to confess his crimes on the witness stand asked by the prosecution. Were you involved in any criminal activity with Mr.? Manafort his reply, yes. Asked, did you commit any crimes with Mr.? Manafort. Gates again responding. Yes. Well, that was easy. Did you guys do the crimes? And he was like, yeah. I'm going to lie. I was hoping for a bit more courtroom drama. You know, like I thought did tell him to confess and he denied. And then there'd be like, well, we've got a surprise, witness, your twin brother. All like Tom Cruise would have shown up and be like, you can't handle the truth, and we'd be like, Tom Cruise does. He's. But the proceedings that exciting, although for manafort's it must have been really wild because every moment that gates was on the stand things just got worse and worse. Another stunning confession gates admitting he also stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort while working for him. Of, sorry for me, this is hilarious. Like he's confessing to stealing from the same guy that he was committing crimes with like metaphor. It must have been so mad but also at the same time, so proud. Yeah, because on the one hand, gates stole money from him. But on the other hand, he clearly learned everything that metaphor toward him. It's like about the end of karate kid. Daniel son kick the shit on a misdemeanor. This is like waxed, these nuts old man. So like every day in this trial, there has been another explosive revelation just today gates confessed that he also may have stolen from Trump's inauguration committee. Yeah, and not just the money. I think he took some of the people to..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Daily
"ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire to Manafort has lost his patriot in the Ukraine, and he needs a new gig and by February twenty sixteen, he's founded. So I wanna thank my entire group, then we beefed it up because we're really now in the final stretch three and a half months. And Paul Manafort has done an amazing job here someplace where's Paul? He's the campaign chairman, Donald J Trump. Bowman afford good. You made it. Paul Manafort has done a fantastic. With the situation you're describing, why would Donald Trump higher Manafort to be his campaign manager Trump fired Manafort because Manafort was experienced because no one else would work for Trump and because Trump is cheap and metaphor, agree to work for free. Why would he work for free? Well, think of oppertunistic Manafort saw in Donald Trump once again and sergent candidate for president and an opening for his own power. For his own influence here is a candidate who had alienated most of the GOP establishment. And the same way that Reagan had Paul Manafort saw that if you went to work for Trump and Trump won, Paul Manafort could make a triumphant return to the scene of his former success. He could go back to Washington as the ultimate lobbyist for a new kind of president. So if there's a through line in the Paul Manafort story, it's seeing an opportunity in politics in Reaganism in. Communism in Yana Cova Chisholm in Trumpism. It seems to me that he is man without any real ideology, accepted desire to make money and with a skill for seeing opportunity for seeing when things are about to really change and for being there in the middle of the action when things do change brought Paul in because a very, very smart friend of mine who knew him very well said he is fantastic. Okay. They somewhat political. My friend, he's actually very successful businessman, but he's he's a political type. He loves politics like like all of you. And he said, this guy is fantastic. I brought Paul at tall has done a really good job and he's still has this ability that he brings to the Trump campaign that you described the FBI's interest in his finances, right? So Manafort did not charge a fee, but his work did not come for free. There was a great cost of Donald Trump. He hired Paul Manafort and he bought along with that. All of manafort's baggage and eventually would come back to haunt him at house alley. We spoke earlier of those opposition people back in the Ukraine. After that revolution of ledger surfaced, the current government claims. The ledger reveals off the books payments made by the former president's party. Eventually they find a notebook alleger today at present. The documents signed by Paul Manafort at seems to show the poem metaphor as made tens of millions of dollars in the Ukraine. And there's a lot of questions over who's money that really was and how he got it and where he put it from the Donald Trump campaign and another change at the top campaign chairman, Paul Manafort resigns Friday this on the heels of Trump's overhaul of campaign management earlier this week. So once the ledger is found, it's a huge headache for Trump Trump fires in very quickly. He had been demoted somewhat as we're understanding as we're learning this morning CNN confirming up. L. metaphor didn't fact offer his resignation according to the campaign and it was accepted. The damage is done because that leisure manafort's work overseas has begun to attract even more attention from federal prosecutors. Now, the former presidential campaign chairman now President, Donald Trump has really become the face of the Russia investigation in terms of the campaign staffers for his financial dealings with the Ukraine, there's no question that he has been engulfed in every twist and turn of this ongoing investigation giving everything that you have just described. It seems to make sense that once Robert mother opens his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia that they're going to take an interest in somebody who has long worked for a pro Putin Ukrainian president. That's right. Look, when Muller starts is investigation. Paul Manafort is suddenly the lowest hanging fruit with a Russia connection to Trump, and that's where it really begins. Breaking news tonight on special counsel, Robert Muller's case against Paul Manafort the president's one time campaign chairman according to New York Times when federal agents executed a search warrant a metaphor, Virginia home two months ago, agents picked the lock on metaphors front door..
"paul manafort" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Deriding this investigation as a witch hunt, baseless and the like, well, somebody now is a facing charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life that serious. Another thing that serious is this, the judge in this case in Virginia, judge Ellis basically, said weeks and weeks ago before the jury selection process began that the only reason the special counsel has charged. Paul Manafort is because the special counsel want something else out of Paul Manafort potentially with respect to Russia. The special counsel wants to extract some information from Paul Manafort. Remember, Paul Manafort was at the Trump Tower meeting in June twenty sixteen where members of the Trump family, like Donald Trump, junior and Jared, Kushner were seeking dirt on Hillary Clinton Trump's political opponent. Paul Manafort saw in heard a lot of things. Paul Manafort has deep ties to people in Russia, oligarchs in Russia, and I'm the prosecutor seem to believe the judge said that Paul Manafort has useful information on the Russia Trump campaign. Interaction. And so the question is, why isn't he giving it up? And he's not giving up. Paul manafort's people have told me over the months that he doesn't actually have any useful information on Russia, but the government seems to think he does. I mean, every time I talked to Manafort and it's been months since I have he, you know, he has steadfastly insisted that he had that. There's nothing to this. I mean, that's the position you would take regardless, right? But, but that that hasn't been his position. Does he have any chance left to flip and go against the president or is this now we're into trial mode and and there's no chance there is always a chance. I see. No, as somebody who's observed him in court for many, many, many months. I see no public sign that he wants to deal with the government. In fact, he seems to be somewhat put out by his former business partner in many written gates taking the opposite approach and getting ready to testify against him. That's that. If he really does have something the government wants an only he can deliver it either about that Trump Tower meeting or something else. There's always a chance to make deal. Remember this is not his only shot. He's gonna trial on separate, but related charges in Washington DC in September. So we got a couple of more bites of this apple with any idea potentially what kind of sentence he'd be facing. So Paul Manafort sixty nine years old in the Virginia case which is going I if he's convicted, he could face something like eight, ten, twelve years in DC even more years. He's sixty nine years old. This is really if he's convicted in those charges are upheld on appeal. He could be facing the rest of his life in prison. Remember Paul Manafort has been locked up since mid June when authorities accused him of trying to tamper with witnesses after he was already illegal jeopardy. So this guy's already been seen in court wearing a prison jumpsuit. This is not the kind of life he expected for himself at this late stage in his life and what's at stake for Bob Mueller and outcome of this trial will there is this issue public confidence in him to medico has been. Doing polling talking with folks. Have you Sarah about whether actual voters care about this and whether people have confidence in this investigation? Certainly the president doesn't and his allies on Capitol Hill tone, but getting a conviction of an American, I think is a significant step in this investigation. If it happened in a court of law, you know when you've had basically at this point up to this point, a public relations battle. So finally were moving away from the court of public opinion into an actual court of law, which is where I like to be thank you very much and where you will be this week and we will be watching for your coverage, Gary. Thanks. All right. That's a wrap for today, but we'll be back in your feed as soon as there's news you need to know about. I'm Sarah mccammont. I cover the White House. I'm Carrie Johnson and covered the Justice department, and I'm Dominican to political editor and thank you for listening to the NPR politics podcast.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"No, I would. I will. I will gladly postponed my food getting to go to your mouth. Because people have got to know whether or not their president's. You're not aware of any contacts during the election. How many times this question can you. Rooms. I know you have to get up and ask a question so and put Russia is a ruse. I'm not a crop. All right. Another another track. Another sherpa another donkey and other whatever. That's helping us with this trek up you'll mountain and that is that is Andrew. You are sherpa, where are we? What's happening with Paul? Manafort let's let's yodel. Yeah, if you're downloading this on release day than Paul Manafort is going to trial tomorrow Wednesday, July twenty. Fifth in Alexandria, Virginia, that trial is intimidated to be a two week trial. Not you know, not eight, none of on which means that you know we're going to get a verdict for with respect to Paul Manafort in early August in a couple of weeks. Wow. And keep in mind that due to the unique procedural posture of this case, Paul Manafort faces a second criminal trial in DC beginning in September. So. You know, you talk about October surprises and you talk about the new cycle. We are about to enter a very, very bad news cycle for Donald Trump with respect to to Paul Manafort right now because it's been great so far. But yeah. Well. Some negative coverage. Finally, no, I'm you know, this is this is going to dominate the news cycle and unless there there have been some hints that that Manafort may plead. And if that happens, I think all of our listeners will be happy that this will become a historical segment. So if we're not going to trial because Manafort is played out, then I still think you're going to enjoy this. This historical future update of of the trial that Paul Manafort is at as we go to press expected to. So let me so let's what do you need to know to to to know what's what's going on. Paul Manafort was initially came onto the radar of the department of Justice back in two thousand fourteen in an unrelated investigation in twenty seventeen a judge approved a search warrant that was supported by a seventy eight pair. Graf, David, that authorize the FBI to search Paul manafort's condominium in Alexandria, Virginia, that search produced electron IX. An I MAC, a MAC book to ipads for I phones seven ipods. So basically your Paul Manafort he's clearly an apple loyalist here. Oh, okay. Sure. I mean, I'm I'm not entirely, but I've okay point. Sure. I have. I have a MAC because I care about, you know, the auto quality of according for for for opening arguments just just like anyone who cared about audio quality would if they were doing pockets, but you gotta get your punk out..
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And so the question really hovering over paul manafort and his associate rick gates is will one of them somehow flip will they will they turned state's witness in order to provide information that could help capture some sort of a larger trophy for robert muller were there have been these been speculation that rick himself manafort sformer business part her is going to flint right and you have to say somebody like rick gates is extremely vulnerable that the case against him on paper lease seems very strong he's not a guy who has deep resources and if he is imperilled he's gonna want to try to save himself and so it would make eminent sense for rubber muller to pursue strategy like that so is paul manafort still married paul manafort is still married and the his affair actually surprised a lot of friends because he'd been such devoted husband that his wife his head uh travails she was in a horseback riding accident and manafort over time was extremely devoted to her and that even though manafort had fraught familial relationships he's somehow in the end managed to maintain them and his daughter and his wife both paid billions of dollars of bail for him um and so the relationship continuous is paul manafort still under house arrest he is a franklin four thank you for your reporting thank you for talking with us today my pleasure franklin four national correspondent for the atlantic speaking with terry grows his investigative profile about paul manafort appears online in the atlantic on tomorrow's show alone marshall stands up against a gang of killers we talk with journalists glenn frankel whose book is about the hollywood blacklist and the making of the 1950 to classic film i knew the film screenwriter was one of the people call before the house unamerican activities committee he intended high noon to serve as a parable about blacklisting hope you can join us fresh shares executive producer is danny miller or interviews and reviews are produced an edited by amy salit phyllis myers sam brigher lauren krenzler heidi soman theresa madden moute zedi thaha challenor and sef kellie for terry gross i'm duties.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"In ukraine the fbi i started to scrutinize money that was coming in three ukrainian oligarchs and has started to scrutinize paul manafort zone money and he was interviewed by the fbi in the summer of two thousand fourteen now i don't think it's a coincidence that right after that interview he stopped transferring money from cypress back to the united states because he was worried about accessing that money and worried about what would it might mean for him in terms of legal jeopardy and so his finances which once came through this this incredibly intricate system that he built up were suddenly imperilled he couldn't access all that money that he had abroad so you scattered writing about paul manafort in april of 2016 mrs before manafort becomes donald trump's campaign manager why did you start writing about him so i have i have a familial history with ukraine i'd been there a couple of times my grandmother was born in ukraine and i'd gone back with my mother in two thousand ten to try to find the family that it saved my grandfather during the war and so i started to take a personal interest in the country when i was editor of the new republic magazine i tried to expend a lot of resources covering the revolution in ukraine and covering russia's invasion of crimea and so i'd come across paul manafort name and also just over the years as somebody who is fascinated with the conservative movement i had heard about him at heard about his firm and so when he came to the trump campaign he was he was somebody who i knew was a good story and over time he became something of a personal obsession just because because of his role in creating washington as we know it but also there's almost a cinematic quality to disguise life thumb in the way in which she was constantly transgressing norms constantly doing the thing that had been previously unthinkable in washington so what is paul manafort facing now so it looks like he's going to go to trial in about sip timber to face these charges that robert muller as brought against him and so we need to not meets look at that in isolation but then look at it in the bigger narrative of in in the bigger strict strategy that robert muller is pursuing that he's constantly looking for ways to build alliances to flip people.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And he hired manafort because he wanted to eat use manafort political skills to help him advance his political interests within the region and so for instance montenegro the former yugoslav republic has bad an aluminum industry that he wanted to control so he hired manafort firm in order to orchestrate montenegro's independence campaign in two thousand six which it successfully did so had a paul manafort end up working in ukraine and representing viktor yanukovych who was elected led a lot of people considered to be a rigged election so yana cove which was deposed in the orange revolution he'd wine he'd won rig election and if you remember as was an election where he was accused of poisoning his main opponent and so you add all of these ukrainians taking to the street complaining about the unfairness of these results and he was deposed in deir pasqua sees what's happening he's worried he dispatches manafort to kiev to try to figure things out and manafort ends up insinuating himself with the corrupt elites who backed viktor yanukovych and yana coverage at this stage get sent into selfimposed exile in the czech republic for a brief time and he comes back to the country and he's basically toxic he's a radioactive figure who's got no political base he's worried about his supporters getting arrested by the new democratic government and he's looking to try to figure out some sort of way to rehabilitate his political career and so he turns to manafort and the all the elites who are backing him turned to manafort and they say is there any way they you can revive this kind of corpse of a political career and manafort.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The first time ever they're introducing as second espresso starbucks blind espresso it smooth and set lee sweet so whatever you're drinking from a flat white to an iced americannot try it with starbucks blonde espresso and as always you can order ahead on your starbucks act my guest is franklin four a national correspondent for the atlantic we're talking about his new article about paul manafort it's called american hustler manafort was ousted from the trump campaign after the new york times reported that manafort name was listed in a secret ledger of cash in ukraine so he was out of the campaign after an not long trump campaigned on drain the swamp you credit manafort with having actually created the swamp as we know it by rewriting the rules of lobbying by creating a consulting firm that ignored the conventions that had previously govern lobbying by being uninhibited by moral limits or conflicts of interest he came up to lobbying with a lot of political contacts after working in reagan's first victorious presidential campaign so what did he do to parlay his political connections into lobbying so paul manafort was born as a political operative he was the son of a mayor of new britain connecticut he grown up in the young republican organisation and in the reagan campaign of nineteen eighty and when he opened up shopped in washington he did so and white nationalist lewis in 1980 one elk so in 1980 1989 when he did city he set up shop as a political consultant he was going to run campaigns because that's what he knew how to do but kenneth serendipitous lay his his firm started to receive calls from businesses that wanted help lobbying and he had this great insight that he could create a firm that both ran campaigns and lobbied and so it it it emerged as the first of what they called a doublebreasted operation so it was a firm that we'd get candidates elected and then once they were elected the firm would turn around and use those elected officials to help advance the cause of their corporate clients and so that was the first of a series of innovations that manafort came up with that really started to rewrite the rules of washington's if we flashed back to nineteen eighty it's hard to.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"A she recorded the interview were about to hear with journalist franklin four whose written a new investigative profile of paul manafort just published in the atlantic manafort served as president trump's campaign chairman and last october became one of four people indicted and robert muller's investigation into connections between the trump campaign and russia manafort first made his name in the 80s as a political consultant in lobbyist for says manafort transformed lobbying by obliterating traditional concerns about conflicts of interest his clients eventually included authoritarian president's militia commanders in russian oligarchy us he made a fortune stashed his money in offshore tax havens then ended up deep in debt to one of the russian oligarchy his personal financial crisis led him to join the trump campaign 4's article is titled american hustler oligarchy shady deals foreign money how paul manafort helped corrupt washington and laid the groundwork for the subversion of american politics faith and for mark to freshener see your story starts in 2015 before paul manafort joins the trump campaign and at this point manafort isn't a clinic recovering from an emotional breakdown he appears to have considered suicide what led to this breakdown professionally paul manafort slave was a mess he'd been a very powerful political consultant in lobbyists but he'd bit everything in his career on his work in ukraine he'd become the chief political advisor to victory on a covet shoe had been president of ukraine and they developed a very personal relationship in they developed a very lucrative relationship for paul manafort but after spending nearly ten years in ukraine revolution had swept that government for power and manafort was deprived of his primary source of income and he was struggling to find anything to replace that financially paul manafort with struggling he owed a russian oil garc nearly twenty million dollars in that russian oligarch wasn't going to let go of that debt and then finally personally paul manafort was struggling he'd had an affair which his family had uncovered and despite telling him to go into therapy in to break off that a fair the affair continued and he was caught a second time and he had what his daughter described as a fairly massive emotional breakdown and memention that a fair that was costing him a fortune to cause he wished pain for his mistress zaffiri expensive manhattan apartment our home plus a home in.