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"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Blow up dolls I don't know about that but I don't know actually I do know about that one I'm much more comfortable call me crazy around fellow human beings and I am blow up dolls for the record the mannequins and the like lest there be any confusion and finally so over the last several months Michael Colin in jail released under supervision because of covert nineteen Michael Avenatti get the Michael separate here Cohen was trump's personal lawyer of course Michael Avenatti stormy Daniels personal lawyer course those two guys have since seen their jail terms not shortened but that they've been released under house arrest will just say generally speaking because they're trying to lighten the load certain judges and D. O. J. officials leading the loads in the prisons in the jails because of the covert nineteen pandemic well how about the latest if you missed it Paul Manafort Paul Manafort Donald trump's former campaign chairman released from federal prison last week serving about one third of his seven year sentence because of covert nineteen data parse out ten percent of the population there inside the jails in inside the prison cell you know what Avenatti Colin metaphor to I don't know that anybody's a real winner of the global pandemic but if you had to pick some guys that are finding themselves better off now than we were prior to corona virus those are three.
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To forty six months in jail in December two thousand eighteen during the trial Robert Mueller's office told the court the Michael Cohen had collaborated in code provided. Helpful invaluable information to the investigation. So that's one Michael. There is another Michael Flynn was the president's national security adviser. He was involved in conversations with the Russian government related to sanctions. This was after the election in twenty sixteen but before the president was sworn into office, and so Flynn has been cooperating with Muller's investigation since day one and this cooperation with Robert Mueller's office is what might have saved Michael Flynn from jail time. Then there is Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort was Trump's campaign manager in the summer of two thousand sixteen has long standing ties to the Russia backed government in the Ukraine and Matt. Before it went to trial related to essentially massive white collar fraud, stealing feeling pay taxes. He was convicted in August two thousand eighteen for fraud. And also pleaded guilty to not registering as a lobbyist for Ukraine metaphor, it continues to be a very important part of this question of the links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in early January this year Russian lawyer who attended a March talked about meeting the Trump Tower during the presidential campaign in which damaging material about Hillary Clinton was said to have been offered up was charged with obstructing Justice. And so there's just a web that is a pretty intricate web. So should the president be worried? I mean, I think the answer is absolutely yes. At this point, the president has to be deeply concerned about a few things about I that there's a report written by Muller saying that the president obstructed Justice. Second weather other folks, get charged with having conspired with the Russian government. Before we get any further into what all this means for President Trump. Let's take a step back and look at the history books and quick lesson in. How are the US presidents have found themselves facing.
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KOMO
"Is that was happening James Comey's former colleagues in the opening up a counterintelligence investigation into the president. Let's talk about that now on our roundtable. Joined by our White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Alicia Menendez co host of almond poor and company on PBS also contributed bustle greyhound Salaam, executive editor at the national review, Chris Christie, former Republican governor of New Jersey now ABC news contributor and the former democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp, thanks for coming in this morning. So jealous start out with these two stories in New York Times Washington Post over the weekend, we've seen President Trump's reaction says being asked about it is insulting was tweeting. All morning, I think about a dozen tweets about the New York Times for, but what are you picking up from others inside the president's orbit. Look, I mean, the the story in the New York Times was an extraordinary reflection of the level of distrust between the FBI leadership and the president and the house suspicious. The president's behavior was that the actually were at the to the point of investigative letters about firing call the interview with LeicesteR holes and an actually going to the point of investigating whether or not effectively the president was a Russian agent. But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the mother report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And they've been expectations that have been building, of course for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what has been doing of interacted with a special counsel caution me this report is almost certain to be anti climatic. But if you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating Muller did not go anywhere with that investigation. He has been writing his report in real time through these indictments, and we have seen nothing from Muller on the. Central question of was there any coordination collusion with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections. Or was there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were? The indictments. But how does things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Don, jR, Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, giving pulling data to Ukrainian oligarchs the pursuit of a Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory? We what we certainly seen over and over again is the people around the president first of all have been willing to lie to investigation investigators and had their own dealings with Russians had their own agendas with Russians Manafort was trying to get paid for for his work on half of Ukraine Flynn had his own dealings. But it is not added up to anything of the central question. Again, was there anybody was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there's been nothing on that end. I'm led to believe don't expect. There's going to be thing. We're seeing from this new democrat chairman and control of the house is they're they're gonna excuse me pursue this on their own. Well, absolutely. And they should. I mean, that's part of the oversight. That's part of the responsibility. But I think speaking from the middle of the country. People are tired of hearing about things that are being reported in newspapers..
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on KGO 810
"Four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten eight zero eight zero eight one zero minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer is saying right now that they had the meeting at the White House and Trump quote walked out of the meeting. Trump walked out of the meeting. He wants this government shutdown. He loves it. This is awesome. This awesome sauce shot the government. We're gonna save billions except you're not because every single time. There's a government shutdown. We end up paying back pay to the government workers with interest. That's what happens it's wrong. It's bad. We never be in this place. And I really suspect. Are we gonna do you want to carry? I mean, they're talking right now. I don't know what exactly what is saying. But he said he will veto. Any Bill that doesn't include wall funds? He walked out when speaker Pelosi said, no to funding the wall. Wow. That is what is happening right now in DC. This is going to be a along partial government shutdown. I feel absolutely horrible for the workers the contractors who are out of work. And I'm telling you, I think a lot of this is in classic Trumpian fashion. Aim an attempt to distract the news yesterday that Paul Manafort. Paul Manafort in documents, his attorneys filed with the court, and by the way, I've taught attorneys how to have clean documents that lack the meta data. You know, when you use a word document, and you edit it or a PDF document yet, it retains what you deleted, you do know that there are ways of fixing that apparently manafort's attorneys did not and it came out. The Manafort was colluding with the Russians. So while President Trump. Well, the the Democrats are speaking right now, they do not look happy. They look very upset. This is not a partisan something. This is a policy difference. I believe that Steny Hoyer saying that right now in the last meeting every time we have a policy difference shutting down the government is the wrong thing to do. That is a belief Steny Hoyer saying that right now staking hostage to accomplish hurting people in the process, it's cetera. Yeah. That's Representative Steny Hoyer democratic majority leader in the house right now. I'm just telling you Paul Manafort he's caught in a conspiracy with the Russians. We were talking to attorney David Katz a little bit earlier like this is terrible for President Trump. He.
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Good morning. So good to be with you. Rod Rosenstein is leaving the department of Justice this according to a report earlier this morning, not that he's being forced out by Donald Trump ABC news reporting that Rosenstein said that he was expecting to serve about two years. He's done that. And he's Wadden way. This is going to come close to the same time that William Barr who is President Trump's pick for attorney general will take office. What does this mean for the Muller investigation? Can't tell you. I cannot tell you in any way, shape or form the reports. Now is that Manafort? He actually shared Trump campaign data. With a Russian associate. The associate Constantine. Killick K. I L I am. And I k. They supposedly had a series of conversations or at least one conversation. We're data was shared. How how bad is that for President Trump again, I can't tell you how bad is it for Paul Manafort Paul manafort's in a world of hurt. Just so we're all perfectly clear and a guy who in a world of hurt might do our say anything to get out of some of that hurt rod Rosenstein, he is walking away and yesterday if you missed it, it was the funeral service memorial service for Tyler Trent here in Carmel. There's one tonight at Purdue I watched the livestream of of some of it. I didn't get to see. Unfortunately, the entirety of it.
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Let's dig into the toughest news day of the last few months. Very very complicated story, we're going to boil it down and tell you everything you need to know right now. Bob Muller is going after Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort, you'll remember got a plea deal with the special counsel. Bob, Muller Muller is right now saying that deal is null and void that Manafort lied to the special counsel that his guilty. Plea is going to remain, but that he is not getting any special protections right now. President Trump is going after Muller Muller investigation will WikiLeaks is making million dollar bets. What do we know? So for about Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort right now is rotting away in prison in solitary confinement in Alexandria, Virginia. All Manafort, he's been a lobbyist for longtime. He's worked for a major Republican politicians on major campaigns. He did some dodgy dealings as lobbyists want to do. And he for a short period of time. Ran the Trump campaign right around the Republican nominating convention because he was really good at whipping those delegates Paul Manafort for that crime. And you know, obviously charges. But basically practically for that crime is now rotting away in solitary confinement in prison. He are we all say for now are we all say for that? Paul Manafort is off the streets. We were talking about criminal Justice reform, and we need to get people out of prisons. They've locked up a guy basically for helping Donald Trump. Bob Muller right now, the special counsel is saying that in his plea deal. Paul Manafort, lied and breached the deal that he signed two months ago. Paul Manafort denies this in the strongest terms he says he did not lie to the special counsel..
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"And so moving apart from the DOJ, the wider concern here is that as Betsy said, this will continue, but it will continue even more aggressively. If there is a view that the United States under Donald Trump never uses the hammer on Russia. I want you to take a look at something for glitzy. Who has a lot of experience in this said in response to not the old indictments with the new stuff, take a look. I in my cabinet continue to do it because they feel they have impunity. They feel that there's a president here that's not going to call them out on it. He's not stopping them. We've had over two dozen Russians and brushing intelligence officers indicted for meddling for hacking for social propaganda. We've tied it directly to at least the Colonel level of the Russian GRU. And yet our president does not come out and call them out on it and demand that they stop. Do you think Frank's right that the president not ever using the have or is basically provocative and brings these attacks on us? He is absolutely right. There was bipartisan outrage when Donald Trump kowtow in front of Ladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit. But what the Russian see from dad is that the president, I'd say it's not going to do very much against the Russians for meddling in our elections when Donald Trump keeps saying, this is a hoax. This is a witch hunt that just incentivizes the Russians to keep trying to attack us. And that's why they've been so brazen. And I'm pleased at least the department Justice officials under Donald Trump, see this differently. They're gonna go after these Russians and tried to do what they can to stop this meddling. And while that's going on Howard, the Russia probe continues the investigations reporting. We had this week that Manafort who is, as I mentioned in court today is being asked about Roger stone and walk us through what what you know from your reporting, their history, their relationship and what you heard from Mr. stone today. Right before I get to that if you don't mind for one quick second, I, I would say to bring it back to the United States, not just Ukraine, Baltic Balkans and so forth. What we're seeing here every time I think I've seen everything I see something new in this. What what's happening here is the offshoring of obstruction of Justice by interfering in the Muller probe, the Russians are basically doing the administration's bidding in terms of trying to obstruct Justice, and that's amazing and not to mention the fact that the same money guy in Russia. Who was behind the thousand sixteen efforts apparently is also the guy behind the activities that were indicted that led to the indictment today as for Roger stone and Paul Manafort they've known each other since the seventies literally, they've had an on again off again relationship personally, but they basically been allies in terms of politics and money for all that time. If if if there's anybody on the planet who can explain Roger stone, it's Paul Manafort Paul Manafort has spent fifty to sixty hours at least talking to the investigators, at least partly I'm assuming about about about Roger stone and don't forget. Roger stone indicated, seemed indicated that he had some advance knowledge of what was coming down about the emails. Roger stone has flatly denied that in a way over and over again. But he also sent me a text today when I asked him about it that I thought was interestingly and carefully worded. He said Manafort knows nothing. What. So ever to contradict what I have said previously, there's no collusion, etc. And the fact that he said that Manafort knows nothing to contradict what I have said, sounds to me at least a little bit carefully worded here, and really one could argue that Donald Trump himself was inviting publicly the Russians to interfere, and I think that's in the famous statement that he made about how you know, please Russia. If you've got those emails. Let's see the emails that to me. And I think probably in Muller's mind in and of itself is evidence of collusion. And if anybody would know about that, it would be Roger stone. And so Howard that you talk about their link, the director of get me Roger stone who obviously picked up on a very news worthy subject and in his profile was on the beat last night talking about how it was Roger, who elevated Manafort and be careful what you wish for take a look..
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Ted Cruz tries to make a name for himself by beating up a rhetorically Dr. Ford, that just does not in well for Republicans across the country. No, it's a bigger problem, some places and it's a smaller problem other places, but it's not. It's a problem for Republicans everywhere. And you know, again, I go back to the needed hill precedent, a guy like Joe Biden and other Democrats on that committee have lived now for nearly thirty years with people, and they're in the democratic base saying that they Democrats had been had. Handled that that hearing had not given enough credence to Nita hill. They were in the majority that they allow Clarence Thomas to get on the court. And again, Joe Biden's been making implicit in some cases, experts at apologies to people in the democratic base ever since you magin in his problem is not broad political life is not a problem with with female voters. Not a problem with with with the zone based on the party Republicans have a huge problem with women voters in general. In this midterm, election and more broadly in presidential years, this has the potential to do if they handle it the wrong way to not just affect this nomination, but to affect the perception of the Republican party to worsen the perception among female voters for a long time to come. I just wanna say one more thing which to go back to this question of whether there's going to be a debate about why it took so long for this, this, this woman's accusations to come out what I would call a process debate. There will be that debate for sure. I do think that Republic. I want to make an issue of how Senator Feinstein handle this. How Democrats handle this Democrats are going to answer with two words, Merrick, garland, and the answer when they, there's well, you know, you're playing games with his nomination. You're, you're playing politics here. You're screw your betting with our with the sacred process. I think Democrats who already upset with the way in which Mitch McConnell played the same kind of political games to keep Merrick, garland supreme court, and the Democrats will come back with that answer pretty quickly. It is ugly that this is what's become of our supreme court nomination process the politics around it, but it is what it has become and the most recent transgressors and the most Pfleger transgressors area where Republicans on the case in garland. And I think Democrats will say, hey man, at this point, all is fair all his spare. They will say, all his fair when it comes to love war, educational politics. When it comes the future, the court, this has been ugly, and it just keeps getting uglier and you're right on the Merrick, garland, sy-. Situation, Republicans who waited for mines and refuse to even talk to Merrick, garland for months in their office cannot now say, we need vote in three or four days we have. We, we got they. They have undercut all arguments because of the way, the shabby shabby way they treated Merrick, garland, Jonathan, Turley. Let's switch topics through another obviously, fascinating and important topic, and that is Paul Manafort Paul Manafort now doing a deal with Robert Muller the third who were the winners in the losers in that deal. Well, I think that the the clear losers are going to be obviously Manafort himself. This is not going to be a walkaway deal by any imagination. He's given up a great deal of, well, he's probably looking at about a ten year stint at his age. Nothing to be dismissive about. So this is not gonna turn out well, but I think he turned that corner a long time ago. I think there's going to be a lot of folks in DC where this is going to be a clear loser. You have the former counsel for President Clinton. You have the pedestrian firm which is lobbying firm even other Republican firm. They're all referenced here. Their conduct is hard to discern a difference from Manafort. And so there is a real possibility they can face criminal prosecution. You're talking about Greg, Craig there, explain how he's involved in this? Well, this goes back to registering as a lobbyist for a foreign government..
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on CNBC's Fast Money
"President Trump walking away after taking those speaking to reporters, they're saying, I feel very bad for Paul. Manafort. Paul Manafort was a good man. It doesn't involve me. It has nothing to do with Russian collusion. This is a witch-hunt. You'll notice he was silent on Michael Cohen. He's spoke only about Paul Manafort as he Rives there in West Virginia. Well, look, bottom line is what we heard from Khuzami earlier. I mean, this is a nation of laws. I mean, these, these are senior folks at least that were involved in this campaign. People that he's been associated with Michael Cohen said he'd take a boat for the president and let's face it. These guys are thirty and this is what we found out. So he feels bad for him, but he's trying to disassociate himself with him and and attach them to other politicians. Bottom line is I don't think this prince well on the president, but from a markets perspective, again, I would go back to, I think we're not terribly far from where we were before we got this news. Let's bring back in CNBC's editor at large in Washington. John Harwood, you're not surprised by the president's responses. It came out the plane done. Well, we'll surprise that he. Would come over and take questions at all, but that if he did, so he would only speak to Manafort rather than Cohen. It's obvious the calculation there because he points to Manafort ties into Reagan and says that the charges didn't have anything to do with Russia. But remember Paul Manafort was in that Trump Tower meeting. He is now under increased pressure. What will he subsequently cooperate with the special counsel. He the president double down, said it's a witch hunt. There is no reason to think that it's a witch hunt and you know. He's, he's playing the the his hand is best. He can, but it's not a very good hand..
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Agony. That's what Donald Trump is in for tomorrow sheer agony. Tomorrow is going to be Donald Trump's most egg nizing day in the presidency because beginning at nine thirty AM six men and six women will start their jury deliberations in the case of the United States of America versus Paul Manafort Paul manafort's future will be on the London in that jury room tomorrow and so will Donald Trump's. That's what Rudy Giuliani and President Trump apparently believe according to reporting tonight in the Washington Post in which regionally on he said, the first jury verdict obtained by Robert Muller's team of prosecutors could determine the future of the Muller investigation. And the Muller investigators Giuliani told the Washington Post quote, they're empowered if they win and defeated. If they lose imagine Donald Trump's joy. If jury rejects Robert Muller's first prosecution inqu-. Court and imagine Donald Trump's rage. If a jury hits Paul Manafort with the word guilty and imagine Donald Trump's personal agony tomorrow starting at nine thirty, a m as he awaits that jury verdict. In final arguments today, the prosecution told the jury, the star witness in this case is the documents. The documents that the prosecution says proved that Paul Manafort committed tax fraud and Bank fraud. The documents that show sixty million dollars in income to Paul Manafort from Ukrainian oligarchs with zero taxes paid on that income, the documents that show Paul Manafort lying about his assets in applications for Bank loans, the documents that show Paul Manafort maintaining foreign Bank accounts, which he did not reveal to the government as required by law. The documents that show Paul Manafort deliberately trying deliberately lying to his bookkeeper and his accountants, the. Offense tried to make the case all about Rick gates. Paul manafort's former assistant who has already pleaded guilty in the case to lying to the FBI. The prosecution said, when Paul Manafort was hiring Rick gates to work for him, he deliberately chose someone who would break the law along with Paul Manafort the prosecution said about regains about Paul Manafort hiring Rick gates. He didn't choose a boy scout. The prosecutors made no public comment today. But one, Paul manafort's lawyers who did not call a single witness in defense of Paul. Manafort said only this. Mr. Manafort was very happy without things went today is defense team got to address the jury point out the shortcomings in the government's case and explain his government has not met there for a proof. Thank you, our legal team joining us. Now, Jill wine banks, former assistant Watergate special prosecutor, and I don't MSNBC legal analyst and Harry Lipman of former US attorney and deputy assistant attorney general under President Clinton Jilin banks, your assessment of where this case stands tonight. I would say the case went in very well for the prosecution. The evidence, especially in the form of documents was very strong, but so were the witnesses? Yes, Rick gates is a flawed person, but his testimony was corroborated by the documents, and I think it's believable and he isn't the one who benefited from all of the foreign accounts. The beneficiary was the man who's lavish lifestyle was funded by those accounts. His expenses were paid out of the foreign accounts that he didn't acknowledge at all. And so I think went very well. My only concern is some of the remarks that the judge made, I think were very detrimental. And some of it was taken care of by corrective instructions right before the jury went in, but it is of concern to me and it only takes one juror for a hung jury. I don't think there's any chance that there will be an acquittal, but there is a possibility of a hug. Jury. Eighteen counts, including these counts of failing to acknowledge the foreign Bank accounts, which seems to me as I've read the testimony about it, the most open and shut part of the case. There was absolutely no defense presented on that element at all. It wasn't anything in cross examination of the witnesses that were that came in from the treasury to talk about that. And then that final sentence that the prosecutor said to the jury, at the close of the case, the evidence in this case is what controls. It's the evidence that comes from that witness stand and it leads to only one conclusion and that is that Mr. Manafort is guilty and guilty as charged Harry, that emphasis about the witness stand when the defense does not call a single witness to the witness stand is the kind of thing that lands with juries..
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"I, I want to kind of go back to the part of language that we saw over comas telling of a meeting that he had with Trump in which he says that Trump told him that he hoped that Komi could see the way to letting Michael Flynn go when Michael Flynn was under investigation by the FBI over his contact with the Russians and there was a time the Senate intelligence committee hearing with Komi about that when Republican James risch asked Komi whether was that an order or was it merely the president expressing a wish in Komi said, well, he's the president of the United States. I mean, generally when he says something, I would take. As in order that this is what he wanted to see happen. But we've seen this sort of defense from the president's supporters before there's been a lot of reporting that the president is under investigation for potential obstruction of Justice in this probe. And I think that the tweets that we saw this week return us to that question again, President Trump, he also when he was tweeting, he expressed some sympathy for Paul Manafort ooh, can I read it to me. This one. All right. President Trump says, quote, looking back on history who was treated worse Alphonse Capone, legendary mob boss, and killer and public enemy number one, or Paul Manafort political operative and Reagan dole darling now serving solitary confinement, although convicted of nothing, where is the Russian collusion? Now, we should be clear that Paul Manafort is not in solitary confinement, but he said l. fons which I was interested like was he just try. It was prepared extra trying to be formal. We never say alka pony, but to make the comparison like that he's being treated worse than I did ask. I asked yesterday at the White House, like, you know, you're talking about solitaire confinement even though he's not metaphors. My actually solitary confinement, but are you concerned about the way people are treated before a conviction outside of Paul? Manafort? Like is this a larger issue? And Sarah said they don't have any policy on that, but he is very concerned about the treatment of. Paul Manafort the question that I have to you, I shall and and you Tam is, who is Trump speaking to with these tweets? Is this about undermining this investigation of Paul Manafort and Muller? Is it about him thinking that most people aren't going to take this? This tweet seriously, but I'm signaling to my my supporters that this is how they should view this, who is this directed at what's his audience for this? Well, I think that it's very important to the president to at least publicly down play the connection to Manafort down play. The severity of what Manafort is being charged with to make it clear like this is this is about Ukraine and coats. This is not about me or my campaign. And so I think that's where he's going with that that he wants to make this whole trial. This whole investigation seemed like a whole bunch of blown up. Nothing. And that even though it is weird, I think to connect your former campaign chairman to alka poem. Yeah, I think what he's saying is look, they are real killers out there Al Capone and then you have Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort isn't, isn't that guy and run? What about these tweets and how they might affect the jury of the jury has been instructed from the beginning that they are not one to talk to each other to to talk to their families, their friends, their spouses at all about what they're hearing in the courtroom and three. They are not to do any research. Listen to the radio, watch TV. What about like podcasts and the Twitter app? The judge did not specifically mention podcasts, but I believe that that fell under the general umbrella of what they're supposed to avoid..
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Is supposed to be investigating what we know about that the deputy attorney general at the time of this appointment on may seventeen twenty seventeen said muller is authorized to conduct this investigation intent links and or coordination between the russian government and individuals associated with the trump campaign and any matters that arose or may arise directly from this investigation now over time we've had a bit of a sense of the contours but they're still a lot we don't know about what robert muller's investigating okay so carrie remind us what exactly has happened over the last year and really also what do we actually know right now a lot has happened in just one year robert muller's investigators have got a grand jury to indict something like nineteen individuals and companies and they've secured five guilty pleas i talked with experts about this people who have literally written books on special prosecutors and independent counsels in those folks say that this pace by the molar team stacks up with the best investigations politically tinged investigations in modern history now let's talk also for a second about who's pleaded guilty already people like george popadopoulos the foreign policy aide in the campaign people like michael flynn the former national security adviser who was a close aide to trump during the campaign and actually served in the white house and if and few other folks as well in among the folks fighting charges right now are paul manafort paul manafort the former trump campaign chairman and manafort is scheduled to go to trial in july in virginia on bank fraud tax fraud and other charges if that trial happens it's going to be amazing in if that trial happens one of the key witnesses against paul manafort is going to be gates his former business partner and former deputy campaign manager who stayed on in a role in trump world even after the inauguration so you know some people have pointed.
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Disgusted that they were made public and now we read if these tyson the things that have been said by trump to not be related to collusion into collusion for example the real estate deal the trump tower moscow deal or paul manafort's dealings with for a long time president trump says paul manafort he did his own weird stuff he was a consultant now this is the fact that paul manafort ask these people for help so bringing it into the campaign put those arguments are so ridiculous that it is a i mean it is a shame on our country that those arguments are even taken seriously the arguments that paul manafort paul manafort's entanglements with putin allied oligarchs are somehow orthodontal to the rest of the investigation or my attempt to build a trump tower in moscow which a criminal linked to the russian mafia said would result in my election in an email to my lawyer michael cohen who's been rated by the guy this is some kind of engine that is not germane to the main issue itself i think shows how much they have successfully been able to kind of mess with us and mess with our understanding of what's right in front of our face except that in the end what's going to matter more our own sense of general public confusion about what's really important or the results of the molar investing which i'm pretty confident are going to be directed and by the way the president may decide not to cooperate and muller may decide to subpoena them but muller may also decide not to and conclude his investigation with other evidence but that's idea that the facts will outright the truth will out it matters what he finds and i believe that right but the thing is like it is a political process like they could find literally tech from the president saying vitamin putin like today's the day to release the hacking i'm serious and what baby you don't get two thirds votes like the point is that like if they're successful intimate say that's not a cry if they are successful in killing their base and spending all this right we want to say well.
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on Here & Now
"The expanse star sho raya dash lou speaking with here now's meghna trunk regarding last march the show returns for its third season tomorrow this morning president trump tweeted total witch hunt all caps and attorney client privilege is dead he is referring to what happened yesterday fbi agencies privileged communications between the president and his personal lawyer michael cohen the man known as trump's fixer cohen admits to paying adult film actress stormy daniels one hundred thirty thousand dollars before the two thousand sixteen election daniels lawyer says it was to keep her quiet about an affair with trump jonathan turley is a law professor at george washington university professor turley thanks for being here thank you what do you think is behind the raid of michael cohen's office his home in his hotel room what's going on well for many of us who've been critical of mr cones record there's nothing particularly surprising in this occurrence cohen it seems to mix roles as lawyer friend fixer business person in a rather uncomfortable way for most lawyers clearly muller is looking into the stormy daniels controversy as well as other possible fraud allegations those allegations include some transactions dealing with ukraine some dealing with russia in fact there's some overlap with what molar investigated with regard to paul manafort paul manafort donald trump's former campaign manager so you're saying that just in the way that the special counsel robert muller went after manafort four something far removed from donald trump is still serving its purpose you're saying he might be doing the same thing with michael cohen that's right while some of us were skeptical and are still skeptical about the.
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on Embedded
"Gives the speech where he talks about how the us and russia should have a better relationship thing said russia may provide the us can include in a much more collaborative ships in the energy industry and then he sends an email to to people on the trump campaign and says i'll send you guys are read out soon regarding some incredible insights in outreach have received from a few russian legislators and senior members of the presidential administration here later he claims he was only offering to brief the campaign on what he saw russian tv and in the press but we do know from his testimony to congress that on this trip he met the deputy prime minister of russia and an executive with the state oil company then in the fall of two thousand sixteen reporter start asking carter page questions about all of this and he leaves the trump campaign so like with george papadopoulos it's still not totally clear how important carter page was in this caddick campaign but ran luca says here's why these two guys matter for the longest time everyone in the trump campaign was same there's nothing whatsoever going on between russia and the trump campaign and to even suggest as much as unfair and and it's just frankly ally and what we learn through puppet up lists is a puppet up was had long longrunning contacts with russian officials going through the summer we know that carter page had contacts with officials in moscow and was having conversations with them and we know that both of them were keeping senior campaign officials informed of those contacts so why did trump campaign officials constantly say again and again there are no contacts with the russian government russian officials at all when they knew that there were was it because it was politically difficult to accept that they did have contacts or is it because they're trying to cover something so the third a person who worked on the trump campaign who has connections to russia you need to know about is paul manafort paul manafort worked on other campaigns in the past for ronald reagan and bob dole he was also a lobbyist uh the technical term for what we do law firms associations of professional groups do his love for purposes of today i will admit that.
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"Do you know to try to limit his exposure but dential legal liability in the event of any such interview after the president made those apparently offthecuff remarks tonight his lawyers thereafter had to russia with proverbial mops in buckets reminding every other lawyer in america why they did not volunteer to be donald trump's lawyer in the russia scandal quote ty cobb the white house lawyer leading the response to the russia investigation said after the president's remarks that mr trump was speaking hurry lee he said the arrangements were being worked out between mr muller's team and the president's personal lawyers mr cobb said the president was not trying to volunteer to testify before a grand jury which is how prosecutor speak to witnesses under oath the president tonight apparently thinking he was getting in some good shots at the press about them not remembering stuff about hillary clinton but in the process he did repeatedly publicly volunteer to testify under oath specifically before a grand jury in the russia investigation which is something oh so yeah that is one thing that happened just tonight that is amazing speaking of lawyering at about six o'clock eastern time tonight this was weird lawyers for trump campaign chairman paul manafort paul manafort currently facing multiple felony counts in the special counsel investigation paul manafort lawyers around 6 o'clock this evening appear to have mistakenly uploaded their own notes on manafort case to the public leave you will build bucket that the court maintains in this case now i can't overemphasize how we're this is i don't know a ton about federal criminal cases but i can tell just from following news stories like this that there there are a few different levels at which federal criminal proceedings happen and we the public have different degrees of visibility into those different types of proceedings so like you know sometimes self will get disgust in open court and we get visibility into those proceedings 'cause people can sit in court and take notes on what happens and reported out sometimes we even get a publiclyreleased transcript of what happened in a court proceeding right so sometimes stuff gets acted out but then there's the part of court proceedings that happens in.
"paul manafort paul manafort" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The lead you madam show and we don't at nagano stern on msnbc we are going to dive right into night there's a lot going on we've got congressman eric swale well here tonight from the intelligence committee we've got senator chris murphy here tonight we've got senator elizabeth warren here tonight as well there's a bunch of different things we are keeping an eye on tonight it's a very big night in the news we are watching the president's today continuing to escalate his criticism of the attorney general who he picked for the job he is seemingly trying to force jeff sessions to resign as attorney general without tactically asking for his resignation or just firing him white house sources are basically now admitting that this presidential initiative of criticism against jeff sessions is the first step in the president trying to fire the special counsel moeller who is investigating the russia matter so obviously as the president scales up that assault on his own cabinet member in his own attorney general is focused on that intensively as people try to game out exactly how he's going to approach this on the russia issue the judiciary committee in the senate last night issued and now tonight just rescinded their subpoena to the president's campaign chairman paul manafort paul manafort did a voluntary closeddoor interview with one investigative committee today with senate intel he spoke with them about the trump tower meeting with the russians last june he reportedly shared with the committee his notes that he took during that meeting in trump tower with all those russians after he got the subpoena last night we had also expected paul manafort to be appearing basically involuntarily in an open session at the senate tomorrow at the judiciary committee along with the president's eldest son donald trump jr now that subpoena has been rescinded and we're not exactly sure what either of them is doing in terms their testimony in handing stuff over but neither of them is going to be making an appearance on your tv screen tomorrow.