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Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus threat in prison

KCBS Radio Midday News

00:25 sec | 3 months ago

Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus threat in prison

"Nation he has more than seven years left in his sentence stemming from the Russia investigation but former trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will get to serve them at home rather than prison legal analyst Jonathan Turley says Manafort is getting a break because of the virus risk prison officials feel they have little choice for inmates who are in advanced years Paul Manafort is seventy one he has had previous health

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

00:27 sec | 3 months ago

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns

"CBS is Catherine Herridge tells us concerns about the coronavirus have prompted the prison release of a big name the lawyer for the former trump campaign chairman confirmed to CBS news that Paul Manafort was released to home confinement where he will serve the rest of his sentence for a bank and tax fraud in mid April Manafort's legal team made the request to the bureau of prisons citing the threat of covert nineteen as well as the seventy one year old poor health including multiple pre existing

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort transferred to home confinement

Rush Limbaugh

00:18 sec | 3 months ago

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort transferred to home confinement

"President trump's former campaign chairman is going home Paul metaphor was released from prison because of the corona virus crisis metaphors lawyer telling fox he is on his way home on home confinement he will be with his wife in Virginia Anne is obviously relieved fox's John decker Manafort's crimes include tax and

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Imprisoned Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement

Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross

00:08 sec | 3 months ago

Imprisoned Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement

"President trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released to home confinement for the remainder of his seven and a half year sentence for bank fraud and other

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 3 months ago

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns

"Former trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released early from prison to home confinement today amid coronavirus concerns the seventy one year old was released this morning from FCI Loretto a low security prison in Pennsylvania according to his attorney Manafort had been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after being convicted as part of the special counsel's Russia investigation his attorneys had asked the bureau of prisons to release him to home confinement arguing he was at high risk for corona virus because of his age and pre existing medical conditions Manafort was among the first people to be charged in the special counsel's investigation which examined possible coordination between the trump campaign and Russia I'm Julie Walker

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Paul Manafort seeking release from prison because of coronavirus threat

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 4 months ago

Paul Manafort seeking release from prison because of coronavirus threat

"Paul metaphor has requested early prison release over fears of contracting the coronavirus behind bars the seventy one year old former trump campaign manager is serving a seven year sentence at a Pennsylvania federal prison for bank fraud and tax evasion in a letter obtained by CBS news lawyers for Manafort argued that he's at a high risk because of high blood pressure liver disease respiratory ailments and a heart condition and requested that he be allowed to serve his sentence with home confinement they say there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at that prison they believe it's only a matter of time though for the disease to

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"paul manafort" Discussed on American Greed Podcast

American Greed Podcast

01:40 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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"paul manafort" Discussed on American Greed Podcast

American Greed Podcast

10:59 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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Is Trump abusing his power over the judiciary?

FT News

15:34 min | 5 months ago

Is Trump abusing his power over the judiciary?

"This is news in focus where we offer our insights into the stories that matter before we go any further. I want to address today. Sentencing of a man Roger Stone Roger Stone. He's become the sentencing of Roger Stone. A LONGTIME CONFIDANTE DONALD TRUMP for lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering was mired in controversy. Over how the. Us Justice Department handled the case under public pressure from the president. Mr Stone received a forty month sentence whereas prosecutors had recommended that he serve up to nine years. This followed seven cases of presidential clemency for White Collar criminals whose convictions included extortion fraud and lying to White House officials. Yes we have commuted. The sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail We have Birdie character we have Mike Milkin. Who's gone around and done an incredible job? Offer is the independence of America's judiciary under threat. Or as Mr Trump simply using the powers a lot to him on the line with me to discuss this is ed loose. Us National Editor and columnist and Cottam Schober US legal and enforcement correspondent. I let's hear a clip from president trump taken. Just a couple of days before stone sentencing. Just so you understand. I chose not to be involved. I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually I guess the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the country but I've chosen not to be involved but he is a man of great integrity. But I would be. I could be involved if I wanted to be man of integrity he is referring to is the US Attorney General William Bar but is this credible given the tweets he published before the sentencing of Roger. Stone got tell us first about the case of Roger Stone which you've covered for the F. T. Who was he exactly? What was his crime? And was the sentence particularly lenient for this kind of case. Roger Stone is a flamboyant veteran political operative in the US. His career goes all the way back to working on Richard Nixon's election campaign and he has basically been the person you call as a Republican presidential candidate. When you want to get your hands dirty. He called himself a dirty trickster and he is an expert in this sort of Makir side politics in the two thousand sixteen election. He was a sort of informal adviser to Donald Trump. And one of the things he was trying to do was make contact with wikileaks. When it became known that wikileaks had a trove of hacked emails from the Democrats to use it for political gain. The thing that he was convicted of is in two thousand seventeen when Congress began investigating. What exactly went on to twenty sixteen election? The House Intelligence Committee called on Mr Stone and asked him about some of the comments he had made during the campaign and Mr Stone lied to. Congress about who is intermediary was or who he was referring to when he was talking about having an intermediary allied when. He said that he didn't have any documents or any written materials or any taxed of his conversations with that intermediary. The sentence he eventually received was actually probably pretty in line with what other sort of white collar criminals convicted of lying to. Congress or the government have received the key issue in his case was he had threatened a longtime friend of his who was also another witness. Basically saying don't contradict my story and those thrashed included threatening his dog for example the key issue at stake was whether he was serious about that and whether therefore has sent should be jacked up significantly because he had made violent threats and eventually the judge took the view that although it was serious that he'd made violent threats. The person that he had threatened didn't actually feel like they were going to experience violence. Ed Tell us a bit more about Mr Stone. And the history of his friendship with the President and whether you think Mr Trump's tweets constituted interference in the judicial process. Yeah as I said. He's a flamboyant dirty tricks. Who GOES WAY BACK TO LATE? Six hundred seventy trump maximum in the late seventies. He was introduced to try but he quickly hit it off. They shed philosophy of you know playing to win that no method is invalid. Never apologize never explain. Stone set up with couple of other people are very well known lobby group in Washington. One of his clients was trump who was seeking tax breaks a casino. He was setting up in Atlantic City. And really they've been great friends since then so the ties between trump and stone go along way that very deep and they're often allegedly nefarious in terms of the League outlook from this. I have no doubt that trump will seek to podcastone fast opportunity. Trump's on the Guy Senate acquittal spring cleaning of his administration ruthlessly seeking out anybody who isn't very very loyal so to get rid of weather that Meghan appointees the civil savage. Anybody perceive does slightly disloyal. Not Enough is being pledged. Loyalty is a hugely important hugely. Important thing to trump and stern has shown loyalty he has not. He is not divulged things that have damaged the president. He's showing toughness. He's been very Trumpian in how he's dealt with. Franchi's accused the judge me by of being a biased judge which she's rejected this very trumpian and I have no doubt that it will culminate in at some point. President trump pardoning Roger Stern question about what trump actually did part of the reason. Roger Stone was so controversial. Was that line prosecutors involved in this case we're uncomfortable with what Mr Trump and the justice department we're doing. Can you explain that to viewers and why it was such a problem so there are four prosecutors who secured Mrs Jones conviction trial so the trial team? They filed their sentencing recommendation which was seven to nine years which there's no bones about it. That's a serious sentence for anybody to serve and then that evening all of a sudden early hours of the morning so after midnight trump tweets calling it a miscarriage of justice. He says this is unacceptable and Lo and behold the very next day the DOJ which is the US Department of Justice DOJ officials. Start saying that they agree that the sense would be unwarranted and adair kind of reverse it. The following day afternoon we see all four the prosecutors quit the case including one of them actually quits his job at the DOJ entirely and subsequently a new sentencing recommendation is put forward. Which says we'RE NOT GONNA ask for a particular sentence but it ought to be far less than seven to nine years. The idea that four prosecutors would quit a case. All at once is astonishing and it was a very serious and important moment and DOJ his trip shook the DOJ. It was a very dramatic moment in Washington and the question then was was doj senior leadership. William bar the. Us Attorney General. Was He reacting to an order from trump or was something else going on now the lion that DOJ has stuck to is that there was a miscommunication between the US Attorney's office in Washington DC and between main justice headquarters also in DC? But they're separate offices. Basically Mr. Barr says he was not expecting to see a seventy nine year recommendation. The new prosecutor brought on sat at the sentencing that the prosecutors who filed a recommendation that you good faith and thought that they had been given approval to do so and so Mr Bar said listen. This is not about trump. This is about. I think that that sentence was appropriate and I was not told about what was going on. The important thing here is whether or not Mr trump explicitly ordered the attorney general chains recommendation. It's still gets to this question about how our friends of the president being treated in their cases now it's pretty common across the US for federal prosecutors to request tough even harsh sentences. That's not unknown. You don't often see the attorney general weighing in to ask for lighter sentences and certainly DOJ policy at the moment is to prosecute people to the fullest extent of the law to secure the longer sentences possible so whether or not Mr Trump's tweets were an express order to Mr Bar that he followed a whether he was acting independently. It still gets to this question about if your friend of the president. How are you going to be treated by this? Doj while we're on the subject of Friends of the president. The other thing that happened last week was a series of presidential pardons for White Collar criminals specifically several that have connections to Mr Trump. I talk about Michael Milkin. What did he do and why does it matter that he was pardoned? Michael Milkin is to people on Wall Street a hero. He effectively invented the junk bond or high yield bond market in the eighties and then he was brought low by prosecutors and the SEC and eventually guilty to securities fraud and nine hundred ninety. He served about twenty two months in prison after being initially sentenced to ten years. Ever since then he's been rebuilding his reputation. He's a philanthropist. Now has the Milken Institute and for a long time people on Wall Street rich and powerful people have felt that he was prosecuted unjustly and deserved a pardon. The other person. Mr Trump pardon rod blagojevich is perhaps less of a popular figure in any area. He was the former Democratic governor of Illinois and was prosecuted for trying to extort a children's Hospital for campaign contributions and also trying to sell the vacated Senate seat of Barack Obama when he became president his case involves some quite lurid wiretap quotes. Where he talked about Mr Obama's Tennessee. Being a very valuable thing with various explosives and that he wasn't going to give it away for nothing. The fact that these pardons came just a day or two before Roger. Stone's sentencing is pretty mistake -able signal of Mr Trump's power to grant clemency. Whatever case that he wants so prosecutors can go after his fans and associates. Jerry can commit crimes. Judge can sentence them to however long they want ultimately. Mr Trump has under the constitution the pardon power and that was a pretty stark exercise of that pardon power on the eve of a close friend of his being sentenced. Ed Do you think we're gonNA see more interventions this spy trump perhaps related to the Mueller probe into Russian interference in the election. People like Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. Who Manafort I think would definitely be a case for another pop and I would be very surprised if Michael Cohen Without Him. Because Michael Cohen Tablet Trump describes a rat in that inimitable. Kind of multi language that the president sometimes uses Michael. Cohen testified to Congress very damagingly against president. Trump's he's considered to be a tax cut. The thing that links you know all these Haden's whether it's Michael Milkin Rod Blagojevich Obama Carrick. Us police commissioner who was the security guard incidentally for Rudy Giuliani. The thing that links all of them is that they're pretty well connected people who've committed white-collar crimes and who have upbeat through Fox News. In some cases that Bregovic wife spoke on Fox News. He carrots by on Fox News to capture the president's attention and I think the pattern is again very trumpian thing. It's it's about. People who trump identifies with he feels as acute. Did he feels. He's fatty toxic at he. Identifies WITH OTHERS. Who fit that description again though. The role of connections and of mutual friends and a Fox as dishing platform for pardon. These are very common. There's a pattern here. How big a cause of concern is all this. I mean it's trump's use of the pardon power markedly different from other presidents will Clinton famously on his last day in office Rich Hedge Fund billionaire and friend of the Clintons Madonna to the Clintons and that caused a lot of bad blood. Clinton was heavily criticised for intervening on behalf of a friend and it stood out and I guess the reason I mentioned that is it. Was Fatty unusual. It's now completely normal. Trump has happened many many people who under the inventions of us? Pardon history wouldn't ready quantify so I think he has changed quite dramatically and just to add on. There's an interesting historical link year. Another controversial use of the pardon power in the past was George H W Bush who infamously pardoned a whole swath of former officials who are indicted in connection to the Iran Contra Scandal and bill bar the current. Us Attorney General was back then also attorney general and so Mr Bar He had pushed not just for one. Pardon of Caspar Weinberger. Who was the former Secretary of defense? He said listen. If you're gonNA pardon any of these people you have to pardon all of them. I think his quote was in for a penny in for a pound and so you may have the curious historical echo if MR trump loses later this year of his attorney general at the end of his time in office being the same attorney general at the end of George W Bush's time in office advising him on. You know who to pardon before he leaves Hamas all this been received in Washington and then around the US do people care. It's been received as many other actions by president trump being received with a high temperature reaction inside the Washington. Beltway and shrug outside the GNOMES that being trashed here in a row very significant look at the powers of the presidency. The procedures the the president uses before he acts and the conventions so that being shredded caused great angst in Washington. Dc across the political divide and almost badly registered a ripple outside of Washington. The same of course applies to impeachment. It really didn't resonate much isn't resonating match in the Democratic primaries. In places like Iowa New Hampshire and so I think this is far far lower. It may be it should be different than ideal while but it registered FAFA LOA on the vote says right of than than even impeachment.

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Paul Manafort's fraud case in New York was dismissed

First Light

00:28 sec | 8 months ago

Paul Manafort's fraud case in New York was dismissed

"So your case against imprisoned former trump campaign chair Paul mana Ford has been thrown out in a surprise decision the judge said if the criminal case here in Manhattan when forward it would put Paul man a fort in double jeopardy since he is already serving federal time for fraud the district attorney's office here which charge manifold with mortgage fraud and falsifying business records said it would appeal manta for days in the hospital after suffering a heart problem in prison but his attorney said from the beginning metaphor consider the evidence insufficient and the indictment to be double

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New York charges against Paul Manafort dismissed by judge

NPR News Now

00:52 sec | 8 months ago

New York charges against Paul Manafort dismissed by judge

"Federal Judge in New York has dismissed state charges against President Trump's former campaign chairman on the grounds of double jeopardy. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Paul Manafort is currently serving a seven and a half year prison sentence on federal crimes. Judge dismissed miss. The case after Manafort's attorneys argued that his indictment illegally subjected him to being prosecuted for the same crime twice the Manhattan district. Attorney's office had charged Manafort with falsifying business records to obtain millions of dollars in loans. Shortly after he was sentenced on federal crimes in March. The judge's which is decision is illegal blow to New York prosecutors who had wanted to ensure that manafort would still face prison time. Even if President trump pardons him on a federal level. MANAFORT is nine months into a seven and a half year sentence on tax and bank fraud charges stemming from work. He did as a consultant in

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New York fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chairman, dismissed by judge

NPR News Now

00:52 sec | 8 months ago

New York fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chairman, dismissed by judge

"Federal Judge in New York has dismissed state charges against President Trump's former campaign chairman on the grounds of double jeopardy. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Paul Manafort is currently serving a seven and a half year prison sentence on federal crimes. Judge dismissed miss. The case after Manafort's attorneys argued that his indictment illegally subjected him to being prosecuted for the same crime twice the Manhattan district. Attorney's office had charged Manafort with falsifying business records to obtain millions of dollars in loans. Shortly after he was sentenced on federal crimes in March. The judge's which is decision is illegal blow to New York prosecutors who had wanted to ensure that manafort would still face prison time. Even if President trump pardons him on a federal level. MANAFORT is nine months into a seven and a half year sentence on tax and bank fraud charges stemming from work. He did as a consultant in

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Paul Manafort has New York state fraud prosecution dismissed because of 'double jeopardy'

John Williams

00:12 sec | 8 months ago

Paul Manafort has New York state fraud prosecution dismissed because of 'double jeopardy'

"And a judge is thrown out Paul mana Ford's New York mortgage fraud case on double jeopardy grounds his lawyers had argued that the state charges should have been dismissed because they involve some of the same allegations that he's already serving

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What is the 'fictional narrative' a White House ex-adviser warns against?

WSJ What's News

03:41 min | 9 months ago

What is the 'fictional narrative' a White House ex-adviser warns against?

"Hill a former White House advisor and David Holmes Current. US diplomat or the latest and possibly final witnesses to testify publicly in the impeachment inquiry and they gave different views of US policy efforts in Ukraine. Joining me now. From Washington with more details as Wall Street Journal reporter Chaban Hughes Assoc Yvonne in her opening statement Fiona Hill warned lawmakers against what she called a fictional narrative or alternative narrative. She was referencing a theory. That Ukraine had interfered feared in the two thousand sixteen. US elections something. President trump had wanted Kiev to investigate. Can you explain more about this theory. And what hill had to say about it. Well there earned multiple prongs to the theory. There's not any single incident that Republicans use when an advancing this theory but among them is the fact that our one time investigative journalist who was later in the Ukrainian legislature publicize something called the Black Ledger which purported to show some large payments made to a number breath people by a pro Russian president including Paul Manafort the fact of that disclosure. They say helped take out a trump campaign official another piece of evidence. Republican side is an OP. Ed Written Twenty Sixteen by Ukraine's ambassador and which he questioned some of Mr Trump's remarks about Russia and Crimea missile. An Mr Holmes had explanations for all of those they said that in no way did it amount to the sort of top down directed propaganda campaign that Russia had engaged in and Ms Hill in particular really said that the narrative about Ukrainian interference was damaging that absolutely absolutely set Republicans off. They were very sensitive. They said it was unfair to accuse them of having undermined the Russian meddling idea that really is backed up by the entire. US Intelligence Community and Democrats stamp down on that and said Republicans absolutely had been part of undermining the theory about Russian Russian interference in the US elections. So how about David. Holmes did any of his testimony aligned with hills and in what ways did it differ so Mr Holmes and Fiona Hill are coming from two different vantage points David. Holmes is in Ukraine at the embassy. He's a political adviser paying attention to Ukrainian politics. Tech's Ms Hill is in Washington at the National Security Council trying to coordinate a whole bunch of agencies to come together around a focused Ukraine policy so the each present different sides of the picture Mr Holmes in particular could describe overhearing that conversation between President Trump and Dan. US Ambassador to the European Union. Gordon Sandra and which a day after that July twenty fifth phone call Mr Trump asks about the investigations and Gordon. Zong indicates that Ukraine's Presidents Alinsky is fully on board. That was a big one for him. Fiona Hill walked us through really some of the highlights of her closed-door door deposition that day on that she blew up at Gordon. sunlen asking him. Who gave you control of the Ukraine portfolio and Gordon? sunlen comes back doc and says the president did Fiona Hill testifying. She realizes she was quite rude. But that Gordon Zone response had infect shut her up and today we heard I heard Ms Hill. Say in fact. In retrospect I think that Gordon Sunland was right and even though I was angry with him for not looping me into meetings I see he now why he did that. We were on different missions. His instructions had come from the president and mine were of a totally different nature. His was political and about a domestic mystic matter. Mine was about our national security

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House releases transcripts from key witnesses in Trump impeachment inquiry

All In with Chris Hayes

11:07 min | 9 months ago

House releases transcripts from key witnesses in Trump impeachment inquiry

"We are now starting to see the actual testimony from the depositions in the impeachment inquiry so far the transcripts and they are as damning as expected for the president and and his allies now Republicans wine for weeks and weeks of the fact that depositions were being held behind closed doors despite the fact that many of them were actually attending those very same hearing the president tried to get out ahead of the release of the word for word transcripts today by saying they would be faked and Republicans should release their own indicating indicating that he was clearly not happy with what was about to come out well today we got the first two transcripts from forward top State Department official Michael Mckinley and crucially former US ambassador bastard Ukraine Marie Ivanovich we already know a lot about what McKinley testified about including that he said he resigned his post in part because of quote the failure of the State Department urban to offer support to foreign service employees caught up impeachment inquiry McKinley who was senior advisor Secretary State Mike Pompeo also testified again under growth in this deposition that he told not pompeii about his concerns multiple times before he resigned which makes what pump said last month so much more interesting listen listen to the way the pompeo gives himself absolutely no wiggle room on this question Mike McKinley third me well for a year and a half I chose him my head people tell me he was a great foreign service officer in fact he served America wonderfully for thirty seven years he had in fact had the office that was just just behind mine had a door that he could walk in any time and say whatever he wanted you know from the time that embassador yvonna bitch departed Ukraine until the time that he came to tell me that he was departing harding I never heard him say a single thing about his concerns with respect to the decision you never ask not once not once George did ambassador McKinley say something it to me during that entire time period that's interesting so maybe set it outside that time period or maybe McKinley is lying or maybe pompeo's lying the story though that has has told these depositions of of someone who was in the way of the corrupt quid pro quo abuse of office the President Rudy Giuliani were running to try and squeeze Ukraine to manufacture a dirt the president's political rival particularly in that of the ousted US ambassador Devante vish Ukraine whose career was a casualty of that scheme she testified that she learned from and Ukrainian officials that Rudy Giuliani plan to target her Ivanovich was asked what she thought President trump meant when he said on the phone call with Ukrainian president that she was quote going wing to go through some things Ivanovich said I didn't know what it meant I was very concerned I still am. She testified that a concern senior Ukrainian official told Oldie quote told me I really needed to watch my back former ambassador also told Congress the same Ukrainian official wonder about quote to individuals from Florida Mr Parnasse and Mr Freeman who were working with Mayor Giuliani they were interested in having a different ambassador to the post because they wanted to have business dealings in Ukraine or additional additional business dealings I didn't understand that because nobody the embassy had ever met these two individuals now the president gets to appoint ambassadors and he gets to recall them but in the case of Ambassador Basser Uganda Bitch let's remember her position and removal are also at the center of a criminal case that's currently being brought by the US attorney in the Southern District of New York doc against two men who are associates the president's personal were John Juliani reportedly paid Guiliani at least half a million dollars who hung out Yankee Games among other places with with Rudy who got prime seats at a twenty thousand trump rally and who represented themselves to Congress in an official letter as members of the president's legal team and and let's remember that part of the charges against these two men love Parnasse and eager fruman is that they were giving donations to a member of Congress as part of this sprawling effort to get rid of ambassador of rich so that they could corruptly install from the associates to promote their business interests in Ukraine Ivanovich was standing being in the way of making Ukraine more corrupt on behalf of president trump and Rudy Giuliani and I should tell you we just learned tonight that one of these guys parnasse seems to be ready to cooperate with congressional investigators Reuters reports Parnasse is prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators PARNASSUS lawyer has confirmed that that me see news joining me now from Warren What we learned today so he told me legal reporter for Buzzfeed News and Tasha Berkshire National Security correspondent political NS NBC contributor. Natasha let me start with you on the Parnasse news his old lawyer had been the president's old lawyer John Dowd who'd written a letter being like he's part of the team and he's not going to show up and do anything he's now jumped don't John Doubt and now he's GonNa cooperate is that what's happening. Yeah Chris I mean it certainly seems seems like Parnasse is angry he's angry that the president has said that he doesn't know who he is he feels like the president has completely mischaracterized their relationship and you have to be inclined to believe a bit because there are so many photos of them together over the last two or so years a political events at gallows at fundraisers Parnis and firmin were everywhere and they surrounded the president at many pivotal moments so what we're seeing now is they've opened the door to cooperation with the congressional committees that doesn't necessarily Sara Lee mean of course that it's going to happen because a lot of the documents at the Congressional committees want are in the hands of the FBI which of course rated partisan ferments belongings as part of their indictment it also is remains to be seen whether or not their lawyers are even going to his learned this case has even going to let him testify because he's in the middle of a criminal probe but this does indicate at least a shift for now in how he perceives the president and trump really hasn't learned this lesson that you know when these people are are under scrutiny and he continues to criticize them his former allies and says I don't know them well they usually have receipts Zoe what did we learn today in the Ivanovich Ivanovic testimony in terms of the nexus between this sort of strange plot that was hatched by nuts room in for variety of reasons perhaps APPs personal business reasons as well as Ingraham themselves the president and the president and Rudy Giuliani's attempt to squeeze Ukraine government for for dirt on their political what we saw was perspective from yet another witness in the impeachment inquiry sort of explaining how they learned that there was this other her channel between the White House and Ukraine that was unofficial not sanctioned involved a cohort of non-government officials in this case Rudy Rudy Giuliani left parnasse eager freeman who for months had been traveling around trying to set up connections and Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden trying to discredit the Mueller investigation but all while making entrees into very official circles in Ukraine to the dismay dismay of the career civil servants who you know whose job it was to establish those formal channels between the administration and these foreign government entities and what we heard what we saw in the transcript was the former ambassador Marie Ivanovich saying you know learning about this back channel and being perplexed and concerned -cerned by it but not really seeing away out and being told that if she wanted to keep her job she needed to ingratiate herself with the president and not make waves about this both the one in one point she testified she was told to tweet US support for the president. I mean what what's fascinating here and attach you had these sort of comparative means of of of conducting yourself Marie Ivanovich the lifelong foreign service officer who's there who's trying to like steer American policy and then the Parnassus Fruman and Giuliani's of the world old who are wheeling and dealing and taking meetings and doing God knows what God knows who's behest and those are the people president is listening to and who had the imprimature of the entire hire American state behind them exactly Chris and Marie Ivanovich testified that this wasn't something that the State Department could just ignore they felt really hamstrung owned by the fact that this dual foreign policy track was taking place and at one point she said the Ukrainians didn't know who to talk to didn't know whether we represented US policy whether they should be listening to Giuliani and Parnasse Freeman and the rug really felt like it was being pulled out from beneath us we have to remember also that this is a very sensitive moment what what has been a very sensitive moment in Ukraine for the last five years since the Russians invaded eastern Ukraine and at this moment there trying to negotiate peace in the east with the russian-backed separatists separatist so for the aid to be withheld at this sensitive time was extremely troubling to the Crohn's and on top of that they didn't even know who the interlocutors were are there was supposed to be communicating with fast forward to mushy Ivanovich getting removed recalled from Ukraine someone that they really trusted now they have no choice really okay but to try to negotiate with the president and the best way that they can which is Zilenski you saw on that phone call kind of saying to the President Yes we'll investigate ah yes we'll do what you want essentially to try to appease him because again Ukraine faces an existential threat to its east and they are trying to navigate that right now the best way they can we're also getting a lot more back story on the origins of this I think deranged saying conspiracy theories about Ukrainian involvement in the two thousand sixteen election the idea that actually the DNC hack was a Ukrainian op that they conspired to frame Russia for it doesn't actually make sense when you sort of square it up but this this article near that Manafort was actually spreading that back in twenty sixteen it's been germinating and sold to the president time and time again what do we know about uh-huh so over the weekend buzz feed at CNN received a new cash of documents from the Justice Department then it was as hundreds of pages of records of notes that were taken during the investigation and in one seer set of notes from Rick Gates who had been the deputy campaign manager Paul Manafort's right hand man Rick Gates told investigators that basically as soon as news broke in two thousand sixteen the DNC had been hacked that wikileaks had these messages and they were going to release them. Paul Manafort was immediately saying it wasn't Russia it was Ukraine and Michael Flynn who was at the time a senior advisor to the campaign later became trump's short-lived first national security adviser also was immediately saying adamantly it wasn't Russia it wasn't Russia look at Ukraine so we had at the time three years ago to senior officials in the trump campaign trying to you direct the narrative away from Russia towards Ukraine it raises all sorts of questions of who they were talking to us who's ear they had and it's the theory that it has really persisted notwithstanding the findings of the US intelligence community that it was Russia that orchestrated the hack of the DNC that was

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How Watergate Set the Stage for the Trump Impeachment Inquiry

AM Joy

10:42 min | 11 months ago

How Watergate Set the Stage for the Trump Impeachment Inquiry

"The conversation you just heard between Richard Nixon and his former Attorney General John Mitchell in one thousand nine hundred ninety three was later used news to convict Mitchell on charges related to the Watergate cover up and to send him to prison Mitchell was one of several officials who wound up in prison after after Watergate less than there is that while trump may consider himself to be invincible thanks to that can't indict memo at the DOJ history suggests the people surrounding the president are not always safe. It was the release of these secret tapes that ultimately brought Nixon down but like trump Nixon fought to keep keep those tapes secret he did not admit to his crimes out in the open trump. Meanwhile not only admits to his crime because sometimes commits them on the White House lawn likewise China should start an investigation into the by because what happened in China is just about as bad as what it happened with with Ukraine so I would say that presidents Alinsky if it were me I would recommend that they start it into devices because nobody has any doubt that they weren't crooked. This really should come as no surprise because Donald Trump has repeatedly welcomed and even solicited foreign Kim's Hain help and he has a history of admitting his misdeeds on camera Russia if you listening I hope you're able to find the thirty thousand emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded. Mightily by our press regardless of recommendation I was going to fire. Call me knowing there was no good time to and in fact when I decided to you just do it. I said to myself. I said you know this rusher. Thing with trump and Russia is a made up story. You Might WanNA listen. I don't there's nothing wrong was listening. If somebody called from a country Norway we have information on your Oh. I think I'd want to hear you're like Nixon. Trump has managed to induce lots and lots of government officials from his vice president to the secretary of state diverse White House officials and diplomats to his is George Mitchell Attorney General William Bar to join in trump has already landed people in prison those who committed crimes to please or to help trump along with many others who were indicted and Robert Muller's Russia probe so the question for trump's people the people ladies corrupted as part of his own immensely corrupt government. Is that a dirty they willing going to get an are they risking sharing the fate of people like Mitchell in Flint and Michael Cohen Paul Manafort join now's Elizabeth Holtzman author of the case for impeaching in trump former assistant watergate special prosecutor Jill wine banks. MSNBC legal analyst my widely MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR BARBARA mcquade and Korean jean-pierre appear chief public affairs officer at move on Dot Org. Thank you all for being here. I'M GONNA go right down the middle of my interesting here and go right to Joe Wide Banks because let let me play you. This is congressman. This is actually a Republican congressman back in nineteen seventy three actually calling Nixon's impeachment take a listen to this after having read and reread and sifted and tested this massive information which came before us. I've come to the conclusion that Richard M Nixon Nixon has beyond a reasonable doubt committed impeachable offenses which in my judgment are of such sufficient magnitude egg the Tude that he should be removed from office. That's his name is representative Lawrence Hogan and I believe he is the father of the current governor of Maryland Larry Hogan. If I'm not wrong long so it is possible when people see the evidence they come to the conclusion that the president is committed high crimes and misdemeanors. That's high crimes and misdemeanors but what I want to ask you about jail is the people around Richard Nixon because not not a few of them went to prison. Can you just remind folks who around Nixon wound up not impeachment truck but on the going to jail truck well it was a big group of people who went to jail. It was his White House counsel John Dean who also cooperated with US and was I'm waiting for the John Dean of this scandal to come forward and it may already be the whistle blower it could be Mister Taylor from the State Department in addition his Attorney General John Mitchell went to jail his chief of staff went to jail Mr Haldeman even his chief domestic adviser. Mr Ehrlichman went to jail. There were a big cast of characters that went to jail because they committed crimes James and they did it because he set a tone that it was all okay I m above the law and whatever I do cannot be criminal. We have clear evidence that Donald Trump abetted by William bar is in exactly the same position of I'm invincible. I can do anything he has publicly stated dated that I have total authority to do whatever I want and that was the auditioned memo that attorney general by wrote to get the job so we're in really a the big fix here because the government has become completely lawless and they must be held accountable that is essential and I believe like Acre Representative Hogan that facts matter and I believe that even the most loyal Republicans who are now standing silent they may not be coming out for impeachment different but they aren't defending this terrible threat to national security in fact to world security because by not giving the equipment that was necessary to protect checked Ukraine. They are leaving Ukraine vulnerable to Russian further incursions and that's a terrible thing I mean even Mitt Romney Mitt Romney who who Korean I will remind folks. He did that humiliating auditions where he sat for dinner with Donald Trump to try to become secretary state the irony being had had he actually gotten the job. The likelihood is that Mitt Romney wouldn't have done what might pump pay does it wouldn't have been willing to go around selling these crazy conspiracy theories to prove approve Russia innocent and wouldn't have been willing to ignore subpoenas e but he'd be much more likely to do the right thing. This is what he wrote on twitter. He said when the only American citizen trump single singles out for China's investigations political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process it's strains credulity to suggest it is anything politically motivated so at least there is the chance that there are awesome other Lawrence Hogan's. Maybe yeah I think that's right. I think Republicans a Senate Republicans in particular because we know that lawns who the Republicans who support Donald Trump up in the house. They're all like diehards. They're the ones who out out there. It's the Senate Republicans that we really kind of have to key in on and they've been pretty quiet right. They've been hiding except for four Ben Sasse and as you mentioned Mitt Romney and I think that's probably why Mitt Romney didn't become secretary of state. Donald Trump knew that because what does Donald Trump want right. He wants loyalty which is why he's getting from Pompeo you know where he's getting from pants and it's a one way street with Donald Trump. He will throw all them under the bus as he tried to pence for doing that. Press press press reading where he was just kind of like you should go look at pences phone Oh yeah and threw him under the bus so this is where we are and we're pumpkins have to really think about this. They have to think. Are they really going to really grab onto this wagon this unstable wagon that trump has having now who is a one you know kind of doing this this this this kind of war room on his his own hell bent on doing it and it's a twitter deck and it's really that's it and watching Cable News TV and this is where we are right now. Republicans really have to step up here and the other thing too is. We don't know how this is going to end up. We've never been in this place before impeachment on national security so we we just this is unchartered territory. Yeah absolutely and Barbara WanNA come back because you're so between what green is it which wine banks has said there are a number of people who are allowing themselves to be corrupted along with Donald Trump and the Nixon example is that Nixon didn't go to prison but a whole lot of people around him who you just heard Jill wine banks mentioned went to prison because people willing to commit the crime for him. There are willing to help him to do what he wanted done and once you've done it he may not have liability under that. Doj Memo but you might and I wonder if when you look at the fact that the Attorney General of the United States is flying around the world attempting to prove this conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine Russia that it attack our election when you have the State Department the head of the state our Secretary of State participating on the call lying to the American people about being on the call in which Donald Trump is pressuring a foreign government to help him with an election in which he's committing a crime for which apparently he can't be prosecuted right now where you have senior White House officials hiding hiding the evidence of transcript of Donald Trump's calls in a place that they're not supposed to be in a high security server when you have foreign diplomats pressuring Ukraine essentially trying to strong arm them to help Donald Trump with this conspiracy theory investigations in exchange for aid by could go on and on and on the number of people who are participating participating do any of those people Barbara face potential legal liability. Can any of these people pretend as the vice president and the secretary of state are pretending they don't have to listen to subpoenas but they like trump are above the law no joy any one of these people could be charged with a crime as we saw as Jill explained in the Watergate scandal. You know whenever you've got a public corruption investigation even at the just the garden variety the kind of cases that I was involved evolved with when you approach people you often tell them look you can be a witness or you're going to be a defendant in this case. The choice is yours and already I think we're seeing people people making that. Calculus Kurt Volker resigning abruptly last Friday and agreeing to come testify in bring those text messages which are incredibly Lee Damning. I have seen cases charged on far less where they are talking about the scheme and the scandal. I think Gordon Sunlen has extreme exposure exposure based on what is said in those I think Bill Taylor is someone at the State Department who looks like somebody who wanted to do the right thing.

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Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

11:27 min | 11 months ago

Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

"Day nine seventy four of the trump administration once again we have breaking news news tonight centering around that explosive whistle blower complaint from inside the administration that has set off this latest battle with Congress. The Washington Post has already reported the complaint which was filed with the Intelligence Community Inspector General Involve Donald Trump's private communication with a foreign leader that included some sort of promise importantly the New York Times reported today the whistle blowers complaint is said to involve the multiple acts by the president but now tonight a short time ago the Washington Post Breaking the latest on this story in a four byline piece that includes foods carol lending who will join us in just a moment she and her colleagues report quote a whistleblower complaint about President trump made by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine crane according to people familiar with the matter two and a half weeks before the complaint was filed trump spoke with the Ukrainian president who was elected in a landslide in May that call is already under investigation by House Democrats who are examining whether trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani sought to manipulate the Ukrainian government into helping trump's reelection campaign. Democrats earlier this month demanded records related to what they say are trump. Giuliani's efforts to co worse the Ukrainian in government into pursuing to politically motivated investigations one to help trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort a second to target the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. You may recall this comment from trump earlier this summer about receiving information on political rivals your campaign this time round of foreigners if Russia if China if someone else offers you information and opponent should accept or should be called the FBI. I think maybe Buedu bus. I think you might WANNA listen. I don't there's nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country Norway we have information on your opponent. I think I'd WanNa hear you want that kind of interference in our elections not interference. They have information. I think I'd take the house. Intelligence Committee media has been trying to get its hands on the actual whistle blowers complaint they've been met with a refusal from the current acting director of national intelligence who consulted consulted with the Justice Department on this matter. We can't stress enough. This is highly unusual if not unprecedented the refusal comes even as the Intelligence Communities Inspector General noted that complaint and quote met the definition of an urgent concern and that the complaints disclosure not not only falls within the jurisdiction but relates to one of the most significant and important of the DNA is responsibilities to the American people well tonight the the president's lawyer in an eventful interview on CNN Rudy Giuliani said quote. It is perfectly appropriate. All I can tell you is if what is reported reported is true. It doesn't make it doesn't make any difference if the president of the United States said to the president of Ukraine investigate the corruption in your country country that has a bearing on our twenty sixteen election. Isn't that what he's supposed to do. In a moment here we're going to be able to speak to the former. CIA Director John John Brennan our panel is also standing by but first. We want to get straight to one of the reporters on this breaking story. The aforementioned Carol Lennick Pulitzer Prize winning investigative is to get a reporter for the Washington Post Carol Layout as best you can for our viewers the allegation here the phone call the backdrop and anything else we've left now. Oh so many things about this story Brian which you know we learned something new it feels like every day since chairmanships letter but so many things about this are surprising and unprecedented and tonight migrate colleagues at the Washington Post especially on the national security team team. I was just an assistant essentially to the story but they and and with a little help for me broke the story that these complaints this complaint about multiple communications by the president that were viewed as a flagrant and serious abuse involved his discussions with the president of Ukraine and there are a lot of questions because this complaint was filed August twelfth just two and a half weeks roughly after after the president had spoken with the president of Ukraine and according to a readout from the Ukrainian government the discussion was the president president of our country president trump saying that Ukraine could really help their reputation if they could complete these investigations into corruption it would really help with relationships between the two countries and that they could really help their image so already you have sort of this red flag being waved about this July twenty fifth call on August twelve a whistleblower whose identity is not yet public comes forward and then somewhere along the line the the inspector general has received this complaint is blocked from reporting it to Congress even though it is defined as an urgent concern under the statute forgive forgive this very basic question. Is there any evidence that is a direct line and not a dotted line that connects the nature of this whistle blower complaint linked with the Herculean and unprecedented efforts to keep this secret while I hope I understand your question properly Brian and this whistle blower is under what I can only imagine must be the most intense pressure because is on the one hand there is this terrifying element called the espionage act and if you violate it by sharing anything that is truly sensitive and endanger dangerous our national security. You're in a world of trouble but on the other hand there is the Whistle Blower Protection Act that was passed into law in the nineteen nineties indies for intelligence personnel so that they could come forward with sensitive materials there was great fear that they weren't allowed to come forward because the material was so sensitive and that act right now is basically being stalled and it appears that at least the Justice Department was conferred with about this decision that that the acting director of National Intelligence made blocking the I g from going forward and alerting Congress about the substance of what the president said that was so worrisome the promise that they made. I'm sorry that he made allegedly to the Ukraine. Carol lending is has agreed to stay with US and right now joining us by telephone is the former CIA director. John Brennan also happens to be our senior national security and intelligence analyst Director Brennan and when you hear Rudy say as he said tonight. If what they're saying is true. It doesn't make any difference. He just becomes the latest person listen. I've heard recently to say in effect. Some form of the president can say whatever he wants. Is that your understanding well. I think Rudy's defense and trump's comments and his tweet or belied by the very very rigorous accurate that the administration will and taking Sudan's this was a blow as complaint from going to the intelligence committees if it was appropriate in their minds if it was something that they had no concerns about why are they making this hurting efforts prevented from going forward it's clear that the whistle blower and the Inspector General of the Office of the DNA nine followed to the letter B. Procedures in the Whistle Blower Act and from my perspective the acting be an eye Joe McGuire who I know well and I had a lot of dunes within. He's a straight shooter in my mind. I'm sure he probably with his general counsel to make I'm sure that he would be doing is consistent with the law but unfortunately I think now department of Justice has become involved because it wouldn't be surprised that Joe Maguire's the council consulted with the Department of Justice which would be normal procedures and it's clear that our attorney general is a highly publicized individual who will use the instruments achievements power the Department of Justice to protect his client Donald Trump and so I don't know to what extent Joe McGuire is being being coerced intimidated threatened by the Department of Justice to not take these actions they could even be saying that they're the legal action taken against it's ten if he were to go forward and share this complaint so this is clearly a very abnormal very worrisome situation where the the whole intent or the whistle blower act is being clouded by the trump administration and it's preventing information that truly should go to the committee of communities have jurisdiction in the Congress and so I think we are at this point of scene. Trampling of our laws and procedures is by a individual any oval office who is being supported in this by an attorney general and justice that is not so filling what their responsibilities obligations are under the law. They're looking to do what the White House what Mr Trump wants done to our viewers a phrase. We use a lot around here. This is truly uncharted territory. I WanNa read something a frequent contributor of ours former. US Attorney Ernie Joyce Vance has just said on social media. If this turns out to be what the whistle blower complaint is about and it's accurate trump must leave office immediately a president president can't offer USA to a foreign country in exchange for prosecution of a political opponent heaven help us if we can all agree on that director Brennan Final Question. You've been around the block a few times. You certainly been in the Oval Office a lot. Is this an unusual phone call to over here on the part of the president of the United States well. I think it would have been people who were either in the room. When Donald Trump is making that call or individuals who read the memo M Khan a memorandum of conversation that was done on this but in my thirty plus years of experience Sir I have never seen a situation like this where there is this effort on the part of a president of the United States to prevent prevents the appropriate steps to be taken by the executive branch inside of the executive branch and to work with the Congress on something. That's that's the inspector. General says is urgent national security important. This is something that leave. The inpatient is going to get out. It's already getting out in dribs and bribes. I'm sure the whole thing will be out and I I tend to agree with Joyce. this is explosive and I think we have just I started to see this iceberg emerge

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Texts Show Hannity Gave Manafort Sympathetic News Coverage

Financial Issues with Dan Celia

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Texts Show Hannity Gave Manafort Sympathetic News Coverage

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William Barr's Justice Department runs interference for Paul Manafort

Stephanie Miller

01:17 min | 1 year ago

William Barr's Justice Department runs interference for Paul Manafort

"Speaking of shady, court doing anything arrived with Bill bar intervening. So the Manafort doesn't have to go to Rikers. Yeah. How far is normal in the rear view mirror so far? T- Payton, said bar is helping Trump dangle pardons and keep the loose cannons tied down. We must win all three houses, and twenty twenty and throw these critters under the jailhouse agreed. Yes. I mean it's just that in the Flint thing you know, there is shady going down. Right. I mean, what is this note that does so many legal of our legal ladies legal ads? We're on Twitter saying this doesn't this does not happen doesn't and it clearly is like, oh, Rikers a little tough. He's feeling like you might wanna be chatty and the net supreme court ruling, right? All right. Travis double jeopardy. I don't know how you file things over there. Find this house Campbell case rate. There's the headline but it would have been good for fourth. That's why like Twitter. Yes, it would Manafort. Yes. That's what I'm saying is that, you know, at this point, it's impossible not to go. This must be connected that, you know, he's intervening to not send him to Rikers. I just. Because I thought that when they to at some point you go is Donald Trump

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Manafort will stay in federal custody

KYW 24 Hour News

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Manafort will stay in federal custody

"Looks like Paul Manafort won't be transferred to Rikers island after all Invicta, federal financial fraud charges. Former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort faces similar charges in New York City, but may not be held there pending trial. The New York Times says the top deputy to attorney general William Barr told state, prosecutors Manafort will go to a federal facility rather than a state once he Bill Rakoff Manafort, who's already doing federal time for corruption and fraud. Charges was supposed to be transferred to Rikers island, where he would await trial on separate state charges, but that now appears to be off the New York Times reporting that federal officials told the Manhattan DA Manafort will stay in federal custody. There had been concerns that had Manafort been transferred to Rikers. He would have been held in isolation away from the general population law. Professor, Laurie Levenson says. It's highly unusual for a senior Justice department official to intervene on where it defended his

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"paul manafort" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"paul manafort" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:29 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"paul manafort" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"paul manafort" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"paul manafort" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"paul manafort" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

Politics and More Podcast

04:19 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"paul manafort" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"paul manafort" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:49 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"paul manafort" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast

NPR Politics Podcast

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"paul manafort" Discussed on Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:47 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:45 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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