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Mueller prosecutor says special counsel 'could have done more' to hold Trump accountable
"A former top prosecutor on special counsel Bob Miller's team writes in a new. Tell all book where law ends that the Group failed to fully investigate trump's financial ties and should have stated explicitly in their report that they believed he obstructed justice. Andrew Weissmann claims that Muller's efforts were limited by the ever present threat of trump disbanding their office and by their own reluctance to be aggressive against a sitting president. The team made sure it's work was logged into a computer system in a way so that it would be preserved if trump got rid of Mueller but Weissmann says the pressure caused them to pull punches. He likens it to a sword of Damocles hanging over all of their investigative decisions, leading them at certain times to act much less forcefully and more defensively than they would have if they were investigating anyone but the president. Weisman says it led them to delay and ultimately forego entire lines of inquiry though were quite promising particularly regarding this president financial ties to Russia. This bothered him deeply because in America no one is supposed to be above the law not even the president here is a key paragraph from Weisman's new book which comes out next week, and which we got an early copy of he writes quote. We still do not know if there are other financial ties between the president and either the Russian government or Russian oligarchs. We do not know whether he paid bribes to foreign officials to secure favourable treatment for his business interests a potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. That would provide leverage against the president. We do not know if he had other Russian business deals in the works at the time he was running for president how they might have aided or constrained his campaign or. Even if they are continuing to influence his presidency. Weisman was considered one of the top prosecutors at the justice, department had been a senior supervisor before Muller brought him onto his team. Now he teaches it Nyu law school in the book. Whitesman lays particular blame on Muller's number two errands assembly for stopping investigators from taking a broader look at trump's finances and he writes that he wonders whether investigators quote gave it their all Weisman lambasts attorney general bill bar for among other things giving the public a deeply misleading four-page summary of Moore's work before the full report was released publicly. bowlers report was far more damning than the anodyne description that bar put out. It was upon reading bars misleading four-page memo that Weisman decided yet moral obligation to write this book. Weisman is critical of Molar himself for not stating plainly that he concluded trump obstructed justice which Weisman says the evidence clearly shows Weissmann said in an interview on Monday with my colleagues Matt Sabotage and Spencer Sue that he told more, he would have stated that conclusion in the teams final report. More. Critically, Weisman complains how he felt more was wrong not to green light issuing a subpoena for trump's testimony, and he also details how he personally pressed the special counsel repeatedly to do so. The office also declined to compel testimony from the President's son Donald Trump Junior, or even to seek an interview with first daughter Ivanka trump who was involved in a lot of the potential misconduct described in the final report. Weisman's primary task was to lead the team called Team N, which investigated former trump campaign chairman Paul manafort for financial crimes in hopes that he'd flip to become a useful witness another team team are was tasked with exploring whether the trump campaign had coordinated with Russia to influence the election and another team six hundred was tasked with exploring whether trump had obstructed justice. Weisman is critical of that ladder team teams six hundred saying that an FBI agent assigned to it complained to him that it was quote pulling its punches and shooting down her views. And weisman alleges that its leader Mike driven another veteran former prosecutor. Confided in him privately that he would not have been. So mealy mouthed about saying the president had obstructed Justice Weisman's says driven. told him quote if you and I were in charge this is not how it would read. I should say here that Zebedee Moeller Andrew even did not respond to our requests for comment about what said about them in the book.
Fresh update on "paul manafort" discussed on Howie Carr
"The killer has been caught red handed, right? Russia? Yes, but my question is no mama knew John Bell in every hole, gang you if they have any sense of shame, they should all come in suicide coming through. Pardon me for laughing Sean at the idea of any of these people committing suicide. Did you notice those? John Brennan has not Died. That letter from from Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, saying that they've got his hand written notes. I repeat his hand written notes, talking about how he goes to the White House and tells Barack Obama and God only knows who else in the office that that Hillary Clinton is conspiring with the Russians to frame Donald Trump. I would I would say that would have been worthy of a question, wouldn't you, Sean? Yes, of course. Yes, yes. But, you know, I'm Chris Wallace did not do in touch that yesterday. On the second is Carter Page Adi Papadopoulos on general friend Beggar Su Hillary Clinton and Mueller for $40 million. You know, Davis $40 million and people three years of our life, You know, I know, I know I keep away. I I don't know what the Carter page is waiting for You. We have him on the show. Occasionally, I asked him wins the lawsuit gonna be filed and he hasn't said he hasn't said anything yet. So I mean they were with his life. There's no question about it. They tried to put him in jail. They ruined his business. They are they solid, his name. Even his girlfriend left him in the midst of all this stuff. Oh, And you know another thing about this letter that that Radcliffe the DNA of the director of National Intelligence sent the Lindsey Graham is that all this plot To concoct a scandal involving Donald Trump to just make it up out of whole cloth. It all happened around the same time. The fusion GPS sent that Russian lawyer in to meet with Don Jr. And Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort than the campaign manager at a Trump tower on Fifth Avenue. It all happened about a week after after that, if they put that Russian lawyer in They sent her in. They breathe. They briefed her before she went in for the 20 minute meeting. She had the 20 minute meeting, and then she was debriefed. Bye. Glenn Simpson, the head of fusion GPS. Again. That that was apparently the beginning of the plot. And then they saw how well it worked. And they had a had a what they call enough legal circles, federal legal circles a predator act, I guess maybe that was the predicated act that meeting The Trump Tower meeting. 20 minutes long when how long she was briefed before the meeting by Hillary's paid stooges and how long she was debriefed after the meeting By Hillary's Page stooges. I'm going to guess it was more than 20 minutes. Thanks for the call. Sean. Paul, You're next with Howie Carr. Go ahead, Paul. Thank thank you how it's going to take my call You just you just around me Some That was Biden came up with that logo right? That some 1800 active something that you know what he did. He may have been before he was elected to the Senate in 18 40 maybe helped write the Logan Act. Right away. Call. Go. How you how you were right about the scramble Italy and you had President Trump main, one of the main campaign women on the other day. Grateful that wise, why around and they didn't do that, because he was definitely why it did. One last thing the $64,000 question right above the mail in ballots. I mean, Trump didn't get into that in candy while I did ask him and I'm sure he didn't answer because you didn't want to answer, but that's that's the country right there, so they're gonna have all these state Fixed for Biden, the matter what they're going to keep count room, so I think they have to come out with something. The attorney general whoever and say no mail in ballots. Because of this, all right, and it's all exposed. You're gonna have to go pull a lever that sanctity of though, if you could go toe if you couldn't go to a riot and loot a liquor store, you can get down to the polling place the vote. I'm with you. And and again. This is the solution to the scripts in New York City is we're going to send out more ballots. Richardson out corrected ballots. How are they going to know? Or are they going to care if now you've got two ballots, one with the incorrect address one with the correct address. So the Democrats on election that is gonna be screaming. Every vote must count. No one can be disenfranchised. I don't know what the solution is. I don't think Trump knows It's very frustrating the everybody and I'm sure it's more frustrating to him than anybody else because it could cost him his second term. And Paul's right. The country's on the line. Orange County. District Attorney says driver tried to kill Trump supporters during your Belinda rally charges her with attempted murder, the organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted murder. Yesterday we were driving her car into counter protesters and running over a woman's head. Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump supporters with the intent to kill the woman and also seriously injured a man who broke his leg, Orange County prosecutor said. She positioned her vehicle to be used as a backup weapon, and she used that vehicle is a deadly weapon, willing to injure and kill those who stood in her.
Senate intelligence report warns of repeat of Russian interference in US election
"Week, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat. More on the Senate report will speak to Olivia Beavers, congressional reporter at the Hill. There's really build on our knowledge from other investigations and incense become public, which is the House intelligence investigation and the special counsel's investigation. It was made public last year now. Some of the main points there really caught our attention for those of us who have been following this closely is just a great detail and how they hae. These extensive communications between Russia and members of the Trump campaign, and one of the names that really stood out was Paul Manafort and Home. Manafort, they said was in constant communication with someone means Kalinic and they went further than the special counsel and described clinic as a Russian intelligence officer. So basically, they were saying that Manafort was willing to share a polling data he was helping with Russian oligarchs. Efforts to spread information overseas in different countries and He was also possibly interacting consulate with this as they describe it, Intelligence officer who might have had an involvement in the DNC hack in 2016, so it really kind of Through Manafort and these Russian government linked individuals much closer than I think. We had previously known another report with regards to Paul Manafort, they said, because he was so willing to share some of that data that he was a grave counterintelligence threat. Although they didn't go a Sfar saying he actually quote unquote colluded. With anybody that was never really determined. But just because of his dealing with this guy that they now deemed a Russian intelligence officer. He was a big threat that way and a lot of what they also talk about is that Russia Saw all these vulnerabilities in the trump transition team. They saw them as an experienced, disorganized unprepared and they were ready to exploit all of that. That really stood out as well. They were saying, you just touched on. They basically saw an opportunity that you had all these inexperienced business officials working on the transition team. And they decided to take advantage of that. And they did that through reaching out to people who didn't have these kind of foreign affairs backgrounds was understanding how Russia works, and it wasn't just Russia. It was other countries. They said. Allies and businesses, but basically you had During the transition. You have a new president coming in. And you have all these outsiders rushing kind of embedded themselves to a point where they have access and that was A point that this report was trying to make is that this is not a thing that is safe for our intelligence purposes, and we should be more careful about going
Fresh update on "paul manafort" discussed on Tom Sullivan
"Oh, man, That's an unforgettable one from last night that that one you cannot unwatched and I don't I wasn't planning I was going to. I was going to tape it. I've been getting to bed really late, and I'm tired, and I thought My wife last night and I'm going to go to bed. I just watched the 1st 30 minutes because they say the 1st 30 minutes is you can figure out what's gonna happen. I couldn't I could not feel peel away from it. It was it was Watching a train wreck, though, for 90 minutes Jim in Wichita, Kansas. Hi, Jim. You can't say that on the air. You can't use those words on the air, Jim, but I I hear you. Don't worry, we we bleeped it so we're good. That's fine. But that's fine. But my point is that the first reporters that came up after the debate was over. She called it the exact same thing. That's those were the words she used. Well, I've got a bunch of cuts from last night. The first reaction after the after debate was over from all the networks and they were all aghast. Every one of them. So, you know. Trump. I wasn't surprised that I was at all he wass his usual. Ah, blustering bullying. Ah, domineering cell the whole time. But I was disappointed in bike. He came across is flat as a pancake. Yep, And I didn't think much of his compact that trumps. Attacks. I'm not a big fan of Biden. Anyway. I think he's long past this time. He's long, certain long past his prime, and I don't think you can with it and you live on the left side of the aisle. Right? You're I don't know if you're a Democrat, but Yeah. I am. So tell your dirty secret about myself. I used to be a Republican. Oh, the time I first voted for the first time I registered to vote and 18 through up to Obama. I Waas, a registered Republican. Okay, But by the time Obama rolled around, I had to look it by values and realized I hardly have a vote on the Republican side of the aisle and I couldn't go and I couldn't vote for Democrats. Primaries. So I changed when ah Yeah. Yeah. But I, uh yeah, I was pretty much disappointed in the whole thing is one of the things that really struck me was was the After that everybody was complaining that from wouldn't denounced white supremacy. Right? Well, he see I I I hear that. That's a big point. People are making today and even the president of the driveway said, Yeah, I don't know who the proud boys are. That's like he didn't know who Paul Manafort wass. I mean, come on. What worries me is If he doesn't know who they are, and he's the president that would Why doesn't he know? But anyway, you know, I think of course, Of course he knows I I just I when when Chris Wallace was asking him about it, he said he said, Will you? Will you denounce of the riot that the white supremacist you're sure? Will you denounce the doesn't What? Sure, he said. Sure, three times. What people are wanting is for him to look into the camera and go looking You people, you white supremacist people are wrong. Ah, back off and the steady said stand back and stand by. And today, the proud boys have put that on their logo, Stand back and stand by. What was that you believe in. Even Donald Jr. Donald Trump Jr said That was a misspeak on the part of his dad. So I love Hugh Moment on your comment line with my interpretation of what it meant. I said, You may want to put it up. Maybe not. But I said. Looks like looks like Trump has recruited the proud boys to be his own Praetorian guard. Well. I hope not. I hope that was my interpretation of what he email but whether whether he's right or whether he's that way or not, The left is going to pounce on him on this and they're going to talk about pounding. They're goingto pound this on him. Over and over column A races call him all the things I don't know what's in the man's heart, but he doesn't say things is like the Charlottesville comment that he made has been totally twisted around. And it's because he doesn't Clarify his comments. He doesn't Articulate the fact that these white supremacist groups are evil. Did he need to say that? He said. Sure, three times, but he needs to be much clear on on his Putting down on some of these these groups out there, But all right, Jim, I gotta I gotta get some more calls and appreciate the call. 10 in Stateline, Nevada. Hello, Ken. Yeah. Good. Good afternoon to you. I have a bit of a different take. Ah, I'm in favor of Trump. I want to see Trump win part. I actually think he caused himself the election on this performance last night. Really? Let me just say why. Yeah, because I for you that if there's about saying you give someone enough rope, you can let him hang himself through. And if Trump would've lax Questions be asked in completion quickly by the moderator who was not great, but nonetheless, we somebody who's on the fence and knows the people that count Right now The reality is, people are going to vote for Trump Going to vote for Trump People for Biden. No vote Biden But when you've got an election, where in several states including key states, the margins last time was so thin that those people are on the same sitting there at home that don't listen to talk radio and don't watch new, you know, cable TV. If I'm watching that performance last night, and I'd agree with the guy from Minden I kind of would be not a total impressed and the reality is you make a good point that Trump can be a chameleon and can come back as a world class salesman, and clearly he's great at what he does in business. But my question is what happens if those people that he needs already blown off turned off for him? That are not going to come back and watch the 2nd and 3rd debates, right? They're not..
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
"Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat.
Fresh update on "paul manafort" discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Usually a fascist leader wants to embody the state wants to expand the state wants to keep the state intact while denying people of course, you know their their rights in their freedoms trump is the opposite trump does not care if the United States is destroyed as long as he personally is. Not Destroyed, and that is a very, very dangerous situation in completely changes how we consider leverage how we consider protest how we consider law people really need to grasp this, and they also need to ask the question of who else shares this view, how many people that are now leading government agencies or embedded in government institutions have this same utter lack of loyalty to the United States. And utter disregard for its future because that's what we're going to be seeing in years to come. It's not just these secessionist movements that we've mentioned before but just purposeful destruction picking at scraps especially as climate change comes bearing down and people's you know sense of what a place is worth what a business is worth. That's all going to be transformed and these disaster capitalists are honing in. Vultures and we are the prey. So yeah, you can continue their and that's a great segue into a vonk of trump Ivanka trump is in so much trouble finally will. She has no kidding. She has avoided again ability because of bonker trump represents the right kind of woman in the eyes of white male patriarchy just like any Coney Barrett trump's pick to take ruth Bader Ginsburg see on the supreme. Court, which is just an insult to feminists. So these women represent the right kind of women and is a white male patriarchy. They're both pleasant to look at if you're a white male who loves his white male Patriarchy and they're both praised for their breeding, they're good breeders as they say, women's values a white male Patriarchal Society comes down to motherhood. But what's wrong with that being a mother is the most important and hardest job in the world the major difference is that we do not. Censor men around raising children like we do women because we live in a white male patriarchy where women are judged first and foremost they look and how they breed. So let me stress again the Ivanka trump tax fraud story underlines how the white male patriarch keeps letting Ivanka trump get away with crimes because there is she's the right kind of woman Sivan's could have indicted in bulk trump scamming investors and trump Soho instead of family lawyer handed Sivan's campaign. The Mueller investigation could happen should have indicted of Bunka who brought on Putin's operative Paul Manafort campaign chairman who is central to the operation that the trump campaign which stole the twenty six election the Kremlin's help as outlined in the Miller report including focus on Cambridge analytica intentionally suppressor black votes in key states in a sophisticated social media targeting campaign Ivanka led the transition team which Michael Flynn Said told him to call the Russian ambassador and he baucus financially profited from her role in the white. House, getting Chinese trademarks trotting around the globe treating our taxpayers money as her own personal publicity account marketing herself as a world leader photo bombing Angela Merkel, and Christine Lagarde. And a Bunka broke the hatch act blatantly proudly by speaking at the Republican National Convention, not just a political event but a life filled propaganda event that was held at the tax payer funded White House of violation of the separation of political activities and official federal work. There's more to the Ivanka criminality story and will continue to go into that further episodes we must. Know that in the creepy relationship of vodka has their father in two thousand sixteen, her father wanted to go to be his vice president according to a new book. So as we keep telling you IVANKA is her father wrapped up in a prettier package which makes her far more dangerous. We're not just fighting our hearts out to defeat trump in November we're gonNA continue. Fighting our hearts out to defeat Obama trump and twenty, twenty four we keep warning you it's going to happen, and if she continues to avoid accountability like she has thus far, it will happen. The press is filled with Mark Burnett who will happily rehabilitate sparkly blonde who the right kind of woman according to the prevailing white male patriarch power structure that we're stuck under. Currently, so remained vulnerable and Ivanka trump is a major threat and continues to be a major threat to our democracy. We're GONNA. End this episode of Rage with Trump's appearance at our BG's historic moment of being the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in state trump and his birther wife Malania visited RPG when she was being honored at the Supreme Court's. A. Discussion continues and you can get access to that by sending up on our patriotic at.
Steve Bannon Arrested on Border-Wall Fraud Charges
"Architect of Donald Trump's twenty-six election victory who wants claimed he wanted to destroy the state and bring everything crashing down was arrested on a yacht on Thursday and has since pleaded not guilty after being charged with defrauding donors in a scheme to help build the president's signature wool across the US Mexico border. As a top advisor to trump's presidential campaign who later served as White House chief strategist. Bannon. Helped articulate the America first right-wing populism and fierce opposition to immigration that have been hallmarks of trump's three and a half years in office. Dinan was among four people arrested and charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money. Laundering prosecutors accused the defendants of defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars through a twenty, five, million dollar crowdfunding campaign cold we build the wall. Bannon used hundreds of thousands of dollars of that money to cover personal expenses according to the charges. He was freed on a five million dollar bond and was barred by Federal Magistrate Judge from traveling internationally. Bannon was arrested in Connecticut by agents from the prosecutor's office and the US Postal Inspection Service aboard a one hundred and fifty foot long yachts according to a law enforcement source trump told reporters at the White House that he feels very badly about the challenges but typically sought to distance himself from Bannon and the alleged scheme Bannon is the eighth close trump associates to be arrested or convicted of a crime former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort longtime friend and advisor Roger. Stone. Former national security adviser. Michael Flynn and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. The indictment comes as the Republican. President trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the November third presidential election. Biden's campaign said corruption surrounds trump.
Steve Bannon charged with fraud over Mexico wall funds
"Bannon has been arrested intimidated. By the Southern District of New York no less on fraud charges. This is not the development I expected to see as Joe Biden prepares to take nomination. But let's let's just remember here for a second that Steve Bannon was. Really an architect of the trump campaign He was chief strategist in the trump White House during most of year one. He is somebody who the president had a falling out with, but has more recently said Nice things about. This is something else and he now joins on the number of people really close to the president in really important positions that have been indicted arrested faced criminal charges, his campaign chairman. Paul. Manafort. His National Security Adviser Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, his personal lawyer. Michael Cohen, his really the first political strategist. Conceived of the trump campaign, I a Roger Stone not to mention a that we could get into but I mean this is this is quite cast of. Allegedly criminal characters of did have been right there at the president sign and the particular ironies around this that you have to the Post Office Acting against the Bannon you can't make that up and the fact that this is about the wall that Mexico was famously going to pay for in, of course that wasn't happening and there was an effort by alleged by Steve Bannon and several other people close to him to to raise money to to have private funds to pay for that wall they ended up according to the the US Attorney's office in the southern district trying to line their own pockets with that money. So it is downing the. Timing of this, of course, fascinating president trump had the US attorney in that southern district replaced by his attorney general just a few short weeks ago we know of other active criminal investigations that affect trump world they're coming out of that same office and all of this to happen here on on Joe Biden's Big Day on the eve of the Republican National Convention where the wall is going to be a major talking point Steve was a big part of that last convention he very much won't be this year.
Bipartisan Senate Report Shows 2016 Trump, Russia Collusion
"The news Do. You guys remember when the big question on everyone's mind was did donald trump colluded with Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign remember it was all anyone talked about and then trump lead one, hundred and seventy thousand Americans die on his watch and we moved onto that. Well, it turns out the US. Senate had not completely forgotten about it and yesterday they dropped a bombshell report. A New Senate report says members of the 2016 trump campaign were eager. To accept help from Russia some of a directed personally by Vladimir Putin the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee releasing its final report declaring two thousand sixteen trump campaign had repeated contacts with Russian operatives, Paul Manafort? The former trump campaign co-chairman. It goes further than the Muller reports saying he was in close touch with a Russian intelligence officer who became a business partner. It says manafort posed a grave counter intelligence threat. The report says he may even have been connected. To Russia's hacking and leaking Hillary Clinton campaign emails, an operation it says was actually directed by Russian. President. Putin. The three year investigation also found that president trump may have misled special counsel Robert Muller One of the other headlines is that this committee actually made criminal referrals in June of last year in two thousand, nineteen to federal prosecutors on the list of referrals, Steve Bannon Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Junior. That's right. The Republican led Republican led Senate committee. Referred Steve, Bannon, Jared Kushner, and Don Jr. for criminal charges for lying under oath, and this is good news for Eric. When you the least favorite child, you get left out of all the family traditions, even the criminal ones basically, this Senate investigation found that the trump campaign's contacts, with Russia, during the two thousand, sixteen election posed a threat to national security, and the interesting thing about this report is that it's bipartisan with policies agree on the facts but. Each party came to a different conclusion about whether the facts meant that there was no collusion. And I will say it's always weird to see the same set of facts that are interpreted that differently it kind of reminds me of how two different guys will have different stories about how they fight went down you'll. That guy in the face and he was down on the ground lights out man. So Dude, I told that guy get on my face and then I took a nap on the
Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections
"Trump's term. A Republican controlled Senate committee takes 1000 pages to describe How Russia launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the last election on Donald Trump's behalf, the report alleges a close professional relationship between former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a man linked to Russian intelligence report says that Manafort's relationship with this individual was long standing. It developed as a result of his other relationships with Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs, and it was unequivocally troubling. CBS
Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections
"A bipartisan Senate panel says Paul Manafort, the 2016 Trump campaign chairman, was in regular contact with a Russian operative during the 2016 campaign and posed a grave. Counterintelligence threat to the U. S. Now this is all part of a long awaited report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Rush in coordination with the Trump campaign here, CBS's Nancy Courtis The nearly 1000 page report details an extensive web of Russian relationships within the Trump campaign. Specifically, it says Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort ce willingness to share information with individuals closely affiliated with the Russian intelligence services represented a grave counterintelligence threat. The three year investigation also found that President Trump may have misled special counsel Robert Mueller. He told Mueller that he didn't recall discussing the Clinton campaign's stolen emails with his close friend Roger Stone. But the committee assesses that Trump did, in fact, speak with stone about Wikileaks. On multiple occasions. They begin me. The Russia hoax, shifty shift and all these characters from the day I got here in what may be the reports biggest bombshell. Bipartisan investigators say they learned of three general sets of allegations. Involving Trump engaging in personal relationships with Russian women during trips dating back to the nineties. In one case, Russian businessmen warned the president's former fixer Michael Cohen, that there were sensitive tapes of a trump visit to Russia that could potentially be used as
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
"Can Delaney in says the Senate Intelligence Committee found that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort worked closely with a Russian intelligence official who may have been involved in the hacking of Democratic Party emails. Emails is easily it was a Russian operation. Dr Jill Biden will headline night two of the Democratic National Convention. The former second lady will speak to the nation and so
Final Senate Intelligence Report On 2016 Election Russian Interference Released
"The Senate Intelligence Committee releasing its late Instalment of counterintelligence threats and vulnerabilities. The reporters close ties with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate constant in Kalim, Nick reports. His clinic was a Russian intelligence officer, Paul Manafort is serving 7.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges. He also was convicted on charges related to his former lobbying efforts. This was uncovered during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's election interference. And potential coordination with the Trump campaign
Final Senate Intelligence Report On 2016 Election Russian Interference Released
"Three year long Senate Intelligence Committee probe affirms links between the Russian government on the Trump campaign as well as a Kremlin sanctioned breach. That undermined the 2016 election in Trump's favor. NPR's Tim Mak reports of final bipartisan report on Russian election interference is now public. The report outlines former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort CE work with a man named Constantine Kalim Nick, who they identify as a Russian intelligence officer. The Senate Intelligence Committee says that Manafort sought to share secret internal trump campaign information with him briefed Kalim Nick on the campaign's polling data and how they wanted to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The report also says that the committee obtained evidence that clinic may have been related to the Russian government hack and leak operations targeting the 2016. American election. NPR's to Mack reporting, President Trump maintains He wanted 2016 election fair and square, calling investigations into his campaign's ties with Russia, a democratic and media fueled hoax
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
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
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
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
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
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
"paul manafort" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"That was president trump or others or if it got to the very heart of cooperation about Russia but it may be that those lies or whatever it was he continued to protect was the reason that Robert was never able to establish a conspiracy between Russia and trump campaign in March. Two Thousand Nineteen Judges Manafort cases in Virginia and DC hand-down separate sentences totalling seven and a half years in prison. Metaphor did not respond to requests for coming. His is a fall from grace for the king-maker who wants behind the most powerful men in the world. Many who studied manafort's long career as an influence peddler remain baffled by the words of the Virginia judge in his federal case who said except for his recent crime manafort had lived in otherwise blameless life. There was so much evidence revealing Manafort be a shady operator that to hear the judge sort of almost applaud him. For a blameless life to that point was sort of going to a lot of people that phrase in an otherwise blameless life really does stick into the crawl because everything that manafort had done from the moment that you opened up his lobbying shop in Washington had been done to personally enrich himself at the expense of American democracy. Thanks for listening to the American read podcast presented by CNBC. I'm Stacey Koon.
"paul manafort" Discussed on American Greed Podcast
"In two thousand sixteen presidential candidate. Donald trump makes waves promising to clean up American politics. We are going to Washington. Dc and we are going to drain the swamp that Spring to hope to cure. His party's nomination. The outsider candidate turns to a big time. Washington insider Paul Manafort. Ken Bogu is a reporter for the New York Times. There's a lot of irony in the trump manafort connection not the least of which is a candidate who's running as a climber. Party's platform on draining. The swamp has just hired to run his campaign. The ultimate swamp creature metaphors path to the trump campaign begins years earlier in an industrial town. Not Far from Hartford Connecticut Paul Manafort. I became enamored with politics at his father's knee. His Dad ran for and won the mayorality of new Britain Connecticut. Their home town. Franklin fourer is a staff writer for the Atlantic is Dad was a was a guy who practice a very hard style politics but new Britain was also a place that was filled with corruption. Palma for his father was accused and even charge with perjury but never convicted and had a road named bathrooms kind of a hero in his hometown. So certainly possible that the sun would conclude that you can walk right up to the end of the line without paying the penalty in the late nineteen sixties metaphor leaves new Britain for Washington. Dc Very attends Georgetown University while many members of his generation celebrate peace and love. He's pictured in the school yearbook flashing V-for-victory Son and apparent celebration. The nineteen sixty eight election. Victory up Richard Nixon after Nixon's resignation in nineteen seventy four manafort than a lawyer serves in the White House under his successor. President Gerald Four Paul Manafort even in those early days showed signs of becoming the master. Strategist that you would eventually fully realize you just this shrewd operator. Who understood how to get the head of somebody to figure out what they wanted and how he can deliver it to them after helping four defeat robber Reagan for the GOP nomination in nineteen seventy six metaphor. Works on Reagan's presidential campaign. Four years later the south will be targeted. We'll get specialized media. We will carry the Reagan record to the south particularly He kind of went where he saw an opening and by the time he was I getting evolved professionally around Reagan. That was the hot thing. In American politics it turns out to be a good bit in this present crisis. Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem out of Ronald Reagan's nineteen eighty camp in Washington suddenly flooded with Republicans. Who'd been out of power for several years and they had this new power in town but nobody had figured out how to really capitalize on power. Manafort will lead the charge on K. Street DC's lobbying center in one thousand nine hundred eighty. He teams up with two other. Reagan Campaign Veterans Charlie Black and Roger Stone who will later worked for the trump campaign together. The three men form political firm with an innovative to part business marble. They were electing people who'd established intimate relationships with and then they would turn around and ask them for favors on behalf of corporate clients and this was an incredible advantage and it made them a fortune. The firm's principles bring in six figure salaries representing big-name domestic clients including a high powered New York real estate developer name Donald Trump manafort ran affirm that blew up based on a reputation for getting things. Done if you're a lobbyist you're going to be effective some of the time you're going to be effective. Maybe not all the time but the important thing is to create the perception of power and Manafort was a master of that. The way he creates. This perception is partially spelled out in a company pitch obtained by NBC News. In one thousand nine hundred ninety eight but document lists the close political ties that key members of the firm had in the Reagan administration and it promised that personal relationships with Department of State officials would be utilized to upgrade a back channel relationship. What they're doing is legal. Some considered questionable some of the old guard in Washington. Dc turned up their noses at what blackstone and Manafort were doing and they saw it as really unseemly they were breaking all sorts of norms. They were creating all sorts of new conventions for Washington. And I think it's even possible to say that through their firm Paul Manafort and his crew did a lot to create the swamp if you will as we know it over the decades that he works in Washington Paul Manafort becomes a behind the scenes master of crafting politicians images. When you set up here with all this gadgetry no because Amb where we'd have curtains on the front of the window but in this world power and money. It's not just American politician and American lobbying clients who turned to him for help. The definitely is this is before Paul Manafort of lobbyists working on behalf of scuzzy foreign governments but nobody had made it a cottage industry in quite the same way that Paul Manafort did he basically went out and found all manner of folks with unsavory reputations. Who are willing to pay huge psalms in order to try to buff their reputations and improve their standing in Washington. The word is not without controversy. The Prime Minister of the Bahamas Lynden thinly and key officials of his government have long been described in reports of American drug agents as receiving huge payoffs from big time Colombian and American drug bosses but in Nineteen eighty-four Washington. Lobbying firm run by these men. All of whom are now key advisers in the Bush campaign went to work for the pindling government at eight hundred thousand dollars a year when these reports I surface manafort's partner. Charlie black denies any wrongdoing. Saying the firm would never work for a foreigner whose interests are at odds with those of the United States. But other bad press will follow in Nineteen Ninety-two Manafort's firm then called black manafort stone and Kelly features heavily in the torturers lobby published by the center Republican Teddy. This report outlines the company's work on behalf of questionable foreign clients said to receive US aid and abuse human rights. That's certainly an argument to be made. That manafort was kind of the angel on the shoulder of some of these arguably very bad people that he was trying to get them to embrace democratic tactics and strategies but also democracy that certainly manafort and his allies saw manafort's detractors say that's a bunch of bull it's possible to know who manafort's firm works for who they lobby and how much they make because of a law called the foreign agents registration there or Farah created in the nineteen thirties. Think this is right in Madison Square Garden. Usa This a strict Cuban leader german-american hiding behind the American flag artist. Berlin the Foreign Agents Registration Act was enacted in nineteen thirty eight in response to congressional concerns about Nazi subversive activities in the United States in particular clandestine propaganda being disseminated throughout the United States. Now a partner at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana. David lawmen once served as chief of the Department of Justice's countered intelligence and Export Control Section. There he was responsible for enforcement of Farah law that requires people like metaphor disclosed their lobbying and public relations work performed in the US on behalf of a foreign power. The whole point of the statute is not to suppress or regularly the content of speech but when that speech is propagated by people United States acting on behalf of a foreign government or foreign political party to require registration with the government in periodic disclosure. So that the American people or US lawmakers can be properly put on notice of. Who's behind that content? So they can way what credit or wait too attached to it in. Farah filings like these from the nineteen eighties. Manafort divulges which foreigners? He's working for what he's doing for them. And the vast sums he's paid Paul Manafort went from being a guy came from relatively little means to a guy running affirm that was suddenly printing money. This was nineteen eighties. The age of four in Gecko and benefit with somebody when suddenly stumbled upon. Well really set out to enjoy it. Manafort and his partners and even some of the associates at the firm were wearing flashy tailored suits driving. Big Shiny cars often foreign. He got one of the biggest homes and his friends said when he had a pool. He didn't like where it was positioned so he had. It moved several feet he would disappear for weeks and come back and expense concord round trip to Paris and a week and a half and the nicest hotel.
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.
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I have to imagine one of the people who's looking carefully at the sentencing today is the man sitting in the White House and he's saying to himself Paul Manafort leading otherwise blameless lights. I think we're going to be hearing that again, if President Trump ever issues say ever decides us one of his other constitutional powers in connection with Paul Manafort as the judge said he leading otherwise blameless life around Klay. I think we now have the title of Donald Trump's next memoir, otherwise blameless life, the to hear any Washington lobbyist described as having lived and otherwise blameless life is a first for me. Those are words I personally would be very uncomfortable applying to a lifetime Washington, lobbyist true. And obviously unsure about Paul Manafort. I mean, look he is he. He is about to get sentenced at another criminal case next week. So to suggest this is an otherwise blameless life, ignores the fact that he was convicted of other crimes Bill to other crimes for which he'll be sentenced and the sentence is I think ridiculously short I mean because of his shenanigans America's been sentenced to forty eight months of Donald Trump is president. It seems like forty seven months for Manafort jail seems like a very light sentence for that. And I do think gills core point here really is the most serious one, which is this just illustrates again, we have two systems of Justice in this country. Paul Manafort engaged in fifty five million dollars tax fraud. There are poor African Americans in jail tonight much longer than manafort's sentence who still fifty five or one hundred fifty five dollars from a seven eleven or committed some kind of non violent crime evens of drug offence. Just hard to give people confidence in our criminal Justice system when a crime of this nature get such a short sentence compared to the sentences that poor people people of color, get everyday in our court system. Cars would Alec Sandra Causey Cortez tweeted just moments before the show, Paul Manafort getting such little jail time for such serious crimes lays out for the world. How it's almost impossible for rich people to go to jail for the same amount of time as someone who is lower income in our current broken system. Justice isn't blind. It's bought Miko yet, your reaction to the Paul Manafort sentence tonight. Yeah. I think that if really shows that you've got someone here who has a real pattern of deceptiveness and cheating..
"paul manafort" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"My relatives lived in vans. There you go. We go so digital Vance. Yes. Veins even. Yeah. Android that? It was a fun little digression. So this moment, we don't know. How long exactly what's going to spin in prison? I think next February's when he gets sentenced the max from the plea deal. He signed is a decade, it'll probably be somewhat less than that. However since polls already sixty nine even five years swish. Pretty sick. Even a five year sentence is good chance of being a life sentence for him. The odds of Paul Manafort, dying in prison seem to have raised recently based on an appearance he made in court on Friday, October nineteenth is this the wheelchair. Things the wheelchair thing. Yeah. Okay. All was wheeled into court in a wheelchair. Very sick. His lawyer says the he has significant health issues related to the terms of his confinement. He had like his one leg elevated in like a sock on instead of shoes so much. It was so fun. It reminded me of when Robert Durst when court bringing neckbrace and was like, I couldn't have done it. I was on meth. That was what Manafort took it to an eleven. He's like Robert had no personality. Yeah. Nobody wanted to hang out with Robert Durst. Which everyone fortunately does. I mean, who wouldn't he's so cool super cool calendars of my fan art of him. I know that that's not joke which takes a step too far, and I stopped doing it. No. When you realize you've taken the step too, far, what are your options? He step backwards or you step even further. Are you make posters? Yeah. You make posters you change your name, anyway, Paul Manafort. Yeah. Basically, it seems like he's claiming he has gout, and that's what he has to be in a wheelchair in his leg. Rich man's the Richmond Richmond leg rich eating too much sugar, either gout or diabetes would be possible causes of something like that. Or he might just be lying to try and get you know out of being in prison for longer. Does. He have a history of line. History. Paul Manafort does he ever lied before? I don't know. I don't know if we have any evidence of him being manipulative set Robert tres, anyone we don't accept it in Celtics on self defense. And that time he admitted it in the bathroom. Time Paul Manafort. Of course, we have the text messages his daughter sent talking about the things their dad told them about the crimes that he was committing. Or so chaotic evil. It's amazing. How almost no criminals at that level of crime can avoid admitting what they've done you don't run into a lot of like crack dealers who in interviews with people are like, Yep. I sell crack, right? I don't know if you're doing crimes don't brag about brag about the crimes while you're committing them in Portland. So crazy, it's pretty wild. Don't tell your daughter's text unsecured cellphones. About the crimes you're committing for a dictator these lessons that nobody should actually learn because then these people wouldn't get caught. But right. Yeah. That's true. Yeah. So Paul Manafort is apparently very sick and on death's door, according to Paul Manafort. To be released. Let me up to prison. Please. The prosecution does still have the option to waive a lot of his convictions. If he helps them out enough. So right now, the ten things that he wasn't convicted for when he got his original sentence. They've said we're not gonna try you again on these things, but we could try him again, if he doesn't wind up giving the prosecution very much so so is the deadline for that when his trial begins or is that just indefinite. I think it's like by February or something. Triumph. It seems like there's a ticking clock. We're gonna see what else they get from him. But yeah, it's possible. He'll be dismissed won't spend much more time in prison. It's possible. He will die there. I do want to draw your attention, Jamie. Yes. To one last line from CNN article that I read that was sort of introducing the fact that he'd come to court wheelchair quote, metaphors wife was not in the courtroom on Friday. She previously attended most of his hearings in the entirety of his Virginia trial. Why am I that be? I don't I don't know. Was it perhaps was serially philandering on her and probably wasn't actually sick..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"We are also of course covering this hurricane's path night. We have reporters up and down the coast plus our other top story tonight, new reports, Paul Manafort reaching a plea deal with special counsel Bob Muller that would have huge ramifications for where the Miller probe is headed. Our legal experts are all over this along with a US Senator. So we will bring you that important news coming up this hour and later in the show, we're also going to dig into news with implications that long outlived the bombshells in this Bob Woodward book or that controversial. New York Times op Ed today, Democrats scoring procedural victory in delaying Donald Trump's March to another lifetime appointment to the supreme court and why one Senate democrat is calling the FBI. So we have all of that on the beat tonight. But we begin with millions bracing for hurricane Florence right now. Torrential rain and winds gusting up to one hundred miles per hour. That's battering their Carolina coastline, bringing warnings of life threatening storm surges and. I wanna go right to Joe fryer who is in Jacksonville, North Carolina, braving the elements to report Joe. What can you tell us. Lori, just as the afternoon goes along, the winds continued to get stronger. The rain is picking up and this is a scene that's going to be playing out for the next two to three days because of how slowly this system is moving through. Now to set the scene where we are, this is Jacksonville North Carolina. It is not right on the ocean, like some of the other reports that you've seen, but they're still concerned about the conditions here. Why is that? Well, you can see we are still on a river, take about twenty mile trip that way, then you will hit the ocean. So the river feeds into the bays which then feed into the water. And even though we are not right directly where the beaches are the words, storm surge, still carry some weight here, they're concerned that the waters could rise up to seven feet here. That's just how dangerous the storm surges. Even if you're not there right on the coast, the waters are going to rise. So they're definitely concerned about this river which floods during a normal storm. Pretty much area where I'm standing, they fear is going to be underwater. The question is just how much is it going to be underwater? You're not just talking about the storm surge. About two or three days of consistent, heavy rain and nowhere for that rain to go. These rivers are going to overflow. It's not just the situation here. You can travel another two hours inland to a place like Fayetteville. They're concerned, their people have been packing up their belongings and putting them up on the second floor of their homes. They saw two years ago with hurricane Matthew. It was way inland where they started to see heavy amounts of rain that caused flooding. There were just nowhere for the water to go. Some inland areas here in North Carolina could see anywhere from six to twelve inches of rain. Isolated parts could see up to two feet. So along the coast, there's clearly concern, especially because the storm is is going to be turning over the coast, but really throughout much of North Carolina, they are worried about just how much water is going to be coming down over the course of many hours Ari. Thank you, Joe, and we turned out a God short who's in radio island, North Carolina, Godley. What are you seeing. Yeah, right now we're seeing these winds continue to hammer this area. I think. About seventy five miles an hour, but they're still not strong tonight. Either these types of wins that have been battery this area since about twelve. These types of. Atmos- director. These are not as bad as hurricane-force winds, and we'll get to be phased tonight. Pull it off our periodically restart losing visible in this area. It's almost like we're plastic bag. This ways is extremely powerful attracted no starts with bit up this rain and hits your face. It's pretty painful, but the worst of all this is going to be happening tonight around eleven o'clock. The worst. The storm surge coming up that we also got high tide to. That's going to be the end that that this whole area going to be like her down, we're going to be..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Thanks for joining us for the beat. Tonight. We have breaking news right now on Paul Manafort reporting that suggests he's changing his entire approach to the molar probe, and I'm going to get into that with the reporter, breaking the story. But I, I also have a necessary programming note. I was on vacation last week because I'm very good at picking slow new cycles from my time off. But I do want to thank and Moyle dean and Ali Val. She for anchoring while I was out. Now, what changed last week? Was it actually illegal inflection point, four, this Trump presidency. The answer is yeah. And that is part of our top story. Tonight. We have reporting on how this conviction of Paul Manafort is only the beginning of his problems as he faces up to two more trials. New evidence about links to rushed intelligence and signs. He's changing his mind as we will get to. Also later you should know, I'll be joined live by Michael Vana discussing all of the developments out of the Michael Cohen, plea deal that could put his case on a fast track. There's also later in the hour and important conversation with the White House veteran warning Trumpism three. Threatens America and is exposing an immorality in the Republican party. That guest was a top Republican advisor to President Bush. But we begin with how Trump is starting this week. This is the first week of his presidency that begins with two of his most senior aides as guilty met. Michael Cohen admits it. Paul Manafort of course, was dealt that status by jury of his peers, and there are signs. The pressure is getting to him, which does bring us to this breaking news. I can tell you tonight brand new reporting from the Wall Street Journal that Paul Manafort was working actively to seek a plea deal with Bob Muller to space stave off the upcoming trial in DC. Now, the reporting which is important is that those talks broke down plea discussions that were going on. Imagine this, how dramatic this was these discussions going on while everyone was awaiting what that Virginia jury would do deliberating on the tax and brink Bank fraud charges against Manafort. The talk stalling quote, over issues raised by special counsel, Robert Muller journal, not yet able to confirm what those issues are. Now, this is remarkable reporting. If you follow these stories, if you think about the images last week, the captivated the nation, all of this show something we didn't know until tonight that something was getting demand for. Maybe it's a potential jail time that he sees now is all too real in his own trial, or maybe it is this mounting pressure across. The entire Trump universe with Michael Cohen. Implicating Trump in a crime with the Fred's granting immunity to Trump's money man and his tabloid alley ally. Plus these aggressive moves from New York state prosecutor's as they either Trump organization itself. In fact, it is that federal probe in New York that is seriously worrying some Trump allies. Perhaps the special counsels the Lisa threats, the president faces right now, you've got the southern district. You've got the new York Attorney General. You've got the Manhattan District Attorney, where's the greatest threat? Well, I've said that right from the beginning because I think he has constitutional defenses to the investigation being conducted by Mahler, but there are no constitutional defenses to what the southern district is investigating. So I think the southern district is the is the is the greatest threat here, the quote, they're the greatest threat to Donald Trump according to Alan Dershowitz would be from this office that got the guilty plea out of Michael Cohen that is actively granting immunity.
"paul manafort" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Cohen. Kilty Paul Manafort guilty Mr. Manafort is disappointed on eight felony counts each tonight. The implication for the president. I didn't understand as Michael Kohn claims Trump directed his hush money crime. Boss what's next for the president's former lawyer and fixer. Now facing years in prison, I'll do anything to protect Mr. Trump what's next for the president's former campaign chair. Now, facing years in prison is evaluating all of his options at this point and the possibilities of pardons for both of that. I can't think of what Mr. men forced onto deserve reporting. An all in starts right now. I love loyalty. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes on a day of extraordinary news. There is one big headline above all the rest, and that is this. The news of the president is states who's identified in court documents today as individual one directed his personal attorney to break the law in order to influence the outcome of the two thousand sixteen presidential election. That's according to Michael Kohn who pleaded guilty to his part in those crimes. And for the next hour, we're going in the implications for individual one, Donald J Trump. It was a historically bad day for the president as to close associates Cohen. His longtime lawyer and fixer. And Paul Manafort is former campaign. Chairman were simultaneously appearing in different federal courtrooms Cohen in New York Manafort in Virginia. Both determined to be guilty of multiple federal crimes within the space of just a few minutes is after noon, Cohen, pleaded, guilty. Two, eight counts tax evasion lying to financial institution and crucially campaign finance violations Manafort was convicted by a jury on eight counts of tax fraud and Bank fraud. At the same time, the president was leaving for a campaign rally in West Virginia..
"paul manafort" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"Susan Glasser joins me to discuss the courtroom spectacle of the Manafort trial, how the Muller investigation stands to benefit or be hurt by this trial. And what Trump's inner circle looks like when it's under examination in a courtroom. Susan, I just wanna start here to talk about essentially, what are the charges in this case? Can you just sort of walk through what exactly Paul Manafort is accused of doing well, thanks David. Not a trial at the moment that has anything to do with Russia or Trump or alleged collusion of Manafort or anyone else. What it is is a pretty damning indictment of Paul Manafort and the business. He was in the years leading up to his association with Donald Trump and special counsel Muller and his team have. Found evidence and indicted Manafort on an array of financial charges, primarily income tax fraud, incapacitation and Bank fraud that stemmed from an alleged sixty million dollars that he earned just from this one Ukrainian party and associated Ukrainian oligarchs over a four year period of time. Basically. A pro Russian party in Ukraine ahead of it was, you know, kovic who was the president one time. I, it's been barred by the judge from raising, you know, the nave Latimer Putin in court, but is there a tie to Putin? They're absolutely. I mean, it's very interesting. So you know, visited the courtroom this week in Alexandria where this dramas playing out and the judge has has played a very strict rule of overseer in this case, and he's really narrowly defined it as let's make this case about income tax evasion and about Bank fraud and money laundering. In effect, it's not supposed to be about Russia or Ukraine, or Putin or Trump. And of course, that is the context of it. You know, the jurors won't necessarily hear that, but that is the story here. You crane was very much operating in very close connection with Ladimir Putin under the presidency of victory on the kovic and base. Basically a street revolution in twenty fourteen forced Yana kovic from office. He fled by the way, enormous corruption was uncovered there. The spectacle of this poor country being pushed around by Russia effectively adopting policies that Putin favored disclose Yana kovic not only was paying millions of dollars to the American political consultant. Paul men for absolutely. There's a Russia connection between this and Manafort had a longtime relationship in fact, and was paid millions of dollars that he also then owed millions of dollars to the Russian oligarch Oleg their pasta who is not only clues to Putin in his inner circle, but figures in the story of connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. And there's people that Miller investigative sort of cooperating with this investigation Manafort has not, and he's he's fought these charges and to be fair to Manafort though as far as we know, there is no evidence of Manafort in any way working with the Russian government during the two thousand sixteen campaign. Well, I, I wouldn't put it that way. We, you know, again, that's not the source of this trial in any way, and no one has released any results of the investigation that may bear on that question. Many people see this trial that's going on right now in Alexandria, courtroom as possibly an effort by the molar team to pressure metaphor into cooperating in that larger investigation of Trump and Russia in two thousand sixteen, and there's been a lot of exhibits about clothing. How he spent his money. Look at the trial is is a fascinating American spectacle, and that's what we've seen on display over the last two weeks. You know, you have fifteen thousand dollar ostrich jackets, you have lavish real estate purchases of millions of dollars, luxury cars, even seven figure, landscaping bills, you know..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Today is day six of the Paul Manafort trial. Now, remember Paul manafort's is Donald Trump's former campaign manager and evil husband in a lifetime movie. Well, anyway, thanks to the mullahs investigation. He is now on trial for tax crimes and money laundering and things ongoing well for him because this week prosecutors brought Rick gates to the witness stand and gates has been pulled manafort's right-hand man for years. And on top of that, he worked as the deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump. So he knows where the bodies are buried and yesterday he dug them up Robert Muller star witness, Rick gates, taking the stand against former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort Rick gates becoming the first Trump campaign official to confess his crimes on the witness stand asked by the prosecution. Were you involved in any criminal activity with Mr.? Manafort his reply, yes. Asked, did you commit any crimes with Mr.? Manafort. Gates again responding. Yes. Well, that was easy. Did you guys do the crimes? And he was like, yeah. I'm going to lie. I was hoping for a bit more courtroom drama. You know, like I thought did tell him to confess and he denied. And then there'd be like, well, we've got a surprise, witness, your twin brother. All like Tom Cruise would have shown up and be like, you can't handle the truth, and we'd be like, Tom Cruise does. He's. But the proceedings that exciting, although for manafort's it must have been really wild because every moment that gates was on the stand things just got worse and worse. Another stunning confession gates admitting he also stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort while working for him. Of, sorry for me, this is hilarious. Like he's confessing to stealing from the same guy that he was committing crimes with like metaphor. It must have been so mad but also at the same time, so proud. Yeah, because on the one hand, gates stole money from him. But on the other hand, he clearly learned everything that metaphor toward him. It's like about the end of karate kid. Daniel son kick the shit on a misdemeanor. This is like waxed, these nuts old man. So like every day in this trial, there has been another explosive revelation just today gates confessed that he also may have stolen from Trump's inauguration committee. Yeah, and not just the money. I think he took some of the people to..
"paul manafort" Discussed on The Daily
"ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire to Manafort has lost his patriot in the Ukraine, and he needs a new gig and by February twenty sixteen, he's founded. So I wanna thank my entire group, then we beefed it up because we're really now in the final stretch three and a half months. And Paul Manafort has done an amazing job here someplace where's Paul? He's the campaign chairman, Donald J Trump. Bowman afford good. You made it. Paul Manafort has done a fantastic. With the situation you're describing, why would Donald Trump higher Manafort to be his campaign manager Trump fired Manafort because Manafort was experienced because no one else would work for Trump and because Trump is cheap and metaphor, agree to work for free. Why would he work for free? Well, think of oppertunistic Manafort saw in Donald Trump once again and sergent candidate for president and an opening for his own power. For his own influence here is a candidate who had alienated most of the GOP establishment. And the same way that Reagan had Paul Manafort saw that if you went to work for Trump and Trump won, Paul Manafort could make a triumphant return to the scene of his former success. He could go back to Washington as the ultimate lobbyist for a new kind of president. So if there's a through line in the Paul Manafort story, it's seeing an opportunity in politics in Reaganism in. Communism in Yana Cova Chisholm in Trumpism. It seems to me that he is man without any real ideology, accepted desire to make money and with a skill for seeing opportunity for seeing when things are about to really change and for being there in the middle of the action when things do change brought Paul in because a very, very smart friend of mine who knew him very well said he is fantastic. Okay. They somewhat political. My friend, he's actually very successful businessman, but he's he's a political type. He loves politics like like all of you. And he said, this guy is fantastic. I brought Paul at tall has done a really good job and he's still has this ability that he brings to the Trump campaign that you described the FBI's interest in his finances, right? So Manafort did not charge a fee, but his work did not come for free. There was a great cost of Donald Trump. He hired Paul Manafort and he bought along with that. All of manafort's baggage and eventually would come back to haunt him at house alley. We spoke earlier of those opposition people back in the Ukraine. After that revolution of ledger surfaced, the current government claims. The ledger reveals off the books payments made by the former president's party. Eventually they find a notebook alleger today at present. The documents signed by Paul Manafort at seems to show the poem metaphor as made tens of millions of dollars in the Ukraine. And there's a lot of questions over who's money that really was and how he got it and where he put it from the Donald Trump campaign and another change at the top campaign chairman, Paul Manafort resigns Friday this on the heels of Trump's overhaul of campaign management earlier this week. So once the ledger is found, it's a huge headache for Trump Trump fires in very quickly. He had been demoted somewhat as we're understanding as we're learning this morning CNN confirming up. L. metaphor didn't fact offer his resignation according to the campaign and it was accepted. The damage is done because that leisure manafort's work overseas has begun to attract even more attention from federal prosecutors. Now, the former presidential campaign chairman now President, Donald Trump has really become the face of the Russia investigation in terms of the campaign staffers for his financial dealings with the Ukraine, there's no question that he has been engulfed in every twist and turn of this ongoing investigation giving everything that you have just described. It seems to make sense that once Robert mother opens his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia that they're going to take an interest in somebody who has long worked for a pro Putin Ukrainian president. That's right. Look, when Muller starts is investigation. Paul Manafort is suddenly the lowest hanging fruit with a Russia connection to Trump, and that's where it really begins. Breaking news tonight on special counsel, Robert Muller's case against Paul Manafort the president's one time campaign chairman according to New York Times when federal agents executed a search warrant a metaphor, Virginia home two months ago, agents picked the lock on metaphors front door..
"paul manafort" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Deriding this investigation as a witch hunt, baseless and the like, well, somebody now is a facing charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life that serious. Another thing that serious is this, the judge in this case in Virginia, judge Ellis basically, said weeks and weeks ago before the jury selection process began that the only reason the special counsel has charged. Paul Manafort is because the special counsel want something else out of Paul Manafort potentially with respect to Russia. The special counsel wants to extract some information from Paul Manafort. Remember, Paul Manafort was at the Trump Tower meeting in June twenty sixteen where members of the Trump family, like Donald Trump, junior and Jared, Kushner were seeking dirt on Hillary Clinton Trump's political opponent. Paul Manafort saw in heard a lot of things. Paul Manafort has deep ties to people in Russia, oligarchs in Russia, and I'm the prosecutor seem to believe the judge said that Paul Manafort has useful information on the Russia Trump campaign. Interaction. And so the question is, why isn't he giving it up? And he's not giving up. Paul manafort's people have told me over the months that he doesn't actually have any useful information on Russia, but the government seems to think he does. I mean, every time I talked to Manafort and it's been months since I have he, you know, he has steadfastly insisted that he had that. There's nothing to this. I mean, that's the position you would take regardless, right? But, but that that hasn't been his position. Does he have any chance left to flip and go against the president or is this now we're into trial mode and and there's no chance there is always a chance. I see. No, as somebody who's observed him in court for many, many, many months. I see no public sign that he wants to deal with the government. In fact, he seems to be somewhat put out by his former business partner in many written gates taking the opposite approach and getting ready to testify against him. That's that. If he really does have something the government wants an only he can deliver it either about that Trump Tower meeting or something else. There's always a chance to make deal. Remember this is not his only shot. He's gonna trial on separate, but related charges in Washington DC in September. So we got a couple of more bites of this apple with any idea potentially what kind of sentence he'd be facing. So Paul Manafort sixty nine years old in the Virginia case which is going I if he's convicted, he could face something like eight, ten, twelve years in DC even more years. He's sixty nine years old. This is really if he's convicted in those charges are upheld on appeal. He could be facing the rest of his life in prison. Remember Paul Manafort has been locked up since mid June when authorities accused him of trying to tamper with witnesses after he was already illegal jeopardy. So this guy's already been seen in court wearing a prison jumpsuit. This is not the kind of life he expected for himself at this late stage in his life and what's at stake for Bob Mueller and outcome of this trial will there is this issue public confidence in him to medico has been. Doing polling talking with folks. Have you Sarah about whether actual voters care about this and whether people have confidence in this investigation? Certainly the president doesn't and his allies on Capitol Hill tone, but getting a conviction of an American, I think is a significant step in this investigation. If it happened in a court of law, you know when you've had basically at this point up to this point, a public relations battle. So finally were moving away from the court of public opinion into an actual court of law, which is where I like to be thank you very much and where you will be this week and we will be watching for your coverage, Gary. Thanks. All right. That's a wrap for today, but we'll be back in your feed as soon as there's news you need to know about. I'm Sarah mccammont. I cover the White House. I'm Carrie Johnson and covered the Justice department, and I'm Dominican to political editor and thank you for listening to the NPR politics podcast.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"No, I would. I will. I will gladly postponed my food getting to go to your mouth. Because people have got to know whether or not their president's. You're not aware of any contacts during the election. How many times this question can you. Rooms. I know you have to get up and ask a question so and put Russia is a ruse. I'm not a crop. All right. Another another track. Another sherpa another donkey and other whatever. That's helping us with this trek up you'll mountain and that is that is Andrew. You are sherpa, where are we? What's happening with Paul? Manafort let's let's yodel. Yeah, if you're downloading this on release day than Paul Manafort is going to trial tomorrow Wednesday, July twenty. Fifth in Alexandria, Virginia, that trial is intimidated to be a two week trial. Not you know, not eight, none of on which means that you know we're going to get a verdict for with respect to Paul Manafort in early August in a couple of weeks. Wow. And keep in mind that due to the unique procedural posture of this case, Paul Manafort faces a second criminal trial in DC beginning in September. So. You know, you talk about October surprises and you talk about the new cycle. We are about to enter a very, very bad news cycle for Donald Trump with respect to to Paul Manafort right now because it's been great so far. But yeah. Well. Some negative coverage. Finally, no, I'm you know, this is this is going to dominate the news cycle and unless there there have been some hints that that Manafort may plead. And if that happens, I think all of our listeners will be happy that this will become a historical segment. So if we're not going to trial because Manafort is played out, then I still think you're going to enjoy this. This historical future update of of the trial that Paul Manafort is at as we go to press expected to. So let me so let's what do you need to know to to to know what's what's going on. Paul Manafort was initially came onto the radar of the department of Justice back in two thousand fourteen in an unrelated investigation in twenty seventeen a judge approved a search warrant that was supported by a seventy eight pair. Graf, David, that authorize the FBI to search Paul manafort's condominium in Alexandria, Virginia, that search produced electron IX. An I MAC, a MAC book to ipads for I phones seven ipods. So basically your Paul Manafort he's clearly an apple loyalist here. Oh, okay. Sure. I mean, I'm I'm not entirely, but I've okay point. Sure. I have. I have a MAC because I care about, you know, the auto quality of according for for for opening arguments just just like anyone who cared about audio quality would if they were doing pockets, but you gotta get your punk out..
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And so the question really hovering over paul manafort and his associate rick gates is will one of them somehow flip will they will they turned state's witness in order to provide information that could help capture some sort of a larger trophy for robert muller were there have been these been speculation that rick himself manafort sformer business part her is going to flint right and you have to say somebody like rick gates is extremely vulnerable that the case against him on paper lease seems very strong he's not a guy who has deep resources and if he is imperilled he's gonna want to try to save himself and so it would make eminent sense for rubber muller to pursue strategy like that so is paul manafort still married paul manafort is still married and the his affair actually surprised a lot of friends because he'd been such devoted husband that his wife his head uh travails she was in a horseback riding accident and manafort over time was extremely devoted to her and that even though manafort had fraught familial relationships he's somehow in the end managed to maintain them and his daughter and his wife both paid billions of dollars of bail for him um and so the relationship continuous is paul manafort still under house arrest he is a franklin four thank you for your reporting thank you for talking with us today my pleasure franklin four national correspondent for the atlantic speaking with terry grows his investigative profile about paul manafort appears online in the atlantic on tomorrow's show alone marshall stands up against a gang of killers we talk with journalists glenn frankel whose book is about the hollywood blacklist and the making of the 1950 to classic film i knew the film screenwriter was one of the people call before the house unamerican activities committee he intended high noon to serve as a parable about blacklisting hope you can join us fresh shares executive producer is danny miller or interviews and reviews are produced an edited by amy salit phyllis myers sam brigher lauren krenzler heidi soman theresa madden moute zedi thaha challenor and sef kellie for terry gross i'm duties.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"In ukraine the fbi i started to scrutinize money that was coming in three ukrainian oligarchs and has started to scrutinize paul manafort zone money and he was interviewed by the fbi in the summer of two thousand fourteen now i don't think it's a coincidence that right after that interview he stopped transferring money from cypress back to the united states because he was worried about accessing that money and worried about what would it might mean for him in terms of legal jeopardy and so his finances which once came through this this incredibly intricate system that he built up were suddenly imperilled he couldn't access all that money that he had abroad so you scattered writing about paul manafort in april of 2016 mrs before manafort becomes donald trump's campaign manager why did you start writing about him so i have i have a familial history with ukraine i'd been there a couple of times my grandmother was born in ukraine and i'd gone back with my mother in two thousand ten to try to find the family that it saved my grandfather during the war and so i started to take a personal interest in the country when i was editor of the new republic magazine i tried to expend a lot of resources covering the revolution in ukraine and covering russia's invasion of crimea and so i'd come across paul manafort name and also just over the years as somebody who is fascinated with the conservative movement i had heard about him at heard about his firm and so when he came to the trump campaign he was he was somebody who i knew was a good story and over time he became something of a personal obsession just because because of his role in creating washington as we know it but also there's almost a cinematic quality to disguise life thumb in the way in which she was constantly transgressing norms constantly doing the thing that had been previously unthinkable in washington so what is paul manafort facing now so it looks like he's going to go to trial in about sip timber to face these charges that robert muller as brought against him and so we need to not meets look at that in isolation but then look at it in the bigger narrative of in in the bigger strict strategy that robert muller is pursuing that he's constantly looking for ways to build alliances to flip people.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And he hired manafort because he wanted to eat use manafort political skills to help him advance his political interests within the region and so for instance montenegro the former yugoslav republic has bad an aluminum industry that he wanted to control so he hired manafort firm in order to orchestrate montenegro's independence campaign in two thousand six which it successfully did so had a paul manafort end up working in ukraine and representing viktor yanukovych who was elected led a lot of people considered to be a rigged election so yana cove which was deposed in the orange revolution he'd wine he'd won rig election and if you remember as was an election where he was accused of poisoning his main opponent and so you add all of these ukrainians taking to the street complaining about the unfairness of these results and he was deposed in deir pasqua sees what's happening he's worried he dispatches manafort to kiev to try to figure things out and manafort ends up insinuating himself with the corrupt elites who backed viktor yanukovych and yana coverage at this stage get sent into selfimposed exile in the czech republic for a brief time and he comes back to the country and he's basically toxic he's a radioactive figure who's got no political base he's worried about his supporters getting arrested by the new democratic government and he's looking to try to figure out some sort of way to rehabilitate his political career and so he turns to manafort and the all the elites who are backing him turned to manafort and they say is there any way they you can revive this kind of corpse of a political career and manafort.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The first time ever they're introducing as second espresso starbucks blind espresso it smooth and set lee sweet so whatever you're drinking from a flat white to an iced americannot try it with starbucks blonde espresso and as always you can order ahead on your starbucks act my guest is franklin four a national correspondent for the atlantic we're talking about his new article about paul manafort it's called american hustler manafort was ousted from the trump campaign after the new york times reported that manafort name was listed in a secret ledger of cash in ukraine so he was out of the campaign after an not long trump campaigned on drain the swamp you credit manafort with having actually created the swamp as we know it by rewriting the rules of lobbying by creating a consulting firm that ignored the conventions that had previously govern lobbying by being uninhibited by moral limits or conflicts of interest he came up to lobbying with a lot of political contacts after working in reagan's first victorious presidential campaign so what did he do to parlay his political connections into lobbying so paul manafort was born as a political operative he was the son of a mayor of new britain connecticut he grown up in the young republican organisation and in the reagan campaign of nineteen eighty and when he opened up shopped in washington he did so and white nationalist lewis in 1980 one elk so in 1980 1989 when he did city he set up shop as a political consultant he was going to run campaigns because that's what he knew how to do but kenneth serendipitous lay his his firm started to receive calls from businesses that wanted help lobbying and he had this great insight that he could create a firm that both ran campaigns and lobbied and so it it it emerged as the first of what they called a doublebreasted operation so it was a firm that we'd get candidates elected and then once they were elected the firm would turn around and use those elected officials to help advance the cause of their corporate clients and so that was the first of a series of innovations that manafort came up with that really started to rewrite the rules of washington's if we flashed back to nineteen eighty it's hard to.
"paul manafort" Discussed on Fresh Air
"A she recorded the interview were about to hear with journalist franklin four whose written a new investigative profile of paul manafort just published in the atlantic manafort served as president trump's campaign chairman and last october became one of four people indicted and robert muller's investigation into connections between the trump campaign and russia manafort first made his name in the 80s as a political consultant in lobbyist for says manafort transformed lobbying by obliterating traditional concerns about conflicts of interest his clients eventually included authoritarian president's militia commanders in russian oligarchy us he made a fortune stashed his money in offshore tax havens then ended up deep in debt to one of the russian oligarchy his personal financial crisis led him to join the trump campaign 4's article is titled american hustler oligarchy shady deals foreign money how paul manafort helped corrupt washington and laid the groundwork for the subversion of american politics faith and for mark to freshener see your story starts in 2015 before paul manafort joins the trump campaign and at this point manafort isn't a clinic recovering from an emotional breakdown he appears to have considered suicide what led to this breakdown professionally paul manafort slave was a mess he'd been a very powerful political consultant in lobbyists but he'd bit everything in his career on his work in ukraine he'd become the chief political advisor to victory on a covet shoe had been president of ukraine and they developed a very personal relationship in they developed a very lucrative relationship for paul manafort but after spending nearly ten years in ukraine revolution had swept that government for power and manafort was deprived of his primary source of income and he was struggling to find anything to replace that financially paul manafort with struggling he owed a russian oil garc nearly twenty million dollars in that russian oligarch wasn't going to let go of that debt and then finally personally paul manafort was struggling he'd had an affair which his family had uncovered and despite telling him to go into therapy in to break off that a fair the affair continued and he was caught a second time and he had what his daughter described as a fairly massive emotional breakdown and memention that a fair that was costing him a fortune to cause he wished pain for his mistress zaffiri expensive manhattan apartment our home plus a home in.