Robert Mueller’s top two star witnesses —Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen — have pleaded guilty and are working with him. And, as it turns out, both of them have a history of very close connections with not only the president but also Donald Trump’s friend and supporter Sean Hannity.
According to Glenn Kirschner, a former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s District of Columbia office, Manafort has certainly already “delivered the goods” to the special counsel. He said that, based on his experience of being in the same situation many times, the prosecutors always demand to see the incriminating evidence being offered by the defendant BEFORE a plea agreement is entered into.
Just minutes ago NBC News reported that former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to federal charges and reached a plea deal with prosecutors. They provided a link to a video discussing this breaking development on their news website.
Many theories have been tossed around, but nobody knows for sure why there is no cooperation agreement between Manafort and federal prosecutors. It may be that he doesn’t have enough to offer, so Mueller is not interested in making a deal with him. It may be that he does have enough to offer, and wants to make a deal, but he is not happy with the deal the prosecutors are offering to him. Or it may be that he has all the information that Mueller wants concerning ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, but he is unwilling to give it up.
After Donald Trump won the presidential election in November of 2016 former campaign manager Manafort sent Kushner an email in which he gave his advice for who should be appointed to senior positions within the new administration.
Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, earned over $60 million working for Russia-backed Ukraine politicians, according to a new court filing made Monday by special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors.
Friday’s very detailed indictment of twelve Russian government military officers sent notice to the world that Robert Mueller and his team know everything about what went on between Donald Trump and the Russians who supported him.
It appears that Paul Manafort’s VIP treatment in a Virginia jail is coming to an end after his attorneys complained about the conditions of his imprisonment. Manafort will soon be transferred from the federal lockup in Warsaw, Virginia where he is currently incarcerated to a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, where his trial will begin on July 25th on bank fraud and tax charges.
In a court filing, Special Counsel Robert Mueller showed that even while locked up in jail, Paul Manafort is continuing to commit crimes by sending and receiving emails.
The New York Times is reporting today that two of Paul Manafort’s closest associates turned on him and gave evidence to Robert Mueller leading to the special counsel filing new charges of witness tampering against President Trump’s former campaign chairman.
After President Donald Trump distanced himself this past week from Paul Manafort it became clear that the former campaign chairman should not be expecting a presidential pardon. Trump posted a tweet that seemed to come out of nowhere, and it was a clue that something new and very important was about to come out about Manafort. Trump tweeted at 6:34 a.m. on Sunday:
The bad news just keeps on coming for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Yesterday we reported that a federal judge denied Manafort’s request to loosen his bail conditions, saying he can’t use some of his assets to meet a $10 million bond obligation.
"The indictment contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts," the counsel said in a statement.
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort blocked Russia probe special counsel Robert Mueller from obtaining the transcript of Manafort's summer interview with Senate Intelligence committee, according to a new report from CNN.