Rick Gates on Monday took the stand in the federal fraud case against his former business partner, ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, testifying that he committed crimes while working for Manafort.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller just obtained a major court ruling that destroyed any chance Donald Trump ever had of getting his case thrown out.
Many people in Trump’s camp have argued that Mueller doesn’t have the legal authority under the U.S. Constitution to go after the president. That argument has now gone down in flames.
The White House is publicly claiming that Trump isn't paying attention to the Paul Manafort trial, but privately Trump is watching the television coverage and demanding updates from his lawyers.
Tad Devine was the top strategist for the 2016 presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders. Thursday it was announced that he will assist in the special counsel office’s prosecution of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman for five months in 2016.
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.
When former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was put in jail they took away his tie and his belt. When this happens, you know that there is a concern that those items will be used by the inmate to hang himself and put an end to his misery.
Paul Manafort being ordered to jail is another sign that Mueller in ending Trump’s world.
As NBC’s Pete Williams pointed out the calculus has now changed for Manafort, “Does that change his thinking about his strategy so far which has been to aggressively fight the government’s case. Will this cause him to reconsider and begin to enter into plea negotiations? I can’t answer that question but its to be noted this does change the circumstances now. The charges were filed by Robert Mueller in October. They have been adding to this case bit by bit. The latest charge they added was one of the things that happened in this hearing today was he was arraigned on new charges of witness tampering. That’s what led the judge to revoke his bail saying he agreed when he was let out on bail that he wouldn’t violate any laws. Now he’s charged with violating witness tampering laws even though his lawyer said what he did didn’t amount to the kind of witness tampering that Mueller was talking about. I think that’s the question. Does it change his calculus on how to go forward.”
On the surface it appears that Donald Trump is winning. He has a unique ability to dominate news cycles and absorb all of the media’s attention through his brash public statements and his tweet storms.
On Thursday, Special Counsel Mueller requested 70 blank subpoenas for appearances in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) in the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
The name Paul Manafort seems to be synonymous with the Trump presidential campaign and Russian collusion.
But if new court filings by the Department of Justice are any indication, Manafort was known by the FBI to be committing crimes before he joined Trump, and even before Trump announced his candidacy for president.
The legal team representing Richard Gates, a business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, wants to stop representing him due to "irreconcilable differences," according to a court filing unsealed on Wednesday.
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled a trove of documents on Friday showing what he said was "irrefutable evidence" that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort violated a court gag order by ghost-writing an opinion piece designed to improve his public image.
Mueller wants to make sure Manafort remains under house arrest after it was revealed that the former Trump campaign manager recently ghostwrote an op-ed with a Russian operative.
A California neuroscientist vying to unseat Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher stepped up his criticism of the conservative on Tuesday, demanding he return a $1,000 contribution from indicted Trump adviser Paul Manafort.
When asked by reporters about the indictment of Paul Manafort, the Speaker of the House, tripped over his own two feet while cowardly trying to dodge the question.
The White House and Republicans are spinning hard, claiming that Paul Manafort had a "limited" role in Trump's campaign. This phrase is all over cable news right now, but it's not accurate.
"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 statement said.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrived an FBI field office on Monday morning after he was told by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to surrender to law enforcement after being indicted in the Russia investigation.
This seems a lot like an offer of collusion from the Trump campaign chair to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, and it is reportedly in written form via an email. Manafort made an offer that seems to investigators "created a potential opening for Russian interests at the highest level of a U.S. presidential campaign."