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At least six people close to Trump almost certainly knew about offers from Russians of dirt on Clinton

On Sunday, The Washington Post reported on a previously unknown point of contact between the 2016 Donald Trump campaign and a Russian offering negative information about Hillary Clinton. That new report, involving a Trump campaign staff member and longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, means that at …

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Giuliani: Trump may pardon targets of special counsel if he thinks they 'have been treated unfairly'

As former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spent a first weekend in jail pending trial on charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday floated the possibility of presidential pardons for …

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Paul Manafort Getting The VIP Treatment In Virginia Jail

Apparently having worked for the president really does have its perks as Paul Manafort, the one-time head of President Trump’s 2016 presidential …

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How long Manafort was with Trump isn't important. What happened during his tenure IS.

You know, when it comes to excuses regarding high level members of his campaign, Trump really is a one trick pony. He hardly knew Michael Flynn …

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‘Prepared for war’: Trump team gearing up for all-out battle as Mueller investigators get closer to White House

White House political allies are ready to go to the mattresses against special counsel Robert Mueller, The Washington Post reported Saturday. George …

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Judge sends Paul Manafort to jail, pending trial

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will await his trial for foreign lobbying charges from jail.<p>Two weeks after special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors dropped new accusations of witness tampering on him, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday revoked …

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Paul Manafort just went to jail—and now has every reason to flip against Donald Trump

Paul Manafort is not used to being deprived of life’s comforts. The perfectly manicured former Trump campaign chair has advised leaders like Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Ukrainian autocrat Viktor Yanukovych. He owns lavish houses across the US, drives a fleet of fancy cars, and has spent …

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Hours before Paul Manafort went to jail, Trump said he had ‘nothing to do with our campaign’

"You know, Paul Manafort worked for me for a very short period of time."<p>Just hours before a federal judge on Friday morning ordered Paul Manafort to …

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Donald Trump’s Impeachment Odds On The Rise As Paul Manafort Now More Likely To Flip, Legal Experts Say

Manafort was thrown into jail on Friday after a judge revoked his bail.<p>Donald Trump could face an increased likelihood of impeachment now that former …

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Paul Manafort Goes to Jail

A federal judge ruled Friday that the ex-Trump campaign chief must be incarcerated until his trial in September.<p>Paul Manafort is going to jail. A …

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From ‘the Count’ to inmate: The fall of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort

He owned at least five properties from Manhattan to Palm Beach and purchased three Range Rovers and a Mercedes-Benz. He spent millions of dollars on oriental rugs and tailored suits. And he reached new heights of power in 2016 when he gained a top position in Donald Trump’s campaign.<p>But on Friday, …

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‘Paul Manafort is the first warlock in custody’: Internet celebrates jailing of Trump campaign manager

News that Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman is heading to jail exploded across the internet on Friday, after U.S. District Judge Amy Berman …

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Paul Manafort’s Lavish Political Fairytale Ends in Jail Time

Former Trump advisor Paul Manafort is going to jail.<p>A federal judge in Washington D.C. revoked Manafort’s bail after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s …

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Trump attacks FBI 'scum' as he falsely claims DoJ report exonerates him

Donald Trump has falsely claimed a report issued on Thursday by a Department of Justice watchdog “totally exonerates” him of allegations of collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice.<p>Trump praises Kim on Fox & Friends: 'I want my people to do the same'<p>Read more<p>The president also claimed to …

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Key Moments in Trump’s Interview on ‘Fox and Friends,’ With Fact Checks

President Trump appeared on Friday outside the White House for a wide-ranging interview on “Fox and Friends.”<p>The interview, which started at 8:30 a.m., morphed into an impromptu question-and-answer session with other reporters.<p>The following are highlights and fact checks of some of his</b> …

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Legal News: Paul Manafort In Custody And The Justice Department Report

Paul Manafort is in jail and the DOJ released its report on the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Legal analyst Shan Wu joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk through the week's stories.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Paul Manafort is in custody. A federal judge ordered President Trump's …

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Trump May Have Stiffed Michael Cohen's Lawyers Plus Cohen Boxed In By Former Partner's Plea Bargain

Michael Cohen is up to his eyeballs in legal and financial problems. He just hocked the family home in order to save the taxicab business, and his …

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Mueller’s stepped up pressure could land Manafort in jail by week’s end

After special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors and Paul Manafort meet in court on Friday, there is a chance the former Trump campaign chairman …

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Go deeper: The “Hapsburg group” targeted by Mueller investigation

A group of former senior European politicians who lobbied U.S. politicians as part of Paul Manafort’s unregistered foreign lobbying in the U.S. were …

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The Fox News Propaganda Machine Has Systematically Dodged Reports About Paul Manafort's Legal Problems

President Donald Trump’s favorite Fox News shows are all but ignoring the cascade of damning reports regarding former Trump campaign manager Paul …

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Even Leftists at The Nation Magazine: 'The Mueller Indictments Still Don’t Add Up to Collusion'

No wonder the public image of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has hit an all-time low. People have noticed that after a year of intense investigation …

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DOJ Watchdog Report on Comey Stirs Politics on Hill

Sessions calls report an opportunity to learn from past mistakes<p>Even before the results of an internal Justice Department probe were released …

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Prosecutors Investigating Michael Cohen for Possible Illegal Lobbying

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for Donald Trump, illegally engaged in secret lobbying, people familiar with the investigation said, as part of the government’s broader probe into Mr. Cohen’s business dealings.<p>In the course of …

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President’s Lawyers Move To Discredit Michael Cohen By Pointing Out History Of Committing Crimes For Trump

WASHINGTON—Claiming that such an obviously corrupt and dishonest individual could not be trusted to provide accurate testimony, the president’s …

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Legal Defense Funds For Trump Allies Multiply

At least eight funds now exist to help Trump administration aides and allies pay legal bills. But there are few rules to promote transparency or avoid conflicts of interest.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is expected back in federal court …

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Reports suggest Michael Cohen is thinking of flipping

There are conflicting reports of how close he is to actually doing it, though.<p>Longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is changing his legal team, in what may be a sign that he’ll cut a cooperation deal with Justice Department prosecutors.<p>There are conflicting reports on Cohen’s current intentions. …

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Manafort boasted of Ukraine operations in U.S.: document

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort boasted about operations in the U.S. for the pro-Russian government of Ukraine.<p>Manafort faces federal …

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“Art of the Moron”: Rick Gates Says it Will Be Apparent When Kim Goes Back to Normal

In a Daily Beast column titled “Art of the Moron,” Republican Strategist Wilson writes a merciless analysis of the summit, saying it was absurd for …

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Hoffman joins Capitol Counsel

<i>With David Beavers and Garrett Ross</i><p><b>FIRST IN PI — HOFFMAN JUMPS TO CAPITOL COUNSEL: Jill Hoffman</b> is leaving the <b>Financial Services Roundtable</b> to join <b>Capitol Counsel</b> as a partner. She’ll start next month. Hoffman has spent the past three years as a vice president of government affairs at the trade …

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Inside The New York Times’ Coverage of Trump: Scoops, Bad Tweets and the Glenn Thrush Problem

Liz Garbus’ Showtime docuseries ‘The Fourth Estate’ provides a behind-the-scenes look at The Gray Lady’s fraught time taking President Trump to …

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