Category Archives: 2016 Elections

Tuesday Open Thread | Following the Money Never Fails : Immunity Everywhere You Look

Last week was a week of legal deals. The beginning ‘ deal’ worked out by Michael Cohen, where he admitted, under oath, in open court, that he broke election law under the orders of the President of the United States. … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort Verdict Watch

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) – Heading into a second day of deliberations Friday, Paul Manafort’s jury is learning quickly that the presiding judge has few indulgences for them. When the 12-person panel paused their efforts just before 5 p.m. Thursday to … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 10

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) – Said in earlier testimony to have helped Paul Manafort fraudulently secure loans, the next and potentially last witness slated to testify Monday is bank officer James Brennan. On the stand last week, Federal Savings Bank senior … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 9

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)A court filing from special counsel Robert Mueller signals that Rick Gates may be assisting the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election beyond the case against Paul Manafort. In a filing Thursday, Mueller’s team said it … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 6

The Paul Manafort trial enters it’s sixth day with the former Trump campaign manager’s former business associate Rick Gates taking the stand once again. Gates, who was called to the stand just after 4:00 p.m on Monday, is expected to … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 5

Jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud trial may have come away from the first week of testimony with a vivid impression of him as a man who spent vast sums on luxurious houses, landscaping, and clothes, and who gave lenders … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 4

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort‘s longtime bookkeeper testified Thursday that Manafort was in serious financial trouble in 2016 after his lobbying business dried up, and he and his deputy Rick Gates sent several fake, inflated income business … Continue reading

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