Trump-Appointed Judge Rules Against Indicted Russian Firm

A federal judge appointed by President Donald Trump on Monday denied a Russian company’s motion to dismiss criminal charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, rejecting claims about the legitimacy of the investigation into interference in the 2016 election.

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Manafort Accountant Admits Filing False Tax Returns

Accountant Cindy Laporta, the first witness granted immunity from prosecution to testify at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, admitted Friday that she filed tax returns she knew contained false information supplied to her by Manafort and his former business associate, Rick Gates.

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Manafort in Serious Financial Trouble in 2016, Bookkeeper Says

Paul Manafort found himself in serious financial trouble in 2016 after his long-time patrons in Ukraine were driven from power, federal prosecutors said Thursday, the third day of the former Trump campaign chairman’s trial on fraud and conspiracy charges.

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Manafort Accountant Says She Didn’t Know of Offshore Accounts

Paul Manafort’s accountant handled his finances extensively for seven years but during her testimony at trial Thursday, she told prosecutors the former Trump campaign chairman never told her about the numerous offshore accounts he registered around the globe.

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Manafort, the Big Spender, Subject of Afternoon Testimony

Despite U.S. District Judge T.S. Elllis III’s frequent reminders that it isn’t a crime to be rich, prosecutors at the trial of Paul Manafort on Wednesday afternoon sought to highlight the lavish spending habits of President Trump’s former campaign manager.

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High-Stakes Trial of Paul Manafort Gets Underway in Virginia

As the trial of Paul Manafort on tax-evasion and bank-fraud charges gets underway at the federal courthouse in Alexandria on Tuesday, the questions hanging in the air are whether Trump’s onetime campaign chieftain will be found guilty and likely spend the rest of his life in prison, or whether he’ll somehow “flip” and provide Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team with information that incriminates the president of the United States.

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All Eyes on Paul Manafort Trial This Week

The trial of Paul Manafort is not about Donald Trump nor is it directly about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin but it is the first time a member of the president’s campaign inner-circle faces a judge and jury stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s year-long investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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