A ‘Witch Hunt’ With Popular Approval: Russia Poll Offers Political Inkblot

A study in contradictions, a new poll triumphantly tweeted by President Donald Trump has something for his stalwart supporters and his harshest critics. Slim majorities agreed with Trump that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections is a “witch hunt,” and also that Democrats are correct to pursue it aggressively.

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Manafort Faces Decades in Prison at Virginia Sentencing

Once a renowned lobbyist and associate of some of the world’s most powerful people, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s dazzling fall from an elite political world of spin and strategy ends Thursday when he is sentenced by a federal judge to what could effectively be life in prison for a bevy of financial crimes.

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Indicted Russian Firm Demands More Info From Mueller

Saying Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has refused to turn over information key to its trial preparation efforts, a Russian company accused of funding the Kremlin’s plan to influence the 2016 presidential election asked a federal judge Monday to give it access to more information about the allegations it faces.

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Manafort Asks for Leniency in Virginia Tax-Crimes Sentence

Less than a week before he is sentenced for multiple financial fraud charges, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told a federal judge in Virginia that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recommendation he spend up to 24 years in prison is “clearly disproportionate” to the crimes.

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