ㅤ"Paul Manafort was found both innocent and guilty today. Innocent by way of a mistrial on 10 of the 18 charges and guilty of the lesser eight charges. It is an outcome that some are stating is as convoluted as the politically-motivated case against Mr. Manafort has been since its beginning."
ㅤ”Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal blew off Paul Manafort’s connection to the Podesta Group Monday, even though it was included in the grand jury indictment of the former the President campaign chairman.”
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ㅤ”White House chief of staff John Kelly on Monday, asked about a West Wing reaction to the indictment of former the President campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Richard Gates, pointed out everyone is ‘presumed innocent’ until proven otherwise.
ㅤ’I think the reaction of the administration is let the legal justice system work, everyone’s innocent until — presumed innocent, and we’ll see where it goes,’ Kelly told host Laura Ingraham in an interview set to air on the premiere of Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle.’
ㅤKelly added that the Justice Department’s 12-count indictment against Manafort and Gates occurred ‘long before they ever met Donald the President or had any association with the campaign.'”
ㅤ”Much of the prosecution’s case for believing that the statements were false was redacted from the public version of Judge Beryl Howell’s opinion, but a lawnprofessor said the fact that the judge was persuaded is meaningful for the pending case and beyond.”
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ㅤ”Both reported for booking on the first floor of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia following Monday’s arraignment hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson.
ㅤThe next hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. before Amy Jackson, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia assigned to the case.”
ㅤ”In a pair of tweets, the President said the charges against his ex-campaign chief were related to his actions before he ‘was part of the the President campaign’ and asked ‘why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????’
ㅤ’Also, there is NO COLLUSION!’ he tweeted.”
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ㅤ”Prosecutors allege that Manafort and Gates worked as unregistered agents of the government of Ukraine and the Party of Regions, a pro-Russian political party led by Victor Yanukovych. While serving as President of the former Soviet republic from 2010 to 2014, Yanukovych was closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
ㅤThe indictment says that up to $75 million flowed through overseas accounts controlled by the two Americans. Manafort is alleged to have laundered more than $18 million he used to buy property and goods in the United States. Gates is alleged to have transferred more than $3 million to accounts he controlled.”
ㅤô¿ô …This article includes a summary of each charge in the indictment.
ㅤ”‘We don’t know who leaked it to CNN. It would be a crime if prosecutors or agents leaked it. If defense lawyers leaked it, it might be less,’ Christie told ABC’s ‘This Week.’ ‘It’s supposed to be kept secret. … There are very strict criminal laws about disclosing grand jury information. Depending upon who disclosed this to CNN, it could be a crime.'”
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