Manafort is pleading guilty to two criminal counts in Washington federal court – reports

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, as part of a plea deal between Manafort and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to US media reports, Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Manafort had been facing […]

Paul Manafort reportedly sought a plea deal with Mueller to prevent his second trial from going forward

Reuters Paul Manafort’s legal team was reportedly trying to secure a plea deal last week for Manafort in his second trial in Washington, DC. Manafort’s lawyers were discussing a possible plea with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s team last week, as a jury in Virginia moved toward convicting Manafort on eight counts of tax and […]

Trump voter on Manafort jury says one holdout prevented complete conviction on all counts in high-stakes fraud trial

Fox News A juror who participated in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said just one holdout prevented the jury from convicting Manafort on all of the 18 federal charges he faced. In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Paula Duncan, a self-described Trump supporter, said the unidentified juror was […]

Rudy Giuliani reportedly said he and Trump discussed a possible pardon for Manafort, but said they’re unsure about the political fallout

Drew Angerer/Getty President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani talked about the pros and cons of pardoning Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Manafort was convicted on eight counts of financial fraud a day earlier. Trump has since distanced himself from Manafort and asserted that “it doesn’t […]

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort faces prison time in first trial from Mueller probe

Thomson Reuters Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend the rest of his life in prison, or deal a significant blow to special counsel Robert Mueller in the first trial from the investigator’s probe. Jury selection for Manaforts trial begins on Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia.  While the main areas of Mueller’s investigation are Russia’s actions […]

Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while he awaits his ultimate fate

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement while he awaits trial. Manafort’s lawyer said Thursday he was being held in his cell 23 hours per day to “guarantee his safety” and cannot adequately prepare for his upcoming trial later this month. Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here» Paul […]

Paul Manafort moves to suppress potentially explosive evidence against him in the Russia investigation

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed a motion Friday to suppress key evidence the special counsel Robert Mueller obtained against him last May. Manafort’s lawyers argue that the evidence was obtained unlawfully and its seizure violated Manafort’s constitutional rights. One legal expert said it is highly unlikely Manafort’s motion will succeed, […]

Mueller obtained a new search warrant against Manafort last month, and it could signal a huge shift in the Russia investigation

The special counsel Robert Mueller obtained a search warrant against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as recently as March 9, new court documents show. The search warrant was related to “ongoing investigations that are not the subject of the current prosecutions involving Manafort.” The revelation indicates Mueller’s focus on Manafort is now shifting from […]

Former European leaders struggle to explain themselves after Mueller claims Paul Manafort paid them to lobby for Ukraine

Drew Angerer/Getty President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was charged on Friday with paying European leaders to lobby of behalf of Ukraine, special counsel Robert Mueller alleged. The leaders in question, who include former leaders of Austria and Italy, have denied any wrongdoing. The leaders were allegedly part of a lobbying group called […]

A former top Trump campaign aide has reportedly agreed to plead guilty, testify against Paul Manafort

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Former Trump campaign top aide Rick Gates agreed to plead guilty to fraud-related charges in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. Gates agreed to testify against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The pair were both indicted on fraud-related charges in October. A former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has […]