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Politics Aug 15‘Manafort and his lies’ are at the heart of the case, prosecution argues in closing arguments
In the closing arguments for Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial Wednesday morning, prosecutors took jurors through a rundown of the 18 charges filed against him, highlighting evidence of falsified paperwork used to obtain bank loans.
Politics Aug 03Prosecutors turn to Paul Manafort’s taxes, unreported bank accounts
Prosecutors headed toward the heart of their financial fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday, with jurors expected to hear testimony that he never told his tax accountants about offshore bank accounts containing millions of dollars.
Nation Jul 25Trump hotel ruling could open door to his financial records
The ruling was the first time that a federal judge has interpreted the emoluments clause, which had never been fully tested in an American courtroom.
Politics Apr 28Philippines latest foreign country to book Trump’s D.C. hotel
Critics say such bookings are nothing more than attempts to curry favor with President Donald Trump.
Politics Mar 28Judge says part of lawsuit accusing Trump of accepting gifts from foreign governments can proceed
U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte ruled Wednesday that the two jurisdictions have legal standing to proceed in their lawsuit against Trump, but only with respect to his involvement with the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
Politics Dec 08House Democrats want Trump financial records for Russia probe
The push for documents renews an earlier attempt from May that produced no records.
World Nov 07Iraqi VP calls Iran-backed militias his nation’s top threat
WASHINGTON — Iraq's highest-ranking Sunni leader said Tuesday the growing influence of Iranian-backed Shiite militias looms as the nation's most pressing future security threat and called for bolstering U.S. military aid to Sunni forces.
Politics Jul 21Trump names new acting government ethics chief
The Office of Government Ethics confirmed Friday that President Trump designated the agency's general counsel, David J. Apol, to become its acting director.
Politics Jul 15Lobbyist who met Trump team says he’s not with Russian intel
The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer who has attracted congressional scrutiny over his political activities and has been shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence that he denies.
Politics Apr 03National Archives tells White House to save all of Trump’s tweets, even ones deleted or corrected
The head of the archives, David S. Ferriero, told two Democratic senators in a letter last week that the White House has assured him it's saving all Trump's Twitter blasts.