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Papadopoulos lawyers ask for no prison time for lying to FBI amid Russia probe

September 1, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, the first suspect charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe, is asking a court to allow him to avoid prison time for lying to federal investigators.
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Trump Maintains Not Knowing in Advance About Meeting with Russians, Disputing Cohen Claim

August 27, 2018
Robert Costa, Tom Hamburger, Felicia Sonmez | The Washington Post
President Trump on Friday issued a fresh rebuttal against his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, maintaining that he did not know in advance about a June 2016 meeting in which Russians had promised to provide dirt on Hillary Clinton.
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Why Cohen Could Get Worse for Trump: Prosecutors Say They've Got Receipts

August 24, 2018
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dunn | NBC
When it comes to Michael Cohen’s claim that he was directed by an unnamed candidate in 2016 — Donald Trump — to make payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to influence the 2016 election, there’s something important to remember.
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Could Cohen's Claims Lead to Trump Impeachment?

August 22, 2018
Pete Williams | NBC
Weigh in on the potential legal and political fallout President Trump faces after former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s guilty verdicts and former lawyer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea as well as his implication of the president. One thing to remember, these are things that happened before the president was the president. Can you impeach someone for something they did before they became a public official? Who knows.
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Don't Expect Russia to Admit Election Interference, Rand Paul Says, Lamenting 'Partisan Hysteria'

August 15, 2018
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that Russian officials refused to acknowledge interfering in the 2016 presidential campaign during his recent trip to Moscow and Saint Petersburg, which was encouraged by President Trump.
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Manafort Trial Day 11: Defense Rests Without Calling Witnesses

August 15, 2018
Josh Gerstein, Kyle Cheney, Darren Samuelsohn | Politico
Paul Manafort’s defense rested Tuesday without calling any witnesses — including Manafort himself — a decision that sends the tax- and bank-fraud trial into its final stages.
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Judge in Manafort Trial Concedes Mistake After Berating Mueller's Prosecutors

August 10, 2018
Devlin Barrett, Rachel Weiner, Matt Zapotosky, Lynh Bui | The Washington Post
The judge overseeing Paul Manafort’s trial, who has berated prosecutors daily for perceived missteps and slights, told the jury Thursday to ignore one of his outbursts, saying he was “probably wrong.”
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Prosecutors' Bottom Line: Manafort Hid $16 million from IRS for Luxuries

August 9, 2018
Pete Williams | NBC
As the government moved into the final stages of presenting its case against Paul Manafort, the numbers that prosecutors have alleged in his financial fraud trial were finally made clear for the jury, on the seventh day in court
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In Paul Manafort trial, Rick Gates admits to stealing money, having affair

August 8, 2018
Pete Williams | NBC News
Tensions are rising at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as the defense continues questioning its star witness, Manafort’s former protege Rick Gates. Gates admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former boss, some of that money helping him carry an affair in London that he hid from his wife. The defense hopes to paint Gates as the real villain, responsible for the crimes that prosecutors charge Manafort with committing.
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