Tag: Gates, Richard W III (1972- )

While You Wait for Mueller

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Yes, I know you’ve heard this before, but many observers think it’s finally true: The Mueller report seems to be coming soon. I want to step back this morning and review what Robert’s Mueller investigation (and others) […]

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Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Is Still Cooperating With Prosecutors

WASHINGTON — Rick Gates, the former top Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty to financial fraud crimes and lying to investigators, is still talking to federal prosecutors. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, requested for the fifth time on Friday a delay in the sentencing of Mr. Gates, a longtime political consultant who served […]

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Mueller’s Team Acknowledges New Information in Allegations That Manafort Lied

WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s office, citing new information from a cooperating witness, appeared on Wednesday to correct one element of its earlier allegations that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied about his contacts with a Russian business associate whom they have linked to Russian intelligence. In a heavily redacted memo filed in […]

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Mueller’s Office Recommends Paul Manafort Serve Up to 25 Years in Prison

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors recommended Friday that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, serve up to 25 years in prison and pay up to $25 million in fines for a fraud scheme that they said spanned more than a decade and showed that he believed “the law does not apply to him.” The prosecutors, […]

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Firms Recruited by Paul Manafort Investigated Over Foreign Payments

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in recent weeks have been interviewing witnesses about the flow of foreign money to three powerful law and lobbying firms that Paul Manafort recruited seven years ago to help improve the image of the Russia-aligned president of Ukraine, people familiar with the questioning said. The previously unreported interviews about the flow […]

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Manafort’s Lawyers Say Prosecutors Twisted Memory Lapses as Lies

Paul Manafort’s lawyers on Wednesday strongly disputed claims by prosecutors working for the special counsel that Mr. Manafort repeatedly lied to them, including about the transfer of campaign polling data to a Russian citizen with ties to Kremlin-run intelligence services in spring 2016. The lawyers argued in a new court filing that the prosecutors had […]

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News Analysis: Mueller Exposes the Culture of Lying That Surrounds Trump

WASHINGTON — When Michael D. Cohen admitted this past week to lying to Congress about a Russian business deal, he said he had testified falsely out of loyalty to President Trump. When he admitted this summer to lying on campaign finance records about payments to cover up a sex scandal during the campaign, he said […]

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Trump Campaign Aide Requested Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm

WASHINGTON — A top Trump campaign official requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals. The Trump campaign’s interest in the work began […]

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A One-Two Punch Puts Trump Back on His Heels

WASHINGTON — In two courtrooms 200 miles apart on Tuesday, President Trump’s almost daily attempts to dismiss the criminal investigations that have engulfed his White House all but collapsed. Mr. Trump has long mocked the investigations as “rigged witch hunts,” pursued by Democrats and abetted by a dishonest news media. But even the president’s staunchest […]

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Paul Manafort Convicted in Fraud Trial

Defense lawyers acknowledged that Mr. Manafort had no income by the time the Trump campaign hired him in March 2016 as a volunteer, first to manage delegates to the Republican National Convention, then as campaign chairman. Still, he bought his annual season tickets to the New York Yankees, charging $210,600 to his American Express card […]

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The Rise and Fall of Paul Manafort: Greed, Deception and Ego

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his annual season tickets would soon be arriving at his 43rd-floor apartment at Trump Tower in New York. “Will you and Kathy be attending opening day?” the specialist asked in an […]

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