Tag: Manafort, Paul J

Trial of High-Powered Lawyer Gregory Craig Exposes Seamy Side of Washington’s Elite

WASHINGTON — It is a trial tailor-made to grab the attention of this city’s power brokers: In a federal courtroom this month, one of Washington’s most prominent lawyers — a former White House counsel and attorney to global statesmen and other icons — is battling criminal charges of lying to investigators about his work for […]

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Prominent Lawyer’s Trial Will Test Crackdown on Unregistered Foreign Agents

WASHINGTON — Not long before Christmas 2012, Paul Manafort, then a foreign lobbyist, congratulated Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer, on the release of a report that Mr. Manafort had commissioned to help Ukraine’s pro-Russian president polish his image in the West. “Well done,” Mr. Manafort wrote in an email to Mr. Craig after […]

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Look at the Mueller Report as a Detective Story. It Will Blow Your Mind.

When the Mueller report was released, commentators reviewed it not only as a political and legal work but also as another genre: literature. In The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada described the report as “the best book by far on the workings of the Trump presidency.” Michiko Kakutani wrote in The Columbia Journalism Review that it […]

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Federal Inquiry of Trump Friend Focused on Foreign Lobbying

WASHINGTON — As Donald J. Trump was preparing to deliver an address on energy policy in May 2016, Paul Manafort, his campaign chairman, had a question about the speech’s contents for Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a top campaign fund-raiser and close friend of Mr. Trump. “Are you running this by our friends?” Mr. Manafort asked […]

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Manafort Pleads Not Guilty to N.Y. Charges Designed to Thwart a Trump Pardon

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to mortgage fraud and other charges brought by the Manhattan district attorney in an effort to ensure Mr. Manafort could still face prison time if he […]

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Paul Manafort and Sean Hannity Traded Complaints and Tidbits for Months, Texts Show

WASHINGTON — He has been called the shadow White House chief of staff, but Sean Hannity also sought to assist Paul Manafort as he defended himself from the special counsel’s investigation, according to court documents unsealed on Friday. Mr. Hannity, a Fox News host who is a close ally of President Trump, advised Mr. Manafort […]

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Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But […]

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Paul Manafort to Be Sent to Rikers, Where He Faces Solitary Confinement

Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, is expected to be transferred as early as this week to the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, where he will most likely be held in solitary confinement while facing state fraud charges, people with knowledge of the […]

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