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Manafort told Hannity in texts he would never give up Trump, Kushner

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he would never give up information on President Donald Trump or senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, according to newly unsealed texts between the two men in 2017 and 2018.

Greg Craig pleads not guilty, released on personal recognizance

Greg Craig, the top lawyer in President Barack Obama's White House, pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon and was released on personal recognizance, following his indictment for allegedly making false statements to US authorities about his work for Ukraine alongside Paul Manafort.

Lobbyist steered foreign money to Trump inaugural

Lobbyist Sam Patten provided "substantial assistance" to special counsel Robert Mueller and several other ongoing investigations, federal prosecutors said Monday, paving the way for him to potentially avoid jail time at his sentencing this week.

Manafort lawyers argue for lighter sentence in DC case

Paul Manafort's legal defense team, in one of its last opportunities to hit back at prosecutors, taunted special counsel Robert Mueller for not bringing a case that tied the former Trump campaign chairman to Russian government interference in the 2016 election.

Five takeaways from Manafort's sentencing memo

There are your routine sentencing memos and then there are the no-holds-barred sentencing memos. The one filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office for Paul Manafort in Washington on Friday is the latter. In it, prosecutors beseech the judge to ignore the sob story, forget about leniency and drop the hammer on a defendant whose conduct has been stunningly egregious.

Judge describes why she believes Manafort lied

A federal judge revealed more about her reasoning in finding Paul Manafort had lied about his contacts with his Russian associate and that Konstantin Kilimnik was pertinent to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation for multiple reasons, according to a newly released redacted transcript Friday of a sealed court hearing earlier this week.

Federal prosecutors weigh charges against Democratic powerbroker

Federal prosecutors in New York are weighing criminal charges against former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig as part of an investigation into whether he failed to register as a foreign agent in a probe that is linked to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Lobbyist says he helped steer foreign money to Trump inaugural

Washington lobbyist W. Samuel Patten pleaded guilty Friday to acting as an unregistered foreign lobbyist, and admitted to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee and funneling a Ukrainian oligarch's money to Donald Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Manafort jury pool was full of opinions

The 12 jurors who found Paul Manafort guilty of eight crimes had little knowledge of the case before the trial began. But several of the people called for jury duty for Manafort's trial in Virginia last month did have opinions about the case before they reported to court, according to a newly unsealed transcript from when the lawyers and judge first determined the jury.