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Mueller Wants Manafort Jury to Hear of Lobbying Decades Ago

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U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller argued that jurors who will weigh whether Paul Manafort illegally lobbied for Ukraine should also hear about his work three decades ago for Saudi Arabia and other nations.
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Judge Orders Manafort to Be Transferred to Different Jail

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Paul Manafort has been treated like a “VIP" in jail, with a private bathroom and shower, a personal laptop and phone, and access to a meeting space for his legal team, Special Counsel Robert Mueller told a judge.
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Prosecutors Describe Manafort's 'VIP' Jail Treatment

Prosecutors Describe Manafort's 'VIP' Jail Treatment

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A new court filing reveals that Paul Manafort's life in prison apparently isn't all that awful. Federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that the financial crimes trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman should not be delayed, as Manafort's lawyers have argued for. Despite his lawyers saying he spends nearly all of...
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Manafort says he's being treated like a 'VIP' in jail: court filing

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A Wednesday court filing from Mueller's team describes Manafort's living conditions at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, in detail.
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Paul Manafort Continues To Not Be a Very Good Criminal Mastermind

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Paul Manfort has repeatedly bumbled his way through his criminal proceedings since Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted him last year on charges related to allegedly undisclosed lobbying work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. In Dec., the former Trump campaign manager was caught allegedly attempting to plant a ghostwritten op-ed in the press about how he was just a good man being railroaded by a corrupt system. (Investigators learned of this through an emailed word document with Manafort's “track changes.”) Last month, Manafort was charged with attempted witness tampering...
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Mueller used Paul Manafort's own words to throw cold water on his argument in a new court filing

Mueller used Paul Manafort's own words to throw cold water on his argument in a new court filing

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Paul Manafort recently filed a motion asking the judge in one of the two criminal cases against him to push back his trial date, arguing that he does not have enough access to his lawyers and documents needed to prepare a defense.
The special counsel Robert Mueller, who charged Manafort in both cases, threw cold water on Manafort's argument in a new court filing Wednesday.
The document said Manafort enjoys "VIP" privileges at the prison he's incarcerated in, has had over 100 phone calls with his lawyers, and is able to write and receive emails, among other things.
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