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Manafort jury asks judge to define “reasonable doubt”
Peter Doocy reports on the jury questions to the judge, as the study enters, 2. Day of deliberations.
Paul Manafort, a longtime political consultant who briefly led President Trump campaign, waiting for a verdict on financial fraud charges in what has become a sensational showdown between Trump management and Special Counsel Robert Müller
Manafort, 69, faces 18-of tax evasion and bank fraud charges as he is accused of hiding a “significant proportion” of income from its Ukrainian plant by the IRS. He is also accused of fraudulently millions more in loans, including while he worked on the Trump campaign.
Held in Alexandria, Virginia, USA Müller is also the first study since his appointment to monitor the Russia-investigation more than a year ago. It spanned almost three weeks, before the jury began deliberations.
In this case, but not specifically to any alleged collusion between Trump officials and the Russian government. Trump has repeatedly called for, Mueller probe, the in such allegations a “witch hunt.”
U.S. district judge T. S. Ellis III, known for his colorful comments, has repeatedly be rebuked prosecutors in the case, specifically, say prosecutors only “really doesn’t matter what information Mr. Manafort. to Mr. Trump and a charge or whatever,”
Read on for a look at what you need to know about the case against Manafort and the Alexandria trial: the jury begins third day of negotiations on Monday.
What is the cost?
To hide Paul Manafort in the account of Virginia, tens of millions of dollars from the IRS, he deserves the advice of pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
The indictment of Manafort, not related to allegations of misconduct in relation to the Trump campaign.
Instead, the study focuses on stories of wild spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars in the Ukrainian money flowing through offshore Bank accounts and the political Advisor to the bag.
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Anyone who has been charged by Müller in the Russia probe so far?
Manafort trial judge TS Ellis mocked and tormented by Müller team: ‘Tears in your eyes”
To are Ex-Manafort associate Rick Gates, how angry the judge lashes out at prosecutors
The luxurious life style Manafort funded policy advice for the pro-Russian Ukrainian political party of Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted as Ukraine’s President in 2014.
Together with his former business partner, Rick Gates, Manafort was initially indicted in October 2017, on several counts that included: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, false information and errors to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.
Manafort has also points to his innocence in all charges. Gates pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
Gates confirmed that Manafort would fraudulently classify certain transactions as loans, to reduce the amount of taxable income in a particular year. Gates also said he had embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars of Manafort and to have admitted to a extramarital affair.
What does that have to do with Russia?
This courtroom sketch shows U.S. District court judge T. S. Ellis III speak to the lawyers and the defendants, Paul Manafort, fourth from left, in Manafort’s-fraud on the bank of tax fraud and tax evasion at Federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
(Dana Verkouteren, via AP)
Mueller’s investigation is focused on collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians during the election – but this attempt is not supposed to be that good
Ellis state, warned lawyers about the current “antipathy” against Russia in the United States, said: “most of the people in this country do not distinguish between Ukrainians and Russians.”
How long could Manafort be in prison?
Manafort “is a very real possibility” of life in prison, according to a Federal court order.
What is the trump?
Manafort Trump presidential trat-to help campaign in March 2016, arguing the delegates before the Republican National Convention in Ohio – something he had done for the former President Gerald Ford.
Two months later, Manafort, has been increased by the campaign chairman.
Manafort’s resignation from the campaign was announced on August 19, 2016, after The New York Times reported, he would receive $12.7 million in breast-feeding cash payments of Yanukovych’s pro-Russian party, between 2007 and 2012
Trump has claimed that Manafort was only with the campaign for a short period of time and has insisted he would have been aware of the investigation into him.
As one of only two people left who could be President, then why not the FBI or the Department of “justice” have told me that they studied secretly, Paul Manafort (the fees were 10 years old, and was before it was deleted), during my campaign? Should have told me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3. June 2018
….Paul Manafort came into the campaign very late and was with us for a short time (it took Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, and many others over the years), but we should, we are told that Comey and the boys were doing a number on him, and he would not have been set!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3. June 2018
Observers have raised the question of whether Trump will forgive Manafort, if he is convicted.
Looking back on the history that was treated worse, Alfonse Capone, the legendary mob boss, killer, and “Public Enemy Number One”, and Paul Manafort, a political effect & Reagan/Dole darling, now in solitary confinement, the convicted although serve, nothing? Where is the Russian collaboration?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
Is all of this?
Manafort has a second attempt coming in mid-September. The the study, in the District of Columbia, includes allegations that he acted as an unregistered foreign agent for the Ukrainian interests, and false statements made to the U.S. government.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Gregg Re, Brooke Singman, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.