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Manafort asks trial judge to bar mention of role in Trump campaign, evidence from former attorney

WASHINGTON – In the run-up to Paul Manafort’s trial in Washington, his attorneys will ask a federal judge Wednesday to keep jurors from being told of his role as President Trump’s campaign chairman, and about potentially incriminating statements from one ...

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Mueller prosecutors ask to admit evidence of alleged past ‘bad acts’ by Paul Manafort in DC trial

Prosecutors and attorneys for Paul Manafort are set to appear Tuesday morning in federal court in Washington to argue over whether evidence of his alleged past “bad acts” should be shown to jurors at his September trial. Special counsel Robert ...

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Manafort, Cohen cases reveal weaknesses in enforcement of tax and election laws

Paul Manafort’s multiyear tax fraud and Michael Cohen’s ability to easily arrange campaign contributions as hush money could have been intercepted sooner based on existing tax and campaign rules. But decisions by policymakers and lawmakers to defang regulation and defund ...

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Questions mark first day of deliberations at Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to “redefine” reasonable doubt. The questions ...

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‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort walks around the convention floor before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Manafort resigned in wake of campaign shakeup and revelations about Ukraine work.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. ...

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Gates, star witness against Manafort, concludes testimony

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort’s protégé on Wednesday wrapped up his testimony after implicating the former Trump campaign chairman and himself in financial crimes and also enduring stinging attacks on his character and credibility. Rick Gates has been the government’s ...

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Manafort jury hears of lavish spending on luxury clothes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman spent more than a million dollars on business suits over five years, using foreign bank accounts to pay for cars, clothes and real estate in what federal prosecutors portrayed Wednesday as ...

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The Manafort trial: What you need to know

FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort walks around the convention floor before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Manafort resigned in wake of campaign shakeup and revelations about Ukraine work.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Paul Manafort, who served as President Trump’s campaign chairman from March to August of 2016, faces criminal charges in federal courts in Virginia and D.C. Here’s what to expect from his Virginia trial, which begins July 31. Q: What is ...

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Manafort judge wants no politics at trial

The judge overseeing the fraud trial of Paul Manafort wants politics barred from the evidence prosecutors will put on display about President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. Tell that to the jurors. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III has already ...

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Special counsel has nearly 500 pieces of evidence for Paul Manafort trial

Pictures of Paul Manafort’s homes, cars, $21,000 watch, and high-end clothing may be displayed for jurors at his trial beginning in Alexandria, Virginia, federal court next week, according to a list of nearly 500 potential exhibits published by prosecutors Wednesday ...

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Judge refuses to move Manafort trial to Roanoke

Paul Manafort’s upcoming trial on bank and fraud charges will continue in Alexandria, Virginia, despite his efforts to move the proceedings to Roanoke. The former Trump campaign chairman had argued that the jury pool in northern Virginia is too liberal ...

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