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Sources say former Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller

09 September, 2018 9:56 am 9:56 am

(Reuters) – US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is nearing a plea deal with US prosecutors to avoid a second criminal trial, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. It remains unclear if the deal will include Manafort cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 … Read More

Bank sped up Manafort loan approval as CEO sought Trump cabinet job-witness

08 August, 2018 9:05 am 9:05 am

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) – The head of a small Chicago bank was directly involved in approving $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort while seeking Manafort’s help securing a post in the new administration, a witness testified on Friday in Manafort’s fraud trial. Dennis Raico, a former Federal Savings Bank executive … Read More

Prosecutors at Manafort trial offer evidence of apparently fake invoices

08 August, 2018 9:18 am 9:18 am

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – Two witnesses in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort testified on Wednesday that invoices purporting to bill a company tied to Manafort appeared to be fake. It was the first time that prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office disclosed the invoices, which contained spelling and … Read More