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Trump bashes Cohen, backs Manafort

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/22/18, 12:13 pm

President Donald Trump said he was sad but not shaken by the legal woes of two of his former associates, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. A jury Tuesday found Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, guilty of eight counts of financial fraud but could not reach a verdict on 10 other charges.

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Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in campaign finance violations

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/21/18, 05:44 pm

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to federal charges, including campaign-finance violations, tax evasion, and making a false statement to a financial institution. The campaign finance violations stem from hush money payments Cohen made to pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

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Manafort found guilty on eight counts, mistrial declared on 10 others

by Lynde Langdon & Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/21/18, 05:04 pm

UPDATE: The jury in the Paul Manafort case has found President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman guilty of eight of 18 criminal counts. In a note to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, jurors said they had not reached consensus on the 10 remaining counts, and Ellis declared a mistrial on those counts. Manafort’s conviction includes five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failing to file foreign bank account reports. The jury deliberated for four days before announcing their verdict.

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