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Manafort accused of stashing cash offshore as trial begins

by Kent Covington
Posted 8/01/18, 10:18 am

Prosecutors laid out their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a Virginia courtroom Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye told jurors that Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws and that he considered himself above the law as he funneled tens of millions of dollars through offshore accounts. Asonye said that Manafort used that “secret income” to live a lavish lifestyle.

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Ryan, Sessions refuse to join attack on Rosenstein

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/26/18, 12:37 pm

UPDATE: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday he did not support the articles of impeachment that 11 conservative lawmakers filed against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Ryan told reporters he didn’t think Rosenstein’s disputes with GOP House members about document requests met the constitutional standard for impeachment. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also defended his deputy Thursday, saying he had the highest confidence in Rosenstein.

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Cohen shares tape of Trump discussing hush money

by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/25/18, 01:21 pm

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has released a taped conversation in which he and Trump discuss a payment to keep secret news about an alleged affair between Trump and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. Cohen, who is under federal investigation for potentially breaking campaign finance laws, secretly recorded the conversation two months before the 2016 election. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, gave the tape to CNN, which aired it Tuesday. 

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