Paul Manafort sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in prison for conspiracy and fraud, and charged with mortgage fraud in N.Y.

Once a globe-trotting lobbyist and consultant to presidents, Paul Manafort left a Washington courtroom Wednesday a felon twice over, facing down a 7 1 / 2 -year prison sentence. As he returned to the jail cell in Alexandria, Va., where he has been held for nine months, prosecutors in New York announced a 16-count grand […]

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Mueller calls for Paul Manafort to spend up to 24 years in prison

Special counsel Robert Mueller has recommended between 19 to 24 years in prison for President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. A sentence in that range would probably mean that Manafort, 69, would spend the rest of his life behind bars. “Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law, […]

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Trump teases national emergency declaration could come during SOTU

Per: Global News President Donald Trump on Friday said there is a “good chance” he will declare a national emergency at the southern border to unlock Defense Department dollars for a wall, and signaled he may announce it during his State of the Union address Tuesday. “I think there’s a good chance we’ll have to […]

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Stone heads to court; Mueller cites potential evidence trove

Per: Associated Press WASHINGTON — Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone is due back in court Friday in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as prosecutors say they have recovered “voluminous and complex” potential evidence in the case, including financial records, emails and computer hard drives. Stone faces a status conference in federal court in Washington just […]

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Trump signs bill to open the government, ending the longest shutdown in history

Washington Post 15 mins ago BREAKING: President Trump’s action came after the Senate and House passed the bill to reopen the government for three weeks. Some 800,000 federal employees have gone without pay since Dec. 22. The bill clears the way for them to return to work. This story will be updated. EARLIER: President Trump […]

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Trump’s disapproval rating higher since shutdown began

Per: The Hill President Trump’s disapproval rating has increased since the beginning of the ongoing government shutdown, according to a new poll. A CNN poll published Sunday found that Trump’s disapproval rating is at 57 percent, up 5 points from December. The ongoing partial government shutdown began Dec. 22. The poll also found that his […]

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