• Fox News slammed for covering the killing of a college student more prominently than the convictions of 2 top Trump aides

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    As news broke that two of President Donald Trump's former top aides were convicted of multiple federal crimes, Fox News focused its coverage on the killing of a 20-year-old college student.
    Critics lambasted the right-leaning network for minimizing coverage of the convictions of former top Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.
    As news broke that two of President Donald Trump's top former aides were convicted of multiple federal crimes, the president's preferred news outlet, Fox News, reported more prominently on the killing of a 20-year-old college student.
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  • Trump distances himself from his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after guilty verdicts on federal bank and tax fraud charges

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    President Donald Trump responded to news that his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight federal counts of bank and tax fraud on Tuesday.
    "I must tell you that Paul Manafort is a good man. He was with Ronald Reagan, he was with a lot of different people over the years, and I feel very sad about that," Trump said, moments after stepping off Air Force One in West Virginia where he was set to hold a rally Tuesday night.
    "It doesn't involve me, but it's a very sad thing that happened," Trump added, insisting that the Manafort case "has nothing to...
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  • Paul Manafort found guilty of 8 counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and failure to report foreign bank accounts

    1 month ago - By Chron

    A jury on Tuesday found Paul Manafort guilty of eight counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and failure to report foreign bank accounts after a high-stakes criminal trial.
    They were unable to reach a verdict on the other 10 counts he was accused of, and the judge declared a mistrial on those charges.
    Manafort is the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign; he was indicted in the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
    Trump commented on the news as he arrived in West Virginia for a campaign rally Tuesday night: "It doesn't involve me, but it's a very sad thing that...
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  • Trump Could Pardon Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. But Would He?

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    With the conviction of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on eight of 18 charges brought against him in federal court, and long-time Trump personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to eight charges in a different federal court, the immediate question arises: Could the president pardon them?
    The answer is an unequivocal yes, because these were criminal charges brought in federal court. The Constitution grants the president an effectively unbounded ability to pardon anyone before charges are proffered, during a trial, or after conviction, as well as to commute...
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  • Paul Manafort found guilty of 8 counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and failure to report foreign bank accounts

    Paul Manafort found guilty of 8 counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and failure to report foreign bank accounts

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    A jury found Paul Manafort guilty of eight counts out of 18 related to tax fraud, bank fraud, and failure to report foreign bank accounts on Tuesday after a high stakes criminal trial.
    They were unable to reach a verdict on the other 10 counts he was accused of, and the judge declared a mistrial on those charges.
    Manafort is the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign and he was indicted in the Russia investigation.
    Manafort is set to face trial as part of a second indictment from the special counsel Robert Mueller in Washington, DC, in September.
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  • Paul Manafort Convicted at Fraud Trial in Setback for Trump

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    A federal jury convicted Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, at his fraud trial, handing a crucial victory to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
    Manafort was found guilty on five counts of tax fraud, one count of failing to file a financial document with the government, and two counts of bank fraud. The jury couldn't reach a decision on the other 10 counts. He was accused of lying to tax authorities about his income and offshore tax accounts, failing to file reports about those accounts, and defrauding banks to get loans.
    Manafort, 69, faces a lengthy prison term...
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