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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:10 PM

Manafort Loses Bid To Stay In 'VIP' Jail, Could Face Evidence From 1980s

Source: Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trumpís former campaign manager Paul Manafort may face evidence at trial about alleged wrongdoing in the 1980s and lost a bid to stay at a jail where he said he was being treated like a "VIP," court papers on Wednesday showed.

The developments came as Manafort gets closer to two trials where he will defend himself against a number of charges ranging from bank fraud to failing to register as a foreign agent for lobbying work for pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.

Manafort's prosecution arose out of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. One trial is set for July 25 in Alexandria, Virginia, and the second case in Washington, D.C., has a Sept. 17 trial date.

Judge T.S. Ellis, who is overseeing the Alexandria case, ordered a hearing for Tuesday to weigh motions by Manafort to move the first trial to a more Trump-friendly area of Virginia and to postpone it until after the Washington trial was done...More..


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/manafort-loses-bid-to-stay-in-vip-jail-could-face-evidence-from-1980s/ar-AAzWPbx

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Reply Manafort Loses Bid To Stay In 'VIP' Jail, Could Face Evidence From 1980s (Original post)
appalachiablue Wednesday OP
SCVDem Wednesday #1
House of Roberts Wednesday #2
Yonnie3 Wednesday #4
House of Roberts Wednesday #5
Yonnie3 Wednesday #8
appalachiablue Wednesday #6
EndGOPPropaganda Wednesday #3
summer_in_TX Wednesday #7
NBachers Thursday #10
turbinetree Wednesday #9
JohnnyRingo Thursday #11
flibbitygiblets Thursday #12
appalachiablue Thursday #13
flibbitygiblets Thursday #14
DeminPennswoods Thursday #15

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:14 PM

1. Do you think

that he will be deloused?

No more special treatment for Russian tools.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:18 PM

2. How is evidence from the 1980s relevant?

Unless the statute of limitations is still valid?

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:33 PM

4. He couldn't be prosecuted for most things that old

the article says

The evidence would be used to show that Manafort had knowledge about the disclosure rules under FARA and that it was not a simple mistake that he did not register for his work for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:40 PM

5. Thanks. That's what I needed to hear.

I'm a bit data-challenged so I don't always click on the link.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:43 PM

8. You are welcome. I was going to read it anyways.

It was at the very end of the story.

I seem to recall there are no statute of limitations on tax fraud. I was hoping for that.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:40 PM

6. This & more in the article. The professionals involved know the regs. for sure.

'Also on Wednesday, Mueller's office filed a motion in the Washington case notifying the court of its intent to present evidence at trial about a Justice Department inspection into Manafort's lobbying activities in the 1980's. According to the motion, the inspection found eighteen instances of lobbying and public relations activities that should have been disclosed to the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), among other allegations'...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:33 PM

3. Best line, from Judge - gotta read


The Alexandria jail had experience with high-profile defendants "including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors," Ellis wrote.

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:42 PM

7. That was the best!

Wonder how he delivered that line, don't you? ('Course it'd be bad for his reputation as a judge if any hint of sarcasm or schadenfreude crept into his tone of voice.)

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:45 AM

10. Sssssmackdown!

Put him in DC Central- He'll be right close to all his resources.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:33 PM

9. I want to see his mug shot ..............................

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:53 AM

11. He got caught trying to play a judge.

It's his lawyers fault really. They tried to stretch the case for a bogus reason and the judge called them on it.

Judges can be evil when a lawyer treats them like they'e stupid, and don't believe him when he says "it's confusing", or he "doesn't understand".

Are these the best sharks Manafort can afford? He better hope Trump is still around for that pardon.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:18 AM

12. Pardon me for asking, but why are there VIP jails?

Why are these a fucking thing?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:25 AM

13. Info., Manafort term 'VIP" for the Northern Neck, Warsaw, Va. jail.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:29 AM

14. thanks, I read the article; still wondering why there are private cells with nicer accommodations

for some. How is that allowed? Do you get a nicer jail cell if you offer to pay more, or is it based on some kind of celebrity status, or does your lawyer negotiate that it's needed for security reasons??

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:32 AM

15. The DC judge wrote an order on her own

authority that Manafort be afforded a fair opportunity to prepare his own defense while in jail so far away from his lawyers. This was, I'm sure, to avoid (assuming Manafort's convicted) using "ineffective counsel" as grounds for appeal.

I doubt she intented the jail to give him the equivalent of 5-star prison accomodations.

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