Quantcast
Connect with us

BUSTED: Paul Manafort was caught lying to prosecutors — after taking their plea deal

Published

on

Paul Manafort appearing on "Meet The Press" (screengrab)

Federal prosecutors on Monday claimed in court filings that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort lied to them after pleading guilty in exchange for a 10-year cap on his prison term.

In September, Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

In the filing, the government alleged that Manafort breached his plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying to prosecutors after signing it.

ADVERTISEMENT

This breach, prosecutors argued, means the terms of the former campaign manager’s plea deal is no longer in play.

“As the defendant has breached the plea agreement, there is no reason to delay his sentencing,” the filing read.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘At the edge of an abyss’: Experts warn America could plunge into sectarian violence after election

Published

on

Experts on international conflict resolution are warning that the United States is on the verge of seeing a wave of sectarian violence unleashed by the 2020 presidential election.

In interviews with NPR, several experts said the United States is exhibiting troubling signs that other countries that have been plagued by sectarian violence have shown in recent decades.

"We thought we were immune to it," said Tim Phillips, the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Beyond Conflict. "When we looked at our own problems, we thought: 'Of course we have some big issues, but we're in a sense immune from an us-versus-them mindset, a sectarian mindset, where there could be real conflict.'"

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump’s massive rallies amid COVID-19 pandemic are flopping in key battleground states

Published

on

It is no secret President Donald Trump loves to bask in MAGA glory at his rallies, but a new survey shows his campaign blitz may be backfiring as voters wonder if the president bears responsibility for hosting potential super-spreader events while COVID-19 batters the Midwestern United States.

A new survey, compiled of voters in six battleground states—Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—found that a great number of voters view Trump "much less" or "somewhat less favorably" due to his continued behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports US News. Despite alarming upticks in cases across the Midwest, Trump has continued to visit vulnerable states and hold massive rallies all while disregarding COVID-19 mitigation practices.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

MSNBC’s Morning Joe shreds Jared Kushner for bragging about Trump’s COVID-19 disaster

Published

on

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blasted Jared Kushner for bragging about actions that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths from the coronavirus.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser told reporter Bob Woodward the president had wrested control of the pandemic response away from the doctors, and the "Morning Joe" host said that admission was damning.

"We actually have the 'Perry Mason' moment," Scarborough said. "We actually have the person on the witness stand who is actually testifying against interests for himself and for Donald Trump. They deliberately, deliberately 'freed' America from the doctors and the scientists, so by the end of this, 400,000 people will be dead. Almost as many Americans who died in World War II."

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE