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Paul Manafort gets additional 43 months in prison in second sentencing for conspiracy charges

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison on Wednesday in a case related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Manafort to 73 months in prison, but said 30 of the months would run concurrently with a sentence in a separate case.

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Manafort pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy last year, which each carried a maximum sentence of five years in prison. At his sentencing hearing, Manafort said he was sorry for what he had done.

But the federal judge had a harsh response to his request for leniency.

“It’s hard to overstate the number of lies, the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved” in his crimes, said Jackson.

“Court is one of those places where facts still matter,” she added.

In a separate case, Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison by a federal judge last week after being convicted of five counts of filing false income tax returns, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failing to report a foreign bank account. Manafort was also ordered to pay $24 million in restitution and a $50,000 fine.

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The sentences mean Manafort will spend a total of more than 7 years in prison.


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CNN legal analysts rip apart Jim Jordan’s ‘nonsensical’ defense of Trump witness intimidation

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CNN legal analyst Elie Honig blasted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for arguing that President Donald Trump hadn't engaged in witness intimidation by tweeting attacks on a former ambassador as she testified against him in the impeachment inquiry.

Jordan argued the tweet can't be witness intimidation because Marie Yovanovitch wouldn't have known about the attack if Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hadn't read it to her, but Honig said the GOP lawmaker's claim was ridiculous.

"His point is nonsensical," Honig said. "Of course, she was going to find out about a tweet that went out to 60 million people-plus. The law covers any way you look regarding timing."

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Marie Yovanovitch made a ‘mockery’ of Trump’s dismissal of the ‘deep state’ with her testimony: CNN’s David Gregory

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CNN contributor David Gregory used his time during a panel segment on the impeachment testimony of Marie Yovanovitch to hammer President Donald Trump for attacking the diplomat on Twitter as she spoke -- then said she had made a "mockery" of his [Trump's] dismissal of the "deep state."

According to Gregory, viewers might think he was naive to believe the president would not get personal and go after Yovanovitch, but that he was honestly stunned.

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Trump fumes over Roger Stone’s conviction — and demands to know when Mueller and ‘Shifty Schiff’ get prosecuted

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President Donald Trump reacted to Roger Stone's guilty verdict by threatening to jail at least 12 of his political opponents.

His longtime associate was convicted on seven counts, including lying to Congress, on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation of Russian election interference.

"So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come," Trump tweeted. "Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie?"

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