Want to get this briefing by email? Good evening. Manafort, did you collude with Russians? That was one of the shouted questions from journalists that Paul Manafort, above, ignored as he surrendered to the F. Watch the video here. He and a business partner pleaded not guilty to money laundering, tax fraud and foreign lobbying related to their work in Ukraine.
They included questions about when Trump become aware of the June 9, , Trump Tower meeting, where Russians offered dirt in a bid to request sanctions relief; whether Trump knew about efforts to keep the Republican Party platform as Russian-friendly as possible; and whether he knew about outreach by Manafort to Russia about potential assistance for the campaign. So, whether the delay had this specific purpose or not, it ensured that Trump had already sworn to the veracity of his own answers before Mueller made his decision to end the plea agreement. In recent days, serial fabulist Jerome Corsi has carried out a series of news blitzes which has doubled as promotion for his latest book detailing his on-again-off-again cooperation with Mueller. The details that might be verifiable suggest Corsi lied to investigators about a series of exchanges he had with lifelong Manafort friend and longtime Trump political adviser Roger Stone that pertained to what stolen documents Julian Assange and WikiLeaks had and when they planned to dump them.
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Who knew that Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign chairman — and convicted felon — Paul Manafort were such good friends? Such good friends that they sent each other a lot of texts. The texts are conversations between the two conservatives in and , starting just before the Dept. Clear felonies committed.