This #manafort nonsense once again proves the system is rigged. that’s why house #democrats just passed a bill (h.r. 1) to clean up corruption and force transparency #forthepeople.
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🚨 breaking: after being sentenced in virginia last week to 47 months in prison for bank and tax fraud, paul manafort was sentenced in d.c. to 73 months for crimes related to his work as a political consultant in ukraine. 30 months of the sentence will overlap with the previous sentence.
why it matters: president trump's 69-year-old former campaign chairman has been sentenced to a total of 90 months, or 7.5 years in prison, and is the fifth person to be sentenced in the mueller investigation.
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From @dailycaller: “the much-anticipated trial of former #trump campaign chairman #paulmanafort began last tuesday, but observers hoping for evidence of collusion between the #trump campaign and #russia are likely to be disappointed.
prosecutors working for #specialcounsel#robertmueller plan to call nearly three dozen witnesses and introduce 500 pieces of evidence in an effort to show that #manafort engaged in bank fraud and evaded taxes on income he received for work on behalf of a ukrainian politician.
among the witnesses are #manafort’s accountants and #rickgates, a former #manafort business partner and #trump campaign aide who accepted a plea deal with #mueller in february. tad devine, the chief strategist for the bernie sanders campaign, is also on the witness list. devine worked with #manafort on behalf of viktor yanukovych, the former president of ukraine.
but the prosecutors, led by #andrewweissmann, a justice department official who attended #hillaryclinton’s ill-fated election night party, have no plans to introduce evidence of a conspiracy between the campaign and the kremlin.”