Trump’s Changing Opinions Re Manafort


ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted Tuesday of eight charges related to tax and bank fraud, in the first trial to stem from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

The 12-member Virginia jury reached the guilty verdict on eight counts after four days of deliberations, but couldn’t agree on 10 additional counts of bank fraud and reporting violations Mr. Manafort faced. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on those counts.

Mr. Manafort was convicted of not paying taxes on more than $16 million in income and lying to two banks when he sought millions of dollars in loans.

 

Mr. Trump didn’t address questions from reporters about a separate legal development Tuesday, the guilty plea by Michael Cohen in New York federal court.https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-manafort-jury-trial-verdict-day4-1534861860

The former Trump lawyer pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to payments he arranged before the 2016 election to silence two women who alleged having affairs with Mr. Trump.

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  1. The prosecution has every right to seek the additional 10 charges due to the judge and jury being bias. The evidence was clear and presented correctly. The ding dong fox no news juror is the example.

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