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UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:24 a.m.

Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig indicted over work with Manafort

Attorney Gregory Craig, who served as White House counsel for President Barack Obama, was charged Thursday with lying to federal officials who were examining whether he should have registered as …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months


Facing prison, Manafort asks for leniency in Mueller case

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, the longtime political consultant who once led Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, asked a federal judge for leniency Monday as he faces the potential of spending the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Mueller: Manafort ‘brazenly violated the law’ for years

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has filed its sentencing memo in one of two criminal cases against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.


Mueller sentencing memo in Manafort case not yet public

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memorandum for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was not publicly available late Friday, suggesting the document may still be under seal.


New York has prepared Paul Manafort charges if Trump pardons him

New York state prosecutors have put together a criminal case against Paul Manafort that they could file quickly if the former chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign receives a presidential …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Paul Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime Trump loyalists caved, reached …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Paul Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

Paul Manafort signaled Friday that he intends to plead guilty ahead of a second trial as prosecutors filed new charging documents against the former Trump campaign chairman.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

D.C. lobbyist admits to failing to file as a foreign agent

A business associate of a key figure in the investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to failing to register as a foreign agent.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces smaller, friendlier town hall crowd in downtown Spokane

A year removed from one of the most raucous town halls in her recent congressional career, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced a relatively calm – and sparse – gathering Thursday …


Murray sees ‘cloud of corruption’ around Trump after developments in court cases

Paul Manafort conviction, Michael Cohen guilty pleas show “growing cloud of corruption” around President Donald Trump, Sen. Patty Murray says.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

After Cohen’s guilty plea, Trump attacks Manafort conviction

President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled “guilty” of criminal charges. Although …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

As jurors weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation’s capital – and prosecutors there …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Manafort judge says he’s received threats, won’t name jurors

The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the “peace and safety” of the jurors deciding the fate of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Prosecutors turn to Manafort taxes, unreported bank accounts

Prosecutors headed toward the heart of their financial fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday, with jurors expected to hear testimony that he never told his …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort ‘approved every penny’ of bills

Paul Manafort inflated his business income by millions of dollars and kept his bookkeeper in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy luxury items and …


Mueller’s team accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider revoking …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

Judge denies Manafort motion to throw out charges of lying

A federal judge on Friday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s attempt to have some of the criminal charges against him thrown out.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Judge tosses Manafort civil suit challenging special counsel

A federal judge in Washington on Friday threw out a civil lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that sought to challenge the authority of the special counsel …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to …


Trump says he’s been ‘100 percent proper’ with Russia probe

President Donald Trump said Saturday that “everything I’ve done is 100 percent proper” regarding the special counsel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and he insisted that …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Attorney: Manafort did not violate order by editing op-ed

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying he violated a judge’s order by reviewing and editing an op-ed intended to be published in an English-language newspaper in …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Manafort attacks special counsel’s case as ‘embellished’

Accused of multiple financial crimes, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on Thursday attacked the strength of the evidence against him, saying the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller …


Trudy Rubin: Can’t separate indictment Trump

When White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says such stunning events have “nothing to do with the president or his campaign’s activities,” the facts already contradict her. Big time.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Mueller must get public a full explanation, Murray says

Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 11:33 p.m.

First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed its first targets Monday, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to …


Judge dismisses Russian billionaire’s suit against AP

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against the Associated Press by a Russian billionaire with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Congress might not be able to protect Mueller from firing

Congress may be unable to provide any additional job protection for special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election and possible collusion or obstruction of …