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Reuters PoliticsFeb 15, 2019
Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort
Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud.

The Daily BeastFeb 15, 2019
69-Year-Old ‘Unrepentant Crook' Paul Manafort Looking at Decades In Prison
Alex WongPaul Manafort faces between 19 and 24 years in prison for his conviction on tax and bank fraud charges in Virginia, one of two federal cases against him.

In a memo filed late Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said that his office "does not take a position as to the specific sentence to be imposed here" but a presentence investigation report recommended a prison term of 235 to 293 months. If Manafort receives a sentence within that range, it would mark the harshest punishment received by anyone charged in the Russia investigation.  

In the memo, prosecutors argued that the stiff sentence was warranted in the Virginia case because Manafort's crimes, spanning millions of dollars and "the product of his planning and premeditation over many years," were not isolated incidents but rather "routine" criminal behavior for him.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Reuters PoliticsFeb 15, 2019
Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.

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Huffington Post PoliticsFeb 15, 2019
Special Counsel Announces Evidence Of Roger Stone's WikiLeaks Contact
Robert Mueller's findings on the indicted Trump confidant appear to link him more directly to hacked campaign revelations.

Drudge ReportFeb 15, 2019
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Fox PoliticsFeb 15, 2019
Judge imposes partial gag order in Roger Stone case
A federal judge on Friday issued a partial gag order in the criminal case of former Trump political adviser Roger Stone as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

CNN PoliticsFeb 15, 2019
WH press secretary Sarah Sanders interviewed by special counsel's office
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday.
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