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  1. George Papadopoulos goes through security for his sentencing in Washington on Friday. Photo: AFPRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | South China Morning Post

    Ex-Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos gets 14 days in jail in plea with Robert Mueller's probe after lying to FBI Papadopoulos in October became the first person to plead guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, was sentenced to 14 days in jail for lying to investigators about his contacts with a UK professor peddling dirt from Russian officials about Hillary Clinton. Papadopoulos in October became the first person to plead guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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  2. As jurors deliberate in Manafort trial, judge won't release their namesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    As the jury in the federal criminal case against Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort on tax and bank fraud charges deliberated for a second day on Friday, the trial judge said he would not release the jurors' name because he has received threats and fears for their safety. Federal District Judge TS Ellis III attributed his decision not to release the names and addresses of jurors to the media to concerns about their "peace and safety".

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  3. Secret life': Rick Gates forced to reveal affair at Manafort trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    A former campaign aide to Donald Trump lived a "secret life" that included an extramarital affair in London, a court heard on Tuesday. Rick Gates, under cross examination at the tax evasion and bank fraud trial of his former boss Paul Manafort, admitted that he had "another relationship" involving first-class flights and luxury hotels, but denied these were funded with money embezzled from Manafort.

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  4. An expected star witness may not testify at Paul Manafort's trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    US prosecutors raised the possibility on Wednesday that an expected star witness may not testify against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort even as the judge tried to rein in their portrayal of Manafort's lavish lifestyle. Testimony in the second day of Manafort's trial, the first stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 14-month investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 US election, was overshadowed by Trump's call for an end to the probe.

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  5. As Trump campaign manager Manafort goes on trial, what's at stake?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Manafort's lavish lifestyle and secret money flows, and not questions of collusion with Russia, are likely to take centre-stage The trial of US President Donald Trump's one-time campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant's pocket. What's likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, or really any mention of Russia at all.

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  6. Chinese scientist's US visa application rejected by - arrogant' embassyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Dean of Peking University's School of Life Sciences had been invited by the National Science Foundation to attend a workshop in Washington A Chinese neuroscientist who once held US citizenship has accused the US embassy in Beijing of arrogance after being turned down for a visa, though the rejection was not his first. Rao Yi, the dean of Peking University's School of Life Sciences, said he had been invited by the National Science Foundation , a government agency based in Alexandria, Virginia, to attend a science workshop on July 23 and 24 in Washington.

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  7. Trump's campaign manager Manafort says he's treated like VIP in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Prosecutors say Manafort has a phone and personal laptop in his jail cell, as they reject his lawyers' claim he needs more time to prepare his defence US President Donald Trump's jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a "VIP" while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday as they argued against postponing his financial crimes trial. The duelling court filings are part of an ongoing tussle over Manafort's confinement that began after a judge revoked his house arrest last month and ordered him jailed on witness tampering allegations.

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  8. Giuliani: Trump won't pardon Russia probe targets now; later, who knows?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Giuliani said on Sunday that Trump would not pardon anyone during the investigation, but 'when it's over, hey, he's the president' Donald Trump's lead lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has walked back earlier his earlier suggestion that the president might pardon the targets in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. "The president is not going to issue a pardon in this investigation," Rudy Giuliani told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday.

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  9. Judge orders Trump's ex-campaign manager to jail while awaiting trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Paul Manafort tried to tamper with witnesses while under house arrest and imprisonment was needed to assure he would not try again, prosecutors said A federal district judge ordered Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, to jail on Friday while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges after special counsel Robert Mueller III accused him of witness tampering while under house arrest. The order by US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia to imprison Manafort came in a federal court hearing after Manafort had been asking to post a $10 million bond and end seven months of home detention.

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  10. Ex-CIA officer convicted of selling secrets to China for US$25,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Ex-CIA officer Kevin Mallory convicted of selling secrets to China for US$25,000 despite claims he was a triple-agent The Chinese gave Mallory a Samsung cellphone for covert communication that was activated with the password 'password', and which failed to delete incriminating messages A former CIA officer was convicted Friday on charges he spied for China by providing top secret information in exchange for US$25,000. Kevin Mallory, 61, of Leesburg, faces up to life in prison, although federal sentences are often less than the maximum.

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  11. Ex-Trump staffer Manafort hit with obstruction of justice in Russia probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Manafort has been charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice, along with his associate Konstantin Kilimnik, who has been linked to Russian intelligence US President Donald Trump's former election campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort's associate, who has been linked to Russian intelligence, have been charged with two obstruction of justice counts after prosecutors said they interfered with witnesses in an investigation. The new indictment was unsealed Friday against Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik just days after prosecutors accused the two men of attempting to tamper with witnesses, as Manafort awaits trial of felony charges related to his work on behalf of Ukrainian interests.

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  12. Ex-spy accused of selling secrets to China claims he was freelance triple agentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2018 | NEWS.com.au

    Kevin Mallory, a former CIA officer, admits he met with Chinese spies. He admits he planned a covert meeting with one of the operatives, that he handed over US intelligence documents and that he accepted thousands of dollars.

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  13. Ex-CIA agent Jerry Lee pleads not guilty, will wait one year for trialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    Hong Kong-born Lee, suspected of being at the centre of one of the largest US intelligence breaches in decades, appears in a Virginia court A former CIA officer and Hong Kong resident accused of passing top secret information to Chinese intelligence officers in exchange for money will have to wait a year before going on trial in the United States. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, an American citizen who worked for the CIA from 1994 to 2007, pleaded not guilty on Friday to one charge of conspiracy to commit espionage and two of illegally retaining classified information.

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  14. Play by play: how Manafort built a lavish life on alleged fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    In a richly detailed expanded indictment, special counsel Robert Mueller parted the curtain shielding how two long-time Washington influence merchants worked the system As Donald Trump criss-crossed the nation promising to drain the swamp, two of his top advisers were busy illegally building a colossal fortress of riches deep inside that swamp, according to federal prosecutors. For a decade prior and on through Trump's populist crusade, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates used offshore accounts, hidden income, falsified documents and laundered cash to maintain Manafort's lush life of multiple homes, fine art, exquisite clothes and exotic travel, the government says.

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  15. Teens protest outside White House to demand stricter gun lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | South China Morning Post

    "Every day when I say 'bye' to my parents, I do acknowledge the fact that I could never see my parents again," said Ella Fesler, 16 Dozens of teenage school pupils lay on the pavement in front of the White House on Monday to demand presidential action on gun control and symbolise the 17 killed in a school shooting in Florida. The teenagers, who were also joined by parents, educators and younger children, held their arms crossed at their chests.

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  16. WikiLeaks faces US probes into 2016 election role and CIA leaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are facing multiple investigations by US authorities, including three congressional probes and a federal criminal inquiry, sources familiar with the investigations said. The Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees and leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are probing the website's role in the 2016 US presidential election campaign, according to the sources, who all requested anonymity, and public documents.

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  17. Ex-Trump campaign chief faces charges in Russia probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for US President Donald Trump, and Manafort's business partner are expected to become the first people charged in the broad investigation into Russian meddling with the US election, according to The New York Times . Manafort and an unidentified man were caught by television cameras walking into the FBI's Washington field office after US media reported he and a long-time associate had been ordered to surrender.

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