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  1. Paul Manafort will enter a guilty plea in second trialRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2018 | WAAY

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will plead guilty to two charges Friday morning, special counsel Robert Mueller's office said. Manafort will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the US and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice due to attempts to tamper with witnesses, according to a court filing Friday.

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  2. Accused Russian spy Maria Butina asks for house arrestRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2018 | WAAY

    The alleged Russian spy Maria Butina should be released from jail and placed on house arrest, her attorneys argued in a court filing Friday that seeks to paint her as a humble student whose interactions with Americans and Russians are overblown by prosecutors who indicted her for acting illegally as a foreign agent. Specifically, Butina's defense team describes her relationship to Russian billionaire Alexander Torshin, who allegedly mentored her in attempts to infiltrate Republican politics, as "actually just a friend."

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  3. The glaring problems with Trump's 'no collusion' argumentRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2018 | WAAY

    Faced with the nearly simultaneous guilty plea of his former fixer and the guilty verdicts for his former campaign chairman, President Donald Trump responded Tuesday with some old standbys: "No collusion!" and "witch hunt!" "This has nothing to do with Russian collusion," Trump told reporters in West Virginia on Tuesday. "This started as Russian collusion, this has absolutely nothing to do, this is a witch hunt that ends in disgrace.

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  4. Robert Mueller's jam-packed fall scheduleRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2018 | WAAY

    Special counsel Robert Mueller had a busy summer, the highlight being the investigation's first jury trial, brought against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. But despite calls for him to end the probe by the beginning of September, Mueller's team is on track for an even busier fall.

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  5. Blumenthal: 'We're in a Watergate moment'Read the original story

    Aug 22, 2018 | WAAY

    A twisting saga of intertwined legal plots and human drama dripping with hubris, vengeance, betrayal and defiance suddenly combined Tuesday in a frenetic, barely believable burst that left Donald Trump's presidency stained by a tide of crime and corruption. Michael Cohen, the Trump clan's attack dog, and Paul Manafort, the ultimate Washington swamp creature with the ostrich skin jacket, paid dearly for their association with their former boss in near-simultaneous convictions that will mean years in jail.

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  6. Trump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mountsRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2018 | WAAY

    The looming verdict for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and new questions about what exactly the White House counsel told special counsel investigators, combined with Trump's increasingly combustible Twitter feed, have put the feeling of climax in the air. Jury deliberations in Paul Manafort's first trials are expected to end this week, and whether special counsel Robert Mueller can secure a guilty verdict against the man who led Trump's campaign will be a pivotal moment for the probe, which Trump continues to attack as a "witch hunt."

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  7. A Manafort-sized cloud hangs over WashingtonRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2018 | WAAY

    The ongoing trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on a series of financial crimes isn't the buzziest story of the week. That title goes to the release of reality TV villain and former White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir about her time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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  8. The fast and furious judge in the Manafort trialRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2018 | WAAY

    At the trial of Paul Manafort, taking place in the federal courtroom of Judge T.S. Ellis in Alexandria, Virginia, there is no doubt who holds center stage. Beginning with his accusation that Robert Mueller's team's true interest in Manafort is getting him to "sing" , and extending to his repeated criticisms of the prosecution's performance, Ellis's personality has arguably played as large a role in this trial as the photographs of an ostrich leather jacket and the admissions of Manafort's former protege, Rick Gates.

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  9. WH attempts to downplay Manafort's role in the Trump campaignRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2018 | WAAY

    Paul Manafort's criminal trial kicked off with a furious start Tuesday as the federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, found a jury, heard opening statements and saw the first witness testify. President Donald Trump was also following the developments of Manafort, his former campaign chairman, from Air Force One, and had his legal team giving him updates.

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  10. Mueller: Manafort made $60M from Ukraine workRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2018 | WAAY

    The biggest test of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election begins Tuesday with the trial of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. The trial on Manafort's financial dealings will hang over the White House and show just how deeply federal authorities have looked into the private business of Trump associates.

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  11. Trump lawyer Giuliani compares Cohen to famed traitorsRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2018 | WAAY

    As the second disorientating summer of President Donald Trump's presidency unfolds, it's becoming hard to work out what is real, what is smoke and what is pure fantasy. But for Trump, that is the point as he faces imminent and medium-term legal and political challenges that could have grave implications for his presidency and give him every incentive to try to make everyone look the other way.

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  12. 5 witnesses named in Paul Manafort trialRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2018 | WAAY

    A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, has granted the request for five witnesses to testify with immunity in the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, but prosecutors were ordered to reveal the witnesses' names.

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  13. Judge grants immunity for five witnesses in Manafort case; trial delayed until July 31Read the original story

    Jul 24, 2018 | WAAY

    A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, granted the request Monday for five witnesses to testify with immunity in the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the first trial in the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. US District Judge T.S. Ellis also delayed the start of the trial, originally scheduled for Wednesday, to July 31. Ellis will begin meeting jurors this week as scheduled.

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  14. Start your Monday smart: What's happening this weekRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2018 | WAAY

    You've probably seen those waving Japanese cat figures, right? Take a little trip to Tokyo to learn exactly how -- and why -- these trendy felines were created . And here's what else you need to know to -Start Your Week Smart .

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  15. What life is like for Paul Manafort in jailRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2018 | WAAY

    Just before dusk on Friday, a white van pulled into Northern Neck Regional Jail, a green-roofed, low-slung building about three miles from the bank of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. In the federal system, there is no mugshot nor perp walk.

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  16. Judge sends Paul Manafort to jail, pending trialRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2018 | WAAY

    Two weeks after special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors dropped new accusations of witness tampering on him, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday revoked Manafort's bail, which had allowed him to live in his Alexandria, Virginia, apartment under house arrest. The order marked an end to almost eight months of attempts by Manafort to lighten his house arrest restrictions after he was charged and pleaded not guilty to foreign lobbying violations.

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  17. A grandma irons her granddaughter's Pride flag, and the internet swoonsRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2018 | WAAY

    The young Alexandria, Virginia, woman was getting ready for Washington D.C.'s Capital Pride Parade on Saturday when her grandmother came into her room and spotted her bisexual Pride flag. "Oh, this needs to be pressed out!" Hermina Nobrega told her.

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  18. Manafort and ally with Russian intel ties face new obstruction chargesRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2018 | WAAY

    Robert Mueller's special counsel's office hit former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort with two more criminal charges Friday and added his longtime business associate Konstantin Kilimnik as a second defendant in the case, after accusing them earlier in the week of attempting to convince witnesses to commit perjury. The expanded criminal allegations ratchet up the pressure Manafort faces to cut a deal with the special counsel's office as he awaits two criminal trials.

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  19. The US economy needs seniors to work longer. Here's how to make that happenRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2018 | WAAY

    Then the Great Recession blew a hole in her savings, and free time wasn't much fun without cash to travel and buy the nice clothes she'd gotten a taste for while working at Saks Fifth Avenue decades earlier. "I had nothing to do and I got bored and I needed money," says Spencer, 68, who laughs loudly and wears red lipstick.

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  20. Trial begins for former CIA officer accused of spying for ChinaRead the original story

    May 31, 2018 | WAAY

    A rare espionage trial began Wednesday in Virginia as a jury heard testimony rife with references to covert communications devices and blocks of stashed cash payouts. In a shabby hotel room in Shanghai last year, three Chinese men, all surnamed Yang, had questioned Kevin Patrick Mallory, a former CIA covert officer, about the new Trump administration's foreign policy.

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