Category Archives: Paul ‘Putin’s Pal’ Manafort

Manafort Flips

One-man crime wave—and noted fashionista—Paul Manafort — whom we know took notes on his phone during the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Natalia And the Russians (best Russian New Wave band of  July 2016) — has agreed to tell all he knows … Continue reading

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The Lyin’, The Witch Hunt, and the Wardrobe: Round 2!

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Manafort attempted to negotiate a deal with Robert Mueller for his upcoming trial in Washington. The negotiations fell apart, no one (except M&M) knows why. This implies that Manafort does not have a … Continue reading

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12 Angry Men Redux: 1 Stubborn Juror

Axios morning email thingie tells us… “Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team was one holdout juror away from winning a conviction against Paul Manafort on all 18 counts of bank and tax fraud, juror Paula Duncan told Fox News“: “It was … Continue reading

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Anticipation

The Lyin’, the Witch Hunt, and the Wardrobe Friday, the jurors in the Manafort trial told Judge Ellis that they had not reached a verdict and wanted to go home for the weekend (they asked if they could leave early: … Continue reading

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The Lyin’, the Witch Hunt, and the Wardrobe

Last night I was in a twitter chat room where good liberals were worried that there was not already a verdict in the Manafort trial. The concern begins with a note that one of the jurors sent to Judge Ellis … Continue reading

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The Lyin’, the Witch Hunt, and the Wardrobe: Closing Arguments

And on the 12th day, they had their closing arguments, 2-hours each. The prosecution essentially said that the documents make the case, pay attention to that. The Defense said that the witnesses were unreliable. Then Judge Ellis spent nearly as … Continue reading

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The Defense Rests…

The Lyin’, the Witch Hunt, and the Wardrobe …without calling any witnesses. Which is not surprising when you think about it. (“How dare you cheat on MY TAXES!) All they can do is hope that they have impugned the integrity … Continue reading

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The Lyin’, the Witch Hunt, and the Wardrobe: Day 10

James Brennan of Federal Savings Bank, put the finishing touches on how his bank’s founder and chairman, Stephen Calk, assisted in Manafort’s fraud by pushing $16 million in loans the bank knew were too risky to give. And we see … Continue reading

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The Lyin’, the Witch Hunt, and the Wardrobe: Day 9

Friday the trial began close to four (4!) hours late. Judge Ellis called both counsels up the the bench, twice, and then broke to “consider the issue” —so what was supposed to be a short break turned into an hour … Continue reading

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The Lyin’, the Witch Hunt, and the Wardrobe: Day 8

The famously cranky Judge Ellis took ANOTHER potshot at Team Mueller: The prosecution spent about 40 minutes Thursday afternoon questioning a bank employee about Manafort’s unsuccessful effort to get a $5.5 million construction loan on a Brooklyn brownstone, only to … Continue reading

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