Manafort Leaned on Ties to Trump to Win Loans, a Bank Official Testifies

  1. Manafort Leaned on Ties to Trump to Win Loans, a Bank Official Testifies  New York Times
  2. Worker at Bank That Made Loans to Manafort Says CEO Wanted Cabinet Post  Wall Street Journal
  3. Paul Manafort trial Day 9: Manafort got $16 million in loans from bank whose CEO wanted Trump administration post  Washington Post
  4. Banker Details How Manafort’s Finances Mixed With Trump Administration Politics  NPR
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Bank Worker Testifies Manafort Signed Loan Application With False Information

  1. Bank Worker Testifies Manafort Signed Loan Application With False Information  Wall Street Journal
  2. Judge backs off comments to prosecutors in ex-Trump aide Manafort’s trial  Reuters
  3. Rick Gates is a liar and a fraud. He’s still a star witness.  Washington Post
  4. Manafort Jury Told of Doctored Letter, Condo Lies: Trial Update  Bloomberg
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Manafort ex-aide Gates testifies at trial on Cyprus accounts

Manafort ex-aide Gates testifies at trial on Cyprus accountsALEXANDRIA (Reuters) – The top aide to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort testified at trial on Tuesday that Manafort told him not to tell their firm’s bookkeeper about payments from accounts in Cyprus. Rick Gates, the U.S. government’s star witness in Manafort’s trial on tax fraud and bank fraud charges, testified in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, that there were hundreds of emails showing Manafort approved payments out of Cypriot accounts. …


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Paul Manafort's Trial: Rick Gates Testifies Against His Former Boss

  1. Paul Manafort’s Trial: Rick Gates Testifies Against His Former Boss  New York Times
  2. As Manafort Trial Continues, The Defense Gets Its Shot At Ex-Partner Rick Gates  NPR
  3. Paul Manafort trial Day 5: Rick Gates testifies he committed bank, tax fraud at Manafort’s direction  Washington Post
  4. Rick Gates Pleads Guilty And Begins Cooperating With Mueller’s Russia Investigation  NPR
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Rick Gates testifies that he committed crimes with Paul Manafort and embezzled money from him

  1. Rick Gates testifies that he committed crimes with Paul Manafort and embezzled money from him  Business Insider
  2. Manafort prosecutors, Judge Ellis engage in 10-minute courtroom spat  Fox News
  3. For every Manafort you see, there are so many you don’t  Washington Post
  4. Rick Gates testifies that he and Paul Manafort committed crimes  The Boston Globe
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Star witness Gates testifies he committed crimes with Manafort

Star witness Gates testifies he committed crimes with ManafortBy Nathan Layne, Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – Rick Gates, a longtime business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, on Monday testified at trial that he helped Manafort file false tax returns and hide his foreign bank accounts. Gates is expected to be the government’s star witness in its case against Manafort. Gates, who also served on Trump’s campaign, pleaded guilty in February and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors under a deal that could lead to a reduced sentence.


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Accountant of ex-Trump aide Manafort testifies she helped falsify documents

Accountant of ex-Trump aide Manafort testifies she helped falsify documentsBy Sarah N. Lynch, Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – An accountant for U.S. President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort admitted in trial testimony on Friday that she helped backdate documents and falsify financial records at Manafort and his business partner’s request to reduce his tax burden and help him qualify for loans. Cynthia Laporta, who prepared Manafort’s tax returns starting in 2014, told a jury in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, that she was testifying under an immunity agreement with the government to avoid being prosecuted as Manafort was charged with bank fraud and tax fraud. “Correct,” answered Laporta, explaining that she went along with accounting maneuvers suggested by Manafort and his longtime business associate Rick Gates because she did not want to create problems for her firm or lose a top client.


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Accountant testifies about problems with Trump ex-aide Manafort's taxes

Accountant testifies about problems with Trump ex-aide Manafort's taxesBy Sarah N. Lynch and Nathan Layne ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – An accountant for U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort testified on Friday that she prepared his tax returns despite her concerns about the propriety of classifying money he transferred from overseas as loans. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis asked the accountant, Cynthia Laporta, whether she was testifying under an immunity agreement with the government because she was concerned that she could be prosecuted. Manafort, 69, has pleaded not guilty to charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.


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Manafort trial: Former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn testifies she did not know about off-shore accounts as she details former Trump aide's

Manafort trial: Former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn testifies she did not know about off-shore accounts as she details former Trump aide'sPaul Manafort’s former bookkeeper has testified that the former Donald Trump campaign chairman kept her in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to allegedly buy millions in luxury items and personal expenses. Mr Manafort, facing trial on back fraud and tax charges otherwise approved “every penny” of the personal bills she paid for him, said Heather Washkuhn of the accounting firm NKFSB. Washkuhn’s testimony on the third day of the trial appeared to undercut an argument by Manafort’s attorneys that he can’t be responsible for financial fraud because he left the details of his spending to others, including his longtime associate Rick Gates.


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Paul Manafort trial Day 3: Bookkeeper testifies about overseas accounts, cash flow problems, unpaid bills

  1. Paul Manafort trial Day 3: Bookkeeper testifies about overseas accounts, cash flow problems, unpaid bills  Washington Post
  2. Paul Manafort’s fraud trial: More Manafort vendors testify – live updates  CBS News
  3. Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort ‘approved every penny’ of bills  Chicago Tribune
  4. Witnesses describe Manafort’s extravagant spending habits  ABC News
  5. Manafort trial features Karaoke machines and ponds in the Hamptons  CNN
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Mike Pompeo testifies on Russia and North Korea

  1. Mike Pompeo testifies on Russia and North Korea  CNN
  2. Pompeo says US will never accept Russian claims on Crimea, Ukraine  Los Angeles Times
  3. Secretary of State Pompeo says US rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea  USA TODAY
  4. An Update on American Diplomacy to Advance our National Security Strategy – Senate Foreign Relations – Senate.gov  Hearing | Hearings | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations – Senate.gov
  5. “No Way to Run a Superpower”: The Trump-Putin Summit and the Death of American Foreign Policy  The New Yorker
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FBI's Peter Strzok testifies on anti-Trump bias before House panel — live updates

  1. FBI’s Peter Strzok testifies on anti-Trump bias before House panel — live updates  CBS News
  2. FBI agent Strzok will face off with his GOP critics at public hearing  CNN
  3. FBI’s Peter Strzok to Break His Silence  Wall Street Journal
  4. Peter Strzok, FBI agent who wrote anti-Trump texts, to testify publicly before lawmakers  USA TODAY
  5. Controversial FBI official to testify about private text messages on Trump  Los Angeles Times
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