🎧 The Daily: Implicating the President | New York Times

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One former confidant entered a guilty plea. Another received a guilty verdict. Both events may have significant consequences for President Trump.

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🎧 How Paul Manafort’s Plans Backfired | The Daily | New York Times

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The story of the former Trump campaign chairman and his ties to foreign governments begins long before the 2016 election.

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👓 Analysis | Robert Mueller may have just eliminated one of Trump’s biggest complaints | Washington Post

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Trump likes to complain about the cost of the Mueller probe. It might just have paid for itself.

I read this headline and think that they’ve written it specifically for a one person audience.

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👓 Why Manafort and Cohen Thought They’d Get Away With It | ProPublica

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It takes a special counsel to actually catch white-collar criminals.
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👓 Manafort juror reveals lone holdout prevented Mueller team from winning conviction on all counts | Fox News

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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 in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
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👓 Blind Confidence Couldn’t Save Paul Manafort | The Atlantic

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President Trump's former campaign chairman was found guilty on eight counts of fraud and financial crimes. But it’s not too late for him to cut a deal.

I initially caught the news about this as an interruption while a soap opera was on after lunch. It reminded me of summers with my mom watching television and interruptions for news about the Reagan administration, Oliver North, and even Clarence Thomas hearings. Oh the nostalgia…

It’s incredibly rare that I’ve randomly got soaps on the television, and I had even contemplated the nostalgia before the news broke. It’s almost as if the universe were listening to my brain.

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🎧 ‘The Daily’: The Prospect of Pardons | The New York Times

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As the special counsel built his case against Michael T. Flynn and Paul Manafort, pressure was mounting for the men to to cooperate with the Russia inquiry.Then a lawyer for President Trump came to them with an idea: What if the president were to pardon his former advisers?



On today’s episode:

• Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the Russia investigation for The New York Times.

Background reading:

• The talks about possible pardons for two former Trump adviserssuggest that the White House was concerned about what Mr. Flynn and Mr. Manafort might reveal to the special counsel in the Russia investigation.

Presidents should not be able to grant or push potential pardons in actions in which they’re so closely involved.

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👓 Manafort Left an Incriminating Paper Trail Because He Couldn’t Figure Out How to Convert PDFs to Word Files | Slate

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Pro tip: If you’re going to falsify documents, it’s probably a good idea to learn how computers work.
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The Brooklyn Neighborhood Blogger with the Paul Manafort Scoop

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A stray news tip led to the discovery that Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, owns a brownstone in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

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