Latest Paul Manafort News

AP source: Manafort to remain in federal custody

Jun. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to a correctional facility in New York but will remain in federal custody while he faces state fraud charges, a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Manafort, who is serving a federal prison sentence, is waiting to be...

Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

Jun. 17, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime, a closely watched case because of its potential implications for people prosecuted in the Russia investigation. The court's 7-2 decision Monday preserves...

Today in History

Jun. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 15, the 166th day of 2019. There are 199 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 15, 1944, American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan (sy-PAN') during World War II. B-29 Superfortresses carried out their first raids on Japan. On this...

Dems accelerate election security push after Trump comments

Jun. 14, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. Lawmakers had already been compiling a fresh package of bills in the aftermath of...

The Latest: GOP House leaders avoid comment on Trump remark

Jun. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and investigations into Russia election meddling (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The House's two top Republicans are avoiding directly addressing whether it was appropriate for President Donald Trump to say he'd listen to damaging information from a...

House committee subpoenas Flynn, Gates in Russia probe

Jun. 13, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday...

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks agrees to Judiciary interview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, the panel announced Wednesday, a breakthrough for Democrats who have been frustrated by President Donald Trump's broad stonewalling of their investigations. The...

Today in History

Jun. 8, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 8, the 159th day of 2019. There are 206 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 8, 1968, authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this date: In A.D. 632,...

Lawyer: Ukrainian oligarch likely to be extradited in July

Jun. 7, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch who has business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager and is charged in an international bribery case in Chicago says his client faces likely extradition to the U.S. in July. Chicago-based attorney Dan Webb filed a letter with the information...

Sources: Manafort nearing transfer to NYC to face state case

Jun. 4, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, who is already behind bars in Pennsylvania on a federal conviction, is close to being transferred into custody in New York City to face state fraud charges, two people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. Manafort could be...