Paul Manafort, a brief history

A brief history of the Rise and Fall of President Trump’s Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort.

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Paul Manafort is scheduled to go to trial for financial fraud charges starting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. In anticipation, here’s what you need to know about his charges and how this case fits into the Special Counsel’s Investigation. *Our sources are limited to October of 2017 when we started collecting Headlines*

According to Agents of Influence, Paul Manafort was an adviser to the U.S. presidential campaigns of Republicans Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bob Dole. In 1980, Manafort co-founded the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Black, Manafort & Stone. Manafort was the Chairman to Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential Campaign and remained close with the President until his arrest.

Manafort often lobbied on behalf of controversial foreign leaders such as former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, former dictator of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, former dictator of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko, and Angolan guerrilla leader Jonas Savimbi. Lobbying to serve the interests of foreign governments requires registration with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA); however, as of June 2, 2017, Manafort had not registered. On June 27 he retroactively registered as a foreign agent. wiki source

Here are some of the Key points from the Full Timeline

October 30, 2017  Manafort told to surrender

November 08, 2017 Gag order issued 

December 01, 2017 Manafort post 12 Million dollar bail

January 04, 2018 Manafort Files Civil lawsuit against the justice department

February 23, 2018 Charges files against Manafort and Rick Gates

February 27, 2018, Instagram Model involved with Manafort broadcast that she will reveal details about Manafort while being arrested in Thailand

June 05, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has accused former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of attempting to shape potential witnesses’ testimony and has asked to send him to jail as he awaits his trial, according to a court filing 

June 15, 2018, Judge Revokes Manafort’s Bail

July 12, 2018, Paul Manafort moved to Alexandria Jail away from his “VIP” treatment

July 23, 2018 Judge approves immunity for 5 witnesses against Manafort

July 30, 2018, Manafort drops appeal

Paul Manafort’s Trail Timeline [July 31, 2018 – TBD]

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The Russian Probe: Mueller’s Timeline

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The Russian Investigation rolls on picking up evidence and indictments. On 7/13/2018, 12 Russian GRU Officers were indicted for hacking the DNC during the 2016 election season. These hackers had a “sustained effort” to hack Democrats’ emails and computer networks.

“Russian GRU officers hacked the website of a state election board and stole information about 500,000 voters,” Rosenstein said. “They also hacked into computers of a company that supplied software used to verify voter registration information.”


The hacks took place on the same day that Trump said: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” They were listening.


These Indictments bring the total up to 35 people indicted for their role in influencing the 2016 election. 


Latest in the Russian Probe Timeline


The full list of known indictments and plea deals in Mueller’s probe 


1) George Papadopoulos, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty in October to making false statements to the FBI.


2) Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty in December to making false statements to the FBI.


3) Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair, was indicted in October in Washington, DC on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, and false statements — all related to his work for Ukrainian politicians before he joined the Trump campaign. He’s pleaded not guilty on all counts. Then, in February, Mueller filed a new case against him in Virginia, with tax, financial, and bank fraud charges.


4) Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide, and Manafort’s longtime junior business partner, was indicted on similar charges to Manafort. But in February he agreed to a plea deal with Mueller’s team, pleading guilty to just one false statement charge and one conspiracy charge.


5-20) 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies were indicted on conspiracy charges, with some also being accused of identity theft. The charges related to a Russian propaganda effort designed to interfere with the 2016 campaign. The companies involved are the Internet Research Agency, often described as a “Russian troll farm,” and two other companies that helped finance it. The Russian nationals indicted include 12 of the agency’s employees and its alleged financier, Yevgeny Prigozhin.


21) Richard Pinedo: This California man pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge in connection with the Russian indictments, and has agreed to cooperate with Mueller.


22) Alex van der Zwaan: This London lawyer pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Rick Gates and another unnamed person based in Ukraine.


23) Konstantin Kilimnik: This longtime business associate of Manafort and Gates, who are currently based in Russia, was charged alongside Manafort with attempting to obstruct justice by tampering with witnesses in Manafort’s pending case this year.


24-35) 12 Russian GRU officers: