Judge cautions Mueller team on high bar for Manafort conviction
The judge in the Paul Manafort trial reminded Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday of the high bar for conviction -- that they must prove the former Trump campaign chairman knowingly violated tax and bank laws related to his political work overseas.
On the trial's fourth day, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III indicated he believes the prosecution has demonstrated Manafort had control of foreign bank accounts despite checking a box on tax returns saying he didn‚Äôt have them.
But Ellis reminded prosecutors, ‚ÄúThe government has to prove that [Manafort] knew what the requirement was and that he deliberately violated it.‚ÄĚ...
Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly wrote: It turns out that‚Äôs when the president decided to turn on the spigots of false and misleading claims. As of day 558, he‚Äôs made 4,229 Trumpian claims ‚ÄĒ an increase of 978 in just two months.
That‚Äôs an overall average of nearly 7.6 claims a day.
When we first started this project for the president‚Äôs first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day. But the average number of claims per day keeps climbing the longer Trump stays in office. In fact, in June and July, the president averaged 16 claims a day.
Put another way: In his first year as president, Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims. Now, just six months later, he has almost doubled that total....
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The Don should be told to have mercy! He's running the people at the Washington Post ragged! So, he should try to take a break during the summer at least to give other people a rest who are trying to keep track of what is being said in the White House AKA home of the Whopper‚Ěó
David Voreacos wrote: ...‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs significant about this trial is what it represents beyond the legal result,‚ÄĚ says Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs the new phase of the Mueller investigation, it‚Äôs the first trial for the man who‚Äôs being vilified by the president, and Mueller represents an existential threat for the president.‚ÄĚ...
--[URL=https://tinyurl.com/ybga7ec5]]]https://tinyurl.com/ybga7ec5 (What Mueller‚Äôs Manafort Case Means for the Trump Battle to Come)[/URL]
Of course how much of the vilification of various people by Trump is true is always up for grabs
Susan B. Glasser wrote: On Thursday, the Washington Post published a remarkable story on its front page revealing a recent spike in the number of ‚Äúfalse and misleading claims‚ÄĚ made by President Trump. In his first year as President, Trump made 2,140 false claims, according to the Post. In just the last six months, he has nearly doubled that total to 4,229.
--[URL=https://tinyurl.com/ycnpqy6m]]]It‚Äôs True: Trump Is Lying More, and He‚Äôs Doing It on Purpose[/URL]
The Don is really getting crafty! He's going to tell so many stories that the Washington Post people will die of exhaustion trying to keep track of them!