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Special counsel supports hefty prison term for onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

Special counsel supports hefty prison term for onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office agreed that onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s financial crimes warrant a prison sentence of 19-24 years, but stops short of taking a position of their own on a suggested prison term under federal guidelines. “The government agrees with the guidelines analysis in the Presentence Investigation…

Special counsel agrees Paul Manafort’s crimes call for 19-24 years in prison

Special counsel agrees Paul Manafort’s crimes call for 19-24 years in prison

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office agreed that onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s financial crimes warrant a prison sentence of 19-24 years, but stops short of taking a position of their own on a suggested prison term. Special counsel prosecutors refrain from taking a position of their own on Manafort’s sentencing,…

Judge issues gag order on longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone

Judge issues gag order on longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A federal judge on Friday issued a limited gag order in the case of Roger Stone, the veteran and voluble political operative and former adviser to Donald Trump, in an effort, the judge said, to protect potential jurors from being “tainted by pretrial publicity.” Judge Amy Berman Jackson described the…

Trump’s case for a national emergency at the border: Fact Check

Trump’s case for a national emergency at the border: Fact Check

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump announced his decision Friday to declare a national emergency over what he called an “invasion” at the southern border. The declaration will allow his administration to use additional funding for a border wall, which Congress refused to fund in full in the bill passed Thursday to keep the…

GOP Rep. Will Hurd says President Trump’s border wall is the ‘least effective’ border security measure

GOP Rep. Will Hurd says President Trump’s border wall is the ‘least effective’ border security measure

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Will Hurd said that President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is the “most expensive and least effective way” to handle border security Friday on “The View.” Hurd’s response comes after the president’s announcement that he will declare a national emergency to fund his border wall. The Republican congressman represents Texas’…

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller team

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller team

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Friday that she has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down…

Trump inaugural receives civil subpoena from New Jersey State attorney general

Trump inaugural receives civil subpoena from New Jersey State attorney general

Kevin Dietsch – Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The committee that put together President Donald Trump’s inauguration celebrations has now received a second subpoena as questions grow about the fundraising and expenditures around the most lucrative inauguration in the nation’s history. Lawyers for the president’s inauguration received a civil subpoena from the New Jersey State Attorney…