Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort Sentenced to 43 More Months in Prison; Manhattan DA Immediately Indicts Him on 16 Additional Counts

The Daily News reports that Paul Manafort, the disgraced ex-chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, was sentenced to more than six years in prison Wednesday, closing a chapter on one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s most explosive prosecution.

Repeatedly stressing the seriousness of his crimes and reluctance to take full responsibility for them, federal Washington Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a 73-month sentence for Manafort, part of which will run concurrently with the relatively light 47-month sentence he was slammed with in Virginia on March 7.

But no sooner did this news break came word that Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan's district attorney, had indicted Manafort on 16 additional fraud and conspiracy charges, charges for which Trump cannot pardon him.

While Trump has not explicitly said he intends to pardon his former campaign chairman, he has often spoken of his power to pardon and has defended Manafort on a number of occasions, calling him a “brave man.”

Read the indictment HERE.

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