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U.S. judge rules ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort breached plea deal by lying

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He will die in jail.

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U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the Manafort case in a Washington court, found there was a"preponderance" of evidence that Manafort lied on three different topics, including his communications with his former business partner Konstantin Kilimnik, but she cleared Manafort of allegations that he intentionally lied on two other subjects.

What a disgusting, sleazy, swamp creature - plus liar and traitor. And now we know why Rudy lied and had to backtrack on his "no collusion with the campaign" statement, to "no collusion with the President", which we know is equally false...

The ruling follows last week's release of a court transcript that showed Mueller's team believed Manafort's alleged lies were central to their investigation into potential collusion, which Trump and Russia have both denied.

It's all being tied together - and will lead right to the CEO's office at Trump Tower...

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 intentionally lied to prosecutors, impeding their investigation into Russian interference

That Manafort, Cohen, Stone etal etal are men who've spent their careers as lying conmen is well known. That Trump's surrounded himself with people like them is also well known.

Why are so many of Trump's 'fixers' and family members lying about Trump's connections with Russia? The simple answer is they're serial liars.

Who must be hiding something.

Hopefully Mueller's team will find out soon. And the American public will be able to learn what they found.

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possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign

Any collusion yet?

He will die in jail.

Unless Trump pardons him.

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Serrano: Unless Trump pardons him.

Even a Trump pardon won't save your hero from state charges, which is more than enough to put him away for life. This particular criminal will serve his sentence, no matter how much it bothers you.

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@serrano Any collusion yet?

This is not your hero Putin's Russia where show trials are put on to fool the few who might still trust the latest tsar and where decisions are rapidly made.

Unless Trump pardons him.

If he is found guilty and Trump pardons him, that would show Trump regards his criminal syndicate members more highly than the findings of US intelligence agencies and the US judicial system.

Trump's called Don for many reasons.

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Unless Trump pardons him.

lol! Do it! And then Manafort loses his 5th amendment rights. I wonder what he'd have to say about Trump? hmmmmm

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Is this one of this "best people" Trump only hires?

Cluld you imagine having tried to work with or for all these liars? The entire upper echelon of Trump's campaign, including Dumpster Fire Donny, are compulsive, habitual liars. You'd never know what to do or what to believe.

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Trump's campaign chairman is a traitor. And yet we are to believe Trump knew nothing about this? Only a Trump cultist could be that gullible.

Lock him up! Lock him up!

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Manafort owes a lot of money to Russian oligarchs, particularly Oleg Deripaska and Victor Boyarkin. These guys have long memories and, if anything, will gladly kill if at least to deter future shysters who may try to screw them over. The question Manafort must be asking himself is whether he'd be safer outside or inside jail.

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The question Manafort must be asking himself is whether he'd be safer outside or inside jail.

With the conviction, it would be easier for his Russian overlords to reach him. If he understands that there will definitely be a conviction then his only choice will be another plea deal to give up even more info for witness protection or isolated imprisonment.

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Oh my some witch hunt this is turning out to be.....har

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So Manafort is now in trouble for talking to one of his former employee who’s......Russian?

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No, Manafort is in trouble for lying to Mueller after Manafort agreed to a plea deal. The article was very clear on that.

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Another one of Trump's pack of liars that thought he was smarter than Mueller's team has learned the hard way that he's not. Enjoy that lengthy, lengthy prison sentence.

Oh, and thanks for all the cash and assets you forfeited, it has meant Mueller's investigation hasn't cost taxpayer a dime! ROFL! Kudos!

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So lying to mueller is still the crime, and Ukraine not Russia is still the subject.

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So lying to mueller is still the crime, and Ukraine not Russia is still the subject.

Funny how the Feds can lie their butts off to try and make a deal to make you sing, but if YOU do it, then it’s a serious crime, a felony.

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Yes, lying under oath is still a crime. Manafort lied under oath about his contacts with Russians. How many times do you need this explained to you?

The Feds aren't under oath when they are questioning you, so no, it's not funny at all.

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Manafort already had a plea deal with the prosecutors

Despite that, what's so important that he still felt compelled to lie about it

He must had thought it's really damaging if he'd go that far to keep it hidden

Nobody would go that far unless it's really really bad

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So many defenders for such a loser. Must be a Trump thing.

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possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign

Still no collusion? What gives? Is Mueller's team that incompetent?

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Nah, if Trump isn't indicted then we can use the GOP script and say that that's evidence of a corrupt investigation. Seems to work well enough for you guys.

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