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    Cool Manafort could face 'rest of life in prison,' judge says

    Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, runs a significant risk of spending the rest of his life in prison and the evidence against him by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office seems strong, a federal judge declared in an order made public on Tuesday.

    U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who is based in Alexandria, Virginia, and is assigned to a newly filed indictment against Manafort dealing with bank fraud and tax evasion, said the veteran lobbyist and political consultant posed “a substantial risk of flight” because of his assets and the gravity of his legal predicament.

    “The defendant is a person of great wealth who has the financial means and international connections to flee and remain at large, as well as every incentive to do so,” Ellis wrote in an order setting the terms of what the judge called “home incarceration” for Manafort, 68, who lives in Alexandria but also has homes in Florida and on Long Island.

    “Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan.

    Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-prison-460302



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    He is 68, so 20 years should do the trick. Although he would likely go to a prison country club. Closer it gets, the more likely he will turn on Trump.

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    These guys make Gordon Geko look like a choirboy.

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    Manafart would flip on his own grandmother before he spends his life in prison.
    Mueller is on the job.

    We have the intellect to imagine the finality of our own demise but do not have the sophistication to overcome our survival instinct and accept it.
    Solution? Magical thinking and childish promises of everlasting life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    He is 68, so 20 years should do the trick. Although he would likely go to a prison country club. Closer it gets, the more likely he will turn on Trump.
    problem is, he has nothing to offer against Trump.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    problem is, he has nothing to offer against Trump.....
    We have the intellect to imagine the finality of our own demise but do not have the sophistication to overcome our survival instinct and accept it.
    Solution? Magical thinking and childish promises of everlasting life.
    Ergo, religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    problem is, he has nothing to offer against Trump.....
    How would you know? Manafort was deep into Russian money laundering. He has that in common with Trump. That according to Bannon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    How would you know? Manafort was deep into Russian money laundering. He has that in common with Trump. That according to Bannon.
    do you think your fantasies are enough to convict Trump?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon View Post
    Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, runs a significant risk of spending the rest of his life in prison and the evidence against him by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office seems strong, a federal judge declared in an order made public on Tuesday.

    U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who is based in Alexandria, Virginia, and is assigned to a newly filed indictment against Manafort dealing with bank fraud and tax evasion, said the veteran lobbyist and political consultant posed “a substantial risk of flight” because of his assets and the gravity of his legal predicament.

    “The defendant is a person of great wealth who has the financial means and international connections to flee and remain at large, as well as every incentive to do so,” Ellis wrote in an order setting the terms of what the judge called “home incarceration” for Manafort, 68, who lives in Alexandria but also has homes in Florida and on Long Island.

    “Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan.

    Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-prison-460302


    Trump sure seems to surrounds himself, and hire, a lot of criminals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    do you think your fantasies are enough to convict Trump?.....
    Not mine. Bannons. You know he is as right as you are, don't you? Trump put the Russian banker as head of commerce. Ross was the president of Cyprus bank that was the Russian oligarchs money laundering bank, I don't know if trump will be convicted of anything. Neither do you. Not fantasies. There is plenty to start with. Lets fix it all. Trump can release his taxes. Can you guess why he did not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    Can you guess why he did not?
    You seem to be doing fine with your guesses and imagination.......I'll stick to facts and we can compare notes in 2024......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Trump sure seems to surrounds himself, and hire, a lot of criminals.
    Yep. Manafort was also living in Trump Tower, NYC.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Trump sure seems to surrounds himself, and hire, a lot of criminals.
    When that's all you know........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    problem is, he has nothing to offer against Trump.....

    So you know this first hand ... right?

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