"You have a judge like T.S. Ellis, who looks at a defendant like Paul Manafort, sees someone rich, powerful, nearly 70 years old, and looks at a version himself," a former Justice Department official told MSNBC.
Ukraine's former ruling party made Illegal cash payments worth millions of dollars to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, a Kiev court determined on Wednesday.
Manafort told Mueller's team he had "no direct or indirect communications with anyone in the administration while they were in the administration." Mueller's team said that was false.
Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee plans to reintroduce a constitutional amendment after Trump suggested that a pardon of his former campaign, Paul Manafort, was not "off the table."
"This is, I believe, is not the beginning of the end but the end of the beginning for Donald Trump," Norm Eisen told ABC News.
"Given how late in the game Mueller was prepared to bargain, more people will almost certainly be charged based on Manafort info," Preet Bharara tweeted on Friday.
Among poll participants, 49 percent thought Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, while 36 percent approved of his job performance.
"Always keeping in mind that Mueller knows so much more than he has shown."
"It's a white-collar crime, who the heck is in jeopardy, the American public?"
Republican strategists are hoping that the killing of Mollie Tibbetts will distract from the Manafort-Cohen chaos.
The president, who has a number of lawyers and legal scholars on staff, said he receives his legal advice from television shows.
Donald Trump praised Paul Manafort for, unlike Michael Cohen, refusing to "break."
"It's great to have the support of the president of the United States."
"Whether Republicans would act on that, I don't think they would."
Author Craig Unger spoke with Newsweek about the allegations in his new book, "House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia."
Gates told the court that he committed crimes with Manafort and stole from him.
The special counsel will consider using the items to make the case that Manafort committed tax and bank fraud.
Manafort served as Donald Trump's 2016 campaign as a chairman and chief strategist. Despite this, the Trump administration has distanced themselves from him.
Prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Manafort's release order.