Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Judge abruptly cancels ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort's sentencing in Virginia case

  • A federal judge Monday canceled former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort's sentencing in his Virginia case.
  • U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis wrote that Manafort's "current dispute" in a separate federal case in Washington, D.C., makes it "prudent and appropriate to delay sentencing in this case."
  • Both cases were based on charges lodged by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his ongoing probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
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A federal judge Monday canceled former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort's sentencing in his Virginia case, which was scheduled for Feb. 8, according to a filing.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis wrote that Manafort's "current dispute" in a separate federal case in Washington, D.C., makes it "prudent and appropriate to delay sentencing in this case."
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team had previously aimed to delay Manafort's sentencing in Virginia until he was finished cooperating with Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
But Ellis rejected the prospect of doing so as "highly unusual."...........To Read More...

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