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Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdict

Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdictIn remarks to reporters at the White House, Trump again called Mueller’s investigation, which had cast a cloud over his presidency, a “rigged witch hunt,” but sidestepped a question about whether he would issue a presidential pardon for Manafort. The jurors met for about seven hours on Thursday without reaching a verdict on 18 criminal counts with which Manafort is charged. As president, Trump has the power to pardon Manafort on the federal charges.



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Expected star witness may not testify in Trump ex-aide Manafort's trial

Expected star witness may not testify in Trump ex-aide Manafort's trialU.S. prosecutors raised the possibility on Wednesday that an expected star witness may not testify against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort even as the judge tried to rein in their portrayal of Manafort's lavish lifestyle. Jonah Green has more.



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Trump ex-aide Manafort's lawyer to seek dismissal of oligarch's lawsuit

Trump ex-aide Manafort's lawyer to seek dismissal of oligarch's lawsuitThe lawyer defending U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort against a Russian oligarch’s allegations of fraud will seek to dismiss the case, he said on Monday. Jeffrey Eilender argued the claims are too old and portrayed the case as an attempt to divert attention from a federal probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Eilender made the comments to Reuters following a hearing in the case, a civil matter that is separate from criminal charges faced by Manafort, the former head of Trump’s campaign, as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s federal probe.



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Conway Defends Trump Response To Abuse Allegations Against Ex-Aide

Conway Defends Trump Response To Abuse Allegations Against Ex-AideWhite House counselor Kellyanne Conway said she has “no reason not to believe the women” who accused staff secretary Rob Porter of domestic violence ― but then defended President Donald Trump, who has suggested that the allegations might not be true.



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White House wasn't fully aware of allegations against ex-aide: spokesman

White House wasn't fully aware of allegations against ex-aide: spokesmanThe White House was not fully aware of the extent of the domestic abuse allegations against former White House aide Rob Porter until photographs of an ex-wife with a black eye emerged on Wednesday, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. The White House, which had backed Porter until the photo was published amid allegations of domestic abuse, said Porter’s last day as White House staff secretary was on Wednesday, when he resigned.



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Trump brands Russia probe 'witch hunt' as ex-aide seeks immunity

Trump brands Russia probe 'witch hunt' as ex-aide seeks immunityPresident Donald Trump on Friday blasted a probe into his team’s ties to Russia as an opposition “witch hunt,” defending his former top aide Michael Flynn’s decision to ask for immunity in the case. Trump’s ex-national security advisor, whose links to Russia are one focus of the sprawling investigation, has sought protection in exchange for his testimony to the FBI and congressional committees. Trump nevertheless encouraged Flynn’s move in a tweet that appeared to lay down a challenge.



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