Paul Manafort, the former campaign chair for President Donald Trump, reached a "tentative" agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to charges that were set to be taken to trial this month, according to a new report from ABC News. Manafort, however, is resisting and his team is pushing prosecutors for a plea agreement that does not include cooperation, at least as related to the president, sources said.
Three members of Manafort's defense team - Kevin Downing, Thomas Zehnle and Richard Westling - declined to comment as they entered their office on Thursday evening.
"Manafort and his most senior defense attorneys spent more than fourhours Thursday in discussions with a team of special prosecutors who are involved in the ongoing investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation", the report says.
Manafort has been reassessing his legal risks after last month's trial.
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Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles. According to NHC: "A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
Indications have mounted throughout this week that a plea deal was in the works. Manafort faces up to a decade in federal prison for the two conspiracy charges.
The charges do not relate to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and jurors are expected to only hear limited references to Manafort's role in the campaign. The conference will begin at 11:30, pushing it back two hours.Jury selection in the Manafort case was set to start next week, with a trial beginning on September 24. Opening statements for trial number two are still scheduled (until we learn officially that there won't be a trial) for September 24. His onetime business partner and protégé, Rick Gates, made such a deal and appeared as the government's star witness against Manafort in his Virginia trial last month. A prosecutor who secured convictions against him in Virginia and works with the US Attorney's Office there - not the special counsel's office - was also there Thursday, meaning that others outside his DC trial are still working on the case. "Paul Manafort is a good man", he said after the Virginia jury returned its verdict. Trump has not said whether he would pardon Manafort but he has not publicly ruled it out.
"Once again an investigation has concluded with a plea having nothing to do with President Trump or the Trump campaign", Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Friday.
Overall, unsafe storm surge is possible all the way from Edisto Beach, South Carolina , to the North Carolina/Virginia border. The hurricane came ashore early on Friday, pounding the state with torrential rain and high winds.
He was convicted last month of eight financial crimes in a separate trial in Virginia and faces 7-10 years in prison in that case. He will not go on trial after all after having reached a plea agreement with the Justice Department. "It is totally unrelated".
At that time, SpaceX said two people signed a deal with SpaceX to make a trip around the moon aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket. The company said the programme is an important step towards making recreational space travel a reality for people.
Forecasters say Hurricane Florence is expected to steadily slow down as it makes its way toward the East Coast. That's out in open ocean, where waves are much larger than those reaching the coast as storm surge .
However Russia's Syria envoy said on Tuesday it would be up to Turkey to separate terrorist elements from the moderate opposition. Erdogan urged the worldwide community to take action or face "security risks for Turkey , the rest of Europe and beyond".
More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate. More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.
Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened.
Readings of 15 miles per hour were already being recorded in Emerald Isle, a popular beach town on Bogue Banks near Cape Lookout. Overnight, Isaac began to fall apart as it encountered increasing atmospheric winds that help shred storms and neared dry air.
On the other hand, if the company and fire officials do have a good idea of what happened, residents should be told that as well. ET on Thursday, and the Massachusetts State Police said it had received at least 70 reports of fires and natural gas odors.
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The 51-year-old battled relentlessly, but his efforts went unrewarded and his team found themselves 2-0 down at half-time. Weah, who became the first African victor of the Ballon d'Or in 1995, was elected president of Liberia last December.
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However, Guardiola has since refuted those claims and hinted that he was actually misquoted. 'After, it is the club and the agent. Guardiola, whose side host Fulham on Sunday, said: "He's not fit for tomorrow, but he's progressing well".
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The iPhone Xc or Xr is also expected to feature an LCD screen , opposed to the OLED displays on the iPhone Xs and Xs Max . Apple stated that the iPhone XS will give you 30 minutes longer in your day than iPhone X thanks to an improved battery .
Mother and infant are first Hurricane Florence fatalities
The outer bands of Hurricane Florence began battering the coast of North and South Carolina Thursday with strong winds and rain. A state of emergency has been declared in five coastal states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia.
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When all is said and done, Florence could pour 40 inches of rain along some parts of the North Carolina coast, according to CNN . Ken Graham, the director of the National Hurricane Center, said: "It truly is really about the whole size of this storm".
China, Russia begin joint military drills
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