US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort.
The judge sentenced Manafort to 43 more months in prison in addition to the 47 months from his previous sentence but she also delivered some good new for President Trump and his supporters.
BREAKING: Paul Manafort has been sentenced to:
– Count 1: 60 months, with 30 months concurrent with EDVA sentence
– Count 2: 13 months, to run consecutive to count 1 and the EDVA sentence
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) March 13, 2019
Breaking: MANAFORT sentenced to serve 43 more months in prison *on top of* the 47 months from his other sentence.
Total of 7 1/2 years in prison for felonies uncovered as part of Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference, per @business.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) March 13, 2019
In her decision she again helped to kill the Russian collusion theory by stating that it had nothing to do with the Manafort case.
“”The question of whether there was any collusion with Russia… was not presented in this case, period, therefore it was not resolved by this case,” she said.
“The question of whether there was any collusion with Russia… was not presented in this case, period, therefore it was not resolved by this case.”
— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) March 13, 2019
CNN chyron: JUDGE: ANY CONSPIRACY, COLLUSION… WAS NOT PRESENTED IN THIS CASE#Manafort
— Dale Jackson (@TheDaleJackson) March 13, 2019
Is the Russia investigation a witch hunt?
Earlier in the case Manafort apologized for his crimes and said that he was truly remorseful for what he has done.
“My previous allocution I told Judge Ellis I was ashamed of my conduct,” he said. “Apparently it was not at that time clear what was in my heart.”
“I am sorry for what I’ve done,” he said. “Let me be very clear, I accept the responsibility for the acts that caused me to be here today.”
**NEW: Paul Manafort just now: “I am sorry for what I’ve done.” “Please let me be with my wife.” Facing extra sentencing right now in a DC federal courtroom. White House has not said whether or not Pres. Trump would pardon Manafort. @OANN
— Patrick Hussion (@PatrickHussion) March 13, 2019
President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort said “I am sorry for what I’ve done” in statement before the court during sentencing hearing https://t.co/0L3eSWMDfR pic.twitter.com/eZYFkauTlC
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) March 13, 2019
Manafort just now to the judge: “My previous allocution I told Judge Ellis I was ashamed of my conduct”
“Apparently it was not at that time clear what was in my heart”
“I am sorry for what I’ve done”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 13, 2019
The judge had signaled that she did not think Manafort was being truthful with her and the court even as she was preparing to issue her sentence.
“Manafort and attorneys are still not being straight with me now, even in their sentencing memo,” Judge Jackson said as she prepared to sentence Manafort.
“Manafort and attorneys are still not being straight with me now, even in their sentencing memo,” Honorable Judge Amy Berman Jackson at Manafort sentencing hearing right now. Strong words taking the court room down the path that he took. Not remorseful.
— PennyATipton (@PennyATipton) March 13, 2019
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