Paul Manafort’s attorneys say his alleged lies merely show a ‘lack of consistency’

Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort sought Wednesday to downplay allegations lodged by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that their client lied to prosecutors, arguing that when “placed in proper context,” his comments amount to little more than “a lack of consistency.” “Many of these events occurred years ago, or during […]

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Weinstein hires pack of new lawyers for NY rape case

Harvey Weinstein unveiled a new legal team brimming with star power Wednesday to defend him at his upcoming New York rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein’s four new lawyers all have experience defending high-profile clients, including Casey Anthony, former sports stars Aaron Hernandez and Kobe Bryant and, in a strange twist, one of Weinstein’s own […]

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Trump recognizes Venezuela’s opposition leader as head of government

As Venezuelans commemorated the 61st anniversary of an uprising that saw one of the country’s worst dictators dethroned, U.S. President Donald Trump declared Nicolas Maduro’s presidency “illegitimate” on Wednesday and encouraged other Western Hemisphere countries to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president. The announcement comes amid some measure of chaos in Venezuela, where […]

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