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"On Tuesday August 21, 2018 Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court to “five counts of tax evasion, one count of falsifying submissions to a bank and two counts involving unlawful campaign contributions.” [post_title] => Longtime Chief Financial Officer Of Trump Organization Granted Immunity By Federal Prosecutors For Testimony In Case Against Trump's Longtime Personal Lawyer Michael Cohen [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => longtime-chief-financial-officer-trump-organization-granted-immunity-federal-prosecutors-testimony-case-trumps-longtime-personal-lawyer-michael-cohen [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-08 19:19:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-08 19:19:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2661 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2659 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-03 15:09:48 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-03 15:09:48 [post_content] => On Tuesday August 21, 2018 Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court to "five counts of tax evasion, one count of falsifying submissions to a bank and two counts involving unlawful campaign contributions." Cohen noted in his guilty plea that "he arranged to pay off two women to keep their stories of alleged affairs with Trump from becoming public before Election Day — in coordination with the then-candidate."  This includes the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels. "Cohen mentioned [longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen] Weisselberg on a secret recording the Trump attorney made in September 2016 and which was aired on CNN [in July].  On the recording, Cohen and Trump appeared to discuss reimbursing American Media for the payment to McDougal, who has said she had a yearlong affair with Trump. Cohen is heard saying, 'I’ve spoken to Allen Weisselberg about how to set the whole thing up.'” Weisselberg was granted immunity in return for providing testimony in the Michael Cohen case. "Cohen could have received up to 65 years in prison if convicted of all charges. However, as part of his plea deal, Cohen agreed not to challenge any sentence between 46 and 63 months. The deal does not involve a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors.  Cohen is set to be sentenced Dec. 12." [post_title] => Trump's Former Personal Lawyer Pleads Guilty To 8 Federal Charges: Tax Evasion, Falsifying Bank Submissions, And Unlawful Campaign Contributions Which Included Payments To Stormy Daniels And Others [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trumps-former-personal-lawyer-pleads-guilty-8-federal-charges-tax-evasion-falsifying-bank-submissions-unlawful-campaign-contributions-included-payments-stormy-daniels-others [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-08 19:26:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-08 19:26:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2659 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2658 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-03 14:55:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-03 14:55:09 [post_content] => On Friday August 31, 2018 American lobbyist Sam Patten "pleaded guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent for a Russia-aligned Ukrainian political party, and to helping the Ukrainian oligarch who had funded that party illegally purchase four tickets to Mr. Trump’s inauguration." "Mr. Patten [allegedly] arranged for the purchase of four tickets for $50,000 by funneling the oligarch’s money through an American 'straw' purchaser in violation of rules barring the inaugural committee from accepting money from foreign nationals." Trump’s former Presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort was removed from his job after documents revealed he had been hired to promote the interests of the Russian government and had received payments for this work through the same Russia-aligned Ukrainian political party. [post_title] => American Lobbyist Sam Patten Pleads Guilty For Failing To Register As Agent Of Pro-Russian Political Party In Ukraine After Helping 4 People Secure Tickets To Trump's Inauguration [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => american-lobbyist-sam-patten-pleads-guilty-failing-register-agent-pro-russian-political-party-ukraine-helping-4-people-secure-tickets-trumps-inauguration [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-03 14:55:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-03 14:55:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2658 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2657 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-03 14:45:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-03 14:45:37 [post_content] => On August 21, 2018 Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort "was found guilty on five counts of submitting false tax returns, one count of failing to report foreign bank and financial accounts, and two counts of bank fraud.  He faces a maximum of 80 years in prison." "Manafort was [initially] charged with 18 counts of tax evasion, bank fraud and hiding foreign bank accounts in the first case Mueller brought to trial as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election." "A mistrial was declared in three counts of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts, and seven counts of bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracy."   [post_title] => Trump's Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Found Guilty Of 8 Counts Of Financial Frauds [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trumps-former-campaign-manager-paul-manafort-found-guilty-8-counts-financial-frauds [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-03 14:45:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-03 14:45:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2657 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2656 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_content] => "A panel of three federal judges again declared North Carolina’s congressional district map to be unconstitutional, ruling on Monday that it was gerrymandered to unfairly favor Republican candidates." While North Carolina voters are typically close to evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, Republicans control 10 of the 13 Congressional seats in the state. "The groups and individuals that sued alleged GOP mapmakers manipulated the lines of the state's 13 districts in 2016 using political data to ensure Republicans retained a 10-3 majority within the delegation." "The three judges had ruled unanimously in January that the state’s House map violated the First and 14th Amendments by unfairly giving one group of voters — Republicans — a bigger voice than others in choosing representatives.  But the Supreme Court declined in June to hear an appeal in the case, sending it back for reconsideration under guidelines it had set out in a different case about who had legal standing to challenge the map."   [post_title] => North Carolina's Congressional Voting District Maps Ruled Unconstitutional And Unfairly Favoring Republican Candidates For The Second Time [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => north-carolinas-congressional-voting-district-maps-ruled-unconstitutional-unfairly-favoring-republican-candidates-second-time [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2656 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2649 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-08-25 13:24:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-25 13:24:47 [post_content] => On August 8, 2018 Republican Congressman Chris Collins was charged by federal prosecutors with insider trading after using private information to help family and friends avoid massive stock losses. Collins, who sits on the board of Innate, an Australian biotech pharmaceutical company, learned of a failed drug trial from the company's CEO and shared this information with others before the news went public to help them avoid more than $768k in stock losses. "In October, the Office of Congressional Ethics found 'substantial reason to believe' that Collins violated federal law and House rules by meeting with government researchers in his congressional capacity allegedly to benefit the firm. The office also said that he shared private information about the firm to solicit investors among friends, family and other lawmakers." [post_title] => Republican Congressman Chris Collins Charged With Insider Trading [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => republican-congressman-chris-collins-charged-insider-trading [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-25 13:24:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-25 13:24:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2649 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2625 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-07-22 14:25:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-07-22 14:25:52 [post_content] => "The Treasury Department and IRS announced today [July 16 2018] that the IRS will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations to file personally-identifiable information about their donors as part of their annual return." "The decision means groups [that have a high level of influence over elections] such as the National Rifle Association, Planned Parenthood, and the AARP will no longer have to tell the IRS who’s giving them money."  It will be harder to determine if any tax exempt organization is being overly influenced by an outside group such as Russia or if they are receiving foreign contributions which are illegal. [post_title] => IRS Removes Requirements For Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations To Report Donors [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => irs-removes-requirements-certain-tax-exempt-organizations-report-donors [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-22 14:25:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-22 14:25:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2625 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2624 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-07-13 19:53:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-07-13 19:53:44 [post_content] => Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), resigned on Thursday July 5, 2018 amid several ethics scandals.   Some of these scandals include "first-class travel at taxpayer expense, lavish spending on security, the installation of a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office and accusations that he used his position to receive favors, such as a discounted rental on a high-end condo from an energy lobbyist’s wife." Pruitt also reportedly used his staff to perform personal tasks and other non-work related errands and failed to adhere to government record keeping standards by using private email and phones for government business.  Read the full list of scandals here. Under Pruitt, the EPA aggressively sought to roll back environmental protection regulations, including the Clean Power Plan to limit air pollution and the Clean Water Plan (both in progress before he resigned).  Pruitt also publicly stated CO2 is not a primary contributor to climate change.     [post_title] => Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief Resigns Amid Multiple Ethics Scandals [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => environmental-protection-agency-epa-chief-resigns-amid-multiple-ethics-scandals [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-13 19:53:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-13 19:53:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2624 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2604 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-06-16 14:58:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-06-16 14:58:49 [post_content] => As of June 15, 2018, the investigation by the F.B.I., led by special counsel Robert Mueller, has resulted in indictments and/or admissions of guilt from 20 people (and 3 businesses), which includes 5 Americans, 13 Russians, and one person from Ukraine and the Netherlands each.  75 total charges have been filed.  The charges are categorized by type below:
  • Aggravated identity theft (24)
  • Conspiracy to defraud the United States (16)
  • Making false statements (5)
  • Subscribing to false tax returns (5)
  • Bank fraud conspiracy (5)
  • Failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts (4)
  • Bank fraud (4)
  • Conspiracy to commit wire fraud (2)
  • Conspiracy to obstruct justice (2)
  • Obstruction of justice (2)
  • Conspiracy against the United States (2)
  • Identify fraud (1)
  • Being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal (1)
  • False Foreign Agents Registration Act statements (1)
  • Subscribing to false amended tax returns (1)
Trump campaign officials and members of the administration who have been indicted include Paul Manafort (former Trump campaign chair), Rick Gates (former Trump deputy campaign chair), Michael Flynn (former campaign adviser and National Security Adviser), and George Papadopoulos (former Trump campaign adviser). [post_title] => 75 Charges Filed Against 20 People (Including 5 Americans) In FBI Investigation Of Russian Influence and Trump Campaign Collusion In 2016 Presidential Election [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 75-charges-filed-20-people-including-5-americans-fbi-investigation-russian-influence-trump-campaign-collusion-2016-presidential-election [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-06-16 15:02:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-06-16 15:02:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2604 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2603 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-06-16 14:24:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-06-16 14:24:30 [post_content] => "A federal judge revoked Paul Manafort’s bail and sent him to jail on Friday to await trial, citing new charges that Mr. Manafort had tried to influence the testimony of two government witnesses after he had been granted a temporary release." "U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington revoked Manafort’s bail, saying she had no choice but to lock him up because she couldn’t stop him from contacting people." Paul Manafort was initially charged in a 12-count indictment with “conspiracy to launder money, making false statements and other charges in connection with their work advising a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine.” After Gates accepted a plea deal, Manafort was additionally charged with “conspiracy, money-laundering, being an unregistered agent for a foreign entity and making false statements.” [post_title] => Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Sent To Jail Over New Witness Tampering Charges While Out On Bail [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => former-trump-campaign-chair-paul-manafort-sent-jail-new-witness-tampering-charges-bail [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-06-16 14:24:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-06-16 14:24:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2603 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2661 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-08 19:19:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-08 19:19:07 [post_content] => Allan Weisselberg, the longtime Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for his testimony in the case against Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer. 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