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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    Another light sentance, however at least she made it clear that there are very likely coordination, conspiracy and other charges that he is still on the hook for...

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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    Were both of Manafort’s trials in Federal Court?

    Eastern District of Virginia is State Court, and would not be eligible for Presidential pardon; or am I missing something?
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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    So the campaign chairman of Donald Trump just received 7.5 years of federal prison. Trump's personal attorney is going to jail for 3 years. Pretty extraordinary.

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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It seems low in light of his crimes, his total lack of acknowledgment of culpability, and the extraordinary lengths to which he deceived investigators and the courts. I'm not a Federal Prosecutor (obviously) so my understanding of the broader context is clearly limited, but it's difficult not to come away with the conclusion that the circus-like nature of his trials didn't contribute to his low sentence. It's also difficult not to suspect that the low sentence is motivated in some part by the hope that it would defeat any argument in favor of a pardon.
    In the EDVA Manafort could have gotten up to 25 years, he ended up getting four years. In DC he could have gotten ten years, but he got 3.5 instead.

    Sorry, Jackson was as bad as Ellis. She let him off way to easily for his offenses. She knew he obstructed, tampered, and lied throughout his case, and she knew he was not really remorseful, either. She said she didn't buy his act, yet she came down 55% on his sentence.

    Yeah, 7.5 years is no fun park, but it still wasn't ANYWHERE near what Manafort deserved.

    I also feel Mueller's team let themselves get played here. Manafort should have never had his EDVA hung charges and so much of his DC sentence dropped, when they knew he was still in cahoots with the WH. That was just a big mistake, no matter how hard it is to see past Mueller's mythic status.

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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    So the campaign chairman of Donald Trump just received 7.5 years of federal prison. Trump's personal attorney is going to jail for 3 years. Pretty extraordinary.
    In a previous era, yeah, this would have been totally bonkers.

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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Fine with me, he will die in prison anyway.
    Really? As long as he dies in prison you’ll be happy? Just one guy’s opinion here, but that’s pretty messed up to want a death sentence for a non-violent crime.

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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Were both of Manafort’s trials in Federal Court?

    Eastern District of Virginia is State Court, and would not be eligible for Presidential pardon; or am I missing something?
    Eastern District of Virginia is a federal Court. It's short for United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia.
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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    So the campaign chairman of Donald Trump just received 7.5 years of federal prison. Trump's personal attorney is going to jail for 3 years. Pretty extraordinary.
    Hands down the most corrupt administration in American history!!!

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    Re: Paul Manafort Sentencing

    Quote Originally Posted by GDViking View Post
    Another light sentance, however at least she made it clear that there are very likely coordination, conspiracy and other charges that he is still on the hook for...
    She did? Guess I missed that

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