Feb 23, 2019 - World
Robert Mueller files 800+ page sentencing memo for Paul Manafort
Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a sentencing memo for President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Mueller does not take a position on how much time in prison Manafort should serve, but accuses him of "repeatedly and brazenly" breaking the law for over a decade, even after he was indicted.
"Based on his relevant sentencing conduct, Manafort presents many aggravating sentencing factors and no warranted mitigating factors."
Why it matters: Already, the 69-year-old Manafort faces a potential sentence of 19 to 24 years in his Virginia financial fraud case. The sentencing memo for Manafort's D.C. case, which is more than 800 pages with attachments, relates to his lobbying on behalf of Ukraine and could play a significant role in Mueller's broader investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.