Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months for Bank & Tax Fraud in Mueller Case … Nothing to do with Russian Collusion



As reported at CNBC, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to only 47 months in prison, a far shorter length of time than prosecutors in the case had argued for and liberals had salivated over. Manafort will serve only 38 more months of the 47-month sentence because of time he has already spent in jail.  Prosecutors argued that Manafort receive a sentence between 19-to-24-year in prison length suggested by federal guidelines. Not even close. This had nothing to do with Russian collusion and was excessive from the outset. If this was the crown jewel of the Mueller probe, it truly has been a witch hunt.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis emphasized ahead of sentencing that the Manafort case was not about Russian interference in the 2016 election.


  • A federal judge on Thursday sentences President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to serve 47 months in prison.
  • Manafort had been convicted in the Virginia court last summer on eight counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to file a foreign bank account report.
  • “He has lived an otherwise blameless life,” the judge says of Manafort, a central figure in the special counsel’s Russia probe.

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to serve 47 months in prison, a far shorter length of time than prosecutors in the case had argued for.

The decision from federal judge T.S. Ellis in Virginia comes less than a week before Manafort’s second sentencing hearing in another case in Washington, D.C., district court. Both cases were brought on charges lodged by special counsel Robert Mueller in his ongoing probe of Russia’s election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Manafort is expected to serve only 38 more months of the 47-month sentence because of time he has already spent incarcerated. In addition to the sentence, Ellis ordered Manafort to pay a $50,000 fine, the lowest fine provided for by guidelines that recommended a fine between $50,000 and $24 million.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, March 7, 2019 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guest: Jason B. Jones



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Tonight’s guest:

Jason B. Jones  – New Podcaster Investigates the Unsolved Murder of his Own Grandmother.

Knock Knock: The Unsolved Murders of Betty Jones and Kathryn Crigler is the haunting, captivating and very personal story of the host, Jason B. Jones.

Jones said he was introduced to evil at 10 years old when his grandmother, Betty Jones, was gruesomely murdered in a case that would get national attention. Nearly 30 years later, with no active leads, he is opening his own look into the so-called “Labor Day Murders.”

The in-depth podcast launches September 3rd. Listeners will hear interviews with the current lead investigator, family members, journalists and people close to Betty Jones. Jason B. Jones even sits down with the current owner of the house she was murdered in. “Growing up, it was a taboo topic that we didn’t talk about because of the pain and the questions that came along with it. As I became an adult, and grew more curious about my past, who I was and how this traumatic event affected my childhood; I quickly realized there weren’t many answers,” said Jones.

Like other true crime podcasts like Serial and Up and Vanished, Jones hopes he can find real answers for the small town in Mississippi, his family, and himself, “I’m learning not just how she died, but more importantly how she lived.”

Jason B. Jones works in the music industry as Creative Director at Integrity Music based in Nashville, Tennessee and is also creator of the podcast ‘Knock Knock: The Unsolved Murders of Betty Jones and Kathryn Crigler.’

Jason grew up with a love for music that eventually led him to a career in the music industry where he now supports musicians, amplifying their music and message. Over the last 15 years, he has worked closely with countless directors, photographers, writers, etc to create inspiring multi-media marketing from videos, imaging, digital design, branding, etc. Jason has worked alongside artists such as TobyMac, Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith and Kari Jobe, to name a few.

Knock Knock Podcast focuses on the violent unsolved murders of Betty Jones and Kathryn Crigler. On Monday, September 3rd 1990, they were gruesomely raped and killed in Starkville, Mississippi in an unsolved case known as the “Labor Day Murders”. Their story received national attention on America’s Most Wanted, artist renderings of the suspect have been made and updated, DNA tests have been run and rerun. But still, the killer has never been found. 27 years later, this case remains cold and unsolved. Throughout this podcast we will dig into the details of this crime, make strides toward uncovering answers, and seek justice for the lives of these victims.

State of the Union … CBS Poll 76% Approval of Trump’s Speech … CNN Polls States 76% Approval!!!



It was the Democrats and liberal MSM’s worst nightmare, President Donald Trump got to speech directly to the American people without any bias filter from the media, and the people loved it! According to CBS News,  a whopping 76% of the people approved of his speech. Another 72% said they approved of the president’s ideas for immigration. Which means over 7 in 10 people agree that building a wall will prevent illegal immigration.

“From our CBS News instant poll here following the president’s State of the Union, 76% of speech watchers said they approved of what they heard. 72% said they approved of the president’s ideas for immigration. But there were some controversial ideas there,” Glor reported Tuesday night.

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An overwhelming number of Republicans approved of Trump’s speech, while 30% of Democrats did as well. However, most importantly 82% of Independents approved of it. These days Democrats are a lost cause, the base and Independents is where elections are won.

And while 97 percent of Republicans approved of the speech, far fewer Democrats who tuned in did (30 percent). Most independents did approve.

Fifty-six of Americans who watched tonight feel the president’s speech will do more to unite the country, rather than divide it, although 36 percent don’t think it will change things much.

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CNN Instant Poll: 76% Of Viewers Approved Of Trump State Of The Union

UPDATE I: Donald Trump Second SOTU Snags More Than 46M Viewers; Beats Barack & 2018

Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, PBS, CNN, CNNe, FOX Business, FOX News Channel and MSNBC in the 9 – 10 PM ET slot, the third longest SOTU in history topped Trump’s first official address to Congress in 2018 by over 1 million viewers.

In a number that will also be important to the 45th POTUS, the address before the now Democrats’ dominated House of Representatives, the Senate and invited guests also beat Barack Obama’s second SOTU of January 25, 2011 by over 9%. That speech by the 44th POTUS was shown on the 11 outlets of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FOXNC, and MSNBC.

President Trump 2019 SOTU: “America Will Never Be A Socialist Country”; “We Were Born Free And We Will Stay Free” (VIDEO)



Last night during his State of the Union, President Donald Trump said what most Americans not only believe, but thought would never have to be ever said by an American President. With the likes of self-proclaims socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democrat socialist Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the progressive Democrats, Trump stated, “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

“We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom — and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair,” Trump said Tuesday night.

“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” the president said. “America was founded on liberty and independence – not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.”

“Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country,” Trump declared.

The sad truth is  that many Democrats did not stand in approval to such a comment. Trump drew a line in the sand to show all America where people stand and the far Left of the Democrat party chose socialism. The reality is that many Democrats probably have more in common with President Trump than they do with the radical, progressive, far-leftist socialists that are taking over the Democrat party.  You have a choice America, do you want to be great or do you want to be Venezuela?

Check out the reaction during the speech of self proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders when Trump said America would never be a socialist country. Look at the hate and contempt in this man’s soul.

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President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address (VIDEO)



The ball is now in the court of the Democrat party. President Donald Trump challenged Congress to work together. Trump stated, “We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.”

State of the Union 2019 full transcript:

In the 20th century, America saved freedom, transformed science, and redefined the middle class standard of living for the entire world to see. Now, we must step boldly and bravely into the next chapter of this great American adventure, and we must create a new standard of living for the 21st century. An amazing quality of life for all of our citizens is within our reach

We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper, and our middle class bigger and more prosperous than ever before.
But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution — and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.
Together, we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future. The decision is ours to make.

We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.

Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness

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