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Bernie Sanders has campaigned long and hard for incarcerated criminals to have the right to vote. Sanders took a tongue-in-cheek shot at Trump in his latest op-ed, saying that even felons like Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen deserve the right to vote.

Sanders has come under fire recently for his comments advocating voting rights for the incarcerated. He believes that every American over the age of 18 deserves the right to help shape our democracy - and that includes incarcerated felons.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday falsely asserted that the judge in Paul Manafort's Virginia sentencing hearing vindicated his assertions that there was "no collusion" between his presidential campaign and Russia.

Manafort was sentenced to 43 months in prison for fraud unrelated to Russian collusion.

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ALEXANDRIA, VA - MARCH 08: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (R) leaves the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse with his wife Kathleen Manafort (L) after an arraignment hearing as a protester holds up a sign March 8, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort pleaded not guilty to new tax and fraud charges, brought by special counsel Robert MuellerÕs Russian interference investigation team, at the Alexandria federal court in Virginia, where he resides. A trial date has been set for July 10, 2018. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

After defrauding the United States of millions through his work in Ukraine and on behalf of Russian elites, former campaign chair to President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, received a 47 month prison sentence in one of the two cases brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office.

The sentence—handed down by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III—was a far cry from the 19 to 24 years recommended by the Special Counsel, insisting that Manafort had lived an otherwise "blameless life."

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse for a hearing on June 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. Today a federal judge revoked Manafort's bail due to alleged witness tampering. Manafort was indicted last year by a federal grand jury and has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him including, conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, and being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Since the election of President Donald Trump and the first allegations of improper conduct by members of his campaign and the Trump administration, people speculated about presidential pardons. However despite what many people think, a President's ability to pardon a person is not absolute.

And it is one of those limitations on Trump's pardoning powers that the New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is eyeing.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia may be turning a profit, according to a Justice Department report filed on Friday.

So far, the probe has cost $25 million, the report said, falling far short of the $30 and $40 million figures thrown around by Trump.

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CNN's Don Lemon couldn't get enough of a 2016 clip of Paul Manafort struggling to defend candidate Donald Trump. On Thursday, Lemon began laughing uncontrollably while recapping the tsunami of Trump-Russia news that dominated headlines all week.

In the clip, CBS's Norah O'Donnell asked Manafort, Trump's beleaguered former campaign chair, if Trump had any "financial relationships" with Russian oligarchs.

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Official portraits of former Secretary of State John Kerry and President Donald Trump. (National Archives)

In a Fox News interview, former Secretary of State John Kerry—one of the primary negotiators of the Obama administration's Iran Nuclear Deal—stated that he met a few times with his former Iranian contemporaries after leaving office.

The President saw these meetings as a challenge to his authority, despite Kerry's having stated that all meetings occurred before Trump pulled out of the Iran Nuclear agreement against NATO allies' advice in May. Trump, as is his style, took to Twitter to accuse Kerry of wrongdoing.

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