US briefing: O'Rourke 2020, Manafort gets seven years, May warns rebels
Manafort gets seven-year prison sentence amid fresh chargesFacebook Twitter Pinterest A courtroom sketch shows Paul Manafort (left) listening to Judge Amy Berman Jackson during his sentencing hearing at a district courtroom in Washington. Later on Wednesday, Manafort was charged with 16 separate felonies over mortgage fraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records by the state of New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election has now seen five people jailed, with Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, and Rick Gates, a Trump campaign official, awaiting sentencing. Chaos in parliament as May warns rebels: back me or lose BrexitFacebook Twitter Pinterest Theresa May addresses the House of Commons. A motion will be brought forward today on delaying Brexit to “set out the fundamental choice facing this house”, May said.