Governor Andrew Cuomo wins nomination for the governor of New York for the third time beating Cynthia Nixon with margins of 2 to 1. “We have changed what is expected of a Democratic candidate running in New York and what we can expect of our elected leaders. Because in 2018, progressive rhetoric alone is not enough,” Nixon said to followers after defeat.
According to a court filing which was done this Friday, Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the US and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice due to attempts to tamper with witnesses. He has also agreed to cooperate with Justice Dept, FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interferrance in 2016 presidential election as part of plea agreement.
Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman was convicted on 8 counts. He was charged with 18 counts but jury was unable to reach a guilty verdict on other 10 and Judge Ellis declared mistrial on other charges. He was convicted of five counts of tax fraud, one count of failure to file a report of foreign bank and financial accounts and two counts of bank fraud.