Manafort Shared Polling Data, Discussed Ukraine Peace Plan with Russian Operative

An improperly redacted document shows former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort discussed a possible Ukraine peace plan with a Russian national during the 2016 presidential campaign. “Mr. Manafort ‘conceded’ that he discussed or may have discussed a Ukraine peace plan with Mr. Kilimnik on more than one occasion,” Manafort’s attorneys wrote. They also reveal that […]

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Mueller’s Rejects Flynn’s Excuse for Lying to FBI Agents

Investigators in the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian collusion have rejected an excuse by attorneys for former National Security Adviser and early Trump supporter Michael Flynn that he was not told lying to the FBI is illegal. Prosecutors on Mueller’s team put forth their response to sentencing guidelines made by Flynn’s legal team. “A sitting […]

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Treasury Employee Arrested for Leaking Confidential Information Related to Mueller Probe

A senior employee at the U.S. Treasury Department has been arrested on suspicion of leaking large amounts of confidential information, most notably financial reports related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion in it with the Trump campaign. The woman, Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, was […]

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Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Strikes Plea Deal

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has struck a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The deal involves a reduced prison sentence for the onetime campaign head in exchange for pleading guilty to two charges stemming from a case involving money laundering and foreign lobbying […]

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Relationship Between Trump and Attorney General Sessions Near Breaking Point

President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions harshly today on Twitter, attacking him for not investigating Mr. Trump’s political enemies and for what the President calls a double standard in the prosecution of corruption. “’Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.’ Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into […]

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Former Trump Campaign Chairman Found Guilty on 8 Counts

Paul Manafort, onetime chairman of the Trump campaign, was found guilty of eight felony counts Tuesday. He was facing eighteen counts on a bevy of charges including tax evasion, bank fraud and lying to the FBI. The jury failed to reach a verdict in ten counts and Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on those. […]

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Manafort Lobbied for Cabinet Positions for CEO of Bank that Lent Him Millions

Two weeks after Paul Manafort secured a multi-million dollar loan from Federal Savings Bank he recommended the bank’s CEO for several high-level posts in the Trump administration, newly released emails show. Manafort had served as Trump campaign chairman for a time but was not involved in the campaign at the time the emails were written. […]

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Rick Gates, Onetime Manafort Assistant, Testifies Against Former Boss

The former right-hand man of one-time campaign manager for President Trump, Paul Manafort, spent the week testifying against his former boss as the first trial stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election got underway. Both Paul Manafort and his longtime assistant, Rick Gates, have been indicted on […]

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