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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Two Suspects Named in British Citizen Nerve Agent Attack

The U.K. has formally charged two Russian nationals with the poisoning of a Russian ex-pat living in England along with his daughter. Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were poisoned in early March. It is believed that a nerve agent, Novichok, was used in the attack. Novichok is a military grade substance developed in the Soviet […]

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Prosecutors Admit Error in Charges Against Russian Spy

Federal prosecutors said yesterday they have misunderstood text messages sent by a Russian national that indicated that she traded romantic relationships for access to a major U.S. gun rights organization. The case is likely to stand notwithstanding, but the error still threatens to undermine the picture of an international spy operation the U.S. government has […]

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George Papadopoulos Sentenced in Russia Case

Former Trump foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos was sentenced today to fourteen days in prison for lying to investigators about the role he played in the collusion effort during the 2016 campaign. Papadopoulos had been charged with lying to the FBI about contact with Russian individuals. In addition to the jail time, Papadopoulos will also […]

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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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Former Lawyer Pleads Guilty, Implicates President Trump in Illegal Campaign Contribution

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts in a federal court in Manhattan today. The charges include tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution and making illegal campaign contributions. In his plea deal, the longtime fixer implicated his former boss. “On or about October 27, 2016, Michael […]

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Russia Calls U.S. Treatment of Detained Russian Borderline Torture

Russia has characterized the U.S. government’s treatment of a Russian citizen who has been detained by the FBI as bordering on torture. Twenty-nine-year-old Russian citizen Maria Butina was arrested in July, accused of being a Russian spy and of trying to influence U.S. politics. “We grow more worried about the situation with Maria Butina, a […]

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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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