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    Podesta’s downfall sends shock waves through K Street
    Nov01

    Podesta’s downfall sends shock waves through K Street

    Washington lobbyists who represent foreign powers have taken comfort for decades in the fact that the Justice Department rarely goes after them for potentially breaking the law. That all changed on Monday.The news of Tony Podesta’s resignation from his namesake firm and indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates sent K Street scrambling, as...

    Special counsel’s office deems Manafort a flight risk
    Nov01

    Special counsel’s office deems Manafort a flight risk

    By Spencer S. Hsu | Washington Post Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort keeps three U.S. passports with different identification numbers and submitted 10 passport applications in as many years, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed in a new court filing Tuesday arguing that Manafort poses a significant flight risk. The...

    Ukraine Official: US Should Demand Access to Yanukovych in Manafort Case
    Nov01

    Ukraine Official: US Should Demand Access to Yanukovych in Manafort Case

    A top Ukrainian official says Russia should provide U.S. investigators with access to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia after his rule was toppled in Ukraine’s Maidan revolution of 2014. Dmitry Shymkiv, the deputy head of the administration of President Petro Poroshenko, said access to Yanukovych could prove...

    Yulia Tymoshenko Warned Us About Paul Manafort Years Ago
    Nov01

    Yulia Tymoshenko Warned Us About Paul Manafort Years Ago

    Yulia Tymoshenko warned us about Paul Manafort years ago. In a civil complaint, the former Ukrainian prime minister accused Manafort—who would go on to chair Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign—of conspiring with Ukrainian and Russian partners to launder dirty money through “a labyrinth of shell companies” in the U.S....

    Son of Ukraine’s interior minister is detained on charges
    Nov01

    Son of Ukraine’s interior minister is detained on charges

    Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency has detained the son of the nation’s interior minister on embezzlement charges. …read more Source: FOX...

    Podesta Group’s Ties to Manafort Case Loom Larger in Mueller Probe
    Nov01

    Podesta Group’s Ties to Manafort Case Loom Larger in Mueller Probe

    The lobbying group co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman is in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, being mentioned indirectly Monday in the 12-count indictment of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. The Podesta Group has been identified in news reports as...

    Analysis | Paul Manafort’s ambition set the stage for his downfall
    Nov01

    Analysis | Paul Manafort’s ambition set the stage for his downfall

    WASHINGTON — In February 2016, after decades of lucrative paydays from foreign clients, Paul Manafort found himself at an inflection point. He was starting to give up hope of collecting millions of dollars owed to him by a Russian-aligned Ukrainian political party, and was straining to help his son-in-law salvage bad real estate investments. And...

    Manafort, Gates Indicted – But Not For Russian Shenanigans
    Nov01

    Manafort, Gates Indicted – But Not For Russian Shenanigans

    Two former senior Trump campaign staffers pled not guilty yesterday to evading taxes on millions of dollars over a period of years and a litany of other charges sought by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III that appear wholly unrelated to the alleged Russian intervention in last year’s election that he was commissioned to investigate. It...

    The Case for Sanctioning Putin’s Propagandists
    Nov01

    The Case for Sanctioning Putin’s Propagandists

    Last week, Moscow was shaken by a murder attempt on a journalist at the independent, liberal radio station Echo of Moscow. Tatiana Felgengauer, 32, miraculously survived after a man walked into the station’s Moscow studio and stabbed her in the neck.Vladimir Putin spoke up about the assault yesterday, describing it as the unfortunate but...

    Wife of Chechen accused of plotting to assassinate Vladimir Putin shot dead near Kyiv
    Nov01

    Wife of Chechen accused of plotting to assassinate Vladimir Putin shot dead near Kyiv

    Amina Okuyeva was killed and her husband Adam Osmayev was wounded. The couple were fierce critics of Putin and escaped an assassination attempt in June …read more Source: Vancouver...