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    Mueller has authorization to probe Manafort/Russia collusion
    Apr03

    Mueller has authorization to probe Manafort/Russia collusion

    By Spencer S. Hsu and Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller was authorized by a top Justice Department official to investigate whether Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, illegally coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, new court filings...

    Alexander van der Zwaan is going to jail for lying to Mueller’s Russia probe
    Apr03

    Alexander van der Zwaan is going to jail for lying to Mueller’s Russia probe

    A Dutch lawyer tied to Paul Manafort gets 30 days in jail and a fine of $20,000. Alexander van der Zwaan, a Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, was sentenced to 30 days in jail Tuesday morning. He’s the first person charged in Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s...

    Mueller just confirmed he was investigating Manafort for collusion with Russia
    Apr03

    Mueller just confirmed he was investigating Manafort for collusion with Russia

    He was authorized to probe whether Manafort worked with Russian government officials to interfere with the presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed last May to oversee the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Since then, though, he’s charged former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort...

    Rosenstein specifically told Mueller to look into Manafort, gave investigation additional authority
    Apr03

    Rosenstein specifically told Mueller to look into Manafort, gave investigation additional authority

    Court filings have revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has even broader authority than the already extensive power granted by Rod Rosenstein to investigate the Trump campaign “and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” In an August 2, 2017 memo, Rosenstein gave the special counsel authority to investigate...

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government
    Apr03

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government

    Watch Video WASHINGTON DC — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was “colluding with Russian government officials” to interfere in the 2016 presidential...

    Playbook: ‘THE TRUMP SLUMP’
    Apr03

    Playbook: ‘THE TRUMP SLUMP’

    BREAKING OVERNIGHT … CNN’S KATELYN POLANTZ: “Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government”: “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign...

    Lithuanian bill would ban books critical of the country

    (JTA) — The Lithuanian parliament is preparing to vote on a government-sponsored bill that would ban selling material that “distorts historical facts” about the nation. The bill, which Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius submitted Monday, is widely seen as a response to the controversy in Lithuania around the publication of a 2016 book about...

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government
    Apr03

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was “colluding with Russian government officials” to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, prosecutors in the...

    Prosecutors Reveal DOJ Gave Mueller Power To Probe Manafort Ukraine Ties
    Apr03

    Prosecutors Reveal DOJ Gave Mueller Power To Probe Manafort Ukraine Ties

    In a federal court filing submitted Monday night, prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller revealed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Mueller the specific authority to investigate former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s work for Ukrainian officials and his time in the Trump campaign.The revelation came in the...

    US Raises Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting at the White House
    Apr03

    US Raises Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting at the White House

    The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising the prospect of the Russian president’s first Washington visit in more than a decade even as relations between the two powers have eroded. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said...