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    WaPo: Manafort Registers As Foreign Agent For Ukrainian Lobbying Work
    Jun28

    WaPo: Manafort Registers As Foreign Agent For Ukrainian Lobbying Work

    A firm owned by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday filed documents disclosing money it received for lobbying in favor of a Ukrainian political party whose leader fled to Russia in 2014, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post reported that Manafort and former deputy Rick Gates, who also worked on President...

    Everything The Feds Want To Know About Freshly Lawyered-Up Jared Kushner
    Jun27

    Everything The Feds Want To Know About Freshly Lawyered-Up Jared Kushner

    One of the White House advisers closest to President Donald Trump is beefing up his legal representation for the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election: Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. In addition to his personal attorney, Jamie Gorelick, Kushner has retained veteran criminal defense lawyer Abbe...

    The ‘International Man Of Mystery’ Linked To Flynn’s Lobbying Deal
    Jun27

    The ‘International Man Of Mystery’ Linked To Flynn’s Lobbying Deal

    More than two years ago, two men started visiting Washington to push Turkey’s agenda in the capital. They dined with dignitaries and enlisted prominent lobbying firms from both sides of the aisle. It was an unremarkable Washington story, except for one thing: the last lobbyist one of the men hired was Gen. Michael Flynn, President...

    Cyberattack Affecting Europe Causes Widespread Disruption
    Jun27

    Cyberattack Affecting Europe Causes Widespread Disruption

    PARIS (AP) — Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices. Russia’s Rosneft oil company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk....

    Trump Eager For Big Meeting With Putin; Some Advisers Wary
    Jun26

    Trump Eager For Big Meeting With Putin; Some Advisers Wary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into...

    CNN: Senate Is Investigating Russian Fund Tied To Trump Associates
    Jun23

    CNN: Senate Is Investigating Russian Fund Tied To Trump Associates

    The Senate Intelligence Committee is looking into a $10 billion Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-run bank tied to several Trump associates, CNN reported Friday. A congressional source told CNN that lawmakers are investigating the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is overseen by the state-run Vnesheconombank, whose CEO met...

    NYT: Feds Are Investigating Financial Deals Involving Manafort, Son-In-Law
    Jun23

    NYT: Feds Are Investigating Financial Deals Involving Manafort, Son-In-Law

    Financial dealings involving President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s son-in-law are under scrutiny by federal investigators, the New York Times reported Friday. Two sources close to the matter told the Times that Manafort bankrolled real estate purchases of luxury apartments and homes in New...

    Report: Congress Investigating If Trump Team Used Voter Data Stolen By Russia
    Jun22

    Report: Congress Investigating If Trump Team Used Voter Data Stolen By Russia

    Congress is investigating whether any private voter information allegedly stolen by Russian hackers was passed to or used by the Trump campaign, Time reported Thursday. Ken Menzel, general counsel of the Illinois State Board of Elections, told Time that 90,000 state voter records were obtained through cyberattacks on their system, 90 percent of...

    White House: US Sanctions Will Remain Until Russia Vacates Eastern Ukraine
    Jun20

    White House: US Sanctions Will Remain Until Russia Vacates Eastern Ukraine

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said the United States will continue to sanction Russia until it stops backing separatists in eastern Ukraine. “Would the President like to see Russia get out of eastern Ukraine, and does he see Moscow as the aggressor in this conflict?” Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asked Spicer during his daily...

    Close Manafort Ally Is Latest Trump Campaign Figure Caught In Russia Mess
    Jun16

    Close Manafort Ally Is Latest Trump Campaign Figure Caught In Russia Mess

    The circle of people under scrutiny in the various investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election apparently has widened to include Rick Gates (pictured at left), former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s closest ally on the trail. According to a memo sent out to former campaign officials and obtained by various...

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