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    This Is A Big Problem for Michael Cohen
    May23

    This Is A Big Problem for Michael Cohen

    You’ve probably only heard his name if you’re very deep into the arcana of the Trump/Russia probe or if you keep up on the New York City taxi business. But the deal Evgeny “Gene” Friedman struck today with state prosecutors is likely very bad news for Michael Cohen and, perhaps at least indirectly, Donald Trump. Here’s the...

    Manafort Demands Hearing On Prosecutor’s Alleged Meeting With AP
    May22

    Manafort Demands Hearing On Prosecutor’s Alleged Meeting With AP

    As part of his request that a federal judge in Virginia hold a hearing on alleged leaks to the media from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, Paul Manafort is pointing to a meeting that Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann allegedly had with Associated Press reporters in April 2017, before the special counsel was appointed. Weissmann,...

    The Princes, The President And The Fortune Seekers
    May22

    The Princes, The President And The Fortune Seekers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were seeking to...

    The US Considered Declaring Russia A State Sponsor Of Terror, Then Dropped It
    May21

    The US Considered Declaring Russia A State Sponsor Of Terror, Then Dropped It

    The attempt to kill a former Russian spy in England bore an ominous signature: The assailants used a lethal nerve agent of a type developed in the Soviet Union, and British investigators quickly concluded that only the Kremlin could have carried out such a sophisticated hit. Soon after the March attack, Rex Tillerson, then the U.S. secretary of...

    This Week: At One-Year Anniversary Of Mueller Probe, GOP Says Wrap It Up
    May18

    This Week: At One-Year Anniversary Of Mueller Probe, GOP Says Wrap It Up

    Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and the team has a lot to show for it. To date, a total of 19 people and three Russian companies have either been indicted or pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including four former Trump campaign officials. But President Trump and his GOP allies in...

    Judge Skeptical Of Private Suit Alleging Trump Campaign-Russia Conspiracy
    May18

    Judge Skeptical Of Private Suit Alleging Trump Campaign-Russia Conspiracy

    Attorneys bringing a private lawsuit alleging a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to expose the private information of DNC donors and a DNC employee faced tough questioning from the federal judge in Washington, D.C. overseeing the case Thursday. During arguments on motions filed by the Trump campaign and Roger Stone, who is also a...

    Report: Manfort’s Former Son-In-Law Reaches Plea Deal With DOJ
    May18

    Report: Manfort’s Former Son-In-Law Reaches Plea Deal With DOJ

    Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department regarding his own case that requires him to cooperate with other investigations, Reuters reported Thursday evening, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. Jeffrey Yohai’s cooperation with other ongoing probes could impact special counsel...

    Judge Upholds Mueller’s Authority To Prosecute Manafort For Ukraine Dealings
    May16

    Judge Upholds Mueller’s Authority To Prosecute Manafort For Ukraine Dealings

    Paul Manafort has struck out again in his efforts to get Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against him thrown out or curtailed on the basis that Mueller’s investigation was improper. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Tuesday denied Manafort’s request that she throw out the indictment brought in the criminal case...

    Peace Plan-Pushing, Ukrainian Pol To Appear In Front Of Mueller’s Grand Jury
    May15

    Peace Plan-Pushing, Ukrainian Pol To Appear In Front Of Mueller’s Grand Jury

    Andrii Artemenko, a Ukrainian politician who sought to put a peace plan for the region in front of the Trump administration early last year, will testify in person in front of special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury Friday, Politico reported. The politician told Politico he was subpoenaed last week and plans to comply. Artemenko, the...

    Ukraine Computer Involved In Tennessee Elections Attack
    May12

    Ukraine Computer Involved In Tennessee Elections Attack

    Investigators found evidence of a “malicious intrusion” into a Tennessee county’s elections website from a computer in Ukraine during a concerted cyberattack, which likely caused the site to crash just as it was reporting vote totals in this month’s primary. Cyber-security experts hired by Knox County to analyze the so-called “denial...

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