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    Russian Oligarch Victor Vekselberg Links Russia, Cohen Probes
    May10

    Russian Oligarch Victor Vekselberg Links Russia, Cohen Probes

    We’ve known since last fall that U.S. citizens linked to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg gave millions to Republican political committees supporting Donald Trump. Now, a new document shedding light on Michael Cohen’s financial dealings offers evidence that a U.S. firm directly tied to Vekselberg continued to shell out some $500,000...

    Trump Kicks Off His Monday Morning With An Anti-Mueller Twitter Tirade
    May07

    Trump Kicks Off His Monday Morning With An Anti-Mueller Twitter Tirade

    President Trump kicked off his Monday morning with a multi-tweet tirade against the Justice Department and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in particular. The tweets referenced two former FBI officials by name, suggesting that they’re recent departures may be “part of the Probers getting caught.” The tweets also...

    Those Stories About Cohens/Shustermans Lending $26 Million Are Probably Wrong
    May07

    Those Stories About Cohens/Shustermans Lending $26 Million Are Probably Wrong

    This may seem a bit in the weeds. But if you’re trying to make sense of Michael Cohen’s role in all the money transactions being probed by the Feds, as well as the role of Fima Shusterman, his father-in-law, who appears to be his key connection into the Ukrainian immigrant money world, this is an important point. There have been...

    Why A Powerful Russian Oligarch Was Furious With Paul Manafort

    Editor’s note: The following article is an excerpt from investigative journalist Seth Hettena’s new book, “Trump / Russia: A Definitive History.” This chapter delves deep into Paul Manafort’s work for Viktor Yanukovych, the Putin-aligned former President of Ukraine, and his other business dealings in the region. Hettena’s...

    The Dates Fit Together
    May07

    The Dates Fit Together

    I want to follow up on a point I made over the weekend: the Trump Family’s decisive turn to paying cash as opposed to financing their projects with debt starting in 2006 isn’t just an odd and hard to explain in itself. The shift also dovetails almost perfectly with his shift to reliance on money from Russia and Ukraine. 2006 is also...

    The Trumps Turned to Cash As the Russia Money Channel Fell Into Place
    May06

    The Trumps Turned to Cash As the Russia Money Channel Fell Into Place

    There’s a lot of understandable buzz about two and a half articles published yesterday tied to President Trump’s finances and the Russia probe. The half we’ve already discussed, the news about presidential confidant Tom Barrack. The others are a detailed piece about Michael Cohen’s finances in the Times and a fascinating...

    Trump Seizes On Judge’s Pointed Questions To Bash Mueller’s Team
    May04

    Trump Seizes On Judge’s Pointed Questions To Bash Mueller’s Team

    President Donald Trump has a new hero. Just a few hours after U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis grilled Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on how the indictment brought against Paul Manafort in Virginia is relevant to the Russia probe, Trump tried to use Ellis’ comments from the hearing to support his claim that the Russia probe is a...

    This Week: Giuliani Ignites Firestorm With Stormy Daniels Revelations
    May04

    This Week: Giuliani Ignites Firestorm With Stormy Daniels Revelations

    Rudy Giuliani catapulted himself into the center of a media maelstrom this week by divulging that President Trump personally reimbursed Michael Cohen for hush money payments that Cohen shelled out during the 2016 presidential campaign. In a remarkably candid admission, Giuliani said that he shared this bombshell about the $130,000 payment to...

    Judge Grills Prosecutors On Relevance Of Manafort Case To Russia Probe
    May04

    Judge Grills Prosecutors On Relevance Of Manafort Case To Russia Probe

    The federal judge overseeing the indictment of Paul Manafort in the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday quizzed the attorneys representing special counsel Robert Mueller on how the charges they brought against Manafort were linked to their core investigation into Russian election interference and any potential collusion with members of the...

    Judge Gives Team Mueller Rough Ride
    May04

    Judge Gives Team Mueller Rough Ride

    TPM’s Caitlin MacNeal just came out of a hearing in the Paul Manafort case in federal court in Virginia. She’ll be filing shortly. A quick preview: The hearing was on the former Trump campaign chairman’s motion to dismiss the federal grand jury indictment against him. It was focused on whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller...

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