Tag: Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort

Report: Paul Manafort Travel Records Reveal Closer Ties to Kremlin

An investigation of Paul Manafort’s travel records and activities spanning nearly a decade reveal even closer ties than previously known between Trump’s former campaign manager and Russian officials – a fact which has led some experts to believe that “the Kremlin’s emissaries at times turned Manafort into an asset acting on Russia’s behalf.”

Robert Mueller

Mueller Investigating Top DC Lobbyists: Five Things to Know About the New Turn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating another lobbyist in addition to Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta — former Republican congressman Vin Weber, according to a new report by the Associated Press. Mueller is also looking into law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Here’s the five things to know about the investigation’s latest turn.

Robert Mueller

Mueller Grand Jury Investigating Top DC Lobbyists

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation.

Jared Kushner

WH Press Sec. Asked if Trump Holds Jared Kushner Responsible for Manafort Hiring: ‘Not That I’m Aware of’

At Monday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was not aware if President Donald Trump holds his son-in-law Jared Kushner responsible for hiring Paul Manafort, who surrendered on Monday after Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted Manafort on 12 charges ranging from making false statements to conspiracy against the United States. Manafort pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment.

FILE - In this June 13, 2012, file photo then-FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller took office as FBI director in 2001 expecting to dig into drug cases, white-collar misdeeds and violent crime. A week later was Sept. 11. Overnight, his mission changed and Mueller spent the next 12 years wrestling the agency into a battle-hardened terrorism-fighting force. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

After First Indictments, Still No Evidence of Trump Collusion with Russia

Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled the first charges in his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Monday. But after two indictments and a guilty plea, there is still no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, as Democrats and their media allies have hoped for months.

NYT: Mueller Team Tells Paul Manafort to Surrender

Paul Manafort — who served as the chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — will face charges from federal prosecutors in the special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to reports from CNN and the New York Times.