Tag: Paul Manafort

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), takes part in a question-and-answer forum at the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) on August 8, 2013 in New York City. The ICCS, which is co-hosted by Fordham University and the …

U.S. Judge Questions Special Counsel Mueller’s Powers in Manafort Case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday sharply criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal case in Virginia against President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and openly questioned whether Mueller exceeded his prosecutorial powers by bringing it.

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GOP Sen: Trump Should Keep a ‘Pardon Off the Table’ for Manafort, Flynn

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) suggest President Donald Trump keep the pardon “off the table” for his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: Senator,

Deputy U.S. Attorney General nominee Rod Rosenstein waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC

Mueller Investigation Criticized in Congress for ‘Casting Too Wide of a Net’

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) voiced a widespread concern about Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election by asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if the scope of the investigation has widened far beyond its original charter.

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Report: Russia ‘Dossier’ Based on 10-Year-Old Wall Street Journal Articles

Lee Smith of Tablet magazine has traced the origins of the Russia “dossier” — the Democrat-funded opposition research project that may have laid the foundations for the ongoing Russia investigation — to several Wall Street Journal articles that appeared in print a decade ago.

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Ty Cobb Doubles Down: Mueller Investigation Over by January

White House lawyer Ty Cobb has reiterated his view that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign is winding down — at least with regard to the White House itself.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Five Things to Know About Former Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos

The special counsel investigating Russian interference and any possible collusion in the 2016 election announced its first indictments on Monday, against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his partner Rick Gates, and former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.