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Mueller Tells White House He Wants Info on 13 Areas

One of those areas: Trump's firings of FBI chief James Comey

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's investigation of alleged Russian campaign meddling appears to be steaming ahead: The special counsel has sent the White House details on 13 areas where investigators are seeking more information and want documents, the New York Times reports. The areas include Trump's firings of FBI chief James... More »

Report: Feds Wiretapped Trump Campaign Chief Manafort

Agents picked lock before July raid on Va. home

(Newser) - The FBI was listening in on Paul Manafort's conversations long before he became chief of the Trump campaign and it wiretapped him again as part of the investigation of alleged Russian election meddling, source say. The insiders tell CNN that Manafort was initially wiretapped under a secret court order... More »

Trump Jr. to Make First Capitol Appearance in Russia Probe

President's oldest son will appear before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday

(Newser) - President Trump's oldest son is set for his first appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday as part of a Senate probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and a meeting he had with Russians during the campaign. Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed by staff on the Senate... More »

Mueller Probe May Have Joined Forces With the IRS

It's one way to get to Trump's tax returns

(Newser) - In his investigation of alleged Russian election meddling, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly teamed up with the agency that brought down Al Capone: the Internal Revenue Service. Sources tell the Daily Beast that the former FBI director is now working with members of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, which... More »

Another Bad Sign for Manafort

Robert Mueller has teamed with NY's AG in a move that could thwart Trump's pardon

(Newser) - Robert Mueller might already be considering the possibility that President Trump would pardon his former campaign chairman should Mueller's investigation uncover any wrongdoing. Citing several sources, Politico reports that the special counsel has teamed up with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Paul Manafort's financial transactions,... More »

New Mueller Moves Could Be Trouble for Manafort, Flynn

Special counsel ramps up Russia inquiry of both men

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is again making headlines, this time over two new moves involving Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort. On the latter, NBC News reports that Mueller has issued subpoenas to public relations execs who worked with Manafort on an international lobbying campaign from 2012 to 2014. "... More »

Trump Aide Repeatedly Tried to Arrange Russia Meetings: Report

Senior officials were hesitant: WaPo

(Newser) - Snippets of some 20,000 Trump campaign emails handed over to congressional investigators reveal repeated efforts by Russian officials to arrange meetings between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reports. In a half dozen emails sent between March and September 2016, a Trump foreign policy adviser... More »

Manafort Drops His Legal Team

Raid was 'tough stuff,' Trump says

(Newser) - President Trump's embattled former campaign chairman has hired a new legal team as the pressure from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation increases. Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Paul Manafort, says Manafort has dropped law firm WilmerHale, which had been speaking to investigators on his behalf, and now plans to... More »

Feds Trying to Rattle Manafort in a New Way

Politico reports they're putting pressure on his son-in-law

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's Russia investigation jumped back into the headlines Wednesday with news of a pre-dawn raid at the home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Now Politico reports that investigators appear to be trying to rattle Manafort in another way, by approaching his son-in-law in a bid for... More »

Pre-Dawn FBI Raid at Manafort's Home Revealed

It took place last month, signaling Robert Mueller's interest in ex-Trump campaign chair

(Newser) - The Virginia home of President Trump's former campaign chairman was raided by FBI agents late last month, sources tell the Washington Post . Paul Manafort had voluntarily met with investigators for the Senate Intelligence Committee on July 25, and the pre-dawn raid—which came with no advance warning—was carried... More »

Russian Lawyer: Trump Jr. Asked Only One Question

He wanted to know if she had info on iffy financial donations to Democrats

(Newser) - The Russian lawyer who has emerged front and center in the new Trump-Russia stories tells NBC News that she has no ties to the Kremlin or any damning information about Hillary Clinton or Democrats. In describing her 20- to 30-minute meeting with Donald Trump Jr. last year, Natalia Veselnitskaya said... More »

Trump Jr. Meeting With Russian Lawyer Now in Spotlight

It's the first known one between Trump campaign officials and a Russian national

(Newser) - President Trump says it's time to "move forward" with Moscow, but the New York Times is out with a front-page story on another meeting between his aides and a Russian figure during the campaign. This one took place two weeks after Trump clinched the GOP nomination and was... More »

Report: Russians Discussed How to Charm Trump Aides

US spies learned about discussions last summer: NYT

(Newser) - US spies last summer gathered that Russian intelligence officials were discussing how Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort could be used to influence Donald Trump, reports the New York Times . Russians claimed connections to Flynn, a Trump adviser, and discussed using their connections to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, a close... More »

Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Registering as Foreign Agent

Manafort was in talks about registering prior to joining Trump campaign

(Newser) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is registering as a foreign agent, the AP reports. Paul Manafort's spokesperson says he was in talks with the government about registering before the 2016 election and is now "taking appropriate steps" in response to "formal guidance" from the government.... More »

Manafort to Intel Committee: I'll Testify

Ex-Trump campaign chair has volunteered to be grilled on Capitol Hill

(Newser) - There's been more than a passing interest lately in Paul Manafort, and the beleaguered ex-Trump campaign chairman now seems eager to clear the air. Per an announcement Friday by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, Manafort—who's raised eyebrows with whispers of his dealings with the Russians and... More »

Manafort Had Murky Dealings Routed Through Cyprus: Report

Treasury investigating ex-Trump campaign chief's offshore financial transactions

(Newser) - US Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, the AP reports. Information about Manafort's transactions was turned over earlier this year to agents... More »

New Headlines Raise Heat on Trump's Ex-Campaign Chief

Paul Manafort calls it a 'smear campaign'

(Newser) - A flurry of headlines are out about Paul Manafort, who temporarily served as President Trump's campaign manager, and Manafort's Russian business dealings. The latest one, from the AP , asserts that Manafort "secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a... More »

Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Accused of Hiding Payment

Ukraine lawmaker says he has found secret invoice

(Newser) - Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign manager who stepped down last summer amid controversy over his ties to a pro-Russia party in Ukraine, is facing a fresh allegation of hiding secret payments. Ukraine lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko has published a contract and invoice supposedly from Manafort, a former adviser to pro-Russia former... More »

NYT: FBI Has Uncovered Trump Aides' Russia Ties

They contacted Russians during campaign, sources say

(Newser) - The Trump administration's Russia problem just got a lot worse, according to the New York Times ' sources: Four officials say intelligence agencies have uncovered phone records and other evidence that members of Trump's campaign team and other aides were in contact with senior Russian officials during the... More »

Trump Campaign Exec Paul Manafort Resigns

Move follows big shakeup

(Newser) - More turmoil at the top in the Trump camp: Campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned. The move comes after Donald Trump essentially demoted Manafort earlier in the week by creating a new position of campaign CEO for Stephen Bannon and promoting adviser Kellyanne Conway to the post of campaign manager.... More »

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