Paul Manafort

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Judge Won't Free Manafort From House Arrest, Yet

He could be allowed to travel within the US, once a bail package is agreed upon

(Newser) - Paul Manafort didn't get the break he was looking for in court on Monday, but it could come soon. A federal judge ordered that he and business associate Rick Gates continue to be held under house arrest with their movements tracked by GPS, reports CNN . However, negotiations on bail... More »

Insiders Say Trump Fumed Over Russia Indictments

DC is braced for Mueller's next step

(Newser) - President Trump handed candy out to trick-or-treaters Monday night after a day that spooked both Republicans and Democrats. Robert Mueller's escalation of the Russia probe with the indictments of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and deputy Rick Gates has left Democrats worried that Trump could shut down the... More »

Mueller May Have Sent Signal With Monday's News

Manafort case not linked to Trump, but Mueller revealed campaign adviser's guilty plea, too

(Newser) - It's been a busy day on the Robert Mueller front, with tax and money laundering charges leveled against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, along with news of a guilty plea from former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who admitted lying to the FBI about his contacts with... More »

A 2nd Mueller Move May Sting Trump More

Not Manafort: A former campaign aide lied to FBI about outreach to Russian nationals

(Newser) - The unsealed indictment against Paul Manafort made big headlines on Monday, but another development in the Robert Mueller investigation might have more troubling implications for President Trump. That's because while the Manafort charges have no connection to the Trump campaign, this one does, notes Politico . Former campaign adviser George... More »

Trump Dismissive of Manafort Indictment

Tweets that alleged misdeeds have nothing to do with his campaign, president tweets

(Newser) - President Trump doesn't sound impressed with Robert Mueller's big indictment . After news broke that former campaign manager Paul Manafort had been charged with multiple felony counts of tax fraud and money laundering, Trump weighed in. "Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of... More »

Here Are the Charges Against Paul Manafort

Former Trump campaign chief accused of laundering millions to fund 'lavish lifestyle'

(Newser) - Paul Manafort faces serious felony charges on alleged tax fraud, though the indictment unsealed against him and an associate on Monday does not appear at first glance to implicate the 2016 campaign of President Trump. The charges brought by special investigator Robert Mueller accuse Manafort of laundering about $18 million,... More »

Paul Manafort Surrenders in Mueller Investigation

Charges against former Trump campaign chief reportedly include tax fraud

(Newser) - It's Paul Manafort. Reports have been circulating for days that Robert Mueller was about to take his first person into custody as part of his wide-ranging investigation, and the New York Times and CNN report that Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, is the one. In fact, the AP... More »

Mueller's First Target Could Be in Custody Monday

Trump slams 'witch hunt,' tries to turn focus to Clinton

(Newser) - President Trump departs for a 12-day trip to Asia on Friday—but he has to get through what could be an extremely tricky week in Washington first. The first charges have been filed in Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian election-meddling, and at least one of the special counsel'... More »

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 »

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