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World Jan 17Law firm tied to Paul Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement with Justice Department
The Manafort part of Robert Mueller's probe — which yielded two indictments, a trial conviction and ultimately Manafort's guilty plea — also entangled several prominent law or lobbying firms, including Skadden, because of their involvement in foreign lobbying or public…
Politics Jan 15Former Trump aide Rick Gates not ready for sentencing, Mueller filing says
In a new court filing, special counsel Robert Mueller's team said they're not ready for Gates' sentencing because he is continuing to cooperate with "several" ongoing investigations.
Politics Jan 10Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress in February
The testimony of the president's former lawyer will be the first major public hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny of Trump.
Politics Dec 19Disgusted federal judge upends Michael Flynn’s sentencing hearing
Lawyers for Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn requested the delay Tuesday after a tongue-lashing from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan raised the prospect that Flynn could spend time behind bars for lying to the FBI about his Russian…
Politics Dec 18Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed to allow for cooperation in Mueller probe
A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and warning that he could send the retired Army lieutenant general to prison.
Politics Dec 17Prosecutors charge 2 men involved in Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying campaign
An indictment unsealed Monday accused two men of conspiring to "covertly and unlawfully" influence U.S. politicians on behalf of Turkey. Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, admitted last year to lying about several aspects of the lobbying work. The new…
Politics Dec 09Comey said FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans
Former FBI Director James Comey did not identify the Americans in the Russia probe but said President Donald Trump, then the Republican candidate, was not among them.
Politics Dec 08Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion
Court filings from prosecutors in New York and special counsel Robert Mueller’s office suggested the Kremlin aimed early on to influence Trump and his campaign.
Politics Dec 07Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen should get substantial sentence, prosecutors say
Cohen provided prosecutors with a "detailed account" of his involvement, along with the involvement of others, in efforts during the 2016 presidential campaign to complete a deal to build a Trump Tower Moscow, the documents said. He also provided information…
Politics Dec 05Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe tied to Manafort
In a flurry of new activity, Justice Department prosecutors in the last several weeks have begun interviewing witnesses and contacting lawyers to schedule additional questioning related to the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs, the people familiar with the inquiry…