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Politics Jan 30Trump lawyer blurs lines between charity and profit
Watchdogs for years have raised red flags about the blurred lines between the businesses of Trump attorney Jay Sekulow and the charities paying his family millions.
Politics Jan 16Giuliani associate says Trump had knowledge of Ukraine pressure
Lev Parnas said every communication he had with the Ukrainian president's team was at the direction of Rudy Giuliani, whom he regularly overheard briefing President Donald Trump about their progress by phone.
Nation Dec 23Giuliani associates leveraged GOP access to get Ukraine gas deal
The gas deal sought by Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman never came to pass.
Nation Dec 04Ukrainian gas chief meets with prosecutors probing Giuliani
Federal prosecutors have interviewed the head of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an investigation into the business dealings of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two of Giuliani’s business associates.
Politics Nov 14AP source: 2nd U.S. official heard Trump call with Sondland
The July 26 call between Trump and Gordon Sondland was first described during testimony Wednesday by William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
Politics Nov 11After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
In a meeting during a trip to Ukraine, Energy Secretary Rick Perry handed the new Ukrainian president a list of people he recommended as energy advisers. One of the four names was his longtime political backer Michael Bleyzer.
Politics Oct 11Pete Sessions appears to be ‘Congressman 1′ ensnared in Guiliani associates’ indictment
Former Rep. Pete Sessions, who has been weighing a comeback, is not accused of any wrongdoing.
Politics Oct 102 Florida men tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign charges
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested on a four-count indictment that includes charges of conspiracy.
Politics Oct 07Trump allies pursued business deals in Ukraine
People with ties to Trump and his administration have pursued business deals in Ukraine that went far beyond advancing the president's personal political interests.
Nation Sep 18Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards
The Trump administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators.