Politics Apr 12

Panoramic of President Donald Trump's Inauguration at the Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017. Photo by Ricky Carioti/Pool/Reuters
Lobbyist Patten gets probation in case spun off from Russia probe

Patten pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act for lobbying on behalf of the Opposition Bloc, a Ukrainian political party. He also admitted to orchestrating a $50,000 straw-donor scheme to purchase tickets from the inaugural committee on behalf…

Politics Dec 05

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 15, 2018. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Prosecutors 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…

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