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Investigators found intercepted comms of Russians talking about possibly coordinating with Manafort

BREAKING: US investigators found intercepted comms of Russians talking about possibly coordinating with Manafort
https://twitter.com/Marshall_Cohen/status/893203313432420354

Article here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/mueller-investigation-russia-trump-one-year-financial-ties/index.html

BREAKING: Trump's onetime foreign policy adviser CARTER PAGE was under a FISA warrant since 2014,

BREAKING: Trump's onetime foreign policy adviser CARTER PAGE was under a FISA warrant since 2014, CNN has learned. - Marshall Cohen‏Verified account
https://twitter.com/Marshall_Cohen/status/893204388847726592



Reuters-GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH JUNE 2016 MEETING BETWEEN TRUMP JR & RUSSIAN

Reuters- EXCLUSIVE-GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH JUNE 2016 MEETING BETWEEN TRUMP JR, RUSSIAN LAWYER AND OTHERS - SOURCES
https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/893203211917590530

Update w/ short article:

Exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in relation to Russian lawyer, Trump Jr. meeting - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., a Russian lawyer and others, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

The sources also said special counsel Robert Mueller had convened a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-subpoena-idUSKBN1AJ2V0

A pro-Putin California congressman has been accused of violating US sanctions on Russia

Source: Business Insider

A new complaint filed with the Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control alleges that California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and his staff director, Paul Behrends, violated the Magnitsky Act when they tried to get Russia's deputy general prosecutor, Victor Grin, removed from the US sanctions list last year.

The complaint was filed by US financier Bill Browder, the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, who spearheaded the Magnitsky Act in 2012 to punish Russian officials suspected of being involved in the death of his account, Sergey Magnitsky.

Magnitsky uncovered a $230 million tax fraud scheme in 2008 when he was working for Hermitage that implicated high-level Kremlin officials and allies of President Vladimir Putin. He was later thrown in jail by the same Interior Ministry officers he testified against during criminal proceedings to punish those involved in the tax scheme, Browder said in 2015, and died in custody after being held for 358 days.

Browder's complaint rests largely on a Daily Beast report published last week alleging that Rohrabacher, a staunch defender of Russia and Putin, met with officials from the prosecutor general’s office in Moscow in April 2016. The report said he accepted a "confidential" document that Rohrabacher then used to try to undermine the Magnitsky Act on Capitol Hill.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/dana-rohrabacher-russia-sanctions-magnitsky-2017-7

U.S. investigators seek to turn Manafort in Russia probe

U.S. investigators seek to turn Manafort in Russia probe: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is examining Manafort's financial and real estate records in New York as well as his involvement in Ukrainian politics, the officials said.

Between 2006 and 2013, Manafort bought three New York properties, including one in Trump Tower in Manhattan. He paid for them in full and later took out mortgages against them. A former senior U.S. law enforcement official said that tactic is often used as a means to hide the origin of funds gained illegally. Reuters has no independent evidence that Manafort did this.

The sources also did not say whether Mueller has uncovered any evidence to charge Manafort with money laundering, but they said doing so is seen by investigators as critical in getting his full cooperation in their investigation.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort-idUSKBN1A70F8

Rick Wilson: This whole thing will burn to the ground before the leadership (Repubs) will man up

When asked: So when is your party going to stand up and do something???

RW: Don't you get it? They're not. This whole thing will burn to the ground before the leadership will man up
https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/888448457790369793

Crazy article, but something to watch

because of who commented on it and the people involved and what Trump has been accused of.


A fmr Trump co-investor under Mueller scrutiny tries to purge the web of stories on his underage prostitution arrest
https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/888367509950406656

https://twitter.com/20committee/status/888377205562253313

Trump and Putin May Have Met More Times Says Russias Sergei Lavro

Source: NBC News


MOSCOW — President Donald Trump may have held more meetings with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit earlier this month, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday — but he shrugged off the importance of the encounters.

“They might have met even much more than just three times,” he told NBC News’ Keir Simmons in an exclusive interview, dismissing speculation about the leaders' meetings.

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“After the dinner was over…I was not there…President Trump apparently went to pick up his wife and spent some minutes with President Putin…so what?” he said.



Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/trump-putin-may-have-met-more-times-says-russia-s-n785146?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma



Lavrov is a seasoned diplomat, the distain/contempt he displayed in this interview. Stunning. Menacing. Vulgar ☄️Warning shot to Trump ☄️
https://twitter.com/Spicerlies/status/888366755147599876

Longer Bloomberg report says Mueller has issued subpoenas to banks, filed requests for records to

Longer Bloomberg report says Mueller has issued subpoenas to banks, filed requests for records to foreign lenders.
https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/888179758156177408

Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

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As part of their investigation, Mueller’s team has issued subpoenas to banks and filed requests for bank records to foreign lenders under mutual legal-assistance treaties, according to two of the people familiar with the matter.

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/mueller-is-said-to-expand-probe-to-trump-business-transactions

Special Counsel Investigating Possible Money Laundering by Paul Manafort

Source: Wall Street Journal

Special Counsel Investigating Possible Money Laundering by Paul Manafort
Probe by Mueller into former Trump campaign manager is part of examination of Russian meddling in election
By Erica Orden
July 20, 2017 5:52 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON—Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible money laundering by Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, as part of his criminal investigation into what U.S. intelligence agencies say was a Kremlin-backed campaign to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The inquiry into the issue by Mr. Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and his team began several weeks ago, this person said. A spokesman for Mr. Manafort, Jason Maloni, declined to comment, as did a spokesman for Mr. Mueller.

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The Senate and House intelligence committees also are probing possible money laundering by Mr. Manafort, according to people with knowledge of those investigations.

The Senate committee also has received reports from the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which tracks illicit money flows, to learn if any of Mr. Trump’s businesses may have financial ties to Russian interests, these people said. Mr. Trump has said he has no such ties.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/special-counsel-investigating-possible-money-laundering-by-paul-manafort-1500587532
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