Trump Jr. to testify in Senate, Manafort lawyer subpoenaed

Jerome Frank
September 1, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller´s team is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, Politico reported Wednesday.

Mr Mueller's team is also reportedly looking into whether Mr Trump knew about a meeting his son, Donald Trump Jr, had with a Kremlin-connected lawyer previous year, according to NBC.

Trump has not indicated an intention to pardon Manafort or anyone else involved with the Russian Federation investigation, but state and federal prosecutors think the prospect of a presidential pardon could affect Manafort's decision to cooperate with investigators.

Paul Manafort has emerged as a key figure in the Russian Federation investigation, with the FBI reportedly conducting a pre-dawn raid of Manafort's home in July.

Multiple reports previously have said that Manafort is being investigated for possible money laundering and investigators are looking at his lobbying work and business transactions, including real estate deals.

Kilmeade then took aim at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whom he accused of authorizing a "fishing expedition" with his appointment of Mueller.

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Manafort has not been levied any charges to date, and has denied any wrongdoing. "Nothing is imminent", said one of the people familiar with the case.

Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign and has condemned the investigation as political witch hunt. The Jared Kushner-owned New York Observer also published a memorably critical hit piece on the New York A.G., in which he was portrayed as a character in the dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange.

Both the special counsel's office and the NY attorney general's office declined requests for comment from Fox News.

Read the full Politico report on Mueller teaming up with NY attorney general.

It remains unclear what role Akhmetshin had at the meeting or whether the Trump campaign did actually receive damaging information on Clinton from Veselnitskaya before its close. He works for a Russian developer who once partnered with Trump to bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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