Manafort Probe Heats Up: Mueller Joins Forces With New York Attorney General

01 September, 2017, 02:06 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is now under a New York attorney general investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are reportedly joining forces to investigate former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Kilmeade then raised the alarm about the recent raid on the home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has a long history of shady deals with a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine. "One of the people familiar with progress on the case said both Mueller's and Schneiderman's teams have collected evidence on financial crimes, including potential money laundering", according to Politico's Josh Dawsey.

Though an unusually noisy August pushed Mueller's probe into a possible Trump-Russia connection out of the national spotlight, new revelations may signal that a renewed focus towards those proceedings is on the horizon. Last week's pardon of former Maricopa County sheriff and current disgusting old bigot Joe Arpaio was an outrageous endorsement of unapologetic racism and xenophobia, but it also functioned as a giant wink to any nervous Trump associates who might be under pressure from the suddenly subpoena-happy Mueller: The president, if it came down to it, would have their backs.

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Additionally, earlier this summer, FBI agents raided Manafort's home as part of the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

There has been no decision on charges, however, and "nothing is imminent", a source told Politico.

A grand jury used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's eldest son, The Associated Press has learned.

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Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign and has condemned the investigation as political witch hunt.

Schneiderman's office declined comment. Trump claimed he settled "just to have the matter behind him".

Mueller joining his efforts with a state attorney general may be part of a strategy to mitigate against the president's pardon power.

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There doesn't appear to be a substantive reason for Trump to privately restate his position on the issue, though it's worth noting for context that Donald Trump Jr. will soon be testifying before Grassley's committee.

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