Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | Russian Lawyer at Trump Tower Meeting Is Indicted in Another Case. But Why? DealBook Supported by White Collar Watch ByPeter J. Henning Jan. 25, 2019 Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them. __________ The indictment unsealed this month charging Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in June 2016, with obstruction of justice in another case raises an interesting question: Why would the Justice Department pursue a case in which there is little likelihood of ever getting the defendant to the United States? The charges stem from a civil asset forfeiture case filed two years ago. Ms. Veselnitskaya is accused of making false statements in that case to thwart a money … [Read more...] about Russian Lawyer at Trump Tower Meeting Is Indicted in Another Case. But Why?
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When special counsel Robert Mueller charged a dozen Russian intelligence officers in July with hacking the Democrats, the indictment described online conversations between a Russian operative and "a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump." That person, it quickly emerged, was Roger Stone. But the long-awaited criminal indictment that finally dropped against Stone on Friday did not charge the political dirty trickster with conspiring with the Russians. Instead, it accused him of lying to Congress about his interactions with WikiLeaks, the group that Mueller says accepted hacked Democratic emails from the Russians and released them during the campaign in a way designed to inflict pain on Hillary Clinton. The indictment offered tantalizing hints about the role of senior Trump campaign officials but did not present evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian election interference operation, which is the major … [Read more...] about Roger Stone indictment: Is this all Mueller has, or is he closing in on Trump?
The special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser and longtime Republican operative Roger Stone on seven counts related to witness tampering, obstruction, and false statements. Stone was arrested in Florida early Friday after a Washington, DC, grand jury handed down the indictment. The charging document goes into detail about Stone’s efforts to get damaging information about the Hillary Clinton campaign from WikiLeaks during the summer of 2016. With intricate details, it accuses him of trying to intimidate a witness into not testifying or turning over documents to lawmakers and FBI investigators. Prosecutors also accused Stone of making multiple false statements to Congress about his interactions regarding WikiLeaks, his possession of documentation relevant to the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation, and his communications with the Trump campaign about WikiLeaks. The special counsel Robert … [Read more...] about Mueller indicts former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone on charges of obstruction, false statements, and witness tampering
Since May 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russian government interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. There are at least 101 known points of contact between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russian government-linked individuals or entities from November of 2015 all the way up to January of 2017. Here is the full timeline of all the Trump campaign and transition team’s communications with Russia. So far, the special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia has indicted 34 people and three Russian companies, convicted one person in court, and flipped five cooperating witnesses – three of which are from the Trump campaign. As it currently stands, there are now more than 101 known points of contact between the Trump campaign and Russian-government linked people or entities, … [Read more...] about Here are all the known contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian government-linked people or entities
FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for RussiansThe Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday. The investigation — a dual counterintelligence and criminal probe — was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, the Times said, citing anonymous sources. The counterintelligence aspect consisted of determining whether Trump was knowingly or unknowingly working for Moscow and whether he was a threat to national security, the newspaper reported. It added the criminal portion related to Trump’s firing of Comey. The FBI investigation was soon folded into Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 vote and possible collusion between his campaign and Moscow, it said, adding that it was unclear if the counterintelligence aspect was still being pursued.The Times said that the FBI had been … [Read more...] about FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians