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WASHINGTON | Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

WASHINGTON —Jan 17, 2019—A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department said Thursday. The civil settlement with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP brings to a close at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator says Barr has confidence in Mueller

WASHINGTON — Jan 09, 2019—The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein‘s expected departure from the Justice Department (all times local): 1 p.m. The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says Attorney General nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller (MUHL’-ur) and will let Mueller finish his Russia investigation. Sen. Lindsey … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator says Barr has confidence in Mueller

CHICAGO | Australian trader pleads guilty to ‘spoofing’ in Chicago

CHICAGO — An Australian commodities trader has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars and canceling them within milliseconds to sell smaller orders at a profit. Jiongsheng “Jim” Zhao pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of spoofing. Prosecutors say the 31-year-old executed trades on … Continue reading CHICAGO | Australian trader pleads guilty to ‘spoofing’ in Chicago

WASHINGTON | House intelligence releases Stone transcript to Mueller

WASHINGTON  — The House intelligence committee voted Thursday to release a transcript of Roger Stone‘s closed-door interview with the committee last year after special counsel Robert Mueller requested it, according to two people familiar with the vote. The panel’s unanimous vote comes as the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump is under investigation in Mueller’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House intelligence releases Stone transcript to Mueller

Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

Two lawmakers are asking the Justice Department and FBI to look into whether former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun lied to a Senate panel in testimony about the handling of sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. At issue is Blackmun’s refuted claim that he discussed the case with USOC staff after receiving word of Nassar’s … Continue reading Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

WASHINGTON | Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON  — Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON | Dem: Illegal payments ‘impeachable offense’ if Trump ordered

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says he believes it would be an “impeachable offense” if it’s proved that President Donald Trump directed illegal hush-money payments to women during the 2016 campaign. But Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, who’s expected to chair the panel in January, says it’s unclear whether … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Dem: Illegal payments ‘impeachable offense’ if Trump ordered

WASHINGTON | For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime

WASHINGTON  — The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing , prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arranged … Continue reading WASHINGTON | For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime