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This Week: Trump Allegedly Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Project

This week brought the clearest-cut example to date that President Trump allegedly violated federal law while in office. BuzzFeed reported that Trump personally directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign. Two federal law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Trump ordered Cohen to falsely claim that work on the project ended months earlier than it did in order to obscure his involvement. The bombshell article also reported th...
Tags: News, Putin, Congress, Abc, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Moscow, James Comey, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Senate Judiciary Committee, Cohen, Michael Cohen


Morning Docket: 01.18.19

* Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, which was a rotten thing to do to America's hottest lawyer. [Buzzfeed] * Skadden settles with government over Manafort fiasco to the tune of $4.6 million. [NY Times] * Ben Brafman officially out as Harvey Weinstein's lawyer. [Law360] * Net neutrality case will press forward after the DC Circuit told the FCC it couldn't use Trump's shutdown as an excuse to delay the case. [National Law Journal] * Clients planning to spend more on tech and l...
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Law, Congress, America, Ars Technica, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Ny Times, Michael Cohen, Skadden, National Law Journal, DC Circuit, Ben Brafman


Manafort Kept Up His Sketchy Behavior While Already In Deep Legal Trouble

A court document filed by special counsel Robert Mueller this week reveals new examples of how Paul Manafort allegedly engaged in brazenly shady behaviors well after he was already in deep legal trouble. The heavily redacted filing was made in the dispute over whether Manafort violated his plea deal with Mueller by lying to investigators — perhaps the most brazen, and likely illegal, misconduct of all. But in addition to that, it appears that as late as March 2018, after Manafort was indicted...
Tags: News, Virginia, Ukraine, Fbi, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Konstantin Kilimnik, Muckraker, Virginia Manafort


Skadden law firm, linked to Manafort, settles U.S. case on Ukraine work

A prominent law firm whose work has come under scrutiny in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe reached a settlement with federal prosecutors on Thursday, acknowledging it should have registered as a foreign agent for a 2012 report aimed at discrediting a former prime minister of Ukraine.
Tags: Money, Russia, Ukraine, businessNews, Skadden, Robert Mueller, Manafort


Skadden Arps Agrees to $4.6 Million Settlement in Ukraine Lobbying Case

The Justice Department investigation stemmed from work the law firm, which also agreed to register retroactively as a foreign agent for Ukraine, did with Paul Manafort.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Justice Department, Craig, Slate, Tony, Mueller, Podesta, Skadden, Yanukovych, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Tymoshenko, Mercury Public Affairs, Manafort


Law Firm to Pay $4.6 Million in Case Tied to Manafort and Ukraine

The Justice Department investigation stemmed from work that the law firm Skadden Arps did with Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Justice Department, Craig, Trump, Slate, Tony, Mueller, Podesta, Skadden, Yanukovych, Skadden Arps, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Tymoshenko


Manafort worked with Kilimnik, reported Russian operative, even after criminal charges: Reports

Four words in a tiny font at the top of a page in Mueller's recent court filing reveal that Manafort kept at it with Kilimnik even *after* Manafort was charged with multiple felonies. It pays to read the fine print. Excerpt from Rosalind S. Helderman at the Washington Post: In a tiny font at the top of the 82nd page of a lengthy document filed in court this week by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is a key clue to his ongoing interest in Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington, Russia, US news, Ukraine, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, RFE, Robert Mueller, Kilimnik, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Skadden law firm, linked to Manafort, settles U.S. foreign agent violations

The firm settled over its role in producing a 2012 report on the trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Skadden, Manafort


Skadden Arps Settles With DOJ Over Manafort Ukraine Dealings

The prominent law firm Skadden Arps reached a civil settlement with federal law enforcement today over work it performed in Ukraine on Paul Manafort’s request, the Justice Department announced in a statement. The firm agreed to pay $4.6 million that it secretly received for the work that it performed on behalf of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, and agreed to retroactively register as a foreign agent of the Ukrainian government. Skadden wrote a report in 2012 whitewashing the Ukrainian gove...
Tags: London, News, Cyprus, Ukraine, Manhattan, Doj, Justice Department, Ministry Of Justice, Craig, U S Congress, Mueller, Obama White House, Skadden, Skadden Arps, Yulia Tymoshenko, Tymoshenko


Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Justice Department, Trump, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Manafort Suspended In DC

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended Paul Manafort From the Bar's web page Date of Action: January 10, 2019 Type of action: Court action Summary of Action: Manafort was suspended on an interim basis based upon his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Dc, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Judge accepts Manafort’s resignation as Connecticut lawyer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has accepted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s proposal to permanently give up his right to practice law in the state amid disbarment proceedings. Judge David Sheridan in Hartford on Tuesday also issued a finding of misconduct related to Manafort’s guilty pleas in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation […]
Tags: News, Nation, Connecticut, Trump, Hartford, Conn AP, Robert Mueller, Manafort, Paul Manafort, David Sheridan


Erin Burnett: Mueller reveals list of Manafort 'lies'

The special counsel says it has "documentary evidence" that Manafort lied in saying he had no contact, direct or indirect, with the Trump administration.
Tags: News, Stories, Trump, Erin Burnett, Mueller, Manafort


READ: Mueller Releases Filing On How Manafort Broke Plea Agreement

Special Counsel Robert Mueller released a detailed — but redacted — filing on Tuesday outlining why he believes Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement with prosecutors. With its heavy redactions, the filing at times reads like an extremely bland game of madlibs, with references to Manafort admitting certain things while the substance of what he allegedly admitted to falling under redaction. However, the unredacted sections shed at least a little bit of new light on what Manafort was being ...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Fbi, Trump, Mueller, Viktor Yanukovych, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Kilimnik, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Russia Probe, Konstantin Kilimnik, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Jeffrey Weiland


Mueller: Manafort worked with alleged Russian agent even after criminal charges

Former Trump campaign chief started communicating with Konstantin Kilimnik on plan for future of Ukraine in 2016Paul Manafort and an alleged Russian intelligence operative began hatching a plan for the future of Ukraine during the 2016 presidential election campaign and continued even after Manafort was criminally charged, prosecutors indicated on Tuesday.The office of Robert Mueller, the special counsel, said in a new court filing that Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik communicated between Augus...
Tags: Russia, US news, Ukraine, US elections 2016, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Konstantin Kilimnik, Trump-Russia investigation


READ: Mueller Releases Filing On Why Manafort Broke Plea Agreement

Special Counsel Robert Mueller released a detailed — but redacted — filing on Tuesday outlining why he believes Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement with prosecutors. The filing includes a declaration from Jeffrey Weiland, an FBI agent working on the case. The declaration lays out the background of Manafort’s purportedly brief period of cooperation with the government, including an episode after his guilty plea to witness tampering in which he denied that his Russian associate, Konstanti...
Tags: News, Fbi, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Russia Probe, Konstantin Kilimnik, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Jeffrey Weiland


Feds List What They Call Manafort Lies But Few Details Visible In Blacked Out Filing

The special counsel's office wants a judge to consider Manafort's plea agreement void after what the government calls false statements; Manafort argues he didn't breach his deal.(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Manafort


Donald Trump: The Russia File

Americans deserve to know what the president and Vladimir Putin are talking about.
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Comey, Mueller, House Committee on Intelligence, Donald J, James B, Manafort, Paul J, Kevin (1965-, Robert S III


From Prison, Manafort Gives Up Connecticut Law License

Paul Manafort is a triple threat: convicted felon, shady lobbyist and attorney. But he’s dropping the third title, at least in his home state of Connecticut, moving to resign from the Connecticut bar and surrender his license. The move preempts a disbarment hearing that Manafort faced over his Connecticut law license, scheduled for Feb. 7, the Hartford Courant reports. “He has never maintained an office in Connecticut and is not employed by any law firm in Connecticut,” Manafort attorneys Fre...
Tags: News, Connecticut, New Britain, Hartford Courant, Courant, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Russia Probe, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Frederic Ury, Anthony LaBella, Paul Manafort Sr


This Week: Manafort Gave Trump Poll Data To Russian, Mueller Report Coming

We may finally have a concrete deadline for the Mueller report. The findings the special counsel has dug up over the course of his months-long investigation will be ready to present to the Justice Department as soon as late February, according to new reporting out from NBC this week, though when or if those details will become public remains unclear. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has overseen the Mueller case, reportedly hopes to stick around until that report is filed. That means ...
Tags: News, Nbc, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Ukraine, Cnn, The New York Times, Doj, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Senate Judiciary Committee


Prosecutors Examining Ukrainians Who Flocked to Trump Inaugural

The Ukrainians were in Washington pushing plans that, in some cases, would have steered the incoming administration to lift tough sanctions on Russia.
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ukraine, National Security Council, Patten, Trump, Flynn, Cohen, Cummings, Mueller, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Sater, Embargoes and Sanctions


CNN: Mueller Interviewed Trump Campaign Pollster, Manafort Associate In February

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team met with a 2016 Trump campaign pollster in February last year, CNN reported Thursday. The interview gained new relevance after revelations that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort reportedly had a Ukrainian-born fixer, Konstantin Kilimnik — who Mueller has said has “ties to a Russian intelligence service” — sharing Trump campaign polling data with two pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs. The pollster, Tony Fabrizio, worked with Manafort on Ukrain...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Cnn, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Fabrizio, Tony Fabrizio, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Matt Shuham, Rick Gates, Konstantin Kilimnik, CNN Fabrizio


Who Exactly Did Paul Manafort Give Trump Campaign Data To?

Yesterday the New York Times revised its revelation on who Manafort gave Trump campaign polling data to, shifting it from Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to two Ukrainian clients of his: Rinat Akhmetov and Serhiy Lyovochkin. Both backed former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, and both find themselves frequently accused of supporting pro-Russian political movements in Ukraine. But who are they, really? And why would Manafort use his former Russian intelligence associate Konstantin Kilimnik...
Tags: News, Russia, European Union, Ukraine, New York Times, Kremlin, Stalin, Patten, Trump, Roger Stone, Donetsk, Interior Ministry, Viktor Yanukovych, Michael Caputo, Yanukovych, Rinat Akhmetov


Ukrainian tycoon denies requesting or receiving 2016 polling data from Manafort

A prominent Ukrainian tycoon denied Thursday requesting or receiving US polling data from Paul Manafort, following revelations in a court filing Tuesday that pointed to coordination between the former Trump campaign chairman and the Russian government.
Tags: US, Cnn, Trump, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Ukrainian tycoon denies requesting or receiving 2016 info from Manafort

A prominent Ukrainian tycoon denied Thursday requesting or receiving US polling data from Paul Manafort, following revelations in a court filing Tuesday that pointed to coordination between the former Trump campaign chairman and the Russian government.
Tags: News, US, Stories, Trump, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Trump: Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he did not know anything about allegations his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence. Trump took questions Thursday on the South Lawn before leaving for an event at the southern […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, South Lawn, Manafort, Paul Manafort


How to Avoid the Goof Made by Manafort's Lawyers

I've seen two versions of the "unredacted" version of the response filed by Paul Manafort's lawyers. In this version provided by the Associated Press (and opened in Adobe Acrobat) it's clear the redaction failed and whoever did the final... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Associated Press, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Manafort intended for data to go to 2 Ukrainian oligarchs

Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov, two Ukrainian oligarchs who had paid Paul Manafort for years for his political work in their country, were the intended recipients of the American polling data that Manafort shared with Konstantin Kilimnik during the 2016 presidential campaign, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Tags: News, Stories, Rinat Akhmetov, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Konstantin Kilimnik, Serhiy Lyovochkin


Manafort intended for info to go to 2 oligarchs

Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov, two Ukrainian oligarchs who had paid Paul Manafort for years for his political work in their country, were the intended recipients of the American polling data that Manafort shared with Konstantin Kilimnik during the 2016 presidential campaign, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Tags: News, Stories, Rinat Akhmetov, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Konstantin Kilimnik, Serhiy Lyovochkin


Two pro-Russia Ukrainians, who owed the former Trump campaign chairman money, were the intended recipients of American polling data

Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov, two Ukrainian oligarchs who had paid Paul Manafort for years for his political work in their country, were the intended recipients of the American polling data that Manafort shared with Konstantin Kilimnik during the 2016 presidential campaign, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Trump, Rinat Akhmetov, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Konstantin Kilimnik, Serhiy Lyovochkin