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Consultant who pleaded guilty to Mueller-related charges confronts DOJ official

Sam Patten, the political consultant who last week was sentenced to three years probation on charges that stemmed from Robert Mueller's investigation, confronted a senior Justice Department official at a forum held by a Washington think tank Wednesday.
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Political consultant who pleaded guilty to Mueller-related charges confronts DOJ official at forum

Sam Patten, the political consultant who last week was sentenced to three years probation on charges that stemmed from Robert Mueller's investigation, confronted a senior Justice Department official at a forum held by a Washington think tank Wednesday.
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This Week: Barr Goes Full Trump On FBI ‘Spying,’ Testifies About Mueller Report

Bill Barr was in the hot seat this week. In back-to-back Capitol Hill hearings, lawmakers grilled the Attorney General on his handling of the (very) long-awaited Mueller report. First came the House Appropriations Committee hearing, where Barr testified that he had no intention of submitting the full, unredacted report to Congress or of asking a court to authorize the release of grand jury materials. Barr also said Mueller specifically declined to review the March 24 letter he put out absolvi...
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Sam Patten sentenced to 3 years probation, no jail time after cooperating with Mueller

Washington political consultant W. Samuel Patten, who helped steer foreign money to President Donald Trump's inauguration, was sentenced Friday morning to 36 months probation and 500 hours of community service
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Sam Patten sentenced to 36 months probation, no jail time after cooperating with Mueller

Washington political consultant W. Samuel Patten, who helped steer foreign money to President Donald Trump's inauguration, was sentenced Friday morning to 36 months probation and 500 hours of community service
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Manafort-Linked Lobbyist Gets 36 Months Probation

International political consultant W. Sam Patten was sentenced to 36 months probation, 500 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine on Friday for failing to register as a foreign agent, after spending months cooperating with federal prosecutors. Patten pleaded guilty in August 2018 to failing to register as a foreign agent of Ukraine, admitting in his plea that he helped steer $50,000 through a straw donor to the Trump inaugural committee to obtain tickets for his Ukrainian clients. U.S....
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Lobbyist provided 'substantial' help to Mueller and other investigations, prosecutors say

Lobbyist Sam Patten provided "substantial assistance" to special counsel Robert Mueller and several other ongoing investigations, federal prosecutors said Monday, paving the way for him to potentially avoid jail time at his sentencing this week.
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Lobbyist who steered foreign money to Trump inaugural asks for no jail after cooperating

Lobbyist Sam Patten asked a judge for no jail time ahead of his Friday sentencing on charges he acted as an unregistered foreign agent.
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Prosecutors Call Patten ‘Valuable Resource’ In Ongoing Criminal Probes

International political consultant W. Samuel Patten has been a “valuable resource” in his cooperation with multiple criminal investigations, prosecutors said in a Monday sentencing memorandum. In the filing, D.C. federal prosecutors continued the practice of special counsel Robert Mueller, who referred the case, and declined to recommend a specific sentence. And though there are no sentencing guidelines for the Foreign Agents Registration Act — the foreign lobbying statute that Patten pleaded...
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DC Lobbyist Who Cooperated With Mueller Asks For Probation On Foreign Lobbying Charge

International political consultant W. Samuel Patten asked for a sentence of no jail time in a Monday court filing, arguing that his extensive cooperation with the government and remorse for his crimes warranted a probationary sentence. Patten, who pleaded guilty to an illegal foreign lobbying charge and a charge of lying to Congress in August 2018 in a case brought by D.C. federal prosecutors, apologized for his actions while going out of his way to distinguish himself from Paul Manafort. “Pe...
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This Week: Acting Pentagon Chief’s Alleged Pro-Boeing Bias Gets New Attention

The Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who spent more than 30 years at Boeing before joining the Trump administration, improperly boosted the company as a government official. The investigation came in response to a complaint from the independent watchdog group CREW, which in turn cited a January report from Politico that Shanahan’s remarks as a government employee had “fuel[ed] questions about whether he harbors an unfair ...
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Questions Surround Miami Massage Mogul’s Role In Trump Photo Ops

Two Chinese-born tech executives managed to pose for pictures with Trump at a paid dinner, possibly thanks to a deal with a South Florida massage magnate, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. Li “Cindy” Yang reportedly ran a business that offered to link Chinese executives with President Trump and other Republican notables. But one December 2017 fundraiser at a glitzy Manhattan restaurant raises questions about how the two Chinese tech execs managed to snap selfies with the President — particu...
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Lobbyist Involved In Inauguration Straw Donor Scheme To Be Sentenced In April

Lobbyist Sam Patten, who pleaded guilty in August to failing to register as a foreign agent, will be sentenced on April 12. The Wednesday order setting Patten’s sentencing date came just two days after prosecutors filed a status report on Patten’s cooperation entirely under seal. They similarly filed a status report under seal in early January. Such a move is uncommon and suggested that Patten was of high value to prosecutors or that they encountered an issue with his cooperation. Patten’s up...
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Why Trump’s Inauguration Was So Sleazy, Even For Washington

Presidential inaugurations can seem like a parody of D.C. influence-peddling. Corporate lobbyists, foreign dignitaries and political mega-donors converge on the capitol for days of glitzy events, waltzing alongside incoming administration officials at inaugural balls and networking with members of the U.S. Congress over plates of lobster. As reports proliferate about New York prosecutors’ investigation into President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, it can be difficult to tease out the stand...
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Manhattan Feds Subpoena Trump Inaugural Committee

Federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York sent a wide-ranging subpoena to Trump’s presidential inaugural committee today. An inaugural committee spokesman confirmed the receipt of the subpoena in a statement to TPM. “We have just received a subpoena for documents,” the statement read. “While we are still reviewing the subpoena, it is our intention to cooperate with the inquiry.” The New York Times reported that the subpoenas asked the committee to produce documents related to...
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Embattled Trump Inaugural Committee Failed To Disclose Key Finances To IRS

President Trump’s inaugural committee failed to disclose to the IRS how much money it received in ticket revenue, TPM has found after reviewing the group’s tax filings, a failure that tax experts find perplexing.  The Trump inaugural committee’s failure to identify the revenue it generated from the sale of tickets and other perks broke with the practice of previous inaugural committees. In doing so, the tax return that the committee filed with the IRS obscured a key metric of how it raised its...
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Mueller Eyes Ukrainians Who Attended Trump Inauguration

The special counsel is looking at how a number of Ukrainian politicians secured seats at the Trump inauguration, the New York Times reported Thursday. The report comes amid indications that probes into the Trump inauguration — and what it did with the record $107 million it raised — are heating up. At the same time, peace plans that various Ukrainians were ferrying to Washington have also become a focus of the investigation. The Ukrainian politicos who attended Trump’s inauguration were happy...
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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...
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This Week: New Developments In Mysterious Mueller-Linked Cases

The extended holiday break was relatively quiet on the Russia investigation front. But sporadic new court filings hinted at behind-the-scenes activities related to several mysterious cases linked to special counsel Robert Mueller. One involves W. Sam Patten, the D.C. lobbyist who in August pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign agent and helping a Ukrainian oligarch secure a ticket to President Trump’s inauguration. Prosecutors moved to keep a routine status update in Patten’s case ...
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Filing In Patten Case Deepens Mystery About His Cooperation With The Feds

A mystery filing in the case of W. Sam Patten, the D.C. lobbyist who pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign agent in August, adds a curious wrinkle to what has generally been regarded as a relatively minor case. On New Year’s Eve, prosecutors moved to keep a routine status update in Patten’s case entirely under wraps. The joint status reports filed after plea agreements but before sentencing have typically included a broad reference to the defendant’s ongoing cooperation. The fac...
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WSJ: Feds Open Criminal Investigation Into Trump Inauguration Committee

Trump’s inaugural committee is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York over whether donors handed over cash in exchange for access to government officials and into whether funds were misallocated, the Wall Street Journal reported. Documents seized during raids of former Trump attorney and current felon Michael Cohen’s home, office, and hotel room in April 2018 led to the investigation, the newspaper reported, which is focusing on whether the ...
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Everything That Happened This Week In The Trump-Russia Story

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopolous appeared before a federal judge to be sentenced for lying to the FBI on Friday. Ahead of the hearing, a sentencing memorandum gave us some new information, including that President Trump personally signed off on Papadopoulos’ offer to set up a meeting with Vladimir Putin during the campaign. Papadopolous’ attorney argued in court Friday that Trump “hindered that investigation more” than Papadopoulos did. Papadopolous was ultimately sentenced to 1...
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After Guilty Plea, Sam Patten Feuded With Former Georgian Officials On Facebook

Just two days after to failing to register as a foreign agent and acting as a straw purchaser of presidential inauguration tickets for a Ukrainian oligarch, American lobbyist Sam Patten sent a pair of angry Facebook messages to Georgia’s former economy minister on Facebook messenger. “Call of [sic] your trolls now or I’ll start releasing things about Misha he’d prefer I didn’t,” Patten wrote to George Arveladze, the Georgian former minister and parliamentarian, who also had served as chief of ...
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Is obscure GOP consultant Sam Patten the missing link in the Trump-Russia probe? | Will Bunch

A little-known GOP consultant named Sam Patten who pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe has ties to Trump campaign officials, a Russian spy and to Cambridge Analytica, the firm that targeted American voters on Facebook with messages that may have swayed the 2016 election.
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A QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Visits The White House, And Other News: Your Prime Week In Review

Hello Prime members, and happy Labor Day weekend. Welcome especially to all our new subscribers. Next week could be another busy one, with hearings on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh beginning Tuesday. Here’s what happened in Prime this week. President Donald Trump invited a QAnon conspiracy theorist to the White House, Matt Shuham notes in his weekly Trump Swamp primer. Cameron Joseph reflects on the time Sen. John McCain yelled at him. Manafort associate Sam Patten was charged t...
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Lobbyist Sam Patten Pleads Guilty to Steering Foreign Funds to Trump Inaugural

The lobbyist, Sam Patten, worked for a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party, the same one that employed Paul Manafort.
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Manafort associate admits paying Trump inauguration $50,000 in Ukrainian cash

A Republican consultant linked to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort admitted on Friday he illegally funnelled money from a Ukraine tycoon to Mr Trump's inauguration. Sam Patten, who worked with Manafort to advise and lobby for Ukraine's pro-Russia Opposition Bloc, was the newest person to be charged out of special counsel Robert Mueller's sprawling Russia collusion investigation. In a deal with prosecutors Patten, 47, agreed to plead guilty to on...
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Sam Patten pleads guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign lobbyist and admits lying to the Senate

Washington lobbyist W. Samuel Patten pleaded guilty Friday to acting as an unregistered foreign lobbyist, and admitted to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee and funneling a Ukrainian oligarch's money to Donald Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee.
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Lobbyist Pleads Guilty to Steering Foreign Funds to Trump Inaugural

The lobbyist, Sam Patten, worked for a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party, the same one that employed Paul Manafort.
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Manafort associate paid Trump inauguration $50,000 in Ukrainian cash

Sam Patten pleads guilty under Foreign Agents Registration ActRepublican once worked with Cambridge AnalyticaA Republican political consultant linked to Paul Manafort and Cambridge Analytica has admitted to funneling $50,000 from a Ukrainian oligarch to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration committee. Related: How heartening to see a still robust US constitution as the net closes on Trump | Michael Goldfarb Continue reading...
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