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Federal prosecutors in New York have issued subpoenas as part of an investigation into whether former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort used New York real estate transactions to launder foreign money into the U.S. financial system, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The investigation was launched by the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and subsequently handed off to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The issuance of the subpoenas in recent weeks by the Manhattan prosecutor indicates that the office has rejoined the inquiry and moved beyond the initial stage.
At least three law-enforcement offices are now investigating Manafort’s transactions. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is also probing potential money laundering by Manafort.
George Papadopoulos, who worked for President Trump's campaign as a foreign policy adviser, has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about meeting a professor with Russian ties who had promised to provide "dirt" on Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Papadopoulos, 30, pleaded guilty on Oct. 5, in an agreement that is only being unsealed on Monday after Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was taken into federal custody, indicted along with his top deputy on charges that range from conspiracy against the United States to conspiracy to launder money.
The guilty plea and accompanying court documents provide evidence of the earliest connection so far between Trump campaign officials and individuals close to the Russian government who were seeking to influence the election. It's also the first official account of those ties to be provided by Mueller's investigative team.
Yes, the innocent usually keep their jobs, especially when they founded the company.
Rick wrote: I wonder why Tony Podesta stepped down today...hmmm