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Manafort sues Justice Department over Russia probe

by Evan Wilt
Posted 1/04/18, 10:29 am

WASHINGTON—Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Justice Department and investigators probing alleged interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election by Russian operatives. Last fall, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team filed criminal charges against Manafort, including money laundering and tax evasion. He pleaded not guilty.

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IRS nixes property tax prepayments

by Evan Wilt
Posted 12/28/17, 10:37 am

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning Wednesday for taxpayers trying to prepay their 2018 property taxes before Dec. 31: Only taxes assessed and billed this year can be claimed on 2017 returns. The IRS advisory comes as taxpayers across the country—particularly in high-tax states like California, New York, and New Jersey—lined up at tax offices attempting to prepay their 2018 taxes before new deduction caps take effect.

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Fight over consumer watchdog office heads to court

by Evan Wilt
Posted 11/27/17, 11:54 am

WASHINGTON—Mick Mulvaney showed up to work at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Monday despite legal questions about his right to be there. President Donald Trump selected Mulvaney, who currently heads the Office of Management and Budget, to step in at the CFPB until he appoints a new permanent director. But when former bureau head Richard Cordray abruptly left the office Friday, he appointed his own successor by promoting his former chief of staff, Leandra English.

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