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Trump declassifies Russia probe documents

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/18/18, 10:45 am

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The documents include 21 pages of the warrant obtained to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Trump also declassified all FBI accounts of interviews with senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who was in contact with Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy Democrats hired to conduct opposition research on then-candidate Trump. That research was compiled into an anti-Trump dossier later used by the FBI.

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Manafort cuts plea deal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/14/18, 12:09 pm

WASHINGTON—Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller in exchange for reduced charges. Manafort will plead guilty to two out of the initial seven charges against him. In documents filed Friday and signed by Mueller, prosecutors charged Manafort with one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

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Former Trump campaign adviser sentenced in Russia probe

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/07/18, 06:38 pm

A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI in its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Papadopoulos, 31, who pleaded guilty last year and is the first person sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation, said, “I made a dreadful mistake, but I am a good man who is eager for redemption.” U.S.

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