Trump Donor Pleads Guilty to Acting as Foreign Agent

A California venture capitalist who donated nearly $1 million to Donald Trump’s inauguration committee pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to falsifying records to hide his work as a foreign agent, but he was recently informed by federal prosecutors in New York he could face similar charges there.

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Boom Times for Turkey’s Lobbyists in Trump’s Washington

Shortly after a multibillion-dollar money-laundering scheme implicated the man who would become Turkey’s president in 2014, proxies for the Turkish government spent more than $1.7 million on their top lobbyists. A Courthouse News investigation found that figure more than quadrupled to about $7.3 million by 2018, with much of the money going to allies of President Donald Trump.

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Environmentalists Say Feds Fail to Protect Crayfish From Coal Mining

Political appointees in President Donald Trump’s Interior Department have weakened protections for Appalachia’s endangered crayfish to benefit the coal mining industry, environmentalists claim in a federal lawsuit.

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Defense Takes Over in Trial of DC Power Attorney With Manafort Ties

Attorneys for high-profile Washington – and Paul Manafort-tied – lawyer Greg Craig told a federal judge Tuesday that a close look at the federal statute requiring U.S. citizens to register as foreign agents for certain work done outside the United States reveals the ex-Skadden Arps lawyer had no obligation to tell the full truth to the Justice Department.

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