Witness Says Ex-Obama Counsel Reached Deal on Ukraine Work

Nearly seven years ago to the day, former White House counsel Greg Craig agreed in a meeting with future Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates to communicate with journalists on behalf of the Ukrainian government, according to testimony Monday in Craig’s criminal trial.

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Judge Says Spinoff Manafort Probes Still Active

New York Times reporter Ken Vogel has been exploring reporting over Ukraine-related lobbying from many dimensions, but a federal judge forestalled one of the avenues of his research on Monday, warning that journalistic scrutiny “could reveal the existence of law enforcement proceedings that are not officially acknowledged or publicly known.”

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Former Flynn Partner On Trial for Illegal Lobbying Charges

Though special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into foreign influence in the 2016 election has officially wrapped up, trial began Monday for a former business partner of convicted ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn accused of acting as an illegal agent of the Turkish government.

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