Wyden Probe of Turkish Bank Runs Into Mnuchin Meeting With Erdoğan

A month into Senator Ron Wyden’s investigation of Halkbank, the Turkish state-run bank accused of the biggest money-laundering scheme ever charged in U.S. history, U.S. Treasury officials informed lawmakers that Secretary Steven Mnuchin recently attended a White House lunch with Turkey’s strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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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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