Trump's Ex-Campaign Chair Paul Manafort is Going to Snitch

Posted July 26, 2017

"Therefore, [Monday] evening, a subpoena was issued to compel Mr. Manafort's participation".

"We certainly want to know about several of the meetings that have been alleged to have taken place, obviously the meeting with Donald Jr. and the several Russians that we now know were in that meeting", sRep.

A spokesman for Manafort confirmed he met with the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday morning and said the former Trump campaign head "answered their questions fully".

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"While we were willing to accommodate Mr. Manafort's request to cooperate with the committee's investigation without appearing at Wednesday's hearing, we were unable to reach an agreement for a voluntary transcribed interview with the Judiciary Committee", they said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Grassley, and the top Democrat on the panel, Dianne Feinstein, said the subpoena was issued late on Monday after Manafort did not agree to an interview.

Trump watched on TV as Kushner made his appearance outside the West Wing and "thought Jared did a great job", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Investigators are also probing whether Manafort engaged in money laundering, according to The Wall Street Journal. But Manafort is the one person I've wanted to hear from since this Russian probe started, and either way, I'm here for this.

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The topic for Wednesday's hearing is the Foreign Agents Registration Act - a law passed in 1938 requiring that United States citizens representing the interests of foreign powers in a "political or quasi-political capacity" disclose that relationship. "Simpson's attorney has asserted that his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the subpoena", the statement said.

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The committee has issued a subpoena for Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the political firm that compiled a dossier at the center of the federal Russian Federation probe.

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Kushner, in his statement for the two intelligence committees, called the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya such a "waste of time" that he asked his assistant to call him out of the gathering. The meeting was pitched to him as a Russian government effort to help his father win the election, and a publicist promised the lawyer would have damaging information on Hillary Clinton.