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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trumps financial disclosures by the numbers: 53 amendments, 3 late fines,

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s financial disclosures by the numbers: 53 amendments, 3 late fines, and many weeks of extensions.

Police in Argentina say they've seized 400 kg of cocaine from the Russia embassy.

Police in #Argentina say they've seized ~400 kg of cocaine from the #Russia embassy. Several alleged members of a drug trafficking gang arrested, including a Russian diplomatic official.

Wait why would Russians have so much cocaine? Three words: Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich Poking the bear. Come at me bro, your mafia doesn’t scare me. Nuns pretty much raised me when I was sent to a Catholic boarding school.

If you don't know who Semion Mogilevich is google him or ask me and I'll point you in the right direction.

Update: Tom Green says he is still representing Rick Gates & filed in court for him today

UPDATE: Asked to confirm that he is representing Rick Gates — and about the Daily Beast reporting that he was fired, Tom Green tells me, "It is ludicrous and I am representing him."

JUST IN (and contra Daily Beast): Tom Green just entered an appearance in the DC case as Rick Gates' lawyer. Green then filed a notice Gates does not oppose his other lawyers withdrawing from the case.

NEW: RICK GATES rejected several offers of a plea deal from special counsel, as talks continued over

NEW: RICK GATES rejected several offers of a plea deal from special counsel, as talks continued over the past month. The talks broke down over the last few days -- yet they were still negotiating as of Thursday

Katelyn Polantz is a senior writer at CNN>

Rick Wilson: Here's why Paul Manafort doesn't flip and squeal

1/ Here's why Paul Manafort doesn't flip and squeal: there's a tiny % chance Trump pardons him for the Federal crimes. (Doesn't fix state charges that can hit in NY, VA, FL)

2/ But if Manafort rolls and starts talking about the Trump campaign, Russia, Russian oligarchs and Vladimir Putin, there's close to a 100% he dies a painful death by polonium poisoning.

3/ The calculus is pretty stark. The immovable object of Manafort's fear has met the irresistible force of Mueller's investigation.
4/ As a periodic reminder: there is no difference between what RU/RIS, ROC, and oligarchs can deploy against Manafort. It's all of a piece. A radioactive, deadly piece.

Gates has NOT flipped, & "is not about to make a deal with the Special Counsel Robert Mueller"

Ex-Trump Staffer Rick Gates Fires His Lawyer in Russia Probe

Paul Manafort’s long-time deputy has terminated Tom Green, the Washington attorney who reportedly tried to get him a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates has fired his lawyer, The Daily Beast has learned. And, contrary to recent media reports, Gates is not about to make a deal with the Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources familiar with the matter.

CNN and The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that Gates was on the cusp of signing a plea deal with Mueller’s team, and noted that Gates’ lawyer—Tom Green of Sidley Austin—is known for his work negotiating such pleas. If Gates had started cooperating with Mueller, it would certainly have been a boon to the prosecution.

Instead, Gates—for the time being, at least—isn’t flipping. And Green is out, replaced with Barry Pollack, of Miller Chevalier, according to sources familiar with the matter. Neither Green nor Pollack immediately returned a request for comment.

Over the years, Gates has operated closely with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Together, they worked for Viktor Yanukovich, the Putin-friendly former president of Ukraine. That work—for which the duo allegedly received millions in secret payments—generated controversy during President Donald Trump’s campaign, and ultimately contributed to Manafort’s firing from Team Trump. It also drew the special counsel’s attention.

More: https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-trump-staffer-rick-gates-fires-his-lawyer-in-russia-probe

BREAKING: New indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

BREAKING: A grand jury in Virginia has returned a new indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, per new filing from the special counsel's office. Status report: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4385691/2-22-18-US-Status-Report.pdf … Indictment:


CNN calling BS during live press conference w/ Sara Huckabee Sanders.


CNN was ready for the lies SHS was spewing about Trump doing more about Russia in one year than Obama did in 8 years.

New Muller plea deal: Alex Van Der Zwaan, son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan


NEW PLEA DEAL in Mueller probe: Alex Van Der Zwaan set to plead guilty today to making false statements to investigators:

FBI investigating potential money transfers from Russian banker to NRA: report

FBI investigating potential money transfers from Russian banker to NRA: report

The FBI is reportedly investigating whether Russian money was funneled through the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump become President.

Federal investigators are targeting Alexander Torshin, a deputy head at Russia’s central bank, who hosted a pair of dinners for a high profile NRA delegation in Moscow in 2015, McClatchy reported on Thursday.

Torshin then reportedly met with Donald Trump Jr. at the NRA’s 2016 convention.

The gun lobbying group reported spending a record $55 million on the 2016 elections, $30 million of which went to supporting Trump’s bid.

More: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fbi-potential-transfers-russian-banker-nra-article-1.3763792
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