Mueller reportedly working with top Trump foe, could end-run presidential pardon

Another Bad Sign for Manafort

Another Bad Sign for Manafort

Investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the office of New York's Attorney General are coordinating their probes of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort's finances, NBC News reported.

Schneiderman has been looking into Manafort's financial dealings in NY for potential money laundering and fraud. As a result, Mueller will have more leverage to convince Manafort to cooperate with authorities on the larger investigation into Trump's campaign.

According to reports, the U.S. President, who recently pardoned Arizona's controversial ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio - an early Trump supporter who had been convicted of criminal contempt related to his crackdown on illegal immigration - does not have pardon power involving state crimes.

Paul Manafort has emerged as a key figure in the Russian Federation investigation, with the FBI reportedly conducting a pre-dawn raid of Manafort's home in July.

CNN reported on Tuesday that Mueller issued subpoenas to Manafort's former lawyer and his current spokesman, but it is unclear what specific information the Justice Department investigators believe they may have.

Politico said no decision had been made on whether to file charges, and quoted one of the sources as saying 'Nothing is imminent'.

Manafort's spokesman did not return Politico's request for comment, and Mueller and the NY attorney general's office declined to comment on the matter as well.

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Manafort has not been levied any charges to date, and has denied any wrongdoing.

A person familiar with the work of the grand jury used by Mueller confirmed to the AP that Akhmetshin had appeared before Mueller's grand jury in recent weeks.

The meeting included Donald Trump Jr; the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and Manafort.

A spokesman for the office of special counsel declined to comment. The president said he settled just to have the matter behind him, though his previous mantra was never to settle cases.

Schneiderman is now looking into some of Trump's business transactions, and intends to share the findings with Mueller's team, according to one source.

"Donald Trump is afraid", Mr Rather told MSNBC.

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