Paul Manafort on Tuesday will become the first of President Donald Trump's former aides to go on trial, accused of bank and tax fraud by federal investigators probing Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Allegations of Russian meddling in the elections were “laughable, unqualified, groundless and unsubstantiated” said Peskov, in a call to reporters. Rather than Russia, he added, the indictments proved “other countries” were involved.
New details of a Ukrainian investigation that concluded Donald Trump's former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, earned more money than he previously reported as a political consultant to a pro-Kremlin party.
Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged Monday with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, the first to come out of a sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks on Tuesday with two ex-advisers facing prison sentences — and one of them saying Trump told him to commit a crime — possibly hurting his Republican Party's election prospects and widening a criminal probe that has overshadowed his presidency.
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has staunchly denied ever meeting with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, after the Guardian newspaper published a story alleging the two met at least three times, including once in 2016.
The top-ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, says special counsel Robert Mueller may be close to delivering his report on Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election and possible links to the Trump campaign.
US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office by lying to prosecutors about matters which are material to its Russia probe, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 US election detailed a series of actions by President Donald Trump to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.