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Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed released: associate

Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed released: associateSaudi Arabia released billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal on Saturday nearly three months after his arrest in an anti-corruption drive targeting the kingdom’s elite, a business associate told AFP. “He (Prince Al-Waleed) is out,” the associate said, requesting anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media. Prince Al-Waleed, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was among some 350 suspects rounded up since November 4, including billionaire tycoons and ministers who were detained in Riyadh’s luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel.



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Trump associate 'bragged he would work with Putin to get Donald elected'

Trump associate 'bragged he would work with Putin to get Donald elected'An associate of Donald Trump advocated enlisting Vladimir Putin to strike a Moscow real estate deal that would help Mr Trump get elected president, reports say. An investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller is examining potential links between the Trump campaign and Russia, which American intelligence officials say directed a concerted effort to influence the election under Mr Putin’s orders.



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Trump associate 'arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putin's private chair' during 2015 Moscow trip

Trump associate 'arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putin's private chair' during 2015 Moscow tripOne of Donald Trump’s former business partners has claimed he arranged for the President’s oldest daughter to sit in Vladimir Putin’s private chair during a 2006 trip to Russia. The claim comes from Felix Sater, a one-time broker for the Trump Organisation, who pushed heavily for Mr Trump to open a Trump Tower Moscow in 2015. Ms Trump told the New York Times it is “possible” she sat in the Russian President’s chair, though she said she did not recall it.



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Trump Associate Tried To Broker Moscow Deal So That 'Our Boy Can Become President'

Trump Associate Tried To Broker Moscow Deal So That 'Our Boy Can Become President'Suspicious ties between President Donald Trump and the Russian government just keep appearing. In 2015, a Russian-born real estate broker working for the Trump Organization, Felix Sater, reportedly wrote a series of emails to Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, attempting to broker a deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow. “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” another email said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.



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Career Criminal, Mob Ties, Trump Associate

Career Criminal, Mob Ties, Trump AssociateTim O'Brien, executive editor and columnist at Bloomberg View, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump's past business dealings could integrate with the Trump Russia investigation.



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Ex-Christie associate gets two years in prison in 'Bridgegate' scandal

Ex-Christie associate gets two years in prison in 'Bridgegate' scandalBy Joseph Ax NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) – A former associate of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in the “Bridgegate” lane closure scandal that played a part in torpedoing the Republican’s White House ambitions. Bill Baroni, 45, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was found guilty in November of plotting to close down access lanes at the heavily used George Washington Bridge in 2013 in an act of political retribution. Prosecutors said the massive traffic jam they deliberately created in the town of Fort Lee was intended to punish its Democratic mayor for refusing to back Christie’s re-election bid, as the governor’s aides tried to burnish his bipartisan credentials in advance of his run for president.



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