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3 Trump associates, including a Marvel exec, tried to get the Department of Veterans Affairs to sell vets’ medical records for profit, docs say


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Fox News says it helped evacuate Afghan associates and their families


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Trump is reportedly considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 associates before leaving office


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Lawyer for Ukraine whistleblower threatens to sue Trump if he keeps up attacks, but the president's associates have already been spreading the person's alleged identity for days

Lawyer for Ukraine whistleblower threatens to sue Trump if he keeps up attacks, but the president's associates have already been spreading the person's alleged identity for daysThe president is "engaging in rhetoric and activity that places my client … and their family in physical danger," lawyer Andrew Bakaj wrote.



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Federal Prosecutors Eyeing Rudy Giuliani’s Lobbying Work After Arrest of Ukraine Associates

Federal Prosecutors Eyeing Rudy Giuliani’s Lobbying Work After Arrest of Ukraine AssociatesAngela Weiss/AFP/GettyRudy Giuliani’s lobbying work is said to be under scrutiny by the same U.S. attorney’s office he once led. The New York Times reported late Friday that federal prosecutors in Manhattan are looking into whether Donald Trump’s personal attorney violated lobbying laws as part of his Ukraine endeavors. While Giuliani has denied wrongdoing, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of his arrested earlier this week for alleged campaign finance violations, are believed to have worked closely with him in investigating the widely debunked corruption allegations against Joe Biden that Giuliani and Trump have sought to revive ahead of 2020. Several law enforcement sources confirmed to The Daily Beast that Giuliani’s dealings are under scrutiny in connection with Parnas and Fruman’s arrest. “It's common sense,” one person with knowledge of the inquiry into Giuliani told The Daily Beast. “If people didn't look into this, they wouldn't be doing their jobs.” A second Justice Department source echoed that sentiment, along with a federal law enforcement official who said the matter is part of an ongoing investigation. Giuliani’s work in Ukraine has previously raised questions about his lobbying status, with several Democratic senators appealing to the Department of Justice last year for information on his Foreign Agents Registration Act filings, a legal requirement for any U.S. citizen making contact with the government or media at the request of foreign politicians or officials. Giuliani said last year he’d never filed a FARA registration, a claim which raised eyebrows in light of media reports that he’d performed lobbying work for clients in Ukraine. Ukrainian-Russian developer Pavel Fuks told The New York Times earlier this year that Giuliani had been employed as a “lobbyist for Kharkiv and Ukraine” in 2017, though Giuliani denied that claim. —Pervaiz Shallwani and Noah Shachtman contributed reportingDems Want to Know: Who Paid Rudy?Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Impeachment: Lawmakers subpoena Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, hours after their arrests

Impeachment: Lawmakers subpoena Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, hours after their arrestsLev Parnas and Igor Fruman, Ukrainian-born businessmen who worked with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, were subpoenaed hours after they were arrested.



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U.S. increases pressure on Maduro with new sanctions, revokes visas of associates

U.S. increases pressure on Maduro with new sanctions, revokes visas of associatesThe U.S. Treasury said the six current or former security officials controlled groups that blocked humanitarian aid from reaching people in Venezuela last weekend from neighboring countries Colombia and Brazil. “We are sanctioning members of Maduro’s security forces in response to the reprehensible violence, tragic deaths, and unconscionable torching of food and medicine destined for sick and starving Venezuelans,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The United States “will continue to target Maduro loyalists prolonging the suffering of the victims of this man-made humanitarian crisis,” Mnuchin added.



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Roger Stone threatened associate’s dog and referenced The Godfather in bid to stop testimony, court papers say

Roger Stone threatened associate’s dog and referenced The Godfather in bid to stop testimony, court papers sayRoger Stone allegedly called an associate “a rat” and threatened to have his dog killed in a bid to stop him testifying to the special counsel investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr Stone, a former adviser to Donald Trump, was arrested in Florida by the FBI on Friday on seven counts involving witness tampering, obstruction and false statements regarding interactions he had with Wikileaks ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The indictment, brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, details extraordinary interactions between Mr Stone and senior officials in the Trump campaign, as well an two other unnamed high-profile individuals.



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Mueller's rush to sentence Trump associates – an unusual way to treat cooperating witnesses – suggests Russia investigation is ending

Mueller's rush to sentence Trump associates - an unusual way to treat cooperating witnesses - suggests Russia investigation is endingAmid the whirlwind of hearings, guilty pleas and sentencing memos that has been Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe in the last few weeks, an unusual pattern has emerged. One of Mueller’s biggest successes as his team investigate 2016 election meddling and possible collusion between Moscow and Donald Trump’s campaign team, has been his ability to get former associates of the president to “flip” and cooperate with him. Among the more high-profile are Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn, and former campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos.



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Associates speculate: Did Mattis use the F word — fifth-grader — about Trump?

Associates speculate: Did Mattis use the F word — fifth-grader — about Trump?People who have spent time around Defense Secretary James Mattis are divided over the plausibility that he disparaged President Trump.



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