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Mueller reveals Manafort and Gates associate had Russian intelligence ties

Mueller reveals Manafort and Gates associate had Russian intelligence ties”

Both Gates and the lawyer, Alexander van der Zwaan, have pleaded guilty and are cooperating with Mueller in his investigation of Russian meddling in the election.

A new report alleges President Donald Trump's former lawyer looked into pardons for two men who worked for the president.

"Ty Cobb is the person that would be most directly involved in this", Sanders told reporters, "and he's got a statement on the record saying that there's no discussion and there's no consideration of those at this time at the White House".

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At the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded to questions about the article by referring back to Cobb's statement. And when she was asked if Trump directed Dowd to float pardons to Flynn's and Manafort's lawyers in exchange for them not cutting a deal with Mueller, she did not completely rule it out: "I'm not aware of any conversations like that at all". Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty in the special counsel probe to lying to federal agents.

The connection between Gates and the former intelligence officer, identified only as "Person A" in the records filed late on Tuesday, is significant because criminal charges brought against Gates and Manafort relate only to their lobbying work for Ukraine prior to the 2016 USA presidential election and do not delve into their activities during the campaign.

Dowd's reported message to the defendants "puts us, yet again, in uncharted waters", he added.

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And at the time of Flynn's plea, Trump would not rule out pardoning Flynn.

President Trump's former lead defense lawyer, John Dowd, reportedly raised the prospect Trump would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Shortly after the Washington Post reported in July of 2017 that some of his lawyers had discussed using pardons to undercut Mueller's investigation, Trump noted in a tweet that he has the "complete power to pardon". She added waiving their potential sentences is "not being now discussed at the White House". "During his first interview with the Special Counsel's Office, van der Zwaan admitted that he knew of that connection, stating that Gates told him Person A was a former Russian Intelligence Officer with the GRU", reads the filing from Mueller.

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor charged over Justine Damond's death
The charges lay out the events that led to Damond's death: Noor and his partner were responding to a 911 call made by Damond. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman charged Noor with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter Tuesday.

"The president's power to pardon is absolute and not subject to review even if he does it for political reasons", said Jeffrey Cramer, a former federal prosecutor who spent 12 years at the Department of Justice. "I really do wish him well", he said.



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