Specifically, according to a new report from the New York Times, the president's (now-former) attorney John Dowd told Flynn's lawyer that Trump believed the case against his client was bogus, and that he was prepared to pardon Flynn, should he be found guilty. But Gates remained aboard through the campaign and transition.
Manafort's lawyers argue that Mueller lacks the authority to prosecute Manafort since the bulk of the allegations predate the 2016 presidential campaign and aren't directly linked to Russian Federation.
They also said that when van der Zwaan was interviewed by the special counsel's office, he "admitted that he knew" about the Russian connection because Gates had told him about it.
The information about the FBI's assessment of the Manafort associate came in a court filing related to the upcoming sentencing of London attorney Alex van der Zwaan, whose firm worked with Manafort when he served a political consultant in Ukraine. In December, they said this associate was "a longtime Russian colleague. who is now based in Russia and assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service".
Due largely to the complicating presence of van der Zwaan, it remains far too early to judge how badly this revelation reflects upon the Trump campaign. Why those six words were added in this filing when they didn't appear in a previous filing is the $64,000 question.
Van der Zwaan, 33, the son-in-law of a prominent Russian-Ukrainian banker, pleaded guilty last month to lying about his September 2016 contacts with Gates and the Manafort associate, identified in court documents only as "Person A".
While these allegations are still unconfirmed, the president has openly discussed potential pardons for former aides under investigation in the Russian Federation probe, according to two people with knowledge of the interviews who spoke with the Times. Manafort reportedly met with him at least twice that year, including in August, during a crucial stretch of the campaign.
Mueller described those calls - and van der Zwaan's subsequent misstatements to investigators about them - as "material to the special counsel's office".
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 US presidential election and do not delve into their activities during the campaign. An investigation by Ukrainian prosecutors into Mr. Kilimnik's possible links to Russian spy agencies was closed late past year without charges.
No country now has its embassy in Jerusalem, instead keeping them in the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv. The third phase, the site selection and construction of a new embassy, will take up to nine years.
After battling two straight years of injuries, Bird was planned to be penciled right in the middle of the potent Yankees lineup. Yankees first baseman Greg Bird has been scratched from the starting lineup because of a sore right foot.
Another Army spokesman confirmed a suspicious package incident at Fort Belvoir and said that package has been rendered safe. The packages sent to Anacostia-Bolling and the naval warfare center did not contain explosives, according to CBS News.
Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington says it got a complaint last week about 31-year-old Bryan Lynam, a music teacher. She allegedly told the student she wanted him "every day with no time limit", according to the New York Post .
Although the laptop is popular with college students, it has languished as Apple focuses on more expensive Macs. Apple first began manufacturing iPhone SE units in India a year ago in an effort to expand its global reach .
Atlas Browninc reported 0.2% stake. 100,000 shares traded per day would be a minimum for most traders and some require 1,000,000. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $690.26 billion company.
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Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel will make his debut in the developmental Spring League on April 7. If Manziel looks better than he did when he came out of college the Patriots may be a great fit for him.
After the war, she returned to the French capital and married a Holocaust survivor who died in the early 2000s. French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the attack and vowed to fight anti-Semitism in his country.
A Russian official, Stanislav Gadzhimagomedov, said the group was in touch with Russian officers handling the negotiations. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights placed the number of civilians leaving Eastern Ghouta at 140,000.
Final number of victims 64 people, no one is missing
Security guards, supposed to help with any emergency evacuation, were reportedly among the first to flee when the fire broke out. A series of safety failures seemed to have led to one of the deadliest Russian building fires in recent memory.
Uber drivers to migrate to Grab's platform in 2 weeks
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Brazil hit back at Germany with friendly win
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Former O's Outfielder Albert Belle Reportedly Arrested
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Germany says Puigdemont case in the hands of regional courts
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