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Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2001.
Longtime political operative suspects the meeting in a South Florida restaurant was an FBI setup designed to hurt the Republican nominee.
Under legal scrutiny from two federal investigations, Cohen is said to feel neglected by the president, his longtime patron.
The new counts were connected to an alleged attempt to influence two potential witnesses in a case involving the failure to register as foreign lobbyists.
George Papadopoulos’s wife says the special counsel’s office claimed to have evidence that he had worked on behalf of Israel without registering as a foreign agent before joining the campaign.
The president’s attorneys are strategizing over how to handle a subpoena and prepare Trump for a sit-down with the special counsel.
Prosecutors ask for Manafort’s release terms to be revised or revoked.
The January letter was disclosed as the president’s lawyers contend he should not sit for an interview with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
The meeting, described as brief and impromptu, adds to long list of contacts between Trump associates and Kremlin-tied Russians during the campaign and presidential transition.
In a new court filing, prosecutors made an initial move toward wrapping up one phase of the investigation.