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Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2001.
The White House announcement followed a morning of speculation that Rosenstein was resigning or being fired.
Since helping broker a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, Rob Goldstone said his life has been “quite a whirl.”
Before he was Trump’s campaign chairman, the longtime lobbyist went to extreme lengths in a secret effort to bolster a Ukrainian politician, court papers show.
They said they misinterpreted old text messages in the case that alleges Butina was trying to infiltrate the NRA and other groups.
Lies about Russian overture on possible ‘dirt’ about Hillary Clinton were crux of guilty plea.
Another Stone associate, Jerome Corsi, did not appear, but his attorney has said he is cooperating.
An attorney for Corsi said his client will cooperate with investigators, who he expects will inquire about communications with Stone.
W. Sam Patten said he arranged for a U.S. citizen to act as a “straw donor” to give $50,000 in exchange for four tickets to the inauguration in place of a Ukrainian businessman.
In a court filing, his lawyers said that when he raised the idea of a meeting with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump “nodded with approval and deferred to” then-Sen. Jeff Sessions.