Russian Agents Sought Secret US Treasury Records On Clinton Backers During 2016 Campaign
Whistleblowers said the Americans were exchanging messages with unsecure Gmail accounts set up by their Russian counterparts as the US election heated up.
The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow
During the presidential campaign, Michael Cohen discussed the matter with a representative of Putin’s press secretary, according to two US sources.
The Planners Of The Trump Tower Meeting Moved Millions, And Mueller Is Now Investigating
Documents show suspicious transfers began six days before the controversial meeting.
A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting
Investigators are focused on two bursts of banking activity — one shortly after the June 2016 meeting, the other immediately after the presidential election.
Here's Why The FBI And Mueller Are Investigating "Suspicious" Transactions By Russian Diplomats
The former Russian ambassador received a salary payment twice as large as past years, and bankers blocked a $150,000 withdrawal.
GOP Operative Made "Suspicious" Cash Withdrawals During Pursuit Of Clinton Emails
Peter W. Smith withdrew $4,900 in cash the day after he finalized a plan to work with “dark web” hackers.
Here Is The Money Trail From The Russian "Agent" And Her Republican Partner
Federal investigators say some of the money went to Maria Butina’s campaign to help Russia infiltrate American politics.
Here Are The Documents Recovered From Michael Cohen’s Shredder
“NEVER MET: Donald Trump, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Michael Jackson, The Jackson’s family, Sony.”
Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian Who Offered A Trump-Putin Meeting
Her contact, a Russian Olympic weightlifter, said a meeting between Trump and Putin could expedite a Trump tower in Moscow.
Trump Moscow: The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Russian Deal During The Campaign
On the day of the third Republican presidential debate, Trump personally signed the letter of intent.
A Former Russian Spy Worked On A Trump Moscow Deal During The Presidential Campaign
While Trump was running for president, his business team was trying to develop a Trump tower in Moscow — with the help of a former Russian military intelligence officer. But in a twist, that former officer also provided intelligence to the US.
Robert Mueller Is Asking About This Little-Known Chapter Of Michael Cohen’s New York Life
The raid on President Trump’s personal lawyer may have involved a surprising period in Cohen’s life. The special counsel has been asking questions about it and the controversial businesspeople who were his partners at the time.
Senate Investigators Spent 7 Hours Interviewing A Former Trump Business Associate Who Tried To Get Him A Deal With Moscow
Felix Sater is one of the most mysterious figures in the Trump-Russia investigation and has spoken previously to special counsel Robert Mueller and the House Intelligence Committee.
The US Death Of Putin’s Media Czar Was Murder, Trump Dossier Author Christopher Steele Tells The FBI
The author of the famous Trump dossier provided a secret report to the FBI asserting that RT founder Mikhail Lesin was bludgeoned to death by thugs hired by an oligarch close to Putin. Three other sources independently told the FBI the same basic story, contradicting the government’s finding that Lesin’s death was accidental.
How A Player In The Trump-Russia Scandal Led A Double Life As An American Spy
Felix Sater has been cast as a Russian mafioso, a career criminal, and a key business associate of President Donald Trump's — but he spent more than two decades as an intelligence asset who helped the US government track terrorists and mobsters. “Greed is my go-to weapon.”
Manafort Under Scrutiny For $40 Million In “Suspicious” Transactions
As the special counsel investigated President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, authorities obtained details on “suspicious” banking activity that was first unearthed in 2014 and 2015. Those records were part of an FBI operation to track international kleptocracy that ultimately failed, but which Robert Mueller’s team resurrected.
Russian Foreign Ministry Calls For Crackdown On US Leaks About Its Embassy
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation revealing “suspicious” financial behavior by Russia’s embassy and diplomats in the US, the foreign ministry said “this is no longer just a matter of ‘fake news’, but a real crime.”
Ermittler prüfen neu entdeckte Zahlungen der russischen Botschaft in den USA
US-Behörden untersuchen hunderte bisher unbekannter Zahlungen von Konten russischer Diplomaten. Darunter: Überweisungen des ehemaligen Botschafters Sergey Kislyak nur 10 Tage nach den Präsidentschaftswahlen 2016 und eine blockierte Bargeldabhebung von 150.000 Dollar fünf Tage nach der Amtseinführung von Donald Trump.
Investigators Are Scrutinizing Newly Uncovered Payments By The Russian Embassy
US authorities are poring over hundreds of newly uncovered payments from Russian diplomatic accounts. Among them are transactions by former ambassador Sergey Kislyak 10 days after the 2016 presidential election and a blocked $150,000 cash withdrawal five days after the inauguration.
Donald Trump Reportedly Paid An Adult Film Star $130,000 To Keep Quiet About An Alleged Sexual Encounter
The alleged encounter took place after a 2006 golf event at Lake Tahoe — where another adult film star said Trump grabbed and kissed her without her consent.
Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments "To Finance Election Campaign Of 2016"
The FBI is scrutinizing more than 60 money transfers sent by the Russian Foreign Ministry to its embassies across the globe, most of them bearing a note that said the money was to be used “to finance election campaign of 2016.” A spokesperson for the Russian government said the money paid for overseas voting in its parliamentary election.
These 13 Wire Transfers Are A Focus Of The FBI Probe Into Paul Manafort
BuzzFeed News has learned of a series of wire transfers, made by companies linked to Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, that federal officials deemed suspicious. Many of the wires went from offshore companies controlled by Manafort to American businesses.
Trump Advisers Secretly Met With Jordan’s King While One Was Pushing A Huge Nuclear Power Deal
Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon met with King Abdullah II while Flynn was reportedly pressing for a controversial, for-profit deal to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East.
Donald Trump’s Lawyer Denies Dossier Claims In Letter To Congress
Michael Cohen said claims made about him in a dossier alleging collusion between the campaign and Russia are “profoundly wrong." He also said he should not have to testify before Congress until it finds “reliable corroboration” of the allegations, which he believes does not exist.
A Trump Employee Said He Knew Of Misconduct At The Company. Then He Claimed His Family Was Assaulted
A mother and her young son said they were terrorized by Trump security in 1995, after a family member announced plans to reveal “financial improprieties.”
High-Profile Russian Death In Washington Was No Accident — It Was Murder, Officials Say
The US government ruled Mikhail Lesin’s death an accident, but multiple intelligence and law enforcement officials suspect it was a Russian hit. The government is withholding information, so today BuzzFeed News has filed a lawsuit to pry the records loose.
Michael Cohen Pitched Investors For A Powerful Ukrainian Oligarch’s Company
The oligarch has been investigated for money laundering and the FBI has tied three of his employees to the Russian mob. When he and his partner wanted to build an ethanol factory, their company sought help from Michael Cohen, now the president’s personal attorney.
This Is The Inside Of Trump’s Lawyer’s Passport
Michael Cohen gave BuzzFeed News exclusive access to his passport, saying it proves he couldn’t have attended an alleged secret meeting with Russian agents.
Why Trump’s Lawyer Was Sued Over $350,000 He Says He Doesn’t Remember Cashing
In 1999, Michael Cohen, now the president’s personal lawyer, cashed a $350,000 check from an NHL hockey player. He was supposed to give the money to a woman in South Florida. He didn’t, and says he doesn’t remember anything about it. To this day, the money is missing.
A Former Spy Lied To Reporters About His Work For The Republican Party
Ben Wickham, the chairman and a founder of Hamilton Trading, told BuzzFeed News and Politico that the Republican National Committee had paid it to do a security audit of the RNC headquarters. In fact, the company had mainly been paid for reports on Hillary Clinton. Wickham is a former CIA officer, and he employs a former KGB agent.
Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Is Defending Russia’s Biggest Bank
Marc E. Kasowitz, who has represented Donald Trump for more than 15 years, was recently named a lead attorney in a federal civil lawsuit against Sberbank, which is majority-owned by the Russian government.
How Trump's Lawyer Placed A Big Casino Bet That Left Dozens Empty-Handed
Years before Trump’s candidacy, Michael D. Cohen backed a different kind of venture: a gambling cruise that stiffed employees and vendors, and blew off many of the ensuing lawsuits.
A Suspicious Death In Trump's Orbit? "Total Bullshit," Says Family
Despite extraordinary claims by a pro-Kremlin lawmaker — and a close connection to the president’s personal attorney — Alex Oronov died after a long illness, says his son-in-law.
A Shocking Claim About Trump's Inaugural Speech Turns Out To Be Baloney
A blogger said Donald Trump lifted two paragraphs of his speech from Articoolo’s website. Articoolo promoted the claim. The truth was entirely different — and in some ways, even weirder.
The New Russia Rules Freaked A Lot Of People Out Unnecessarily
The Treasury Department rolled back an Obama-era sanction on Thursday, leading to loud condemnation on the internet. But trade experts say the change helps American companies, not Russia.
Ivanka Trump's Website Promotes A Russian App That Quietly Tracks Your Location
The company has ties to the Russian government. The tracking is standard, the developer says.
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