WSJ: Mueller Investigating Manafort for Money Laundering

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging Russia probe is looking into possible money laundering on the part of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Manafort became a focus of the investigation “several weeks ago”— and Senate and House intelligence committees are also looking into the issue, the Journal reported.

Manafort worked for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine and is alleged to have other financial ties to Russia, the Journal noted.

According to Bloomberg, Mueller’s team is also looking into the business dealings of President Donald Trump as well as campaign associates.

A spokesman for Manafort told the Journal his “personal investments in real estate are all ordinary business transactions.”

Manafort and two other top Trump campaign aides — Donald Trump Jr. and the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner — are expected to speak with Senate committees next week as part of those panels’…



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