Analysis

Russia Probe Charges Show Mueller In Dive Bomb Mode

Law360, New York (October 30, 2017, 11:20 PM EDT) -- A 31-page indictment detailing how former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an associate allegedly masked $75 million in payments from pro-Russian clients, and a newly unsealed guilty plea by a lesser-known adviser, show special counsel Robert Mueller strategically pursuing charges big and small to swoop in on the president’s closest associates.

What special counsel Robert Mueller has done is to keenly establish leverage, to get Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos to "flip," or cooperate, former prosecutors say. (AP) Manafort and his associate Richard W. Gates III were charged in D.C. with a meticulous accounting of their overseas lobbying work including for...

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