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Lisa Lambert

Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to be sentenced March 8

Feb 21 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will be sentenced for bank and tax fraud on March 8, according to a court filing posted on Thursday, just days before he is due to be sentenced in a separate case for lobbying violations.

U.S. sanctions five Venezuelans, ratcheting up pressure on Maduro

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on top Venezuelan security officials and the head of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA as it ratcheted up pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over an election it says was illegal.

Former U.S. Air Force officer faces spy charges after defecting to Iran

Feb 13 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged former Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran launch a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues after she defected from the United States. | Video

First U.S. tax filings under Trump's overhaul off to slow start

Feb 11 2019

WASHINGTON The first U.S. tax filing season under the overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law at the end of 2017 got off to a slow start in the first week, with data released on Friday showing a significant drop in returns and refunds.

Mueller probe 'close to being completed': acting U.S. attorney general

Jan 29 2019

WASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is close to wrapping up, Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters on Monday. | Video

Mueller probe 'close to being completed' - acting U.S. attorney general

Jan 28 2019

WASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is close to wrapping up, Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters on Monday. | Video

Skadden law firm, linked to Manafort, settles U.S. foreign agent violations

Jan 17 2019

By Lisa Lambert, Mark Hosenball, Karen Freifeld and Nathan Layne

Trump nominates acting EPA head, an ex-coal lobbyist, to run agency

Jan 09 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to run the agency permanently, the White House said, placing a former energy lobbyist at the helm of the nation's top environmental regulator.

December's stock market fall a 'glitch': Trump

Jan 02 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the stock market's drop at the end of 2018, calling it a "glitch" and saying the market will again go up once various trade deals are settled.

Memo by Trump's attorney general pick raises alarms on Russia probe's future

Dec 20 2018

WASHINGTON Top Democrats in the U.S. Senate are sounding alarms about the special counsel's investigation into possible Russia election meddling, saying President Donald Trump's pick for the next attorney general, William Barr, could derail the probe.

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