While all the media noise is being generated by Donald Trump and his firing of former FBI Director James Comey…..The probes of Trump and his supporters move along …
If Donald Trump thought Comey was his only issue?
He was sadly mistaken…
The Justice Department requested bank records of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort as part of the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a new report.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department requested Manafort’s bank records from Citizen Financial Group Inc. in April. It’s unclear whether that was the only bank that was asked to turn over records, according to the report.
Manafort has come under intense scrutiny for his financial transactions. In March, the Treasury Department obtained financial records from Cyprus as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into Manafort’s past work in eastern Europe.
Those Cyprus accounts were investigated for money laundering, NBC News later reported.
Manafort also came under scrutiny for financial dealings immediately after he stepped down as Trump’s campaign chairman last year….
Update on Mike Flynn…..
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, retired Gen. Michael Flynn, was subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
The committee, led by Sens. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, and Mark Warner, D-Virginia, said it requested documents that members believe to be relevant to its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The committee initially requested the documents from Flynn in a letter on April 28, but he declined to comply if he wasn’t offered immunity. The Intelligence Committee declined the deal and has now followed up with an official subpoena….
…And there is more….
A Treasury Department unit that specializes in combating money-laundering will share financial records with an expanding Senate probe into possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Senate Intelligence Committee requested the records from Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, late last month, these people said. The people familiar with the matter didn’t specify the nature of those records. One person said…