Live live investigations come from a broad investigation into the Trump inaugural committee, on various investigations related to Trump's top leading campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, with tips from the experience of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen in Trump and his family company. It is also possible that other investigations are carried out silently, as well.
Of all, leaving behind a mess of federal and state government prosecutors still collecting documents, interviewing witnesses and prosecution cases that may keep family Trump and associates on the side for the moon.
Most of the apparent action today is outside of the powerful, insular US Attorney's Office in Manhattan. The New York office of the Southern District is seeking donations and spending of the Trump inaugural, at the Trump Organization, with charges from Cohen in connection with the financial campaign and possibly proposed pardon. They are also exploring the well-known US lobbyists working for Ukraine.
Prosecutors from state and local offices and other federal prosecutors offices are also participating in the fallen range of cases.
Manhattan people who are registered in searching for almost all documentation pieces related to donors, vendors and financial institutions of the inaugural.
The subpoena, signed by Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman, reveals that prosecutors investigate the wide range of potential crimes related to the conduct of an inaugural business: conspiracy against the US, false statement, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, violations of disclosure committees and violations of the laws prohibiting the contributions of foreign countries and contributions to other persons' names, also known as hay donors.
The specific subpoena requests information on a donor named Imaad Zuberi and his investment firm, Avenue Ventures LLC, who has provided $ 900,000 in
State attorneys attorneys general in New Jersey and DC also looks at the inaugural.
Michael Cohen thing
At the same time, Cohen, the former personal attorney of the President, was attacking public charges against Trump, his company and others. One of these allegations can lead to a cessation of inquiry, after Cohen discloses the emails he is talking about indicating the possibility of a letting of the book as Cohen deemed to be cutting a deal with prosecutors about his own legal problem.
Cohen also says, while attending Congress last month, Trump shares in insurance fraud, a state looking for a New York regulator. In a separate way, Cohen rejected Trump at Deutsche Bank when he tried to get a business loan.
Cohen also gave details about the lack of finance in the campaign around the time Trump took.
Cohen pleaded guilty last year to two criminal cases in campaign campaigns facilitating the payment of two women while he ran for the President so they would be silent about those outside weddings.
Since last summer, federal prosecutors of Manhattan examined whether Trump Organization executives violated fiscal campaign laws in the company's efforts to pay Cohen for $ 130,000 he paid during the period of the 2016 elections to silence an adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, claiming a sexual encounter with Trump (Trump denies the affair).
More recently, prosecutors have asked to interview executives in The family business of the President, reported by CNN. Due to ongoing investigation, information about monetary payments made by Cohen or orchestrated was heavily expelled from the search warrant in connection with Cohen's case made last week.
The case of Cohen also resulted in an agreement that prosecutors would not charge the parent company of National Enquirer, American Media Inc., which, in consultation with Trump and Cohen, helped reduce the potentially harmful stories about candidates who have been presidential. But today, the prosecutors re-examine the publisher to determine if it violates the agreement.
That agreement, in which this publisher admits that the 2016 election will be influenced by paying $ 150,000 in a former Playboy model to silence his claims of an affair with Trump's said , that the company no longer commit any further crime. In February, however, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused AMI of attempting extortion and blackmail after the National Enquirer accused images and texts revealing an affair he had. Prosecutors continue to check if the actions of the company violate the agreement, but they are careful about the idea of bringing charges against a news organization due to the concerns of the First Amendment, according to a person familiar with things.
Questions on Manafort's boom
An inquiry formerly led by Mueller in the efforts of the Manafort lobby for with politicians of Ukraine has also grown – its components once – in another prosecutor's office.
Last spring, Mueller referred to the US Manhattan Attorney's office an investigation if a collection of Republican and Democratic political operatives was operated as registered foreign agents. The probe looked at Obama White House's former chairman Greg Craig and his former law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; longtime Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and his former firm, the Podesta Group; and lobbyist Vin Weber, a former Minnesota Republican congressman, and his firm, Mercury Public Affairs.
Skadden and Craig's investigation were resettled, this time with the national security of the Department of Justice, where Skadden settled in January and agreed to return $ 4.6 million in revenue for the 2012 work for Ukraine administered by Manafort.
That agreement appears to indicate that Craig may be exposed to potential criminal charges for "false and misleading statements" and because of not being overcome as a foreign agent, and national security security today is weighing up to bring a case against him, according to people who are familiar with these things. Court filing from the Department of Justice in an unrelated case of crime also cleared the mistake of Craig, without mentioning his name, over the past week.
However, inquiries on Podesta and Mercury companies remain in the office of the Manhattan Attorney's Office, which continues to conduct interview services interviews recently a few weeks ago, according to people familiar with this thing.
Separately, the Manhattan District Attorney filed new criminal charges against Manafort for fraud less than an hour after he was sentenced to the federal court this month for admitting similar offenses. That case is still in its initial stage in court.
Piling up court pieces
Separated , the closing of Mueller's office does not mean that the court action he initiated will only end. Instead, Mueller's office has been completed with other parts of the Department of Justice for support, particularly the DC Attorney's Office and the National Security Division.
For example, the leading cooperative Gates is dealing with a new group of prosecutors for his still-mandatory judgment in the DC District Court. His case – originally opened as a prosecution of conspiracy against him and Manafort – will be handed over to DC US Attorney's Office, a special lawyer's office said on Saturday.
DC US Attorney's Office – led by Jessie Liu, Trump & # 39; s pick for No. 3 positions in the Department of Justice – continues to prosecute several cases alongside Mueller, such as those against Concord Management and Consulting and against Roger Stone, so the Gates hand-off is naturally fit.  Gates pleaded guiltty in February, flipping into Manafort and signing up to help prosecutors as a testament to Manafort's test and with other ongoing investigations.
Gates continues to work with prosecutors in some investigations, prosecutors said in court this month. And those appearing outside DC. One of these investigations appears to be the probe of the inaugural New York.
Two other pending court cases governed by Mueller's team – Michael Flynn's criminal persecution and the pursuit of proof of jury testimony from co-owner Roger Stone, Andrew Miller – not but there are elimination plans that will be finalized, said Saturday's special office adviser.
Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 in a lie, was not ready for sentencing. He expects to be a witness in a case brought by federal prosecutors of Northern Virginia against his former service partner, calling on him not to be guilty of illegal labor for Turkey.
Finally, there are two main questions Mueller has not answered, and remain as part of an ongoing investigation, according to recent court records.
One is the communication between Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik in 2016, where Mueller's assertion team is in the middle of their work, and the rest is the pursuit of documents from an unnamed company owned by foreign-government. That company still refuses to follow a grand jury subpoena sent by Mueller last year, and look at the Supreme Court for assistance, citing the greatest safety immunity. The Supreme Court examined the proposed case on Friday but has not yet said what to do.