The Russia collusion witch hunt continues to be drawn out by leftists, despite the lack of evidence compiled over the course of a year.
Prominent liberals have continued to push for the continuation of the investigation in the hopes of implicating President Trump.
As the investigation continues to grow more complicated, one of the world’s most prestigious law firms has caught the attention of special counsel Robert Mueller who spearheads the case.
Two sources with intel on the probe reported to the New York Times that the Department of Justice has asked the law firm to release documents related to its work for a Ukrainian official.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom is a major legal firm that deals internationally and is currently of interest to investigative officials.
Skadden employs over 1700 attorneys across 22 offices and generates about $2 billion in revenue annually. The office is based in New York City.
The request is likely related to the investigation of Paul Manafort, who is Mueller’s current focus.
The Daily Caller reports:
Manafort commissioned the firm to prepare a report defending Yanukovych’s prosecution of his chief political antagonist, Yulia Tymoshenko, for corruption. Other lobbyists retained by the Yanukovych regime burnished the report as part of a strategy to assuage concerns about Ukraine’s human rights record in western capitals.
The firm’s lead attorney on the project was Gregory Craig, who served as White House Counsel during the Obama administration.
DOJ investigators appear to be working in tandem with Ukrainian officials, who have expressed concerns that Skadden’s work was illegally financed by Yanukovych’s government.
The report was completed just weeks before Manafort daughter was retained as an associate at Skadden, according to The NYT.
The firm refunded the Ukrainian government in June for nearly $600,000, apparently returned because the regime paid up front for work which was never completed.
Robert Mueller has aggressively pursued Manafort and his associates recently.
He has issued subpoenas for testimonial accounts from Manafort’s former personal counsel and has even staged a raid of the Manafort home in Alexandria, VA.
Mueller’s staff has reportedly informed Manafort that they plan to indict him.
The Daily Caller wrote:
The New York Times reports that prosecutors and investigators under Mueller’s command warned Manafort that they plan to bring an indictment against him to a grand jury. The report is sourced to two individuals close to the investigation. Though The Times is not specific as to the nature of the charges, Manafort is under investigation for possible violations of tax laws and failure to abide by disclosure requirements relating to his lobbying work for Kremlin-aligned governments in eastern Europe.
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