The Justice Department is seeking a plea deal in its criminal investigation into the former son-in-law of Trump’s former campaign Paul Manafort, according to sources familiar with the matter, the charges against Jeffrey Yohai do not appear to be directly related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Michael Rothfeld and Katy Stech Ferek report at the Wall Street Journal.
The co-founder for opposition research firm Fusion G.P.S., Glenn Simpson, has agreed to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee next week, the firm has been under the spotlight having commissioned the dossier compiled by the former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele, which alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney report at POLITICO.
The former national security adviser Michael Flynn has expressed concern for his son and his possible legal exposure, according to a source familiar with the family, Michael Flynn Jr. has been under scrutiny for his work with his father at the Flynn Intel Group consulting firm and their connections to Russia. Jim Sciutto and Marshall Cohen report at CNN.
A federal judge yesterday restricted the comments lawyers, defendants and witnesses can make in the case of Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, Josh Gerstein and Darren Samuelsohn report at POLITICO.
The academic, Joseph Mifsud, suspected of acting as a conduit between the Trump campaign and Russia, has disappeared from public view since comments made last week about the contents of former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos’s guilty plea. Tim Lister and Nic Robertson report at CNN.