Last week on Lawfare's Foreign Policy feed, I explained how the indictment of Paul Manafort for failing to register as a foreign agent may signal that the Department of Justice may be ramping up enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The piece begins:
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Document: Government Memo on Manafort and Gates Conditions of Release, Case Designation and Notice of Intent to Use Bank Records
On Oct. 31, the government filed a memorandum in United States of America v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr. and Richard W. Gates III, to advise the court of three issues prior to the scheduled Nov. 2, 2017 court appearance.
This morning the District Court for the District of Columbia released a grand jury indictment against Paul J. Manafort, Jr., former Trump campaign manager, and Richard W. Gates III.
Below is a summary of allegations and charges. The following are the facts as alleged by the government, to which the defendants are entitled to the legal presumption of innocence.
CNN and the New York Times this evening published dueling scoops on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
As Jim Comey might put it: Lordy, there appear to be tapes.
On June 27, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort retroactively filed disclosure forms under the Foreign Agents Registration Act detailing his business relationship to the pro-Russia Ukrainian Party of Regions. The forms describe $17.1 million in receipts to Manafort’s company, DMP International, LLC ("DMP"), all from the Party of Regions. They also describe $3.9 million in expenses, including $2.6 million in travel and living expenses. DMP earned a net total of $13.2 million from Party of Regions. Here’s the 87-page filing Manafort made yesterday: