• FBI October 19, 2021 3:50 pm

    FBI Agents Swarm DC Home of Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska

    FBI agents swarmed the home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, an agency spokesperson confirmed to NBC News.

  • California January 28, 2019 4:06 am

    Treasury Lifts Sanctions Against 3 Russian Companies

    The Treasury Department on Sunday announced it was lifting sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The move comes despite an effort in Congress to block the action with many lawmakers concerned that the Trump administration is not being tough enough on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies. Treasury said it was removing Russian aluminum giant...

  • Donald Trump January 14, 2019 1:45 am

    Trump Dodges Question on Whether He Has Worked for Russia

    President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that possibility. Trump said it was the “most insulting” question he’d ever been asked. The New York Times...

  • Donald Trump January 9, 2019 2:38 pm

    Manafort Accused of Sharing 2016 Election Data With Russians

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing. The allegation marks the first time prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office have accused Trump’s chief campaign aide of sharing...

  • NBC December 19, 2018 11:36 pm

    U.S. Imposes New Russia-Related Sanctions, Citing Election Interference, ‘Other Malign Activities'

    The United States imposed fresh Russia-related sanctions on Wednesday and said it intended to lift sanctions against Rusal Plc, EN+ and ESE, according to the Treasury Department. As NBC News reported, the three companies had agreed to restructuring changes including reducing Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska’s stake. The Treasury added 18 individuals and four entities to the sanctions list, including the...

  • Donald Trump January 31, 2018 3:04 am

    Putin Calls Russia List ‘Hostile' as Dems Decry No Sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country’s officials and tycoons put together to comply with a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and “stupid” move spearheaded by President Donald Trump’s political foes, but said Tuesday that the Kremlin would refrain from retaliating for now. A continent away, Democrats in Washington lodged the opposite complaint, charging that Trump...

  • Donald Trump October 14, 2017 2:03 am

    Trump Ex-Campaign Manager Had $60M Relationship With Russian Oligarch

    Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, has much stronger financial ties to a Russian oligarch than have been previously reported....
    An NBC News investigation reveals that $26 million changed hands in the form of loan between a company linked to Manafort and the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin....
    The loan brings...

  • Donald Trump September 29, 2017 7:24 am

    Could Watergate-Era Law Trump Once Called ‘Horrible' Ensnare His Former Campaign Manager?

    “It’s a horrible law and it should be changed,” Donald Trump once said while railing against a Watergate-era law that prohibits American companies from bribing foreign government officials. Payoffs and payback were major issues coming out of President Richard Nixon’s 1972 campaign, when an investigation revealed that corporate slush funds had been used partly for bribing foreign government officials with...

  • Donald Trump September 21, 2017 2:40 am

    Manafort Offered ‘Private Briefings' to Russian Billionaire

    Shortly before Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination last summer, his campaign chairman offered to provide private briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire with Kremlin ties, his spokesman confirmed to NBC News. The offer appeared in emails between then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and one of his employees, some of which suggested Manafort was seeking to use his...

  • Donald Trump March 24, 2017 7:40 pm

    Manafort Volunteers to Give House Intel Committee Interview

    Paul Manafort, a former chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, has volunteered to come to the House Intelligence Committee for an interview, the committee’s chairman said Friday. Manafort was Trump’s unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year, during the critical run-up to the Republican National Convention. He’s been a leading focus of the U.S. investigation into whether Trump...

  • Donald Trump March 23, 2017 10:55 pm

    AP Exclusive: US Probe of Ex-Trump Aide Extends to Cyprus

    The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires....
    Treasury agents in recent months obtained information connected to Manafort’s transactions from Cypriot authorities, according to a person familiar with the matter who was...

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2017 11:34 pm

    Manafort Has Served Top US Pols and a Sketchy Cast Abroad

    Pick any decade over the past half-century, and Paul Manafort has had a starring role in the rise (and maybe fall) of somebody big....
    This lobbyist/political operative/hired gun has been there for prominent American politicians including Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush and, more recently, Donald Trump....
    He’s also been at the service of a global cast of sketchier...

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2017 2:19 pm

    Manafort Secretly Worked for Russian Billionaire: Report

    An Associated Press investigation found that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The investigation cites a memo purportedly written by Manafort, who acknowledged to NBC News that he worked for the billionaire but said he did not represent Russian political interests.

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