### **Mueller Investigation**
**Another foreign agent.** Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, [pleaded guilty](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/us/politics/patten-fara-manafort.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes) to failing to register in the U.S. as a foreign agent while lobbying on behalf of a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party. One of the charges Patten admitted to was [funneling foreign money](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/patten-caused-foreign-money-to-be-paid-to-inaugural-committee?utm_medium=social&utm_content=politics&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-politics) to Trump's inaugural committee.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/what-we-learned/2018/09/week-of-aug-26-sept-1/