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Week of Dec 2 – 8

Last week in one sentence: Giuliani contradicted Trump's claim that he answered Mueller's questions "very easily," saying "answering those questions was a nightmare; Trump potentially committed witness tampering and/or obstruction of justice when he tweeted praise for Roger Stone for refusing to speak to Mueller's team; separately, Mueller's team filed a memo in Manafort's case stating that Manafort lied to federal investigators about his contacts with Trump administration officials and his interactions with a Russian linked to Moscow's intelligence services (Konstantin Kilimnik); in a sentencing memo for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Mueller recommended Flynn be given no jail time due to the "substantial assistance" Flynn provided to Mueller's team, which included 19 interviews; Mueller also filed a memo in Michael Cohen's case, saying he provided substantial assistance;federal prosecutors of the Southern District of New York filed their own sentencing memo for Michael Cohen's case, recommending 51-63 months in prison and a $500,000 forfeiture of Cohen's assets; the attorneys general of Maryland and D.C. served subpoenas on the Trump International Hotel, the Trump Organization itself, and the trust that holds Trump's business assets, as part of the emoluments lawsuit against the president; the NRA and Trump's campaign illegally coordinated to buy ads during the 2016 election; and Trump's 2020 campaign federal financial filings reveal he has transferred $1.1 million from donors to his own personal bank accounts, essentially.

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