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What We Learned in the Trump-Russia Investigation: Week of Oct 8 – 14, 2017

  • Paul Manafort has borrowed $60M from Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin, over the past decade Source

  • Mueller’s team interviewed Reince Priebus on Friday, who was said to be “happy to answer all questions” Source

  • The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is looking at Cambridge Analytica as part of the Russia probe Source

  • Carter Page says he won’t testify before Senate Intelligence panel & will plead the 5th Source

  • An associate of Flynn, Barbara Ledeen, tried to launch her own investigation into Clinton’s emails. She’s also a staffer in Grassley’s office & is working on the committee looking into Trump’s Russia ties, a clear conflict of interest. Source

  • Facebook and Twitter erased data on Russian propaganda accounts, so researchers and investigators will be unable to ‘connect the dots’ Source and Source

  • The list of platforms & companies Russia used to interfere in the election grows: Add Google (Youtube, Gmail), Pokemon Go, and Pinterest

  • Russian propaganda targeted current and former U.S. military personnel Source

  • Kushner hid his ownership of a real estate tech business that raised millions of dollars while he served in the government Source

  • After recusing himself from the Russia investigation, Nunes subpoenaed firm behind Trump dossier Source