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A mystery solved: Secret Mueller case involves Russia-dealing law firm that worked for oligarch tied to Putin

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A law firm that’s been hired by a Russian oligarch and other Russian interests is involved in a challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller’s mysterious grand jury subpoena.

CNN reported Wednesday that Alston & Bird, an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, is involved in a foreign government’s challenge to Mueller’s secret grand jury subpoena.

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The revelation of the firm’s identity “is among the first details revealed about a case that’s progressed to the Supreme Court under extreme secrecy,” CNN reported.

Alston & Bird, the report added, began representing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska in 2003 to help him reinstate his visa and was on his payroll in the following years — the same time the oligarch gave Paul Manafort a $10 million loan.

DC white collar attorney Ted Kang and North Carolina appellate attorney Brian Boone are also involved in the case, the report noted, though it’s unclear if they represent the company or another party.

On his website, Kang claims to represent multiple “entities and individuals” associated with Mueller’s investigation and Boone has in the past represented the Republican National Committee, CNN noted.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner reveals why the White House thinks Trump’s Ukraine scandal ‘can be spun as positive’

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Despite the growing movement for impeachment, advisors to President Donald Trump believe the bombshell reports about soliciting foreign election interference from Ukraine can be "spun as a positive" for the president's 2020 re-election campaign.

Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post, was interviewed about the thinking of Trump's advisors by MSNBC's Steve Kornacki on Monday.

"This is a White House, a Trump White House, that is used to being under siege. There was of course the two-and-a-half-year saga with the Mueller investigation culminating in the Mueller report, Mueller’s testimony recently. There have been a million other controversies, flare-ups, moments when the White House was forced to defend a comment from the president, allegation against the president, these sorts of things," Kornacki noted.

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Pelosi may start ‘Select Panel’ for Trump impeachment after latest Ukraine bombshells: report

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As the movement in Congress to impeach President Donald Trump continues to grow, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is considering starting a select committee to focus the investigations into President Donald Trump.

"As House Democrats find themselves once more navigating the tricky politics of impeachment, a new idea is being floated by several members: creating a select panel of members that would handle those responsibilities," The Daily Beast reported Monday evening. "A senior Democratic aide tells The Daily Beast that the idea of a select panel has 'been raised by some members' as a way to consolidate impeachment proceedings around Donald Trump."

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Latest Democrat to back impeachment did so live on MSNBC: ‘We have no choice’

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Yet another Democrat is backing impeachment following the latest revelations that Donald Trump allegedly solicited foreign election interference from Ukraine in return for military aid.

The movement for impeachment grew significantly on Monday.

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