IRS Now Sharing Info with Mueller Russia Investigation

The Latest On Mueller's Russia Investigation

The Internal Revenue Service is sharing information with special counsel Robert Mueller about top Donald Trump aides, following a months-long battle between the two entities over what information the IRS is able to share, CNN reports.

A former high-level Justice Department official told the network that the IRS information shared most likely included real estate and banking records - "anything tax-related".

The disclosure of the IRS's cooperation with the special counsel investigation comes after it was recently revealed that Mueller's investigators have locked in on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has extensive financial ties to Russian Federation, and even allegedly offered to privately brief a friend of Putin's in July 2016.

CNN reported Tuesday that the Manafort raid was the subject of inter-agency acrimony, with the IRS refusing to participate because of fears Mueller's team would interfere with their earlier financial probe.

In August, Mueller's investigators raided Manafort's home in Northern Virginia, seizing documents and other materials, a day after he met with the Senate Intelligence Committee in its Moscow probe.

McClatchy: US Doesn't Believe Cuba Behind Mysterious Attacks
One possibility being probed by the State Department is that a third country is responsible for the attacks. Several US lawmakers have called on the Trump administration to expel all Cuban diplomats from Washington.

How to help Puerto Rico
He said Puerto Rico has been "literally destroyed" but expressed confidence that "they'll be back". Puerto Rico is poorer than all 50 states with an unemployment rate that hovers around 12 percent.

Seven arrested in Egypt after raising rainbow flag at concert
Nearly half were sentenced to prison after a trial that was widely criticized by human rights groups and Western governments. Although homosexuality is not specifically outlawed in Egypt, it is a conservative society and discrimination is rife.

The absence of IRS criminal investigations agents for the raid is unusual for a probe that centers on tax and financial matters.

The information the IRS can share is restricted under Title 26 US Code and usually needs a grand jury subpoena to share tax returns with another agency.

IRS records, including individual income tax returns, are among the federal government's mostly tightly held documents. It was also reported earlier this month that Manafort has been wiretapped by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since at least 2014.

According to CNN, Mueller's team has alerted Manafort that he might be charged with a crime. This comes on the heels of news that Manafort has already been informed that he'll be indicted, something that longtime Trump ally Roger Stone said Manfort fully expects will happen. He is not going to lie.

Related News:

  • North Korea moves airplanes after U.S.  dispatches bombers: Spy agency

    North Korea moves airplanes after U.S. dispatches bombers: Spy agency

    South Korea's Yonhap news agency suggested the reclusive North was bolstering its defences by moving aircraft to its east coast. Earlier this month , the Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test.
    Netflix Reportedly Aiming To Expand Streaming Service To Airlines

    Netflix Reportedly Aiming To Expand Streaming Service To Airlines

    While this is good news for Netflix fans, its likely a strategic move for the company, too: it hopes to expand its user base. The partnership could allow airlines to offer low-priced or free in-flight Wi-Fi for passengers, stated the report .
    White House refutes North Korea claim, says 'we have not declared war'

    White House refutes North Korea claim, says 'we have not declared war'

    Trump's remarks come after days of intensifying rhetoric between the US and Pyongyang over North Korea's nuclear provocations. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Monday denied the United States had declared war, calling the suggestion " absurd ".
  • Premier League table: How the standings look after Gameweek 6

    Premier League table: How the standings look after Gameweek 6

    The 26-year-old made two fantastic reflex saves on Rooney to keep Everton out, denying them from leveling the match at one apiece. Sterling added his second but would have no chance to get his hat-trick as Guardiola replaced him with Bernardo Silva.
    Florida mom tries to silence son-in-law with the bumper of her Mercedes

    Florida mom tries to silence son-in-law with the bumper of her Mercedes

    And police witnessed all of this, including witnessed Davis doing doughnuts in front of the man's house. Police say when they entered the home it was covered with broken glass and items strew about the home.

    Israelis killed in shooting attack near Jerusalem

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman condemned the attack and vowed to hunt down the terrorists and those who sent them out. Blackham has lived in the settlement since 2011 and heard the incident occur, about half a mile from his home.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up again for Roosevelt

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up again for Roosevelt

    DiCaprio would star as the titan of American history while Scorsese would direct , based off a script penned by Scott Bloom . They're also developing adaptations of notable books The Devil in the White City and Killers of the Flower Moon .
    Apple TV Listed On Amazon After 2 Years

    Apple TV Listed On Amazon After 2 Years

    During the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Tim Cook announced the Apple TV hardware will support Amazon Prime Video. No matter the reason for the Apple TV's (short) return, this a major shift in Amazon and Apple relations.
    Rian Johnson Announces That Star Wars

    Rian Johnson Announces That Star Wars

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi will continue where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off, with Rey meeting up with Luke Skywalker. A screen behind the team read "FINISH" as the photo marked the wrap-up of the film.
  • Toyota joins auto expansion in southern US

    Toyota joins auto expansion in southern US

    According to a release, production on the transaxles is scheduled to begin in 2020. Fifty new jobs will be created because of the investment at the Alabama plant.
    James hopes Wade will join Cavaliers

    James hopes Wade will join Cavaliers

    Believe or not, but Isaiah Thomas , Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade are on the same roster with LeBron James and Kevin Love. The Cavaliers offer Wade a bigger opportunity and the ability for him to reunite with LeBron James .

    Crescent Point Energy Corporation Ordinary Shares (Canada)

    Cwa Asset Management Group, LLC divested its stake by selling 8,849 shares a decrease of 35.1% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 14 of analysts who cover CPG having a buy-equivalent rating.

Most liked

Chelsea boss Conte: We're ready for Atletico Madrid
I think that he is showing that he is nearly ready to play [in these types of games]. Now it is important to be sure that he is ready to play for the whole game.

Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet
Christopher Logan said Monday. "No nation has the right to fire on other nations' aircraft or ships in global airspace or waters". The Trump administration clarified that it is not seeking to overthrow North Korea's government after the president's tweet .

GOP's Latest ACA Health Insurance Repeal Plan Appears Dead
Graham said Republicans are going to fulfill the promise they've made to voters and the GOP base for the past seven years. But the bill's poor prognosis has some Republicans hesitant to even bring the legislation to a vote.

Trump, Rajoy united against North Korea actions, Catalonia referendum
"We are totally prepared for the second option, not a preferred option", the first-year president said. She says the USA will work with any government or entity that comes out of the vote.

Chelsea 'have sent a message to the Premier League', claims Alvaro Morata
Morata came in to replace Diego Costa over the summer and doesn't quite match up with his counterpart when it comes to aggression. It appeared a move to Manchester United was on the cards, until Real Madrid struck a lucrative deal with Chelsea .

Firebrand jurist Moore wins GOP primary runoff in Alabama
Bannon told the crowd that Alabama can show the world "that this populist, nationalist, conservative movement is on the rise". Moore is casting unusual as being part of the problem in Washington since he's supported by the GOP establishment.

Uncertainty, geopolitical tensions boost yen, sink euro vs dollar
After North Korea's threat last week to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, Trump and Kim Jong-Un's regime traded fresh barbs. Chances of a hike at the Fed's December meeting rose to 78 percent from 72 percent late last week, according to the CME Group.

Antarctic Glacier Loses Iceberg 4 Times the Size of Manhattan
The event is a major one, said Peter Neff, a glaciologist and earth scientist at the University of Rochester in NY . This week's calving event also appears to have started in the middle of the glacier , Jeong said.

Diego Costa agrees terms to officially complete move to Atletico Madrid
Sometimes the ball doesn't [go in], like against Arsenal , and today, we had two chances and made two goals", Alvaro Morata said.

Key elements of US Republicans' upcoming tax blueprint
Nearly half of independents, for their part, believe it plays a major role (48%) - up from one in three over a decade ago (34%). Axios scoops the plan would also double the standard deduction to $12,000 for a single filer and $24,000 for married couples.

Stricker: No US player will protest during anthem
Instead, the USA team wanted to talk about what to do this week when the national anthem is played at Liberty National. We ought to take a break during the National Anthem to thank our country, to thank our forefathers who went before us.

Aerosmith Cancel Tour Dates Due to Steven Tyler's Undisclosed Medical Issues
But while Tyler has not disclosed the nature of his illness, he said he will be back. He promised to return to the stage at a later date.

Homes Prices Rose 5.9% YOY in July
Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Las Vegas, Nevada reported the highest year-over-year gains among the 20 cities. Home prices in 20 major USA cities saw an increase in July that was much greater than expected, a new survey said Tuesday.

SEC chairman criticized by both parties over hack response
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton testified before the Senate Banking Committee, on a hearing entitled " Oversight of the U.S. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, acknowledged that the breach occurred before Clayton took office in May.

North Korean diplomat says Trump has 'declared war'
North Korea has repeatedly said it needs a nuclear deterrent because the United States intends to invade it. Trump in a tweet late Saturday wrote that North Korea "won't be around much longer".