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Since last Oct, @a_cormier_ and I (with valuable contribs from @LoopEmma) have been on the #MoneyTrail, reporting stories abt suspicious financial transactions connected to all the key figures in the Trump/Russia probe whose finances are under scrutiny by Mueller/Congress 1/
We started with this story on Paul Manafort, published one day before he was indicted. 2/…
Since then, we've reported on suspicious financial transactions about Sergey Kislyak, the Russian embassy, Maria Butina and Paul Erickson, GOP operative Peter Smith and a 2-parter on the planners of the Trump Tower meeting

Those stories are all here 3/…
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For folks asking Q's about the #MoneyTrail as it relates to Mueller investigation, here's an explainer as we have noted in this and previous stories 1/

Last year, prior to the appt of Mueller as special counsel, multiple congressional committees investigating Russia's interference in election sent confidential letters to Treasury asking for any suspicious activity reports on dozens of people caught up in Trump/Russia probe 2/
Treasury financial crimes unit sent out broad requests to numerous banks & searched it's databases for suspicious activity reports on these individuals and businesses going back 2 & 5 yrs. In some cases banks conducted what's known as a "look back" at these individuals' accts 3/
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NEW: Federal investigators are looking at a series of international bank transactions following the planners and participants of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting #MoneyTrail…
The investigators are focused on two bursts of financial transactions — one shortly after the meeting and the other after the 2016 election — involving the family of Aras Agalarov, a Russian billionaire real estate developer with ties to both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump
11 days after the Trump Tower meeting — the same day Paul Manafort became Trump’s campaign chief — a company controlled by Agalarov wired more than $19.5 million to his own account at a bank in New York.
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