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Samuel Patten arrives at court for his sentencing hearing. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Samuel Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, was sentenced to probation Friday by a federal judge after he pleaded guilty last year to helping steer Ukrainian money into President Trump's inaugural committee, the Washington Post reports.

The backdrop: Patten, whose case was spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, sought probation after providing assistance across other investigations. He previously worked with Cambridge Analytica during the 2014 election cycle, and had a "long relationship" with Russian intelligence agent Konstantin Kilimnik.

Go deeper: Paul Manafort sentenced to total of 7.5 years in prison

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Georgia governor declines Trump's request to help overturn election result

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp pushed back on Saturday after President Trump pressed him to help overturn the state's election results.

Driving the news: Trump asked the Republican governor over the phone Saturday to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in Georgia, per the Washington Post. Kemp refused.

Philanthropy Deep Dive

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A look at how philanthropy is evolving (and why Dolly Parton deserves a Medal of Freedom).