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Report: Russian hackers successfully targeted Ukrainian gas company Burisma

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Joe and Hunter Biden. Photo: Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA.

Russian hackers from the military intelligence unit known as the GRU successfully targeted Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that once employed Hunter Biden as a board member, the New York Times first reported.

Why it matters: President Trump was impeached as a result of his alleged efforts to pressure the government of Ukraine to investigate Burisma and the Bidens over unsubstantiated corruption allegations.

Judge dismisses New York state charges against Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort being escorted out of a courtroom in a jumpsuit.
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A judge in New York on Wednesday dismissed the Manhattan district attorney's fraud and conspiracy charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, citing the state's "double jeopardy" laws, CNBC reports.

The big picture: Manafort is serving more than seven years in prison for federal financial crimes stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. He was indicted for mortgage fraud in New York immediately after receiving his federal sentence — charges that would be "pardon-proof" — but the judge ruled that he could not be tried twice for the same crimes. Manafort did not attend the hearing after suffering from a reported "cardiac event."

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