Oct 30, 2017

Timeline: the Russia meetings along the road to the White House

Sam Jayne / Axios

We now know that as Donald Trump was storming to the Republican nomination, and later the White House, people close to him were interacting with individuals with ties to the Kremlin. Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman who was indicted Monday as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, figures prominently.

Here's where those interactions fell along Trump's rise to the presidency.

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Report: Paul Manafort hospitalized after "cardiac event"

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was hospitalized last week after suffering a "cardiac event" while serving his seven-year federal prison sentence for conspiracy and fraud, reports ABC News.

The big picture: Manafort is "stable and could be released soon," according to the report. The news of his hospitalization comes on the same day that his longtime associate, Rick Gates, received a 45-day sentence for his part in their scheme after extensively cooperating with federal investigators.

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Rick Gates sentenced to 45 days in jail after Mueller cooperation

Gates leaving federal court last year. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein for the Washington Post via Getty Images

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates was sentenced to 45 days in jail — to be served on weekends — on Tuesday in a Washington, D.C. federal court.

Why it matters: His sentencing wraps up one of the final outstanding portions of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which Gates cooperated with extensively.

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Mueller witness George Nader pleads guilty to child sex crime charges

George Nader. Image via CSPAN.

George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing child pornography and bringing a 14-year-old to the United States for sex, the Washington Post reports.

The backdrop: The Lebanese-American businessman came under scrutiny in the Mueller probe for acting as a conduit between Trump advisers and various Middle Eastern interests, including Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

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