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Former Justice Dept. official joins special counsel Russia probe: report

Another high-profile prosecutor has been hired by special counsel Robert Mueller for the ongoing investigation into potential ‘ties’ between Russian ad President Donald Trump’s campaign.

According to detail, the prosecutor which joined Mueller’s team is none other than Kyle Freeny, a former lawyer from the Department on Justice, which happens to specialize in money laundering. Further details reveal that Freeny was present during the testimony of the grand jury this Friday, according to information revealed by a spokesman of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

But this isn’t the lawyer’s first time to handle such cases, as she has previously worked on a DOJ case in their Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, which is part of the Money laundering and Asset Recovery Section, which has for a goal to reclaim money from foreign corruption.

The same DOJ unit is also investigating former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, as well as other Ukrainian officialls.

Manafort on the other hand has a history of cooperation with congressional investigators in the Russia probe and has denied wrongdoing, however, FBI agents raided his home back in July, departing with records a day after he gave an interview with Senate investigators probing the meddling of Russia into the 2016 presidential elections.

Now that she has joined Mueller’s suspicious team, Freeny has officially become the 17th attorney to join the probe since it was established earlier this year, with the special counsel hiring several former prosecutors as well as attorneys before, the most recent one being a former Justice Department official specializing in white-collar criminal defense, Greg Andres.

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