$4.6 million dollars’ settlement by Law Firm in Manafort and Ukraine’s case

The settlement between the Justice Department and the law firm, made public on Thursday, has indicated the challenge of the lucrative but mysterious lobbying industry in Washington.
Skadden Arps conducted an analysis in 2012 intended to allay international concerns regarding anti-democratic practices of the Ukrainian government under President Viktor Yanukovych who was accused of persecution and illegal detention of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on charges of abuse of power in the negotiations of a natural gas deal with Russia.
The settlement has placed …

Russian Sanctions Relief disapproved by 136 votes by Republicans alongside Democrats

The House has blocked Treasury Department by 362 votes to lift sanctions against companies controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch.
The Treasury Department has announced last April regarding the sanctions imposed on Mr. Deripaska and his companies, and companies under the Russian oligarchs, as they were accused of meddling with the administration’s tough stance against Moscow. The sanction was taken into effect immediately for Deripaska.
However, his three companies’ sanctions were delayed in between aggressive lobbying and legal campaigns by …