Money-Laundering Prosecutor Joins Trump-Russia Probe

Attorney Kyle Freeny has reportedly transferred from the Justice Department’s highest profile money laundering case to join special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into ties between Moscow and President Trump’s campaign. Freeny was spotted at a Washington courthouse Friday along with other members of Mueller’s team as Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, testified before a grand jury. It’s not clear when exactly Freeny became involved in the Russia probe, but court records cited by Politico said she withdrew from a Justice Department case against the “Wolf of Wall Street” producers on June 26. She is the 17th lawyer known to be working for Mueller’s ongoing probe. Mueller’s office confirmed Freeny’s involvement in the investigation but did not provide further details, according to Politico. She has been working for the Justice Department’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section since last year.