Feds bring new Russia-related FARA charges. Guilty plea expected within the hour.
The defendant is Sam Patten, a GOP operative with business ties to Cambridge Analytica, the International Republican Institute and Konstantin Kilimnik, the alleged Russian intel operative who was Paul Manafort’s main man in Ukraine.
So Patten brings together a lot of threads. But this was not a case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. It is being handled by the U.S. attorney in DC and the DOJ National Security Division.