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Whitaker: I have ‘not interfered’ with Mueller investigation

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker insisted on Friday that he had “not interfered” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him.


US: Info given to indicted Russian company improperly used

Federal prosecutors say confidential material provided to a Russian company charged by special counsel Robert Mueller was altered and released “as part of a disinformation campaign” to discredit the American …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Trump confidant Stone charged with lying about hacked emails

President Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone was charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election bid, with prosecutors alleging that senior Trump campaign …


Max Boot: Trump should not take solace from Mueller’s cryptic correction

Just because Robert Mueller slightly reined in a BuzzFeed report doesn’t mean President Trump should break out the champagne glasses.


Randall D. Eliason: Barr is right about releasing Mueller’s report

Lawmakers and commentators have expressed consternation over attorney general nominee William Barr’s refusal to commit to make Robert Mueller’s report public. But Barr is absolutely correct.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice …


U.S.: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered ‘political synergy’

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job

William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, two people familiar with …


GOP cancels votes on judges amid standoff over Mueller bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to …


Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.


Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, an associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, said Monday that he expects to face charges in the Russia investigation.


Papadopoulos wraps up lengthy interview with GOP-led House panels over Russia investigation in 2016

George Papadopoulos made his first appearance Thursday before congressional investigators, part of an effort to clear his name after pleading guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Paul Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime Trump loyalists caved, reached …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Paul Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

Paul Manafort signaled Friday that he intends to plead guilty ahead of a second trial as prosecutors filed new charging documents against the former Trump campaign chairman.


Giuliani: Trump won’t answer obstruction questions

President Donald Trump will not answer federal investigators’ questions, in writing or in person, about whether he tried to block the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, one …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

President Donald Trump “nodded with approval” at the suggestion of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a court filing that seeks leniency for a former campaign aide …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces smaller, friendlier town hall crowd in downtown Spokane

A year removed from one of the most raucous town halls in her recent congressional career, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced a relatively calm – and sparse – gathering Thursday …


Trump assails Mueller following Times report

President Donald Trump pressed his criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, accusing Mueller’s team of “enjoying ruining people’s lives” and “looking to impact the election.”


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

As jurors weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation’s capital – and prosecutors there …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Prosecutors turn to Manafort taxes, unreported bank accounts

Prosecutors headed toward the heart of their financial fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday, with jurors expected to hear testimony that he never told his …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort ‘approved every penny’ of bills

Paul Manafort inflated his business income by millions of dollars and kept his bookkeeper in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy luxury items and …


Dana Milbank: The ritual humiliation of Peter Strzok

They stuck with Donald Trump when he was heard, on video, boasting about sexually assaulting women. They stuck with him still when he acknowledged paying hush money to a porn …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Trump lawyers call James Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Robert Mueller

Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest …


Mueller’s team accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider revoking …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Report: Trump lawyers’ letter to Mueller challenges subpoena

President Donald Trump’s lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify while arguing that he could not have …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

Judge denies Manafort motion to throw out charges of lying

A federal judge on Friday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s attempt to have some of the criminal charges against him thrown out.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Mueller team questions Trump friend Tom Barrack

Investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller have interviewed one of President Donald Trump’s closest friends and confidants, California real estate investor Tom Barrack, the Associated Press has learned.


Walter Shapiro: A few cracks appearing in Trump’s GOP wall

Washington, as we know, is riven by vicious partisanship, with those on the right and left at each other’s throats over the most pressing issue that this nation has faced …