Stories tagged: Russia
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Justice official defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing
Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign described him with insults like “idiot” and “loathsome human” in a series …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family
In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he’d morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Trump Jr. returning to Capitol for third Russia interview
Donald Trump Jr. will return to Capitol Hill Wednesday to talk to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Judge warns Manafort: No more op-eds about federal case
A federal judge is warning President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that he shouldn’t be trying his case in the press. That includes drafting opinion essays published in other countries.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Russia, Egypt sign $30 billion nuclear deal as ties expand
Egypt and Russia signed a $30 billion deal to build North Africa’s first nuclear power plant as the Kremlin moves to expand its influence in the region.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest
Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, was heavily involved in the drafting of an opinion piece on Ukrainian politics even while under house arrest, according to documents …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Attorney: Manafort did not violate order by editing op-ed
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying he violated a judge’s order by reviewing and editing an op-ed intended to be published in an English-language newspaper in …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia from forging a closer relationship, suggesting that all other …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Putin to visit Egypt next week
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Egypt next week to discuss expanding political, economic, energy and trade ties, officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Whistleblower: At inauguration, Flynn texted on nuclear plan
A whistleblower has told House Democrats that during President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech, national security adviser Michael Flynn texted a former business associate to say a private nuclear reactor plan …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
House votes to kill Democrat’s resolution to impeach Trump
The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as a majority of Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Donald Trump Jr. in private interview with House panel
Donald Trump Jr. was being interviewed Wednesday in private as part of the House intelligence committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes
There will be Russians competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics and likely winning some medals. The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang but the country …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Vladimir Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics
Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin says his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Russian President Putin announces re-election bid
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek re-election next March, a vote he appears certain to win.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag
Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics – just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Russian lawmaker wonders why Flynn lied to FBI
A senior Russian lawmaker said Tuesday he can’t understand why President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to immediately reveal the whole truth about his contacts with …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Mueller details $6.7M spent in early months of Russia probe
The special counsel investigation into possible coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election has cost more than $6.7 million so far, according to a …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Trump complains about ‘unfair’ treatment of Flynn
Lobbing new criticism at the special counsel’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said Monday he feels “very badly” for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who last week pleaded guilty …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweets
President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Sunday on the credibility of his own FBI, responding to revelations that an FBI agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
‘Blurry image’ was fishing vessel not missing Argentine sub
An unmanned Russian submersible is examining a blurry image which shows an object about the same size as an Argentine submarine that went missing on Nov. 15 with 44 crew …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Trump alters story on why he fired Flynn
President Donald Trump changed his story Saturday on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, now suggesting he knew at the time that Flynn had lied to …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Sweeping aside Russia probe, Trump says ‘we’re unbeatable’
Brushing aside an ongoing Russia probe, President Donald Trump reveled Saturday in the Senate’s passage of a sweeping tax bill, predicting with swagger that he and his fellow Republicans were …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Key players in the Michael Flynn investigation
A list of key players relevant to the special counsel investigation into former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
In Flynn, Mueller unearths more lies – and a key witness
Michael Flynn’s guilty plea Friday revealed a new layer of lies unearthed by the far-reaching investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, and put heightened scrutiny on the …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Flynn pleads guilty, is cooperating in Trump campaign probe
Michael Flynn, the retired general who vigorously campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Possible deal for Flynn? Washington reading tea leaves
The few public signs emanating from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation increasingly raise the prospect that former national security adviser Michael Flynn is looking to cut a deal.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with U.S.
The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station’s credentials in the U.S. and warned of a quick retaliation.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Democrat criticizes Sessions’ non-answer on talks with Trump
The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not directly answer in a closed-door interview Thursday whether President Donald Trump ever asked him to …