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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 president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. But Flynn’s admission, and all of the criminal cases thus far, have not resolved the fundamental question special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking to answer: Did Trump’s campaign collude with Russia to win the election?

Source: Mueller’s team questioned Kushner about Flynn

Prosecutors working with special counsel Robert Mueller have postponed grand jury testimony related to the private business dealings of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the ongoing investigation into Trump campaign associates and Russian election interference told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

‘Keep coming at me guys!!!’: Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance

Donald Trump Jr. had just posted a batch of private messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during last year’s campaign, confirming reports that he communicated with the website that published stolen Democratic emails obtained by Russian military intelligence. Over the course of the week, Trump Jr. went on to tweet or retweet criticism of his father’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton; actor George Takei; Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and former vice president Joe Biden, sharing unsubstantiated claims about him from an anonymously sourced blog post.

Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

Suggesting he’s a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans to go silent about the release of a nude photo of him online because police are investigating the disclosure as a possible crime against him. Authorities have not confirmed an investigation.

No end in sight for Mueller probe despite White House wishes

President Donald Trump’s lawyer says the criminal investigation into possible collusion with Russia in last year’s election could be over by December, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is expected to continue well into next year, according to a U.S. official.

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman.

Key contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

President Donald Trump’s campaign and his family had several contacts with intermediaries for the Russian government during the 2016 campaign and the presidential transition. Those contacts are now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Here are some key dates.

Sessions denies lying on Russia, pleads hazy memory

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday displayed a hazy memory of the Trump campaign’s discussions about and dealings with Russians in the 2016 election, denying he ever lied to Congress about those contacts but blaming the chaos of the race for fogging his recollections.

Judge not ready to remove ex-Trump aides from house arrest

A federal judge said Monday that she was inclined to remove from house arrest two former aides to President Donald Trump’s campaign but would not do so until receiving more detailed financial information from them.

House committee to question president’s former bodyguard about Russia

One of President Donald Trump’s most trusted confidants, a security chief who served as his sounding board for two decades, will face questions from congressional investigators next week about Trump’s 2013 trip to Moscow, according to people familiar with their plans.