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‘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.

Court records: Mueller estimates weekslong Manafort trial

Special counsel Robert Mueller estimates his prosecutors will need three weeks to present their case against ex-Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates to a jury, according to a court filing made public Friday.

AP source: Mueller’s probe draws in Democrat, Republican

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation.

Manafort attacks special counsel’s case as ‘embellished’

Accused of multiple financial crimes, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on Thursday attacked the strength of the evidence against him, saying the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller is “embellished.”