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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.”

Ex-Trump adviser’s guilty plea poised to rattle White House

President Donald Trump dismissed George Papadopoulos on Tuesday as a “liar” and a mere campaign volunteer, but newly unsealed court papers outline the former adviser’s frequent contacts with senior officials and with foreign nationals who promised access to the highest levels of the Russian government.

First Russia-Trump charges are special counsel warning shot

Special counsel Robert Mueller is warning everyone in President Donald Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between his election campaign and Russians, they could end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges.

Trump fumes as Mueller probe enters new phase with charges

President Donald Trump moved quickly Monday to distance himself and the White House from the indictment of his former campaign chairman and another aide, saying Paul Manafort’s alleged misdeeds occurred “years ago” and insisting there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump in a Twitter flurry the day before Russia investigation charges may come

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump unleashed a flurry of messages attacking Hillary Clinton and Democrats, a day before the first charges may be announced from a special prosecutor investigating Russian involvement in last year’s election. “There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!” Trump posted on Twitter.

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Turkey regulators say no U.S. probe into banks, denying reports

Turkish banks aren’t under investigation and U.S. authorities haven’t sent any information or documents to their Turkish counterparts, Mehmet Ali Akben, the head of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, or BDDK, told Bloomberg News by phone on Saturday.

EPA watchdog expands probe of Pruitt’s travel

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is expanding an inquiry into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent taxpayer-funded travel, the watchdog office said Friday.

AP source: Man behind Trump dossier talks to investigators

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators has recently spoken with a former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Vegas probe examines possible bombing plan

Authorities hunting for a motive behind the carnage at a Las Vegas concert are looking into the possibility that gunman Stephen Paddock planned additional attacks, including a car bombing.