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GOP lawyer caught in crossfire on Kavanaugh, Russia probe

Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Sources: Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter.

New York state subpoenas Cohen in Trump Foundation probe

Investigators in New York state issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their probe into the Trump Foundation, an official with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration confirmed to the Associated Press on Wednesday.

Trump says he’s done nothing wrong, Cohen making up stories

President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs with them.

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort guilty of 8 charges; mistrial on 10 others

Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree on.

Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe

Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church’s Episcopal Conference on Tuesday as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said.

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was held in contempt of court Friday in a fresh attempt to challenge Robert Mueller’s appointment as the special counsel investigating Trump campaign contacts with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Feds probing firm tied to risky online commerce

Federal authorities looking into the illegal sale of prescription drugs online are probing the business practices of payment processor Allied Wallet, according to a person with direct knowledge of the case. Allied Wallet’s CEO has donated millions of dollars to both political parties in recent years.

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 tax accountants about offshore bank accounts containing millions of dollars.

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 pay personal expenses, according to testimony and documents during his trial Thursday.

Trump urges end to probe ‘right now,’ setting off new storm

President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the special counsel investigation that could imperil his presidency. Trump also assailed the trial, just underway, of his former campaign chairman by the special counsel’s team.

Ryan opposes Rosenstein impeachment try, dooming it for now

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and easing a months-long standoff between House Republicans and the Justice Department.

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.