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Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed …


New Trump-Russia probe will focus on reports of money laundering, financial compromise, Schiff says

The House Intelligence Committee’s new Democratic leadership will scrutinize “credible reports of money laundering and financial compromise” involving the businesses of President Donald Trump and those closest to him, the …


Can a sitting president be indicted while in office?

For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016.


Marc A. Thiessen: The Clinton campaign sought dirt on Trump from Russian officials. Where’s the outrage?

All of Washington is waiting with bated breath to find out whether the Mueller investigation will provide evidence proving that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. So far, “Exhibit A” …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

House Democrats cite ‘evidence’ of Trump-Russia collusion

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are sharply disagreeing with Republicans on the panel who say they don’t see any evidence of collusion or coordination between President Donald Trump’s 2016 …


Southwest agrees to pay $15 million over collusion claims

Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million to settle class-action lawsuits that accuse the four biggest U.S. carriers of conspiring to boost prices by holding down the supply of tickets for …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Senator: Twitter’s actions on Russia-linked accounts lacking

Social media giant Twitter told congressional investigators Thursday it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the top Democrat on the Senate …


Trump calls Facebook ‘anti-Trump’ after it aids Russia probe

President Donald Trump is calling Facebook “anti-Trump.” His tweet Wednesday comes days after the social media company agreed to provide material to congressional investigators probing Russia interference in the 2016 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

How did a White House lawyer just get pranked – again?

For the second time this month, a White House lawyer has been caught discussing a sensitive internal issue with a prankster posing as a White House staffer. Go ahead and …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Congress might not be able to protect Mueller from firing

Congress may be unable to provide any additional job protection for special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election and possible collusion or obstruction of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017

Stone says no coordination between Trump campaign and Russia

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone says there is “not one shred of evidence” that he was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election.


Trump associates to talk to House panel in Russia probe

The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Donald Trump’s associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election ‘integrity’

Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators.


Mueller seeks documents related to Trump’s actions while in White House

Special counsel Robert Mueller has sought a variety of documents related to President Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, the president’s attorney, John M. Dowd, confirmed.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Miffed Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer

A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the …


Legal defense fund created for Michael Flynn in Russia probe

The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …


Justice won’t allow FBI officials to speak to Senate panel

The Justice Department says it will not permit two FBI officials close to fired director James Comey to appear privately before a congressional committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

Russia probe is said to have ‘red-hot’ focus on social media

Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election and possible links to President …


Mueller looks to interview six former or current Trump aides in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has alerted the White House that his team will likely seek to interview six top current and former advisers to President Donald Trump who were witnesses …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017

Trump Jr. tells senators he ‘did not collude’ with Russians

President Donald Trump’s eldest son told lawmakers Thursday he was open to receiving information about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qualifications” in a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

Trump Jr. to speak to Senate staff about Russia contacts

President Donald Trump’s oldest son is expected to meet privately with a Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.


Grand jury hears from lobbyist in Trump Tower chat, source says

A grand jury used by special counsel Robert Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump’s eldest son, the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Republican congressman seeks end to Mueller’s Russia probe

A Republican congressman from Florida made a special demonstration of his loyalty to President Donald Trump last week by introducing an amendment to protect him from the Russia investigation led …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Russia confirms Trump’s lawyer reached out about deal

The Kremlin has confirmed that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer reached out to them during the 2016 presidential campaign, seeking help for a business project in Russia.


Lawyer says proposal for Trump Tower in Russia was abandoned

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer acknowledged Monday that the president’s company pursued a Trump Tower in Moscow during the Republican primary, but that the plan was abandoned “for a variety …


Senate committee to hear from founder of firm tied to Trump dossier

The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump is set to speak behind closed doors to congressional investigators.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

FBI agents search home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

FBI agents have searched one of the homes of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Manafort’s spokesman said Wednesday.


‘Fake news’? The Russia investigation is getting very, very real: analysis

President Donald Trump keeps calling the Russia investigation “fake news.” But with each passing week, the independent investigation into Trump’s campaign ties to Russia is getting more real, not less.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Mueller using grand jury in Russia probe, AP source says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a person familiar …


Trump blames Congress for ‘all-time’ low relationship with Russia; lawmakers push back

President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Congress for the country’s deteriorating relationship with Russia, which he characterized in a morning tweet as “at an all-time & very dangerous …