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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

FBI is asked to probe allegations women were offered cash to accuse Mueller of sex assault

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel alerted the FBI on Tuesday to allegations that women have been offered cash to fabricate sexual assault accusations against Robert Mueller.

Mueller said ready to deliver key findings in his Trump probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more …

With declassification, Trump preps latest Russia probe punch

President Donald Trump has opened a new front in his efforts to discredit the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe, with the White House saying he will declassify a …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Dershowitz says New York probe, not Mueller, is ‘greatest threat’ to Trump

President Donald Trump should be more worried about prosecutors in New York than about the ongoing Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller III, retired Harvard Law School professor …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday.

Giuliani says Trump could soon decide on Mueller interview

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president may be open to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller even if it involves some questions about alleged obstruction of justice …

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Judge in Virginia lets case against Manafort move forward

A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to throw out charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, clearing the way …

Manafort appeals jailing, civil case against Mueller

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges.

Judge orders Mueller probe to turn over names of European politicians in alleged Manafort lobbying scheme

A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to tell Paul Manafort by Friday the names of the European politicians and unidentified “others” that investigators allege were part of Manafort’s secret lobbying …

UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought new obstruction charges against President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence.

Giuliani: Trump would fight subpoena, not pardon himself

An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president’s legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during …

Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

President Donald Trump’s legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select …

Russia’s ex-U.S. envoy: Trump wants better ties with Russia

“Toxic” political infighting is preventing U.S. President Donald Trump from improving relations with Moscow, Russia’s former ambassador in the United States and a long-time Trump campaign contact told the Associated …

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Giuliani: Trump special counsel interview decision delayed

President Donald Trump and his lawyers probably won’t decide whether he will sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller until after the president’s summit with North Korean …

Vice President Pence says it’s time for special counsel to ‘wrap up’ Russia investigation

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to bring his investigation into Russian election interference to a close, saying “it’s time to wrap it …

Trump: ‘13 angry Democrats’ on Mueller team should be wary

President Donald Trump said Monday he was “Fighting Back” against the Russia probe and warned the “13 Angry Democrats” on the special counsel’s team to “just wait ’till the Courts …

UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Trump hires lawyer who represented Clinton in impeachment

President Donald Trump on Wednesday hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to the Russia …

UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting the matter in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said he won’t let …

Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her

A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father’s 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has …

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions

Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russia in “each …

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

As Trump fumes, senators bid to protect the special counsel

Four senators – two Republicans and two Democrats – are taking a step to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job as President Donald Trump has angrily mused about firing him.

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Mueller may be using Manafort probe to dig into ’16 campaign

New documents reveal that special counsel Robert Mueller may be trying to use his investigation of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to probe deeper into Trump’s 2016 presidential …

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

AP Source: Mueller says Trump not criminal target currently

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors has informed President Donald Trump’s attorneys that the president is not currently considered a criminal target in the Russia investigation, according to a …

Mueller examining Cambridge Analytica, Trump campaign ties

Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

McConnell says he has confidence in Mueller

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and said he should be allowed to “finish his job,” the Senate leader’s first response to …

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Some in GOP alarmed as Trump tweets against Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” …

UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy …

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

Mueller witness is convicted pedophile with shadowy past

George Nader, an international fixer whose long history included intrepid back-channel mediation between Israel and Arab countries – and a 15-year-old pedophilia conviction in Europe that has not been previously …

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

U.S. gets tougher on Russia; new sanctions, accusations

In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow on Thursday of an elaborate plot to penetrate America’s electric grid, factories, water supply and even air …

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg appears before grand jury

A former Trump campaign aide appeared for hours before a federal grand jury Friday, after he defiantly insisted in a series of news interviews just days earlier that he intended …