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UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Nunberg backs down on defying Mueller subpoena

A former Trump campaign aide promised to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller and unloaded on President Donald Trump and his campaign in a series of stunning interviews …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Former Trump aide Gates pleads guilty; will cooperate in Russia probe

A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe …


Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case

New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial later …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.


Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves ‘no collusion’

President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation

Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda, aimed in …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn’t clear Trump in probe

Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday that a GOP-produced congressional memo on FBI surveillance powers did not clear President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, and they expressed hope that …


Priebus denies that Trump wanted to fire Mueller

Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff, said Sunday that he “never felt that the president was going to fire the special counsel,” disputing a report in The …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Republicans in Congress divided over protecting Mueller from being fired by Trump

Republicans in Congress were divided Sunday over protecting special counsel Robert Mueller III, with two senators embracing plans to make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to fire him …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Trump denies New York Times report that he ordered Mueller fired

President Donald Trump pushed back Friday against reports that he ordered White House lawyer Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Trump ‘looking forward’ to being questioned under oath

President Donald Trump declared he’s “looking forward” to being questioned – under oath – in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and Trump’s possible obstruction in the firing …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Sessions interviewed by Mueller team in Russia investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department said Tuesday, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

More texts turned over from FBI agent taken off Mueller team

The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional text messages involving an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team following the discovery of derogatory …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Trump’s year: Mueller looms, Congress bickers over Russia

Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, …


Bannon hires lawyer as he prepares for Russia-related congressional testimony

Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon has hired prominent Washington attorney William Burck to represent him as he prepares to testify to the House Intelligence Committee about his role in …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Mueller has expressed interest in Trump interview

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, …


AP Source: Trump had lawyer urge AG against Russia recusal

President Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Australian diplomat’s tip a factor in FBI’s Russia probe

An Australian diplomat’s tip appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, the New York Times …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

Green Party candidate says she’s cooperating in Russia probe

Former presidential candidate Jill Stein says she’s cooperating with a Senate intelligence committee probe into Russian interference in the election.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Trump says he’s not considering firing special counsel Mueller

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that …


Trump’s likely tax victory overshadowed by probe

Poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory, President Donald Trump’s team on Sunday was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Cornyn says it ‘would be a mistake’ for Trump to fire Mueller

John Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, said it “would be a mistake” for President Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 11:55 a.m.

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Justice official defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI officials assigned to the Russia probe, defended special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:57 p.m.

As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he’d morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Attorney: Manafort did not violate order by editing op-ed

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying he violated a judge’s order by reviewing and editing an op-ed intended to be published in an English-language newspaper in …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

Mueller details $6.7M spent in early months of Russia probe

The special counsel investigation into possible coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election has cost more than $6.7 million so far, according to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:54 p.m.

Trump alters story on why he fired Flynn

President Donald Trump changed his story Saturday on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, now suggesting he knew at the time that Flynn had lied to …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

FBI agent removed from Mueller probe for anti-Trump messages

A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an exchange of text messages seen as potentially anti-President …