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Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump has no plans to issue pardons now in the Russia investigation but could choose to do so once the special counsel’s work is finished.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Watchdog sees errors, not bias, in Comey’s Clinton probe

In a stinging report, the Justice Department watchdog said Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 …


Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings.


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 …


Putin scoffs at U.S. indictment of Russians in campaign probe

President Vladimir Putin ridiculed the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians in a television interview broadcast Monday, scoffing at the notion that a person described as his chef could interfere with …


Pressure is building among some Democrats for another antitrust probe of Google

A top Democrat in Congress is calling on the U.S. government to investigate Google, the latest sign that some of the party’s lawmakers are ready to challenge the tech industry …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Gowdy disputes Trump’s ‘spy’ claim, defends FBI probe

There is no evidence that the FBI planted a “spy” on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, a senior House Republican said Wednesday, directly contradicting Trump’s repeated insistence that the agency …


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

President Donald Trump says he’ll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests came …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump’s son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn’t think there was anything wrong with meeting a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Nassar victims urge Texas to investigate Karolyis

Victims of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar are imploring Texas authorities to investigate whether Bela and Martha Karolyi could have done more to prevent Nassar’s sexual abuse at the couple’s …


Report finds multiple failures leading to Niger attack

Multiple failures led up to the deadly Niger attack last October, but top military leaders said Thursday that none directly caused the overwhelming enemy ambush that killed four American service …


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 …


Idaho AG to investigate ‘newspaper’ mailed to voters

Idaho’s Secretary of State’s office has asked Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to investigate a complaint alleging that a publication purporting to be a conservative newspaper is really a cleverly disguised …


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 …


Rosenstein puts aside Russia probe to argue at Supreme Court

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has taken some time off from overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to argue his first case at the Supreme Court.


Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump

In his scathing appraisal of the man who fired him as FBI chief, James Comey cited “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in President Donald Trump’s actions and speculated that …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Trump: All lawyers ‘deflated’ by FBI raid on Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump said Sunday that all lawyers are now “deflated and concerned” by the FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen, who is under criminal investigation for personal …


Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russia probe

President Donald Trump insisted that all was “very calm and calculated” at the White House, even as he vented Wednesday about the Russia probe, complained about Deputy Attorney General Rod …


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: Tue., April 10, 2018, 10 p.m.

Sources: Raid related to payments to women accusing Trump

Federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for information about payments to a former Playboy playmate and a porn actress who …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

First person sentenced in Russia probe draws 30 days, fine

A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 30 days in prison.


Sessions: No new special counsel yet for Republican concerns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he won’t immediately appoint a new special counsel to investigate a number of Republican grievances involving the FBI and Justice Department, despite mounting pressure …