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Russian lawmaker wonders why Flynn lied to FBI

A senior Russian lawmaker said Tuesday he can’t understand why President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to immediately reveal the whole truth about his contacts with …

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: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Trump complains about ‘unfair’ treatment of Flynn

Lobbing new criticism at the special counsel’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said Monday he feels “very badly” for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who last week pleaded guilty …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweets

President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Sunday on the credibility of his own FBI, responding to revelations that an FBI agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team …

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 …

Sweeping aside Russia probe, Trump says ‘we’re unbeatable’

Brushing aside an ongoing Russia probe, President Donald Trump reveled Saturday in the Senate’s passage of a sweeping tax bill, predicting with swagger that he and his fellow Republicans were …

Investigator: Some officials resisted Charlottesville review

An independent report that found serious police and government failures in responding to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville this summer also accuses police agencies of putting up …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Key players in the Michael Flynn investigation

A list of key players relevant to the special counsel investigation into former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn.

In Flynn, Mueller unearths more lies – and a key witness

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea Friday revealed a new layer of lies unearthed by the far-reaching investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, and put heightened scrutiny on the …

Possible deal for Flynn? Washington reading tea leaves

The few public signs emanating from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation increasingly raise the prospect that former national security adviser Michael Flynn is looking to cut a deal.

Donald Trump Jr. to speak to House panel in Russia probe

The House Intelligence committee will interview Donald Trump Jr. as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Quiet Trump loyalist is about to be thrust into Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s lawyers plan to sit down by the end of this month with White House communications director Hope Hicks to find out what she might know about …

‘Keep coming at me guys!!!’: Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance

Donald Trump Jr. had just posted a batch of private messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during last year’s campaign, confirming reports that he communicated with the website that published stolen …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

Suggesting he’s a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans to go silent about the release of a nude photo …

Polish prosecutors open racism probe of far-right march

Prosecutors in Poland opened an investigation Monday to determine if statements expressed during a march by far-right nationalists in Warsaw this month violated laws against propagating racism.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

No end in sight for Mueller probe despite White House wishes

President Donald Trump’s lawyer says the criminal investigation into possible collusion with Russia in last year’s election could be over by December, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is expected …

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President …

Key contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

President Donald Trump’s campaign and his family had several contacts with intermediaries for the Russian government during the 2016 campaign and the presidential transition. Those contacts are now under investigation …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

Trump Jr.’s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Sessions denies lying on Russia, pleads hazy memory

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday displayed a hazy memory of the Trump campaign’s discussions about and dealings with Russians in the 2016 election, denying he ever lied to Congress …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

New Russia probe details likely to dominate Sessions hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Trump calls Putin sincere, but stands by U.S. agencies’ findings on meddling

Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage U.S.-Russia …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Data firm CEO: Reached out to WikiLeaks about Clinton emails

The CEO of a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign says he reached out to WikiLeaks during the campaign about obtaining emails related to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Judge not ready to remove ex-Trump aides from house arrest

A federal judge said Monday that she was inclined to remove from house arrest two former aides to President Donald Trump’s campaign but would not do so until receiving more …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

House committee to question president’s former bodyguard about Russia

One of President Donald Trump’s most trusted confidants, a security chief who served as his sounding board for two decades, will face questions from congressional investigators next week about Trump’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Court records: Mueller estimates weekslong Manafort trial

Special counsel Robert Mueller estimates his prosecutors will need three weeks to present their case against ex-Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates to a jury, according to a …

International court seeks probe into possible Afghanistan war crimes

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Friday she is seeking an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the war in Afghanistan, an unprecedented probe that could …

AP source: Mueller’s probe draws in Democrat, Republican

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Ex-Trump adviser’s guilty plea poised to rattle White House

President Donald Trump dismissed George Papadopoulos on Tuesday as a “liar” and a mere campaign volunteer, but newly unsealed court papers outline the former adviser’s frequent contacts with senior officials …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

First Russia-Trump charges are special counsel warning shot

Special counsel Robert Mueller is warning everyone in President Donald Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between his election campaign and Russians, they could end up on the wrong …