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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Ex-Trump campaign official Rick Gates gets 45 days in jail

Another one of President Donald Trump’s associates is going to jail.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has found himself caught in a political tug of war between Democrats and Republicans.

Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “serious performance failures” up the …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Government claims Roger Stone ‘undermined’ Russia inquiry

Republican political operative Roger Stone undermined the effectiveness of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by repeatedly and deliberately lying under oath to help Donald Trump’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Trump: Probe of Russia probe will reveal ‘really bad things’

Investigating the investigators, the Justice Department is now scrutinizing the government’s Russia probe as a criminal matter, raising Democrats’ concerns that President Donald Trump may be using federal muscle to …

Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation

President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of a summer phone call that is now at the center of …

Marc A. Thiessen: Mueller’s testimony was good news for Trump – and Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi understands that if Democrats run in 2020 on impeachment and socialism they could lose not just the White House, but their House majority as well. Does her caucus …

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

House panel to ask court for Mueller grand jury material

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to go to court Friday in an effort to obtain secret grand jury material underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Paul Waldman: McConnell is right about elections

The last thing Republicans want is elections that are secure, fair, free and open. And they’ll make sure that’s not what we have.

Dana Milbank: So this is why Mueller didn’t want to testify

Democrats were disappointed Robert Mueller didn’t speak boldly; Republicans were delighted. But for this honorable public servant, it was, above all, a sad coda to a grand career.

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Mueller: No Russia exoneration for Trump, despite his claims

Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference, telling Congress he explicitly did not clear the …

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Robert Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House.

FBI’s Wray dodges questions on Mueller report’s findings

FBI Director Christopher Wray offered a lesson Tuesday in how to dodge questions about the special counsel’s Russia investigation , offering a possible preview of what lawmakers can expect when …

UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

House Republicans promise tough questions at Mueller hearing

House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump …

House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report , including President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney …

Barr: Mueller’s Hill testimony will be ‘public spectacle’

Attorney General William Barr on Monday accused Democrats of trying to create a “public spectacle” by subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation.

UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have ‘profound impact’

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have “a profound impact” when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller …

Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly

Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House panels next month

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his comments earlier this week that he might not contact law enforcement if he were to be offered

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Justice agrees to release key Mueller evidence to Congress

The Justice Department has agreed to turn over some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, …

David Ignatius: Mueller went out like a lamb when the country needed a lion

Robert Mueller was so polite and deferential in his remarks Wednesday, so insistent on following Justice Department rules limiting his actions that, in practical terms, he ceded the ground to …

Marc A. Thiessen: Mueller should not have held a press conference

All Robert Mueller’s news conference did is muddy the waters. He should have heeded his own advice and, as he put it in his statement, let “the office’s written work …

Dana Milbank: An invitation to impeach, in Mueller-speak

If Robert Mueller, a man of precise language, was not inviting Congress to impeach the president, he certainly seemed to be inviting the belief that he didn’t charge Trump with …

UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Mueller: Special counsel probe did not exonerate Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his report did not exonerate the …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s miscues on trade and drug prices

A look at the veracity of claims by political figures this week.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review

Attorney General William Barr is working with CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to examine intelligence methods used during the Russia investigation

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

House panel votes Barr in contempt, escalating Trump dispute

The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle …

Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress

President Donald Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, abandoning his previous declaration that he would leave that decision to his attorney general.

UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

House Democrats give Barr deadline for access to Mueller report

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has given Attorney General William Barr one last shot to accommodate lawmakers seeking access to a more complete version of special counsel Robert …

Eugene Robinson: Give Mueller the mic

Congress has a decision to make about impeachment, and voters have a decision to make about Trump. Hearing from Robert Mueller will inform those choices.