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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference in U.S. election

President Donald Trump told two senior Russian officials in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election because the United States did …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump who was charged in the Russia investigation, repeatedly violated a judge’s gag order by publicly disparaging on social media the case …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Democrats seek Mueller’s final full report, now decried by Trump

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s final report on Friday as “total bullshit,” while the Democratic leader of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

DOJ expects to make Mueller’s report public by Thursday morning

The Justice Department expects to make special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation public on Thursday morning.


Trump confidant Roger Stone seeks full Mueller report

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone wants a federal judge to compel the Justice Department to turn over a full copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:07 p.m.

Barr says ‘I think spying did occur’ on Trump campaign

Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he believes “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:39 p.m.

Lobbyist who cooperated in Russia probe asks for probation

A Washington lobbyist initially ensnared in the Russia investigation is asking a federal judge to spare him prison time for unregistered lobbying and participating in a foreign donation scheme involving …


I wrote the special counsel rules. Barr can – and should – release Mueller report.

Absolutely nothing prevents Robert Mueller’s report from becoming public. Indeed, the relevant sources of law give Attorney General William Barr all the latitude in the world to make it public.


Mueller sentencing memo in Manafort case not yet public

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memorandum for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was not publicly available late Friday, suggesting the document may still be under seal.


New York has prepared Paul Manafort charges if Trump pardons him

New York state prosecutors have put together a criminal case against Paul Manafort that they could file quickly if the former chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign receives a presidential …


AP source: Mueller report not expected next week

A report from special counsel Robert Mueller about the Russia investigation is not expected to be delivered to the Justice Department next week.


Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

William Barr is on the cusp of what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel’s findings to make public.


John Podesta: An unsurprising but still satisfying indictment

I smiled when Roger Stone’s arrest was announced Friday morning.


Max Boot: Trump should not take solace from Mueller’s cryptic correction

Just because Robert Mueller slightly reined in a BuzzFeed report doesn’t mean President Trump should break out the champagne glasses.


Giuliani: ‘So what’ if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is leaving open the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen’s congressional testimony


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the …


Randall D. Eliason: Barr is right about releasing Mueller’s report

Lawmakers and commentators have expressed consternation over attorney general nominee William Barr’s refusal to commit to make Robert Mueller’s report public. But Barr is absolutely correct.


Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Paul Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime Trump loyalists caved, reached …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Trump: Russia probe ‘really, really unfair for the midterms’

President Donald Trump said Friday that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential is not only bad for the country, “it’s really unfair for our midterms.”


Trump assails Mueller following Times report

President Donald Trump pressed his criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, accusing Mueller’s team of “enjoying ruining people’s lives” and “looking to impact the election.”


Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation?

Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation and is at the center of a standoff between congressional Republicans and the Justice Department, is a well-connected veteran …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

As GOP balks, McConnell shuts down bill to protect Mueller

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even …


Republicans in House find ‘no evidence of collusion’

WASHINGTON – House Intelligence Committee Republicans say they have found no evidence that President Donald Trump and his affiliates colluded with Russian officials to sway the 2016 election or that …


Jennifer Rubin: Bombshell Russia indictments: What do they all mean?

Making the first documented case of a complex plot by Russians to influence our elections and specifically to bolster President Donald Trump, special prosecutor Robert Mueller III has indicted 13 …


Debra J. Saunders: Two Senate committees cast more shadow on FBI probe tactics

In the last two weeks, cable news has been consumed with the feud between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. But the real action in the last week …


David Rothkopf: This is much worse than Watergate

The political crisis now confronting the United States is not the worst since Watergate. It is the worst since the Civil War.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

Trump’s Clinton tweets cut against Comey firing explanation

When President Donald Trump fired James Comey in May, he said he was acting on the recommendation of Justice Department leaders who had faulted the FBI director for releasing “derogatory …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Senators press Kushner for more in Russia investigation

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee say the president’s son-in-law hasn’t been fully forthcoming in the probe of Russia’s election-meddling.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:38 a.m.

Ex-Trump campaign official withdraws nomination for Ag post

A former Trump campaign official who has been linked to the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has withdrawn his nomination for an Agriculture post.