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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: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document

An FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer

Rick Gates, a key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, testified Thursday against a prominent Washington attorney accused of concealing information from the Justice Department about work done …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Agent fired over anti-Trump text messages sues FBI, Justice

A veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to “unrelenting pressure” from the president when it fired …

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

House Judiciary will vote on subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions

The House Judiciary Committee is moving to authorize subpoenas for several people tied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, including President Donald Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, and former …

Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly

Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House panels next month

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Dems assail Trump on being open to foreign election help

Democrats assail Trump’s apparent willingness to accept foreign help in his campaign while Republicans, also taken aback, struggle to defend him

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 …

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his …

US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress contacted him about his cooperation with the Russia …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Panel reaches deal with Trump Jr. for interview

The Senate Intelligence Committee has struck a deal with Donald Trump Jr. to appear for an interview next month

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 1, 2019

Barr, Mueller trade barbs as Russia probe rift goes public

Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report on Wednesday amid new revelations that Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about how the attorney general …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Nearing end of his tenure, Rod Rosenstein hits back at critics

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is taking swipes at his critics as he prepares to leave the Justice Department, using one of his final speeches to defend his handling of …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Key takeaways from Robert Mueller’s Russia report

President Donald Trump may not have obstructed justice, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Skewed Trump, Barr claims on Mueller report

President Donald Trump and his attorney general are distorting the facts when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation.

The 10 instances of possible obstruction in Mueller report

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election identified 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Mueller said in his report that …

Full text of Mueller’s questions and Trump’s answers

Robert Mueller’s 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller’s written questions and Donald Trump’s written responses, the only …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe

For nearly two years, President Donald Trump and his allies sought to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, attacking investigators’ credibility and playing down their findings. As a redacted …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller.

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

What you won’t see in the Mueller report

The special counsel’s Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Trump keeps attacking as redacted Russia report due Thursday

The president isn’t waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report – now expected Thursday – Donald Trump stepped up his attacks …

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Redacted Mueller report to be released within a week

Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that he expects to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation report “within a week” as he defended his handling of …

Democrats insist Barr release full Mueller report quickly

The battle over releasing the special counsel’s report intensified Wednesday as Democrats in Congress insisted Attorney General William Barr must quickly release its full findings. Barr said he’ll release at …

UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019

Key findings coming next as Mueller wraps Russia-Trump probe

Attorney General William Barr was reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Russia investigation Saturday to determine what should be made public after a nearly two-year probe that cast …

Indictment by indictment, special counsel Robert Mueller has stitched together a Russia report in plain view

Special counsel Robert Mueller has spoken loudly, if indirectly, in court – indictment by indictment, guilty plea by guilty plea. In doing so, he tracked an elaborate Russian operation that …

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 …