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Senate panel obtains records for Trump Jr.’s blocked calls

Senate investigators have evidence revealing the identities behind mysterious phone calls that Donald Trump Jr. had with blocked numbers during the 2016 presidential campaign, just days before he met with …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him.


Roger Stone loves dogs. His indictment says he threatened to steal one.

Longtime President Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone was charged Friday with lying and witness tampering in connection with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.


Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to comply with Senate subpoena

Paul Manafort will make his first court appearance in months on Friday as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue over whether the former Trump campaign chairman intentionally lied to investigators, including …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:23 p.m.

House GOP quietly ends probe into FBI’s 2016 decisions

House Republicans say more investigation is needed into decisions made by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 as they brought an unceremonious end to their yearlong look at …


Russia probe cost surpasses $25 million since May 2017

The Russia investigation has cost more than $25 million since special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, according to a new Justice Department report released Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

House GOP unhappy with Comey’s answers behind closed doors

House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. GOP lawmakers …


Lawyers say ex-Trump lawyer Cohen deserves no prison

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, say he should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss, and they …


Mueller considers new charges for ex-Trump campaign chairman

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying …


Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Trump says he answered written questions in Mueller probe

President Donald Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller but hasn’t yet submitted them.


Republicans face renewed pressure on Mueller protection bill

Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote now that …


Papadopoulos wraps up lengthy interview with GOP-led House panels over Russia investigation in 2016

George Papadopoulos made his first appearance Thursday before congressional investigators, part of an effort to clear his name after pleading guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Trump delays Russia probe document; allies voiced concerns

President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBI’s Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S. allies have raised security concerns …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Ex-Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in jail

George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in jail Friday by a judge who said he had placed his own interests …


Giuliani: Trump won’t answer obstruction questions

President Donald Trump will not answer federal investigators’ questions, in writing or in person, about whether he tried to block the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, one …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

President Donald Trump “nodded with approval” at the suggestion of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a court filing that seeks leniency for a former campaign aide …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

Sources: Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11 p.m.

Trump says he’s done nothing wrong, Cohen making up stories

President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort guilty of 8 charges; mistrial on 10 others

Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was held in contempt of court Friday in a fresh attempt to challenge Robert Mueller’s appointment as the special counsel investigating …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Prosecutors turn to Manafort taxes, unreported bank accounts

Prosecutors headed toward the heart of their financial fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday, with jurors expected to hear testimony that he never told his …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort ‘approved every penny’ of bills

Paul Manafort inflated his business income by millions of dollars and kept his bookkeeper in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy luxury items and …


Trump urges end to probe ‘right now,’ setting off new storm

President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent …


Charges undermine Julian Assange’s denials about hacked email origins

At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange’s biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder’s refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Trump lawyers call James Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Robert Mueller

Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest …


Defense lawyers ask to move Manafort trial, cite publicity

Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, have asked a judge to relocate a criminal trial starting later this month because of pretrial publicity.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Judge in Virginia lets case against Manafort move forward

A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to throw out charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, clearing the way …