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UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 1:06 p.m.

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after they had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought new obstruction charges against President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence.


Mueller’s team accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider revoking …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Report: Trump lawyers’ letter to Mueller challenges subpoena

President Donald Trump’s lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify while arguing that he could not have …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

Judge denies Manafort motion to throw out charges of lying

A federal judge on Friday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s attempt to have some of the criminal charges against him thrown out.


Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:08 p.m.

Chief of Staff Kelly says Trump is ‘distracted’ by Russia probe

White House chief of staff John Kelly said President Donald Trump is “somewhat embarrassed” by the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But he later clarified …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Giuliani: Trump special counsel interview decision delayed

President Donald Trump and his lawyers probably won’t decide whether he will sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller until after the president’s summit with North Korean …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Mueller team questions Trump friend Tom Barrack

Investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller have interviewed one of President Donald Trump’s closest friends and confidants, California real estate investor Tom Barrack, the Associated Press has learned.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Trump says he’d ‘love to’ talk to Mueller, wants fairness

President Donald Trump said Friday he would “love to speak” to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation but cautioned he would only do so if he’s …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Attorney: Mueller team floated possible subpoena for Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team raised the prospect of issuing a grand jury subpoena to compel President Donald Trump to testify as part of the Russia probe, the president’s former …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

GOP-led House panel officially clears Trump in Russia probe

The Republican-led House intelligence committee on Friday released a lengthy report concluding it found no evidence that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign, drawing praise …


Poll: Majority of Americans support special counsel Mueller’s probe of Russia, Trump campaign

A clear majority of Americans support special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign, a new …


Senators move to protect Mueller as Trump criticizes probe

A bipartisan group of four senators is moving to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job as President Donald Trump publicly muses about firing him.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Hardly ‘friends’: Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy

Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg appears before grand jury

A former Trump campaign aide appeared for hours before a federal grand jury Friday, after he defiantly insisted in a series of news interviews just days earlier that he intended …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Nunberg backs down on defying Mueller subpoena

A former Trump campaign aide promised to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller and unloaded on President Donald Trump and his campaign in a series of stunning interviews …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Former Trump aide Gates pleads guilty; will cooperate in Russia probe

A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Attorney charged in Russia probe admits he lied to Mueller’s federal agents

An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Trump adviser: Russian meddling ‘incontrovertible’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the …


Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves ‘no collusion’

President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation

Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda, aimed in …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Dems taking another run at blocked memo on Russia probe

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure there’s no harmful spilling of secrets, then try …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 12:26 p.m.

Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo

President Donald Trump on Saturday accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI’s Russia probe was …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Trump won’t declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe

Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters …


White House officials review Democratic memo on Russia probe

President Donald Trump has met with a top Justice Department official to review a classified Democratic memo on the Russia investigation, less than a week after he brushed aside objections …


House committee votes to release Democrats’ classified memo

The House intelligence committee’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election spun further into charges and counter-charges among angry U.S. lawmakers and President Donald Trump as the panel voted …


Trump’s bipartisan State of the Union talk already long gone

A week ago, President Donald Trump stood before the nation and called for a new era of bipartisan cooperation. Now such talk is but a memory.