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UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Trump erupts after special counsel says he’s not exonerated

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, calling him a “never Trumper” who led a biased investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and failed to …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

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 …


Washington and Idaho lawmakers weigh in on Mueller report

With the release Thursday of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election, Washington and Idaho legislators are weighing in on how to proceed.


Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed …


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.


Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job.


Mueller said ready to deliver key findings in his Trump probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more …


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: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Judge tosses Manafort civil suit challenging special counsel

A federal judge in Washington on Friday threw out a civil lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that sought to challenge the authority of the special counsel …


Sessions: No new special counsel yet for Republican concerns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he won’t immediately appoint a new special counsel to investigate a number of Republican grievances involving the FBI and Justice Department, despite mounting pressure …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Trump says he’s not considering firing special counsel Mueller

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Cornyn says it ‘would be a mistake’ for Trump to fire Mueller

John Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, said it “would be a mistake” for President Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Trump’s AG considers special counsel in uranium deal

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department …


Sessions open to idea of Clinton Foundation special counsel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Report: First charges approved in Mueller’s Russia probe with plans to take people into custody

The first round of charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election were approved Friday – but it’s still not known what …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

Trump attorney says president not under investigation

A member of the president’s outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under investigation, days after Trump tweeted about being the target of a “witch hunt.”


Officials: Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of …


Senate panel meets with special counsel Mueller in Russia probe

The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign has met with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Special counsel’s Trump investigation includes Manafort case, could expand wider

The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Trump claims ‘witch hunt’; GOP puts hope in special counsel

President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11 p.m.

Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia …