• Donald Trump May 31, 2019

    Trump Unhappy With Special Counsel's Comments on Obstruction

    President Donald Trump angrily assailed special counsel Robert Mueller’s motives on Thursday, a day after Mueller bluntly rebuffed Trump’s repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of obstructing justice. The president also offered mixed messages on Russia’s efforts to help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign. Early in the day, Trump tweeted he had “nothing...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2019

    Trump States, Then Denies That Russia Helped Him Win Election

    President Donald Trump said, for what appeared to be the first time, that Russian interference helped him win the 2016 presidential campaign, but quickly reversed course.

  • attorney Apr 26, 2019

    Russian Maria Butina Gets 18 Months for Being Kremlin Agent

    In a quivering voice, Maria Butina begged for leniency Friday as she awaited sentencing on charges of being a secret agent for Russia. She cast herself as an innocent caught up in a massive geopolitical power game. But a federal judge sentenced her to 18 months in prison followed by deportation. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan sided with prosecutors, who...

  • Donald Trump Apr 19, 2019

    How Mueller Made His No-Call on Trump and Obstruction, What He Said About Trump-Russia Contacts

    It was a punt that will be examined for years, if not decades. Special counsel Robert Mueller found he couldn’t exonerate President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, but he wouldn’t recommend charging him, either. In explaining the decision to eschew a “traditional prosecutorial judgment,” Mueller said he faced not only having to untangle Trump’s motivation for trying to curtail...

  • Donald Trump Apr 18, 2019

    AG Barr Defends ‘Frustrated' Trump Before Releasing Mueller Report

    Shortly before the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on Russian election interference, Attorney General William Barr again reiterated his message that Mueller’s investigation found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government hackers. He revealed in a news conference at the Justice Department that Mueller’s report examines 10 episodes in its obstruction of justice probe, and...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Democrats Subpoena Banks as They Probe Trump Finances

    Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions Monday as part of investigations into President Donald Trump’s finances. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a statement that the subpoenas are part of an investigation “into allegations of potential foreign influence on the U.S. political process.”

  • Donald Trump Apr 11, 2019

    Barr Says ‘I Think Spying Did Occur' Against Trump Campaign

    Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks “spying did occur” against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr’s independence is under scrutiny. Barr, appearing before a Senate panel, did not say what “spying” may have taken place but...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2019

    Mueller's Evidence Is Likely a Massive Amount of Material

    Democrats say they want “all of the underlying evidence” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. But what is all of that evidence? Mueller’s team issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants and interviewed more than 500 witnesses. That means the special counsel likely compiled thousands, if not millions, of documents and pieces of evidence. Material collected ranges...

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2019

    Cohen Lawyer Sends Letter to Congress Clarifying Pardon Talk

    Amid talk that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen again lied to Congress, Cohen’s lawyer sent a letter Tuesday to the head of the House Oversight Committee clarifying Cohen’s testimony that he never sought a pardon from the president. Michael Monico told Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in the letter that Cohen, once President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, had asked his lawyer...

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2019

    Cohen Turns Over Russia Trump Tower Documents to House Panel

    Michael Cohen turned over new documents related to a scrapped Trump Tower project in Russia, the subject he lied about to Congress in 2017, when he returned to Capitol Hill for another day of testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. House Democrats are ramping up investigations, based in part on Cohen’s explosive public testimony last week, including details of hush...

  • Donald Trump Feb 26, 2019

    Facing Prison, Manafort Asks for Leniency in Mueller Case

    Paul Manafort, the longtime political consultant who once led Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, asked a federal judge for leniency Monday as he faces the potential of spending the rest of his life in prison in criminal cases stemming from the Russia investigation. In a new court filing, Manafort’s attorneys described the 69-year-old as a victim of circumstance, prosecuted by special...

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    Timeline: Michael Cohen's Involvement in the Mueller Probe

    Take a look back at the events that led to Michael Cohen being sentenced to 36 months in prison.

  • General Feb 20, 2019

    White House Pushed Nuclear Power Plan Despite Objections, House Democrats Say

    Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology were transferred without proper safeguards.

  • Donald Trump Feb 16, 2019

    Manafort Faces More Than 19 Years in Prison: Court Filing

    Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday. Court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office reveal that Manafort faces possibly the lengthiest prison term in the Russia investigation.

  • Donald Trump Feb 16, 2019

    Oversight Chair: Trump Lawyers Gave False Info on Hush Money

    Federal ethics officials believe President Donald Trump’s lawyers provided false information about the $130,000 payment to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels after she alleged she had sex with Trump, the chairman of the House oversight committee said Friday. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, said internal documents from the Office of Government Ethics described that Trump’s personal...

  • Donald Trump Feb 2, 2019

    Judge in Roger Stone Case Says She's Considering Gag Order

    A federal judge on Friday cautioned longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone not to treat the charges against him like a public relations campaign or book tour, and said she may issue a gag order in the case. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she had already noticed a significant amount of publicity in the case, including television appearances...

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2019

    US: Mueller Evidence Used in Disinformation Campaign

    Federal prosecutors say confidential material from the Russia investigation was altered and released online as part of a disinformation campaign to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, according to a court filing Wednesday. The material had been handed over to defense attorneys for Concord Management and Consulting LLC, a Russian company that Mueller has charged with financing efforts to meddle...

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    Trump Confidant Stone Pleads Not Guilty in Mueller Case

    Roger Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant of President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges in the Russia investigation after a publicity-filled few days spent slamming the probe as politically motivated. The political operative and self-described dirty trickster faces charges that he lied to lawmakers, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination...

  • Donald Trump Jan 9, 2019

    Manafort Accused of Sharing 2016 Election Data With Russians

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing. The allegation marks the first time prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office have accused Trump’s chief campaign aide of sharing...

  • Donald Trump Dec 19, 2018

    4 Takeaways on Judge's Delay of Flynn's Sentencing

    The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn’s sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe. The former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador, had expected to face no jail time after prosecutors vouched for him, saying he had provided substantial assistance in their investigation. But when a federal judge lambasted...

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