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WASHINGTON | US: Trump’s ex-lawyer deserves prison despite cooperation

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, deserves substantial prison time despite his cooperation, prosecutors said Friday. The recommendation was in a filing ahead of Cohen’s sentencing in New York next week. Cohen pleaded guilty to federal charges and cooperated in multiple state and federal probes over several months, including having seven meetings with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: Trump’s ex-lawyer deserves prison despite cooperation

WASHINGTON | Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. The special counsel and federal prosecutors in New York will have to file separate memos in court detailing the cooperation of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

WASHINGTON | Trump says Manafort pardon ‘not off the table’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday a pardon for Paul Manafort is “not off the table” — a comment that drew swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe. The president’s discussion of a possible pardon in an interview … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says Manafort pardon ‘not off the table’

WASHINGTON | Appeals court hears argument that Mueller probe is invalid

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court heard arguments Thursday about whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation was constitutional. The case was brought by Andrew Miller, a former aide to longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, because he doesn’t want to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Appeals court hears argument that Mueller probe is invalid

WASHINGTON | House committee to release Russia probe transcripts

WASHINGTON — The House intelligence committee voted Friday to release transcripts of more than 50 interviews it conducted as part of its now-closed investigation into Russian election interference during the 2016 presidential campaign. Among those to be released are interviews with President Donald Trump‘s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, his longtime … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House committee to release Russia probe transcripts

WASHINGTON | Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing for Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON — After months of delay, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now has a sentencing date. A federal judge on Wednesday set Flynn’s sentencing for Dec. 18, more than a year after the retired U.S. Army lieutenant general pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia during the presidential transition. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing for Michael Flynn