Mueller probe

WASHINGTON | AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON —Jan 14, 2019—  President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “fatally misconceived,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON | Judge extends grand jury used by Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Jan 04, 2019—The chief federal judge in Washington has extended the term of the grand jury used by special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation. That’s according to a court spokeswoman who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The extension by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge extends grand jury used by Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Flynn’s sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

WASHINGTON— 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. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn’s sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

WASHINGTON  | Trump says he ‘very easily’ answered Mueller questions

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Friday he had “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn’t submitted his answers to investigators yet. “You have to always be careful when you … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump says he ‘very easily’ answered Mueller questions

WASHINGTON | AP source: Mueller probe to go on, Whitaker tells Graham

WASHINGTON  — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting with Graham and Whitaker Thursday comes as a bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to protect Mueller’s job. The senators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Mueller probe to go on, Whitaker tells Graham

WASHINGTON | AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting with Graham and Whitaker comes as a bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to protect Mueller’s job. The senators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

NEW YORK | Whitaker will consult with ethics officials over recusal

NEW YORK — Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will consult with Justice Department ethics officials about “matters that may warrant recusal” amid pressure from Democrats to step aside from overseeing the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Whitaker is fully committed to following appropriate procedures, including consulting with senior ethics officials about oversight … Continue reading NEW YORK | Whitaker will consult with ethics officials over recusal

WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — An associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone says he expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said on his YouTube show Monday that negotiations fell apart with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and he expects to be charged with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON  | Indictments? Final report? White House braces for Mueller

WASHINGTON  — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Indictments? Final report? White House braces for Mueller

WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ departure as attorney general (all times local): 8 p.m. A coalition of 18 state attorneys general has sent a letter to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker calling on him to recuse himself from the special counsel’s Russia probe. In the letter dated Thursday, the AGs reference Whitaker’s “widely-circulated … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

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 | Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday he is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON | Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an unsympathetic foil — one with whom he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senators say Mueller probe should play out

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Congressional Republicans say the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller needs to run its course despite President Donald Trump’s call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut it down. The No. 3 Senate Republican, John … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senators say Mueller probe should play out

PARIS  | Mueller probe IDs long-hidden hackers

PARIS  — On the morning of March 19, 2016, Den Katenberg ran a little test with big stakes. The previous week, Katenberg’s hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign’s email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn-based staff to panic, enter their passwords and open their digital lives to Russia’s … Continue reading PARIS  | Mueller probe IDs long-hidden hackers

NEW YORK  | Giuliani trying to influence perception of Mueller probe

NEW YORK  — A series of seemingly authoritative assertions in recent weeks about the shape and scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference has helped define it in the public eye, generating countless headlines and cable chyrons about the ongoing saga that has shadowed President Donald Trump’s White House. But none … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Giuliani trying to influence perception of Mueller probe

WASHINGTON  | Trump fumes at Mueller probe after raid on attorney

WASHINGTON  | April 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump has lashed out against special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, branding it “an attack on our country” and exhibiting mounting concern about the yearlong probe after federal authorities raided the offices of his personal attorney. Caught off guard and furious with the encroaching inquiry, the president … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump fumes at Mueller probe after raid on attorney

Lawmaker seeks to question businessman in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON/March 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said Thursday that he wants to question a Lebanese-American businessman who is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Rep. Adam Schiff of California told reporters he would like George Nader to appear before the panel and for another witness, Erik Prince, … Continue reading Lawmaker seeks to question businessman in Mueller probe

Not all details in GOP memo help undercut Mueller probe

WASHINGTON /February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump and his supporters are using a congressional memo alleging FBI surveillance abuse to raise questions about the origins of a federal investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. But the four-page document includes revelations that might complicate the effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller‘s ongoing probe. The document … Continue reading Not all details in GOP memo help undercut Mueller probe