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